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Cantabria - Spain

Picos de Europa Cycling Trip

8 days | Road | €1124

Mythical climbs in the natural paradise of the Picos de Europa park in the Northern Spain. Lakes and green valleys under the blue skies.

Distance
350 km

Gain
2000 m

Temp
20°C

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Overview

Distance

350 km

Gain

2000 m

Temperature

20

31-70

Moderate to hard

NORTHERN SPAIN IS A NATURAL PARADISE

The main reason to visit the Picos de Europa as a cyclist is for the excellent climbing there and the sheer beauty of the place. There are a wide variety of climbs in and around the park, ranging in length, gradient and altitude, with the toughest routes more challenging than the vast majority of climbs that you will encounter in the Pyrenees or the Alps. Same time it allows to go slow and just to take it easy.

It's home to some of the La Vuelta's most iconic climbs

Highlights of your trip

UNIQUE SCENERY

Picos de Europa national park is an outstanding place to enjoy in the saddle.

GUIDED TOUR

Professional local guides will help you take the maximum from your trip. Great routes and support, hassle free logistics is to be expected.

IMPECCABLE STAY

Carefully selected hotels on the route to get you rested and fuelled up for the next big day.

Destination

Cantabria - Spain

Cantabria is one of the most mountainous regions in Spain, with great climbs from its coastline right up to the borders with Castilla-y-León, Asturias and The Basque Country. Its most famous and highest range is the Picos de Europa mountains, situated on the border with Asturias, but there are also some great climbs in The Collados de Asón range - in the east of the region - and at Alto Campoo. There are all sorts of climbs here: long and gradual, short and steep and also a couple of long and steep ascents! Cantabria is one of the most picturesque parts of Spain - at least when it is sunny (more on that below...). The vibrant green scenery is particularly impressive when juxtaposed with high rocky peaks, as it is in the Picos de Europa. However, elsewhere it is also very pleasurable to ride, with the scenery very different to most mountainous regions in Europe.

Weather

Nothern Spain boasts nice and cool summers. So this is where you'd like to be headed when it's grilling hot in most of Spain and Europe. Autumn and Spring are great seasons as well, but bring you jacket!

Terrain

Cantabria's landmark is iconic National Park of Picos de Europa known for deep valleys and sharp peaks. It is home to some of the Spain's most mythical climbs and La Vuelta passes here every year.

Culture

Cantabria is a region which seems thoroughly Spanish, and yet it is completely impossible for a tourist to find all the things Spain is most famous for there. For the uninitiated, as in, those who have never visited the country, it is not full of flamenco dancers, bullfighting, donkeys and perpetual sunshine.

Program

DAY 1

Arrival to Llanes (no riding)

Pick up from arrival point and transfer to the charming Asturian fishing village of Llanes. Introduction to bikes and tour leader. We may have time to explore the nearby coastline and Llanes itself. We should also try the locally produced cider, so typical of Asturias.

Day 2

Llanes to Cangas de Onís

Distance

48 km

Altitude gain

600 m

Distance

48 km

Altitude gain

600 m

Day 3

Cangas de Onís to Posada de Valdeón

Distance

61 km

Altitude gain

700 m

Distance

61 km

Altitude gain

700 m

DAY 4

Posada de Valdeón

Destination

73 km

Altitude gain

500 m

Destination

73 km

Altitude gain

500 m

DAY 5

Posada de Valdeón to Potes

Distance

58 km

Altitude gain

500 m

Distance

58 km

Altitude gain

500 m

DAY 6

Potes

Distance

46 km

Altitude gain

500 m

Distance

46 km

Altitude gain

500 m

DAY 7

Potes to Cabuérniga

Distance

61 km

Altitude gain

900 m

Distance

61 km

Altitude gain

900 m

Day 8

Cabuérniga to Departure

Meet Your guide

Pedro Sanchez

What’s included in your trip

Accommodation

Hand picked hotels along the route

Guided tour

Full information of the route and car support (the guide does not cycle with the group)

Logistics

Your luggage being transported along the route

Transfers

From and to the airport

What's not included.

Bike rental

Available on demand

Trip dates

September 13-20

One rider in double room

€1124

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September 13-20

One rider in single room

€1280

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