Guided From
€1124
  • walls of Ávila and Alcázar fortress of Segovia
  • canyons of Hoces del Duratón 
  • Sierra de Gredos mountain range
8 Days
7 Nights
367 Total kms
52.428571428571 km/day (avg)
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Castile is home to some of the most beautiful and monumental cities in Europa. We visit two of the most famous; Segovia & Ávila, along with Felipe II's immense monastery and residence El Escorial. Sights include the magnificent Roman aqueduct in Segovia and the impressive city walls of the fortified city of Ávila. Rivalling the spectacle of these cities are the landscapes, ranging from the endless horizons of the plains of Castile to the dramatic beauty of the Sierra de Gredos mountains as we head towards El Escorial and Madrid.

Tour Route

Day
1
Arrival
to
Pedraza de la Sierra

Today we pick up from arrival point in Madrid and transfer to the beautiful village of Pedraza de la Sierra, with its fine castle and cobbled streets where we will spend our next two nights.

Day
2
Pedraza de la Sierra

This ride takes us northwards across the Castilian plain towards the medieval town of Sepúlveda. The main square is so beautiful it is often used as a film set. Both Sepúlveda and Pedraza are famous for their roast suckling lamb and pig. A route extension enables us to visit the impressive scenery of the Hoces del Duratón, a canyon carved out of the rock by the river of the same name. 82 - 51 miles or 30 - 19 miles circuit of Duratón from Pedraza.

82km
Day
3
Pedraza de la Sierra
to
Segovia

We head towards the capital of the province,Segovia. En route we have incomparable views of the majestic plain of Castile with its infinite horizons with the backdrop of the mountain range of the Sierra de Guadarrama. And then Segovia itself, with its beautiful Old City, the Plaza Mayor, the Alcázar fortress, and the famous Roman Aqueduct. 51 - 32 miles

52km
Day
4
Segovia

This lovely ride takes us past two beautiful palaces. The first is the Palacio de La Granja de San Ildefonso, the magnificent 18th century palace built by Felipe V as a summer residence. Then we continue to the Palacio de Riofrío, set in fine forests where deer and storks are to be seen by the roadside. We then have more time to continue exploring Segovia. 42 - 26 miles

42km
Day
5
Segovia
to
Ávila

From Segovia we ride westwards with the mountains to our left, until we finally reach the city of Ávila, the highest provincial capital of Spain, surrounded by its magnificently preserved walls. Here we can take an evening stroll around the historical centre and enjoy its marvellous tapas. 77 - 48 miles

77km
Day
6
Ávila
to
Cebreros

Today we cross the Sierra de Gredos, the mountain range separating the two Castiles. Beautiful dramatic scenery, where vultures soar over the rocky landscape. Olive trees and cherry blossom decorate the valleys. After an initial ascent, we descend the valley formed by the River Alberche - an easy ride through the very heart of the mountain range. Finally we reach the wine-producing village of Cebreros. 73 - 45 miles

73km
Day
7
Cebreros
to
El Escorial

A short ride from Cebreros takes us through pine forests and fine scenery towards the magnificent monastery and summer palace of San Lorenzo del Escorial, built by Felipe II in the XVI century, burial place of Spanish monarchs and home to a magificent art collection. Extend your route by 26 if you wish with a visit to the Valle de los Caídos, memorial to the Spanish Civil War and the tomb of Francisco Franco. 41 - 25 miles

41km
Day
8
Madrid
to
Departure

Breakfast. End of IberoCycle services.

FAQs

  • includes transfer on arrival to Pedraza de la Sierra

  • Comfortable fitted and fully-equipped bikes for your cycling pleasure. We use exclusively Trek bikes on all tours except Camino de Santiago / Lanzarote / Portugal (please request information on bike used on these tours).

    You can either make arrangements to bring your own bicycles or hire Iberocycle's own models. Most airlines will carry bicycles for a small extra charge or even free. Cyclists who choose to hire will be provided with a comfortable quality bicycle to suit their particular measurements and preferences. We place great importance on getting the bikes right.

    Too many cyclists on trips with other companies have complained about past experiences where they have had to put up with uncomfortable saddles, the wrong sized bike etc. Measurements are requested on booking so the right bike is waiting for you on arrival.

