Self-guided mountain bike tour through the Montaña Oriental Leonesa (Eastern Leonese Mountain) and Picos de Europa (European Peaks)
Spain is More, together with our expert cycling partner, has created a self-guided mountain bike route through the Eastern Mountain of Leónand the Picos de Europa
Our agent is a semi-professional cyclist who knows the Picos like the back of his hand and has created this route for us based on his extensive experience. The route runs through one of the most pristine and beautiful areas of the Picos de Europa and León and will surprise you with its landscapes, biodiversity, and its historical and gastronomic richness. A tour that will delight all your senses.
The ideal trip for mountain bikers,
who loves nature,
all in an area framed by uncomparable beauty.
We have drawn out a medium-level route so that anyone who is used to mountain bike routes can do it while fully enjoying the tour and everything its landscapes, towns and people offer along the way.
You don't need to be an expert to do this route, but you can't be a beginner either. Many times the terrain requires a level of experience; otherwise, it could be difficult. Nonetheless, anyone who is a mountain bike enthusiast will be prepared for it. If the terrain should become too complicated, there are some alternates that can make it easier.
As we've stated, it's a self-guided tour, but you will have the paths set up in your GPS, a road assistance phone number for the duration of the trip, maps, hotel reservations... etc. In other words, you're in good hands!
Our cycling expert is in charge of your safety. If anything should happen while you are on the bike, you can call him and he will take care of everything. Moreover, we will know that you will have arrived at your hotel every night thanks to the ongoing communication we maintain with our hotels.
In addition to nature, this area is a gastronomic treasure. From this region come some of the best cheeses, chorizos and meats that are exported to the rest of Spain. As a result, this trip is also a complete pleasure, even in the culinary sense of the word.
The tour begins and ends in the town of Cistierna. It is a self-guided circular loop of approximately 220 km and 6,500 meters of ascents carried out over 5 stages, staying each night in cozy rural accommodations. A section of the route (less than 15%) is on asphalt, but you always travel along side roads or country roads, never along the highway or roads with highly-traffic. On the contrary, you won't hear any cars on this trip, only the sound of cows and rivers, which you pass while pedaling through. Your luggage will be transported from hotel to hotel every day.
We use modern 'MTB' bikes - of high quality and our bikes have only been ridden a few times and are top class. If you want to bring your own bicycle, you can do that too, please contact us for the adjustment of the price in that case.
We advise our travelers to bring their own helmets for hygiene reasons, saftey and as it is obligated in Spain to wear one on the bike. The rental company has helmets available which you can buy on site.
The bikes come with "normal" pedals. If you prefer other types of pedals, this must be requested in advance, due to their availability.
As this is an individual trip, you can start any day of the week. However, since there is limited access to the Picos de Europa, there may be possible dates we are unable to make the trip. Also, this tour is only available from May through October.
Click on "book now" or contact us by mail so we can make you an offer. You can also call us by phone if you have any questions or prefer to speak with us in person.
Note: This trip can also be done in small groups. Contact us to request pricing.