By Chris Smith

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Cycling in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain

Oviedo is the capital of Asturias and is nestled between the mountains and the coast. Its proximity to theBay of Biscay means that it has more mild summers and winters than other parts of Spain - making it a choice for those wanting to avoid the baking heat experienced by parts of Spain further south.

Where to Ride?

Head south and east from the city in to the mountains and hills. The roads are small but well kept and the riding wild, green and idylic. 

Where to Stay?

We would recomend staying in the Hotel Enclave Las Caldas. Located 8km from Oviedo near to the University, you have easy access to the countryside. The hotel is very bike-friendly, with a secure bike room, and an in-house bike ambassador. With the ability to do biomechanic and strength tests on-site and 1,700km of routes from the door step, it is easy to see why we recomend the Hotel Enclave. 

Where to Eat?

We really like eating in Piperu Tapas y Pinchos. The restaurant is good value for money and you can choose from lots of small local plates while drinking local cider. 

What to do, other than ride?

Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias is situated within three buildings: the Palacio de Velarde, the House of Oviedo-Portal, and the House of Solís-Carbajal.

La Foncalada - A fountain of potable water located outside the city walls of Oviedo; it was built by King Alfonso III in the 9th century.

Archaeological Museum of Asturias - housed in the 16th century Benedictine monastery of Saint Vicente in Oviedo.

Museo Fernando Alonso - a museum dedicated to the racing career of Fernando Alonso, with his cars, helmets, trophies and more. He is an avid cyclist himself!

What Climb not to miss?

Don't miss climbing the Alto de Angliru  and try to take on its ramps of 24%!

What you didn't know about Oviedo?

Oviedo is home to Fernando Alonso. 

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