    You are provided with hybrid-type tourist bicycles from Trek with conventional handlebars and with triple chain ring and easy-to-change gear ratios for comfortable and easy cycling. Road bikes may also be available on request.We can also provide tandems, which make for great cycling fun, and are also ideal for those with children.

    Click on the images below to vist the manufactuters' websites.

    Ladies bike (Trek 7.2 FX) Men's bike (Trek 7.2 FX)
    Road bike (Trek 1.5 or 1.2) Female road bike (Trek Lexa)
    Tandem (a fun way to ride, and also ideal for helping smaller children - Dawes Duet)



    Equipment depends on the tour option chosen Luggage Service or Independent. Cyclists who choose to carry their own luggage will be provided with spacious waterproof panniers fitted on the rear of the bicycle. Those who take advantage of our luggage service will have their bicycles fitted with two lateral panniers with sufficient space to carry what they need for that particular day.



    Hybrid bikes will carry a handlebar bag, useful for carrying money, documents, camera and lots of other useful items which may be needed close at hand. This bag is easily removed it from its click fastening and carried around with the shoulder strap. They are also equipped with a rear luggage rack and one or two panniers, or a rear rack bag to carry just what you need for each day's cycling. Road bikes carry a seat post bag if required.

    In addition, all cycles are equipped with pump, spare inner tube, water bottle, bike lock and basic toolkit. Extras such as lights or toe clips are available on request. Iberocycle provides cyclists with a fine bicycle in tip-top condition to make cycling an absolute pleasure.

    Childrens Bikes

    Children's bikes, and child seats are available on request.

    Route Guide and Maps

    Full route directions and general information along with plenty of suggestions for your free days.

    Each tour has its own Route Guide. This booklet is designed to provide constant suggestions for routes and activities so cyclists are never alone but enjoy a supported independence.

    This Guide includes detailed route instructions along with interesting information on landscapes, towns and villages, monuments, alternative route suggestions, timetables for local trains and buses, tips on eating and drinking, an exhaustive gastronomic dictionary and a host of other useful information and suggestions to keep cyclists occupied. Routes are carefully described so no time is wasted on unnecessary deviations. Maps of the area are also provided to support the Route Guide.

    Trips that include more than one night in the same destination include optional round rides of differing lengths for these free days so cyclists will never be at a loose end.

  • We think cycle touring is the ideal way to travel in Europe and that is why we are very pleased to launch European Bike Adventures, as it allows us the opportunity to offer a whole new set of experiences to people we know will appreciate them.

    Accordingly we have taken our time in selecting the portfolio of cycle tours you find listed here.

    A selection of hand-picked bike trips in spectacular places throughout Europe that focus on fun with the same attention to detail and quality that hundreds of our very satisfied clients have been enjoying with Ibero Cycle Tours since 1999.

     

  • Guests are transported to and from arrival / departure points (these are specified in the route guides), unless otherwise stated in the tour descriptor.

    Luggage is transported by IberoCycle to the next hotel. Cyclists carry just what they need for that day.

    A back-up vehicle and IberoCycle staff member supports cycling stages.

    There are normally 10 - 20 cyclists on each trip. Cyclists choose whether they cycle alone or with other cyclists.

    Clients do not cycle with a cycling guide.

    Cyclists are free in the evenings to dine with other members of the group or to do their own thing. Our representative will organise a meal for those who wish to dine in company.

    Routes have soft options for those cyclists who do not wish to cycle the full stage. Thus the routes are suitable for all levels. Non-cyclists may also participate using our transfer service.

    Cyclists are provided with our own detailed Route Guide and maps for their chosen route.

    Fitter cyclists may extend stages at will.

  • Accommodation in double, twin or single room with en-suite bathroom
    Breakfast
    Transport to and from arrival / departure points
    Information Pack with Route Guide and maps
    Luggage transport between hotels

    Accompanying vehice and guide (note that the guide does not cycle with the group)

  • The tour begins in Pedraza de la Sierra. IberoCycle will transport riders there from Madrid centre or Madrid Barajas Airport. At the end of the tour, riders will be delivered from their hotel in San Lorenzo del Escorial to the same destinations.

  • Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.

    Please contact us at info@iberocycle.com if you would like to personalise this tour.

Prices


27
May
27
May

Guided / per person
Standard Adult Double €1124
Adult Single €1280

Extras

Bike rental €104
Road bike rental €148
e-Bike rental €166

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