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Spain (all)

This page lists all reports that for Spain including those that involve other countries too.
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All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

Spain Japan Spain by bicycle.
by Jesus San Agustin., tour started April 2005, submitted 10 May 2014

This is a page about the solo trip began april 22th,2005 from Spain to Japan crossing Russia. Life is an experience that everyone filled with a content , " rempli d'un contenu " says in France. It was hard and authentic.The two words summarizing the trip. Feel free to ask any questions.Thanks Jesus. @jsanag

Spain Japan Spain by bicycle crossing Russia.
Tour of ENG-FR-SP-IT-SLO-CRO-AUS-SUI-GDR-NETH
by Michael Simmons, tour started June 2008, submitted 13 December 2013

I always dreamed of bicycling through Europe and climbing as many of the famous climbs of the Tour de France and Giro Italia as possible. My tour ended up being for almost 10 weeks, 3020 miles/4860 kilometers, and I pedaled through 10 countries. I loved the entire tour but 2 aspects stand out: 1)France stands out for my favorite cycling, for the amazing secondary road system and because I got to climb, the Tourmalet, Aubisque, Peyresourde, Aspin, Mont Ventoux, Alpe D'Huez, Lauteret; and 2) I visited the home villages of three of my grandparents in Slovenia and Croatia. Crossing Italy I opted for the Italian Riviera and Tuscany, but later wished I had pedaled across the Lakes Region and the Dolomites. And because of factors out of my control I had to cut my trip short so I skipped my plans of zig zagging across Switzerland. Enjoy my journal and the pictures.

Celebrating Arrival To Slovenia
Jeffs Bike Tour: Mediterranean Zig Zag
by Jeffrey Bernards, tour started April 2013, submitted 14 October 2013

I´m biking all the Mediterranean countries over a period of nine months. I spend about one month in each country. I have used the train or bus to help move the show down the road. I´m currently in Albania. I´m mostly camping, though hostels and hotels are always great too.

Croatia
Kate and Greg cycle from Toulouse to Barcelona, over the Pyrenees
by Greg Shannan, tour started 2008, submitted 14 July 2013
Europe: France, 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.

We had already biked through some of France and Italy, so we decided that we should try to see some of Spain. Plus, after biking a bit through the Alps, we wanted to check out the Pyrenees; and since I'm pushing 63 and only have one good leg, I felt I'd better do this soon.

See all 10 reports by Greg Shannan

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 10 reports by Greg Shannan

Cyberconte
by Camille Szklorz, tour started 2012, submitted 11 July 2013
language: fr

A solo trip which started from Paris to West Africa in October 2012. And also an audiovisual project on new technologies and DIY in Africa, focusing on how creativity can emerge from a lack of material. A roadtrip project through several countries - from geographical deserts to digital deserts, from high tech to DIY technology, from cities to remote areas. An immersion of several months into the daily life of locals where unexpected resourcefulness lies alongside high technology.

Now in Guinea for the rainy saison and heading towards Ivory Cost.

- CYBERCONTE est un voyage à vélo - de la ville à la brousse, des déserts géographiques aux déserts numériques, du high tech au systhème D. C'est un projet consacré à une culture numérique émergente au Maghreb et en Afrique de l'ouest.

À travers ce projet, il s'agit de donner à voir une certaine créativité numérique et technologique.

Homemade print
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 87 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

Cycling from Barcelona to Avignon and back through the Gorges de L'ardeche and Gorges du Tarn
by Ben and Beth Elderd, tour started September 2012, submitted 27 November 2012
Europe: Spain, France

When I begin the planning process for a tour, I usually start by looking at journals on Trento Bike Pages and 'Crazy Guy on a Bike'. If something peaks my interest, I'll check out the Web site for that country and also look at Google maps. As I progress I'll browse through the travel section of our local bookstore.

The great thing about touring is that every day is an adventure and every day offers different challenges. In spite of all the planning you do, what you expect and what you get are two different things.

Cycling through the Catalan region of Spain and the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France far exceeded all our expectations. It was a bike ride that combined beautiful scenery with historical sights. We had challenging cols, rode along the Mediterranean and through spectacular river gorges. Every day was different.

See all 6 reports by Ben and Beth Elderd

The bridge over the Tarn River into the village of St. Chely
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
Lady CoMo of the Pyrenees
by Kern Deorksen, tour started August 2012, submitted 16 October 2012
Europe: Spain, France

A 4 week, self-supported tandem tour through the Pyrenees of Spain and France.

We travelled west from Girona (Spain) to Sabinanigo, crossed to France, rode 4 Tour cols, returned to Spain, and completed a loop via the Mediterranean. Daily GPS routes and elevation profiles are included, as well as lots of photos.

See all 3 reports by Kern Deorksen

The col from Sort to La Seu d'Urgell (Spain)
Cycling adventure from Morocco to Turkey via Europe
by Jordan Mann and Christian Eaton, tour started March 2012, submitted 28 June 2012

This is a tour from Morocco to Turkey via Europe stopping through Morocco, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece and Turkey. As of now we are in Croatia heading South. Enjoy and feel free to contact us or comment.

