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Spain cycling tours: An (unbiased) comparison of 10 top Spain bike tour companies

Trying to decide between the best Spain cycling tours can be a daunting business. There are lots of operators out there and sifting between the various websites, trying to compare companies can be time consuming and boring. 

So, we’ve written this article to try and provide a starting point for your research. 

We’ve taken ten of the best-known companies that offer Spain bike trips and compared them. We hope this helps reduce your research time!

Let us know what you think in the comments below - and if you’ve ever booked a bike tour in Spain, we’d love to hear your experiences too!

Notes:

This article is based on the information on each operator’s website. We’ve done our best to ensure our summary is accurate, but please double-check everything with the operator since the information on their website could be out of date or could have changed since we wrote the article. It’s even conceivable (heaven forbid!) that we may have made a mistake. 

The prices usually assume two people occupying a room. If you want single occupancy, expect to pay more. Also carefully check the trip inclusions - we’ve just summarised the situation below and the inclusions may well vary for each trip.

Please also note that some Spain bike tour operators offer road cycling or leisure cycling holidays and some companies offer both. As we’re focusing on road bike tours in Spain here, companies that only offer leisure cycling holidays aren’t included in this list.

The companies are listed in no particular order.

In 2021 we began working with Coast 2 Coast Cycling, a tour operator who are not listed in this article because they are currently limited to just one cycling trip in Spain: a Spanish coast to coast ride from Seville to Valencia. You can read more about their Andalucia cycling tour here Want to know which other cycling tour operators we worked with in 2021? Read this.

Bike Spain

bikespain.com

“Every moment is a highlight”

Where do the tours start?

Bike Spain offers guided and self-guided cycling tours that start all over Spain including Madrid, Andalusia, and Empordà.

Just Spain or other destinations too?

Most of the Bike Spain tours are in Spain, with some available in Portugal, France and Italy too.

How many years have they run tours in Spain for?

The company has been offering cycling tours for over 15 years.

How many tour dates do they offer each year?

There are numerous tour dates to choose from, with departures on Sundays/Mondays throughout the season.

What's the maximum group size?

In one place the site states that the maximum group size is eight people, with a guide for every four cyclists. However, elsewhere it states the maximum is 14 people.

How much does a 4 day trip cost?

Short tours are not available as standard.

How much does a 7 day trip cost?

Self-guided 7-day tours in Spain cost from €640. Guided 7-day tours cost from €2,090. 

What's included?

This varies depending on the tour. 


Self-guided tours include accommodation, breakfast, some dinners, GPS/road books and maps and luggage transfer. 


Guided tours also include most lunches, dinners and wine, Specialized bike hire, a guide and support vehicle, transfers, gratuities, travel insurance and extras such as a custom jersey, water bottle and a CD of photos and videos.

Do they offer bespoke trips?

Yes, the company can create private, tailor-made bike tours to suit your requirements.

Any other notes?

Bike Spain is one of the official tour operators for La Vuelta a España and also arranges tours that follow the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia.


The company is based in Madrid, Spain.


They offer both leisure and road cycling tours.


They offer a loyalty club with discounts for future trips and a referral scheme.

Cycling Country

cyclingcountry.com/bike-tours-in-spain

“Going the extra mile”

Where do the tours start?

Cycling Country is a small, family-run company whose Spain bike tours start at various points throughout Spain including Malaga, Granada and Sierra Nevada.

Just Spain or other destinations too?

Cycling Country is based in Spain and offers leisure and road bike tours on both a guided and self-guided basis in Spain, Portugal, France, England and Canada.

How many years have they run tours in Spain for?

They have been running tours in Spain since 2003. 

How many tour dates do they offer each year?

They run many tours all year round. 

What's the maximum group size?

There’s no information available on this on their website.

How much does a 4 day trip cost?

The shortest tours are 4 days which cost from €535 per person for self-guided tours and €995 per person for a 5 day guided tour.

How much does a 7 day trip cost?

Self-guided tours are from €1,035 per person.

Guided tours are from €2,195 per person.

