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Basque Country

This region of Northen Spain is incredible for cycling. 

In August 2015, myself and 2 friends rented bikes from Iberocycle, and planned, with their help, an amazing route through Basque Country.

Starting in Santander, we followed 20 km of rolling hills, and another 20km of former rail line, now turned cycle track. The afternoon was spent ascending the N623 up 1000m to Embalse Del Ebro, a challenging climb, with a rewarding view. 

Day 2 was a more leisurely ride following the Rio Ebro to the town of Medina de Pomar.

The final day 3 was an amazing ride from Medina de Pomar down to Bilbao. This ride of 80km included amazing, long meandering downhills on quiet, well paved roads. 

This ride is highly recommended for a few days cycle touring. To find your best cycling holiday, check out Iberocycle via cycle-cities.com/holidays/basque-country. Simon and Ignacio will help you with all you need!

Steve Kopandy
Cycle Cities Director and Bike Tourist