Spain is a country born of passion, where days filled with stunning vistas and an ever-changing landscape give way to warm nights filled with incredible atmosphere and gastronomy. From the towering peaks of the Pyrenees and Picos de Europa, to sun-baked volcanic islands, Spain is a patchwork of beautiful landscapes, ready to be explored by bike or on foot staying in villages bursting with life and locals who offer heartfelt welcomes.
The Picos de Europa, without a doubt the most impressive mountains in all of Spain, emerge dramatically from the coastal landscape as a natural frontier between the green north coast and the more arid Castille. This program offers a variety of landscapes to explore in the Eastern and Central Massifs, with the option of choosing easier or more difficult daywalks.
The Sierra de Grazalema is an "undiscovered" oasis of green, a mountainous area adorned by picturesque white-washed villages such as Grazalema or Montejaque. A landscape of limestone sculptures marked by deep gorges, where vultures nest among the cliff tops. At lunchtime, stop off to replenish your energy with a round of tapas and vino enjoyed on an outdoor terrace.
When the Creator was putting finishing touches on Southern Europe, he created the island of Mallorca with all the leftovers of Mediterranean landscapes. This is what the Mallorquins say when explaining the attractive diversity of their homeland. Gently rolling inland hill, sandy beaches, impressive sea cliffs, subtropical woodlands and a massive limestone mountain range.
Gran Canaria gives new meaning to the words ‘desert island’. Approaching it for the first time, you see none of the beauty associated with La Gomera or La Palma: arid terrain, hothouses and poor urban planning.Yet as you venture north, the terrain opens up and true marvels appear: Agaete Valley, an oasis of tropical plantations and tiny white villages.
This 7 night holiday takes in a contrast of wonderfully scenic cycling mixed in with a large blast of culture and history. From Jerez de la Frontera, home to sherry and flamenco, through the stunning hilltop ‘Pueblos Blancos’ to bustling old world Cadiz. Also quiet some pacifically grazing fighting bulls along the way and vast flooded areas near rivers and rice fields.