A unique experience awaits you on one of the great cycling routes of Europe. Riding from the edge of the high seas of the mighty Atlantic ocean across the Northern lands of Spain to the shores of the ancient “sea between the lands”… the Mediterranean.
European Cycling Tours offer you the opportunity of a once in a lifetime cycling adventure through this historic landscape of stone castles, citrus fields, vast monuments, and sophisticated cities. The daily distances are designed so you enjoy the ride and spaces around as well as relax at the end of the day while you are on your own extraordinary two wheel adventure of discovery of this great nation of the Iberian peninsular. Beginning from the market streets of Bilbao, through the vineyards of Rioja, over the wide open spaces of the high plains all the way to the bustling squares of Barcelona, this rich journey of cuisine and culture is guaranteed to leave you with indelible memories for life.
|Total Distance: 652km||Total Ascent: 5,600m||Max Alt: 1,109m||Difficulty Grade: 4/5
|8 Nights||Next Departure: 14 April 2024||Adventure Factor: 5*****||Guide Price: £1,195
Day One – Arrive Bilbao airport – transfer to hotel. Times of recommended flights given at time of application. Build bikes before evening meal and early night.
Day Two – Bilbao to Vitoria-Gasteiz – 86km +985m
Day Three – Vitoria-Gasteiz to Logroño – 68km +1,200m
Day Four – Logroño to Tudela – 102km +520m
Day Five – Tudela to Grañén – 120km +750m
Day Six – Grañén to Lleida – 110km +715m
Day Seven – leida to Igualada – 100km +910m
Day Eight – Igualada to Barcelona – 66km +520m
Day Nine – Easy day enjoying the sights, sounds and rich culture of Barcelona before evening flight home
Experienced Cycle Leader(s), Full Vehicle Support, Bike Mechanic, First Aiders,
Baggage Transfer, 3/4 star Hotel Accommodation (6 nights inc Breakfast), Airport Transfers (designated flights)
Flights, Lunches, Evening Meals
Recommended flight information will be given on your application.To help us help you, It is important you notify us of any extraordinary travel arrangements you may have that prevents you from arriving at the recommended times.
Your personal bags will be carried by the support vehicle throughout the event.
We strongly ask your bikes to be transported by bike bags (semi-rigid/soft). Please do not arrive to the event with rigid bike travel boxes. Support vehicles will have limited space and unable stow large solid bike boxes as well as all luggage and equipment through the event.
Please contact us with any questions regarding flight transport of your bike, we will be more than happy to discuss this further with you.
Weather & Kit
We can expect warm, sunny weather, however we should expect slight temperature drop and cool conditions on the mountains – Remember to bring layers – not heavy coverings.
This is a road tour, however, the road surfaces through Spain can be unpredictable, you should equip yourself with wide good quality ‘touring tyres’. Your bike should be well maintained and in good running order with suitable ‘road gears’ and brakes. If you have any doubt regarding your bike set-up, please contact to discuss.
A full kit list will be issued in your ‘Joining Instructions’ document after your application. We will be glad to discuss any aspect of kit and your bike with you, please call us anytime with any questions.
Fitness & Training
This is a level 4 cycle event. You will be capable of riding comfortably upto 140km in a day (8hrs) and/or used to riding distances upto 100km over hilly terrain – minimum. If you have any doubt as to your fitness regarding participation in this event please give us a cal and we will be more than happy to chat with you.
Please arrive to the event ready to ride and not rely on ‘muscle memory’ or riding into ‘trip fitness’ – don’t let us or yourself down…please train to ride.
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