Country:
Spain
Travelcode:
1ESKAS114_EN17

Castile

Castles and canyons in the heartland of Spain

  • Designed to be an attractive cycling trip in the Spanish heartland: charming villages, unspoiled nature and fantastic gastronomy.

    Discover the most beautiful medieval villages of Segovia (World Heritage Site), the spectacular nature of the Natural Parks of Guadarrama and The Duraton Canyon!

     

     

    Tour profile

    Hilly, you mostly cycle on tarmac secondary roads, except on the last day: through the canyon you go on a natural path and sometimes you need to get off the bike because there might be smaller rocks on the road.

    Day 1: Segovia

    Individual arrival. Visit this magnificent World Heritage Site city of Segovia.

    Day 2: Segovia - Sotosalbos, approx. 42 km

    On your first stage you will cycle from Segovia to Sotosalbos on small country roads and pretty rural countryside. You will have a chance to stop at the famous Royal Palace of San Ildefonso and visit its lovely gardens that resemble the gardens of Versailles in Paris. The village of Sotosalbos is a quiet place but has one of the finest Romanic Churches from the area that dates from the 11th century. Overnight stay in Sotosalbos or Collado Hermoso.

    Day 3: Roundtrip Sotosalbos - Turegano - Sotosalbos, approx. 36 km

    This day takes you on a circular route to cycle away from the mountains along small country roads, to reach the historic town of Turegano, known for its Castle that has the peculiarity of having a church within it. Also enjoy the beautiful town square and have lunch in one of its great restaurants.

    Day 4: Sotosalbos - Pedraza, approx. 32 km

    Cycling through small villages and wooded landscapes you reach the beautifully preserved medieval town of Pedraza, a national historic monument worth exploring during an evening walk before dinner. On the way you will ride through very quiet country tarmac roads and will probably not find a single car all day long. You go by the river Cega some of the way and you will find plenty of pleasant spots to stop for a picnic.

    Day 5: Roundtrip Pedraza/surroundings, approx. 29 km

    Another circular route for you to discover the surrounding countryside around Pedraza. You will come across quaint villages where the rustic style is ever-present, perfect examples of rural Romanesque churches and stunning countryside and wildlife. The forest in this area is a very impressive juniper forest that give to the area a very different feel to what you have seen till today. Today you are riding very close to the mountains of the Guadarrama Mountains Natural Park where wolfs and the Imperial Eagle are living in the wild.

    Day 6: Pedraza - Sepulveda, approx. 26 km

    Today you move from the foothills, to the plains of Castilla. A gentle cycle amongst beautiful fields of sunflowers and wheat will take you into the historic hill top town of Sepulveda. You cycle to a natural spring where you can enjoy your picnic or even a swim in the crystal clear waters.

    Day 7: Sepulveda - National Park Hoces del Duratón, approx. 23 - 36 km

    Your last cycling day will be a highlight as you cycle in the Duratón Canyon Nature Reserve. Following the river Duratón as it enters its deep canyon, you will cycle in the shade of poplars while looking up to the huge figures of nesting vultures and other birds of prey. The town of Sepulveda is a very genuine place unaffected by tourism despite its beauty with its cable stone streets and its many Romanic Churches.

    Day 8: Segovia

    Individual departure or extended stay.
  • TRAVEL DATES

    Arrival day: daily

    Season: April 01 - October 31


    ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

    ARRIVAL BY PLANE

    Airport: Madrid (MAD)


    ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

    Train station: Madrid, Segovia


    TRANSFERS

    see at  "prices".


    PARTICIPANTS

    Minimum: 2 pax


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Please let us know your flight details if you book transfers

     

     

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  • Included services:

    • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities
    • bed & breakfast
    • luggage transport
    • maps and information material per room
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    01.04. - 31.10.17

    Extras

    Discount additional bed in double room with 2 adults  
    Childrens discount on request

    Supplements  
    Solo traveller supplement 239
     
    Bikes & equipment  
    24-speed-bike 90
    E-bike 150
       
    Additional nights  
    Segovia (dbl/sgl) 55/90
    Madrid (dbl/sgl) 60/110
       
    Transfers (reservation required)  
    Madrid - Segovia 130
    Sepúlveda - Segovia 70
    Sepúlveda - Madrid 135

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR
    rural and cosy 3*** hotels and guest houses, often restored historic buildings
  • Bicycles with panniers:

    24-speed tourbike with repair kit, lock, pump and bike helmet

    E-bike
    With an electric bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electric bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.
  • 5,8 15.05.2017 | Julia V. Castile

    another wonderful bike trip!

    biking through the castille region of spain exceeded our expectations. the trip was well organized, scenic, challenging, and accommodations were very comfortable in interesting towns. new for us was spending 2 nights in 3 different places instead ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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    5,6 19.10.2016 | Carmel C. Castile

    Very Spanish countryside, but more hills than expected

    We very much enjoyed the 6 day Castille bike tour. The bikes, route, hotels and breakfasts were great. Loved Segovia, Pedraza and Sepulveda and the gorge ride, monastery and vultures on the last day. There were more hills than expected and it was quite ...
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    more
    6,0 30.09.2015 | Pauline J. Castile

    No Report to give. All ex satisfied with the trip.

    Excellent !
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    more
    5,0 07.06.2015 | Jok L. Castile

    another good bike trip

    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 5
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 4
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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