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Cycling Northern Spain

Belén Castelló (belletoscan)

Cycling Northern Spain

Collection by tristanbogaard



54:08 h

390 mi

45,400 ft

Northern Spain is a paradise for riding and the possibilities are endless, regardless of your stamina or preferred terrain. In general, locals are used to cyclists because the French route of the famous pilgrimage 'El Camino de Santiago' also goes through there. Even though the temperatures are pretty agreeable all year round by the coastline, do time your visit between April and October to avoid heavy rain or snow if cycling through the mountains.We love this part of Spain, and we can assure it won't disappoint you! Expect a lot of climbing (Spain is not a flat country!), lush forests and frequent encounters with cows and goats. Of course, there's also great food and Spanish culture-vibes in every quaint little town on the way. We cycled in Asturias, Cantabria and País Vasco, and these are some of our favorite stretches.

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  1. Bikepacking Asturias – Oviedo to Parque Natural de Somiedo

    104 mi
    6.6 mph
    12,650 ft
    12,650 ft

    The route starts in the city of Oviedo from which you are able to cycle out on a very nice bike lane which once was a train track. Very soon, at the town of San Andrés, you enter a lovely family-friendly stretch known as ‘Senda del Oso’: a quiet path along a valley following the Trubia river and ascending


  2. 16:09
    125 mi
    7.7 mph
    14,325 ft
    14,000 ft

    This stretch was one of our other highlights from the Northern Spain trip. It starts at the train station of Arriondas and finishes at the train station of Cabezón de la Sal since both towns are connected by a train and, if you wish, you can return to the start by train. In Spain, you are allowed to


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  4. 22:20
    161 mi
    7.2 mph
    18,425 ft
    17,075 ft

    Tristan and I met up with our friends Ana and Bradley for a little Tour in the Basque Country. We were ready for some dirt roads!


    Without a clear route in mind, we spontaneously made our way day by day which eventually translated into quite a random and tough hike-a-bike-route that took us through awesome


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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    390 mi
  • Duration
    54:08 h
  • Elevation
    45,400 ft

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