Green Spain

Green Spain – 2 weeks
France, Spain, & a bit of Portugal (Basque Country & Galicia)

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This is a ride for the energetic:  the days are hilly, though shorter than the average for our trips.  But the nights are typically Spanish:  relentless!

The title speaks volumes:  we follow the verdant north coast, along the Bay of Biscay and down the Miño Valley.  Temperate climates (the Atlantic generally keeps things pleasingly cool, even in summer), and lush, green scenery, frame our exploration of some of Europe’s wildest, least developed corners.  Daily fare is craggy coastline, cool forests and pounding surf — these are lands with a profound culinary & cultural link to the ocean.  Dine on mushrooms grilled with garlic, cider, fresh white wines and fresher fish.

Night spots beckon in a HOT series of towns – stock up on sleep before you get here (actually, you’ll be able to catch up some once you get to rural Galicia)....

¡Si, España!  You will also see bits of France and Portugal....

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For details within each region, including ride difficulty, click on the name under “Region Visited”...
Days of the Week
Region Visited
1 - 8
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Trip assembles in St.-Jean-de-Luz
Sa - Mo
French Basque Country, Biarritz
Mo - We
The Pyrenees, San Sebastian
Th - Sa
Costa Vasca, Gernika
Train to Galicia
A gloriously scenic journey across the plains of Castille....  “The train in Spain stays mainly on the plain....”
9 - 15
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Su, Mo
Monforte, the Rio Sil
Mo - Th
The Rio Miño
Fr & Sa
Atlantic Coast
Trip disbands Saturday evening, on arrival in Vigo.
Saturday night included in the Access Package for a Sunday flight from Madrid.

An optional visit to Santiago de Compostela is also on offer (and recommended):  Saturday evening train to the “Pearl of Galicia,” night there, ongoing travel options.

See the Post-Trip Access Package options for details.
16 or 17
Su or Mo
Travel Date

Green Spain — Facts and Figures
2018 Dates
Baggage Services Offered**
September 15 - 29
$3,850 US
$4,795 C
2,950 €
Daily, Half, Lite

We particularly recommend ...

... that you tack on a one-day extension to Santiago de Compostela, one of Spain’s most beautiful cities.  In that case you would program your ongoing travel for Sunday.  P
lease see the post-trip Access Package for the (reasonable) cost of this add-on day, not included in the base trip price.

* Prices in $ and € do not include precisely the same things.  Click here for details.

Prices of Optional Extras (links lead to explanations)
$ prices include
the bike.
See here for information on bringing your own.
** At least 4 riders must subscribe to a given baggage service for it to operate. The services listed are those currently offered on the departure in question.  Services which appear in bold already have at least 3 subscribers (so, one more would ensure their operation).

Reaching & Leaving Your Trip:  General Information on Access Packages
Specific information on reaching your trip’s start in... St.-Jean-de-Luz
Specific information on departing from your trip’s end... Vigo