Exploring Spain on Two Wheels travel blog


So this is an attempt to blog my trip across spain by bike. It takes in 13 Spanish towns and cities, a bit of train trip and both the Atlantic North and Mediterranean North East (some would say South) coasts. Total distance is around 822km, total time is 16 days. This makes for around 74km/55 miles per day including rest days.

I like cycling, I like exploring and I speak a bare minimum of Spanish so this seemed like a good idea.

Now while I generally feel preparing for something is unethical I did have the opportunity to head out to the Netherlands to visit a friend in Leiden. Given this involved cycling through the pancake flat Dutch lanscape there was little physical preparation undertaken. Though there was a timely reminder to wear suitable underwear. It was also a marker on how much 10% beer I could drink and still get up early the next day. Thankfully Spanish beer appears to have a much weaker constitution.

It begins with the ferry to Santander next Tuesday 21st, then it's:

Bilbao

Vitoria

Pamplona

Puente La Reina de Jaca

Huesca

Castejon del Peunte

Lleida

Figueres

Cadaques

L'Estartit

S'Agaro


y finalmente

Barcelona

Phew. It's two nights in Barcelona then a flight back to the UK...



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