Welcome to Hooked on Cycling Holidays and our cycling holidays throughout Spain. Our cycling holidays in Spain are in four main regions, one region in Northern Spain around Santander and Picos de Europa mountains and the nearby coastline, another in wonderful Andalusia (Andalucia) at the southern most tip of Europe, the third in Catalonia (Catalunya) and the forth in the Balearic Island of Majorca (Mallorca). Our cycling holidays in Spain are ideal for all abilities. Catalonia, Northern Spain and Majorca being ideal for first time cycle tourists as well as experienced cyclists but our tour in Andalusia is only ideal for experienced cyclists.
CYCLE AND CULTURE - Andalusia
Level 2-3 cycling holiday in Andalusia: a 7 night self guided cycle tour.
Your start location is Alhama de Granada an ancient Moorish settlement situated half way between Granada and Malaga in the Poniente Granadino region of Granada. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and lakes, and built on the edge of a huge gorge, Alhama has many traditional bars and restaurants and is the perfect base to start your cycling holiday. Your circular tour will take you to Granada and a chance to visit the Alhambra Palace, along with many wonderful rural Spanish towns and villages.
CASTLES OF ANDALUSIA
Level 3 cycling holiday in Andalusia: a 7 night cycle tour self guided cycle tour.
We have designed this cycling holiday for the more experienced cyclist and we have racing cycles to rent. This cycling tour explores some of the Moorish castles of ‘Al-Andalus’ and begins in Alhama de Granada, part of the Moorish kingdom ruled from the 7th to the 14th century. We shall then loop north to Montefrio, Priego de Cordoba, Iznajar before making our way back to Alhama de Granada. It is really an epic journey through time, on superb roads and wonderful scenery.
CALIPHATE - Route of the Caliphate - Andalusia
Level 2-3 cycling holiday in Andalusia: 7 nights cycling self guided tour from Cordoba to Granada.
This really is a cycling adventure through Andalusia’s past and culture, a journey of discovery that evokes the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Route of the Caliphate, that ancient Muslim route which joins the cities of Cordova and Granada, which are two of the most emblematic cities of ancient al-Andalus.
Cordova, home to the ruling Caliphs, to philosophers, astronomers, mathematicians and doctors who illuminated the middle ages with knowledge, centuries ahead of the European Renaissance. Granada, whose mighty kingdom cultivated the sciences above all and where formal refinement and architectural decoration, reached levels unmatched in any society of its time.
Come and see these two cities, then, on a journey through time and across the unique, natural territories that feature along the way
Level 2 cycling holiday on Majorca: a 7 night self guided cycling tour.
This is an ideal family tour. When God finished creating Southern Europe, he had some landscapes left over and decided to make an island in the sea where they would all fit in, Mallorca. At least, this is what the Mallorquins say, when they try to explain why their island is such an attractive mix of different types of Mediterranean landscapes. This gentle undulating and very fertile inland countryside surrounded by, sandy beaches, impressive cliffs and quiet Mediterranean woods of pine, carob and oak trees. To the west, an impressive limestone mountain range. We have carefully designed this cycling tour to take you along quiet inland tarmac roads, away from the tourist and industrial centre’s of the south.
ASTURIAS - The Green Coast of Spain
Level 2 cycling holiday in Spain: a 7 night level 2 self guided cycle tour.
The green north coast of the Iberian Peninsula makes the perfect setting for a cycling holiday. In the distance, you see wonderful hills and some more mountainous terrain; you cycle past the coastal ranges of El Cuera and El Sueve in the shadow of the impressive snowy peaks of the Picos de Europa. Passing tiny coves and charming coastal villages, you ride from Cantabria into Asturias. Some of your routes follow sections of the Pilgrims’ Route to Santiago de Compostela (Saint James’ Way) so you will find ruins and Romanesque chapels along the way. The cider-making capital of Villaviciosa makes a good introduction to Asturian gastronomy before sending you off to the friendly city of Gijon for a tapas feast to celebrate the end of a satisfying journey.
FAMILY IN CATALONIA - Baix Emporda
Level 1-2 cycling holiday in Catalonia: a 7 night self guided cycle tour for families and couples.
This cycle tour in Catalonia is suitable for families of all ages while staying in our fabulous farmhouse option or also for couples who select our hotel option. On this tour, you have gentle cycling on nearly flat or gently rolling terrain, from the green Catalonian countryside through medieval villages to the azure Mediterranean Sea. Pedal back into history as you ride through fields of sunflowers and wheat, forests of pines and even rice fields into an ancient land inhabited by Iberians in pre-Roman times and once besieged by pirates.
WINE TRAILS OF RIOJA
Level 2-3 cycling holiday in Rioja: a 7 night self guided cycle tour.
This particular cycle tour is a cycling journey through the Sierra de la Demanda and into the re-known wine region of Rioja. The cycle starts in the Castilian city of Burgos, following a "via verde" (disused rail track adapted as a cycle route) into the heart of the Sierra de la Demanda. The river Najerilla followed downstream amongst spectacular landscapes to reach the Monastery of Yuso (birthplace to the Castilian language). The journey then takes you to the rich land of La Rioja where you will enjoy the last three days cycling along quiet country lanes, surrounded by vineyards, in the Ebro river valley. There will be plenty of chances to visit famous wineries, some with very exciting architectural designs, and taste the excellent wines of La Rioja.
WHITE VILLAGES - White Villages of Andalusia
Level 2-3 cycling holiday in Spain: a 6 night independent cycle tour through Andalusia.
Setting out from Granada and following a constant southwesterly direction, you will ride through various mountainous regions and cross age-old passes. These are the mountains of Almijara, Antequera, Líbar, Alcornocales, and finally Cabrito. You will finish in the romantic town of Ronda. Granada, the Alhambra and the city’s plain, the Alhama mountains, the picturesque Axarquía region, Antequera and its stunning Torcal mountain, the El Chorro gorge, Ronda mountains and the Cortes Nature Reserve, these are just some of the places, peoples and pleasures that you will discover as you ride the ancient trails of Andalusia.
SAINT JAMES WAY
Level 2-3 cycling holiday along the Saint James Way: a 7 or 9 Night self guided tour.
This cycling holiday in northern Spain is a along the Saint James Way, the famous Pilgrim route across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. The cycle tour takes you from Leon in the east to Santiago in the west. The route is part on road and part off road.
Level 3-4 cycling holiday in Spain: a 5 night fixed location cycle holiday.
This cycle tour has been designed for, club and the more serious cyclist wishing to ride road race bikes over distances of around 63 miles or 100km per day. It is a fixed base holiday staying in the very traditional La Seguiriya hotel on the edge of the gorge of Alhama de Granada, Andalucia. All four rides are on good tarmac roads with fabulous scenery.
EL CID - The Land of El Cid
Level 2-3 cycling holiday in Spain: a 7 night self guided cycle tour.
This is the Land of El Cid a journey from the black slate valley to the medieval town of Sigüenza. You will retrace the steps of El Cid, the Spanish hero of the middle ages, as he traveled south winning battle after battle against Moorish kings who had conquered Spain for 800 years.
From the town of Riaza, in the foothills of the protected Guadarrama Mountains, you will explore the red stone villages and the medieval town of Ayllón. Later you head south towards Guadalajara, down the "black slate villages valley". This wonderful cycle journey then takes you on to Jadraque, dominated by the impressive El Cid’s Castle where you then follow the natural park of the "Rio Dulce Canyon", to reach the unique and magnificent medieval town of Siguenza.
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