Pico de Europa National Park Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £689 per person
Other durations available on request.
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– Cycle through Villages full of History and beautiful Romanesque Churches.
– Spectacular panoramic views of the Picos.
– A chance to take a cable car to the Mountain Village of Bulnes.
– Enjoy the white sandy beaches of the Northern Coast.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival at Aguilar de Campoo.
Enjoy a walk around this walled mediaeval town and its palace, monastery, convent, church and many noble houses.
Day 2: Aguilar de Campoo to Cervera de Pisuerga 39 km.
Handover of the bikes and cycle along the river Pisuerga passing through small villages full of history and beautiful Romanesque churches for which this area is famous.
Day 3: Cervera de Pisuerga to Potes 56 km (mostly downhill).
A beautiful ride along quiet country lanes heading North, leaving the province of Palencia and entering the very different region of Asturias and the Picos de Europa National Park.
This cycle offers spectacular panoramic views of the Picos in the distance and you will spend the next two nights in the popular mountain village of Potes.
Day 4: Circular route Potes – Fuente dé –Potes 46 km.
23 kms from Potes and climbing a total of 800 meters will take you to the base of the cable car in Fuente dé.
It will be well worth the effort when you go up an additional 750 meters to reach a height of 1850 meters from which to enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the Picos de Europa Massif.
If you are feeling tired, there is a much shorter alternative for a chance to visit the stunning Santo Toribio Monastery.
Day 5: Potes to Arenas de Cabrales 47 km.
Cycle out of the valley of Liebana and into the Valley of Cabrales, famous for its production of spicy blue cheeses made in the artisan tradition.
You will cycle along the Hermida Gap, amongst vertical limestone walls as high as 600m.
Day 6: Circular Route Arenas – Potes – Arenas 13 km cycle (and 8 km walk).
One more day amongst mountains. A short 6.5km cycle up to the end of the road in Puente Poncebos where you can choose between a 4km walk uphill or taking the cable car to the stunning and isolated mountain village of Bulnes.
Retrace your steps/cycle to return to Potes.
Day 7: Potes to the Coast near Llanes 36km (or 26km).
One final day cycling to reach the Northern coast to enjoy its wonderful white sandy beaches.
There are two alternatives today depending on how tired you are or how soon you want to get to the beach!
Day 8: Depart or extra nights at the beach or Santander.
This tour starts in Alguilar.
How do I get to the Starting Point? Take a train from Santander (1hr40mins) or Madrid (3hrs)
How do I get back to Santander? Private transfer (approx 1hr) or take the train from nearby Balmori to Santander ( approx. 2hrs20mins)
Moderate. You will need to be in good health and reasonably fit. These trips may contain elements that are quite active, but not too hard. Accommodation will be very comfortable and pleasant.
The Picos de Europa National Park tour stays in small rural hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
– 7 nights’ accommodation B&B.
– Luggage transfers between hotels.
– Detailed maps and itinerary description.
– Emergency Support.
– Bike Hire.
A bicycle specialist will deliver your hire bike and adjust it to your specifications. We provide you with fully equipped touring bicycles. Remember that we carry your luggage between hotels so you can travel light.
You are provided with fully equipped touring bicycles.
Different sizes of frame
Large rear panniers
Helmets (You can bring your own)
Picos de Europa National Park, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04. to 31.10.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £689 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £249
Half Board Upgrade: £139
Hotel Category Descriptions
Days 1 and 7 conveniently located city hotels. Day 2: 4* hotel in small town. Days 3 through to 6 small, family run, rural hotels.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
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Holiday Price: £689
Single Supplement: From £249