Cycling Segovia’s Medieval Village
Discover the real heart of Spain less than an hour away from Madrid International Airport as you cycle along quiet country roads in the heart of the country. This beautiful and unspoilt area of Spain is largely unknown yet boasts fabulous medieval towns and an incredible National Park. You’ll being your holiday in the breath-taking historic city of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to some of the best-preserved monuments in Spain. Take time to explore then enjoy a chilled glass of wine in the exquisite ‘Plaza Mayor’ while contemplating the magnificent cathedral. Visit the fabulous medieval towns of Pedraza and Sepulveda, full of narrow cobbled streets and enchanting centuries-old stone houses and take in the numerous enchanting Romanesque churches that punctuate the peaceful Segovia countryside. You’ll spend two nights at each hotel as this tour includes three circular routes allowing you time to properly explore your surroundings or take a rest day if you wish.
From £1135.00 P/P
Your tour begins as you arrive in the monumental city of Segovia. You’ll have time to explore the city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, discovering its many historic jewels such as the towering Roman Aqueduct, a marvel of ancient civil engineering which still provided water to the city only last century. Be sure to also visit the ornate Alcazar, where Queen Isabel sent Christopher Columbus on his exploration of the Americas.
Your first day of cycling takes you along small country roads through pretty countryside to the charming village of Collado Hermoso. Take the opportunity to stop for a meal along the way at one of the many excellent restaurants at Torrecaballeros before visiting the fabulous fountains and gardens at the famous Royal Palace of San Ildefonso.
You’ll spend today cycling to Turegano and back. This historic town is renowned for its medieval, Moorish castle which towers over the village, incorporating an earlier Romanesque church within its construction. Spend some time in the plaza and enjoy an aperitif or a delicious traditional meal before returning to Collado Hermoso for a second night.
Your tour continues with a ride through small villages and wooded landscapes to the beautifully preserved medieval town of Pedraza and its imposing castle. Take time to wander through the cobbled streets and to browse the interesting artisan shops. Considered one of the most beautiful walled cities in Spain you’ll find a photo opportunity on every corner.
Today provides and opportunity to explore the pretty countryside around Pedraza. The quaint villages and rural lifestyle seemingly unchanged for centuries, you’ll find perfect examples of rural Romanesque churches set in stunning landscapes.
Continue your journey as you cycle from the foothills to the plains of Castilla. Travelling through fields of sunflowers and wheat you’ll eventually reach the hilltop town of Sepulveda, where you can have a picnic near the natural spring or take a dip in its crystal-clear waters! Take time to discover the hidden treasures that Sepulveda shelters around every corner of its narrow winding cobbled streets filled with historic noble houses. As you explore, you’ll marvel at this medieval jewel.
Your final cycling day brings a real high point of your trip as you enjoy a ride through the spectacular Duratón Canyon Nature Reserve. Cycling in the shadow of the overhanging cliffs of the canyon alongside the meandering river, you will pass under the pleasant shade of poplars while admiring the impressive enormous birds of prey swooping overhead.
Today you will depart or you could extend your stay with an extra night or two in Segovia or Madrid.
Over undulating and hilly terrain the route for cycle tour, which is rated as moderate, is predominantly along tarmacked roads with perhaps 3 ascents each day. The average daily distance covered is 35km with an average climb of 340m.
Total distance cycled: 207 km
Starting point of the cycling holiday: Segovia
Route Map (For guidance only):
Routes maybe subject to change or alteration. All route notes, maps and day-by-day information will be given to you upon arrival at the first hotel or at the welcome meeting. GPS/GPX Files are available for most of the cycling holidays we offer. Please ask us for details.
- 7 nights’ accommodation.
- Standard Bike Hire
- 7 breakfasts
- Luggage transfers between hotels.
- Telephone Emergency Support in English and Spanish. Mobile Tel: +34 689 257 820
- Half Board
- Local transfers
- Extra nights in Segovia or Madrid
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.