Spain Cycling Holidays

Spain delivers no shortage of awesome cycling tours with something to offer every cyclist regardless of age or ability.

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To most Brits, Spain and holidays go together like fish and chips. Or pie and chips. Or egg and chips. Or sausage and chips. Or any other British fare that’s replaced the indigenous recipes in Spanish bars, cafes and restaurants… with chips.

For keen cyclists, however, even the most relaxing and indulgent holiday can begin to get irksome. They may grow bored of sumptuous sights, fine food and gorgeous food and wine. They may find that their feet start to itch with the desire to get put into pedals and their thumbs yearn for the clicking of changing gears.

Popular cycling destinations in Spain

Whether you’re hoping to enjoy some stunning views as you languidly pump the pedals or whether you’re hoping for an opportunity to test your mettle against some of Spain’s rugged mountain ranges, you’re sure to find a wonderful cycling route in this ubiquitous holiday destination. Some of the most popular include;

The Spanish Pyrenees- The mountain range that separates Spain from France often play hosts to cyclists, with routes considered punishing even by Tour de France veterans. Stretching from the picturesque Basque country to the stunning Costa Brava you could spend days exploring their rugged beauty.

Andalucia- You may think of Andalucia and think of rugged hills and quaint hilltop villages. Yet, while this popular image comes close it does the region an injustice. You’ll find challenging climbs here, for sure. But you’ll also find stunning scenery, serene traffic-free roads and medieval streets. Not to mention some of the best paellas in Spain.

Rioja- Spain’s famous wine region also has much to offer cyclists from around the world with stunning riverside paths along the banks of the Ebro river. Here you’ll also find Museo Dinastia Vivanco where you can learn everything there is to learn about the wine-making process.

The history of cycling in Spain

While Spain was introduced to cycling in the late 19th century, the importance of cycling as a sport in Spain came to the fore in the 1940s. Today 20% of Spanish citizens regard cycling as their primary mode of transport. Several Spanish cycling athletes have even won the Tour de France, including Federico Bahamontes, Luis Ocaña, Pedro Delgado, Óscar Pereiro, Alberto Contador, Carlos Sastre and the legendary Miguel Indurain who won the iconic race for five consecutive years from 1991 to 1995.

Famous races in Spain

Spain’s equivalent to the Tour de France is the Vuelta a España but this is just the tip of the iceberg. The country also plays host to a number of other races including the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Itzulia Basque country, Vuelta a Burgos and Gran Premio Miguel Indurain to name but a few.

The best time to cycle in Spain

As most British holidaymakers know, Spain can get hot in summer. This heat may be prohibitive for cycling. Balmier yet sunny weather can be found from March through to May.

Latest Spanish Tours

Road Cycling €2500
Luxury Basque Tour

Home to one of the largest number of Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, it is a foodie’s paradise, and precisely why Bike Basque has chosen it as a perfect setting for an eight-day, gourmet cycling…


  • Spain - Basque
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Intermediate
Road Cycling €1600
Cycling In The Basque Country

A combination of beautiful landscapes, coastal roads, sharp climbs and cycling-respectful drivers. It is precisely for this reason that the Basque Country has always been considered a bicycle paradise…


  • Spain - Basque
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Intermediate
Road Cycling €1200
Barcelona - Girona

In this trip, we combine Barcelona, one of the nicest Mediterranean metropolis, with Girona, possibly the top cycling destination anywhere in Europe. Good weather, smooth asphalt, amazing and scenic roads…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Intermediate
Road Cycling €1100
Barcelona - Montserrat - Penedes

Barcelona is an amazing city to discover on a bike, and also the countryside and mountains surrounding the city. Montserrat is an iconic destination, a must for every visitor, but beware, there is a steep…


  • Spain - Catalonia
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Intermediate
Road Cycling £595
Mallorca 312

SunVelo is the leading UK tour operator for this amazing closed roads sportive event with the largest group entry over the past 5 consecutive years. People come back to ride the Mallorca 312 sportive with…


  • Spain - Mallorca
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Expert
Road Cycling £79
Spring Season

Our 2019 Majorca Cycling Spring Season runs from Saturday 1st March to last departures Friday 27th May 2019 Cycling in Majorca in the spring season months of March, April and May is the time when you…


  • Spain - Mallorca
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Expert
Road Cycling £125
Autumn Season

Cycling in Majorca during the autumn season months of September, October and November is growing in popularity for those wanting to maximise their fitness gains over the summer, looking to get a head start…


  • Spain - Mallorca
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Expert
Road Cycling £75
Winter Endurance Camps

The SunVelo 2019 winter endurance camp starts with first arrivals on Friday 1st February and last departures Sunday 10th February. Based at the 4 star Zafiro Tropic hotel in Alcudia bay, you can stay…


  • Spain - Mallorca
  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Expert
Mountain & Off-Road £1295
Spain - Sensational Sierra Nevada - Guided Mountain Bike Holiday

<p>A true classic, our mountain biking holiday in the Sierra Nevada mountains is&nbsp;designed to be both challenging and incredibly rewarding for experienced&nbsp;mountain bikers. We have the opportunity…


  • Spain - Southern Spain
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Hard
Mountain & Off-Road £1325
Spain - Awesome Andalucia - Guided Mountain Bike Holiday

<p>Our objective in designing this itinerary is simple; to explore the best riding the south of Spain has to offer and package it together in one fantastic mountain biking holiday. In an area famous for…


  • Spain - Southern Spain
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Hard
Road Cycling £1490
Italy - Puglia - The Heel of Italy - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

<p>A guided cycling holiday exploring the Apulian region of Italy, located in the southeast of what is commonly known as the Heel of Italy’s Boot, and also its best kept secret!</p> <p>This interesting…


  • Spain - Southern Spain
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Hard
Road Cycling £1455
Northern Spain - Vuelta Classics - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

<p>Skedaddle's first ever road cycling tour took place in Northern Spain. The quality of the cycling here still makes the area unmissible. The region has everything - spectacular climbs, thrilling descents…


  • Spain - Northern Spain
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Hard
Mountain & Off-Road £1495
Spain - Pyrenees Enduro - Guided Mountain Bike Holiday

<p>The Pyrenees, Europe’s second largest mountain range, provide the background for a fantastic mountain biking adventure. Until recently, this&nbsp;riding heaven has been kept as a secret by local riders.&nbsp;…


  • Spain - Spanish Pyrenees
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Hard
Road Cycling £2695
Spain - Basque Country to Andalucia - North to South - 16 Day - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

<p>Spain, <em>España,</em> doesn’t need much of an introduction. We all know something about this country which takes up the lions share of the Iberian Peninsular. Most of us know about the great weather…


  • Spain - Basque
  • 16 Days / 15 Nights
  • Hard
Road Cycling £1245
Southern Spain - Andalucia - Los Pueblos Blancos - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

<p>Riding in the unspoilt region of Spain, this journey takes you through the most stunning mountain range in western Andalucia. During the tour you'll find yourself cycling along quiet country roads and…


  • Spain - Southern Spain
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Easy
Road Cycling £1325
Southern Spain - Roads of Ronda - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

<p>Ronda is a beautiful city, famous for its three historic bridges, steeped in history and generally regarded as the birthplace of modern bullfighting. It's difficult to think of anywhere more Spanish…


  • Spain - Southern Spain
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Intermediate