Asturias by bike

from 805 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : ESP4
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From April to September 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in Asturias

Spain’s green north coast makes the perfect setting for an easy cycling holiday. Over hills and almost flat country roads you cycle past the coast ranges of El Cuera and El Sueve in the shadow of the impressive snowy peaks of the Picos de Europa. Passing tiny coves and charming coastal villages, you ride from Cantabria into Asturias. Some of your routes follow sections of the Pilgrims’ Route to Santiago de Compostela (Saint James’ Way) so you will find ruins and Romanesque chapels along the way. The cider-making capital of Villaviciosa makes a good introduction to Asturian gastronomy before sending you off to the friendly city of Gijon where good fish restaurants await you. Extra nights can be booked to enjoy the beach in Gijon or to visit the outstanding San Salvador Cathedral, Gothic gem situated in nearby Oviedo.

Day 1 : Arrival in Villanueva de Colombres


Arrival in Asturias in Villanueva de Colombres and check-in at your hotel. If you’re interested in the history of (re)migration in Asturias, you can visit the Museum in the Quinta de Guadalupe in Colombres.

Day 2 : Circular route from Villanueva | 45 km


You start off the cycling tour with a lovely ride through rolling hills on the border between Cantabria and Asturias. Option of making a small detour to the beach of Pechón at the end of the day or to the Cueva del Pindal, with its prehistoric cave paintings, or the Romanesque ruins of Santa Tina Church.

Day 3 : From Villanueva to Llanes | 25 km


Today you take a quiet ride further into the province of Asturias. First you cross the ‘dark valley’ of la Borbolla and then you cross over to the coast line, in order to follow the cycling route “Senda de la Costa” to Llanes. Lovely beaches along the way.

Day 4 : From LLanes to Nueva de Llanes | 27 or 37 km


Choose between a tough ascent of 650m (37km) to enjoy lovely views from the Sierra del Cuera or a gentler ride through rolling green hills of 27km (440m in ascent). Along the way there are several spots where you can stop to go for a paddle in the sea but you also cycle to the Cuevas del mar beach after you’ve arrived at the hotel (4km extra).

Day 5 : From Nueva to Colunga | 37 km


Today you continue along the coast. Your route is also part of the Camino de Santiago del Norte (Northern Variant of Saint James’ Way) and painted shells in blue and yellow will guide you. In Colunga there is still time to visit the Jurassic Museum (but in order to get there, you
have to cycle and climb a few km extra.

Day 6 : From Colunga to Agüero via Villaviciosa and Tazones | 37 km


Villaviciosa, with its inviting historical centre, was once an important stop for pilgrims going to Santiago. It is now the centre for cider-making in Asturias. Your cross this town and then cycle along the estuary protected birding area (ZEPA). On your way to Agüero, you also pass the village of Tazones. famous for its sea food restaurants.

Day 7 : From Agüero to Gijón | 29 km


Your last day of cycling is slightly shorter but starts off with a good ascent. Climb up through the lush greenery of the Asturian countryside and then, from an elevation of 220m, sail down into the city of Gijon, riding along the beautiful San Lorenzo Beach boardwalk all the way to your hotel.

Day 8 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: ESP4 STD
Low season
  • from April 19th to June 24th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
805 € / pers.
220 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from June 25th to July 27th 2019
    from September 1st to 24th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
945 € / pers.
270 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 28th to August 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 010 € / pers.
365 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 7 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom) in 3* and 4* hotels
• 2 dinners (drinks not included)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 6 days (helmet not included)
• 1 travel folder (per room) including detailed route directions and colour maps
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• 5 Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Return transfers to/from meeting place
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• Tourist tax

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-95 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 80 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 120 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: ESP4 STD

Extras

• Helmet rental
+ 5 € / pers.

• Extra day of rental bike (classic)
+ 15 € / pers.

• Extra day of rental electric bike
+ 25 € / pers.

• Transfer from Asturias airport (Oviedo) to Villanueva
(up to 3 persons)
+ 185 € (package)

• Transfer from Santander airport to Villanueva
(up to 3 persons)
+ 120 € (package)

• Transfer from Bilbao airport to Villanueva
(up to 3 persons)
+ 275 € (package)

• Transfer from Gijon to Villanueva
(up to 3 persons)
+ 195 € (package)

• Transfer from Gijon to Asturias airport (Oviedo)
(up to 3 persons)
+ 65 € (package)

• Transfer from Gijon to Santander airport
(up to 3 persons)
+ 295 € (package)

Your cycle hire

Hybrid bikes GIANT, 21-speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 map holder
  • 1 rear side pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

Helmets are not provided, we suggest to bring yours. Otherwise we can also provide it on request and with supplement.

