Way of El Cid: road cycling tourism routes

Road cycling route Camino del Cid, SpainRoad cycling route Camino del Cid, Spain

 

The road cycling routes on the Way of El Cid (touring, trekking, hybrid and road bikes) cover a length of 2041 km. There are 10 routes of between 66 and 362 km long.

  • El Cid´s statue at Mecerreyes, province of Burgos / ALC.
  • The cycling tourist routes on the Way of El Cid let you travel along roads with little traffic through very quiet and safe rural environments. A different way of seeing Spain! / ALC.
  • The roads are signposted at crossings and strategic places. For greater convenience, we recommend you take the cycling tourist route guides and the track / ALC.
  • Depending on the town you are in, you may find location panels, panels indicating sites of interest or information about the town. Most of these signs are currently in Spanish / ALC.
  • A different way to discover Spain by bike. The roads of Camino del Cid are mainly quiet minor roads with little or hardly any traffic / ALC.
  • Pedaleando por el Parque Natural del Alto Tajo: llegando a Chequilla, en Guadalajara / UTM Desarrollos.
  • Apart from in the province of Valencia, all road routes are signposted at strategic points and crossroads / ALC.
  • Cycling and discovering / ALC.
  • Road sing in the Way of el Cid / ALC.
  • Hermitages in Mozarab style / ALC.

Types of road

The roads are mainly quiet minor roads with little or hardly any traffic along which pedaling a bike is a sporting pleasure for the senses. However, there are also some sections along regional and national roads and connections to dual carriageways: in general, but not always, these roads have a generous hard shoulder. Our cycling tourist guides are available for free download and inform you about each road on your route: its name, the quality of the surface, traffic density and hard shoulder.

 

Type of bicycle

The cycling tourist routes are suitable to cyclists with all kinds of bikes: from road to all-terrain. In our opinion, the bikes best suited to these routes are the gravel´s and the touring bikes (also called trekking, or hybrid) owing to their versatility:

  • In comparison with mountain bikes, touring and gravel bikes are faster, especially on flats and downhill sections.
  • They are more comfortable than racing bikes when the road surface is in bad condition or wet, but they also let tourists change over to the mountain bike routes (MTB): many sections are very easy and comfortable for trekking bikes, which will let you ride through incredible countryside and avoid the roads you don't want to travel on.

 

Singular roads

Owing to their attractiveness for pedaling or their countryside, historical or artistic heritage, some roads have earned the title of ‘Singular Road' after an assessment by experts and travelers. Find them on each route. Don't miss them!

 

Signposting

The routes are signposted at strategic crossings and other points of interest. More info about signposting, please click here.

 

  • Apart from in the province of Valencia, all road routes are signposted at strategic points and crossroads. You will therefore come across direction and location signs / ALC.
  • Although the roads are signposted at crossings and strategic places we recommend you take the tourist brochures or the route guides / ALC.
  • Urban panel at the entrance of the village / ALC.
  • Apart from in the province of Valencia, all road routes are signposted at strategic points and crossroads / ALC.
  • Remember that the road you are on is also used by cyclists and you might come across a few of them on your journey. Respect them and take great care. Especially when overtaking: keep a safety distance of 1.5 m / ALC.
  • Road signs show direction and next location / ALC.

 

Difficulty

The routes are suitable for all cyclists who are familiar with long distances. Even so, there are some sections which, owing to the type of road and the ups and downs, may require cyclists to pedal harder. These mountains sections are usually short.

The datasheet of each route contains specific information and are linked to the free download of the guides, maps, tracks, stamping points and accommodation, etc.

 

The routes

The cycling tourist routes on the Way of El Cid let you travel along roads with little traffic through very quiet and safe rural environments. A different way of seeing Spain!

 Rev. ALC: 04.07.18