11-Day Guided Bike Tour from Seville to Santiago de Compostela
On this cycling tour, we will discover the wonders of Merida, Seville and Salamanca to mention just a few. Combined with fantastic scenery and relatively traffic free route it makes for an unforgettable cycling pilgrimage. Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain and the start of the longest Camino. Passing through Merida, Salamanca, Zamora and eventually Astorga where we meet up with the 'Camino Frances'. If cycling is a passion this is an absolute must do tour.
During this guided cycling holiday, you will be supported by an accompanying vehicle and cycling guide. The tour leader cycles with the group, whilst our support vehicle is on hand should you require assistance. Our support vehicle will always carry a spare bike, inner tubes, tyres etc.
Staying in mainly historic Parador (or similar) hotels and enjoying their superb accommodation, combine that with first class service and a dedicated team to ensure an unforgettable pilgrimage. Single occupancy rates available.
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What's included :
- 10x Breakfast
- 2x Dinner
- 9x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 10 nights
- Coffee, tea & water
- Support vehicle and on-road assistance
- Entry/Admission - Roman Theater (Teatro Romano)
What's excluded :
- Bike hire
- Entry/Admission - Old Town of Cáceres
Day 1: Arrival day, Seville airport
Pass By: Seville, Seville, Province of Seville, Andalucia
We meet and greet you at Seville airport and transfer you to your hotel. Relax, unwind and explore this fabulous city.
Accommodation included: Hotel Melia 4*
Day 2: Seville to Monestario (Distance 112km / Elevation gain 1684m)
Pass By: 19239 Monasterio, Guadalajara, Spain
We set off from the impressive 'Plaza de Espana' working our way out of the city on cycle lanes. It doesn't take long to discover why this is such a historic route as 8km in to the journey we pass our first set of Roman ruins and amphitheater at Santiponce. Heading north we start to cycle towards the 'Sierra Norte', where the hills and fields are full of crops and oak trees that have Iberian pigs roaming freely feeding on the acorns.
Accommodation included: Hotel Leo, Monestario 3*
Day 3: Monestario to Merida via Zafra ( Distance 106km / Elevation gain 658m )
Pass By: Merida, Merida, Province of Badajoz, Extremadura
We have now left Andalucia and enter Extremadura, a beautiful region full of historic sites and stunning scenery. This day gives a chance to visit Zafra, a small charming town that is big on history, hospitality and food. From there we head for Merida. Entering the city over the Roman bridge you instantly feel the historic nature of the place. Founded in 25BC the town has some of the most important Roman remains in Europe. The archaeological site has World Heritage status by UNESCO. Complimentary tickets to visit the sites of Merida are included. The 'Alcazaba' and ampitheater are an absolute must.
Stop At: Zafra, Zafra, Province of Badajoz, Extremadura
We cycle through Zafra and recommend a coffee stop at the Plaza de Espana.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Roman Theater (Teatro Romano), Calle Margarita Xirgu s/n, 06800 Merida Spain
Arriving into Merida we have laid on a free passes to the Roman theatre and Alcazaba. These are must do historic sites, don't worry if you arrive late in the day as we have allocated plenty on time the following morning to enjoy this wonderful city. Be sure to also look at the Roman aqueduct and Circus
Duration: 2 hours
Accommodation included: Merida Palace 4*
Day 4: Merida to Caceres ( Distance 75km / Elevation gain 726m )
Pass By: Caceres, Caceres, Province of Caceres, Extremadura
A later start and shorter easier day allows you one last glimpse of Merida before heading off to Caceres. Passing through Aldea del Cano be sure to look out for the 14th century Castle of Mayornalgo. Any trip to Extremadura must include a stop in Cáceres. Also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its Moorish walls enclose and preserve the second biggest water cistern in the world, the remains of Roman settlements and a unique and perfectly preserved collection of Medieval and Renaissance buildings.
Stop At: Old Town of Cáceres, Calle Arco de la Estrella, 4, 10003 Cáceres, Spain
The historic old town of Caceres has so much to explore. Be sure to visit the Caceres Museum, and then venture beneath the museum and discover the Moorish Cistern de Caceres - the largest medieval water tank on the Iberian Peninsula.
Duration: 2 hours
Accommodation included: Parador de Caceres 4*
Day 5: Caceres to Hervas ( Distance 124km / Elevation 1286m )
Pass By: Hervas, Hervas, Province of Caceres, Extremadura
This stage takes us through the grazing pastures of the Extremadura cattle farms. Starting to climb you see the Alcantara Reservoir and summit the Los Castaños Pass before entering the ancient city of Plasencia over the River Jerte via the Trujillo Bridge. Placencia the capital of the Jerte Valley, a walled city since its foundation by Alfonso VIII of Castile, Plasencia city centre has been declared to be a Cultural Heritage Site. We start a gentle climb and stay in Hervas for the night, famous for having the narrowest street in Spain the 'Travesia de Moral'.
