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Spain (local)

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Tours

Bicycle tour in Andalucia: Costa del Sol + Sierra Nevada (Pico Veleta, etc) and other mountains
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started August 2012, submitted 8 March 2015
Europe: Spain

This bicycle tour in Andalucia was a mix of cycling along the sea on the Costa del Sol and visiting few panoramic mountains (Mirador Cabra Montes, Haza de Lino, etc.) and cycling on the mountains of Sierra Nevada and Sierra de los Filabres. Bwtween Nerja and Castell de Fero the coast is wonderful with romantic bays. On the most memorable day we cycled up to Pico Veleta (3394 m) which can be reached on the highest finishing paved road and offers wonderful panorama. Above 2500 m we had very heavy wind gale. Once it lifted my touring partner's bike as he was walking next to it (he felt too dangerous to cycle there). Standng at the peak we could see Granada and the landscape around it , the coast, the Alpujarras and thanks to the wind we could see Gibraltar and a little bit Africa too. Another interesting memory was to cycle though the semi-desert of Tabernas and meet and look deers by sunset at the ridge of the Sierra de los Filabres.

See all 26 reports by Györgyi Gábor

Cycling along the Sierra Nevada to Granada and the same day up to Pico Veleta
Kate and Greg bike Andalusia
by Greg Shannan, tour started 2011, submitted 14 July 2013
Europe: Spain

Descriptions of our cycling holidays in Europe for our friends. We are an old couple (a Canadian and an American) that travel by bike using hotels. This is a description of the places as much as the biking, but also relays our experience as cycling tourists in Europe.

Last year we biked some serious hills in the French Alps; so we wanted something less strenuous this year. We decided to go to Spain for a change, and settled on a trip through Andalusia from Granada through Cordoba, Seville, Cadiz, then the Mountains to Ronda and finally to Gibraltar.

See all 12 reports by Greg Shannan

Fuerteventura Tour 2013 - an early spring time training tour
by Iris Mueck, tour started February 2012, submitted 5 March 2013
Europe: Spain

Winter time in Austria is boring for bicyclists. In order to get my lazy bones moving, I have decided to do this tour.

At the Spain Island Fuerteventura you may find the sun of Africa and you training partner, the wind of the Atlantic. Fuerteventura has become popular by bicyclists. It's a rocky, hilly Island. Main Wind direction NW. It would be wise to ride against the wind in the morning and return with tail wind.

Roads are empty only on very early morning hours. During day time, all the others are on their way with rented cars. But take care, looking at the driving performance of some drivers, told me: not everyone is with a drivers license. But even the bus drivers can be special. I have been using once a bus, and the driver as set the speed to automatic and with his feet he made dancing steps to follow the loud music of the radio, whilst his bus has been riding against the car before him in far too short distance.

Winding roads, most of them are new (maybe EU money returns) makes riding road by bicycle easy. Highest elevation on road is the Betancuria circle with the highest summit of the 'Morro Velosa', round 660 meters above sea level. Not all road shown in the maps are paved. The Island has become popular for mountain biking. [...]

See all 105 reports by Iris Mueck

Fuerteventura winding roads
Via Verde de Ojos Negros
by EnBici, tour started April 2009, submitted 18 January 2013
Europe: Spain
language: es

Las Vías Verdes de Ojos Negros I y II , con unos 160 km de longitud, unen Santa Eulalia (al Noroeste de Teruel) con la ciudad de Sagunto, y entre las dos forman la Vía Verde mas larga de España.

Atardecer entre Escandon y Teruel

La ruta sigue en su mayor parte el trazado de un antiguo tren minero abierto a principios del siglo XX, y que unía las minas de Ojos Negros con el puerto de Sagunto. Las minas fueron en su momento las principales minas de hierro de España, que ademas contaban con la ventaja de ser a cielo abierto y de fácil explotación. Sin ninguna industria en la zona capaz de explotarlas, se construyo un ferrocarril de vía estrecha que llevara el material a los altos hornos de Sagunto. Esta linea estuvo en funcionamiento hasta 1973, cuando para aumentar la capacidad de transporte, se reconvirtió a vía ancha el tramo desde las minas a Santa Eulalia , donde se unía a la ya existente red de vía ancha de RENFE. Quedo entonces el resto que la linea de vía estrecha entre Santa Eulalia y Sagunto en desuso, y este es mas o menos el tramo que se ha transformado en vía verde, y que durante muchos kilómetros transcurre paralelo a la linea de vía ancha todavía en funcionamiento para transporte de viaj! eros.

