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3 June 2020

The best cycling routes in Spain

Have you ever considered cycling tourism? For lovers of outdoor sports, Spain offers a wide variety of routes. The weather conditions and the great variety of landscapes in a relatively small area create hundreds of bicycle routes throughout Spain.

A bicycle trip is one of those things that everyone should do at least once in their lives. In addition to being a great experience is a form of sustainable tourism. Today we bring you a selection of the 5 best cycling routes in Spain.

Formentera for the entire family

In Formentera you will find a total of 32 green routes adapted for bicycles, a true paradise for bicycle lovers! As soon as you arrive on the island, you will discover their commitment to sustainable tourism, inviting visitors to move on foot or by bike. The green routes are very diverse, from 3 kilometers routes such as Puerto de la Savina- Ses Illetes to Pla de la Mola, the longest route with 12,3 km.

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The Don Quixote route, for well rounded cyclists

It is a green corridor with more than 2,500 kilometers that can become the largest eco-tourist route in Europe and probably in the world. It is a circular route in central Spain that lasts about two weeks. If you dare to do it, you will spend unforgettable days in La Mancha visiting the most famous and important stages of Don Quixote. Without a doubt, the ideal setting for anyone who wants to live an authentic cultural and gastronomic experience.

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Transandalus, a classic among the cycling routes in Spain

This route unfolkds through the south of the Iberian peninsula, it runs through the eight provinces of Andalusia from Huelva to Almería. The itinerary offers a great landscape diversity, from mountains and beaches to forests and deserts. A true natural wonder! But beware, we are talking about more than a month pedaling.

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The Camino de Santiago, for the most daring

The Camino de Santiago by bicycle is only suitable for the most trained. The first decision, should you dare to do it, will be your route with significant differences. The French Way is usually the choice for beginners, with the Portuguese Way offering very similar characteristics. While the other two, Camino del Norte and the Primitive Way, are the most complicated ones. The average cyclist will cover from 60 to 80 kilometers a day at an average speed of 11-13 kilometers per hour, although this may vary significantly depending on your physical condition.

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Gran Canaria, a Paradise for your bike

Gran Canaria is an island with multiple routes for cycling touring lovers. Whether on mountain tracks or long-distance routes, the bicycle is a perfect ally to get to know the island in depth. Our two recommendations are the Jacobean Route, from Santiago de Tunte to Santiago de Gáldar (84 kilometers), and Maspalomas – Ayaguares – Maspalomas (26 kilometers). But there are many more, in Gran canaria you won’t run out of options to pedal.

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And if you and your bike need help to get to one of your destinations, count on us. We fly to many cities in Spain and you can travel with your bike to more, information here. If you dare to travel around Spain by bike on your next vacation, tell us all about it. We are eager to hearing about your experience!

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