Featured Tour - Cycle Spain Coast to Coast in 7 Days
Cycle Spain Coast to Coast from San Sebastian to Girona (Cap de Creus) in 7 Days
Another of our featured tours. Launched in 2021, experience “Wild Espana” - a journey through the Pyrenees Mountains in northern Spain. Our 9-day (8 nights) Spain Coast to Coast tour (7 days cycling) will run in May and September 2022.
Our unique tour takes you from the wildness of the Atlantic to the blue warm waters of the Mediterranean. A journey with new colours at every turn. Cycle high mountain passes one day, lush green valleys the next. Quintessential mountain-top villages rising out of nowhere on the road ahead. Lose yourself as you pedal mile upon mile of quiet, smooth roads meandering alongside steep river gorges, decked with colourful flora. On the Spain Coast to Coast you will enjoy warm people, wholesome food and cold beer. Each stopover different from the last. Glittering San Sebastián with its world-renowned Michelin-starred restaurants and tapas bars. Buzzing Pamplona - a meeting point for walkers enjoying the Camino de Santiago. The cosmopolitan city of Jaca. The ancient medieval city of Girona. A mecca for discerning cyclists. The unforgettable landscape of the finish - the spectacular Cap de Creus. Here you can celebrate your achievement with an authentic Spanish meal and a cold beer.
Spain Coast to Coast Cycle Route & Itinerary
We start at the unique coastal town of San Sebastian in the Basque Country and finish at the most easterly point - Cap de Creus in Catalonia. The coast to coast route traverses the southerly and central regions of the Pyrenees and is designed to appeal to cyclists capable of riding 70+ miles and 5,500+ feet of climbing per day.
Cycling Day 1 - San Sebastian to Pamplona. 110km 2,290m
Leaving the buzz of San Sebastian, we soon reach the green, rolling hills and valleys of rural Basque country. Our ride rises up alongside the meandering River Urumea. We are in lush, green, forested terrain. The real climbing begins after lunch as we move from Basque Country to Navarra. A hilly afternoon with two significant Cols. Uitzi at 802 m and Zuarrarrate at 780 m. The final part of the day is flatter as we follow the Rivers Araquil and then Arga and on into Pamploma.
Cycling Day 2 - Pamplona to Jaca. 120km 1,530m
In contrast to yesterday, we kick off with open landscapes and distant mountains. We roll along enjoying the wide vistas and vineyards of this area. Tiny villages such as Lumbier make great places for a coffee and rest in the shade (or sunshine!). Moving from Navarre into Aragon, we follow the scenic banks of the Embalse de Yesa (Yesa Reservoir) fed by the two rivers – Aragon and Esca. This is a fantastic section of well surfaced and sweeping roads. Then it’s the steady climb to our finish point – the intriguing mountain town of Jaca.
Cycling Day 3 - Jaca to Ainsa. 90km 1,370m
A day of fun cycling! Steady ascents and fantastic sweeping, moderate descents. Climbing begins early with distant snow-capped mountain views to ‘Puerto de Serrablo’ (1,291 m). On through rural and fertile areas with traditional villages and Spanish architecture. A wonderful descent from our summit with enjoyable switchbacks. Then we follow the River Guarga gorge with steep rock faces and the river below us on the right. A steady descent to finish in the beautiful village of Ainsa – reportedly one of the prettiest in the Pyrenees.
Cycling Day 4 - Ainsa to Balaguer. 140km 2,220m
Today we move from Aragon to Catalunya. A roller coaster road before the bridge at the mouth of the reservoir where the river Cinca flows. Brace yourself for a 25km climb up the side of the mountains that surround the reservoir. An incredibly beautiful and quiet road away from the busier south running roads. ‘Puerto de Troncedo’ is a highlight of the day at 1,009 m.
Cycling Day 5 - Balaguer to Berga. 137km 1,990m
Leaving Balaguer we cycle by the Pantà de Sant Ponç reservoir. Built between 1949 and 1957. This reservoir, filled with turquoise colour water makes for a scenic ride, packed with panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains. The village of Camaras is nestled in the hills and climbing begins here on quiet and remote roads. Berga is a delightful town with its impressive towering backdrop of the Serra de Queralt National park.
Cycling Day 6 - Berga to Girona. 130km 2,120m
A meandering and hilly start to the day. Don’t expect flat or straight as we pedal the north side of the Panta de la Baells reservoir. We are in the Serra del Catlarás mountain range with its wonderfully enjoyable climb to the ‘Coll de Canes’ at 1,120m. Your reward is the descent towards Girona. A highlight is the ‘Cami Rural’ with its quiet roads through a valley floor carpeted with corn fields, colourful orchards and green grazing pastures. Today we end 600 m lower than our start point.
Cycling Day 7 - Girona to Cap de Creus. 87km 1,070m
A shorter day with a flat start leaving Girona and heading north-east towards Spain’s iconic most easterly point – Cap de Creus. The day starts with some quiet and pleasant cycling as ‘the Cap’ looms large in the distance. The last 20 km are a feast of climbing, fantastic views south along the Costa Brava coast and then a flowy descent to the quaint coastal town of Cadaques (home to Salvador Dalí), before the final push to the lighthouse and of course lunch and cold beer!
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