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Santander to Gijon Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £809 per person
Other durations available on request.
Full holiday prices by date are shown on the ‘Book Now’ tab.

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Tour Highlights
• Cycling routes which reward you with sandy beaches and plenty of history and culture.
• A chance to take in beautiful scenery, nature and delicious local food.
• Visit a traditional fishing port with an active harbor.
• End the tour in Gijon, the largest town in Asturias a city full of charm and culture.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival at Santander.

Arrival to Santander and enjoy its beach and its Belle Epoque´s elegance.

Day 2: Santander – Santillana del Mar. 52km / Climb: 893m

Cycle following the coast West to the pretty little medieval town of Santillana to enjoy its perfectly preserved cobbled streets and stone buildings.

Day 3: Santillana – San Vicente de la Barquera. 32km / Climb: 528m

Cycle along small roads , stopping for coffee at the pretty town of Comillas reach the traditional fishing town of San Vicente de la Barquera.

Day 4: San Vicente – Llanes. 48km / Climb: 880m

The sandy beaches continue along our cycle westwards as we leave Cantabria and enter the region of Asturias. We will finish the day in Llanes: another traditional fishing port.

Day 5: Llanes – Ribadesella. 38km / Climb: 556m

A succession of quaint seaside towns with wonderful sandy beaches continue as we cycle on until our destination today: Ribadesella.

Day 6: Ribadesella – Villaviciosa. 45km / Climb: 618m

One more pleasant cycle will take us to Villaviciosa passing through an important wetland area of special protection for birds.

Day 7: Villaviciosa – Gijon. 43km / Climb: 618m

One last day cycling close to the coast with more chances to swim in secluded sandy beaches will take us to Gijon.

Day 8: Departure or extra nights.

Departure or extra nights in Gijon or Santander.

Map & Route Information

This tour starts in Santander.

How do I get to the Starting Point? Buses every half an hour take 15 minutes to reach the Santander city center.

How do I get back home? Fly from Asturias Airport (45min bus transfer or 30 min private taxi transfer) or Santander Airport (3 hr bus transfer from Gijón).

Route profile
Moderate. You will need to be in good health and reasonably fit. These trips may contain elements that are quite active, but not too hard. Accommodation will be very comfortable and pleasant.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Infomation

The Santander to Gijon tour stays in small rural hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Included services

– 7 nights’ accommodation B&B.
– Luggage transfers between hotels.
– Detailed maps and itinerary description.
– Emergency support.

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About the Bikes......

A bicycle specialist will deliver your bike and adjust it to your specifications. We carry your luggage between hotels so you can travel light.

Important: Models can vary according to the holiday and date selected!

We use fully-equipped touring bicycles:

Puncture resistant hybrid tyres ideal for road cycling but with some tread to give you the security you need on dirt track sections, 21 or 24 gears, comfortable seat, front suspension, adjustable handle bars, bike stand, mudguards, bottle holder as standard.

• Bike type: Giant Argento and Kalkhoff Voyager or equivalent.
• Odometer included.
• Choice of sizes from xs to xl and male/female bikes.
• Electric bike hire available on request.

Equipment included in the price:

• Rear pannier
• Map carrier
• Lock
• Helmet
• Pump
• Puncture repair kit
• Multitool set

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Your Prices

Santander to Gijon, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: April, May, June, Sept, Oct
Arrival daily
Season 2: July, August
Arrival daily

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £809 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £979 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement Season 1: £259
Single Room Supplement Season 2: £309
Half Board Upgrade: £149

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Hotel Category Descriptions
3 star hotels and high quality rural accommodation

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: £809
Single Supplement: From £259

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