Basque Country to Asturias Bike Tour Reviews 1 to 9 of 9

 

  • Basque Country to Asturias
    by David, Anne, Ryan S. 3 months ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We took this trip in late May, 2019, with e-bikes. It was a great trip with some amazing accommodations. Thoughts in no particular order: The first 3 hours of biking on the first day were pretty miserable, through industrial areas with no good place to ride on either the sidewalk or the road. Day 4 and Day 6 were spectacular, Day 4 was almost like a fantasy of a bike trip once we reached rural areas. The GPS was hard to read when the sun was out, and in several places we needed one person using the GPS and another the printed instructions. We've been on a number of bike trips, and the drivers in Spain were the most courteous and safe of any country - usually giving us at least 6 feet of space and never rushing us. The hotel (Organista) in Santillana del Mar was our favorite, with a wonderful host, Rafe, and an enchanting outdoor breakfast. (Note: this is right close to the Altamira cave, and we were glad we took the time to visit, even though it involved finding our own Read more… route back to the regular tour). Much better instructions are needed to find the ferry into Santander - we nearly missed it even after 30 minutes of going back and forth when hot and tired. Take all the small side trips the instructions suggest - you'll never be sorry and could easily miss amazing views and beaches just a 1/4 mile off the route.

    Countries: Spain

  • Basque Country to Asturias
    by Claudia G. 1 year ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    Wonderful hotels along with breathtaking coastal views. Tougher hills than expected but a great trip!

    Countries: Spain

  • Basque Country to Asturias
    by Michael & Claudia G. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    We loved the scenery, the historic towns and the lovely hotels. It was much more challenging than we expected. We followed your guidelines and felt prepared but this is not an "easy" ride. It is, however, a beautiful ride with breathtaking views.

    Countries: Spain

  • Basque Country to Asturias
    by Alana B. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The vistas on this trip were the most spectacular we've seen. Coming down a hill and seeing the cliffs along the coastline and the roaring ocean, the picturesque villages and green fields dotted with cows was unforgettable. Hearing the clanging cowbells only added to the experience! The accommodations were top notch and including breakfast was the way to go. However, anyone taking this trip should be prepared to climb many hills. Not sure this is "easy to moderate" until the last day!

    Countries: Spain

  • Basque Country to Asturias
    by Colleen D. 2 years ago     Permalink/Reply     Verified Reviewer

    The bike trip was amazing! So impressed with the head of company who organized the trip and did the route and brought us our bikes. Hotels were all wonderful and included breakfast. Trip of a lifetime!

    Countries: Spain

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