Spain is a European country bordered to the west by Portugal; to the northeast it borders France, from which it is separated by the tiny principality of Andorra and by the great wall of the Pyrenees Mountains. An integrant part of Spain are The Canary (Canarias) Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean and the Balearic (Baleares) Islands, in the Mediterranean.
With 47 million inhabitants, and over 500.000 km2 of land mass, it’s one of the biggest countries in Europe.
The official language is Castilian and it's the country’s most widely spoken language, what outside Spain is generally known as Spanish. It also has 5 other co-official languages from some of the autonomous regions: Catalan in Catalonia and in the Balearic Islands, Valencian in Valencia, Galician (Gallego) in Galicia, and Euskera (Basque) in the Basque Country and in some Euskera-speaking territories of Navarra.
Due to its large size, Spain has several climate zones, but you can expect a Mediterranean climate most of the time in most areas, with hot dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The Balearic islands have a maritime climate with cool wet winters and hot dry summers.
Being one of the world's top tourist destinations, tourism is one of the most important economic activities and one where there's great infrastructure.
The golden age of Spain in the XVI and XVII centuries marked by the navigators explorations, made Spain the most powerful country in the world, spreading to every continent with a navy that dominated the seas. This power, influence and riches formed an Empire and brought a cultural development that lives to this days both in the character of the people as well as in the monuments and arts.
A MOSAIC OF PEOPLES AND CULTURES
By cycling Spain, you will live the most authentic experiences in the country.
Spain is home to the passionate flamenco or the controversial bullfighting, they are the result of centuries old influence and culture of the different occupants of the Iberian Peninsula, like the Phoenician, Romans or Arabs.
MONUMENTS AND MUSEUMS MEET CONTEMPORARY & MODERN ARTS
The majestic monuments you'll find in towns like Granada, Córdoba, Ronda or Seville are also a testament of the influence of the occupying peoples, the unmissable Alhambra and the Alcazaar of Arab influence, the Christian Medieval castles and palaces like El Escorial, the modern Sagrada Familia Cathedral of Gaudi or the modernistic Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum in Bilbao define the colourful and diverse cultural scenery of this country.
The Tapas culture mixes with the Spanish culture and the cured hams or Pata Negra hams are quintessencial to that culture.
But having direct access to the Mediterranean and Atlantic oceans means Spain also thrives on fantastic, fresh fish and seafood, expertly used in its trademark mediterranean cuisine. But the country’s great variety of cultures and landscapes means each region has an endless variety of hearty meat dishes, cheese, wines and local gastronomy.
BEST WINE COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
You’ll get to discover the Empordá, Rioja and Andalucia's wine areas, best roads and trails, exploring regions that have been voted as some of the best wine countries in the world, not just because they are home to some of the best wine tasting experiences, but also because of their picturesque and authentic landscapes, people, wineries, farms and culture.
FLAVOUR AND RICHNESS IN EVERY BITE
Everywhere you go, you’ll find it easy to savour great, authentic and simple food. From Michelin star restaurants to local Tapas bars, Spain is a foodie’s heaven.
Spain's size and geographic diversity makes it the ultimate destination for cycling holidays. There's a perfect bike tour for every season. You can cycle the green cool mountains and valleys of the Basque Country and Galicia, in the spring and summer while the Andalucia, Costa Brava or the Balearic Islands are best enjoyed in the balmy Mediterranean climate of the Spring and Autumn.
AMAZING LANDSCAPE DIVERSITY
Spain is home to amazing beaches, glacial valleys, big mountain ranges, wine countries and national parks, there's a region and a tour for your favourite riding terrain.
Tourism is one of Spain's main activities. Cycling in Spain, you’ll find great infrastructures to support your stay: from amazing 5 star hotels to charming palaces and farms that have been restored with great care to host tourists from all around the world. Home to several UNESCO world heritage sites, we proudly take care of our touristic attractions and destinations.
AUTHENTICITY OF THE COUNTRY
Although a modern country, Spain keeps its traditions and costumes very much alive. The country’s culture materializes in its trademark Flamenco music, prize winning and recognised writers like Miguel Cervantes, world famous architects like Gaudi or renowned painters and sculptures like Picasso.
WELCOMING NATURE OF THE SPANISH
The Spanish people are welcoming by nature, and so are the local cyclists. We love to host dinners and receive guests and tourists – there’s always room for one more at our table.
/ BIKE TOUR IN GIRONA AND COSTA BRAVA
/ BIKE TOUR IN MALLORCA
/ BIKE TOUR IN THE FRENCH CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
/ BIKE TOUR IN LA RIOJA AND THE Basque Country
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