Our base for the duration of your cycling holiday in Galicia will be the historic frontier town of Tui. It is situated on the banks of the River Miño in the southernmost part of Galicia. This historic town is mentioned in many old scriptures dating back to the time of the birth of Jesus. Standing at the highest point of the town is the imposing cathedral, which was built sometime in the 12th Century. That area of the town, known as the “casco vello” retains many features of how the town looked hundreds of years ago. For that reason, it still has its narrow-cobbled streets and high sided buildings.
Transport Links from Tui
The town is overlooked by the mythical Monte Aloia, and sits on the banks of the River Miño. This river separates it from its neighbour Portugal. Tui is a very well-connected town, as the A55 motorway passes by it. Consqeuently, the connection to Porto Airport is just an hour, and similarly to Vigo in half an hour. Similarly close by is the Rias Baixas motorway leading to the interior of Galicia. Because of this new network of motorways we can access other parts of Galicia quickly and easily. As a result, this opens up new routes for our holidays.
Bars and Taperías
Tui like many Spanish towns has a very strong café/bar culture. Its main thoroughfare, locally known as the corredera hosts many good bars and taperias. Firstly, these are ideal for a pre-dinner drink, or more importantly, a post-ride beer or wine. For those who want to be a bit more of a tourist, there is plenty of history to see. Our base is less than 1 km from the town centre, making it easily accessible for those who want to explore its historical centre. It is a delightful place, very welcoming, and the ideal site to base our week´s cycling from.