This wonderful six night cycling holiday takes you through some of Spain’s wildest scenery and most picturesque medieval towns, past towering mountain ranges and natural parks. Along the route you’ll overnight in ‘Paradors’; unique converted palaces, monasteries and castles – a truly memorable cycling holiday.
Departing from the old castle of Oropesa, you’ll spend 5 days exploring the rich agricultural scenery on the south side of the Gredos Mountains, in the La Vera region of Spain.
Monfragüe National Park
If you enjoy medieval architecture, then delightful surprises await in the beautiful old cities you’ll stay in during your cycling adventure. Oropesa immediately sets a high with its winding flag-stoned streets and impressive castle turned Parador.
The historic quarter of the ancient walled city of Plasencia is equally stunning, and you’ll love the old Arab fortress town of Trujillo with its many monuments. At the end of the trip the world heritage city of Caceres awaits, with its welcoming taverns and traditional plazas.
Extremaduran cuisine is famous for its Iberian pork and mutton dishes. You’ll find local specialities to be traditionally simple but generous, usually enjoyed with delicious, fresh, local bread.
Of course, the Paradors themselves are notable highlights of this trip. Along the way you will stay in two castles, a Renaissance palace, a 15th century monastery and a convent. Each will offer a totally unique and unforgettable experience.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this trip as you’ll be averaging around 50km a day. On the whole the terrain is pretty level but you will encounter a few hills along the way.