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Classic Cols of the Picos
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8 days
Big climbs
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May, Aug, Sep, Oct
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Marmot Tours

Classic Cols of the Picos

8 Days

The Picos de Europa in Northern Spain is a little known paradise for cyclists and a great place to spend a week. There are few places with so much variety; rugged limestone mountains, deep gorges, ancient forests, mountain pastures and unspoilt villages. The climbs are also varied: gentle and meandering or short and sharp, and then there is the Alto de Angliru, which is just brutal (and thankfully optional!).

We have designed the Classic Route so that the distance and gradients between the hotels is manageable and enjoyable for most cyclists if taken steadily. However, each day there are ‘optional extras’ increasing the possible daily ascent to between 2600m and 3100m, making this holiday also suitable for those looking to really push themselves and take on our Challenge Route. With a group of 20, you can be sure to find someone else on the trip with similar aspirations to you, whether that be sampling ‘una cerveza por favor’ in a rustic village bar, or taking on every optional climb on offer.
• Flexible itinerary to suit mixed ability groups with optional extras for those looking for a challenge
• Climb the infamous Vuelta passes including Fuenta De and Lagos de Covadonga
• Optional Classic Cols challenge: over 600kms and 16000m ascent
Excellent support from 2 customised support vans and 2 experienced, proactive guides focused on making your holiday the best it can be.
transfers from/to Bilbao airport (2hr 30mins) and Santander Airport (1hr 30mins)
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