7 cycling events in May
May is a month full of cycling events in Spain, with ideal weather to enjoy new challenges with other cycling fans.
Before the first hints of heat begin to appear, it is time to enjoy some of the best cycle tours and triathlons, especially in the Mediterranean. Here are some of the most interesting.
Cycling events in May not to be missed …
- Mediterranean Epic Gran Fondo
- IRONMAN Mallorca
- Vuelta al Teide
- Tradeinn International Triathlon 140.6INN
- Mussara Reus
- Gran Fondo Scott Calella
- Gran Fondo Ciudad de Valencia
Whether it is Gran Fondo or Medio Fondo distance (208 or 110 km respectively), participants of the Mediterranean Epic Gran Fondo are guaranteed to enjoy a cycling event with an excellent organization. Sponsored by Perico Delgado, this cycle tour, starting and finishing in Oropesa de Mar, crosses some of the mythical points of the region, through familiar climbs such as Cabanes, Serratella, Catí, Culla or Coll del Vidre. The date chosen for the next edition? May 7th.
Also on May 7 another great event is scheduled: the IRONMAN Mallorca, the 70.3 distance and the IRONMAN on the same day. An opportunity for triathletes to once again enjoy the excellent roads of the island, the waters of the Bay of Alcúdia and the great atmosphere in the city to see the participants put themselves to the test, as they do every year.
What is it like cycling in Tenerife? Is it difficult to climb Mount Teide? If you feel like it and have enough energy, the Vuelta al Teide is your answer. 160 km and 4,000 m of positive slope in an event which is not exactly a formality for the participants. The most difficult section is the ascent through Teide National Park, with 30 km of ascent in which participants reach over 2,000 m. The scheduled date for its 2022 edition is also May 7.
Platja d'Aro hosts the second edition of this event for triathletes which has got off to an excellent start. In the heart of the Costa Brava, participants will be able to enjoy a great experience in this long-distance triathlon passing through locations such as Coll de la Ganga, Bisbal d'Empordà, Madremanya and Romanyà de la Selva. The date scheduled for the 2022 edition of the Tradeinn International Triathlon 140.6INN is Sunday, May 8th.
The mother of all Mussaras will dye the roads with the characteristic pink jersey again on May 29. This event, which has already registered more than 27,000 participants since its 2014 edition, has managed to become one of the most eye-catching and recognised events in Catalonia. Its route through the historic Tarragona regions of Baix Camp and El Priorat make this cycling tour one of the most attractive, with the great ascent to Coll de la Mussara as the highlight of this cycling festival.
Also in Catalonia, on 29 May, we will experience a new edition of the Gran Fondo Calella Scott. Three routes of 146, 102 and 81 km respectively, passing through ascents such as Santa Fe del Montseny, Coll de sa Creu or Alt de Collformic. With Calella always as a backdrop, a town that is strongly committed to sports tourism, hosting the IRONMAN Barcelona every year.
Last but not least, the Gran Fondo Internacional Marcha Ciudad de València is scheduled on May 29. A cycling tour with 3 distances of 190, 105 and 76 km respectively, starting and finishing in La Marina de València and passing through mythical ascents such as l'Oronet, Alto Segart (a classic of the Vuelta a España) or Puerto Chirivilla. A great cyclotourist event with a cycling godfather who reaped some success in the 90s: Miguel Indurain.