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Cycling routes in Galicia


Discover the stunning landscapes of Galicia and experience challenging climbs and scenic coastal roads.

Galicia is a beautiful region located in the northwest corner of Spain. It is known for its stunning landscapes, including rugged coastlines, lush green valleys, and picturesque mountains, which make it an ideal destination for road and gravel cyclists. The region offers a wide variety of cycling routes, ranging from flat coastal roads to challenging mountain climbs. One of the most notable cycling spots in Galicia is the Rias Baixas area, famous for its vineyards and scenic coastal roads. Another popular destination for cyclists is the Ribeira Sacra region, with its winding rivers and terraced vineyards creating a unique backdrop for cycling. One of the must-do climbs in Galicia is the Monte Faro, a challenging ascent that rewards cyclists with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Overall, Galicia is a fantastic region for cyclists looking for scenic routes, challenging climbs, and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich culture and natural beauty of northern Spain.

A challenging gravel route to Beade from Vigo

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82 km
1855 m
Savage

Embark on a gravel adventure from Vigo to Beade and experience the thrill of conquering challenging terrains. Start your journey in Vigo and make your way through Monte do Castro, offering stunning views. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Galleiro, a charming village known for its traditional Galician houses. Cycle through Ponteareas and marvel at its beautiful bridges, followed by a visit to Salvaterra de Miño, a historic town on the banks of the Miño River. End your ride in Beade, where you can admire the picturesque landscapes and enjoy local hospitality.


Embark on a road cycling journey to Pontedeume

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64 km
1733 m
Tough

Experience the thrill of road cycling on this 64-km route to Pontedeume, a charming town in Galicia. Challenge yourself with a total ascent of 1733 meters as you traverse hilly terrain and iconic routes. Highlights of this journey include the picturesque town of Pontedeume, known for its medieval old town and Baroque architecture. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Pico do Castro, a hilltop viewpoint that offers panoramic views of the region. Another highlight is the Miradoiro do Río Lambre, a lookout with stunning vistas of the Lambre River. Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage of this scenic route.


Worth to see in Galicia:

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A Rúa

Adventure awaits in the enchanting landscapes of A Rúa

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Lugo

Uncover the scenic countryside and test your skills on Ribeira Sacra, a legendary climb near Lugo.

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Becerreá

Conquering the legendary climbs of Becerreá

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O Barco de Valdeorras

Home to legendary climbs and captivating landscapes - O Barco de Valdeorras

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Baiona

Cycling Paradise in Baiona

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Vigo

Coastal beauty and legendary climbs in Vigo.

Embark on a road expedition through the captivating landscapes surrounding Cesuras.

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86 km
1923 m
Tough

Challenge yourself on this epic road route near Cesuras that takes you through some of Galicia's most breathtaking landscapes. With various highlights along the way, this route is ideal for experienced cyclists seeking a memorable adventure.


Discover the charm of A Estibada and Buciños on this cycling route

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37 km
720 m
Chill

Embark on a scenic ride through the Galician countryside on this 37 km round-trip route from A Estibada to Buciños. With a manageable ascent of 720 meters, this adventure is suitable for cyclists of all levels. Enjoy the tranquility of the rural landscapes, soak in the beauty of the Axulfe Valley, and discover the rich history and culture of Centulle.


Immerse yourself in rural beauty and uncover hidden gems on this gravel route

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44 km
815 m
Chill

Enjoy the tranquility of the rural countryside near Vilagarcía de Arousa on this 44 km gravel route. With an ascent of 815 m, this route provides cyclists with a mix of gentle climbs and thrilling descents. Discover charming villages, medieval monasteries, and natural viewpoints that add depth to the scenic experience.


Worth to see in Galicia:

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Meira

Cycling Dreams Come True in Galicia Spain

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Chantada

A Cycling Haven in Galicia

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Negreira

Natural beauty and legendary climbing in Galicia, Spain

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Santiago de Compostela

Explore the Camino de Santiago and conquer legendary climbs in Santiago de Compostela.

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Boiro

Experience the coastal beauty of Boiro, Spain, while tackling the legendary climbs of Cabo de Ortegal.

