1,000k Coast to Coast

1,000k Coast to Coast

A LANDMARK CYCLING ODYSSEY

£2,750

Start Point

Santander
(Bilbao Airport)

Finish Point

Faro
(Faro Airport)

Support Team

Fully Supported + Feed Stations

Stages

8 Fully Guided

Longest Stage

Stage 7: 170km

Biggest Climb Stage

Stage 2: 2,900m+

Average Pace

14-19mph | 22-30kph

Peloton Size: 20

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the Iberian Peninsula with our thrilling 1000k Coast to Coast endurance bike ride.

Starting near Santander, Spain, and culminating in Faro, Portugal, this awe-inspiring endurance event promises unforgettable experiences and a rollercoaster of emotions over eight exhilarating stages.

Experience the grandeur of this epic cycling adventure as you conquer the majestic Cantabrian mountain range, ascend to a breathtaking altitude of 1,400m, and traverse the expansive Spanish plains of Castile & Leon.

Your journey will also take you through the captivating mountain ranges of Extremadura, across the border into Portugal’s charm, gliding through the rolling landscape of Alentejo, and finally scaling the peaks of the Algarve to descend to the shimmering Atlantic Ocean in Faro.

Throughout this entire guided cycling challenge, Team Volta’s experienced crew will be by your side, providing support, nourishment, and hydration as you tackle this coast to coast cycle ride through a diverse and ever-changing landscape.

Off the bike, relax and rejuvenate in our carefully selected hotels. Managed by dedicated professionals passionate about their craft, these accommodations offer excellent service and a chance to indulge in regional cuisine.

“It’s the best cycling I’ve ever done. Quiet roads, fantastic scenery, great climbs. Organisation of the trip is superb. Top quality hotels and great food and wine. Experience of a lifetime.”
P. Hughes

With our exceptional service, all you will have to focus on is enjoying the unforgettable ride ahead.

Looking for a slightly shorter, yet equally captivating experience?

Consider our 850km, which concludes as riders enter Portugal on Day 7 (Stage Six) of the event and transfer to Lisbon Airport.

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Stage Breakdown

1

PROLOGUE: TRANSFER BILBAO AIRPORT

Begin your adventure with a transfer from Bilbao Airport to Santander and our start hotel nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Cantabrian Mountains. Post-transfer, you’ll have ample time to assemble your bike and partake in a prologue ride amidst this picturesque setting.

As dusk falls, our team welcomes you with a comprehensive introduction and safety walkthrough, setting the stage for the days ahead. Culminate your evening with a convivial dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

2

STAGE 1: CANTABRIA

150kms | 2,900m
93miles | 9500ft

The inaugural leg of this extraordinary adventure winds through the picturesque Cantabrian countryside.

Pedal to the comforting melodies of cowbells, creating a serene soundtrack for your journey. Amidst this tranquil backdrop, the distant views of the Picos de Europa provide a perfect fusion of enchantment and exertion.

Immerse yourself in the captivating charm and genuine challenge of this stage as you embrace the beauty of the surroundings.

Amidst this serene backdrop, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views towards the Picos de Europa, making this stage a perfect blend of enchantment and exertion.

3

STAGE 2: CANTABRIA

120kms | 900m
75miles | 3000ft

Continuing our unforgettable journey through Cantabria, we delve deeper into the awe-inspiring landscape surrounding the Picos de Europa.

Brace yourself for a thrilling ascent, reaching heights of up to 1,400 meters, before descending gracefully onto the expansive high plateau of Castile and Leon. Experience the exhilarating challenge of conquering rugged mountain passes and the rewarding descent into the vast expanse below.

Each pedal stroke reveals new vistas, each bend in the road a testament to the natural wonders of the region.

Prepare for a day of breathtaking scenery and exhilarating adventure on this stage of our journey.

4

STAGE 3: CASTILE Y LEON

145kms | 380m
90miles | 1200ft

Prepare for an exhilarating ride through the expansive region of Castile and Leon, cruising along fast, straight, and flat roads leading to Zamora.

The vast plateau beneath us is adorned with fields of nodding sunflowers and towering maize, creating a mesmerizing tapestry of colours.

As we reach Zamora, you will stay in a hotel with a storied cycling history, having hosted legendary riders from La Vuelta. Our journey culminates in the heart of Zamora, where a regal feast awaits, treating our weary riders like royalty after a day of adventure.

Experience the charm and hospitality of Zamora, a fitting end to our exhilarating ride.

5

STAGE 4: CASTILE Y LEON

130kms | 950m
80miles | 3100ft

Continuing our journey from one ancient city to another, we’ll trace the path of ancient Roman Roads, now smoothly paved with super-fast tarmac, leading us to Ciudad Rodrigo.

Renowned for its wealth of historic and artistic treasures, Ciudad Rodrigo is steeped in a legacy spanning over 2,000 years. This stage is shorter, allowing ample time to immerse yourself in the city’s splendour, soaking in its captivating history and artistic heritage.

Take your time exploring the charming streets and landmarks, experiencing the timeless allure of this beautiful and age-old city along our unforgettable cycling adventure.

6

STAGE 5: EXTREMADURA

145kms | 1,600m
90miles | 5200ft

As we transition from Castile y Leon to Extremadura; traverse the awe-inspiring canyon of the river Agueda and wind through lush forested paths, soaking in the natural splendour.

Descending from the high plateau into Extremadura, you will be captivated by the region’s scenic beauty. Despite the varied terrain, our dedicated support team will accompany you, ensuring a smooth journey.

Stage 5 promises another fulfilling day in the saddle, offering opportunities for both challenge and enjoyment. With our support, you will have everything you need to conquer this dynamic stage and embrace the wonders of Extremadura’s landscapes.

7

STAGE 6: PORTUGAL

170kms | 2,100m
105miles | 6900ft

After a rejuvenating rest, gear up for what promises to be the tour’s most exhilarating stage yet.

Our route leads us through Spain’s rugged Sierra de San Pedro before an exhilarating border crossing into Portugal’s Serra de S. Mamede. This region boasts extraordinary wildlife, from Golden Eagles to Storks, enhancing your ride with natural wonders.

Conquer the challenges of this stage and be rewarded with a finish in the charming marble town of Vila Vicosa. Here, indulge in luxury at Europe’s finest Small Luxury 5 star Spa Hotel, a serene haven to unwind and recharge after a thrilling day on the road.

850k Trans Iberian terminates here at the end of Stage 6 with a transfer to Lisbon airport the following morning. 

8

STAGE 7: ALENTEJO

160kms | 1,600m
100miles | 5200ft

Stage 7 beckons you to discover the picturesque Alentejo region of Portugal.

This vast, sparsely populated area is a cyclist’s dream, boasting tranquil country roads and breathtaking landscapes. Our meticulously planned route leads you through vineyards renowned for producing Portugal’s finest wines. Pedal towards our penultimate hotel, nestled in a quintessential Alentejo town, and immerse yourself in its charm and serenity.

Experience the allure of this unique region as you traverse its peaceful countryside, savouring every moment of your journey through Portugal’s largest and most enchanting region.

9

STAGE 8: ALGARVE

120kms | 1,300m
75miles | 4300ft

Experience the grand finale of this incredible cycling adventure as we embark on the final stage.

Our route leads us onto the Nacional 2 road, tracing the footsteps of our renowned N2 Challenge to the stunning Algarve region. Against the expansive beauty of the Alentejo backdrop, we climb through the mountains in anticipation, ultimately reaching our destination on the picturesque shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

It’s a fitting conclusion to this remarkable ride, offering unforgettable vistas and a sense of accomplishment as we complete our journey through Iberia’s diverse and captivating landscapes.

10

DEPARTURE: TRANSFER FARO AIRPORT

After a relaxing night in the heart of Faro, morning transfers to Faro Airport will bid you farewell, but not goodbye, as we anticipate your return for another exhilarating ride.

1

PROLOGUE: TRANSFER BILBAO AIRPORT

Begin your adventure with a transfer from Bilbao Airport to Santander and our start hotel nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Cantabrian Mountains. Post-transfer, you’ll have ample time to assemble your bike and partake in a prologue ride amidst this picturesque setting.

As dusk falls, our team welcomes you with a comprehensive introduction and safety walkthrough, setting the stage for the days ahead. Culminate your evening with a convivial dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

1

PROLOGUE: TRANSFER BILBAO AIRPORT

Begin your adventure with a transfer from Bilbao Airport to Santander and our start hotel nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Cantabrian Mountains. Post-transfer, you’ll have ample time to assemble your bike and partake in a prologue ride amidst this picturesque setting.

As dusk falls, our team welcomes you with a comprehensive introduction and safety walkthrough, setting the stage for the days ahead. Culminate your evening with a convivial dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

2

STAGE 1: CANTABRIA

150kms | 2,900m
93miles | 9500ft

The inaugural leg of this extraordinary adventure winds through the picturesque Cantabrian countryside.

Pedal to the comforting melodies of cowbells, creating a serene soundtrack for your journey. Amidst this tranquil backdrop, the distant views of the Picos de Europa provide a perfect fusion of enchantment and exertion.

Immerse yourself in the captivating charm and genuine challenge of this stage as you embrace the beauty of the surroundings.

Amidst this serene backdrop, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views towards the Picos de Europa, making this stage a perfect blend of enchantment and exertion.

2

STAGE 1: CANTABRIA

150kms | 2,900m
93miles | 9500ft

The inaugural leg of this extraordinary adventure winds through the picturesque Cantabrian countryside.

Pedal to the comforting melodies of cowbells, creating a serene soundtrack for your journey. Amidst this tranquil backdrop, the distant views of the Picos de Europa provide a perfect fusion of enchantment and exertion.

Immerse yourself in the captivating charm and genuine challenge of this stage as you embrace the beauty of the surroundings.

Amidst this serene backdrop, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views towards the Picos de Europa, making this stage a perfect blend of enchantment and exertion.

3

STAGE 2: CANTABRIA

120kms | 900m
75miles | 3000ft

Continuing our unforgettable journey through Cantabria, we delve deeper into the awe-inspiring landscape surrounding the Picos de Europa.

Brace yourself for a thrilling ascent, reaching heights of up to 1,400 meters, before descending gracefully onto the expansive high plateau of Castile and Leon. Experience the exhilarating challenge of conquering rugged mountain passes and the rewarding descent into the vast expanse below.

Each pedal stroke reveals new vistas, each bend in the road a testament to the natural wonders of the region.

Prepare for a day of breathtaking scenery and exhilarating adventure on this stage of our journey.

3

STAGE 2: CANTABRIA

120kms | 900m
75miles | 3000ft

Continuing our unforgettable journey through Cantabria, we delve deeper into the awe-inspiring landscape surrounding the Picos de Europa.

Brace yourself for a thrilling ascent, reaching heights of up to 1,400 meters, before descending gracefully onto the expansive high plateau of Castile and Leon. Experience the exhilarating challenge of conquering rugged mountain passes and the rewarding descent into the vast expanse below.

Each pedal stroke reveals new vistas, each bend in the road a testament to the natural wonders of the region.

Prepare for a day of breathtaking scenery and exhilarating adventure on this stage of our journey.

4

STAGE 3: CASTILE Y LEON

145kms | 380m
90miles | 1200ft

Prepare for an exhilarating ride through the expansive region of Castile and Leon, cruising along fast, straight, and flat roads leading to Zamora.

The vast plateau beneath us is adorned with fields of nodding sunflowers and towering maize, creating a mesmerizing tapestry of colours.

As we reach Zamora, you will stay in a hotel with a storied cycling history, having hosted legendary riders from La Vuelta. Our journey culminates in the heart of Zamora, where a regal feast awaits, treating our weary riders like royalty after a day of adventure.

Experience the charm and hospitality of Zamora, a fitting end to our exhilarating ride.

4

STAGE 3: CASTILE Y LEON

145kms | 380m
90miles | 1200ft

Prepare for an exhilarating ride through the expansive region of Castile and Leon, cruising along fast, straight, and flat roads leading to Zamora.

The vast plateau beneath us is adorned with fields of nodding sunflowers and towering maize, creating a mesmerizing tapestry of colours.

As we reach Zamora, you will stay in a hotel with a storied cycling history, having hosted legendary riders from La Vuelta. Our journey culminates in the heart of Zamora, where a regal feast awaits, treating our weary riders like royalty after a day of adventure.

Experience the charm and hospitality of Zamora, a fitting end to our exhilarating ride.

5

STAGE 4: CASTILE Y LEON

130kms | 950m
80miles | 3100ft

Continuing our journey from one ancient city to another, we’ll trace the path of ancient Roman Roads, now smoothly paved with super-fast tarmac, leading us to Ciudad Rodrigo.

Renowned for its wealth of historic and artistic treasures, Ciudad Rodrigo is steeped in a legacy spanning over 2,000 years. This stage is shorter, allowing ample time to immerse yourself in the city’s splendour, soaking in its captivating history and artistic heritage.

Take your time exploring the charming streets and landmarks, experiencing the timeless allure of this beautiful and age-old city along our unforgettable cycling adventure.

5

STAGE 4: CASTILE Y LEON

130kms | 950m
80miles | 3100ft

Continuing our journey from one ancient city to another, we’ll trace the path of ancient Roman Roads, now smoothly paved with super-fast tarmac, leading us to Ciudad Rodrigo.

Renowned for its wealth of historic and artistic treasures, Ciudad Rodrigo is steeped in a legacy spanning over 2,000 years. This stage is shorter, allowing ample time to immerse yourself in the city’s splendour, soaking in its captivating history and artistic heritage.

Take your time exploring the charming streets and landmarks, experiencing the timeless allure of this beautiful and age-old city along our unforgettable cycling adventure.

6

STAGE 5: EXTREMADURA

145kms | 1,600m
90miles | 5200ft

As we transition from Castile y Leon to Extremadura; traverse the awe-inspiring canyon of the river Agueda and wind through lush forested paths, soaking in the natural splendour.

Descending from the high plateau into Extremadura, you will be captivated by the region’s scenic beauty. Despite the varied terrain, our dedicated support team will accompany you, ensuring a smooth journey.

Stage 5 promises another fulfilling day in the saddle, offering opportunities for both challenge and enjoyment. With our support, you will have everything you need to conquer this dynamic stage and embrace the wonders of Extremadura’s landscapes.

6

STAGE 5: EXTREMADURA

145kms | 1,600m
90miles | 5200ft

As we transition from Castile y Leon to Extremadura; traverse the awe-inspiring canyon of the river Agueda and wind through lush forested paths, soaking in the natural splendour.

Descending from the high plateau into Extremadura, you will be captivated by the region’s scenic beauty. Despite the varied terrain, our dedicated support team will accompany you, ensuring a smooth journey.

Stage 5 promises another fulfilling day in the saddle, offering opportunities for both challenge and enjoyment. With our support, you will have everything you need to conquer this dynamic stage and embrace the wonders of Extremadura’s landscapes.

7

STAGE 6: PORTUGAL

170kms | 2,100m
105miles | 6900ft

After a rejuvenating rest, gear up for what promises to be the tour’s most exhilarating stage yet.

Our route leads us through Spain’s rugged Sierra de San Pedro before an exhilarating border crossing into Portugal’s Serra de S. Mamede. This region boasts extraordinary wildlife, from Golden Eagles to Storks, enhancing your ride with natural wonders.

