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Spain's 4 Best Self Guided Cycling Tours

Explore Spain on an affordable self guided bike holiday

If you're looking to discover Spain's sun drenched scenery, coastal views, laidback lifestyles and fascinating regional culture, consider going on a Spanish self guided cycling tour.

UTracks' affordable self guided bike holidays allow you to explore Spain at your own pace. Get off the beaten track and experience Spain's back roads as you pedal around authentic parts of this beautiful country. Discover the interesting regional culture of Catalonia, sample Spain's finest wines in the Rioja Valley, become immersed in the history and culture of Andalucia, or make a bucket list achievement by cycling the Spanish Camino.

Here are four of Spain's Best Self Guided Cycling tours.


  1. Catalonia By Bike Tour

  2. 1476 |  <i>Kate Baker</i>


    The region of Catalonia is in north eastern Spain and captivates travellers with its unique culture, language and history. Not to mention the undeniable beauty of the coast and countryside that you'll pedal past. These factors are what makes cycling in Catalonia so different from the rest of Spain.

    On the Catalonia by Bike self guided tour, you'll encounter an ancient land filled with welcoming locals and hearty Catalan food and wine. Highlights include witnessing the Costa Brava beaches, admiring Greek and Roman ruins at Empuries, and the opportunity to explore the quirky Salvador Dali museum.

    Catalonia is also an ideal place to take the entire family and you can do so with the Catalonia by Bike for Families tour. This is a self guided cycling tour with achievable pedalling distances and an itinerary that caters for all ages.

  3. Spanish Camino By Bike Tour

  4. Cycling through the morning mist along the Camino |  <i>@timcharody</i>

    The world famous Camino de Santiago is mainly completed by pilgrims who walk, but it is also possible to cycle the iconic Camino. Plus, you'll receive a Compostela certification that approves your cycling journey, just like a walking pilgrim would get. You can view all Camino cycling tours here.

    To make the Spanish Camino achievable for those short on time, the 800km trail has been broken up into two section. There's the Spanish Camino by Bike: the Pyrenees to Leon trip, which starts in Roncesvalles and explores the key cities of Pamplona, Burgos and Leon. This self guided ride takes 10 days and is of moderate to challenging grade due to the hills of the Pyrenees.

    The Spanish Camino by Bike: Leon to Santiago stage is more popular because it's the minimum distance needed to be ridden to be eligible to receive a Compostela of completion. This is an 8 day self guided cycling tour that captures the essence of the Camino pilgrimage, especially as you ride your bike into the sacred city of Santiago de Compostela.

  5. Ronda and the Sierra de Grazalema by Bike

  6. The hill top town of Ronda in Spain |  <i>Kristina Hunt</i>


    Explore the historical lands of Andalucia on the memorable Ronda and the Sierra de Grazalema by Bike tour. On this cycling trip, you'll encounter Moorish villages that cling to the mountainside, enjoy sweeping views of the far-reaching plains, and discover Mediterranean vegetation framing the beautiful backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountain ranges.

    This is a loop cycle tour that begins in Ronda, an intriguing town with a curious mix of Moorish and European monuments, particularly its famous bridge and viewpoints. Continue on this self guided bike holiday to the Moorish towns of Benaocaz and Jimera del Ibar and see all of Andalucia's crumbling beauty and history.

  7. Highlights of the Rioja by Bike Tour

  8. Cyclists in Rioja

    Explore Spain's medieval hilltop villages and amazing vineyards on the Highlights of the Rioja by Bike tour. This trip takes you through Spain's postcard perfect wine making region, complete with rolling countryside, charming villages and small castles.

    The best parts of this cycling holiday is enjoying the relaxed riding of Rioja's bike routes by day, where you'll come across the Ebro river, quaint churches and some parts of the Camino de Santiago trail. You'll also be able to sample some of the best bold reds that the Rioja Valley is famous for.


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