See all 5 reports by EnBici

TOUR OF MALLORCA 299 km in 4 Stages
by Vicens Borrell, tour started May 2003, submitted 17 October 2012
Europe: Spain

This is the round trip to the Mallorca Island in 4 stages. Starting at Palma Mallorca's harbour, the route leads east to the "Serra de Tramuntana" and to Soller. Then leads north east to Pollença. The rest of the tour is in the more flat eastern part of the island. To Manacor and returning to Palma after climbin the Santuiri church with an impressive view.

See all 8 reports by Vicens Borrell

Secondary road
TOUR DU MONTGRONY 86 km in 2 Stages
by Vicens Borrell, tour started June 2006, submitted 17 October 2012
Europe: Spain

This is a round trip from Sant Joan de las Abadessas, to pass a night in the quiet and beautiful Sanctuary of Montgrony. The first stage starts with the "Ruta del ferro" green bike line. An old railway converted in a bike path. From Ripoll, all is up to Gombren and finally climb to the Sanctuary. The secon stage is to go to Castellar de Nug, where Llobregat river borns, and return with the main road and pass the Coll de la Merolla, to arrive finally at the start point.

See all 8 reports by Vicens Borrell

Montgrony Sanctuary
Mallorca Training Tour 2012
by Iris Mueck, tour started March 2012, submitted 2 April 2012
Europe: Spain

The Spain Island of Majorca is always a good choice for winter-weary bicyclists to warm up the lazy bones. It is advisable to check the hotel prices which vary from • 20,- to • 70,-. Quoted prices for half board. Attention, never take an unknown hotel below three star. It will never fulfill a bicyclist expectation. Sometimes even three-star hotel are questionable. I have rented the bike by paying the rent via PayPal in advance. The rent is more or less the same as the airfare price to transport a bicycle. My dealer has taken the bicycle right to my hotel. Great service!

On my tour, I have been lucky, only two cold days. Nevertheless, I kept on riding... One week = sweet 740 kilometers. For me, it looked the Puig Major road has been extended (or my 'winter-weary' body came down to an utmost weak point). Enjoy the report and the pictures. Good luck to all followers.

See all 105 reports by Iris Mueck

Tunnel at Puig Major summit
Andalusienrunde
by Hubert Becker, tour started May 2008, submitted 25 January 2012
Europe: Spain
language: de

Eine Rundfahrt in Andalusien in 11 Tagesetappen über 874 km. Tagesetappen zwischen 46 und 101 Kilometern.

See all 29 reports by Hubert Becker

Am Collado de las Sabinas
A taste of Tenerife
by Igor Kovse, tour started December 2011, submitted 27 December 2011
Europe: Spain

For Europeans, Canary Islands are a perfect winter training place.

At the end of the year, when the winter grips Europe with cold, fog and damp, the European "wannabe" racing cyclists start to panic. The hard work throughout the year and investment in developing muscles and superior VO2 is lost in just a few weeks of non activity. At that time their sad eyes turn to the south, to warm inviting places where the sun still provides much needed training, enabling that essential tenth of a second of advantage over their opponents on a club ride in the spring next year.

