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Northern Spain - Bilbao to Barcelona - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • An epic coast to coast adventure – riding all the way from the Atlantic to the Med under your own steam
  • Cycling with the impressive back-drop of the Pyrenees by your side
  • Dining each evening on rustic Spanish mountain cuisine
  • The striking pink granite of the Parc Natural de Montserrat
  • Dramatic castles, forts and monasteries perched on every hilltop
  • Seeing Barcelona stretched out in front of you, with the sea beyond

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Bilbao Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Bilbao to Galdeano 81 Miles / 131 Kms Approx. 2,000 Metres Approx. B L  
3 Galdeano to Sos del Rey Catolico 68 Miles / 110 Kms Approx. 1,338 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Sos del Rey Catolico to Loarre 55 Miles / 88 Kms Approx. 1,597 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Loarre to Alquezar 58 Miles / 93 Kms Approx. 1,166 Metres Approx. B L  
6 Alquezar to Os de Balaguer 71 Miles / 115 Kms Approx. 1,348 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Os de Balaguer to Oliana 74 Miles / 119 Kms Approx. 2,079 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Oliana to Monserrat 70 Miles / 112 Kms Approx. 2,043 Metres Approx. B L  
9 Monserrat to Barcelona 45 Miles / 74 Kms Approx. 1,000 Metres Approx. B L  
10 Departure: Barcelona Airport Non Riding Day   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

Bilbao to Barcelona is an adventure of contrasts that will take you from the crashing Atlantic to the calm waters of the Mediterranean, from the iconic monuments of Gehry’s Guggenheim to Gaudi’s outrageous Sagrada Familia, from cider country to cava land, connecting with a cycling journey, two fiercely proud provinces of Pais Vasco and Catalonia.
Between these two great cities the route also journeys through Navarra and Aragon taking in the Pre Pyrenees, the fantastic Navarrese and the Somontano wine regions, the serenity of the Guara and Montsec sierras with their breathtaking canons and the stunning historical villages of Olite, Sos del Rey Catloico and Alquezar, known for its fine wines and prehistoric rock art.
The aim of this fantastic journey isn’t to ‘bag’ the highest passes or to cram in as many miles as possible each day, but to take the rider through the most exquisite countryside, past the historical sights, taking in a meandering route through sierras and valleys in the shadow of the majestic Pyrenean range as your senses absorb the stunning surroundings.
The days are linked with stays in ancient villages overlooked by majestic castles, grand monasteries and great quality family run hotels who know a thing or two about feeding weary travellers.
On your 8th and final day in the saddle you will leave the awesome, iconic site of Monserrat, its gigantic granite serrations standing proud and imposing across the Catalan heartland and head out for the great city itself, Barcelona.

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