Castile - Cities of Castile

Castile is home to some of the most beautiful and monumental cities in Europe.
  1. 1 Arrival Pedraza de la Sierra

    Today we pick up from arrival point in Madrid and transfer to the beautiful village of Pedraza de la Sierra, with its fine castle and cobbled streets where we will spend our next two nights. 

  2. 2 Pedraza de la Sierra 82 km Pedraza de la Sierra

    This ride takes us northwards across the Castilian plain towards the medieval town of Sepúlveda. The main square is so beautiful it is often used as a film set. Both Sepúlveda and Pedraza are famous for their roast suckling lamb and pig. A route extension enables us to visit the impressive scenery of the Hoces del Duratón, a canyon carved out of the rock by the river of the same name. 82 km - 51 miles or 30 km - 19 miles circuit of Duratón from Pedraza. 

  3. 3 Pedraza de la Sierra 52 Segovia

    We head towards the capital of the province,Segovia. En route we have incomparable views of the majestic plain of Castile with its infinite horizons with the backdrop of the mountain range of the Sierra de Guadarrama. And then Segovia itself, with its beautiful Old City, the Plaza Mayor, the Alcázar fortrress, and the famous Roman Aqueduct. 51 km - 32 miles

  4. 4 Segovia 42 km Segovia

    This lovely ride takes us past two beautiful palaces. The first is the Palacio de La Granja de San Ildefonso, the magnificent 18th century palace built by Felipe V as a summer residence. Then we continue to the Palacio de Riofrío, set in fine forests where deer and storks are to be seen by the roadside. We then have more time to continue exploring Segovia. 42 km - 26 miles

  5. 5 Segovia 77 km Ávila

    From Segovia we ride westwards with the mountains to our left, until we finally reach the city of Ávila, the highest provincial capital of Spain, surrounded by its magnificently preserved walls. Here we can take an evening stroll around the historical centre and enjoy its marvellous tapas. 77 km - 48 miles

  6. 6 Ávila 73 km Cebreros

    Today we cross the Sierra de Gredos, the mountain range separating the two Castiles. Beautiful dramatic scenery, where vultures soar over the rocky landscape. Olive trees and cherry blossom decorate the valleys. After an initial ascent, we descend the valley formed by the River Alberche - an easy ride through the very heart of the mountain range. Finally we reach the wine-producing village of Cebreros. 73 km - 45 miles

  7. 7 Cebreros 41 km Ride to El Escorial - transfer to Madrid

    A short ride from Cebreros takes us through pine forests and fine scenery towards the magnificent monastery and summer palace of San Lorenzo del Escorial, built by Felipe II in the XVI century, burial place of Spanish monarchs and home to a magificent art collection. Extend your route by 26 km if you wish with a visit to the Valle de los Caídos, memorial to the Spanish Civil War and the tomb of Francisco Franco. At the end of the day, we transfer to our hotel in Madrid. 41 km - 25 miles

  8. 8 Madrid Departure

    Breakfast. End of IberoCycle services. 

2017 Prices

1 person in double share - 1070 €

Single person - 1220 €

Bike hire - 99 € / Tandem hire - 158 € / E-bike hire 158 €

The tour includes transfer on arrival to Pedraza de la Sierra. Services end the final day of the tour after breakfast. Departure is by own means. 

11 - 18 June 2017

  1. Personalise this tour for 6 or more riders

    Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.

    Please contact us at if you would like to personalise this tour.

  2. Who runs IberoCycle?

    IberoCycle is run by Simon Proffitt. Born in Lancashire, England, Simon has been resident in Northern Spain since 1985. He is a keen amateur cyclist and cycle-tourist, and is well acquainted with Spain and the Spanish way of life. 

  3. What is a guided tour?

    Guests are transported to and from arrival / departure points (these are specified in the route guides), unless otherwise stated in the tour descriptor. 

    Luggage is transported by IberoCycle to the next hotel. Cyclists carry just what they need for that day.

    A back-up vehicle and IberoCycle staff member supports cycling stages.

    There are normally 10 - 20 cyclists on each trip. Cyclists choose whether they cycle alone or with other cyclists.

