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biciSegovia´s Medieval Villages

Leisure to Moderate
Difficulty: Leisure to Moderate
  • Difficulty: Leisure to Moderate
  • Category: Cycling, self-guided
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
  • Recommended time of year: 1st April - 31st October
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Self-guided, leisure to moderate level cycling tour along Segovia´s medieval villages.

  • Easy to get to from Madrid International Airport.
  • Start in Segovia: World Heritage City. Hotel beside the Main Square and Cathedral.
  • Visit San Ildefonso Royal Palace.
  • Visit the fabulous medieval towns of Pedraza and Sepulveda.
  • Pleasant cycling along quiet country roads.
  • Cycle through the Duratón Canyon Natural Park.
  • Self-guided, cycling tour with luggage transfers included.

This stunning bike tour in Spain starts in the historic city of Segovia. Renowned for its remarkable Roman Aqueduct, this symbol of the city is an impressive feat of civil engineering and continues to be one of the most beautiful urban sites in the world. One of the best examples of Segovian Romanesque art awaits you in Sotosalbos: the San Miguel Church. Inside this fantastic church are beautiful frescoes and a sculpture of Our Lady of the Sierra. Even more ancient architecture awaits you on the ride from Sotosalbos to Pedraza. You will be transported back in time gazing upon the Pedraza Castle, dating back to the 13th century! A highlight of this Spain cycle tour is Duratón Canyon Nature Reserve. The powerful forces of the River Duratón have excavated deep gorges in these limestone lands, and a great number of large birds call this place home.

Travel:

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.

ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival to Segovia

This bike tour in Spain begins in the monumental city of Segovia. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1985, you will spend the first night in the city and have a chance to explore its many historic jewels.

Day 2: Segovia to Sotosalbos

Small country roads and pretty rural countryside will bring you to Sotosalbos. You will have a chance to stop at the famous Royal Palace of San Ildefonso and visit its lovely gardens and eat along the way in one of the many excellent restaurants at Torrecaballeros.
26 miles (42 km)

Day 3: Round trip Sotosalbos

Today's route takes you away from the mountains to reach the historic town of Turegano, home to a medieval castle. This extraordinary castle towers over the city, incorporating an earlier Romanesque church in its construction. Overnight in Sotosalbos.
23 miles (36 km)

Day 4: Sotosalbos to Pedraza

You will cycle through small villages and wooded landscapes to reach the beautifully preserved town of Pedraza. Considered one of the most beautiful walled cities in Spain, this place will surely be a highlight of the trip!
19 miles (32 km)

Day 5: Round trip Pedraza

Today you will explore the countryside of Pedraza. You will come across quaint villages where the rustic style is ever present; perfect examples of rural Romanesque churches and stunning countryside.
18 miles (29 km)

Day 6: Pedraza to Sepulveda

Today you will cycle from the foothills to the plains of Castilla. This route is relaxing as you pass through fields of sunflowers and wheat. Eventually it will lead to the hill top town of Sepulveda. Have a picnic near the natural spring or take a dip in the crystal clear waters!
19 miles (31 km)

Day 7: Round trip Sepulveda

The last cycling day will bring you to the Duraton Canyon Nature Reserve. Cycling along the river, you will pass under the shade of poplars while admiring the impressive birds of the area.
22 miles (37 km)

Day 8: Departure

Departure after breakfast. Extend your stay in Segovia or Madrid or return.

ACCOMMODATION

Day 1 in centrally located city hotel. Days 2 through to 7 in high quality small rural hotels full of character.

Day 1, Segovia

 

Day 2 and 3, Sotosalbos

 

Day 4 and 5, Pedraza

 

Day 6 and 7, Sepulveda

 

 

OUR BICYCLES
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.

OUR BICYCLES 



OUR BICYCLES
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

PRICES
 

  • Price: 648€ per person
  • Single room supplement: 256€
  • Solo Traveller supplement: 294€
  • Half board / dinners: 125€
  • Bike hire: 90€
  • Electric Bike hire: 150€

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Cycling Segovia´s Medieval Villages

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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): 150€

Transfer beginning of tour

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

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.

Customers´ comments


Jenny Hicks 06/08/2015
We have just finished our week cycling the route from Segovia to Sepulveda. 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

Kate 07/09/2014

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.


Barbara and Andy Green, NJ, USA 10/15/2013
We biked the medieval villages tour the first week of September. It turned out to be the best possible time – clear cool mornings, hot sun in the afternoons (siesta time) and gorgeous cool starlit nights. 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.

Larry Rice 10/11/2013

Buenos días,

The four of us arrived back to the United States a few days ago, extremely pleased with our bicycle tour in the Czech Republic, followed by our “Segovia’s Medieval Villages” bicycle tour in Spain with your company, AWAY FROM THE CROWDS.

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….

Salud,

Larry Rice
Buena Vista, Colorado
USA

Paul & Lee Ann Weddle 06/04/2013

We returned a week ago from our first visit to Spain, and wanted to tell you how 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.

Salem, Oregon

Patricia Methven 06/29/2012

Just back from our June holiday around Segovia. 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.

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