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bici Segovia´s medieval villages

Leisure to ModerateDifficulty: Moderate
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Category: Cycling, self-guided
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
  • Recommended time of year: 1st April - 31st October
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Cycle back in time through the medieval villages of Segovia and surrounding stunning natural parks.

  • Take a step back in time in the charming historic city of Segovia, Unesco World Heritage Site, incredibly just one hour from Madrid!
  • Ancient city, home to one of the best-preserved monuments in Spain, the incredible Roman Aqueduct.
  • Discover the beauty of the National Park of Guadarrama, the magic of the Duraton canyon and its remarkable vulture colony.
  • Visit the fabulous medieval towns of Pedraza and Sepulveda, full of narrow cobbled streets and enchanting centuries-old stonehouses.
  • Pleasant cycling along quiet country roads, fields of lavender, sunflowers and pasturelands.
  • Be transported back in time, as you gaze at the numerous captivating Romanesque churches that punctuate the peaceful Segovian countryside.


Which airport should I fly to? Madrid International Airport.
How do I get to the Starting Point? From Madrid there are frequent high speed trains to Segovia (30 minutes).
How do I get back? There are buses from Sepulveda to Segovia (Monday to Friday, at weekend a private transfer is required, 1hr). From here another high speed train will take you back to Madrid.

Cycling surface:

Tarmac: 90.8% Cycle track: 2.6% Dirt road: 6.6%

Day 1: Arrival to Segovia

This bike tour begins in the monumental city of Segovia, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1985. You will spend the first night in the city and have a chance to explore its many historic jewels like the towering Roman Aqueduct, a veritable marvel of ancient civil engineering which still provided water to the city only last century. Take time to enjoy a chilled glass of wine in the exquisite 'Plaza Mayor' while contemplating the magnificent cathedral, then take a stroll to the fairytale, ornate Alcazar, where Queen Isabel sent Christopher Columbus on his exploration of the Americas.

Day 2: Segovia to Collado Hermoso

Small country roads and pretty rural countryside will bring you to the charming village of Collado Hermoso. You will have a chance to stop at the famous Royal Palace of San Ildefonso and visit its fabulous fountains and gardens. We recommend you eat along the way in one of the many excellent restaurants at Torrecaballeros.
26 miles (42 km) / Climb: 349 m

Day 3: Round trip to Turegano

Today's route takes you away from the mountains to reach the little historic town of Turegano, home to a medieval castle worth a visit. This extraordinary castle towers over the village, incorporating an earlier Romanesque church in its construction. Why not stop in the plaza to enjoy an aperitif or a delicious traditional meal!
23 miles (36 km) / Climb: 227 m

Day 4: Collado Hermoso to Pedraza

This morning you will cycle through small villages and wooded landscapes to reach the beautifully preserved town of Pedraza and its medieval castle. Considered one of the most beautiful walled cities in Spain, this place will surely be a highlight of the trip! Take time to wander through the cobbled streets and to browse the interesting artisan shops. There is a photo opportunity on every corner!
19 miles (32 km) / Climb: 227 m

Day 5: Round trip Pedraza

Today you will explore the countryside around Pedraza. You will come across incredibly quaint villages anchored in a time warp! You will witness rural life as it was many years ago. The rustic style is ever present with perfect examples of rural Romanesque churches set in stunning countryside.
18 miles (29 km) / Climb: 250 m

Day 6: Pedraza to Sepulveda

Today you will cycle from the foothills to the plains of Castilla. This route takes you through fields of sunflowers and wheat. Eventually it will lead to the hill top town of Sepulveda, where you can have a picnic near the natural spring or take a dip in its crystal clear waters! As your destination looms in to view you will marvel at this medieval jewel with its narrow winding cobbled streets and historic noble houses. Take time to discover the hidden treasures that Sepulveda shelters around every corner. Explore...!
19 miles (31 km) / Climb: 379 m

Day 7: Round trip Sepulveda: Duraton Natural Park

On this your last cycling day, you will enjoy the highlight of your trip, the spectacular Duraton Canyon Nature Reserve. Cycling in the shadow of the overhanging cliffs of the canyon alongside the meandering river, you will pass under the pleasant shade of poplars while admiring the impressive enormous birds of prey swooping overhead.
22 miles (37 km) / Climb: 607 m

Day 8: Departure

Why not treat yourself to an extra night or two in Segovia or Madrid before your departure?

Day 1, Segovia 

Comfortable modern *** hotel with Moorish influences. Excellent central location.


Day 2 and 3, Collado Hermoso

A peaceful, cosy hand-picked hotel.


Day 4 and 5, Pedraza  

A rustic hotel in the historic heart of the village.


Day 6 and 7, Sepulveda

A truly impressive noble house lovingly restored by your excellent friendly host, Pilar. Our travellers love this place!



Our hire bikes and equipment:

A bicycle specialist will deliver your hire bike and adjust it to your specifications. We provide you with fully equipped touring bicycles. Remember that we carry your luggage between hotels so you can travel light.


GIANT ARGENTO or equivalent:
  • Hybrid bikes
  • Larger, confort seat
  • Front suspensión
  • Adjustable handle bars
  • 29 inch hibrid tires
  • 24 gears
  • Bicycle stand
  • Bottle holder
  • Mudguards
  • Bike Computer (odometer)
  • V-breaks

Other equipment provided:

  • Rear panniers
  • Map carrier
  • Helmet
  • Pump
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Multitool set
  • Bike lock


  • Price: 648€ per person
  • Single room supplement: 256€
  • Solo Traveller supplement: 294€
  • Half board / dinners: 125€
  • Bike hire: 90€
  • Electric Bike hire: 180€
  • GPS rental (one per group): 30€
What´s included?
    • 7 nights´ accommodation.
    • 7 breakfasts.
    • Luggage transfers between hotels.
    • Detailed maps with your trail clearly marked.
    • Itinerary description, full of recommendations for things to do and places to visit, advice and suggestions and information about your accommodation, etc.
    • Emergency support.

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    Cycling Segovia´s Medieval Villages

    Number of travellers

    Single supplement

    Single room supplement: 256€

    Half Board

    Half Board (per person): 125€

    Bicycle rental

    Bicycle Rental (per bike): 90€

    Electric Bike Hire

    Electric bike rental (per bike): 180€

    GPS rental

    GPS rental (one per group): 30€

    Transfer beginning of tour

    Transfer Madrid to Segovia (up to 6 persons per taxi): 130€

    Transfer end of tour

    Transfer Sepulveda-Madrid (up to 4 persons per taxi): 135€

    Transfer end of tour

    Transfer Sepulveda-Segovia (up to 6 persons per taxi): 70€

    Madrid city centre, 3 star hotel

    Extra night in Madrid (per double or twin room): Price on asking.

    Madrid city centre, 3 star hotel

    Extra night in Madrid (price per single room): Price on asking.

    Segovia city centre hotel

    Extra night in Segovia (per double or twin room): Price on asking.

    Segovia city centre hotel

    Extra night in Segovia (per single room): Price on asking.

interroacion Difficulty



  • EASY: The route is almost exclusively through valleys and along rivers with no significant ascents.



  • EASY/MODERATE: Predominantly flat route with a few small ascents each day.



  • MODERATE: Undulating / hilly terrain with perhaps three ascents per day.


moderado plus

  • MODERATE+: Longer distances and hilly terrain, with perhaps four ascents per day.



The daily itineraries were perfect...
...biking on small country roads in gold and dusty green landscapes, stopping in small towns for a cold drink on the plaza mayor and to walk around a church from the 12th century – we felt like we were in a dream, it was so beautiful. The directions were perfect and perfectly clear, the support was impeccable (kudos to Raquel and Edward and Jaime), the inns were welcoming and comfortable and truly delightful – we can’t believe we happened upon this company and this vacation: it was perfect!
One note about the route: we are somewhat in shape, we bike not every weekend but regularly enough. Out of an excess of caution we opted for the ‘ebikes’ with battery pedal assist. And that first day, slogging from Segovia up into the hills to Sotosalbos, we congratulated ourselves on our wise choice. We found over the week that we didn’t need the pedal assist that often, but when we needed it, we needed it. We are in our mid-50s, more or less in shape – if you are around the same demographic, we advise paying that little bit extra and getting the ebike – it is, after all, vacation. Barbara and Andy Green

We have just returned from this tour...
...and after a poor start with rain and a broken bike we did have a great time and the locations we stayed were wonderful. I would though add a caution that the definition of a leisure ride did not meet ours. There are many hills with long drags and though we all cycle regularly we are not as young as we were and the hills were tough at times and we had to walk up many of them. Just be warned if you are not an experienced rider that the hills are hard.Kate

I can safely speak for our...
...entire group when I say that our Spain tour was absolutely superb, including all of the excellent services and equipment that you provided, our nightly lodgings, our splendid route though stunning countryside and lovely towns, the Spanish food (and wine!), and the welcoming Spanish people that we met. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are already planning another bicycle tour vacation with your company. You have so many fine itineraries for us to consider!

