Cycling Spain’s La Costa Verde Tour

Cycling Spain’s La Costa Verde Tour

Cycling Spain’s La Costa Verde Tour

Prices

From $525USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

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Highlights

Spend 8 magnificent days creating memories of cycling in Spain

Immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of Northern Spain’s Asturias region as you cycle the majestic green coast.

Explore pristine beaches, Romanesque ruins, prehistoric caves, and fascinating museums.

Enjoy the authentic ambience of charming accommodations in small, peaceful villages.

Taste the unique flavours of Asturias, dining on hearty stews, local artisan cheeses, and natural apple cider.

Northern Spain’s Green Coast (la Costa Verde) is yours to discover on this magnificent 8-day self-guided cycling tour. The route is customizable, providing cyclists with a choice of daily routes, ranging from moderate to difficult.

The coast, wrapped by the Cantabrian Sea, unfolds across part of the region of Asturias, stretching for 350 scenic kilometers. Renowned for its abundance of nature, dramatic cliffs, and scenic hidden coves, the Green Coast invites you to experience its majestic landscapes on two wheels.

Setting out from Villanueva de Colombres, you’ll enjoy scenic rides through the verdant fields, charming woods, and lovely coves of the coast, with mountains and sea as your steadfast backdrop. Crossing picturesque valleys and pristine beaches, you’ll pedal through beautiful villages, such as Merodio, La Borbolla, Posada, and many more. Admire the traditional architecture of village dwellings, stables, grain barns, and other pastoral structures.

The route unfolds eastbound along the coast, with charming overnight stays in villages like Llanes, Colunga, and Gijón. Your sense of adventure isn’t the only thing that will draw you to this trip. If delicious regional gastronomy, like hearty stews, fresh seafood, and artisanal Asturian cheeses, also sounds like your idea of a good time, you’re in for a treat on this tour.

If you want to experience nature, sun, sea, and endless scenic green landscapes, then the Cycling Spain’s La Costa Verde Tour is for you. With two wheels beneath you and stunning scenery all around you, embark on this unforgettable cycling journey in Northern Spain!

Cycling Spain’s La Costa Verde Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive

Your tour begins at a charming neo-colonial hotel in Villanueva. The hotel was originally built in 1908 (since restored) by wealthy emigrants returning from Las Americas—the style of the hotel is known locally as Casona de Indiano.

If the hotel's history has piqued your interest, check out the museum in the Quinta Guadalupe in Colombres.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Villanueva de Colombres
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Cycle the Villanueva Circuit

Your first day on wheels begins with a beautiful 40-kilometre ride through undulating hills along the border that straddles Cantabria and Asturias.

Several optional detours are available today to add to the circular base route. Choose to visit Pechón beach, the prehistoric caves of Cueva del Pindal, or the Romanesque ruins of Santa Tina church.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Villanueva de Colombres
Distance
45km, 440m of ascent, 440m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Cross the Dark Valley Cycling from Villanueva to Llanes

Crossing the Dark Valley (La Borbolla), you’re bound for the coastline today, where you’ll pick up the Senda de la Costa route, leading you to Llanes. Pristine beaches flank the route, and a refreshing outdoor swimming pool awaits you at your hotel just outside Llanes, where you can unwind after an exciting day on your bike.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Llanes
Distance
25.5km, 325m of ascent, 325m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Cycle Rolling Hills from Llanes to Nueva de Llanes

Rolling green hills pave the route from Llanes to Nueva de Llanes this morning. Along the way, you’ll pass several beautiful beaches, perfect for a quick paddle to refresh the legs before continuing the route.

Highlights of the route include the ethnographic museum in Porrúa and the ornate church at Niembro. You’ll then arrive in the market village of Posada, and from here, there are two route options.

Follow the Camino del Norte via Naves and Villahormes. This route ends at your accommodations in Nueva.

Cycle inland, embarking on a steep ascent via Rales. This route ends at your accommodations in Nueva.

If today’s beautiful route has got you wanting more, there is an option to continue another 4 kilometres from your accommodations to Cuevas del Mar beach.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Nueva de Llanes
Distance
24km–27km, 250m/425m of ascent, 220m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Cycle the Camino del Norte to Colunga

Today, you'll follow the delicate trail of blue and yellow painted shells that mark the path of the Camino del Norte as you ride to Colunga.

Colunga is home to the Jurassic Museum, where you can spend the afternoon in the impressive company of several extinct dinosaurs' skeletal remains. Be sure to check it out!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Colunga
Distance
37km, 330m–400m of ascent, 365m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Cycle from Colunga to Argüero via Villaviciosa and Tázones

Today, you’ll be introduced to a local specialty that will delight the senses. Once an important rest point for pilgrims on their way to Santiago, Villaviciosa is the proud center of apple cider production in Asturias. Cross the town and be sure to stop for a delicious cup of this local product before continuing via Tázones to Argüero.

Tázones is famous for its delicious seafood. Enjoy the freshest fish straight from the sea to your plate this evening.

