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Green Spain Self-Guided Tour (13 Nights)

Tour code: NOSSG13

Tour Overview

If you are out of condition, the first day’s ride of this beautiful itinerary will find you out as you climb steadily south up the Saja Valley, finally summiting at Naveda near the source of the Ebro. From here you continue south to Aguilar de Campoo and then turn west to Cervera di Pisuerga for a two night stopover. The ride from here is the marvellous Reservoirs Ride. From Cervera you climb north to the Puerto de Piedras Luengas and then enjoy a wonderful descent to Potes in the basin of the Picos for a two night stopover. There are many options for the loop ride from here, including taking the cable car from Fuente De and then hiking down through the mountains. From Potes you ride north alongside the River Deva through the Gorge of La Hermida to Las Arenas de Cabrales. From Arenas you continue west to Cangas, and then cross the Sierra de la Cubeta to meet the Casta Verde at Llanes. The next route follows the coast east to San Vicente for a two night stopover. There are several great options for the loop ride from here. Finally you follow the coast through Comillas back to Santillana – or you can extend the route and finish in Santander.

See the Regional Details page for further information on the scenery and attractions.
The itinerary follows routes C, F, G, H, K, L, O, P, Q, S, T and U.
The tour is rated C – click here for tour rating description.

Ten highlights

  • Santillana del Mar
  • Saja Valley
  • Source of the Ebro
  • Fuente De
  • La Hermida Gorge
  • Las Arenas and the Cabrales Valley
  • Cangas
  • Llanes
  • Parque Natural de Oyambre
  • Comillas

Gallery

  • Cares Gorge
  • Fuente De Cable Car
  • Meira Valley
  • Picos De Europa
  • Rio Deva
 

Options

  • This itinerary can be extended to 14 or 15 nights with additional nights in Reinosa and/or San Vicente.
  • There is the option to spend one or more nights in Bilbao at the beginning or end of your bicycle tour.

Outline Itinerary

Day Itinerary Start Finish Route options
En Route
1 arrive at SANTILLANA DEL MAR        
2 route C Santillana Campoó    
Altamira; Barcena Mayor; Cabezón de la Sal; Alto Campoó
3 route F Campoó Cervera      
Aguilar de Campoó; stork nesting sites; Aguilar de Campoó lake
4 route G Cervera Cervera  
Sierra del Brezo; Cervera lakes; Guardo
5 route H Cervera Potes    
Valley of Valdeprado; Puerto de Piedras Luengas; Santa Maria de Piasca
6 route K Potes Potes  
Valley of Valdebarro; Fuenta De; Santo Toribio monastery; Mogrovejo
7 route L Potes Arenas de Cabrales    
Santa Maria de Lebeña; La Hermida gorge; Panes; Sotres; Treviso
8 route O Arenas de Cabrales Cangas de Onís    
Valley of Cabrales; Covadonga; Mirador de la Reina
9 route P Cangas de Onís Llanes
Ribadesella; Siera de la Cubeta; Costa Verde
10 route Q ^ Llanes San Vicente      
Costa Verde; Unquera; Noriega; Andrín
11 route S San Vicente Cabuérniga  
La Hermida Gorge; Collade de Hoz; Collada de Ozalbal; El Soplao caves
12 route T Cabuérniga Villacarriedo    
Carmona pass; Barcena Mayor; Puente Visego caves and spa; Pas country
13 route U Villacarriedo Santander
Miera Valley; San Roque de Riomiera; Liérganes; La Cavada; Somo
14 depart from SANTANDER          

Tour Costs

Costs in Euros
basic cost per person sharing
1135
single accommodation supplement (if applicable)
325
Optional Costs
bicycle rental
Trek Hybrid
165
Carbon Road
235
 
E-Bike
245
pannier rental per pair
free
luggage transfers
shared charge for group
575
additional charge per rider
15
Transfer  Bilbao to Santillana (per group – max 4)
135
Transfer Santander to Santillana (per group – max 4)
75

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