The best bike rides in Spain
Spain is known for being a cycle-friendly country, with a large variety of bike routes and quiet roads to enjoy. But it’s not all about the pedalling… Spain has such diverse and ever-changing landscapes, you’ll
Spain is known for being a cycle-friendly country, with a large variety of bike routes and quiet roads to enjoy. But it’s not all about the pedalling… Spain has such diverse and ever-changing landscapes, you’ll always be riding with some type of incredible view. From impressive mountains ranges to coastal areas, it’s no wonder it is a popular activity among tourists and residents.
Here are some of our recommended places for your personal cycling tours in Spain, where you can do just part or all of the route…
Alicante: This 26-km (16-mile) route from San Juan beach to El Campello village is ideal for bikers of all ages. Once you reach finish line, you can cool down at Coveta Fuma cove before taking the tram back to the city centre.
Barcelona: Cycle along the top of Catalonia’s capital when taking this 9km (5.5 mile) dirt track through Collsera Natural Park. It’s busiest at the weekends, so try to make it there early in the morning to have the route to yourself.
Central Massif: There are up to 80 different cycling routes through this impressive mountain range, starting from Madrid and ending up in Portugal. You can enjoy smaller, day cycles through parts of the routes, or enjoy the whole route over a long cycling trip. This is great if you want to experience Spain’s diverse landscapes. You can get help planning this trip on websites such as: senderosdelsistemacentral.com.
Majorca: With spectacular views of cliffs and the coast, this popular hill-climb is a ‘must’ for cycling lovers. The 25km (15 mile) trail starts in Pollenca and finishes at Majorca’s most northerly point, Formentor lighthouse.
Andalucía: The TransAndalus trail is a 2,000km (1,240 miles) long circuit. It goes through all eight provinces of Andalucía, and gives riders the chance to cycle through incredible natural sites, such as the Sierra Nevada, Doñana and Cabo de Gata national parks.