Atlantic to the Mediterranean - Spain

Degree of difficulty - C


In 2014 we ran our first sportive tour in Spain.   Travelling from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, on the Spanish side of the Pyerenees,  we cycled from the wonderful Spanish city of San Sebastian to Barcelona.

The quality of Spanish food and accommodation was as great as anticipated,  however for many the real highlights is the incredible scenary and wonderful network of backroads.

This challenge is to ride from one coast to the other, from San Sebastian on the Bay of Biscay to Barcelona on the Mediterranean. Although not flat, the basic route sticks to the foothills of the Pyrenees and does not seek out any of the great climbs. The route in fact mixes days of being beside the mountains to riding across the plains,  hence a long day in the middle to steer away from the really difficult mountain climbs.

There is however options for the more experienced cyclists and those looking for a greater challenge, to tackle some hillier terrain in the Pyrenees, although perhaps not as well known as the Tour de France, the Vuelta still offers some exciting cycling and features some very challenging climbs!

We are currently working on our "Sportive" dates for 2016.  
However you can click on the 2015 tour dossier below for more details on the trip.  
This tour, as per all our Sportive tours,  is available for groups who would like us to organise a private tour for them.   We have left our 2015 price on the site to give an idea of the kind of costs involved ( price based on a group of approx 20 )


2015 Tour Price
€1125.00 per person sharing

€285.00 single room occupancy

Flights to and from Ireland not included in the tour price.

Tour Includes

  • 6 Nights Accommodation
    (Mainly 3 & 4 star
    including 1 night in a Parador)
  • 6 x dinners
  • 5 x lunches
  • Bike transfers to/from Dublin
  • Support vehicle with mechanic
  • Snacks en-route
  • Cycling Guide(s) ratio of 1:10 approx
  • Fully researched route