Cycling Tours in Spain

From dawn until dusk, Spain vibrates with life. With heritage, culture and food at its heart, it's an amazingly diverse country and our cycling trips in Spain are the perfect way to really 'get under the skin' of Spanish life.

From complete beginner to experienced rider, or whether you're looking for long or short tours, we have something for everyone. No matter how many times you've been in the saddle, the cycling tours in Spain we offer, in both the north and south, are second-to-none.

Plan your next excursion with us for peace of mind and a holiday you will never forget. If you have questions about a specific trip or need help choosing cycling holidays in Spain, our experienced team is always on hand to help.

Where to cycle in Spain

With so much to do, places to see, local cuisine to taste and photo opportunities to take advantage of, it can be hard to decide where to cycle in Spain. That's why we've listed our top recommendations which have been handpicked by our expert team.

Catalonia

Fancy seeing the lush wetlands and flamingos of Terres de l'Ebre in southern Catalonia? Here, you'll experience quiet country roads, ideal for any first-time cyclists. And you can enjoy the wide sandy beaches, which are perfect for relaxing on after a day of peddling and sightseeing.

Mallorca

Explore beautiful coastal trails, cycle the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains and discover the medieval town of Pollenca when you choose a self-guided cycling tour in Mallorca. Our relaxed itinerary will take you through almond groves and salt lagoons and past picturesque windmills. Finish your days with authentic home-cooked meals and the taste of local Mallorquin wine.

Andalucia

The quintessentially Spanish region of Andalucia is defined by Moorish architecture, historic hilltop towns and stunning beaches. You'll start your cycling tour in the city of Seville, pedalling down winding country roads through Mediterranean woodland. You'll visit the town of Arcos, one of the region's most dramatically positioned pueblos blancos (white villages). Enjoy Spain at its most authentic as you journey to Cadiz, thought to be the oldest city in Western Europe.

Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca stretches along the Mediterranean coastline in the Alicante region and boasts glorious weather, friendly locals and beautiful beaches. Pedal through vineyards and olive, almond and orange blossom groves. You'll encounter charming Spanish towns on this exciting cycling tour and stay in one of our specially selected hotels among stunning rural settings.

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Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling
Spain: Catalonia

Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling

Packed with contrast and variety, this easy 6-night cycling tour takes in the unspoilt Catalan coast, passing through olive groves, peach orchards and stunningly beautiful, pretty coloured villages. All the hotels have pools, and 2 nights are spent in a luxury 14th century castle.

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  • Holiday codeC06CN
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2375per person, tour only

  • 52 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling in Mallorca: Coast to Coast
Spain: Mallorca

Cycling in Mallorca: Coast to Coast

Easy cycling across Mallorca, taking in coastal trails and beautiful inland routes

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  • Holiday codeC07MA
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2540per person, tour only

  • 16 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling in Andalucia: Seville to Cadiz
Spain: Andalucia

Cycling in Andalucia: Seville to Cadiz

Discover one of Spain's most iconic areas by bike. From the capital city of Andalucia, Seville, cycle through small towns to reach your final destination, the ancient city of Cadiz. You'll follow country lanes, ride alongside rivers and through Mediterranean woodland and agricultural land taking in some of the highlights of the region.

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  • Holiday codeC06AD
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2570per person, tour only

  • 12 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling - Short Break
Spain: Catalonia

Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling - Short Break

Packed with contrast and variety, this easy cycling tour takes in the unspoilt Catalan coast, passing through olive groves, peach orchards and stunningly beautiful, pretty coloured villages. All the hotels have pools and 1 night is spent in a luxury 14th century castle.

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  • Holiday codeC04CN
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2000per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling through the Unspoilt Costa Blanca
Spain: Andalucia

Cycling through the Unspoilt Costa Blanca

A 6 night cycling holiday exploring the unspoilt inland area of Alicante discovering pretty Spanish villages and the Mariola National Park before enjoying two nights by the beach in the charming towns of Denia and Javea.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

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  • Holiday codeC06CB
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2360per person, tour only

  • 1 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling Valencia and the Orange Blossom Coast
Spain: Valencia

Cycling Valencia and the Orange Blossom Coast

A 7 night holiday in the Valencia region with 2 nights in the city of Valencia exploring off the beaten track inland valleys and gentle coastal cycling past secluded beaches and un-spoilt Nature Reserves and finishing in the charming town of Peniscola.

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  • Holiday codeC07VA
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2405per person, tour only

  • 7 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Classic Catalan Cycling
Spain: Catalonia

Classic Catalan Cycling

This 8-night holiday explores the wonderfully undiscovered Catalan countryside, a region of pine-fringed valleys dotted with historic castles, hilltop fortresses, ancient wine villages and beautiful countryside. It's wonderfully quiet cycling too, where you can discover unspoilt Catalonia (Catalunya).

DEPARTURE MONTHS

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  • Holiday codeC08CL
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2525per person, tour only

  • 9 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Vineyards of La Rioja Cycling
Spain: Rioja

Vineyards of La Rioja Cycling

This 7 night holiday offers peaceful cycling along quiet country lanes and tracks in La Rioja, home of the famous La Rioja Spanish wine. Cycle through the heart of this celebrated wine region amongst the vineyards and past wineries and wine museums and where a glass of wine waits at every turn.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

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  • Holiday codeC07RI
  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2600per person, tour only

  • 3 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling the Mediterranean Coast in Spain
Spain: Catalonia

Cycling the Mediterranean Coast in Spain

Guided group cycling between two of the most happening cities in Europe: Barcelona and Valencia.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

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  • Holiday codeC07MC
  • Holiday typeGuided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3450per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Catalonia Activities
Spain: Catalonia

Catalonia Activities

Combine a stay at the beach with your choice of gentle walking and cycling routes for an active family holiday. You stay in the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, where the rocky coastline has small coves to explore. A complimentary Headwater bike for your exclusive use is provided to give you total flexibility.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

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  • Holiday codeM07CL
  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2030per person, tour only

  • 12 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Bike hire included
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling the Camino de Santiago
Spain: Galicia

Cycling the Camino de Santiago

The Spanish Camino de Santiago is one of the most ancient pilgrims routes in the world. Your journey begins in Leon. The route then builds through the Galician countryside to a spectacular finale at Santiago de Compostela's majestic Baroque cathedral, the last resting place of St James the apostle.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

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  • Holiday codeC08CS
  • Holiday typePilgrimage
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2960per person, tour only

  • 5 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • Headwater navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

    Cycling Holidays in Spain

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Frequently asked questions

What is the best month to bike in Spain?

