"Sevilla to Salamanca e-MTB"
Guided e-MTB Tour of the VIa de la Plata
START: Sevilla FINISH: Salamanca
Arrival is in Sevilla airport and departure is from Madrid airport.
7 riding days
519 km total
74 km daily avg ( max 84 km : min 65 km )
Moderate to Challenging - route follows ancient Roman way and requires moderate climbing each day (830m daily average). The Via de la Plata is mostly unsurfaced tracks with sections of single track and a few quiet country roads. Technical requirment on this route is easy.
All year round. Start any day of the week. Avoid Easter due to inflated accommodation costs
€2285 (€1850 ***) per person based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room (ensuite)
There is a minimum requirement for 4 people on this tour
* Tour duration can be extended by adding rest days along the tour; let us know your preferences when you enquire.
** Solo traveller and single occupancy prices available upon request.
*** Reduced price option using alternative hotels in 3 towns, see "Where you will be staying" below.
Take a self guided cycling tour through western Andalucia, from the mountains of Ronda and disused railway of the Via Verde de la Sierra, visiting Arcos de la Frontera and Jerez to the Atlantic coast and historic city of Cadiz.
On this tour you will cycle through beautiful and unspoilt countryside, mainly on unsurfaced tracks and some narrow pathways, where roads are unavoidable they are quiet and as short as we can make them. The landscape varies from arable fields, vineyards and olive groves, through rolling hills, lakes and mountains. You will pass through charming and traditional villages and historic towns. You will see grand Renaissance churches and Arab fortresses, roman roads, ampitheatres and aquedaucts along the way. Every day of this MTB tour offers something special.
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Day 1 - Arrival in Sevilla
Transfer to Sevilla from Sevilla airport
Day 2 - Sevilla to Almaden de la Plata
Day 3 - Almaden to Zafra
Day 4 - Zafra to Merida
Day 5 - Merida to Caceres
Day 6 - Caceres to Galisteo
Day 7 - Galisteo to Puerto de Bejar
Day 8 - Puerto de Bejar to Salamanca
Day 9 - Explore Salamanca
Take a well earned rest and enjoy the magnificent city of Salamanca. The city is home to one of the oldest and most beautiful univesities in Spain, founded in 1134 and decorated with intricate carvings. The Plaza Mayor is a colonaded Baroque square, filled with bustling shops, cafes and restaurants. Explore the narrow streets and quiet plazaz in the Old City. You will find lots to see and do here on your last day.
Day 10 - Depart Salamanca
Transfer to Madrid airport, 2.5 hours drive.
INCLUDED IN OUR PRICES
WILL I BE FIT ENOUGH?
Our guided tours are designed for enthusiasts rather than Mountain bike experts. There are plenty of ascents throughout the route which will need to be tackled. On the longest days we take things steadily and ensure you have plenty of refreshment/snack stops.
Just remember that in summer, higher temperatures can make cycling seem harder so we starting earlier aiming to finish before 3pm.
WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
Double or twin room with en suite facilities in all locations.
Parador hotels will be used in Merida, Caceres and Salamanca. In the villages and other towns you will stay in traditional guest houses or hotels close to the village centre.
What to Bring
The essential kit to enjoy your biking holiday
- Helmet (bring you own or use ours - free of charge)
- Padded cycling shorts (essential kit for staying comfortable over a few days' riding)
- Your own saddle if you prefer - let us know if you are bringing one
- Cycling gloves
- Cycling tops or T shirts
- Sports bra (ladies only!)
- Cycling shoes (let us know if you want clip-in pedals) or trainers - firm soles are best.
- Sun cream and after-sun lotion
- Casual clothes, swimwear and footwear
- Health insurance policy document (for UK travellers, a European Health Insurance Card, EHIC, will give you access to reduced cost medical services in Spain but it is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs such as mountain rescue, repatriation costs or lost or stolen property. Therefore it is important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy. Some insurers now insist you hold an EHIC and many will waive the excess if you have one.
- The EHIC is available free at https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/startapplication.do
For winter riding
- extra body layers with long sleeves (thin thermal tops are great)
- leggings or cycling tights
- light waterproof/windproof jacket
- neck scarf / snood (great as sweat bands in the summer and for warmth in the winter)
- warm fleece and jacket for the evenings