Summer is here and many are fleeing the country chasing the sun and finding a nice spot to relax on the beaches of Spain. Escape the crowded touristy areas and discover a country that is much more than cerveza, paella and jamón.
Freewheel Holidays, specialists in European leisure cycling holidays, has selected its top three non-touristy Spanish holidays, all available to book now for autumn/winter 2017/2018.
Catalonia, or Cataluña in Spanish, is a distinct, autonomous region of North-eastern Spain, known for the beach resorts of Costa Brava and the Pyrenees Mountains. On this tour, you will cycle around Empordà, a cradle for many artistic movements, such as surrealism, artists such as Salvador Dalí. You will visit the world famous Dalí museum in the characteristic town of Figueres and ride along the path of the final stretch of the River Ter to Fonollera Beach, where the river forms into a lagoon and enters the sea in front of the Medes islands. This six night escape, ideal for families, is priced from £539 for adults and £369 for children under 13. Daily departures are available all year round, until 31st December 2017. http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/costa-brava-family-cycling-holiday
The Canary Islands, is a great choice for a relaxing cycling holiday. Volcanoes and solidified lava flows will surround you as you cycle around Lanzarote. The itinerary also allows you to enjoy the coastlines and beaches and the stunning interior, including the famous Parque Nacional de Timanfaya, where you’ll find the island’s volcanic nature. Lanzarote was also the home of César Manrique, the enigmatic architect, artist and ecologist and on this tour; you will visit his eclectic former residence. This seven night self-guided tour is priced at £809. Daily departures are available all year round. http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/lanzarote-7-nights-self-guided
Unspoilt Menorca is the best kept secret of the Balearic Islands. You can find everything from pine forests to coves and rocky cliffs; a truly untouched landscape. This self-guided tour begins in Mahon, Menorca’s capital city where you have time to discover its famous harbour, beachside towns and architecture that includes lighthouses, fortresses and Bronze-Age caves. The trip finishes in the medieval town of Ciutadella where the well know traditional summer fiesta of the ‘Festes de Sant Joan’ is held annually from 23–25 June. This seven night tour is priced from £689 for adults and is a superb introduction to this stunning island. Departures available from September to November 2017. http://www.freewheelholidays.co.uk/tour/menorca-7-nights-self-guided
Steven Rittey, Product Manager of Freewheel Holidays said: “Spain is a country that has much more to offer other than the traditional holiday resorts. Our tours are designed for our customers to discover the hidden gems and the tranquil paths and also to learn the most about this country’s local culture.”
Bikes are provided, and on touring holidays luggage is moved on to the next stop. Each night there’s time for relaxing at one of the charming hotels.
To check availability and find out more about Freewheel Holidays’ leisure cycling tours call 0800 7555385 or visit www.freewheelholidays.co.uk.