Hope to see you again. Maybe next year...


Larry Rice
Buena Vista, Colorado

We wanted to tell you... much we enjoyed your Segovia’s Medieval Villages tour. Although the weather was a bit challenging at times (cool with rain showers most days, snow one day) the rural scenery was delightful, the roads were in good condition and nearly empty, and the accommodations were uniformly excellent.

We particularly enjoyed the Hostal de Buen Amor in Sotosalbos, and the Posada de San Millan in Sepulveda. The young women who was our hostess at the Hostal de Buen Amor (Racha?) was very accommodating and friendly. Pilar, who made us feel very welcome at her inn in Sepulveda, even drove us to the bus station in Bocegillas so we could catch the bus to Madrid after the taxi driver cancelled at the last minute.

We also appreciated the arrangements you made for us for extra nights in Madrid at the Hotel Medium Cortezo, and in Toledo at the Hotel Eurico. Both of these hotels are very conveniently located, and provided very adequate accommodations.

The maps and directions you supplied were both accurate and easy to use, and the bicycles were ideal for the combination of highways, cobblestone streets, and gravel paths we encountered. We experienced no mechanical problems of any kind, or even a single flat tire.

We especially liked the fact that the trip alternated point-to-point rides with circular, “out and back” rides. This allowed us to settle in a bit at each hotel, and also gave us the flexibility to leave the bikes in the garage one day when it snowed in Pedraza. Although we would have liked to explore the foothills to the south and east of town, the snow and cold made it easy to decide to skip the ride and instead catch up on our correspondence and simply wander about Pedraza a bit.

We will definitely recommend Senderos y Pueblos and your Segovia’s Medieval Villages tour to our friends, and we look forward to trying out one of your other tours soon. Paul and Lee Ann Weddle

Salem, Oregon

The organisation of the holiday...

...was faultless, the accommodation excellent, the people delightful. The historic villages, scenery, scents of herbs and lavender were stunning, can’t wait to do it again; every hill climb was really worth it. Loved Segovia and Madrid at the end of the trip too, they were a bonus but the solitude of the hills and paths was just marvelous. Thank you for an excellent service and wonderful experience.

This was a wonderful experience...
This was a wonderful experience, staying at comfortable and interesting historic hotels with delightful hosts. These were connected by well planned cycle routes that were sufficiently challenging for a modera fit couple in (very) late 50s. Bikes were a tad heavy but well maintained and reliable. All connection, baggage transfers, etc were smooth and without problem. Towns and countryside were stunning We would not have known to visit them without the tour. We did ther tour in early October when the weather was just lovely - it may be a tad hot in this region at the height of Summer. Patricia Methven

We took the option of the Ebikes...
...and were very glad that we did this. There are quite a few long climbs and the ebike was wonderful. The maps, small hotels and directions were great. the accommodation got better and better with the jewel being the old hotel in Sepelveda. We think the new routes that went more off the main roads were better and think , if possible, to do even more small roads. We can certainly recommend this trip.

Jenny Hicks

We all had a wonderful time...
The heat was definitely a factor, but we are from Arizona where currently it is 115F (46C) degrees most days!!! We coerced our lovely hosts to feed us breakfast earlier than they were used to and got on the road early. The route was fascinating for us and constantly reminded us how young the United States is. The people we met along the way couldn’t have been nicer and despite our poor attempts at Spanish, were most gracious. Jorge deserves a huge raise for coming through with two additional electric bikes….saved the day (actually, the whole trip) for Ken and Catherine. In fact, everyone with Senderos Y Pueblos was fantastic. Lee Lambie

CO2 footprint offsetting

This holiday produces a carbon footprint of 0,3621 tonnes of CO2. (The calculation includes taxis, luggage transfers and accommodation for every traveller).

We will compensate the CO2 footprint for each booking through tropical reforestation projects in collaboration with the CeroCO2 platform.

Additionally, you can also offset your own flight emissions here:

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