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Cycling Europe by Bike

Introduction to Spain

Spain is a country that fast becomes an addiction. You might intend just to come for a beach holiday, or a tour of the major cities, but before you know it, you'll be hooked by something quite different – the celebration of some local fiesta, perhaps or the amazing nightlife in Madrid, or the Moorish monuments of Andalucía. By then, of course, you'll have noticed that there is not just one Spain, but many.


The major cities are compellingly individual. Barcelona(see Catalunya), for many, has the edge, thanks largely to Gaudí's splendid modernista architecture, but Madrid, although not as pretty, claims as many devotees. Then there's Seville, home of flamenco; Valencia, the vibrant capital of the Levante; and Bilbao, with its astonishing Museo Guggenheim.


Monuments vary just as widely. Touring Castile and León, you can't avoid vast cathedrals and reconquista castles; in northerly, mountainous Asturias and the Pyrenees, tiny Romanesque churches dot the hillsides; Andalucía has the great mosques and Moorish palaces of Granada, Seville and Córdoba; Castile boasts the superb medieval capital, Toledo, and the gorgeous Renaissance city of Salamanca; and harsh Extremadura cradles ornate conquistador towns.

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Route through Spain

Our route through this area may change at any notice, and at this point is only shown as a rough guide to our direction, upon completion of this stage there will be a more comprehensive guide available to view.



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Expedition Diary

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