Discover the magical coasts of the Costa Verde, far off the busy beaches and tourist areas, and this combined with very pleasant temperatures.The rich green countryside contrasts with the blue sea and the magnificent unspoilt beaches. Picturesque villages with flower bedecked houses, fishing harbours, and the backdrop of the magnificent Picos de Europa. We start our tour in Santillana del Mar. This is a beautifully restored village with medieval paved roads and squares, houses built in the 17th century, a monastery and a remarkable church. We stay in a posada at the edge of the village where the hospitality of the owner is a real pleasure.

Leaving Santillana our route heads westwards through green meadows and the hills and valleys of Cantabria with its marvellous unspoilt coastline and beaches nearby. We soon arrive at the charming village of Novales set amidst lemon groves and with its fine typical rural architecture.

Next stop is the seaside village of Comillas. Here a visit to the fine beach, the small harbour and the pretty village square with its pavement tapas bars and restaurants is a must, not to mention the architectural sights of El Capricho by the famous Catalan architect Gaudí and the Palace of the Marqués de Comillas. Our hotel for the following two nights is situated in a bay where we have a nice view over the coast.
Leaving San Vicente the route heads westwards along the coast. A beautiful descent through eucalyptus forests brings us to the coast where we cycle past beautiful and unspoilt beaches, so typical of Asturias, to arrive at the charming fishing village of Llanes. There our staying place is a real showpiece of this region and an excellent starting place to explore the magnificent mountains of the Picos de Europa. The climax of the tour is definitely the descent to Somo. A transfer brings you to the starting point at 822 metres. From here, a marvellous ride through the stunning limestone valley of the River Miera takes us down to the farmland around Somo and the Bay of Santander. You can take a short boat ride across the Bay to visit the lively and elegant city of Santander, capital of the province of Cantabria.

Following on the trip, you can book (if desired) an extra night in Bilbao to visit the famous Guggenheim museum. This extra night is based on bed & breakfast, as there are enough good (and cheap) restaurants at walking distance. You should definitely go to the local wineries (bodegas), where you can taste some of the delicious tapas. Live like a Spaniard and you will have a great cycling holiday!

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    Bilbao: Brussels Airlines + transfer (Saturday)

PROGRAMM

  • day 1: arrival in Santillana del Mar

  • day 2: Santillana del Mar - San Vicente (36 km)
  • day 3: round tour San Vicente (39/55 km)
  • day 4: San Vicente - Llanes (45 km)
  • day 5: round tour Llanes (41/54 km)
  • day 6: transfer + San Roque - Somo (44 km)
  • day 7: round tour Somo (42 km)
  • day 8: departure Somo  after breakfast and transfer

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PRICES per person

Basic price
€ 549
01/01/2020  -  03/07/2020
24/08/2020  -  31/10/2020
€ 615
04/07/2020  -  23/08/2020
 
Single supplement
€ 145
01/01/2020  -  31/12/2020
Reduction triple room
-10%
01/01/2020  -  31/12/2020
 
bikerental
€ 80
Electric rentalbike
€ 170
child discount 0 - 2 year*
-100%
child discount 3 - 6 year*
-50%
child discount 7 - 11 year*
-25%
child discount > 12 years old*
-10%
 
 
last-minute costs each booking(<8 days before departure)
€ 15
01/01/2020  -  31/12/2020
travelling by car
01/01/2020  -  31/12/2020
travelling by plane
01/01/2020  -  31/12/2020
 
* Reduction children only when staying on a  room with two full-paying persons sharing the room and will replace discount triple room
** Reduction children is only applicable on the base price of the tour.

DEPARTURE DATES

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Inclusive

  • double room with private facilities and airco
  • breakfast
  • luggage transfer
  • airport transfer Bilbao/ Santander back and forth
  • transfer Somo - Santillana del Mar (when travelling with own car)
  • transfer Llanes - San Roque
  • English roadbook + map
  • handy roadbook holder
  • VAT and local tourist taxes
  • booking costs

Excluding

  • outward and return journey
  • lunch, dinner and drinks
  • rental bike/e-bike
  • extra night B&B Bilbao € 65
  • extra night B&B Santillana € 50 (€ 60 1/7-15/9)
  • insurances
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