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10 top autumn cycling events in Spain

Any plans for fall? Well, write down dates, here are some of the best cycling events on the calendar in Spain!


Autumn, with the spring calendar, is the prime season for cycling events. Here are 10 in which the cycling madness is sure to be more than guaranteed.


  1. Quebrantahuesos
  2. Pirinexus Challenge
  3. Mussara Xacobeo by Óscar Pereiro
  4. Giro d’Italia Like a Pro Tenerife
  5. Escalada al Pico de las Nieves
  6. Continental Ciclobrava
  7. Scott Cup Costa Brava
  8. Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º
  9. Territorio Sierra Norte Bike Challenge
  10. Mediterranean Xtrem 


Date: September 24 – Modality: Road

Quebrantahuesos 2022

Having postponed the previous date due to the expected extreme heat, the Quebrantahuesos will be one of the cycling events to open the arrival of autumn.

Departing and arriving in Sabiñánigo, the event passes through municipalities such as Jaca, Canfranc, Laeruns, Panticosa or Biescas. The success is so great that the inscriptions are awarded by lottery every year. Despite this high demand, its price doesn’t place it among the most expensive events.


Pirinexus Challenge

Date: September 24 – Modality: Road

Pirinexus Challenge 2022

Another of the most popular autumn events, part of the Sea Otter Europe cycling festival, is the Pirinexus Challenge: 340 km of circular route on a circuit in which resistance is the key to success. Gravel or cyclocross bikes are recommended and the time to complete the stage can be up to 18 hours. The 3,000 m of positive slope reflects the difficulty well, and it is common for participants to complete this challenge late at night.


Mussara Xacobeo by Óscar Pereiro

Date: October 1 – Modality: Road

Mussara Xacobeo by Óscar Pereiro 2022

The Mussara label arrives in Galicia sponsored by a legendary Galician cyclist: Óscar Pereiro. With a profile typical of a classic and a spectacular orography by the Rías Baixas, the Mussara Xacobeo of Óscar Pereiro can be traveled both in 120 km and in 160. Its price, between 45 and 59 euros, is made for all pockets, and it will surely attract more than one follower in what we hope will be the first of many more editions. The date? Next October 1.

Giro d’Italia Like a Pro Tenerife

Date: November 19 and 20 – Modality: Road

Giro Like a Pro Tenerife 2022

On November 19 and 20, Tenerife will host the Giro d’Italia Like a Pro for the first time, a Gran Fondo divided into two stages prepared so that cyclists of all levels can enjoy it. The first stage is made up of 94 km and a drop of 1,982 m, and the second of 107 km and a drop of 2,785 m. A distance accessible to a large part of road bike lovers who want to discover some of the most spectacular spots on the island. The first stage will start and finish in Arona and the second in Adeje, both crossing the slopes of Teide.


Escalada al Pico de las Nieves

Date: September 24 – Modality: Road

Escalada al Pico de las Nieves 2022

Undoubtedly one of the toughest events in the cycling calendar in Spain. And talking about the Escalada al Pico de las Nieves are big words: 71 kilometers, a drop of 2,760 m and ramps of 23% in a very feared ascent. Luckily, for those who want the challenge to be a little more affordable, they can choose to participate in the distances of 55 and 31 km, respectively, in which cases the maximum altitude is reached in La Pasadilla and Pico Bandama, respectively.


Continental Ciclobrava

Date: September 24 – Modality: Road

Continental Ciclobrava 2022

Another of the great events around the Sea Otter Europe is the Continental Ciclobrava, which will be held on September 25. This non-competitive start has three distances of 70, 100 and 140 km respectively on a route through climbs such as Sant Grau d’Ardenyà, Monells or Montjuic, boasting great panoramic views of the old town of Girona.


Scott Cup Costa Brava

Date: October 1 and 2 – Modality: MTB

Scott Cup Costa Brava 2022

On October 1 and 2, a new edition of the MTB Scott Cup Costa Brava is scheduled, with Tossa de Mar as the headquarters of this marathon + e-bike or e-bike rally format event, and with spectacular stages of 53, 35 and 47 km. Participants can enroll in the absolute or veteran classic MTB modalities and in the e-bike modality. Demanding but very enjoyable tracks and trails to make you vibrate in the heart of the Costa Brava.


Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º

Date: November 4 – Modality: MTB

Epic Camí de Cavalls 360º 2022

From the 4th to the 6th of November we will be able to enjoy a new edition of the Camí de Cavalls Epic 360 BTT, a wonder in three stages that covers the entire island of Menorca. Up to a max of 500 athletes will be able to enjoy the Camí de Cavalls, a circular route that runs through the whole of Menorca and that has very technical sections only suitable for the most prepared. Impossible to disappoint the cyclist who signs up!


Territorio Sierra Norte Bike Challenge

Date: October 1-2 – Modality: MTB

Territorio Sierra Norte Bike Challenge 2022

On October 1 and 2, the Sierra Norte Bike Challenge Territory is scheduled in Madrid, a challenge that has the Non Stop, Gravel, Family and Marathon modalities. The Non Stop version will take the participants on 213 km on MTB with more than 4,600 m of positive slope. An imposing challenge only suitable for the most prepared. The Gravel option will have a 101 km distance and 85% of the route will be on tracks, and the MTB Marathon version will allow you to face a somewhat more affordable challenge, 65 km and 1,600 m of positive slope. Finally, the Family version will be 20 km, passing through the Lozoya valley and with the idea of promoting an event so that families can enjoy it.


Mediterranean Xtrem 

Date: October 14-16 – Modality: MTB

Mediterranean Xtrem 2022

On the 14th, 15th and 16th they will host the new edition of a Mediterranean Xtrem with renewed routes. Three unique routes of 117, 65 and 123 km respectively in which the participants will accumulate more than 8,000 m positive slope. The stages run between Vila-Real, Montanejos and Benicassim, with 3 days of pure MTB in the Valencian Community, in what is one of the most popular MTB events in Spain.

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