Roman Route to Salamanca
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £639 per person
Other durations available on request.
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• A historic location with gentle cycling paths and carefully chosen roads.
• Chestnut and oak woodland leads you to beautiful villages around Salamanca.
• Cycle around the town of Barco de Avila, exploring its beautiful valley.
• Experience the history of Salamanca with visits to 11th Century landmarks.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1 Arrival to Avila
The historic walled city of Avila and a chance to visit its emblematic 11th century City Walls, medieval Cathedral and convent, chapels, and museums.
Day 2 Villa Franca de la Sierra to Barco de Avila 44km.
Bicycle and equipment hand-over. Transfer by car to the cycle starting point, on the foothills of the impressive Gredos Mountains. Follow small country roads through rural countryside to reach the lovely town of Barco de Avila where you will spend two nights.
Day 3 Circular cycle route 39 km.
Exploring the valley surrounding Barco de Avila along pleasant country roads.
Day 4 Barco de Avila to Candelario 28 Km.
Gentle cycle along rural countryside from Barco de Avila, into the province of Salamanca. Cycling amongst lovely chestnut and oak woodland and into the very beautiful village of Candelario where you will spend the night.
Day 5 Candelario to Fuentes de Bejar 29 Km.
Cycle down into nearby Béjar to visit its Romanesque churches, XVIth century Palace and XIVth century Convent.
From here you connect with the “Via de la Plata”, a Roman highway used to transport silver from the northern mines to Seville, in the south.
Today this roman highway is a main artery of the famous Camino de Santiago from the south of Spain.
Day 6 Fuentes de Bejar to San Pedro de Rozados 44 Km.
Another day following the “Via de la Plata” amongst pastures dotted with ancient holm oak trees. We are now entering the plains of Castilla to the north as we approach Salamanca. We stop overnight at the small village of San Pedro de Rozados.
Day 7 San Pedro de Rozados to Salamanca 24 Km.
One last cycling day to reach the stunning city of Salamanca, now declared a Unesco World Heritage site. Time to settle into your last hotel and enjoy the many sights and monuments and soak up the history of this city.
Day 8 Return home or extend your stay in Salamanca.
This tour starts in Avila. Please scroll to the left using the map provided below.
Which airport should I fly to? Madrid International Airport.
How do I get to the Starting Point? There are trains from Madrid to Avila every couple of hours (8€, takes 1hr 30mins)
How do I get back to Madrid? There are trains from Salamanca to Madrid every couple of hours (20€, takes 2hrs and 45min)
Moderate. You will need to be in good health and reasonably fit. These trips may contain elements that are quite active, but not too hard. Accommodation will be very comfortable and pleasant.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Roman Route to Salamanca tour stays in small rural hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
- 7 nights accommodation in charming small rural hotels with breakfast included.
– Luggage transfers between hotels.
– Detailed maps with your trail clearly marked.
– Itinerary description, full of recommendations for things to do and places to visit, advice and suggestions and information about your accommodation, etc.
– Emergency support.
– Bike hire
You are provided with fully equipped touring bicycles.
Orbea hybrid bike
3 sizes (16”, 18” y 20”)
Large rear panniers
Which airport should I fly to? Madrid international Airport.
How do I get to the Starting Point? There are trains from Madrid to Avila every couple of hours.
How do I get back to Madrid? There are trains from Salamanca to Madrid every couple of hours.
Roman Route to Salamanca, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04. to 31.10.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £639 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £219
Half Board Supplement: £109
Hotel Category Descriptions
Days 1 and 7 conveniently located city hotels. Day 2: 4* hotel in small town. Days 3 through to 6 small, family run, rural hotels.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
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Holiday Price: £639
Single Supplement: From £219