Spain's Northern Coast

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Spain

Why we love this tour

"The towering peaks of the Picos de Europa are the backdrop to this tour alongside the beaches and countryside of Spain's northern coast. With rest days included in the itinerary, this is a great mix of cycling and relaxation."

Blue waters and golden beaches with a backdrop of dramatic mountains

Unspoiled fishing harbours and traditional beach resorts

Twisting lanes, beautiful bridges and seafood restaurants with a view

7 or 5 nights of adventurous cycling with stunning scenery and three optional rest days

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
79miles/127km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Superior
Departs
Sat
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
SP001
Fly to
Bilbao
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Short Breaks, Solo
Return
Bilbao

Ride along the less-visited Cantabrian & Asturian coast of northern Spain, where rich green countryside contrasts with the blue sea and golden beaches. This beautiful ride passes flower-filled villages and fishing harbours, with a backdrop of the dramatic Picos de Europa Mountains. Some stretches of the cycle route are more demanding than others, but you’ll have the option of three full rest days to relax on the beach and refuel in scenic seafood restaurants, try canoeing on the river or hike to spectacular gorges.

Riding through Asturias, you’ll descend through eucalyptus forests and cycle past rugged coves, following rolling meadows down to the sea. The region’s low key resorts and timeless towns are full of fascinating landmarks, from the historic bridges of San Vicente to the twisting streets of Llanes. The fine sands of Somo and the elegant city of Santander are enticing places to end your adventure.

Accommodation

7 Nights

We use a pool of 3 & 4* hotels and a country inn to maximise our availability for this seven night tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

7 nights in a mix of 3* & 4* hotels and a country inn

Saturday departure

Breakfast included

Luggage transferred each day

5 Nights

We use a pool of 3 & 4* hotels and a country inn to maximise our availability for this five night tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

5 nights in a mix of 3* & 4* hotels and a country inn

Monday departure

Breakfast included

Luggage transferred each day

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What's included

Price includes

7 or 5 nights accommodation: 3 & 4 star hotels and a country inn

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation

Maps and Route information  - GPS tracks available

Group transfer from/to Bilbao or Santander at start and finish of tour

Transfer as part of the scheduled daily itinerary

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit, inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bikeHelmets can also be provided with bike rental at no additional charge - please add if this is required

Hybrid Bike - 7 nights

Hybrid or road bike with 24 gears

£103

Hybrid Bike - 5 nights

Hybrid or road bike with 24 gears

£71

E-bike - 7 nights

£165

E bike - 5 nights

£102

Tandem - 7 nights

on request

£165

Tandem - 5 nights

on request

£103

Carbon Road Bike - 7 Nights

£147

Carbon Road Bike - 5 Nights

£106

Other Extras

Helmet

Helmet hire

£0

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Bilbao or Santander. A shared return transfer from Bilbao or Santander to Santillana del Mar is included. Please note that different arrival times may require some flexibility. A Train service (Renfe) is available to Santillana from both cities. Alternatively, take the ferry to Bilbao or Santander.

How do I get back?

Fly or get the ferry from Bilbao or Santander. A shared return transfer from Somo to Bilbao or Santander is included. Please note that different arrival times may require some flexibility. 

What is an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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