Overnight Location
Overnight in Argüero
Distance
37km, 420m of ascent, 390m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Cycle the Asturian Countryside to Gijón

Today’s leisurely route provides the perfect cool down to end the tour. You’ll cycle through the lush green countryside before embarking on an exhilarating descent into Gijón. Finally, you’ll cruise the San Lorenzo Beach boardwalk, making your way to your hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Gijón
Distance
29km, 240m of ascent, 277m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Depart

Your cycling adventure comes to an end this morning. Check out after breakfast and head to the airport to depart. Adiós!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Cycling Spain’s La Costa Verde Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour is always run as a private tour for your group and the price per person depends on the number of people staying in one room, as well as the season.

Prices below are per person.

Departures from April 17th to June 24th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €925EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €795EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €475EUR

Departures from June 25th to July 6th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,125EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €995EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €695EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €575EUR

Departures from July 7th to July 28th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,225EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €1,095EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €695EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €575EUR

Departures from July 29th to August 27th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,295EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €1,150EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €775EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €650EUR

Departures from August 28th to September 8th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €1,050EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €925EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €650EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €550EUR

Departures from September 9th to 30th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €995EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €875EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €625EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €525EUR

Departures from October 1st to 25th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €925EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €795EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €475EUR
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Accommodation on the Cycling Spain’s La Costa Verde Tour

This tour is based in 2-star, 3-star, and 4-star hotels. The 4-star hotels offer modern amenities, pleasant rooms with ensuite bathrooms and great locations. The 2-star and 3-star hotels offer basic amenities, comfortable rooms with ensuite bathrooms and great locations.

Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. The price for a single room or solo traveller is as indicated above.

La Quinta de Villanueva in Ribadedeva

This elegant historic hotel is nestled between the Picos de Europa and the coast. The original charm of the building has been well-preserved, and guests will enjoy a friendly stay here.

Hotel Finca La Mansión in Llanes

A beautiful hotel imitating a Neoclassical palace, located on sprawling scenic countryside.

Hotel Don Tomás in Nueva de Llanes

A lovingly restored Casa de Indianos has been transformed into a small and charming hotel.

Hotel Mar del Sueve in Colunga

A restored 19th-century stone building sets the scene for this cozy hotel in Colunga, featuring tastefully decorated rooms and modern amenities.

Hotel Rural La Figar in Argüero

This relaxing rural guesthouse is the perfect place to unwind after a thrilling day on your bike. Stroll through the pretty gardens that surround the property and enjoy great dining at the in-house restaurant.

Hotel Asturias

This hotel, conveniently located in the Plaza Mayor, is set between San Lorenzo beach and the fishing quarter of Cimadevilla, making it the perfect base for exploring.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Cycling Spain’s La Costa Verde Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Luggage transportation between accommodations is included on this tour. Your bike rental and airport transfers are not included but can be added as a supplement during booking.

Also Included

  • Briefing meeting and bike fitting on Day 1
  • Maps and route directions
  • Phone assistance between 8am and 9pm

Not included

  • Bike rental
  • International flights to/from Asturias
  • Airport transfers
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Meals or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities for staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental:
    • Hybrid bike: €95EUR
    • E-Bike: €175EUR
  • Activities and excursions unless otherwise mentioned as included
  • Solo traveller supplements
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Various transfers before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Cycling Spain’s La Costa Verde Tour

How hard is the Cycling Spain’s La Costa Verde Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. The route contains some moderate hilly areas, and those who are fit and cycle regularly will get the most out of this tour. Daily distances covered range from 25 to 45 kilometres. You should be comfortable riding a bike and be used to cycling these distances.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Cycling Spain’s La Costa Verde Tour?

7 breakfasts and 1 dinner are including on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Villanueva to start this tour?

If arriving at Asturias Airport (OVI), take the shuttle bus to the city center bus station, and from there, take a bus to Unquera. From Unquera, you can take a taxi to Villanueva de Colombres (taxi distance is 4 kilometres). If arriving at Santander Airport (SDR) or Bilbao Airport (BIO), you can catch a direct bus to Unquera from the city center, and from there, take a taxi to Villanueva de Colombres. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer as a supplement in advance or arrange your own private transfer.

Where does the Cycling Spain’s La Costa Verde Tour end?

The tour ends in Gijón. From Gijón, there are bus connections to Asturias Airport (OVI), Santander Airport (SDR), and Bilbao Airport (BIO). Alternatively, you can book a private transfer as a supplement in advance or arrange your own private transfer.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Hybrid and e-bikes are available to rent for the tour.

  • Hybrid bike: 95 EUR
  • Extension: 12 EUR per day
  • E-bike: 155 EUR
  • Extension: 20 EUR per day

What does the bike rental include?

Bike rental includes a hybrid or an e-bike, repair kit, pump, and lock. Requests to add a map holder, one front pannier, and one rear pannier can be made in advance at no extra cost. Helmets are available on request at an extra cost of 5 EUR.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes, you can bring your own bike.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain for this tour?

The best time to travel to Northern Spain for this cycling tour is when the weather is warm so you can enjoy a pleasant outdoor adventure. This tour is available from April to October.

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Prices

From $525USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. The route contains some moderate hilly areas, and those who are fit and cycle regularly will get the most out of this tour. Daily distances covered range from 25 to 45 kilometres. You should be comfortable riding a bike and be used to cycling these distances.


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