If you don't mind a few climbs and like the idea of a get-away-from-it-all cycling holiday along a rugged and beautiful coastline with pristine beaches then this cycling holiday along Galicia's Costa da Morte to Finisterre may be right up your street.
The Costa da Morte or Death Coast gained its fearsome name from the number of shipwrecks that occurred on it's rocky shores in days gone by. The wild, beautiful coastline is perfect for exploring by bike and on this route you will ride from the little port of Malpica to Cape Finisterre, once thought to be the end of the world.
The above video shows sights and scenes from the route
Quiet lanes, gravel tracks, stunning sea views and beautiful pristine sandy beaches are your constant companions as you follow the undulating coastline westwards. Along the way you will encounter no less than 7 lighthouses, attesting to the risk this legendary coastline still holds for seafarers. If you are a beach loving cyclist then you are in for a real treat as each day delivers gorgeous, sandy beaches that tempt you to stop for a walk or a paddle. Along the way you will stay in picturesque villages and ports whose restaurants pride themselves on superb seafood and fresh local produce.
The riding requires a good level of fitness as the coastline is undulating. Good quality mountain bikes are provided as you will be pedalling on a mix of asphalt lanes, gravel tracks and even some single track sections. E-mountain bikes are an available option for those who feel they may like a bit of assistance along the way.
On this tour it is also possible to add extra nights at either end of your stay in Santiago de Compostela, the culmination of the famous trans European pilgrimage route.