Asturias Cycling Routes

Cycling in the Picos de Europa Mountains

Picos de Europa National Park The Picos de Europa mountain range, situated in the Asturias and Cantabria regions in the north of Spain, is a designated National Park, a status which reflects both the natural beauty of the region and the diverse wildlife in the region. It is accessible from major cities including Gijón, Bilbao and Oviedo - all of which are also well connected to Madrid - making it quite convenient to get to despite how remote it can feel in parts of the park.

While the Pyrenees and the Alps are understandably among the most popular destinations for cyclists looking for a holiday in the mountains. However, the Picos de Europa deserves to be mentioned alongside the two great ranges as an excellent destination for cyclists... Click here to read more

Alto del Angliru - The Toughest Climb in Spain

Angliru Summit Sign Angliru is one of the climbs that all cycling aficionados have to do. Along with the likes of Alpe d'Huez, Tourmalet and Passo Pordoi it has a mystique and reputation that stretches further than the mountain itself.

Angliru's infamy is based on the numerous steep ramps that you encounter on the final six kilometres of the climb. However, the incredible, almost unique scenery, and the near complete lack of cars makes it one of the most enjoyable and well as one of the most challenging of ascents. Click here to read more