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Dumbría

Legendary Cycling in Galicia

Step off the beaten path and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Galicia's natural wonders.

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74 km
1601 m
Tough

The Nature Escape gravel route spans 74 kilometers and immerses you in a scenic, untouched Galician landscape. With an ascent of 1,601 meters, it offers a moderate challenge suitable for gravel cycling enthusiasts. Highlights include Tabordela, a charming village surrounded by rolling green hills, and Vilachán do Monte, which offers awe-inspiring views of the tranquil countryside. O Facho features a breath-taking cliff face with pristine views of the ocean. Make sure to visit Monte do Boi, which offers sublime panoramas of the nearby valleys. Finally, Aloia Mountain showcases untouched nature at its finest, with hiking and walking trails leading to stunning viewpoints.


Discover legendary climbs and breathtaking landscapes near Santa Marta de Ortigueira

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142 km
4171 m
Savage

Embark on a legendary cycling journey through the Galician countryside on this challenging road route. With a total distance of 142 kilometers and an elevation gain of 4,171 meters, this route is reserved for the seasoned cyclist looking for a true test of their endurance and skills. Along the way, you'll conquer iconic climbs, pass by picturesque villages, and admire the region's stunning natural landscapes. Highlights of the route include Alta do Monteirón, which offers panoramic views of the rugged mountains, and O Porto do Barqueiro, a scenic coastal town with a bustling harbor and charming streets. The route culminates in the vibrant town of Ortigueira, where you can reward yourself with a taste of local cuisine and immerse yourself in the lively cultural scene.


Embark on an epic coastal gravel adventure from Caldas de Reis.

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57 km
934 m
Tough

The Caldas de Reis - Coastal Gravel Adventure is a thrilling cycling route that takes you along the stunning Galician coast. With a distance of 57 kilometers and an ascent of 934 meters, this gravel route offers a challenging yet rewarding experience. Highlights along the route include the historic town of Caldas de Reis, the iconic chimney of Portas' sugar factory, the majestic Monastery of O Mosteiro, the stunning viewpoint of San Cibrán, the charming coastal town of Vilagarcía de Arousa, the scenic beauty of Monte Xiabre, and the rustic village of Follente.


Worth to see in Galicia:

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Castro Caldelas

Conquer challenging climbs and embrace Galicia's natural beauty in Castro Caldelas.

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Cariño

Connecting Cycling and Coastal Beauty

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Ribadeo

Cyclist's paradise with coastal routes and stunning views.

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Verín

Exploring Cultural Richness on the Challenging Routes of Verín

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Ourense

Urban and rural cycling routes with a famous climb and scenic landscapes.

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Catoira

An Epic Cycling Adventure in Historic Catoira

Cycling through charming Galician towns and scenic countryside.

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105 km
1899 m
Tough

This round-trip cycling route starts in Chantada and takes you through the picturesque towns of Pena Bico, Cerro da Rocha, Lalín, Monte de Paradela, Antas de Ulla, and O Coto de Mourelle. The route covers a distance of 105 km with a total ascent of 1,899 m. It offers a moderately challenging experience for well-trained amateur cyclists. Along the way, you'll be rewarded with beautiful landscapes, traditional Galician architecture, and the opportunity to taste delicious local cuisine.


A challenging gravel ride through the rugged terrain of Galicia

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71 km
2095 m
Savage

Prepare for a tough 71-kilometer gravel ride with an ascent of 2095 meters. This route takes you through several highlights including As Nogais at the 8-kilometer mark, A Coroa at the 11-kilometer mark, O Candedo at the 21-kilometer mark, Fonlor at the 34-kilometer mark, Alto do Poio at the 43-kilometer mark, Albela at the 56-kilometer mark, and Armesto at the 64-kilometer mark.


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Principado de Asturias

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Cantabria

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Comunidad de Madrid

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Castilla-La Mancha

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Explore the rolling hills and scenic countryside of Alentejo, a hidden gem for road and gravel cyclists.

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Viveiro

Coastal Cycling Haven with Challenging Climbs

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Nogueira de Ramuín

Cycling through Galicia's enchanting Ribeira Sacra.