Tucked up in the north eastern corner of Spain, where it hugs the border with France, Catalonia is a region shaped by more than 1,000 years of history. Proud of its own distinct culture and Catalan language, it’s also blessed with a year-round mild climate and sharply contrasting landscapes that make it a magnet for cyclists.
From the high Pyrenees to the wetlands of Terres de l’Ebre, along the Mediterranean coast, Catalonia offers cycling fans everything they need for a satisfying journey on two wheels.
With 6,400km of mountain bike trails, mile upon mile of well-maintained road routes, as well as bespoke services and accommodation, Catalonia is a land where everything is within reach. Over a third of the region is protected and boasts one National Park, 14 natural parks and many sites of special interest, protected areas, marine and natural reserves. Its diverse geography includes mountain passes – in the Val d’Aran – and the large sandy beaches of the Costa Daurada. It’s a region with a rich natural and cultural heritage too, as well as revered gastronomy, all of which perfectly complement a cycling adventure.
If you feel like taking the family and enjoying the more relaxing side of cycle tourism, Catalonia has a wide range of routes that are suitable for everyone, such as the Greenways – old disused railways lines that have been reclaimed and turned into a network of family-friendly cycle paths.
Catalonia’s rich terrain has also led to the creation of a total of 18 mountain biking centres, comprising more than 6,400 km of marked routes taking you to every corner of the country.
In Catalonia, road cycle tourism is an experience for everyone. So, this year make it your Mediterranean cycling destination!
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