Cycling Holidays In Spain >> Green Coast of Spain (7 or 12 nights)


Overview



Level 2 - Suitable for everyone with some cycling experience and a reasonable level of fitness.


Northern Spain’s beautiful beaches, magnificent mountains and unhurried pace of life
Wonderful coastline, beaches, and dramatic mountain scenery
Traditional mountain villages and fishing harbours
Delicious seafood and hearty regional cuisine
Walking options in the Picos de Europa mountains
Mediaeval Santillana del Mar



It is well-known that the Spanish favour the Costa Verde as a holiday destination, and it’s not hard to see why. The provinces of Cantabria and Asturias are blessed with remarkable scenery: the snow-capped, jagged peaks of the Picos de Europa, the verdant foothills and ancient farming communities, and the wonderful coastline, including some of Europe’s most magnificent beaches.

The scenic and cultural treasures of the region are on full display during this tour. Santillana del Mar has changed little since mediaeval times. San Vicente de la Barquera, Llanes, and Santander are thriving, elegant towns where you can enjoy the relaxed Spanish atmosphere and the fine seafood and tapas bars.

Our tour makes use of local trains and the tour minibus to ensure you see more of this inspiring region. Optional excursions are available on rest days, and there’s time at the end to visit attractive Santander.


Climate and Terrain

Terrain
The route is undulating. There are some uphill sections on days 2 and 4. However, the local train service can be used on day 4 (San Vicente to Llanes) to shorten the route if desired. The final day’s cycling is virtually all downhill. The 12 night tour includes a further hilly section as part of the journey from Llanes to Potes.

Cycling on some minor roads is unavoidable, but use is made of quiet lanes or cycle tracks wherever possible. Due to the gradients encountered, this tour is not suitable for children under 13 nor for adults who are not reasonably fit.

Cycling Distances
24-27 miles / (38-42 km) - 7 night tour
24-39 miles / (38-62 km) - 9 night tour

Climate
Summers are cooler than elsewhere in Spain which gives ideal cycling conditions. Maximum average daytime temperatures reach a peak of 22°C (71°F) in July and August. 




 
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