Barcelona to Gibraltar (organised holiday) Cycling Route

Route Name:Barcelona to Gibraltar (organised holiday)
Distance: miles (km)661.61 (1064.76)
Duration: (hh:mm)
County/Region:Catalunya (Barcelona)
Start Location:Barcelona
End Location:Gibralter
Description
This route is taken from one of our organised holidays - click here to view the tour
 
Itinerary:
 
Day 1 – Arrive
We will meet you from Barcelona airport for the transfer to your hotel.
 
Day 2 – Barcelona to Tarragona – 67 Miles
Barcelona is a large busy city but we sneak out to the west, through open but rolling countryside.  In the middle of the day we strike the coast, utilising quiet roads and cycle paths wherever possible, on our way to Tarronga.  Like many places we will pass through and stay in, the city has a history dating back to Roman times.
 
Day 3 – Tarragona to Amposta – 62 Miles
We initially strike inland, skirting Rust then paralleling the coast for some 15 miles.  In the afternoon we return to the coast but then turn inland across a small peninsula to stay in Amposta on the river Ebre.
 
Day 4 – Amposta to Orpesa del Mar – 63 Miles
Our theme continues; coastal riding where conditions permit and inland when the resort towns become too busy.  Orpesa del Mar is a beach resort just north of Castellon de la Plana.
 
Day 5 – Orpesa del Mar to Valencia – 64 Miles
We spend today inland, paralleling the coast on our way to Spain’s 3rd largest city – Valencia.
 
Day 6 – Valencia to Xativa – 53 Miles
Despite Valencia’s size we are quickly out into natural beauty, squeezing between the sea and the Parc Natural d’Albufera de Valencia.  We then begin our first serious foray inland, with some inevitable hills as we head for the medieval town of Xativa.  A shorter day to compensate for the climbing!
 
Day 7 – Xativa to Yecla- 61 Miles
We remain inland and, in the morning, there are some reasonably stiff climbs before flattening out as we had to the small town of Yecla.
 
Day 8 – Yecla to Murcia- 55 Miles
Another shortish day as we start to head back to the coast, finishing in Murcia, capital of the region of the same name.
 
Day 9 – Murcia to Aguilas – 64 Miles
Our morning is spent completing our return to the coast where we will remain for several days.  In the afternoon we follow quiet coastal roads to the seaport of Aguilas.
 
Day 10 – Aguilas to San Jose (Almeria) – 69 Miles
Our whole day is spent hugging the coast and we finish in a small resort community a little north of Almeria.
 
Day 11 – San Jose to Almerimar – 51 Miles
Today we retain the coast, skirting past Almeria and passing through the Punta Etinas-Sabinar natural park.
 
Day 12 – Almerimar to Almunecar – 67 Miles
We follow the Costa Tropical: sun, sea, sand and Sangria.
 
Day 13 – Almunecar to Malaga  – 49 Miles
Our last day on the coast takes us all the way to the famous resort town/city of Malaga.  It is a very short day so plenty of time to stock up on raffia donkeys!
 
Day 14 – Malaga to Ronda  – 57 Miles
As the ‘Costa’ gets more built up it is time to head for the hills.  We turn inland and ‘enjoy’ some stiff but beautiful riding as we arc west to Ronda, a medieval town perched on the edge of a deep gorge.
 
Day 15 – Ronda  to Gibraltar – 62 Miles
Our last day is also a hilly one, but with quiet roads, stunning scenery and virtually guaranteed sunshine there are compensations.  As we approach the border onto the Rock we cross our fingers and hope that today is not one for a ‘go slow’ by Spanish border officials!
 
Day 16 – Depart
We will transfer you to the airport for your flight home
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Please note: All routes are intended as a guide only, please consult relevant website or official route map for precise details.
Nearby Accommodation
Camping and Yurts
Special Bike PitchesCarrer de la Punta Milà, s/n, 17130
B&B
TandemPl. Paisos Catalans 4, 17183
B&B
La Rectoria de Sant Miquel de PinedaVeinat de Sant Miquel de Pineda, La Rectoria, 17174
Guest House
Barcelona Castelldefels Garraf Homeficus 12, 08860