Spain is a very large country with very scenic coastal areas and extremely arid but fascinating inland areas. Even just hearing them, some Spanish place names make us want to travel: Andalusia, the Camino de Santiago, the Mesetas, they are all names that make our hands tickle and a great desire to fasten the helmet and leave.
To select the best gravel itineraries in Spain, we have taken into consideration some parameters such as compatibility with a 2 to 14 day holiday, the accessibility of the itinerary by means of transport and the presence of cycle tourism services in the surrounding area.
The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is a pilgrimage route created for pedestrians but adapted for bicycles for several years. Although it is not a particularly long or particularly demanding itinerary, its strong emotional component has made this route one of the Olympus of epic feats that all cyclists and gravel climbers must do at least once in their life.
The gravel Camino de Santiago is an experience bordering on adventure cycle tourism since it involves a very high overall difference in height. The surface is mixed asphalt/dirt and accommodation is not a problem since there is a dense network of albergues (hostels) ranging from donations, therefore free, to prices easily accessible to all budgets. However, it is almost always possible to pitch a tent near the albergue and use the toilets and kitchens.
As in the Sicily Divide and Circumnavigation of Sicily gravel itineraries, it is possible to obtain a credential before departure to collect stamps along the entire itinerary and request the Compostela and the journey certificate once you arrive in Santiago.
On the website about the Camino by gravel bike, it is possible to see all the characteristics of the itinerary, book bike hotels, rent a bike and locate the checkpoints where it is possible to stamp the pass.