Cycled to the top of a fortress in Sintra, Portugal.
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 87 reports by Iris Mueck

Tunnel at Puig Major summit
Greedy Euro Bike Tour
by Marco Bacchin , tour started 2012, submitted 9 March 2012
language: en, it

Da lì a là is an Italian expression meaning roughly hither and thither, and this summarize my will, my restless temper of changing place every so often. I'm biking around Europe stopping from time to time when my attention is captured by an outstanding recipe a traditional food or a weird one. Pedalling alone is just fine, but together with other cyclists, especially from the country I'll be riding at the moment is just fantastic: less fatigue, more fun. You can get a look at the Euro-Tour map to get a gist of what'll be the route I'll follow in this year. If you're biking in the some zone, or nearby or you're going to start something similar and you'll like to have a ride together, let me know. Get in touch! Sys

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 14 reports by Igor Kovse

Through the mist of Corona Forestal, Tenerife, Canary Islands
By tandem-bike around the Mediterranean Sea
by Tandem Nostrum, tour started February 2011, submitted 27 December 2011
language: es

Estamos realizando el sueño de unir a los pueblos mediterráneos mediante la bicicleta, en concreto montados en un tandem. Salimos de Sevilla en marzo de 2011, a la vez iban floreciendo las revoluciones de La Primavera Árabe y Europa se tambalea. Vivir este momento histórico desde la bicicleta está siendo una experiencia sin igual.

Por ahora hemos recorrido la costa norte del Mare Nostrum y continuamos nuestro viaje en sentido horario. Un viaje donde lo principal no son los paisajes sino las personas.

Grecia
8900 km solo, self-supported bicycling trip in western Europe in 2011
by Bart, tour started 2011, submitted 25 December 2011
The bike
marenostrumbicycle
by Nicolas Richaud, tour started October 2010, submitted 20 November 2011
language: en, fr, de

Hello, I am Nicolas Richaud and you can follow on www.nrichaud.eu my trip around the mediterranean sea. I am 26 year old in 2010: 20 in Nancy, city of Stanislas and Mirabelle; 2 in Bordeaux, city of wine; 4 in Munich, city of bier, I will now try during one year a nomads lifestyle. From Munich to Nancy around the Mare Nostrum I will bike about 15000km following Ulysses‚s footsteps.

I introduce you Buz, who will follow me during the trip
London to Sydney: A guide to all things cycle touring
by Kat & Phil, tour started June 2011, submitted 1 November 2011

We are embarking on a cycle tour from London To Australia, taking in countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Along the way well be posting updates, stories, photos, cycle touring articles and advice as well as reviews of our equipment. Come take a look - we'd love to hear from you!

Kat at the Top of the Col du Tourmalet
Two oldies going on a long bicycle ride
by Lynne Roberts, tour started July 2008, submitted 21 October 2011
language: English

Twenty years ago we cycled half way round the world, so we thought we'd better have another go before we get too old to do ANYTHING, let alone cycle!

So after 4 months in Europe (the training ground) we hit South India, then a quick hop over the ocean to South East Asia. When we were Asia'd out we decided to go to South America, via the UK (planning is NOT our forte). From Venezuela we headed south to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia from which we headed back up to Central America (remember what I said about planning?) to meet up with friends and family. This took approx 2 wonderful years. I wonder where we'll go next time?

Sunset, La Cruz, Costa Rica
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
solo world bike trip
by peter skelly, tour started August 2007, submitted 25 May 2011

A solo,unsupported bicycle trip around the world.

The route is always open to change, the intention is to finish one day.

To explore new cultures, music, food, art, enjoy this wonderful blue planet and learn what I can.

An English couple's around the world bicycle adventure with no end in sight.
by Sarah ''Thumper'' Jones & ''Sat Nav'' Sam Stephens, tour started August 2010, submitted 6 April 2011

Follow the adventure as Sammy and Sarah head off the beaten track to find what the real World has to offer. This is the tale of two British cycling adventurers wanting to travel around the world and absorb new cultures.

Fuelled by strong will and a passion for adventure, ''2010 Till When?'' is our journey of a lifetime.

We update our page with tales, pictures and little videos of our trip so far, whilst giving our plans on the road ahead.

Thumper's secret weapon? A multitude of herbs and spices (I wouldn't leave home without them!) and Sat Nav Sam's? (amongst other instruments) a ukulele.

BicycleTOURing in the Pyrenées II. (France, Spain)
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started July 2010, submitted 9 March 2011
language: en, hu

In 2010 my bicycletour went back to the Pyrenées to collect another paved roads going above 2000 m, to have all of them. By its start I cycled up to Mont Ventoux on its four different ascents in the same day to have the Galerien version of the Club des Cinglés du Mont Ventoux.