What's included?

Self-guided bike tours in Spain include accommodation, bike hire, luggage transfers, bike hire, route notes and GPS.


Guided bike tours also include at least two experienced guides (English speaking and bilingual), support vehicle, luggage transfers.

Do they offer bespoke trips?

Yes, they organise custom tours and charity cycling events from 4 to 60 people.

Any other notes?

For guided trips, they note that their guides are run by themselves - they don’t subcontract to third parties.


Cycling Country are an official tour operator of La Vuelta a España.

Backroads

backroads.com/award-winning-tours/biking/spain

“Backroads. Live your adventure. Go active.”

Where do the tours start?

Backroads is a US-based company that offers guided Spanish bike tours that start in a variety of locations including Andalucia, Costa Brava, Mallorca, Menorca and Rioja Region.

Just Spain or other destinations too?

Bike tours are available worldwide including Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Canada, the USA and Latin America.

How many years have they run tours in Spain for?

Backroads was founded in 1979.

How many fixed tour dates do they offer each year?

There are eight Spain cycling tours to choose from and there are plenty of dates throughout the year. 

What's the maximum group size?

The maximum group size on biking trips is between 18 and 26 depending on the trip. The average size across all Backroads trips is 16.

How much does a 4 day trip cost?

Not available.

How much does a 7 day trip cost?

All Spain bike tours are 6 days and cost from $3,899 per person.

What's included?

Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, bike hire, luggage transfers, expert guides, van shuttles, support vehicle(s), special events like wine tastings.

Do they offer bespoke trips?

Yes, departures can be created just for you, for any number of guests.

Any other notes?

They only offer guided tours.


They offer a huge variety of activity holidays (from yoga to safari).


They run a loyalty club.

Cycle Fiesta

cyclefiesta.com

“Bespoke Cycling Holidays in Spain”

Where do the tours start?

Cycle Fiesta is a small, family run company whose tours start all over Spain, including Seville, Bilbao, Salamanca, Valencia and Mallorca.

Just Spain or other destinations too?

Most of their guided and self-guided bike tours are in Spain, with a few in Italy and the French Pyrenees.

How many years have they run tours in Spain for?

The website states that the company was established over a decade ago.

How many fixed tour dates do they offer each year?

Many dates are available throughout the year.

What's the maximum group size?

The groups are normally between 8 and 10 people

How much does a 4 day trip cost?

The minimum trip length is 6 days and costs €1,130. It is self-guided.

How much does a 7 day trip cost?

7-day self-guided tours in Spain cost from €620 per person and 7-day guided tours cost from €1,330 per person.

What's included?

Self-guided tours include accommodation, luggage transfers, airport transfers, bike hire, route information and support in the case of problems.


Guided tours are also fully supported with two guides, a support vehicle and all meals.

Do they offer bespoke trips?

Self-guided tours can be personalised to different lengths, difficulty of routes, arrival points and standard of accommodation. Guided tours are less flexible, but extensions can be added at the beginning or end of the holiday. Private guided tours can be arranged for groups of six or more.

Any other notes?

They have US, Spanish and UK telephone numbers you can contact them on. 


They offer six different guided itineraries and eleven self-guided itineraries.


Cycle Fiesta say they have road, hybrid and e-bikes available for hire on their trips.

Hooked on Cycling

hookedoncycling.co.uk/spain/ 

“Family Cycling Holidays in the UK & Europe to Remember”

Where do the tours start?

Hooked on Cycling are a Scottish company who run leisure and road cycling self-guided trips to Spain as well as walking trips. Here we focus on their road cycling trips. Their Mallorca cycling tours start in Palma. The Pyrenees and Costa Brava tour starts in Girona.

Just Spain or other destinations too?

Leisure bike and road bike holidays are available to destinations across Europe.

How many years have they run tours in Spain for?

The company was founded in 1997.

How many fixed tour dates do they offer each year?

The road bike tours are all self-guided and the Pyrenees tour can start on most dates between March and November. The Mallorca tours start on Sundays from 1 March to 24 May and 6 September to 25 October.