Conquer the challenges of this stage and be rewarded with a finish in the charming marble town of Vila Vicosa. Here, indulge in luxury at Europe’s finest Small Luxury 5 star Spa Hotel, a serene haven to unwind and recharge after a thrilling day on the road.

850k Trans Iberian terminates here at the end of Stage 6 with a transfer to Lisbon airport the following morning. 

7

STAGE 6: PORTUGAL

170kms | 2,100m
105miles | 6900ft

After a rejuvenating rest, gear up for what promises to be the tour’s most exhilarating stage yet.

Our route leads us through Spain’s rugged Sierra de San Pedro before an exhilarating border crossing into Portugal’s Serra de S. Mamede. This region boasts extraordinary wildlife, from Golden Eagles to Storks, enhancing your ride with natural wonders.

Conquer the challenges of this stage and be rewarded with a finish in the charming marble town of Vila Vicosa. Here, indulge in luxury at Europe’s finest Small Luxury 5 star Spa Hotel, a serene haven to unwind and recharge after a thrilling day on the road.

850k Trans Iberian terminates here at the end of Stage 6 with a transfer to Lisbon airport the following morning. 

8

STAGE 7: ALENTEJO

160kms | 1,600m
100miles | 5200ft

Stage 7 beckons you to discover the picturesque Alentejo region of Portugal.

This vast, sparsely populated area is a cyclist’s dream, boasting tranquil country roads and breathtaking landscapes. Our meticulously planned route leads you through vineyards renowned for producing Portugal’s finest wines. Pedal towards our penultimate hotel, nestled in a quintessential Alentejo town, and immerse yourself in its charm and serenity.

Experience the allure of this unique region as you traverse its peaceful countryside, savouring every moment of your journey through Portugal’s largest and most enchanting region.

8

STAGE 7: ALENTEJO

160kms | 1,600m
100miles | 5200ft

Stage 7 beckons you to discover the picturesque Alentejo region of Portugal.

This vast, sparsely populated area is a cyclist’s dream, boasting tranquil country roads and breathtaking landscapes. Our meticulously planned route leads you through vineyards renowned for producing Portugal’s finest wines. Pedal towards our penultimate hotel, nestled in a quintessential Alentejo town, and immerse yourself in its charm and serenity.

Experience the allure of this unique region as you traverse its peaceful countryside, savouring every moment of your journey through Portugal’s largest and most enchanting region.

9

STAGE 8: ALGARVE

120kms | 1,300m
75miles | 4300ft

Experience the grand finale of this incredible cycling adventure as we embark on the final stage.

Our route leads us onto the Nacional 2 road, tracing the footsteps of our renowned N2 Challenge to the stunning Algarve region. Against the expansive beauty of the Alentejo backdrop, we climb through the mountains in anticipation, ultimately reaching our destination on the picturesque shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

It’s a fitting conclusion to this remarkable ride, offering unforgettable vistas and a sense of accomplishment as we complete our journey through Iberia’s diverse and captivating landscapes.

9

STAGE 8: ALGARVE

120kms | 1,300m
75miles | 4300ft

Experience the grand finale of this incredible cycling adventure as we embark on the final stage.

Our route leads us onto the Nacional 2 road, tracing the footsteps of our renowned N2 Challenge to the stunning Algarve region. Against the expansive beauty of the Alentejo backdrop, we climb through the mountains in anticipation, ultimately reaching our destination on the picturesque shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

It’s a fitting conclusion to this remarkable ride, offering unforgettable vistas and a sense of accomplishment as we complete our journey through Iberia’s diverse and captivating landscapes.

10

DEPARTURE: TRANSFER FARO AIRPORT

After a relaxing night in the heart of Faro, morning transfers to Faro Airport will bid you farewell, but not goodbye, as we anticipate your return for another exhilarating ride.

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