Guided Cycling Tours in Galicia

Cycling Galicia organises bespoke cycling holidays in the beautiful region of Galicia, in north west Spain. Galicia has everything a cycle tourist needs. Miles of coastline and river valleys, incredible views and natural beauty. And on top of all that, enough mountain climbs to test all cyclists, most on roads that are traffic free. It really is a paradise for any cyclist and offers some of the freshest and cleanest air in Europe. The local food isn’t bad either! If you are looking for cycling holidays in Spain, then look no further.

Whilst Galicia remains a relatively unknown region of Spain for foreign visitors, it is a haven for domestic tourism. Many enjoy the Camino de Santiago by bike as well as on foot. The ambient climate, the miles of unspoiled roads and the Gallego hospitality are second to none. Couple with our knowledge of the region ,will guarantee a cycling holiday that you will never forget. We are confident that once you have experienced Galicia, you will want to come back.

 All of our bespoke cycling holidays are fully organised around the client´s needs, not ours. We engage with every client to offer them a trip that suits them perfectly. All our bespoke cycling holidays are all inclusive . Once you are here you can put your wallet away and we will take care of the rest. So check out the details of our guided cycling tours that cater for all group sizes, or individuals.  There are many Spanish cycling holidays, but none are better than those in Galicia. Come and see for yourself. 

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March 25, 2019

Great Galician Coastal Climbs

by: Dean Fletcher

Galicia is a part of Spain that is blessed with wonderful nature. It has 1500km of coastline, thousands of square kms of wild forest, and above all mountains. Lots of mountains. And most of them can be climbed by bike. There are some truly great Galician coastal climbs. From north to south, east to west, the region is a cyclist’s paradise. What makes Galicia special, and somewhat unique, is the proximity of these climbs to the beautiful Atlantic coastline. There is nothing better than challenging terrain, and at the same time, a view of the sea.

Great Galician Coastal Climbs

We are very much spoilt for choice for these coastal climbs. In the south of Galicia, the most famous is the north face of Monte Groba. This climb was the site of Nicolas Roche’s famous victory in stage 2 of the 2013 Vuelta. The climb starts in the town of Baiona, and winds through the forest, and across the Serra de Groba. The climb in total is 12km at just over 5%, but don’t let that fool you. This climb hits ramps of 15+% and will test the best legs. The view from the top, looking north up the coat is simply stunning. On a clear day, over 75km. Monte Groba can be climbed from two different sides, from the west via Mougás , or from the south from  Oia. Both options are challenging and offer sea views all the way up.

Climb of Monte Santa Trega

The mythical mountain of Monte Santa Trega is right up there on any list of great Galician coastal climbs. The famous peak situated on the south western tip of Galicia is beautiful. It has a deep historical and cultural value to the region, with its celtic links.  It is short and steep, at just 3km long, but with an average gradient of 8.3%, it never relents. The beauty of the climb, is the view changes from the ocean, to the river Miño , and back to the ocean. The road winds its way up on both sides of this pyramid type mountain. At the top, at 260m above sea level, you can see the latest sunset anywhere in Europe. It has to be seen to be believed. It really is a must for any cycling holiday in Spain.

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March 1, 2019

Spring Training in Galicia

by: Dean Fletcher

Whether or not we believe in global warming, the weather in Europe has been very odd in the last few weeks. Record temperatures in the UK have given cyclists there a great opportunity to get the kms in. However, this has been something out of the ordinary. And it is much more common to choose a warmer climate for your early season kms. And why not try spring training in Galicia to get those kms in. We have everything that you need.

Spring Training in Galicia 

So, what do we have here that makes spring training in Galicia the ideal choice for cyclists? First of all, the Galician weather can be trusted from March 1st onwards. The temperature is stable around 15-18 degrees Celcius, and although there can be rain, it isn’t much of a threat. Because of the proximity to the coast, most of the Galician climbs are open all year round. And again, the lack of extreme low temperatures means that the descents are safe and ice free. So, it is very easy to design great routes involving plenty of uphill to test those early season legs.

Added bonuses in Galicia

The “apres bike” in Galicia is something that few know about. After a long day in the saddle, what can be better than sampling Galician gastronomy. In Spain, it is second to none. Whether you are a meat eater, or more of a fish person, Galicia has it all. And don’t forget the excellent wine to accompany all this delicious food. Nowhere in Spain can offer such high quality, locally sourced food for after a good ride. The best recuperation in Europe, and a key part of spring training in Galicia.

Spring Training Ideas

For those serious riders, a spring camp under a blue sky is fundamental to kick off a good season. The warmer temperatures, coupled with the combination of climbs, and coastal flats that Galicia can offer are perfect for early season kms. Particularly the climbing available. Galicia has a great combination of longer climbs such as Monte Groba, or shorter steeper efforts such as Monte Aloia from Tui. All these climbs serve as a great start to the season, clearing away the cobwebs of a long winter. Give Galicia a try, and you will not be disappointed.

 

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