What's the maximum group size?

This company only offers self-guided cycling holidays.

How much does a 4 day trip cost?

Only 7-day tours are available.

How much does a 7 day trip cost?

7-day Spanish road bike tours cost from £731 per person.

What's included?

Accommodation (check trip itinerary for the number of meals), luggage transfers, routes, maps and GPS files

Do they offer bespoke trips?

This option is not particularly advertised, though there is mention of the possibility of being able to change the start day if the tour is available to start any day of the week.

Any other notes?

Hooked on Cycling mostly offers leisure cycling and walking holidays but there is also a small selection of road bike tours.

Experienceplus!

experienceplus.com/guided-bike-tours/spain/

“Bicycle Tours Since 1972”

Where do the tours start?

ExperiencePlus! bike tours are a US and Italian based company whose bike tours start all over Spain including Léon, Costa Brava, Girona, Cordoba and Seville.

Just Spain or other destinations too?

Guided cycling tours are available in most countries in Europe and also in South America.

How many years have they run tours in Spain for?

The company was founded in 1972 by a husband and wife team. Their two daughters now run the business.

How many tour dates do they offer each year?

There are dates to choose from for Spain cycle tours throughout 2022. Each of the 10 different tours has a number of different start dates.

What's the maximum group size?

Their typical minimum is six people and the typical maximum group size is 18. Their website states that sometimes they go as low as 4 people and as many as 19.

How much does a 4 day trip cost?

The minimum tour duration is 6 days and costs $3,595.

How much does a 7 day trip cost?

A 7-day cycling tour in Spain costs $3,695 per person.

What's included?

Accommodation, breakfasts, at least half of your dinners, expert tour leaders, bike hire, support van, complimentary gift.

Do they offer bespoke trips?

Custom bike tours can be created to suit your budget, interests and cycling abilities. They recommend a group of at least eight people.

Any other notes?

They only offer guided tours. 


They offer what they claim is “the most generous loyalty program out there”.

Saddle Skeddadle

skedaddle.com/uk/classicroad/holidays/location/Spain/43

 “25 years of padallin’ passion”

Where do the tours start?

A UK-based company, whose Spanish tours start from Andalucia, Catalonia and Camino de Santiago.

Just Spain or other destinations too?

Guided cycling tours are available in most countries in Europe and also in South America.

How many years have they run tours in Spain for?

The company formed in 1995 and offered its first bike tour of Spain in 2003.

How many tour dates do they offer each year?

There are eight guided cycling holidays in Spain to choose from and they generally have a selection of dates to choose from. There are also three self-guided bike tours where you can choose your own dates.

What's the maximum group size?

The website refers to guided tours being for around 6 to 15 people.

How much does a 4 day trip cost?

The minimum tour length is 7 days.

How much does a 7 day trip cost?

7-day self-guided tours in Spain cost from £1,060 per person and 7-day guided tours cost from £1,285 per person.

What's included?

Accommodation, breakfast, airport transfers, luggage transfers. Guided tours also include some lunches, expert guides and support vehicles.

Do they offer bespoke trips?

Bespoke cycling tours can be created to suit your requirements, including corporate events and fundraisers.

Any other notes?

As well as road cycling holidays in Spain, Saddle Skeddadle offers leisure cycling and mountain biking.


They have separate UK and US websites and telephone numbers.

Trek Travel

trektravel.com/region/europe/spain/

“A World's Best Tour Operator”

Where do the tours start?

Road bike tours start all over Spain including Andalucia, Costa Brava, Girona, Mallorca and the Pyrenees.

Just Spain or other destinations too?

Trek Travel is a US-based company that offers guided road bike tours across the globe including Europe, Asia, South America and North America.

How many years have they run tours in Spain for?

Trek Travel is part of the Trek Bicycle Corporation which was founded in 1975.

How many tour dates do they offer each year?

A variety of dates are available throughout the year.

What's the maximum group size?

The average group size is 12 (though they do say that it’s more than this for some types of trip). Most trips are capped at 20 cyclists.

