komoot
  • Discover
  • Route planner
  • Features
Discover

Mediterranean coastal paradise – EuroVelo 8 in Spain

Ana Carmen

Mediterranean coastal paradise – EuroVelo 8 in Spain

Bike Touring Collection by Ana Carmen

18-41

days

3-6 h

/ day

1,167 mi

42,825 ft

41,800 ft

Long golden sandy beaches, turquoise waters, hidden coves between rocks and plants, mysterious islands, exquisite food, wonderful people, medieval towns... There are endless reasons to cycle along the Spanish Mediterranean coast.

EuroVelo is a network of long-distance cycling routes throughout Europe. The EuroVelo 8 runs about 7,500 kilometres (4,600 mi) from Cadiz to Cyprus along the Mediterranean coast. This Collection leads you along the section through Spain.

Much of the route is gentle, although at times the mountains test you. This route can be adapted to any level of fitness, whether you want to enjoy it with your family or if your goal is more demanding. Just adjust the kilometres of each stage to your needs.

Most bicycles are suitable for this adventure. Depending on the section you have in mind, you can even ride a road bike. Most of the way is asphalt or compacted earth, so a touring or gravel bike is ideal.

The route passes through coastal towns and villages, where you can stop along the way and refuel in the restaurants and beach bars. If you fancy a break from the hustle and bustle of the crowds and from life’s hectic pace, you can buy the necessary groceries and escape to a secluded and peaceful stretch of coastline.

The great thing about cycling along the coast is that you have the option of using public transport in almost every coastal town which gives you more flexibility to plan your adventure.

The starting point of this Collection is Cádiz, a city accessible by train and bus. As for the end of the adventure, Figueres train station is the closest station for the return journey home.

Let yourself be guided along the coast and discover all its secrets on a pleasant, romantic and unhurried cycle ride. The Mediterranean Sea is a jewel that we must respect and enjoy.

On The Map

loading
loading

Do it yourself

Ready to get going? Create and customize your own version of this adventure using the full Tour below as a template.

El paraíso de la costa mediterránea — EuroVelo 8 en España

1,134 mi

41,150 ft

40,150 ft

Last updated: November 3, 2022

Plan your own version of this adventure in the multi-day planner based on the stages suggested in this Collection.

Learn More
komoot premium logo

Tours & Highlights

  • Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

    Stage 1: Cádiz to Conil de la Frontera — EuroVelo 8

    Intermediate
    03:32
    32.0 mi
    9.0 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Cádiz kicks off the cycle route along the Mediterranean coast. This picturesque city is full of peculiarities. If you have time, it is worth exploring the old town and visiting the lighthouse.

    The tour continues through the set of beaches, marshes and pine forests of the Bahía de Cádiz natural park

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Intermediate
    04:05
    33.2 mi
    8.1 mph
    1,475 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This stage begins by covering about eight kilometers of virgin beach and gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in its crystal clear waters at any moment.

    The route borders the wonderful cape of Trafalgar. It is worth getting off the bike and visiting the lighthouse. Then you face the steepest

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Sign Up To Discover Places Like This

    Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.

  • Difficult
    06:03
    55.7 mi
    9.2 mph
    2,825 ft
    3,275 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The route takes you into the bucolic valley of Ojén: there are 16 kilometers of complete tranquility with views of the Almodóvar reservoir and the mountains. They will not be the only kilometers of the stage covered by the mountains, although they will be the wildest.

    Once back on the coast, you can

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Difficult
    06:30
    61.8 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,675 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This stage offers you the company of the Andalusian coast for miles and miles navigating paths, promenades and wooden walkways. Sometimes the route is diverted by the road due to the lack of infrastructure for bicycles. However, the EuroVelo plans to create a cycle path along the coast.

    If you like to

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Difficult
    05:06
    49.0 mi
    9.6 mph
    2,300 ft
    2,300 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The stage begins with a gentle flat that allows you to enjoy the views of the sea and perhaps make a stop at the beach bars.

    As you go along you come across Roman monuments such as the Águila aqueduct. In addition to curious rock formations on the cliffs, some of them you have to go through using their

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Difficult
    05:07
    50.5 mi
    9.9 mph
    2,700 ft
    2,700 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The layout of this stage meanders along the coast, saving the orography of the area. In this way you visit charming coastal towns such as Salobreña, which is nestled in the rock. It is a good opportunity to enjoy a walk through its streets and visit the castle that crowns the town.

    The tour surprises

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Intermediate
    03:30
    36.9 mi
    10.6 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The route of this stage leaves the coastline to border three natural wonders: the Adra lagoon, the Punta Entinas-Sabinar nature reserve and the Posidonia Barrier Reef natural monument.

    Most of the itinerary runs along secondary roads. However, you can make a detour to visit these natural wonders and

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Difficult
    06:46
    58.8 mi
    8.7 mph
    3,175 ft
    3,150 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    You are about to face the toughest stage so far. Of course, each pedal stroke has its reward.

