About UsSmall is Beautiful. Cycling with Passion
Live Simply. Work at What you Love.
Love your Work and Yourself. Be Kind.
Recycle & Reuse. And Ride a Bike.
Cycling Country knows there’s a lot of competition out there. We also know we offer a very personal and enthusiastic welcome to cycling in the places we adore to bike. That’s us, no clever marketing tags.
Connects you with the Landscape
Cycling creates a bond with our Earth’s Terrain. Really know where you Travel.
Meeting people is easier Cycling
Travelling by bike is a conduit to new Friends. Barriers are broken on a Bike.
Makes you a happy healthier person
Cycling does nothing but good for your Mind, Body & Soul. Feed them!
We love travelling by Bike
Maggi Jones (Canadian) and Geoff Norris (British) created Cycling Country because of their passion of bike touring, having adventure cycled in most continents around the world. Now settled full time in Spain, it has been their greatest pleasure to live and cycle there with its beautiful landscape and people, superb climate and strong cycling heritage.
Call it Dedication
When traveling ourselves, we always ask, “how can we use this to make our trips better?”
For us it’s all about exploring, learning and being committed to cycling which makes us love what we do.
There have been so many high points (not just tops of hills!) and good times. Fantastic memories of all the people we’ve met and places we’ve shared together.
Cycling Country was born from dreams made cycling touring across Europe into Asia, and independently travelling 65 countries. Doing what inspires them, Cycling Country set up base in the medieval Spanish village of Alhama de Granada in 2003. From here, they organise and run their tours. A remarkable place to live and cycle.
Come & Visit!
LOCAL & RESPONSIBLE
We promote responsible and sustainable tourism and a fundamental objective is to support our local community, economy and protect the environment. We are also registered in Spain and financially bonded, and aware of our social and legal responsibilities to our guests.
Meet The Team
A pleasure to know and work with. Join us on tour!
Founder | Director
Founder | Director
Javier Torres Palma
A local lad, who trained as an architect and is from Granada, Javi brings some Andaluz flavour to the team. Allow him to explain the pleasures of a good cut of iberico jamon or what makes a fine olive oil, there is no end to his knowledge of local produce. From a strong cycling family, Javi is often seen out on the roads of Granada, sometimes riding with his father who still likes to push it on those hills he has ridden all his life. Meet him on our Andalucian tours!
Another Granadino, Dani is a keen Mountain Biker in the fantastic Granada area and loves taking bikes apart (and of course putting them back together!). He is a great help with all things mechanical. He has enjoyed working in Oxford, England and is trained with a certificate in Tourism. He started out leading tours through Spain on 4 wheels (bus tours) and now downsized to 2! Dani has great experience in many fascinating parts of Spain and has a love and in-depth knowledge of his home country.
María Ángeles will provide you with all the assitance you need to book and enjoy your cycling trip. Trip logistics (pre, during and post) and useful advice are just an email away! Trained in translation & Tourism in Granada, but from Ciudad Real near Madrid, she has a passion for travelling, having lived in the UK and sunny Mallorca. Her language skills are second to none, having taught Spanish at a UK university. Always happy to help and with a positive philosophy, she is a valued and experienced team member.
Eclipse the Cat
Cycling Country is committed to helping and donating to several charitable and humanitarian aid programmes including:
–Doctors Without Borders / Médicos sin Fronteras (Global)
-SOS Children Villages (Global)
-High Atlas Foundation (Morocco)
-Bikes for Girls (India)
-Send a Girl to School on Bike (Nepal)
–Days for Girls – Menstrual Care (Global)
-TrailBlazer Foundation (Cambodia)
We take pride in helping aspiring cyclists and were proud to be involved in sponsoring a local Granada bike team, Bike55Spicles (2017-2020).
Cycling Country wishes the cyclists well on the former team and we hope to see them on the podium in future La Vueltas!
THE LEGAL STUFF
Crossing your ‘t’s and dotting all ‘i’s is essential for your peace of mind when selecting a bike tour operator.
Cycling Country S.L. is a Limited Liability Company (B18907741), registered with Spain’s Tourist board and Junta of Andalucia as a Travel Agency (CIAN 184031-2). Registration as a Travel Agency is a legal requirement in safeguarding monies and allowing us to book and operate the tour for you. Beware of other operators who are not registered and bonded.
We are also extremely proud to be an official tour operator for one of the world’s greatest professional cycle races, La Vuelta a España (the Tour of Spain). Viva La Vuelta!
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