    Clients do not cycle with a cycling guide.

    Cyclists are free in the evenings to dine with other members of the group or to do their own thing. Our representative will organise a meal for those who wish to dine in company.

    Routes have soft options for those cyclists who do not wish to cycle the full stage. Thus the routes are suitable for all levels. Non-cyclists may also participate using our transfer service.

    Cyclists are provided with our own detailed Route Guide and maps for their chosen route.

    Fitter cyclists may extend stages at will.

  4. What is included on a guided tour?

    Accommodation in double, twin or single room with en-suite bathroom 
    Transport to and from arrival / departure points
    Information Pack with Route Guide and maps
    Luggage transport between hotels

    Accompanying vehice and guide (note that the guide does not cycle with the group)

  5. What are the arrival and departure points for the Cities of Castile guided tour?

    The tour begins in Pedraza de la Sierra. IberoCycle will transport riders there from Madrid centre or Madrid Barajas Airport. At the end of the tour, riders will be delivered from their hotel in San Lorenzo del Escorial to the same destinations.

  6. IberoCycle bikes

    Comfortable fitted and fully-equipped bikes for your cycling pleasure. We use exclusively Trek bikes on all tours except Camino de Santiago / Lanzarote / Portugal (please request information on bike used on these tours).

    You can either make arrangements to bring your own bicycles or hire Iberocycle's own models. Most airlines will carry bicycles for a small extra charge or even free. Cyclists who choose to hire will be provided with a comfortable quality bicycle to suit their particular measurements and preferences. We place great importance on getting the bikes right.

    Too many cyclists on trips with other companies have complained about past experiences where they have had to put up with uncomfortable saddles, the wrong sized bike etc. Measurements are requested on booking so the right bike is waiting for you on arrival.

    You are provided with hybrid-type tourist bicycles from Trek with conventional handlebars and with triple chain ring and easy-to-change gear ratios for comfortable and easy cycling. Road bikes may also be available on request.We can also provide tandems, which make for great cycling fun, and are also ideal for those with children.

    Click on the images below to vist the manufactuters' websites. 

    Ladies bike (Trek 7.2 FX) Men's bike (Trek 7.2 FX)
    Road bike (Trek 1.5 or 1.2) Female road bike (Trek Lexa)
    Tandem (a fun way to ride, and also ideal for helping smaller children - Dawes Duet)

    Equipment depends on the tour option chosen Luggage Service or Independent. Cyclists who choose to carry their own luggage will be provided with spacious waterproof panniers fitted on the rear of the bicycle. Those who take advantage of our luggage service will have their bicycles fitted with two lateral panniers with sufficient space to carry what they need for that particular day.

    Hybrid bikes will carry a handlebar bag, useful for carrying money, documents, camera and lots of other useful items which may be needed close at hand. This bag is easily removed it from its click fastening and carried around with the shoulder strap. They are also equipped with a rear luggage rack and one or two panniers, or a rear rack bag to carry just what you need for each day's cycling. Road bikes carry a seat post bag if required.

    In addition, all cycles are equipped with pump, spare inner tube, water bottle, bike lock and basic toolkit. Extras such as lights or toe clips are available on request. Iberocycle provides cyclists with a fine bicycle in tip-top condition to make cycling an absolute pleasure.

    Childrens Bikes

    Children's bikes, and child seats are available on request.

    Iberocycle Route Guide and Maps

    Full route directions and general information along with plenty of suggestions for your free days.

    Each tour has its own Route Guide. This booklet is designed to provide constant suggestions for routes and activities so cyclists are never alone but enjoy a supported independence.

    This Guide includes detailed route instructions along with interesting information on landscapes, towns and villages, monuments, alternative route suggestions, timetables for local trains and buses, tips on eating and drinking, an exhaustive gastronomic dictionary and a host of other useful information and suggestions to keep cyclists occupied. Routes are carefully described so no time is wasted on unnecessary deviations. Maps of the area are also provided to support the Route Guide.

    Trips that include more than one night in the same destination include optional round rides of differing lengths for these free days so cyclists will never be at a loose end.

Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.

Please contact us at if you would like to personalise this tour.