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Spain 2020
« on: Jan 06, 2020, 12:21 PM »
Hi folks,

I'm after a bit of advice from those who have toured Spain before.

Me and two mates are sailing down to Spain (Santander) on the 24th of May, we get there about 12:30 on the 25th and we're sailing back from Santander on the 6th of June at 20:30, so this gives us about 11 full days plus 2 half days.

We're thinking of heading over the Pyrenees to the east coast of Spain. having a day off and then back over to the west side and doing the Picos De Europa.

Do you folks think this is doable I was thinking of 5 days to get over the Pyrenees to the west coast say about Lloret de Mar, one day off then a fast route back over to the west coast to do the Picos De Europa.

We're thinking of booking hotels/B&B a day to a couple of days in advance, do you see any issue with this for the time of year that we are there?

I've been looking on Google maps and watching some youtube vids for route ideas, but if you folks have got any routes you could suggest that would be great.

Hope you can help me out.

Thanks

Antony

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Re: Spain 2020
« Reply #1 on: Jan 06, 2020, 03:26 PM »
I've been quite a few times and done several ride reports on here, it is doable. Have search in the relevant section on the forum.

Also get some/a Michelin map and look at the Ride magazine routes online...they can be down loaded too.
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Re: Spain 2020
« Reply #2 on: Jan 06, 2020, 04:01 PM »
For ideas, have a look at RiDE Mag route Guide to northern Spain and Portugal HERE

The September 2018 supliment is nolonger avalible but I will try and copy mine and post a PDF of it  :028: as it contains suggestions on 8 to 10 day tours  :biker1: :biker1:

They have suggestions for a:

1. French & Spanish Pyrenees eight-day relaxed tour
2. Spanish Pyrenees six-day high-mile tour
3. Picos de Europa six-day relaxed tour
4. Pyrenees & Picos eight-day high-mile tour

etc.................

All starting from Santander Ferry port

I used their suggestions as a basis of my trip to Spain last year  :biker1:

« Last Edit: Jan 06, 2020, 04:05 PM by TowerMan »
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Re: Spain 2020
« Reply #3 on: Jan 06, 2020, 04:36 PM »
Thanks guys, I'll have a look through the ride reports and do a search of the forum.

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Re: Spain 2020
« Reply #4 on: Jan 06, 2020, 08:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by Davo [+]
Thanks guys, I'll have a look through the ride reports and do a search of the forum.
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See this link HERE of a scanned PDF copy of the RiDE Tour routes in Northern Spain  :031: :031:

PS - I'm planning to go back this September and do a 2 week tour of the Pyrenees  :123A:

PPS - You will be missing the NVM in Ireland if you go in late May  :125: :125: :125:
« Last Edit: Jan 06, 2020, 08:32 PM by TowerMan »
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Re: Spain 2020
« Reply #5 on: Jan 07, 2020, 12:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
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See this link HERE of a scanned PDF copy of the RiDE Tour routes in Northern Spain  :031: :031:

PS - I'm planning to go back this September and do a 2 week tour of the Pyrenees  :123A:

PPS - You will be missing the NVM in Ireland if you go in late May  :125: :125: :125:

That's great, thanks Richard  :028: