Spain is not really a cycling country : cycling accommodation and bicycle paths are rather restricted. The signage is OK on the bigger roads, but once you leave them, you certainly will need a GPS. However, if you're planning a cycling holiday in Spain, an unforgettable journey will be assured!
The natural beauty of Spain is unique and extremely diverse. Logical, because the largest country on the Iberian peninsula covers an area of 504,782 km2.
You'll find green - more humid - landscapes in the northwest. The rest of Spain is usually a lot drier and warmer. the larges part of the country is rather hilly and mountainous. If you like climbing, no problem, but you'll have to take into account the - often hot - weather conditions. You'll have to carry with you at each moment enough water and sun protection.
The central plateau - or Meseta - is not exactly flat (despite of its name), and although it's situated at about 600m above sea level, weather conditions can be quite hot during the summer period.
In the Spanish highland (north and northwest), you have to take into account that the routes are not free from snow during the winter.
The South - Andalusia - where there are quite some plains such as the Seville region, can best avoided during high summer because of the high temperatures, but during the winter, it's an ideal cycling destination.
The Mediterranean (coastal) region is usually warm, but thanks to the alternating climbs and descents, you'll have the impression that temperatures are much more bearable, partly due to a (sometimes tight) sea breeze, that 's never far away.
The Atlantic coast of Spain, where the clean sea breeze usually is even more present, is also enjoying this more varied climate.