See all 16 reports by Igor Kovse

Through the mist of Corona Forestal, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Via della Plata
by Alberto Pepe alias pinzanet, tour started June 2011, submitted 19 August 2011
Europe: Spain
language: it

La ''Via della Plata'': da Siviglia a Santiago di Compostela, 1.074 km in 13 giorni effettivi di pedalata percorsi per lo più lungo strade e sentieri sterrati‚ Andalusia, Extremadura, Salamanca, le Mesetas, la valle della Sanabria, la Galizia... un cammino duro, lungo e solitario. Però dannatamente affascinante... (Norman)

See all 3 reports by Alberto Pepe alias pinzanet

¿ques/ónde está la Flecha?
by Alberto Pepe alias pinzanet, tour started June 2011, submitted 25 July 2011
Europe: Spain
language: it

Sigue la flecha amarilla! è sulle pietre, sui muri, sui cartelli stradali, sui tronchi degli alberi, per terra... è ovunque si possa disegnare e ti guida verso la meta..

Un report fotografico un po diverso dai solito

See all 3 reports by Alberto Pepe alias pinzanet

'La Via della Plata': Siviglia - Santiago di Compostela - Giugno 2011
Mallorca Training Tour April 2007
by Iris Mueck, tour started April 2007, submitted 13 August 2010
Europe: Spain

Again Majorca... bicycling Soller, Orient, Puig Major, Galilea Pass, Randa, Rather demanding by distance: round 200 kilometres (from Palma on...). A recommended place to go in Spring time. April is the latest - in May the motor bicyclists arrive... Our natural enemies. Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!

See all 105 reports by Iris Mueck

Galilea Pass, Majorca
Mallorca Training Tour April 2006
by Iris Mueck, tour started April 2006, submitted 13 August 2010
Europe: Spain

Majorca again... has become another standard training tour... Staying at Palma de Majorca, we bicycled all the standard tour: we concentrated on Puig Major and the North coast. On the way back, we hit Valldemossa, a city with a lot of street restaurants, and coffee shops. The good thing: only downhill to Palma de Majorca... In Valdemossa you find signs of history: George Sand has been in Love with Chopin... and have been staying at Valdemossa...

Note: George Sand was a woman (who has dressed as man...) I like those confusions...! A recommended place to go in Spring time. April is the latest - in May the motor bicyclists arrive... Our natural enemies. Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!

See all 105 reports by Iris Mueck

Tunnel on Puig Major
Mallorca Training Tour April 2003
by Iris Mueck, tour started April 2003, submitted 13 August 2010
Europe: Spain

Mallorca has become another standard training tour... Staying at Palma de Mallorca, we bicycled all the standard tour: beside, Soller, Orient, Puig Major, Gallileio, Randa, we did the tour to Formentor this year. Rather demanding by distance: round 200 kilometres I(from Palma on...). A recommended place to go in Spring time. April is the latest - in May the motor bicyclists arrive... Our natural enemies. Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!

See all 105 reports by Iris Mueck

Formentor Road, Mallorca
Mallorca Training Tour April 2000
by Iris Mueck, tour started April 2000, submitted 13 August 2010
Europe: Spain

I have followed the whistle... In our group has been so many popular guys; e.g. three participants of the official tour d`Autriche, the president of the Austrian bicycle union... I have been learning... Staying at Palma de Mallorca, we bicycled all the standard tour: Soller, Orient, Puig Major, Gallileio, Randa, etc. A recommended place to go in Spring time. April is the latest - in May the motor bicyclists arrive... Our natural enemies. Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!

See all 105 reports by Iris Mueck

view down the Soller serpentines, Mallorca
Ruta por Extremadura, de Talavera a Caceres
by EnBici, tour started December 2009, submitted 6 February 2010
Europe: Spain
language: es

Esta ruta une las ciudades de Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) con Caceres capital. Cruza la Sierra de las Villuercas pasando por pueblos de indudable interes historico-artistico como Guadalupe, Trujillo o la propia ciudad de Caceres.

Via Verde de la Jara

Los viajes en pleno Invierno siempre son una pequeña aventura, y no fue una excepcion. Los dos primeros dias no dejo de llover ni un momento y tuvimos rachas de viento de hasta 80km/h (como no, siempre de cara ). Tambien sufrimos algun que otro contratiempo con las bicis y el equipo. Camino de Trujillo reventamos un neumatico que no pudimos reparar y no levábamos repuesto (no quedo otro remedio que terminar la etapa andando), las cadenas y piñones se nos oxidaron de tanta agua y con la sal que echan en las carreteras, las alforjas Massi se calaron completamente ... pero bueno, de todas estas desventuras hemos sacado valiosas lecciones que nos van a dar para un par de articulillos y nos obligaran a revisar otros.

