Green Coast of Spain
It is well-known that the Spanish favour the Costa Verde as a holiday destination, and it’s not hard to see why.
The provinces of Cantabria and Asturias are acclaimed for their remarkable scenery: the snow-capped, jagged peaks of the Picos de Europa, the verdant foothills and ancient farming communities, and the magnificent coastline, including some of Europe’s most beautiful beaches.
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Arrival and a chance to explore the belle-époque elegance of Santander along the famous El Sardinero beach.
This morning you will set off along cycle lanes that will lead you out of the city and into the verdant countryside. For the most part, you will find yourself following the coast. Tonight you will spend your first night in the beautifully preserved town of Santillana del Mar.
Next to Santillana, you will find the internationally famous Altamira Caves Museum, well worth a visit. Later you will enjoy the town of Comillas, an excellent place to stop for lunch and spend time exploring. This full day will end in the fishing village of San Vicente de la Barquera where you will be able to enjoy wonderful fresh fish and seafod for dinner amongst other local dishes.
From San Vicente to Llanes enjoy winding country roads along the coast, stopping to take a dip on one of the stunning beaches. The bustling coastal town of Llanes awaits you!
Today you will discover more wonderful sandy beaches and impressive cliffs. All with the backdrop of the Sueve mountains. Your day’s cycle ends in the small port town of Ribadesella with another stunning beach. Take time to soak-in the breath taking views full of hidden coves and coastal islands.
From Ribadesella to Villaviciosa you will see many orchards as this is the area where much of Asturias’ famous cider is produced. More beautiful beaches and estuaries full of bird life will take you to the quaint town of Villaviciosa.
Today you reach your final destination: the small city of Gijon which has emerged from its industrial past and has given itself a facelift with pedestrianized streets, parks, seafront walks, cultural attractions and a very lively food and drink scene.
Departure or extra nights Why not enjoy an extra night or two in Gijón or Santander.
The route on the Costa Verde cycling holiday is undulating with several hilly sections.
Route Map (For guidance only):
Routes maybe subject to change or alteration. All route notes, maps and day-by-day information will be given to you upon arrival at the first hotel or at the welcome meeting. GPS/GPX Files are available for most our the cycling holidays we offer. Please ask us for details.
Total distance cycled: 258 km
Starting point of the cycling holiday: Santander
- 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
- Standard Bike hire
- Luggage transfers
- Detailed route notes & cycling maps
- Emergency assistance
- Flights to/from the start and finish
- Evening meals (unless stated)
- Local daily taxes (Payable at the hotel)
- Water Bottles
- Travel Insurance
- Bike Insurance (unless stated)
- Welcome Meetings (unless stated)
- Transfers (unless included)
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.