Scenic Biking Routes in Spain

boats in the bay

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There are few better ways to enjoy Spain’s beautiful countryside and amazing landscapes than going on a cycling trip. The warm climate gives you several months each year during which you can explore Spain’s beauties from one end to another. And because Spain is such a wide country with a great diversity of attraction, you can plan your route according to your interests: countryside landscapers, mountain biking, cultural heritage etc.

Check out these fabulous scenic biking routes in Spain and plan your next Spanish adventure:

Camino de Santiago

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, then you’ve probably know all there is to know about this well-known pilgrimage route in Northern Spain. What you may not know already is that the route is also accessible to cyclists. The starting point for this route is the small town of Roncesvalles, near the French border. Across your 800 kilometer journey from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela you will encounter numerous medieval churches, picturesque countryside landscapes, as well as historic cities such as Leon, Pamplona or Burgos. The trip usually takes up to 2 weeks to complete.

Bilbao to Biarritz

The coastal route from Bilbao to Biarritz is one of Spain’s finest cycling routes. This is basque country at its best: within just 150 kilometers of rugged shores you will cross two natural parks, as well as the two most important cities in the Basque country, Bilbao and San Sebastian. The route, which takes about 2 hours on a bus, can be completed in 2-3 days.

Seville to Osuna

One of the best scenic biking routes in Spain is the one between Seville and Osuna. Here you will encounter some typical Andalusian landscape, with vast arid plains and picturesque old farms. The route is suitable for beginners and could be done in one day, but staying overnight at one of the nice inns of the road will add a plus of rustic charm to your experience.

Andalusia

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Figueres to Cadaques

The route from Figueres to Cadaques is not long at all, but it certainly compensates in terms of quality. The starting point for this route is the town of Figueres, best known as the birthplace of Salvador Dali. For most of your trip you will be pedaling through Cap de Creus Natural Park, where the foothills of the Pyrenees form a rocky peninsula. The trip ends in the charming town of Cadaques, a very bohemian resort on Costa Brava, best known for its laid-back atmosphere and deep-blue sea.

boats in the bay

Cadaques ©
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