See all 5 reports by EnBici

Via verde de la Jara
Bicycletour in Tenerife and La Palma, the steepest island of the world
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started April 2009, submitted 19 January 2010
Europe: Spain

I bicycled 2 weeks in Tenerife and La Palma, the steepest island of the world. Both have mild weather so they are said to be the islands of the forever spring. The clouds fly under the height of 1500m, so above it the Sun always shines and we can see the clouds lower.

In Tenerife I visited the wild Teno mountains with the beautiful Masca, later I ascended up to the 2100m Teide plateau where one can feel as in Arizona. In La Orotava I enjoyed the Loro Park animal park with orca, penguine and dolphine shows, then I cycled through laurelsilva forest next to La Esperanza.

The islands have subtropical climate and subtropical plants, besides I saw a lot of cactusses and sometimes papaya and orange trees. In La Palma I ascended the Roque de los Muchachos (2426 m) from both sides. As I looked around from the ridge of the Caldera crater I could hardly say a word: outside I saw te clouds from above to the infinity, while inside clouds in the half-rounded crater shined by evening sunlights. I had a round the tour in the island and visited volcanos and tropical forest. Wonderful islands!

See all 26 reports by Györgyi Gábor

Bicycling above the clouds on Teide (Tenerife)
Round trip from Aracena Mountains and Doñana in Andalucia
by EnBici, tour started 2008, submitted 12 November 2009
Europe: Spain

Round trip in Andalucia. Starting in Seville, fist crosses the Aracena Mountains, to later on turn South and follow the coastline until Doñana and San Lucar de Barrameda. A very nice trip that can be done even in wintertime (we did in X-mass).

See all 5 reports by EnBici

Crossing Doñana beach
Ruta por la Sierra de Aracena y Doñana
by Bea, tour started December 2008, submitted 12 November 2009
Europe: Spain
language: es

Ruta que parte de Sevilla y que discurre en su mayor parte por la provincia de Huelva. Pirmero por la Sierra de Aracena para despues bajar y bordeando la costa llegar hasta la desembocadura del Guadalquivir cruzando Doñana por la playa y en Barcaza a San Lucar.

Cruzando las planas de Doñana
Primavera en Andalusia
by Blanche, tour started May 2009, submitted 19 August 2009
Europe: Spain

Primavera (spanisch for spring) with our bicycles in lusciuos green Andalusia. Amazing how many flowers we saw and how quiet it gets if your off the beaten tracks. We crossed the Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Segura and the Sierra the Carzorla. Wonderful! We slept in b&b's but most of the time we camped on campings an also in the wild. Enjoy the video-report.

See all 14 reports by Blanche

Cycling to Santiago de Compostela
by Tim Devereux, tour started June 2002, submitted 24 June 2009
Europe: Spain

In the first week of June 2002, I cycled with my brother on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. He started from Le Puy, France, and after he'd been on the road for 750 miles, and two weeks, I met him at Sahagun, near Leon, Spain, to cycle the remaining 250 miles to Santiago. This is an account of my journey, and the preparations for it. I have gone into detail about some aspects, which may help anyone else travelling the route.

The journey was to be a pilgrimage, so as well as preparing the bike, and getting myself physically fit, I felt I needed some spiritual preparation. My parish, St Joseph's, Pudsey, was running an Open Retreat in Lent, where instead of going away for a retreat for a day or a weekend, you go for a couple of hours, once a week, for six weeks. I found this period of prayer and reflection very helpful; over the weeks, the support of other members of group was most welcome.

