Discover Segovia's hidden treasures, cycle the Camino de Santiago and enjoy spectacular views of the Duraton Canyon
Starting from the small alpine village of Guadarrama we follow a southern arm of the famous Camino de Santiago, crossing the Guadarrama mountains, through pine forests and shrub-filled pastures, as far as the stunning city of Segovia.
The Sierra de Guadarrama is a rugged mountain range stretching 80km from the province of Madrid to Segovia and Avila, with its highest peak being Pe?alara (2,430m). Segovia is most famous for its impressive Roman aqueduct which transported water into the city, whilst beautiful Moorish, Christian and Jewish buildings date back to the Middle Ages.
The route follows ancient grazing routes and pastureland used by shepherds for more than 800 years, and passes through the enchanting mediaeval villages of Pedraza and Sepulveda. For 5000 years people have taken refuge in Sepulveda and their influence can be seen in the landscape, traditions and buildings of this impressive area.
The final day's ride takes us deep into the Duraton Canyon, a protected nature reserve famous for its birdlife, providing spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and wildife.
What makes this trip responsible?
Being on bikes, we can be quite versatile and are able to visit places that are not as easily accessible by other means of transport. We stay in locally owned hotels, so contributing directly to the local communities and our food on the trip is bought fresh at local stores and markets, helping to support the local economy and ensuring that our clients sample the local delicacies that this part of Spain has to offer.
Cyclign through pastures of Segovia