Old Aqueduct in Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain. Photo via Flickr:mpeinado
Wall tiles of Alcazar Castle, Segovia, Spain. Photo via Flickr:Frank Kovalchek

Duraton Canyon Nature Reserve, Sepulveda, Spain. Photo via Flickr:M.Peinado

Segovia’s Medieval Villages

Spain Bike Tours

A quiet cycle tour through the heart of Spain…

This stunning bike tour in Spain starts in the medieval city of Segovia. Renown for its remarkable Aqueduct, this symbol of the city is an impressive feat of civil engineering and continues to be one of the most beautiful urban sites in the world. One of the best examples of Segovian Romanesque art awaits you in Sotosalbos: the San Miguel Church. Inside this fantastic church are beautiful frescoes and a sculpture of Our Lady of the Sierra. Even more ancient architecture awaits you on the ride from Sotosalbos to Pedraza. You will be transported back in time gazing upon the Pedraza Castle, dating back to the 13th century! A highlight of this Spain cycle tour is Duratón Canyon Nature Reserve. The powerful forces of the River Duratón have excavated deep gorges in these limestone lands, and a great number of large birds call this place home.

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Where You’ll Stay

High quality, small, rural accommodations in often restored historic buildings

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights with breakfast
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • 24-gear rental bike with panniers
  • Detailed maps, iItinerary description and tourist information (one packet per room)
  • Emergency support

What’s Not Included

  • Local transfers
  • Extra nights
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance
TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From714 Rates
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Tour Dates

Arrivals possible any day between the months of April and October, 2017

Skill Level

Terrain is rolling with a few steep ascents. Daily mileage ranging from 15 to 26 miles

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Segovia’s Medieval Villages Map

Day 1: Arrival to Segovia
Day 2: Segovia - Sotosalbos, 26 miles (42 km)
Day 3: Round trip Sotosalbos, 22 miles (36 km)
Day 4: Sotosalbos - Pedraza, 20 miles (32 km)
Day 5: Round trip Pedraza, 18 miles (29 km)
Day 6: Pedraza - Sepulveda, 16 miles (26 km)
Day 7: Sepulveda to Duraton Canyon Nature Reserve, 14/22 miles (23/36km)
Day 8: Departure

Day 1: Arrival to Segovia
This bike tour in Spain begins in the monumental city of Segovia. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1985, you wil spend the first night in the city and have a chance to explore its many historic jewels. 

Day 2: Segovia - Sotosalbos, 26 miles (42 km)
Small country roads and pretty rural countryside will bring you to Sotosalbos. You will have a chance to stop at the famous Royal Palace of San Ildefonso and visit its lovely gardens and eat along the way in one of the many excellent restaurants at Torrecaballeros. 

Day 3: Round trip Sotosalbos, 22 miles (36 km)
Today's route takes you away from the mountains to reach the historic town of Turegano, home to a medieval castle. This extraordinary castle towers over the city, incorporating and earlier Romanesque church in its construction. Overnight in Sotosalbos.

Day 4: Sotosalbos - Pedraza, 20 miles (32 km)
You will cycle through small villages and wooded landscapes to reach the beautifully preserved town of Pedraza. Considered one of the most beautiful walled cities in Spain, this place will surely be a highlight of the trip!

Day 5: Round trip Pedraza, 18 miles (29 km)
Today you will explore the countryside of Pedraza. You will come across quaint villages where the rustic style is ever present; perfect examples of rural Romanesque churches and stunning countryside.

Day 6: Pedraza - Sepulveda, 16 miles (26 km)
Today you will cycle from the foothills to the plains of Castilla. This route is relaxing as you pass through fields of sunflowers and wheat. Eventually it will lead to the hill top town of Sepulveda. Have a picnic near the natural spring or take a dip in the crystal clear waters!

Day 7: Sepulveda to Duraton Canyon Nature Reserve, 14/22 miles (23/36km)
The last cycling day will bring you to the Duraton Canyon Nature Reserve. Cycling along the river, you will pass under the shade of poplars while admiring the impressive birds of the area.

Day 8: Departure
Departure after breakfast. Extend your stay or return to Segovia

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