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Motorhomers and tourists, riding rules for cycling in Spain

If you or your family are planning to ride a bike in Spain, you should pay attention to the following. Many motorhomes carry bicycles on the rear side. From now on there will be a more rigorous control when riding a bicycle.  

It is important to know that when cycling there are a number of traffic rules that are mandatory. You can see below a detailed list of penalties for infringement.

Los autocaravanistas y las biciletas

In general, despite the fact that sanctioning regulations also exist for cyclists, police did not usually sanction cyclists. This has been so far, but this group must be very careful in the future. The main goal is that cyclists comply with the rules as other vehicles.


Therefore, it is important to take into account the following indications to avoid unwanted surprises.
  • Riding a bicycle over zebra crossings.  € 200 
  • Riding a bicycle with headphones. € 200 
  • Riding on the pavement/sidewalk. € 60 
  • Cycling on a no entry road. € 500 
  • Riding with no hands on the handlebars. € 90
  • Riding a bicycle without a helmet. € 200 
  • Exceeding the BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration). € 500
  • Failing to stop at a stop signal.  € 120
  • Failing to stop at traffic lights. € 200
  • Cycling dangerously.  € 200 to € 500  
  • Not using reflective cycling clothing in low light hours. € 200