Tim riding
Central Spain by ('bent) Bike
by Wayne Joerding, tour started May 1999, submitted 18 May 2009
Europe: Spain

I had a wonderful time, everywhere I went the people were friendly, the drivers reasonably considerate, and the touring spectacular. Why the Extremadura? The Extremadura is a very interesting part of Spain for any American because the people in Extremadura have had such a profound impact on the history and development of America. It turns out that the two most famous (or infamous) conquistadors, Pizzaro and Cortez, both hail from the Extremadura. Many other Extremadurans joined them in the conquest of central and south America by the Spanish. Why? During the early 1500's, the Extramadura was a relatively undeveloped part of Spain, filled with minor nobility and controlled by absentee landlords. There were few prospects for a second or third son growing up in this region, and it was a tough neighborhood. The region had long been a contested area in the wars between the Moors and the Spaniards, it was dotted with walled towns, and inhabited by enduring people accustomed to hardship and violence. The opportunity for wealth and fame in the Americas was a magnet for aggressive young men who had few prospects for inheritance and were well trained to fight for what they wanted. Some of them did achieve wealth and fame, very few of them died peacefully in their bed.

See all 7 reports by Wayne Joerding

A Castille in Spain
Cammino di Santiago
by Giovanni Pirotta, tour started August 2008, submitted 26 November 2008
Europe: Spain
language: it

Un cicloviaggio praticamente indimenticabile, 12 tappe da Saint Jean Pied de Port a Santiago de Compostela, passando per i monti della Navarra e i vitigni della Rioja, attraversando le immense distese delle mesetas tra Burgos e Leon, salendo in alto verso la Cruz de Hierro e il Cebreiro per ridiscendere infine verso i boschi e i saliscendi della Galizia. Il racconto di un viaggio di 850 km lungo le strade del mitico Cammino di Santiago!!!

See all 3 reports by Giovanni Pirotta

Spain -- bicycle tours of two piciclisti who only have bikes in their mind.
by Pinar & Paolo Pinzuti, tour started October 2007, submitted 9 July 2008
Europe: Spain
language: en, it, tr

We visited Spain in October 2007, for 14 days and our route followed from Malaga on the Mediterranean coast, north to Seville, Cordoba and Granada.

The roads varied in condition. Mostly they were in good shape although some of the back roads could be bumpy after being patched over several times. If we had one complaint about Spanish roads it was that sometimes we struggled to find a quiet alternative to busy routes and in cities like Seville it seemed almost impossible to leave without running into endless motorways.

See all 5 reports by Pinar & Paolo Pinzuti

Bilbao to Valencia - May 2008
by Nick Taylor, tour started May 2008, submitted 1 June 2008
Europe: Spain

A six-day tour from Bilbao to Valencia in Spain. 710km cycled, stopping over in Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Calahorra, Calatayud, Teruel and Chelva.

Highlights included: tasting percebes in Bilbao, wine for lunch amidst truckers at Los Arcos, tailwinds out of Calahorra, the plateau south of the Sierra Moncayo, 35K of downhill to Calatayud, Man Utd winning the Champions League (watched in Teruel), and getting a true taste of rural Spain at Bar Neutral in Chelva.

See all 7 reports by Nick Taylor

A typical rest stop in Spain...
A two week bicycle tour on the Camino de Santiago, Spain
by Marnus Hattingh, tour started September 2006, submitted 28 May 2008
Europe: Spain

From dodging bandits to sidestepping trucks, surviving the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrim's way in Spain hasn't changed that much since the sandal made way to the cycling shoe. This is a trip report of my two week mountainbike tour on the Camino, following the route from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Included are a background history, detailed packing list and some tips on preparation and logistics for your own tour.

Centuries old bridge at Puente la Reina
Kanaren
by Conrad Philipp, tour started February 2004, submitted 31 March 2008
Europe: Spain
language: de

Vom 20. bis 28. Februar umrundeten wir die Insel Teneriffa und weil es uns so gut gefiel, radelten wir für ein paar weitere Tage auf der Nachbarinsel La Gomera! Wir erlebten abwechslungsreiche Landschaften, viele schweißtreibende Kilometer berauf, das relaxte Leben einer Hippie-Kommune am Strand und ein Intermezzo mit Lance Armstrong. Diese und viele andere Impressionen sind in unserem Kanaren-Reisebericht nachzulesen...

