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Northern Spain - Vuelta Classics - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Topping out on the mighty Angliru
  • Cider celebrations in Cangas de Onis
  • Exploring the bars and restaurants of Potes
  • Riding in unspoiled Somiedo
  • Bear spotting in the Picos de Europa
  • Reaching Ribadesella on the Atlantic coast on the final day

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Bilbao Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Proaza to Pola de Lena 82 Miles / 132 Kms Approx. 2,520 Metres Approx. B L  
3 Pola de Lena to Cuerigo 57 Miles / 91 Kms Approx. 2,600 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Cuerigo to Camporredonda de Alba 77 Miles / 124 Kms Approx. 2,470 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Camporredonda de Alba to Potes 60 Miles / 96 Kms Approx. 1,040 Metres Approx. B L  
6 Potes to Cangas de Onis 74 Miles / 119 Kms Approx. 2,475 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Cangas de Onis to Ribadesella 54 Miles / 87 Kms Approx. 2,075 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Departure: Bilbao 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

Skedaddle's first ever road cycling tour took place in Northern Spain. The quality of the cycling here still makes the area unmissible. The region has everything - spectacular climbs, thrilling descents and sensational scenery and it's easy to see why it is high on many of your holiday wish lists!
During the tour we take in three of Spain’s most beautiful and unspoiled wilderness regions; the Somiedo (a UNESCO world heritage site), Fuentes Carriones and the awesome and spectacular Picos de Europa National Park. Beautiful architecture of local timber and stone create compact villages, surrounded by age-old naturally fertilised meadows reaching to majestic mountain-tops.
It is towards those mountain-tops that we will be heading during our cycling on routes which will challenge even the most seasoned cyclist. Our route takes in a number of Vuelta a España classics including the Pajares Pass; a beautiful traverse through the Somiedo, an ascent to the Lagos de Covadonga and the fearsome and infamous Alto de El Angliru. Moving on we begin a loop of the Picos National Park. Following a route around the lakes of the Fuentes Carriones we descend 1,100m from Piedrasluengas into the lively market town of Potes.
Dragging ourselves away from the the fiesta atmosphere in the valley we begin our assault on Northern Spain and the Ruta de las Quatro Puertas (the route of four passes). It’s a classic day of alpine style passes, amazing vistas and an exhilarating descent of over 40km through the incredible Beyos gorge.
We end our journey in style with an unforgettable ride over the Sierra de Cuera and a finale along the majestic Cantabrian coast to our final destination, the beautiful fishing town of Ribedasella for seafood and cider!

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