Bike through stunning natural mountain reserves that fall away northward into steep valleys, home to broad rocky rivers teeming with salmon and shady quiet roads perfect for cycling. A sheer coastline with more than 100 different beaches along the Cantabrian Sea offers a cycling vacation a bit of warm summer beach fun, while cool green forests of pine and eucalyptus provide respite from the warm sun for bike trips which lead away from the tourists’ beaten path.
Beside its stunning nature, another reason to visit this area is its cuisine, known throughout Spain for its culinary masterpieces. A true food-lover has to visit the tapas bars in San Sebastian, famous for its pintxos. Sample the fantastically fresh sea food pulled right from the sea by the local fishermen.
Our self-guided bike tours offer the finest hotels and the most memorable dining experiences enrich and reward the cyclist beyond the majestic beauty of a day’s biking.
Our Euskadi (Basque Country) and Rioja Deluxe bike tour incorporates the best of the region: Michelin star-studded Bilbao with the avant-garde Guggenheim museum, dramatic coastlines, fishing villages, and vineyards
Our self-guided bicycle tour trip planner for San Sebastian and Bilbao offers the best taste of everything, San Sebastian, the elegant Cannes of Spain, the world renown gastronomy of Bilbao, beautiful and historically significant villages like Guernika, and the Urdaibai Biosphere reserve with its 11 cycling routes offer a little slice of cycle touring heaven.
The self-guided cycling trip in Cantabria and Asturias, west of the Basque Country, offers a very authentic Spanish experience. Passing beyond the pale of the typical tourist, cycling along the coast, you’ll be surprised by the endless variety alternating between sheer cliffs, tiny coves, small fishing villages and sandy beaches. Brush up on your Spanish, order the local cuisine, and stay in the finest hotels these historic villages have to offer a weary cycling adventure traveller.