Segovia - Medieval Villages & Castles

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Visiting: Spain

Hotel & Bike

7 nights from £627 to £975pp
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Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy to Moderate i
Standard Comfort i
Code SP014
Good For Solo
Distance 129mi/208km
Runs Apr - Oct
Departs Any day
Fly to Madrid
Return from Madrid

Overview

What to expect

Setting out from the astounding city of Segovia, it’s worth arriving early on day one to visit the Roman aqueduct, Romanesque churches and the soaring turrets of Alcázar castle. This leisurely cycle tour follows quiet country roads and off-road paths through a rural region that’s dotted with hilltop towns and rustic villages.

Ride past rolling hills with a backdrop of green mountains to reach Moorish castles, cobbled streets and ancient houses – the town square at Turegano is one of Spain’s prettiest, and the preserved medieval town of Pedraza is a highlight halfway through. Home to griffon vultures, golden eagles and peregrine falcons, the region’s natural landmarks are equally impressive, with healing spring waters, a dramatic gorge and crystal clear rivers some of the best bits – don’t forget to pack your swimming gear.

  • Rustic villages, preserved medieval towns and Romanesque churches
  • Open countryside, green mountains and rare birds
  • Dramatic gorges, riverbanks and limestone cliffs
  • Leisurely cycling along even terrain and quiet lanes

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Segovia

    Discover the UNESCO-listed city of Segovia, visit the astounding Roman viaduct, see the fortification of Alcázar and stroll to the cathedral. Segovia is also a great place to try the local delicacies of bean stew, cured sausages and cheeses.

  • Day 2: Segovia - Collado Hermoso 26 miles (42 km)

    Cycle along country roads, stopping off at the Royal Palace of San Ildefonso. Stop for lunch in the village of Torrecaballeros, famous for its excellent restaurants, and continue to the pretty village of Collado Hermoso for the night.

  • Day 3: Turegano 22 miles (36 km)

    Follow a circular route, away from the mountains to the historic town of Turegano, renowned for its Moorish castle and beautiful town square.

  • Day 4: Collado Hermoso - Pedraza 20 miles (32km)

    Cycle through small villages and wooded landscapes to reach the medieval town of Pedraza. Declared a site of historic importance in 1951, Pedraza has one of the region's most beautiful squares and its cobbled streets, lined with ancient houses, are an enchanting place to spend the evening. If time, visit the medieval prison and church of San Juan.

  • Day 5: Pedraza 18 miles (29 km)

    Ride through the beautiful countryside surrounding Pedraza, passing rustic villages and appreciating the area’s rich wildlife.

  • Day 6: Pedraza to Sepulveda 20 miles (32 km)

    Cycle amongst fields of wild flowers and wheat to reach the historic hilltop village of Sepulveda. Cool off in the natural spring and spend the night in a centrally-located hotel.

  • Day 7: Duraton Canyon Nature Reserve 23 miles (37 km)

    Pedal through the impressive Duraton Gorge, passing 300 foot limestone cliffs, and stop off for a swim in the river. Lush vegetation lines the riverbank and the gorge is home to griffon vultures, golden eagles and peregrine falcons.

  • Day 8: Depart from Sepulveda

    Make your way home after breakfast or continue your holiday in Spain.

Accommodation

High quality accommodation

We use a pool of high quality, small, rural accommodation (often in restored historic buildings) to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

  • 7 nights in high quality rural accommodation
  • Breakfast included, half board available
  • Secure bike storage
  • Luggage transferred each day

Dates & Prices

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Price includes

  • 7 nights in high quality, small, rural accommodation, often in restored historic buildings
  • Board basis: Bed and breakfast
  • Luggage transportation
  • Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)
  • Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

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

Extra nights available in Caceres & Madrid. Please enquire for details

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

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

hybrid
Bike hire
£84

Hybrid with 24 gears

e bike
E Bike
£165
GPS Device
£29

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Transfers

Transfer - Madrid to Segovia (1-6 passengers) - price per vehicle
£139pp
Transfer - Sepulveda to Segovia (1-6 passengers) - price per vehicle
£76pp
Transfer - Sepulveda to Madrid (1-6 passengers) - price per vehicle
£145pp

Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half Board - including wine
£133pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Madrid

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

Transfers can be pre-booked from Madrid airport.

Getting back

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

Fly from Madrid

Transfers can be pre-booked to Madrid airport.

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