How much does a 4 day trip cost?

4-day ride camps in Spain cost from $1,499 per person.

How much does a 7 day trip cost?

7-day tours in Spain cost from $3,799 per person. 


There are also 6 day guided tours from $3,799.


7-day ride camps are from $1,899.

What's included?

Accommodation, breakfasts, most lunches and dinners, snacks and drinks while riding, bike hire, luggage transfers, two or more expert guides, entrance fees to attractions, Trek Travel merchandise, gratuities, photos.

Do they offer bespoke trips?

No

Any other notes?

Trek Travel is a global tour operator which has been awarded World’s Best Tour Operator in the 2018 Travel + Leisure awards as well as a number of other prestigious awards.


Trek tours are predominantly road bike tours, though there are some electric, gravel and mountain bike options too.


Many different styles of cycling holidays are offered including budget ride camps, bike and boat tours and luxury cycling holidays.


Trek Travel offer a loyalty club with benefits beginning with your first trip and additional benefits for referrals and after your fifth trip.

Responsible Travel

responsibletravel.com/holidays/spain/cycling 

“Keeping it real”

Where do the tours start?

Tours are available with starting points in Alicante, Valencia and Almeria.

Just Spain or other destinations too?

Responsible Travel is a UK based travel agent (i.e. they don’t run their own tours) working with small cycling tour companies across the world. They can connect you with both guided and self-guided trips in Spain.

How many years have they run tours in Spain for?

The company was founded in 2001.

How many tour dates do they offer each year?

There are a number of different tour dates to choose from each year.

What's the maximum group size?

The maximum group size varies depending on the tour operator.

How much does a 4 day trip cost?

The minimum tour duration in Spain is 6 days.

How much does a 7 day trip cost?

7-day guided tours are available from €1,900.

What's included?

Inclusions vary depending on the tour operator.

Do they offer bespoke trips?

No, although individual tour operators may offer customisable Spain bicycle tours.

Any other notes?

Responsible Travel is a travel agent specialising in a huge variety of sustainable holidays. When it comes to cycling they offer all sorts of types of cycling holidays - road cycling is just one.


They describe themselves as a matchmaking service that can connect you with over 400 specialist and small travel companies who run the trips for them.

Bike Tours

biketours.com/Spain/ 

“Your Europe experts”

Where do the tours start?

Biketours.com is a US-based travel agent for self-guided and guided cycling trips that start in various places within Spain, including Bilbao, Girona, Basque Country, Mallorca, and Léon.

Just Spain or other destinations too?

Biketours.com promote cycling tours that are available in countries throughout Europe.

How many years have they run tours in Spain for?

Their website states that they have been in business for 15+ years.

How many tour dates do they offer each year?

There are various dates throughout the year.

What's the maximum group size?

This depends on the tour operator.

How much does a 4 day trip cost?

5 nights self-guided in Spain from €615.

How much does a 7 day trip cost?

7 nights self-guided in Spain from €620.


7 nights guided from €1,310.

What's included?

Inclusions vary depending on the tour operator.

Do they offer bespoke trips?

The biketours website does not seem to advertise this option.

Any other notes?

Biketours.com are an agent for all sorts of cycling tours - and the tours on offer seem to be more leisure bike tours than road cycling tours.

We hope this has helped your research!


What next

We’ve written lots more articles that might help your holiday booking process:


General tips

12 things to think about before booking with a bike tour company

Guided cycling holidays (and whether they’re for you)

Self-guided cycling holidays (and whether they’re for you)


Tips for booking cycling tours in Spain

Our tips for booking a Spanish cycling tour

Our unbiased comparison of Mallorca cycling tours


Information on cycling in Spain

We’ve got loads of in-depth guides to cycling in Spain. 

This article share our favourite cycling regions of Spain - or head to our main homepage for cycling Spain.

From there you’ll find links to all our in-depth guides to well-known destinations such as Girona, Mallorca and Tenerife to lesser-known gems such as Almeria, Costa Daurada and Murcia.

This article on cycling in Andalucia may also be useful.


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