It was great to see Catalonia in the news last week and especially a feature on cycling in the area. Most articles I see seem to feature on places like Majorca, which is great but its time to get some focus on other areas in Spain, especially the more undiscovered areas, they have a lot to offer the cyclist and are not so commercial and over crowded. Places like Tarragona, Sierra Espuna, Andalucia to mention a few.
As part of a 3 day trip to the Murcia region in Spain, we spent a few hours checking out the Sierra Espuna national park which is situated 55 minutes from Alicante airport. The area is outstanding and offers an attractive proposition for the outdoor enthusiast and of course in our case, the keen cyclist.
Hi my name is Molly Middleton aged 10. I started riding my bike at the age of 3 from then on I loved cycling. My dad got me into cycling at an early age, he is very good and has done all sorts of challenges for charity.
At 4 years old I didn't need any more help because I could ride without stabilisers. The thing I like about cycling is that you get to see brilliant views, see brilliant places and climb brilliant hills.
6 days riding - 400km distance – 5,000m altitude gain
The Canary islands consist of seven islands of volcanic origin just off the coast of north Africa. Most cyclist who visit the islands will cycle the popular destinations of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura which have a climate perfect for cycling in the Winter, Spring and Autumn months and also provide 1,000’s of kilometers of tarmac for road cyclists.