Way of El Cid: road cycling tourism routes

The road cycling routes on the Way of El Cid (touring, trekking, hybrid and road bikes) cover a length of 2041 km and 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 pedalling a bike is a sporting pleasure for the senses. However, there are also 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 on the Way of El Cid can be used by cyclists with all kinds of bikes: from road to all-terrain. In our opinion, the bike best suited to these routes is the touring bike (also called the trekking, hybrid or road bike) owing to its versatility:

- In comparison with mountain bikes, trekking bikes usually travel along roads 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 route (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 pedalling or their countryside, historical or artistic heritage, some roads have earned the title of ‘Singular Road' after an assessment by experts and travellers. Find them on each route. Don't miss them!

Signposting

The routes are signposted at strategic crossings and other points of interest.

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. JGG 2.9.2017