From San Vicente, on transfer day we will ride our Queen stage, inland to the base of the feared Covadonga. We will ascend steadily, stopping for pics at the top before passing over and dropping down to La Robellada.
We then continue descending back towards the coast where we will stay until the end of the trip. This time in Llanes.
This day will be 135km and 3400m climbing, did we say stunning? Yes. Did we say easy? No.
Back in 2014 Cyclist magazine did an in depth article championing this area calling it “Spanish Classic”. Thankfully nobody reads it and it’s still almost unspoilt for our benefit.
Once in Llanes we can catch our breath and can enjoy the seaside again. Another 3 days of hard cycling await, with equally awesome climbs. But the option is there to recover and take a shorter coastal route if you prefer.
A celebration banquet on our final Saturday evening will be followed by transfers back to Bilbao for the flights home.
This trip is for the more discerning cyclist that can see beyond the Alps or Dolomites and wishes different adventures on quiet roads elsewhere. You won’t be disappointed!
Most days we will cycle between 70-90 miles and climb on average 3000m each day. Options to take shorter flatter routes are available if you wish for an easier ride.
Our usual level of care and attention goes should go without saying. We want you to enjoy yourselves as much as possible.
Price includes hotels, breakfast and evening meal. Also transfers to and from Bilbao airport and between hotels where required.
It includes a supporting vehicle to resupply on the road alongside 2 outriders actually helping and guiding around the routes. They will also help with any minor mechanicals if needed.
What’s not included: flights, lunchtime food, energy products and evening drinks with dinner?