Conquistadors & Paradors

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Visiting: Spain

Hotel & Bike

6 nights from £767 to £1194pp
Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Moderate i
Standard Deluxe i
Code SP016
Good For Luxury, Solo
Distance 156m/251km !
Runs Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
Departs Any day
Fly to Madrid
Return from Madrid

Overview

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.

  • 2 FOR 1 BIKE HIRE for all September & October 2016 departures
  • 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. Unique accommodation in converted historic buildings known as paradors.

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Oropesa

    Make your way to the town of Oropesa, famous for its stunning castle-turned-parador.

  • Day 2: Oropesa - Jarandilla de la Vera 42 miles (67km)

    Cycle on flat land amongst typical Mediterranean woodland towards the green  foothills of the Gredos Mountains.

  • Day 3: 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.

  • Day 4: Plasencia - Trujillo 24 miles (38 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.

  • Day 5: Trujillo 20/38 miles (32/62km)

    Enjoy a gentle and scenic ride along quiet roads surrounding Trujillo, or opt for a shorter circular route and spend more time in this lovely town packed with history and bursting with monuments left by the Spanish Conquistadors. A taxi transfer from Torrejon el Rubio to Trujillo is included.

  • Day 6: 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.

  • Day 7: Depart from Caceres

    Check out after breakfast and make your way back to Madrid by train. 

Accommodation

4* Paradors

We use a pool of 4* Paradors. 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* Paradors
  • Breakfast included, half board available
  • Secure bike storage
  • Luggage transferred each day

Dates & Prices

Please click on a departure date for price options at a glance

  • 2 FOR 1 BIKE HIRE for all September & October 2016 departures (new bookings only)

Price includes

  • 6 nights accommodation: in 4* Paradors 
  • Board basis: Bed and breakfast
  • Luggage transportation
  • Maps and route information
  • Taxi transfer at the end of Day 5 from Torrejón el Rubio to Trujillo
  • Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets, (included with bike hire)

Which hotel?

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  • Fully Booked

Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Pannier, map holder, repair kit, odometer, pump, helmet and lock all included at no extra cost.

Hybrid
Bike hire
£88

Hybrid bike with 24 gears

e bike
E-bike hire
£132

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half Board
£141pp

Extra nights

Madrid B&B - 4* B&B - 2 share
£66pp
Madrid B&B - 4* B&B - single
£117pp
Madrid B&B - 3* B&B - 2 share
£57pp
Madrid B&B - 3* B&B - single
£103pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Madrid

Take the train (Renfe) from Madrid airport to Oropesa de Toledo.

Getting back

Take the train (Renfe) from Caceres to Madrid airport.

Fly from Madrid

News, Reviews & FAQs

FAQs

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Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

What is the average temperature on this tour?

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News

Coastal Cycle Path

Cycling in Spain Offers Something for Everyone

17th March 2015

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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

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