Cycling routes and bike maps in and around
With the help of the Bikemap bike route planner, you can find the most beautiful bike routes in a country known for its tapas, flamenco and bullfights but also for its impressive scenery and cities which suggest fascinating Catalan or Moorish influences. If you want to see what this many-faceted country has to offer you can explore it by bike. The Spaniards’ pride and hospitality can be experienced everywhere, in mighty Madrid, relaxed Barcelona, volcanic Tenerife or on Mallorca’s beaches. You can even go on a pilgrimage on two wheels on the Way of Saint James.
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Ride along the famous Way of Saint James. There are two possibilities: Either you cycle along the hiking trail which is not exactly designed for cyclists and encloses several difficult passages or you choose asphalted alternative routes.
Cycling is becoming more and more popular in Barcelona. When cycling around, you can admire Antoni Gaudi’s fantastic architecture.
The Balearic island Mallorca is a true cyclist’s dream. There are numerous cycling routes running through the island’s changing fauna and flora, scenic fishers’ villages and mountainous or coastal landscapes. The climate is mostly mild and pleasant.
Cycling tracks are usually only known in touristically attractive regions in Spain.
You have to wear a helmet when cycling outside of a built-up area. Exceptions are “long ascents”, “intense heat” or medical reasons. This regulation isn’t strictly enforced.
You should prepare for a late dinner after an exhausting bike tour. In Spain, it is customary to eat around 9 pm.
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Discover Spain's coasts, islands and countryside
The sunny climate and a varied landscape of orange trees, perfect beaches and rugged mountains are enough to inspire anyone to dream of a Spanish holiday.
And once you consider the continuous improvements in local cycling infrastructure and the laid-back mentality fuelled by ruby rioja and delicious tapas, you'll be ready to pack your saddle bags.
Discover Spain's cities
There is no doubt Barcelona is great for cyclists. With one of the most popular (by numbers) bike share systems and lots of traffic-calming measures in place, the city famous for unfinished Gaudí buildings and shopping in La Rambla has ensured that bicycles are back in fashion in Spain.
The Spanish capital Madrid, by comparison, can pose a bit of a challenge for cyclists. While it is well worth a visit for its art in the Prado, its royal palaces and grand historical squares, the quality of its bike paths is currently not on its list of highlights.
An honorable mention should go to Seville. According to the Copenhagenize index, the Andalusian flamenco capital ranks as the 10th most bicycle-friendly city in the world – just after Barcelona – and that is thanks to a huge increase in segregated bike infrastructure over the recent years. Keep up the good work, Spain!
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