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8-Day Cycling through Landscapes of Castile

8-Day Cycling through Landscapes of Castile

8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$1,136 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Tour Code
    SYP-19-3815
  • Operating Days
    Any day
8 Days/7 Nights From
AU$1,136 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Tour Code
    SYP-19-3815
  • Operating Days
    Any day
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 7-night accommodationTransfersTransfers Luggage transfer between hotelsInclusionInclusion Detailed itinerary and mapsMealMeal Breakfast included

Summary

Embark on an exciting 8-day journey off the beaten path to witness the raw beauty of rural Spain in Castile. Discover the charming historic towns of Riaza, Ayylon, Jadraque and Siguenza. Cycle along little country roads, passing red stone villages, lush valleys, wildlife and woodland. Follow the course of the river Dulce, cross peaceful villages, and reach the historic town of Sigüenza.  Enjoy your stay at a hand-picked, family-run accommodation in a rural setting.

This tour departs from Ayllon.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrival to Ayllon
A chance to explore the medieval town centre full of noble mansions from the 15th-17th centuries, its palace and elegant Main Square. Every corner is a photo opportunity!

Day 2, Ayllon to Riofrio de Riaza - 32 miles (53 km) - Climb: 942 m
Today, you'll receive your bicycle and begin your spectacular first route cycling amongst a vast oak woodland, discovering the quirky red stone villages typical of this area. Visit the medieval town of Riaza, with its fabulous main square, surrounded by colonnades topped with balconies and its imposing Gothic church with its Renaissance tower.

Day 3, Riofrio de Riaza to Campillo de Ranas - 25 miles (39 km) - Climb: 771 m
Today's challenge up the Quesera mountain pass rewards you with amazing views over the Guadalajara province. Here, you will cycle through a very different landscape of open wooded valleys and the occasional little village, characterised by its traditional architecture using the unique local black slate. The small quiet roads descend into the remote "Tejera Negra Valley" where the stars shine bright at night far away from any light pollution. You will be captivated by these bewitching villages!

Day 4, Campillo de Ranas to Cogolludo - 23 miles (36 km) - Climb: 505 m
Cycle along winding country roads, past interesting towns such as Tamajón and Muriel, with a chance for a swim at the Beleña reservoir. Today´s route takes you to Cogolludo where you can enjoy its palace and beautiful main square and inviting restaurants with airy terraces.

Day 5, Cogolludo to Jadraque - 25 miles (39 km) - Climb: 592 m
Wide open spaces as you cycle past many small plateaux through traditional shepherding country. Look out for the solitary shepherd with his herd. After an uphill climb, you are rewarded by fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and later descend into the historic town of Jadraque, where its imposing castle dominates the landscape.

Day 6, Jadraque to Sigüenza - 26 miles (43 km) - Climb: 359 m
Cycle along good country tracks from Jadraque to Pelegrina following the sweet river "Río Dulce", as it sinks into a spectacular canyon, now a protected natural park where large birds of prey thrive. Take time for an exhilarating dip in its crystal clear waters! After a short cycle ride, from here you will reach the impressive historic town of Siguenza.

Day 7, Round trip Sigüenza - 23 miles (38 km) - Climb: 390 m
The virtues of the historic city of Sigüenza are almost endless, a real baptism in history! Explore it's 5th century castle, 12th century cathedral, diocese museum, medieval necropolis and many churches and historic buildings, as well as doing a circular cycle tour exploring the surrounding landscape.

Day 8, Departure
Your cycling tour ends today.

Inclusions

  • 7-night accommodation with breakfast
  • Luggage transfers
  • Detailed maps and roadbook
  • Emergency support

Exclusions

  • Bicycle and e-bike rental
  • GPS device
  • Extra nights in Sigüenza and Madrid
  • Half board (dinners)

Important Notes

  • Price is based per person in double room.
  • Supplement applies for solo travellers and single room bookings. Contact our team for pricing and other information.

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