See all 17 reports by Conrad Philipp

Mallorca
by Conrad Philipp, tour started March 2003, submitted 31 March 2008
Europe: Spain
language: de

Nach einigen Recherchen standen zwei mögliche Ziele fest: Mallorca oder die Kanaren. Favorit unter den kanarischen Inseln war Teneriffa. Sie ist größte Insel und bietet die tolle Auffahrt zum 4000 Meter hohem Teide, Spaniens höchstem Berg.

See all 17 reports by Conrad Philipp

Turismo en bicicleta
tour started March 2008, submitted 22 March 2008
Europe: Spain
language: es

Web personal en la que comparto mis experiencias en el uso de la bicicleta y la información sobre viajes de cicloturismo que tengo o preparo. Consejos para el uso tanto como medio de transporte habitual como medio de disfrute ocasional.

Perdido con mi bici
Camino de San Vicente Mártir
by Salva Raga, tour started July 2007, submitted 18 March 2008
Europe: Spain
language: es

La Asociación VIA VICENTIUS VALENTIAE está recuperando el CAMINO DE SAN VICENTE MARTIR, un camino histórico de Huesca a Valencia para senderistas y ciclistas que rememora los pasos del santo, cuando en el siglo IV fue apresado en Zaragoza junto al Obispo Valero por los soldados romanos enviados por el Cónsul Daciano y trasladado a Valencia para sufrir martirio ante la negativa a renunciar a su fe. Así la difusión del conocimiento de este hecho provocó en los siglos siguientes una corriente de peregrinaciones desde toda Europa hasta Valencia para visitar los restos del mártir en San Vicente de la Roqueta, convirtiéndose este fenómeno en algo muy anterior a las peregrinaciones medievales a Santiago de Compostela.

Pintura vicentina en Roda de Isábena.
Andalousia - tandem tour
by Daniela Ulicna, tour started April 2007, submitted 9 March 2008
Europe: Spain

This is a brief description of our tandem tour in Andalousia(Spain). We did cycle for nine days, visisted the main cities (Seville, Granada, Cordoba) and combined bicycle with train.

See all 3 reports by Daniela Ulicna

Malaga to Madrid - May 2004
by Nick Taylor, tour started May 2004, submitted 29 September 2007
Europe: Spain

A six-day tour through the hills and plains of southern Spain. 544km cycled, stopping over in Antequera, Castro del Rio, Fuencaliente, Ciudad Real and Toledo.

This tour was a baptism of heat and hills through the olive groves north of Malaga, giving way to cooler weather, stunning landscapes and beautiful plains as we neared Madrid.

See all 7 reports by Nick Taylor

In the hills north of Malaga
Northern Extremadura via Ciudad Rodrigo
by Anthony Shaw, tour started April 2007, submitted 2 July 2007
Europe: Spain

A 9 day circular tour from Ávila (train to/from Madrid) on quiet roads through great scenery.

From Ávila, a long day westwards put us to within easy reach of the natural park of Las Butecas - Sierra de Francia, with some great cycling. Interesting mountain villages such as Mogarraz and La Alberca were followed by a climb over the Peña de Francia and a long descent to the delightful historic town of Ciudad Rodrigo.

Heading south from Ciudad Rodrigo got us to our primary objectives, the Sierra de Gata and Las Hurdes areas of northern Extremadura. The journey westwards took us along the northern boundary of the Sierra de Gredos before returning to Ávila.

See all 4 reports by Anthony Shaw

Sierra de Francia - Mogarraz en route to La Alberca
Cycling in Andalucia (in winter)
by JW & Gu, tour started January 2007, submitted 30 June 2007
Europe: Spain
language: en, nl

Late December, we left cold Holland to cycle in the sunny south of Spain. We made a tour through the Alpujarras, around the famous Sierra Nevada and along the Costa Tropical. You can see some pictures and our comments.

