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Cycling in Costa Dorada

This renowned riding region is the place to put your pedal power to the test. Roads are smooth and often car-free – the perfect combination for cycling. Conquer the Serra del Monstant mountain range and sail along the coast, drinking in the commanding views of the Mediterranean.

Pedalling perfection

The Costa Dorada’s Mediterranean climate stays mild all year round, so you can cycle in great conditions. The region boasts 2,000km of quiet roads, perfect for enjoying the breathtaking surroundings by the sea and hills.

Epic events

Between March and July, there are a number of cycling-specific events held in the Costa Dorada, including a few Gran Fondos, which pull in the crowds and avid cyclists. Some of the bigger ones take centre stage in Priorat, Cambrils, Tarragona and La Mussara.

Pick your place

Between the villages, peaks and vineyards, the region has an abundance of scenic stretches to admire. That includes leisurely cycles along the coast, as well as the iconic La Mussara route and around the lush Priorat bodegas.

Costa Dorada cycling hotels

  • Salou >> La Mussara >> Cambrils
  • Falset >> Margalef >> Falset
  • Cambrils >> Vilaplana >> Cambrils

Salou >> La Mussara >> Cambrils

Suitable for: Daredevils

Difficulty: 5/5

Climb Level: 5/5

Max Altitude: 980m

Distance: 60.9km

The Route: Kick-start this knockout bike ride in Salou and work your way out away from the coast towards La Mussara. The climb here is steep as the road winds up the mountain, with some serious hairpin bends. Whizz back down towards Cambrils, keeping your eye on the horizon for the first sighting of the glimmering sea.

Falset >> Margalef >> Falset

Suitable for: Daredevils

Difficulty: 4/5

Climb Level: 4/5

Max Altitude: 391m

Distance: 68.2km

The Route: Starting from scenic Falset, you’ll pass through rolling vineyards along a road that curves up to the village of Margaleft near the edge of Montsant mountain. Have a rest, then follow the route back towards your starting point but when you reach La Vilella Baixa, turn off towards Porrera.

Cambrils >> Vilaplana >> Cambrils

Suitable for: Seasoned cyclists

Difficulty: 4/5

Climb Level: 3/5

Max Altitude: 367m

Distance: 40.5km

The Route: You might start and finish this route in Cambrils, but you’ll see plenty of pretty hillsides and traditional towns in between. This challenging climb weaves into countryside cloaked in green, all the way up to the village of Vilaplana. Return back down to Cambrils and treat yourself to an ice cream along the waterfront.

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