From our experience and knowledge we have picked cycling routes that combine the best landscape and living history of Spain's famous Grand Cycling Tour, the Vuelta a España
As official tour operators of 'La Vuelta a España' we have many years of experience following this legendary Spanish race and getting involved in the excitement of one of Europe's most important cycling events.
On this bike tour we have chosen the best highlights of the race from the lush green mountains of northern Spain to the spectacular scenery of the mountains of Madrid.
Starting in Cantabria and Asturias, in the area of northern Spain known as Green Spain, we bike through lush countryside that borders on the wild coastline of the Bay of Biscay and is surrounded by the magnificent mountain peaks of the Picos de Europa. From the picturesque fishing village of San Vicente de la Barquera in Cantabria to the Asturian capital city of Oviedo we attempt to ride the legendary climbs of Lagos de Covadonga and Angliru, both of which always make for exciting stages in La Vuelta.
Making our way south by high-speed train towards the Spanish capital we spend a couple of nights in the historic town of Segovia, which is home to one of the most well-preserved Roman Aqueducts in Iberia. This charming town is the ideal base for us to explore the beauty of the mountains of Madrid by bike, visiting the medieval town of Pedraza and the historic royal monuments of La Granja and Riofrio.
From the famous walled city of Avila we also have the opportunity to tackle the mythical climb of Serranillos made famous by the grand victory of Bernard Hinault in the 1980s. With the peak of Puerto del Pico nearby, those with a thirst for more climbing can continue this classic route.
We finish this tour of the best memories with a stay in Madrid to explore the vibrant Spanish capital on two wheels, the best way to see any city!
San Vicente de la Barquera
€ 2820 Guided
Any date on request
8 night accommodation with buffet breakfast. 4 dinners with wine. Farewell dinner and flamenco show in Madrid. Train tickets Oviedo to Segovia Snacks and drinks in the van. Maps and guidance. Special gifts. Bike Spain jersey PowerBar PACK: Isoactive energy drink plus 5 Powergels + 5 Protein bars per rider
Lunches and some dinners.
Carbon bike: 190 € Extra nights: Ask for price.