Is Spain a Great Cycling Holiday Destination?

SunVelo Cycling Holiday Guide in Mallorca

Spain is 2 hours from the UK and what a difference a couple of hours on a plane makes, warm weather almost all year round, fantastic majestic scenery and well maintained roads!

Girona for example, is home to many of today’s pro peloton cyclists. There are many positives to visiting a location like Girona which include; the climate which allows you to train all year round, the terrain and the cycling infrastructure to name just a few. But if we really dig deep this is what we found:

Varied Terrain
Girona offers diverse terrain suitable for cyclists of all levels. From challenging mountain climbs in the Pyrenees and the more local Gavarres mountain to rolling countryside, scenic coastal routes along the Costa Brava, and flat roads through picturesque villages, cyclists have a wide range of options to explore and enjoy.

SunVelo offer best route, expertly guided, cycling routes for 2 different levels of cyclists within their cycling holidays in Girona

Mild Climate
Girona benefits from a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers, making it an excellent year-round cycling destination. With over 300 days of sunshine annually, cyclists can enjoy riding in comfortable temperatures and favorable weather conditions for much of the year.

Cycling Infrastructure
The area boasts excellent cycling infrastructure, including well-maintained roads, designated trails and lanes, and cycling-friendly routes throughout the Girona province.

Cycling Community
Girona has a vibrant cycling community and has become a popular training destination for professional cyclists and enthusiasts alike. Visitors may encounter professional riders training on the local roads, race teams using the area for training camps and the many locals that ride bikes fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared passion for cycling.

Easy Access
Girona boasts an airport serviced by numerous budget airlines, offering travellers affordable flight options it is also easily accessible from major transportation hubs such as Barcelona, making it convenient for all international travellers to reach. Additionally, the compact size of the Girona province and cyclist-friendly infrastructure make it easy to navigate by bike, allowing visitors to explore its attractions and countryside with ease.

Events and Festivals
Girona hosts various cycling events and festivals throughout the year, including the Girona Gran Fondo and the Girona Cycling Festival, attracting cyclists from around the world to participate in races, tours, and social gatherings centred around cycling.

Girona’s combination of varied terrain, favourable climate, cycling infrastructure, vibrant community, cultural attractions, and accessibility make it an exceptional destination for cyclists seeking a memorable and rewarding cycling holiday experience in Spain.

Lets hop across the Mediterranean Sea to Mallorca – Mallorca is renowned as a premier destination for cycling holidays and here’s why:

Riding Group in Mallorca all in SunVelo Cycling tops
Diverse Terrain
Mallorca offers a diverse range of terrain, including flat coastal roads, challenging mountain climbs, rolling countryside, and scenic coastal routes. This variety caters to cyclists of all levels, from beginners to experienced riders, providing opportunities for both leisurely rides and intense training sessions.

Mild Climate
Mallorca enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers, making it an ideal year-round cycling destination. The island boasts an abundance of sunny days and moderate temperatures, creating optimal conditions for cycling throughout much of the year.

Well-Maintained Roads
The roads in Mallorca are generally well-maintained and offer smooth surfaces, providing a comfortable riding experience. Additionally, the island’s extensive network of roads and cycling-friendly infrastructure, including designated bike lanes and signage, make it easy for cyclists to navigate and explore the island safely.

Scenic Beauty
Mallorca is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, featuring picturesque landscapes, crystal-clear waters, rugged mountains, and charming villages. Cycling allows visitors to immerse themselves in the island’s scenic beauty, with routes that showcase breathtaking coastal vistas, lush countryside, and dramatic mountain scenery.

Cycling Culture
Mallorca has a vibrant cycling culture and is a popular training destination for professional cyclists and amateur enthusiasts alike. Visitors can often spot professional teams training on the island’s roads, adding to the excitement and energy of the cycling scene. Additionally, Mallorca hosts several cycling events and races throughout the year, attracting cyclists from around the world.

Infrastructure and Support Services
Mallorca offers a range of cycling-friendly infrastructure and support services, including bike rental shops, cycling holidays, cycling clubs, and accommodation options catering specifically to cyclists. Whether visitors prefer self-guided rides or organised tours, they can easily find the resources and support they need to enjoy a memorable cycling holiday on the island.

Overall, Mallorca’s combination of diverse terrain, favourable climate, scenic beauty, cycling culture and infrastructure make it an exceptional destination for cyclists seeking an unforgettable cycling holiday. Whether exploring coastal roads, conquering mountain climbs, or soaking in the island’s natural beauty, Mallorca offers something for every cyclist to enjoy.

Pages of interest:

Mallorca Cycling Holidays Spring Season

Mallorca Cycling Holidays Autumn Season

Which ever cyclying holiday destination you choose…

Have a good one

Dave