From El Camino de Santiago to rising beside the large volcano on Tenerife, there are plentiful excellent mountain biking options. Each one gets you close to a different kind fo Spanish culture paired with a unique and beautiful landscape. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Biking trips in Spain. The mountains are calling!
E-bike tours in the Picos de Europa & Cantabria
Camino de Santiago 8-day mountain bike adventure
1-day mountain biking in Sierra Nevada
Mountain bike trip around Pantano de Sant Ponç, near Solsona
Multi-activity family adventure in Val d’Aran, Spanish Pyrenees
Enduro mountain biking week in the Canary Islands, Spain
Half-day mountain bike trip around Sabika Hill, Granada
Mountain biking in the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park in Andalusia (3 days)
8-day Mountain Biking Tour, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Mountain biking in Tenerife, Day tours in the Canary Islands, Spain
What should I know about Mountain Biking Spain?
Spain may not be the biggest country, but it is certainly full of many amazing mountain biking opportunities.
Aside from the numerous ones listed above, there are many popular options in the south of Spain as well in Andalusia. With numerous mountain ranges and hills covered in olive groves, there is nothing quite like a lovely ride down through the countryside.
Back north, following El Camindo de Santiago, which St James famously took to Santiago de Compostela, is another very popular option. Spanning over the course of eight days, the mountain biking version of the route also takes you to the French Way, which is the most popular variation of the route.
Along with finishing in front of the famed cathedral, expect to see much of northern Spain’s pristine countryside along with Puente de Órbigo, Cruz del Ferro, Os Ancares and Biduedo, among many others.
Why should I choose Spain for my Mountain Biking adventure?
Wherever you go in Spain, there’s bound to be plenty of stunning scenery. From the seaside cliffs of Bilbao to the massive volcano and lush vegetation on Tenerife, and everything in between, there is plenty to see. Head to the mountains around Madrid for a mix of cosmopolitan and rustic. Great view out over the city is a real treat. Get lost in the Pyrenees to disconnect from the daily grind a bit and enjoy the mountain range’s magnificent valleys, lakes and even snow-capped peaks.
Plenty of variety
Whether it is your first time getting off a paved road or you’re avidy seeking new adventure, Spain has the perfect mountain biking route for you. Both the Basque coast and High Pyrenees offer plenty of challenging trails to keep you at the edge of your seat. On the outskirts of Madrid are plenty of quaint country trails that will get you well acquainted with the sport, while not pushing you beyond your limits. Heading into the foothills of the Pyrenees also offers plenty of easy options for novice riders.
Come for the culture
Regardless of where in Spain you go for a mountain biking adventure, you can’t spend the whole holiday in the seat. When you’re not out on the trail, be sure to explore Spain’s storied culture. From the medieval castle in Huesca to El Escoril outside of Madrid, there is plenty of stunning architecture to see. In the evenings, be sure to head out for some local fare, whether it is seafood in Barcelona or tapas in Madrid, there is plenty of amazing food and wine to be sampled.
What can I expect from the weather in Spain?
During the winter, temperatures are mild and rain is most frequent (but still not common) throughout Spain. Spring and autumn have warmer temperatures (20ºC - 25ºC) and are generally sunny and dry. Summer can be quite hot, which might make biking a bit tougher, but the days are almost all sunny, clear and beautiful. Expect temperatures around 30ºC, though
How can I get to Spain?
Depending on your destination, you can either fly into the international airports in Madrid (MAD) or Barcelona (BCN). Once you have arrived at one of these places it is easy enough to take a bus, train or connecting flight on to your final destination.
Which language is predominantly spoken in Spain?
Spanish, Catalan, Basque
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A perfect day with canoes during the morning, and e-biking in the afternoon, following Andres' routes. The equipment was first-class, and all our questions were answered on time. The weather was great, the views amazing, and we ended having dinner in a restaurant that had an unforgettable fabada. 100% recommended, and I hope I can go back soon!
We did a route on e-bikes and Andrés was our guide. It was so much fun, totally recommended for all levels! He showed us a sequoias forest, beautiful viewpoints, we did geocaching, went to an old mine, and even to a small cave. Andres loves nature and helps you appreciate every detail. For sure we'll do something else with him, he even recommended a great place for dinner, and reserved a spot for us. Thanks for all! 10/10
Great professionals for all the activities they offer. Safety, fun, and excellent client support. I recommend it!
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