What to expect
Experience a unique cycling tour in western Spain’s remote Extremadura region, riding leisurely from parador to parador – luxury hotels located in restored palaces, castles or monasteries. Cycling from the ancient castle of Oropesa, you’ll pass granite peaks, green foothills and rugged farmland to reach beautiful cities such as Trujillo and Plasencia – home to elegant mansions and monuments left by the adventurous Spanish Conquistadors.
As you ride past golden pastures, look out for wild bulls and black iberico pigs. Spot Spanish Ibex as you pedal through sun drenched plains and look up to see vultures and eagles as you near the oak forested hills of Monfrague National Park. The city of Caceres is an impressive place to finish and, before you explore its palaces and ancient squares, visit a traditional taverna or sit outside in a pavement cafe to reward yourself with a refreshing drink in the Spanish sun.
At a glance
- Unique accommodation in converted historic buildings known as paradors
- Prolific wildlife, from birds of prey to Spanish Ibex
- Stunning cities filled with monuments left by Spanish adventurers
- Gentle cycling past oak forests, rugged farmland and colourful meadows
Arrive in Oropesa
Make your way to the town of Oropesa, famous for its stunning castle-turned-parador.
Oropesa - Jarandilla de la Vera
42 miles (67km)
Cycle on flat land amongst typical Mediterranean woodland towards the green foothills of the Gredos Mountains.
Jarandilla de la Vera - Plasencia
36 miles (58 km)
An easy ride through the countryside takes you to the walled market city of Plasencia, home to a beautiful cathedral and charming old town.
Plasencia - Monfrague National Park
21 miles (33 km)
Cycle south towards the Tajo River through a typical landscape of rugged grazing pastures, oak groves and cork trees – look out for large farms which rear wild bulls and the famous Iberico black pig. Reach Monfrague National Park, famous for its bird life.
Monfrague - Trujillo
31 miles (49km)
Enjoy a gentle and scenic ride along quiet roads towardsTrujillo, explore this lovely town packed with history and bursting with monuments left by the Spanish Conquistadors.
Trujillo - Caceres
35 miles (56 km)
Tour through rural landscapes, passing traditional rural villages on route to the city of Caceres. Stroll along the cobbled streets of the old city centre and visit a traditional taverna or relax on a sunny terrace.
Depart from Caceres
Check out after breakfast and make your way back to Madrid by train.
4* & 5* Paradors and one restored country farmhouse
We use a pool of 4* & 5* Paradors and one restored country farmhouse in the National Park with outdoor swimming pool. Paradors are luxury hotels with exquisite service, located in National Heritage properties and unique historic buildings such as restored palaces, monasteries or castles.
- 6 nights in 4* & 5* Paradors and one restored country farmhouse in the National Park with outdoor pool
- Breakfast included, half board available
- Secure bike storage
- Luggage transferred each day
Dates & Prices
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- 6 nights accommodation: in 4* & 5* Paradors and one restored country farmhouse
- Board basis: Bed and breakfast
- Luggage transportation
- Maps and route information
- Local contact number for assistance
- Flights and transfers
- Bike hire
- Cycle helmets, (included with bike hire)
Bike Hire & Extras
Pannier, map holder, repair kit, odometer, pump, helmet and lock all included at no extra cost.
Hybrid bike with 24 gears
You can add these when you price your trip
Board upgrade (B&B included)
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Lovely holiday. A little more in the way of information on our routes and itineraries, both before and during the holiday, would have been appreciated.Colin Hodges , September 2016
The combination of good relaxing cycling in an almost empty landscape and the wonderful paradors each night was a real treat, and I could easily repeat the experience next week!Richard Fottitt, July 2016