Spanish Pyrenees

In May 2015 I flew to Bilbao in northern Spain. At midnight I dipped my feet in the Atlantic, then the next morning biked east all the way to Barcelona. I did this in a week, and so can you!

Switchbacks in the Pyrenees

The ride from Coll de Nargó to Sant Llorenç de Morunys was very tough, but also a miracle of road engineering I will never forget.


I ended up going on some very narrow roads, but the scenery was gorgeous.

The summits of these mountains are on the border to France

Then, on a tired afternoon I came over a crest and could see Barcelona by the Mediterranean. I dipped my feet in the ocean and was happy!

Down there is Barcelona

Tour details (grading from 1 to 5)

  • Time of year: April to October
  • Difficulty: 3 (but a few days are tougher)
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Scenery: 3
  • Comments: Make sure your trip doesn’t collide with the Vuelta
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