Cycling the Ruta Via de la Plata in Spain

John Hayes discusses cycling the Ruta Via de la Plata from Seville to Gijón


John Hayes joins Hannah on the podcast to talk about cycling the Ruta Via de la Plata through Western Spain, covering the 924km route from Seville to the coastal city of Gijón and a pilgrimage variant to Santiago de Compostela. With road and off-road alternatives (the latter suitable for gravel bikes), the route offers fantastic cycling, rich cultural and historical interests, the oldest hotel in the world, and even Game of Thrones filming locations.

If you'd like to try the route out for yourself, John Hayes' guide book to to cycling the Ruta Via de la Plata, can be found here, and when you use the code "PLATA25" at the Cicerone checkout, you'll receive 25% off this title. You can also find more of John's books here at

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