 

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

Kalkhoff Endeavour MOVE B9

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 map holder
  • 1 rear side pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

Helmets are not provided, we suggest to bring yours. Otherwise we can also provide it on request and with supplement.

Practical details

Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.

> Your journey
> How to arrive in Villanueva des Colombres
> Your return

Your journey

These cycling routes follow well-surfaced tarmac roads, country lanes and secondary roads with little traffic, with some sections on unsurfaced tracks. Inevitably, there will be more traffic near the larger towns, but we have chosen alternatives wherever possible in order to avoid busy roads. The terrain is relatively flat with lightly hills.

How to arrive in Villanueva des Colombres

> by plane :
We suggest you an arrival and departure in Oviedo, Santander or Bilbao if possible.:

  • From Oviedo airport :
    – bus via Oviedo : Oviedo airport >> Oviedo (1 per hour, 45mn, 15-20€) >> Unquera (2 per day, 2h10., 20-30€)
  • From Santander airport:
    – direct bus : Santander airport >> Unquera (2 per day), 1h35mn, 15-25€
  • From Bilbao airport
    – bus via Bilbao : Bilbao airport >> Bilbao (every 20mn, 20mn, 2€) >> Unquera (3 per day, 3h15, 20-30€)

Then taxi (6/8€ for 5km – 5mn journey) to your accommodation in Villanueva de Colombres..

We suggest you to book your bus tickets and taxi transfer in advance, especially if you’re travelling in summer or at weekends.

Trains informations : renfe
Bus informations :  alsa

We can also arrange private transfers to/from the different airports at the beginning/ end of the tour : on request with supplement (see tab “rates”).

> by car :
If you arrive in your own vehicle, you can leave it parked in a public square in Villanueva de Colombres, but it is not a guarded parking lot.

Your return

> If you have to come back to the start point with your own bikes:
A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own.
Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your own bike)
– Gijon train Station >> El Berron train Station (direction Laviada), every 20-30 mn, 30mn journey, 3€
– El Berron train Station >> Unquera (line Oviedo/Santander), 2 per day (8.57am or 3.55pm), 2h40, 10€.

Then taxi (6/8€ for 5km – 5mn journey) or cycle (5km but with your luggages) to your accommodation in Villanueva de Colombres.
Possibility to put 3 bikes per wagon. No reservation possible for this.

Trains informations : renfe

> If you have to come back to the start point with without bikes (=bike rented with us and left at your hotel in Gijón) :
A return transfer by bus or train is possible and organised on your own. Plan to go to the train station with your luggage.
• Bus (faster) :
– Gijon >> Unquera, 2h40 of journey, 20/30€
• Train (longer but nice journey)
– Gijon train Station >> El Berron train Station (direction Laviada), every 20-30 mn, 30mn journey, 3€
– El Berron train Station >> Unquera (line Oviedo/Santander), 2 per day (8.57am or 3.55pm), 2h40, 10€.

Then taxi (6/8€ for 5km – 5mn journey) to your accommodation in Villanueva de Colombres.

> If you have to return to airports of Oviedo, Santander or Bilbao:
From Gijón there are easy bus connections to all 3 airports (Asturias-OVD, Santander and Bilbao).
– To Oviedo airport :
• By bus : walk until Gijon bus station (1km), then take a bus to the airport :
– direct bus (hourly), 35-45mn journey, 10-20€
• By taxi : 25-30mn journey, 60-75€
– To Santander airport :
• By bus : walk until Gijon bus station (1km), then take a bus to the airport :
– direct bus (1 per day), 3h35mn, 15-30€
– bus via Santander : Gijon >> Santander (every 3h, 2h45 journey, 20-35€) >> Santander airport (every 30mn, 10mn journey, env. 12-19€)
– To Bilbao airport:
• By bus : walk until Gijon bus station (1km), then take a bus to the airport :
– bus via Bilbao : Gijon >> Bilbao (every 3h, from 4h to 6h of journey, 21-43€) >> Bilbao airport (every 30mn, 22mn. journey, 2€)

We suggest you to book your bus tickets and taxi transfer in advance, especially if you’re travelling in summer or at weekends.

Trains informations : renfe
Bus informations: alsa

We can also arrange private transfers to/from the different airports at the beginning/ end of the tour : on request with supplement (see tab “rates”).