600k Trans Iberian

600k Trans Iberian

Santander to Chaves

£2,350

Start Point

Santander
(Bilbao Airport)

Finish Point

Torres
(Porto Airport)

Support Team

Fully Supported + Feed Stations

Stages

5 Fully Guided

Longest Stage

Stage 3: 145km

Biggest Climb Stage

Stage 5: 2,200m+

Average Pace

14-19mph | 22-30kph

Peloton Size: 20

The 600k Trans Iberian, an exhilarating journey travelling through the heart of Northern Spain and into the wild landscapes of Portugal.

This unique cycling challenge is not just a multi-day cycling holiday but a celebration of culture, history, and breathtaking beauty of the Iberian Peninsula.

Your adventure commences with a transfer from Bilbao Airport, bringing you to the foothills of the Cantabrian mountains. Here, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a prologue ride before savouring this region’s gastronomical delights over dinner.

The following days are filled with awe-inspiring rides through diverse landscapes, each stage offering its unique challenges and rewards. From the stunning countryside of Cantabria, with its spectacular vistas and the gentle sound of cowbells, to the historic city of Zamora.

On each stage, our qualified and experienced ride leaders will guide you through rugged mountaintops to serene plains draped in nodding sunflowers, with our support vehicles always at your service.

Team Volta’s professional support team ensure you are well stocked with energy bars and sports hydration as you immerse yourself in the charm and beauty of these captivating regions. Plus, our feed stations will help you recharge and refuel for the journey ahead.

Witness the transformation of the landscape as you pedal from Spain into Portugal, experiencing the cultural shift and scenic beauty of the Portuguese countryside. Your journey through rustic villages and rolling landscapes culminates atop the majestic mountains of Serra da Estella, marking the end of this remarkable point-to-point cycling challenge.

What’s Included:

From airport transfers, support vehicles and feed stations to all accommodation and meals, we have you covered…

read more

DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE:

Where Support Team Excellence Transforms Your Cycling Adventure

Read more…

FUEL YOUR RIDE:

Explore our Tempting Feed Station Delights…

Read more…

Stage Breakdown

1

PROLOGUE: TRANSFER BILBAO AIRPORT

Begin your adventure with a transfer from Bilbao Airport to our start line nestled in the breathtaking Cantabrian Mountains. Post-transfer, you’ll have ample time to assemble your bike and partake in a warm-up 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

82kms | 1400m
50miles | 4800ft

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

Pedal to the comforting melodies of cowbells, crafting a serene soundtrack for our journey. Amidst this tranquil backdrop, distant views of the Picos de Europa merge enchantment with exertion.

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

3

STAGE 2: CASTILE Y LEON

108kms | 950m
67miles | 3200ft

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

Prepare for an exhilarating climb, ascending to an elevation of 1,400 meters, followed by a graceful descent onto Castile and Leon’s expansive high plateau.

Brace yourself for the challenges ahead as you navigate through stunning vistas and winding roads, each bend offering a new perspective of the breathtaking scenery.

4

STAGE 3: ZAMORA

145kms | 380m
90miles | 1200ft

The vast plateau unfolds below, adorned with fields of nodding sunflowers and towering maize, their graceful sway in the warm breeze forming a mesmerizing tapestry of colours and textures stretching to the distant horizon.

Prepare for an exhilarating journey as you traverse the expansive region of Castile and Leon, gliding along fast, straight, flat roads leading to Zamora.

Our day’s adventure culminates in Zamora’s historic heart.

5

STAGE 4: CIUDAD RODRIGO

130kms | 945m
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.

Take your time exploring the narrow streets and landmarks, experiencing the timeless allure of this beautiful and age-old city.

6

STAGE 5: TORRES

120kms | 2200m
73miles | 7100ft

The ultimate leg of your 600km Trans Iberian adventure takes you across the Spanish-Portuguese border into a captivating journey through Portugal.

As you cross into Portugal, the terrain transforms into a rugged landscape with picturesque valleys and vibrant vineyards. Charming villages dot this remote region as you traverse some of the quietest roads in Portugal.

The event culminates with a spectacular view from the highest point in Portugal, in the mountains of Serra da Estrela, offering a perfect end to a scenic and memorable ride.

7

DEPARTURE: TRANSFER PORTO AIRPORT

 

As your adventure concludes, we’ll ensure a smooth transfer to Porto Airport, with an estimated journey time of 90mins, aiming for an arrival at approximately 12pm. To accommodate any unexpected delays and provide peace of mind, we suggest scheduling your flight for the late afternoon or early evening.

Alternatively, consider extending your stay to explore the vibrant city of Porto over a few days before your journey home.

While we’ll be sad to bid you farewell, we are hopeful for the chance to share more incredible rides with you on future tours.

1

PROLOGUE: TRANSFER BILBAO AIRPORT

Begin your adventure with a transfer from Bilbao Airport to our start line nestled in the breathtaking Cantabrian Mountains. Post-transfer, you’ll have ample time to assemble your bike and partake in a warm-up 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 our start line nestled in the breathtaking Cantabrian Mountains. Post-transfer, you’ll have ample time to assemble your bike and partake in a warm-up 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

82kms | 1400m
50miles | 4800ft

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

Pedal to the comforting melodies of cowbells, crafting a serene soundtrack for our journey. Amidst this tranquil backdrop, distant views of the Picos de Europa merge enchantment with exertion.

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

2

STAGE 1: CANTABRIA

82kms | 1400m
50miles | 4800ft

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

Pedal to the comforting melodies of cowbells, crafting a serene soundtrack for our journey. Amidst this tranquil backdrop, distant views of the Picos de Europa merge enchantment with exertion.

