Spain is an ideal destination for bicycle enthusiasts. Its geographic diversity and beautiful climate allow for year-round bicycle touring. Here are different types of routes to explore:
1. Vías Verdes: Over 3,200 kilometers of decommissioned railway lines have been transformed into bicycle touring routes. With more than 120 trails available, the distances vary widely, ranging from 1 to 100 kilometers.
2. Caminos Naturales: Spain boasts over 10,300 kilometers of nature trails, including ancient railway lines, waterways, transhumance routes, and paths, offering diverse cycling experiences.
3. EuroVelo routes: Many stretches of the Mediterranean area in Spain are perfectly set up for bicycle touring, such as the EuroVelo 8 itinerary that spans from Cadiz to Athens.
In addition, Spain offers some of the most beautiful and well-marked routes in Europe, notably the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James. Several routes converge in Santiago de Compostela, including the French Way (from Roncesvalles), the Aragonese Way (from Somport), the Northern Path along the North Atlantic coastline, the Primitive Way (from Oviedo), the English Way (from Coruña/Ferrol), the Portuguese Way (from Lisbon/Porto), the Basque Way of the Interior, and the Lebaniego Way.
The Camino del Cid follows the medieval knight Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar’s footsteps through interior Spain, stretching from Burgos to Valencia.
Lastly, the Channel of Castile, an ancient river navigation route, offers one of the most beautiful cycling experiences in Castile and Leon.”
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