I saw 3 times the Tour de France: they were great feelings, unforgettable memories. I climbed legendary Tour de France climbs, like Col de Peyresourde, Aspin, Luz Ardiden, Aubisque, Pla d’Adet, Col d’Azet, etc. In Spain I was amazed by the huge rockwalls of the Ordesa canyon and the region of that and found wonderful (and one of the most beautiful roads) the East side of the Coll de Fanlo. In Spain with other ones I visited Cerler, Boi Taüll, a hardly known, but wonderful road to Presa L’lauset, then in Andorra 3 roads: one of them the legendary and nice Arcalis. I visited calm ascents like the idyllic valley of Lac Bouillouses and valley of Puigmal. After climbing Vallter I finished my tour in Barcelona.

The bicycletour was totally 2368 kms + 42996 m heightdifference.

See all 24 reports by Györgyi Gábor

Col de Peyresourde before the Tour de France caravane
Two month across West Europe on recumbent bikes
by Carsten, tour started June 2010, submitted 4 January 2011
language: de, en, fr, it, es

We are two guys from Germany, who travelled across West Europe for two months.

With our Performer High Racers, we came through nine European countries (Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherland) and crossed both the Pyrenees and the Alps two times each. After 9000 km we finished our tour in August and now we have completed our web page with detailed information for each stage and thousands of photos.

The page is in German but offers a integrated translation service.

Somewhere in Spain
Autour des Pyrénées
tour started May 2008, submitted 19 December 2010
Europe: Spain, France
language: fr

Deux semaines en solo au printemps, de la Méditerrannée à l'Atlantique et retour. Les collines de Catalogne, les solitudes de l'Aragon, la pluie basque...

The Lonely Cyclist in the Pyrenees
by Erik Nomden, tour started July 2010, submitted 15 November 2010
language: en, nl

From my home in Holland I have cycled over the Normandy Coast, the Loire Valley and the Auvergne and Cantal regions to Spain for a double coast to coast ride through the Pyrenees. First from east to west through the Spanish Pyrenees. Then from west to east through the French Pyrenees. This journey includes all the famous cols from the Tour de France but also some nice unpaved cycling routes in the Pyrenees.

See all 13 reports by Erik Nomden

Vall de Boi, Spanish Pyrenees
Spain: Malaga on the Mediterranean coast
by Pinar Pinzuti, tour started October 2007, submitted 10 October 2010
Europe: Spain

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.

See all 3 reports by Pinar Pinzuti

Two New Zealanders heading East across the landmasses of Europe and Asia
by Emma and Justin, tour started March 2010, submitted 5 September 2010

We're Emma and Justin, two New Zealanders who have 'gone cycling' after six years working and living in London.

We talked about the possibility of a big trip quietly at first. We were on a train in England somewhere and we sketched a rudimentary map which plotted our way towards Russia. Our cycling trips became more ambitious, and we tested our enthusiasm for the idea by cycling the length of the UK (Lands End to John O'Groats) over three weeks in 2009. After 6 years living away from New Zealand we decided it was time to pack up London lives, quit jobs and go.

We have been on the road since March 2010 and intend to reach the edge of Asia by March 2012. Our website documents some of the places we've discovered on our travels.

Baarn - Barcelona with 2 kids
by Family de Ruijter, tour started August 2010, submitted 31 August 2010
language: en, nl

Dutch family cycling on a Hase Pino tandem from Baarn - Barcelona. The kids are 6 and 8 years old.

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 87 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 87 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 87 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 87 reports by Iris Mueck

view down the Soller serpentines, Mallorca
Bike Tour: Italy - France - Spain - Mallorca
by camino10, submitted 1 July 2010
language: en, de

One month on the bike for over 2000 kilometers from Switzerland to Mallorca. Alpine crossing of Switzerland, snowy winter days in the French Alps, coastal road along the Mediterranean Sea, the challenge of the Pyrenees, wild romantic Costa Brava, Gaudi dominated Barcelona and finally around the island of Mallorca.

Ein Monat auf dem Fahrrad für die über 2000 Kilometer von der Schweiz nach Mallorca. Alpen-Cross durch die Schweiz, verschneite Wintertage in den französischen Alpen, Küstenfahrt dem Mittelmeer entlang, der Lockruf der Pyrenäen, wild romantische Costa Brava, Gaudi dominiertes Barcelona und schlussendlich die Umrundung der Insel Mallorca.

See all 10 reports by camino10

Biking from Belgium to Barcelona (Spain)
by Koen Beliën, tour started July 2002, submitted 20 March 2010
language: nl

A beautiful bike tour from Belgium to Barcelona (Spain).

See all 3 reports by Koen Beliën

Bike Journeys
by George & Monique, submitted 15 February 2010

For me this is the fifth year of touring and the fourth for my wife. Our site is about the cycle tours we've made through Europe. We've cycled trough nine countries so far (some several times) and hope to visit the rest in the years to come. Enjoy!

On the river Maas in Belgium

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