Whether it’s professional road cyclists who use the Costa Blanca of the North as a winter training center, or mountain bike enthusiasts on their way through the Sierra Nevada, Spain offers a wealth of interesting routes through breathtaking terrain.
Here are some things to keep in mind before you head on the popular cycle paths of Spain.
Choose your period
Spain can get super hot during the summer months (June to September). During this time, the mountains are the only place that is really suitable for cycling in Spain, or head to the cooler coastline.
At 12km from Sagra you can already find the cool sea breeze!
The weather starts to cool from September and in December it is “cold” in the north and center of the country until about February.
March to May is the best time of the year for cycling in Spain, with milder, warm weather throughout the country.
Be aware of safety risks
To a large extent, cycling in Spain is relatively safe, with well-marked routes and wide cycle paths on busier parts of popular cycling areas.
That said, it’s important to put safety first by always following the rules of the road and wearing a helmet. It is also a good idea to have an ID with you in the event of an accident.
Make sure you have your medical insurance details, your place of residence and important contact numbers with you.
Be economical with your packaging
Apart from the obvious essential cycling gear, such as cycling shorts, helmet, gloves and sunglasses, it is a good idea to bring the following items for extra comfort and performance:
– A good quality sunscreen product with a high protection factor;
– A slightly waterproof jacket in case of rain;
– A close-fitting jersey or synthetic top that won’t flap in the wind. It can be cold in the morning and the evening;
– At least two water bottles.
Choose the right bike for your destination
Cycling in Spain can mean losing yourself on a winding dirt road, exploring a rugged mountain pass, passing through a small town with light traffic and cobblestone streets or a well-paved urban road with wide cycle paths.
So the route you choose determines what type of bike you need.
Together with you we look at which bike is most suitable for your adventure. We also adjust the bike to your height, so that you avoid back complaints.
You can also bring your own bicycle (s), and there is room for this in the rooms.
Don’t leave the house without …
A tire repair kit and a small pump are essential, just like a spare inner tube. Cover the spare tire in baby powder to make sure it slides easily into your tire.