Pico de Europa National Park Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £859 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.
Arrival to your first hotel, a restored convent. Enjoy a walk around this walled mediaeval town.
Day 2: Aguilar de Campoo – Cervera de Pisuerga. 42km / Climb: 482m
Pleasant first cycle along very quiet country roads visiting small villages and striking landscapes.
Day 3: Cervera de Pisuerga – Potes. 57km / Climb: 478m
A beautiful cycle away from Castile and into Picos de Europa offering spectacular panoramic views.
Day 4: Circular route Potes-Fuente de- Potes. 47km / Climb: 831m
23 kms from Potes and climbing a total of 800 meters will take you to the base of the cable car in Fuente de, where you take the cable car and enjoy the most spectacular views.
Day 5: Potes – Arenas de Cabrales. 50km / Climb: 189m
Cycle out of the valley of Liebana and into the Valley of Cabrales along the Hermida Gap, amongst vertical limestone walls as high as 600m.
Day 6: Circular route Arenas-Bulnes-Arenas. 13km cycle – 6km walk / Climb: 411m
A short 6,5km cycle up to the end of the road in Puente Poncebos where you can take the cable car to the stunning and isolated mountain village of Bulnes.
Day 7: Arenas de Cabrales – Llanes. 38km / Climb: 685m
One final day cycling to reach the Northern coast to enjoy its wonderful white sandy beaches.
Day 8: Departure or extra nights.
Departure or extra nights in Llanes or Bilbao
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 bike and adjust it to your specifications. We carry your luggage between hotels so you can travel light.
Important: Models can vary according to the holiday and date selected!
We use fully-equipped touring bicycles:
Puncture resistant hybrid tyres ideal for road cycling but with some tread to give you the security you need on dirt track sections, 21 or 24 gears, comfortable seat, front suspension, adjustable handle bars, bike stand, mudguards, bottle holder as standard.
• Bike type: Giant Argento and Kalkhoff Voyager or equivalent.
• Odometer included.
• Choice of sizes from xs to xl and male/female bikes.
• Electric bike hire available on request.
Equipment included in the price:
• Rear pannier
• Map carrier
• Puncture repair kit
• Multitool set
Picos de Europa National Park, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04. to 31.10.2020
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £859 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £269
Half Board Upgrade: £149
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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: £859
Single Supplement: From £269