We offer a variety of cycling holidays in Spain throughout spring, summer and early autumn. If you'd like to experience a true Spanish summer, our trips during July and August might be just what you're looking for. It'll be hot, with average temperatures between the late 20s and early 30s Celsius. Or, if you'd prefer to cycle in a cooler climate, we'd recommend booking between March and June or September and October.

What are the most beautiful cycle tours in Spain?

Cycling coast-to-coast in Mallorca is spectacular. The island features a long coastline of sandy beaches and clear blue waters that are surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. And you'll get to admire the panoramic views of the Spanish UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Tramuntana Mountains.

Or you can explore the vibrant city of Valencia, which offers a combination of historic and contemporary architecture, as well as views of the azure Mediterranean waters.

You can browse our full list of cycling tours in Spain and contact our friendly team for advice on the most scenic routes.

Is Spain good for cycling?

Spain is renowned for its beautiful cycling routes and varying terrains, which is why thousands of avid cyclists flock to the country every year. With warm temperatures, traffic-free roads, long climbs and glorious sunshine, there's no wonder our cycling tours in Spain are popular.

Which cycle route is best in Spain?

We hand-pick our cycling trips in Spain to include only the best destinations, activities and accommodation. With crafted itineraries created by our local experts, you'll make amazing new memories on two wheels.

The type of cycle route you choose is dependent on what you want to get out of your holiday. If you're a lover of historic architecture, the Spanish Camino de Santiago is one of the most ancient pilgrimage routes in the world. You'll get to view stunning churches and cathedrals and explore the Galician countryside.

For something more relaxed, cycle the vineyards of La Rioja - the world-famous wine region. Make your way along quiet country lanes and explore charming villages and towns including Ezcaray, in the foothills of the Sierra de la Demanda mountains. To break your journey, visit the exquisite wineries, all at your own pace.

What should I wear for my cycling holiday in Spain?

We advise all travellers to bring their helmet and wear it always when cycling. This is a legal requirement in Spain. We are unable to provide helmets as they are unavailable to hire.

Check the weather forecast for your cycling trip in Spain so you know what to wear. There are pieces of kit to make your rides more comfortable and enjoyable. These include jerseys, padded shorts, moisture-wicking layers, waterproofs and sunglasses.

Which cities in Spain are bike-friendly?

There are many Spanish cities and areas with pleasant climates, flat terrain and gentle slopes that make them bike-friendly. From Valencia and Sevilla to Murcia and Palma in Mallorca, each has an extensive network of bike lanes, signposting and parking, so you can easily stop off and view the sights as and when you wish on our cycling tours in Spain.

What is included in the price for our Spanish cycling holidays?

All our cycling holidays in Spain include, as standard, transfers from both airports and hotels, 24-hour support in the resort, luggage transferred from each hotel and high-quality hybrid bikes. They also include either GPS or detailed maps, and all breakfast and evening meals.

What abilities are catered for on our cycling holidays in Spain?

Our cycling holidays are perfect for all abilities. To help you choose a holiday that best suits your level of fitness, we've assigned each one with an activity grading system based on distance and ascent. We've also marked each trip with an Activity Rating Level on each holiday page and in our brochures.

You can filter the holidays by activity level so that you'll only see the ones you'd be interested in. Some of our holidays offer a choice of routes and both Activity Rating Levels will be highlighted. Additionally, we've included a plus sign to denote sections that are more challenging.

Will Headwater arrange travel to and from Spain?

Of course. Our experienced team is dedicated to finding the best travel options for you from your preferred departure airport. We have access to a host of flight choices including British Airways and other lower cost alternatives.

Is customer service available 24/7 in Spain while on holiday?

We are on hand 24/7 for our customers on holiday. Our overseas team is comprised of experienced Headwater reps, local partners and hoteliers who are ready to field any questions or tackle any problems that may arise.

Why choose Headwater for your cycling holiday in Spain?

With almost 40 years of industry experience, we know a thing or two about creating unforgettable holidays. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose us for your cycling trip to Spain:

  • Happy customers: We have an excellent Feefo rating of 4.6 stars thanks to our loyal and happy customers.

  • Expertly crafted itineraries: All elements of your trip are handpicked by our local experts to ensure your cycling holiday in Spain will be one to remember.

  • Pre-booked flights: We'll take care of all the booking arrangements, including your flights, so you can enjoy a fuss-free journey to your destination.

  • ABTA- and ATOL-protected: Book with confidence knowing your cycling holiday is fully protected. Learn more about your key rights ahead of booking.

  • Award-winning holidays: We're proud to have won Best Travel Company to Central & Western Europe and Best Company for UK Breaks Holidays at the British Travel Awards.

  • Sustainability: Our People, Places & Planet plan is at the forefront of our operations and we are committed to our tours being Nature Positive, aiming to reduce our environmental impact.

  • Community support: We started The Exodus Travels Foundation to support various projects and communities around the world.
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