Guadiana Bridge could soon have cycling path

Cyclists could soon have their own cycle path across the Guadiana Bridge between Portugal and Spain.

A petition to construct the path is to be presented to the Portuguese and Spanish governments by the Eurocity of Guadiana (Vila Real de Santo António, Castro Marim and Ayamonte).

In a statement released to the press, Eurocity said the initiative is part of a larger renovation project for the bridge being carried out by the Spanish government.

The goal is to connect the two countries’ cycling routes – many of which are connected to larger European routes.

Plus, as VRSA council explained, the path would provide a free alternative for cyclists, who currently have to pay for their bikes to be transported – either on a bus or boat across the river.

The news comes at a time when Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos has included the bridge in a list of the country’s ‘81 most spectacular bridges’.