Cycling Around Spain

Cycling Around Spain

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Mick Hobday By MickHobday Updated May 25, 2013

Cycling Around Spain

                I wanted to experience Spain but didn't have much money so decided to cycle around the country to save on transport and I took my tent so that I could camp every night to save paying for a hotel. I flew to Barcelona with my bicycle, my luggage and a plan to spend 6 weeks cycling clockwise around Spain and started by heading south along the coast. I stayed along the coast until Cadiz, before travelling North through the centre of Spain until the North coast near Santander, from where I would head east to return to Barcelona again.

                I timed my trip so that I would be able to see a couple of the festivals that this country is famous for, so on the 16th of March 2009 I began cycling and spent 4 days hurriedly cycling 250 miles down the coast to reach Valencia for the last night of 'Las Fallas'. Annoyingly on the first day my bike chain snapped and I wasted valuable time finding a bicycle repair shop but I still made it to Valencia with ...