There are a number of ways to get to Flix to start your tour.
This is the easiest, fly into Barcelona El-Prat airport, collect your hire bike and then you have a couple of options. You can take the A-2 motorway inland towards Lleida and then take the C-12 to Flix. Alternatively, you can take the AP-7 toll motorway which follows the coast as far as Tarragona, where you will take the T-11 and then the N-420 to Mora La Nova, and then the C-12 to Flix. Both routes take around 2.5hrs.
Ferry to Spain
For those travelling from the UK or Ireland, the ferry direct to Spain is a popular option. Depending on the time of year, it can be a 24hr-28hr crossing where you can relax, eat, drink and socialise whilst the ferry makes its way across the Bay of Biscay. If you arrive at Santander, take the A-8 motorway to Bilbao. From Bilbao, take the AP-68 to Zaragoza, then the N-11 road to Fraga, where you will take the C-45 and then C-12 to Flix. This route takes around 5.5hrs from Santander and 5hrs from Bilbao.
Ride through France
Riding through France is a great experience, and should be regarded as part of the adventure. Depending on what you are riding and how far you can ride each day, it will involve either one or two overnight stops each way. If you are looking for somewhere bike and biker friendly to stay when travelling through France, I can recommend the following places:
Reids Retreat - http://www.reidsretreat.com/
Domaine de l'Estuaire - https://www.domainedelestuaire.com/en/
Both places are around 8hrs from Calais and another 8hrs away from Flix.
Take a look at some of the packages I offer, but bespoke packages are also available if you want to explore specific parts of Spain or focus on one area of interest like the Spanish civil war sites.
As I ride around, exploring new routes and places of interest, I am putting together a blog to give you an idea of the sort of places you will see, and that I am not just offering one or two set routes until I retire.
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