Bike Spain Tours

Bike Spain Tours

Bike Spain Tours offering tours in Europe and they are the Official Tour Operator of La Vuelta Spain. Choose from tours in Madrid, Green Spain (known for culinary masterpieces), wine country - Tour de France - Giro d'Italia where you can take advantage of Bike Spain Tours special VIP access and privileges. Tours vary from guided, self-guided, paradores, deluxe, e-bike, racing, and more.

Regional Notes:

  • Operator Type:
    Regional Operator
  • Website:
    http://www.bikespain.com/
  • Price Tier: $
  • Services:
  • Country:
    Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland

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8 Reviews

  1. Kerryn Wood , USA-Reply
    July 6, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Mallorca- self guided tour of the island.
    What an amazing tour. Our group of 3 set off from Palma on our Pinarello and Giant road bikes , with electronic gears , to circle the island of Mallorca . The first 3 days we warmed up the legs on the flat east coast, except for a tough climb to the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador. Day 4 highlight was the spectacular ride to Cap Formentor Lighthouse , , heading out early we had the climbs to ourselves before the tour busses arrived. . The real climbing began on Day 5 , ascending to Lluc and Puig Major., with a spectacular descent into Port de Sóller. From there we rode the beautiful coastal roads of the Sierra de Tramuntana , before descending to the coastal village of Sant Elm, and the final ride returning to Palma. This is a fantastic journey, on an island that welcomes cyclists, with spectacular roads and some serious climbs. Not to be missed .

  2. Tom Furgason , Denver, CO-Reply
    July 4, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    The short version: Book a trip with Bike Spain right now. Céline and the staff will be responsive and communicate clearly so that you can easily book the trip you are looking for. They booked a self-supported trip to Costa Brava for me with 10-days notice and their support and logistics were flawless. Giving Bike Spain five stars is an easy choice.

    With respect to traveling, I’m usually “one and done”; however, this was the first trip I can remember that left me wanting to return immediately. The people of Catalonia were friendly and welcoming. I have never experienced more courteous drivers or so many roads that had more cyclists than cars. The routes developed by Bike Spain were very good in terms of minimizing busy roads and towns. On top of rides that were amazing, enchanting, beautiful, etc., the food was amazing.

    The Long version: I’ve previously done several domestic bike tours (United States) and one in the Netherlands and Belgium. For all of which I did the planning. With no time to plan due to a new job starting soon, Bike Spain made everything possible.

    Pre-ride meeting. Eduard gave me a wonderful introduction to how the logistics work and some of the finer points of route finding. Eduard also suggested many possible side tours, history of the region, and gave me a primer on language and politics in Catalonia. These pointers allowed me to connect much better with the locals. I would have gotten a great deal more out of a bike tour by hiring a guide, which I will do when I return with friends. The booklet they provided was very reassuring due to a thorough listing of resources one could need for various places along the route. These included medical facilities, bike shops, taxis, restaurants, and more. Be sure to have the book and maps they provide (if you pick it up at your hotel before the meeting) so that you can take notes on the maps.

    Lodging. Coming from the U.S., I was very pleased they booked me in local hotels (no international chains). They felt like they were in the heart of the local communities, were safe, clean, and had dedicated and secure spaces to lock up bikes. The morning breakfast buffets all had a good variety of delicious food.

    Rental Bike. I upgraded to the carbon frame with disc brakes. The bike was in great shape and performed as well as Shimano 105 ever does (I’m coming from di2). This was a far superior option than flying with my bike. I sent my measurements beforehand and the staff had it adjusted perfectly. Aside from dialing in the pedal release tension, my bike was ready when I arrived. Consider bringing your own saddle, though, since that is a rather personalized aspect of fit.

    Gear. You really don’t need much. I was able to easily pack everything into two carryon bags. Bike Spain provides a list, and less is more. Two things I strongly recommend you consider bringing in addition to their listed items are: 1) a battery charging system (spare battery) to charge your phone and Garmin during the day, and 2) touring shoes that are comfortable to walk in. My longest ride was over 100k. With all the side exploration, routing changes, and taking my time, my Garmin got below 10 percent power on one ride (their Garmins may have longer battery life). Also, you’ll likely use your phone more than usual for photos and video. If both go dead, you may have some extra adventures. I did a lot of walking in my cycling shoes. Cobble stones and gravel almost destroyed my plastic cleats. Touring shoes or mountain bike shoes with metal cleats would likely be better suited (packing spare cleats is also a good idea). An option would be to carry sandals if you ride with a pack or a support van meets you at various stops.

    GPS (disregard if you are on a guided tour). Make sure at least one person in your group is proficient in navigating with a Garmin. Bike Spain’s routes were very good, but a few times the Garmin told me I was off course when I was not. Learn to know when not to trust your Garmin. Also, you’ll want to go off course and explore. Medieval towns make for “fun” navigating and using a Garmin will be of great assistance. You will also get paper maps, but they lack the resolution for navigating on a small scale. They are a big help at times, though. — This e-mail was sent from a contact form on Bike Tour Review

  3. Lisa and Robert Weissler, Arizona. United States-Reply
    December 11, 2017 at 10:30 am

    The cost of the tour is very reasonable, especially considering the quality of the Paradors where we stayed overnight and ate – great food and wine!Our guide Luis Salgado was very attentive to our needs and accommodated us on both pick-up and drop-off. He explained the itinerary each day, the plan, were he would meet us as we rode and where the lunch would be.

    Keep up the great work sharing a passion for cycling and for Spain!

    • Bike Spain Tours - Madrid, Spain-Reply
      April 26, 2018 at 8:22 am

      Thank you Lisa and Robert – it’s always a pleasure having you here in Spain with us!

  4. Dawn S. Ottawa, Canada-Reply
    September 29, 2017 at 7:17 pm

     Generally good organization. Staff was friendly and outgoing. They worked hard to give the full “Camino” experience. Van support was very helpful on those terrible uphills! Food was generally very good. 

    • Bike Spain Tours - Madrid, Spain-Reply
      April 26, 2018 at 8:23 am

      Thank you Dawn for your review!

  5. Dan H, Haddam, CY-Reply
    August 3, 2017 at 4:27 am

    Biking Through Spain selected a beautiful, minimal traffic route up the Costa Brava including the beautiful town of Cadaqués. Our guide made reservations for very comfortable accommodations along the way and had excellent restaurant recommendations.

    • Bike Spain Tours - Madrid, Spain-Reply
      April 26, 2018 at 8:23 am

      Thank you Dan for your review!