Accommodation included: Hotel Hospederia Valle de Ambroz 4*
Day 6: Hervas to Salamanca ( Distance 103km / Elevation gain 1434m )
Pass By: Salamanca, Salamanca, Province of Salamanca, Castile and Leon
Heading into the stunning Jerte Valley will take you to the spa town of Banos de Montemayor where we start the climb up to Bejar. Once through the Bejar valley we find fields and small villages as we make our way to Salamanca. Arriving on the outskirts of Salamanca we pick up the cycle path that leads to the heart of this stunning city. Salamanca, a university town claiming to have the oldest university in Spain. Salamanca boasts two magnificent cathedrals standing on a single site, an absolute must for any visitor wishing to explore the city’s rich heritage. The La Clerecía Towers, dating back to the 17th century are one of Salamanca’s best-known landmarks, along with the Plaza Mayor.
Accommodation included: NH Puerta de la Caterdral 4*
Day 7: Salamanca to Benavente via Zamora ( Distance 132km / Elevation gain 816m )
Pass By: Benavente, Benavente, Province of Zamora, Castile and Leon
When you cycle an ancient Roman route you should expect some long straight roads right? Today we give you Roman roads. With rolling hills and changing scenery the road may be long but certainly worth it. Especially when you arrive into Zamora, arriving over the stone bridge that crosses the River Duero the whole city is laid out in front of you. Dig into the heart of this city and there is plenty to see in Zamora. History has left an imprint on the city in the form of small Romanesque churches, 24 of them, along with stone walls, fortresses and castles. Venturing further north we arrive into Benavente our stop for the night.
Accommodation included: Parador Benavente 4*
Day 8: Benavente to Molinaseca via Astorga ( Distance 121km / Elevation gain 1201m )
Pass By: Molinaseca, Molinaseca, Province of Leon, Castile and Leon
The first section heading towards Astorga takes us through fields and woods with tall pines swaying in the morning breeze. Passing under the 'Arco de Postigo' we arrive at Astorga which the crossroads for pilgrims on the Frances Way and Silver Way, We stop for lunch in the shadows of the Gaudi designed Espicopal Palace. After lunch we start to gently climb making our way past the Cruz de Fierro and the beautifully quaint village of Molinaseca
Stop At: Astorga Cathedral, Plaza Catedral S/N, 24700 Astorga Spain
We stop to have lunch in the Plaza Espana, ensure a driveby or visit to the Palacio de Guadi, the Guidi designed museum and Bishop's Palace.
Duration: 1 hour
Accommodation included: El Pote, Molinaseca 3*
Day 9: Molinaseca to Sarria ( Distance 104km / Elevation gain 1573M )
Pass By: Sarria, Sarria, Province of Lugo, Galicia
This is one of our favourite days of the whole trip, the views are simply stunning. Ever changing views make the cycling incredibly easy. We reach the top of Alto de San Roque and are greated by a bronze statue of a fellow pilgrim facing towards Santiago holding his hat against the wind. Having done all the climbing for the day we have a descent towards Triacastela and on to Samos with it's impressive monastery. Arriving at Sarri to rest up for the night.
Accommodation included: Hotel Alfonso IX, Sarria 4*
Day 10: Sarria to Santiago de Compostela ( Distance 114km / Elevation gain 1860m )
Pass By: Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Province of A Coruna, Galicia
Waking up this morning should fill you with a great sense of achievement. Our last cycling day, a stunning ride to collect your last stamp and officially complete the longest Camino de Santiago. Coming into the lovely village that is Portomarin. We cross over the bridge to the other side, and are greeted by a roundabout with steps in the middle leading to a foot bridge that takes pilgrims into Portomarin. A quick stop here is recommended for a coffee or water.
Carrying on we arrive at Melide over the very well preserved Roman bridge and ponder just how many people have crossed before us. Melide is yet another crossroads on our journey where the Silver, Frances and Primitivo all meet. Arriving at the Santiago de Compostela cathedral completes your journey.
That evening we have our last meal together and say our goodbyes.
Accommodation included: Hotel de Compostela 4*
Day 11: Airport transfers
Pass By: Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Province of A Coruna, Galicia
All good things must come to an end !
Today we transfer you to Santiago airport for your flight home (unless you are staying on of course ).
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from Seville airport is free we just need to know your flight arrival information.Airports
- Sevilla Airport, Seville Spain
Departure Time :10:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.