    Take advantage of the beginning of the journey to warm up the engines and enjoy the gentle pedaling along the sea. You soon leave the Gulf of Almería behind to enter the Cabo de Gata-Níjar natural park. The

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Difficult
    03:53
    38.6 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,925 ft
    1,925 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first section of this stage confronts you with a climb that winds through the hills until you reach the Granatilla viewpoint. The views are incredible and even more so after the effort.

    Get ready to enjoy the pleasant descent with views of the coastline and Cape Cope. Once at sea level, the route

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Difficult
    03:41
    32.7 mi
    8.9 mph
    1,975 ft
    1,975 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This stage stands out for its scenic beauty. After each pedal stroke you can appreciate how the panorama changes going from the smooth plain to the mountains.

    The road that crosses the Cabo Cope and Puntas de Calnegre regional park gives you the opportunity to climb to the highest point and enjoy the

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Difficult
    05:05
    49.7 mi
    9.8 mph
    2,950 ft
    2,975 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This stage is one of the most demanding in the Collection as it crosses two regional parks whose main protagonist is the mountain.

    You start the route with a continuous ascent bordering the Sierra de la Muela, Cape Tiñoso and Roldán. If you feel energetic, I invite you to enter the heart of this regional

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Intermediate
    03:55
    39.0 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The stage begins with a gentle pedaling on the shores of the saltwater lagoon of the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you have the opportunity to stop at one of the beach bars to contemplate the calm sea, or to enjoy the open-air spa of San Pedro del Pinatar.

    The route continues through the Murcian orchard until

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Difficult
    05:35
    47.3 mi
    8.5 mph
    650 ft
    500 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    It's time to enjoy a flat and quiet stage pedaling through the Murcian orchard and entering the land of Alicante.

    The Segura river is the guide of the first part of this stage. Let yourself go with the flow and enjoy the last pedaling in the Region of Murcia. At the mouth of the river you can take a

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Difficult
    06:11
    56.0 mi
    9.1 mph
    3,025 ft
    1,125 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The itinerary runs through the fields of Elche towards Santa Pola. This coastal town marks a turning point in the route as it deviates inland, saving the mountains of Alicante that are in the vicinity of Cabo de la Nao.

    Passing the city of Alicante, the route guides you to Agost where the pedaling uphill

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Intermediate
    04:21
    37.5 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,450 ft
    2,725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This stage begins by going through the Vía Verde de Alcoy, it extends through the valley and borders the Carrascar de la Font Roja mountain range. Pedaling just effortlessly you arrive in Alcoy where you have the opportunity to park your bike and take a pleasant walk through its streets.

    The last kilometers

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Intermediate
    03:59
    38.0 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,175 ft
    2,025 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The stage begins with a pleasant pedaling along the Serpis Greenway. The old train route of about 53 kilometers linked Alcoy and Gandia. Currently, 28 kilometers have been recovered corresponding to the Muro de Alcoy-Villalonga section. Let yourself be carried away by the smooth descent of the road and

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Intermediate
    04:30
    47.0 mi
    10.4 mph
    600 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today's stage is quiet, with hardly any climbs and with the possibility of exploring some of the most famous icons of the Valencian province. If you want to know more, keep reading.

    A few kilometers before the start of the day, the tour guides you through the Albufera Natural Park. It is the small freshwater

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Intermediate
    04:52
    49.2 mi
    10.1 mph
    700 ft
    825 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The layout of this stage runs along the coast, so you have several opportunities to park your bike and take a dip.

    The day begins with a pleasant pedaling through the orchard of Valencia. After a few kilometers the Roman road of the Via Augusta takes over and guides you through different coastal towns

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Difficult
    05:26
    50.7 mi
    9.3 mph
    1,275 ft
    875 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Start the day pedaling along a farm road parallel to the coast. The tour guides you to the Torreblanca wetlands and the emblematic monument of the Torre de la Sal, an ideal place to make a stop in nature.

    The itinerary runs along the coast, so you can take a bath at any time. If you like to escape from

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • Difficult
    05:07
    48.2 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,550 ft
    1,975 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The day begins surrounded by hills between fields of olive trees, a different landscape so far. You face the fun slides on the road until you reach Amposta.

    If you feel like taking a swim, Eucaliptus beach is the most popular in the area. A walk on the golden sand in the middle of the dunes and crystal

    translated byView Original

    by Ana Carmen

    View
  • More Tours & Highlights

Like this Collection?

Questions and Comments

    loading

Collection Stats

  • Tours
    26
  • Distance
    1,167 mi
  • Duration
    125:43 h
  • Elevation
    42,825 ft41,800 ft

You Might Also Like

A romantic journey in the footsteps of the Romans – Via de la Plata

Bike Touring Collection by Ana Carmen

On the road to the sun — bikepacking to southeast Spain

Bike Touring Collection by Tobias

Little adventures for the whole family

Hiking Collection by komoot

Two days of history and nature – Switzerland’s Furka High Trail

Hiking Collection by Tamara (wandert)