Picos de Europa Self Guided Bike Tour
8 Days of Splendor from
Cycling the Picos de Europa
If you enjoy spectacular cycling scenery, this is the bike tour for you: from the sparkling Bay of Biscay in Cantabria, you cycle south into the magical Picos de Europa, a breathtaking geological explosion of high snow-covered jagged peaks and deep narrow gorges carved by icy rivers full of salmon and trout.
The whole mountain range is tiny by in size - only 312 square miles - but of such awesome beauty that they almost defy accurate description. Most of your cycling will be through the stunning gorges that bisect the Picos de Europa in Asturias.
While fairly easy riding throughout, there will be only one long, low grade climb of 25km. On both of your layover days you can take advantage of the superb hiking trails - including the World Class Cares Gorge to enjoy the Picos from another perspective.
With low traffic, stunning landscapes and cristal rivers flowing to the beautiful Cantabrian beaches, it's no wonder this is one of our favourite bike tours!
Day to Day
Day 1 - San Vicente de la Barquera
Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing and sampling some of the famed seafood serving the freshest catch!
Day 2 - San Vicente to Potes
58 km / 36 mi
Day 3 Potes - Fuente De - Potes
47 km / 29 mi
Day 4 - Potes to Riano
57 km / 35 mi
Day 5 - Riano to Cangas de Onis
69 km / 43 mi
Day 6 - Hike Cares Gorge
12 km / 7 mi
Day 7 - Cangas de Onis to Alles
48 km / 30 mi
Where You Stay
Comfortable accommodations with private, en suite bathrooms, ranging from converted convents, mountain lodges & sea front escapes - all chosen for the 3 C’s; comfort, charm and convenience to sights. All the photos are of the actual hotels we use.
What You Get
Daily Luggage Shuttle
€440 per group, up to 4 riders
Bags left daily at reception and collected by 10am.
€360 per person
Extra cost for having a single room to yourself.
€190 per bike
Private Airport Transfer
Santander to San Vicente and back - price on request.
Cycling Rentals were a dream to deal with from start to finish. Very helpful by email in setting up the booking, I arrived for my holiday with the bike ready to go, a quick twist of the handlebars and fitting of my pedals and I was off. Very recommended, and I've got some great memories of cycling in this region now.
E-bikes are available as optional upgrades for this tour. Why go electric? If you love cycling but don't like uphills or head winds, electric assisted e-bikes are the way to ride.
Our premium e-bikes feature powerful, German made electric motors and a high capacity battery.
Find out more here.