At a glance
With more than 50 million tourists visiting each year, Spain is the second most toured country in the world. Sitting on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, Spain is known for its miles of beautiful Mediterranean coastline ranging from the rocky Costa Brava to the white sand of Costa Blanca and Balearic Islands off the coast.
Spain’s culture thrives in its urban centers of Madrid, the capital, Barcelona and Seville. The countries history is exhibited in countless monuments, ruins, castles and cathedrals, contributing to Spain's ranking as the second country with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Amazing renowned wines from La Rioja, olive oils from Baena, paella rice from Levanta, Crema Catalana liqueur from Catalonia and more than one hundred varieties of cheese define Spain’s mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine.
Why cyclists love it
- Cycling here is an extremely easy and convenient way to tour Spain
- Warm, sunny weather perfect for bicycle touring
- Diverse landscape with many miles of dedicated bike paths with minimal traffic
- Wonderful cycling conditions across the country with great signage and informationl posts, describing the history and culture of each region
- Home to the famous Camino de Santiago walking path, perfect for cycle touring
Bordered by France and the Mediterranean, Catalonia boasts unique traditions and a rich history that make the region a rewarding destination. Among the many reasons to visit Catalonia are the music, architecture, literature, delicious cuisine, amazing wines and bubbly champagnes – all influenced by the rich history of the region.
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Majorca: a Loop Tour of the Beautiful Balearic Island
This tour takes cyclists off the beaten track on Majorca island cycling through the coast and inner regions, to dreamy bays and clear blue-green water, to dragon caves and small villages. Known as "La Luminosa- The Enlightened," Majorca will never fail to amaze visitors.
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Medieval Villages of Catalonia Bike Tour
Traveling through the quiet region of Catalonia, this tour starts in Girona city, winding its way along quiet country roads part of the Baix Emporda Cycle Network, finishing in the small village of Monelis.
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Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrim's Route From Astorga to Santiago
Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage route traveled for more than 1,000 years. Beginning in the city of Astorga, the tour follows the route through the Galicia region of Spain. The cycling is a combination of roads, with mountain passes and some off-roads, ending in Santiago with the famous Cathedral of Santiago in the distance.
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On our blog:
- Bike Tour in Spain Anyone? These Clients Loved Catalonia!
We had a great trip through Catalonia and the Costa Brava this month! The scenery was so beautiful and the countryside was dotted with endless medieval villages! The food was shockingly great! I would have to say it was some of the best I’ve eaten anywhere.
Language: Castilian Spanish
Size: 195,124 square miles (505,370 square kilometers) - slightly more than twice the size of Oregon
Border countries: France and Portugal
National tourist office: www.spain.info