Rond oud & nieuw 2006 - 2007 fietsten we een week in het zonnige zuiden van Spanje. Vanuit Granáda fietsten we naar de Alpujarras, rond de Sierra Nevada en vervolgens richting en langs de Costa Tropical naar Málaga. In bijna 500 kilometer zagen we bergen, sneeuw, sinaasappelbomen, olijfbomen, cactussen, half-woestijn, bos, zee, strand en vooral: véél zon!

See all 6 reports by JW & Gu

Sunny midwinter morning in Andalucia
Camino se Santiago en btt (Mayo 2006)
by Tomas Sanchez Sanchez, tour started May 2006, submitted 13 August 2006
Europe: Spain
language: es

Mi aventura personal. Viaje a Santiago de Compostela en Bicicleta de montaña. Mayo de 2006. Consejos, recorrido en fotos, lista de material necesario, etapas...

Andalusia
by Michael Fiebach, submitted 15 February 2006
Europe: Spain

Lost and confused in Sevilla - the Western Pueblos Blancos - a place of great national touristic interest (the Costa del Sol) - the ride to the rock (Gibraltar) - the un-Sevillianized side of the the mountains (the Eastern Pueblo Blancos) - a meeting with another cyclist - the endurance challenges of Granada - Eating out Iberian style - Coke cans and the art of bicycle repair - the skirt of the mountains (the Alpujarra road) - the cycle tourist as caveman - more.

See all 8 reports by Michael Fiebach

Guadix (Andalucia)
From Avila into Extremadura including Trujillo and Guadalupe
by Anthony Shaw, tour started May 2005, submitted 5 February 2006
Europe: Spain

From Avila, great cycling on the northern slopes of the Sierra de Gredos leads into the dramatic north east corner of Extremadura via Candelario. Good climbs over the Puerto de Honduras and through Piornal follow before travelling southwards towards the beautiful town of Trujillo. East over the hills to Guadalupe completes a rich Extremaduran experience followed by an interesting return to Madrid that includes a trip along the via Verde de la Jara.

See all 4 reports by Anthony Shaw

Guadalupe
Into Extremadura from Madrid
by Anthony Shaw, tour started September 2003, submitted 5 February 2006
Europe: Spain

The mountains of the Sierra de Gredos lie to the north west of Madrid and regularly feature in la Vuelta - the Tour of Spain. As well as providing the opportunity to tackle some interesting climbs on quiet roads, travelling west through the Sierra de Gredos leads to the fascinating area of northern Extremadura. The return to Madrid contoured the slopes of the hills to the south of the river Tajo, through some very quiet roads, eventually leading to Toledo and Madrid.

See all 4 reports by Anthony Shaw

Extremadura
Maestrazgo and the sierras of Gudar and Javalambre
by Anthony Shaw, tour started May 2001, submitted 5 February 2006
Europe: Spain

The mountains of the Sierra de Gudar and El Maestrazgo lie due north of Valencia. Maestrazgo spans the boundary between Aragon and Valencia. It is one of the most sparsely populated areas of Spain, rich in historic detail and with a fine network of roads that link the ancient villages. Returning to Valencia from the west, via the Sierra de Javalambre, provides access to some quite different but equally impressive roads and scenery.

See all 4 reports by Anthony Shaw

Torrijas, Sierra del Javalambre
Biking on Mallorca
by Per Löwdin, tour started June 2004
Europe: Spain

Early June 2004 we got a week free and booked a trip to Mallorca. We had been in Alcudia, on North Mallorca, twice, riding MTB and felt that we had rather exhausted the fun of the gnarly trails around Lluc, Binifaldo, Massanella, and other trails accessible from Alcudia, so we bet on bringing our road bikes and staying in South Mallorca, to see some new land.

We winded up in Illetas, a quiet but nevertheless touristic place straddling the cliffs between Palma Nova and Palma. We had a small appartement in the Illetas Club Playa.

The riding was excellent, though we found the traffic dense and dangerous. For most rides we would have to spend an hour before we were on a road in open country. Going east of Palma was not much fun as routes were poorly marked, traffic congested, with plenty of diverts and circuitous one-way streets, through one beach resort after another.

See all 8 reports by Per Löwdin

Cove by Peguera

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