Segovia Cycling Holiday

For a taste of the real Spain, this cycling holiday in Castile and Leon is just the ticket. It leads you from the World Heritage city of Segovia through a rural landscape dotted with ancient towns and villages. Ornate castles and beautifully preserved, medieval towns are set amidst truly breathtaking scenery.

This is a charming part of rural Spain where you’ll want to stop at almost every town or village you come across. Highlights include the tiny village of Collado Hermoso, where you’ll be based for two nights, and Pedraza, one of the region’s best preserved medieval towns.

Pedraza

Then there’s hilltop Sepulveda and the adventure of cycling through the dramatic Duraton Canyon Nature Reserve, where vultures soar high above the river gorge.

The pace of this Spanish cycle tour is relaxed and the longest day in the saddle only covers around 25 miles, so there will be plenty of time to explore and enjoy your surroundings. The route is almost all on quiet country roads and you’ll be avoiding traffic wherever possible.

Segovia Cycling Holiday

For a taste of the real Spain, this cycling holiday in Castile and Leon is just the ticket. It leads you from the World Heritage city of Segovia through a rural landscape dotted with ancient towns and villages. Ornate castles and beautifully preserved, medieval towns are set amidst truly breathtaking scenery.

This is a charming part of rural Spain where you’ll want to stop at almost every town or village you come across. Highlights include the tiny village of Collado Hermoso, where you’ll be based for two nights, and Pedraza, one of the region’s best preserved medieval towns.

Pedraza

Then there’s hilltop Sepulveda and the adventure of cycling through the dramatic Duraton Canyon Nature Reserve, where vultures soar high above the river gorge.

The pace of this Spanish cycle tour is relaxed and the longest day in the saddle only covers around 25 miles, so there will be plenty of time to explore and enjoy your surroundings. The route is almost all on quiet country roads and you’ll be avoiding traffic wherever possible.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Segovia

On arrival in Segovia make your way to your hotel. After check-in you’re free to explore this historic city in the heart of Spain. Its old centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the huge cathedral and Roman aqueduct are particularly impressive.

Day 2 : Segovia – Collado Hermoso
26 miles/42 kms

Start your Spanish cycle tour by leaving Segovia to ride along quiet country roads through a charming rural landscape. As you head towards Collado Hermoso you’ll have the chance to explore the beautiful gardens of San Ildefonso Royal Palace and maybe stop for some tasty local food at Torrecaballeros.

Day 3 : Collado Hermoso – Turegano – Collado Hermoso
22 miles/36 kms

Today is a circular route, taking you away from the mountains near Collado Hermoso to the old Moorish town of Turegano. Don’t miss the ornate castle and beautiful town square. There will be time to look around before getting back on your bikes and returning to the little community of Sotosalbos for a second night.

Day 4 : Collado Hermoso – Pedraza
20 miles/32 kms

You’ll ride through woodland and traditional Spanish villages today on a relatively short stretch of cycling, which will give you more time to get to know the fantastically preserved medieval town of Pedraza. Take a stroll round its historic streets to get you in the mood for dinner at one of its great restaurants.

Day 5 : Pedraza – Pedraza
18 miles/29 kms

Pedraza is such a wonderful place you’ll be glad of a second night to continue enjoying its charms. Today’s circular route leads you on a gentle tour of the surrounding countryside. Every now and then you come across small, rustic villages, most of which seem to feature beautiful old Romanesque churches at their centres. Why not stop and sample authentic local cuisine in one of these charming little places.

Day 6 : Pedraza – Sepulveda
19 miles/31 kms

Back in the saddle you’ll leave Pedraza behind to cycle from the foothills to the Castilian plains, a land of seemingly endless stretches of swaying sunflowers and wheat fields. You’ll be heading for the hill top town of Sepulveda, where you’ll be treated to sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Before you arrive there’s the opportunity to stop at a natural spring for a picnic and maybe take a dip in the crystal waters.

Day 7 : Sepulveda – Duraton Natural Park
22 miles/37 kms

We’ve saved some of the best cycling to last as you ride into the sublime scenery of the Duraton Natural Park. It’s a fantastic way to end the trip and you may even be lucky enough to see vultures and hawks soar above you as you follow the River Duraton along the canyon floor, shaded by tall poplar trees.

Day 8 : Sepulveda - end of trip

After breakfast it’s time to check out and head for home or your next adventure.

Bikes

Regular bikes provided are modern alloy framed models with 24 speeds. The bikes come equipped with pannier, lock and a repair kit with pump.

Electric bikes are also available.

We suggest you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons. Alternatively, helmets are provided on arrival.

Accommodation

Below you will find examples of the types of accommodation typically used on this tour. Please note that the hotels we book for you may differ slightly from those described but they will certainly be of a similar standard.

Comfort: Comfortable hotels and small family-run rural accommodation.

Segovia: Hotel La Casa Mudejar

Sotosalbos: Rural Hotel Fuente Plateada

Pedraza: Rural Hotel Hosteria del Arco

Sepulveda: Rural Hotel Posada de San Millan

Local taxes

Some hotels in some countries have started to charge a local/tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or checkout at the hotels. This fee varies and is ever changing but as a guide, you may be asked to pay between €1-€4 per person per night.

Getting there

Fly to Madrid and take the train to Segovia. Research flights from the UK here

Research trains in Spain here

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