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

3

STAGE 2: CASTILE Y LEON

108kms | 950m
67miles | 3200ft

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

Prepare for an exhilarating climb, ascending to an elevation of 1,400 meters, followed by a graceful descent onto Castile and Leon’s expansive high plateau.

Brace yourself for the challenges ahead as you navigate through stunning vistas and winding roads, each bend offering a new perspective of the breathtaking scenery.

3

STAGE 2: CASTILE Y LEON

108kms | 950m
67miles | 3200ft

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

Prepare for an exhilarating climb, ascending to an elevation of 1,400 meters, followed by a graceful descent onto Castile and Leon’s expansive high plateau.

Brace yourself for the challenges ahead as you navigate through stunning vistas and winding roads, each bend offering a new perspective of the breathtaking scenery.

4

STAGE 3: ZAMORA

145kms | 380m
90miles | 1200ft

The vast plateau unfolds below, adorned with fields of nodding sunflowers and towering maize, their graceful sway in the warm breeze forming a mesmerizing tapestry of colours and textures stretching to the distant horizon.

Prepare for an exhilarating journey as you traverse the expansive region of Castile and Leon, gliding along fast, straight, flat roads leading to Zamora.

Our day’s adventure culminates in Zamora’s historic heart.

4

STAGE 3: ZAMORA

145kms | 380m
90miles | 1200ft

The vast plateau unfolds below, adorned with fields of nodding sunflowers and towering maize, their graceful sway in the warm breeze forming a mesmerizing tapestry of colours and textures stretching to the distant horizon.

Prepare for an exhilarating journey as you traverse the expansive region of Castile and Leon, gliding along fast, straight, flat roads leading to Zamora.

Our day’s adventure culminates in Zamora’s historic heart.

5

STAGE 4: CIUDAD RODRIGO

130kms | 945m
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.

Take your time exploring the narrow streets and landmarks, experiencing the timeless allure of this beautiful and age-old city.

5

STAGE 4: CIUDAD RODRIGO

130kms | 945m
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.

Take your time exploring the narrow streets and landmarks, experiencing the timeless allure of this beautiful and age-old city.

6

STAGE 5: TORRES

120kms | 2200m
73miles | 7100ft

The ultimate leg of your 600km Trans Iberian adventure takes you across the Spanish-Portuguese border into a captivating journey through Portugal.

As you cross into Portugal, the terrain transforms into a rugged landscape with picturesque valleys and vibrant vineyards. Charming villages dot this remote region as you traverse some of the quietest roads in Portugal.

The event culminates with a spectacular view from the highest point in Portugal, in the mountains of Serra da Estrela, offering a perfect end to a scenic and memorable ride.

6

STAGE 5: TORRES

120kms | 2200m
73miles | 7100ft

The ultimate leg of your 600km Trans Iberian adventure takes you across the Spanish-Portuguese border into a captivating journey through Portugal.

As you cross into Portugal, the terrain transforms into a rugged landscape with picturesque valleys and vibrant vineyards. Charming villages dot this remote region as you traverse some of the quietest roads in Portugal.

The event culminates with a spectacular view from the highest point in Portugal, in the mountains of Serra da Estrela, offering a perfect end to a scenic and memorable ride.

7

DEPARTURE: TRANSFER PORTO AIRPORT

 

As your adventure concludes, we’ll ensure a smooth transfer to Porto Airport, with an estimated journey time of 90mins, aiming for an arrival at approximately 12pm. To accommodate any unexpected delays and provide peace of mind, we suggest scheduling your flight for the late afternoon or early evening.

Alternatively, consider extending your stay to explore the vibrant city of Porto over a few days before your journey home.

While we’ll be sad to bid you farewell, we are hopeful for the chance to share more incredible rides with you on future tours.

7

DEPARTURE: TRANSFER PORTO AIRPORT

 

As your adventure concludes, we’ll ensure a smooth transfer to Porto Airport, with an estimated journey time of 90mins, aiming for an arrival at approximately 12pm. To accommodate any unexpected delays and provide peace of mind, we suggest scheduling your flight for the late afternoon or early evening.

Alternatively, consider extending your stay to explore the vibrant city of Porto over a few days before your journey home.

While we’ll be sad to bid you farewell, we are hopeful for the chance to share more incredible rides with you on future tours.

READY FOR 2025

N2 CHALLENGE

Matthew Hrachovec

"A fantastic, well organised event. Executed to allow everyone to enjoy the ride..."

N2 CHALLENGE

Nick Wood

"Well organised and friendly company who know Portugal inside out. Communication before..."

N2 CHALLENGE

Stephen Severs

"Fantastic way to see and cycle through all of Portugal on an iconic road route via superb hotels"

N2 CHALLENGE

Kelvin Morrison

"Fabulous cycling adventure of a lifetime! Fully supported 5 day "stage race" down the entire length of Portugal..."

N2 CHALLENGE

Lorna Rodger

"Excellent package, great cycling, great support, great accommodation great food and wine..."

N2 CHALLENGE

Vince Bowshall

"This is the best multi-day event I've been on. Adriano and everyone at Volta Pro Tours are passionate..."

N2 CHALLENGE

Astrid Sasse

"A fantastic cycling holiday with gradual climbs and sweeping descents..."

WOMENS GRAND TOUR

Michelle Melor

"Great to experience cycling in Portugal. Well organised, lovely hotel and having a professional cyclist..."

1000k COAST to COAST

Simon King

"Volta Tours offer a premium service with excellent support for serious riders. Their rides are excellent..."

N2 CHALLENGE

Annalisa Lockett

"I have just returned from the September N2 Challenge. What a fantastic journey..."

READ ALL REVIEWS…