2022
Bike Tour in Extremadura

Bike tour in Extremadura

On the road in the land of the conquerors

  Oropesa – National park Monfragüe – Cáceres

  • Home of the Conquistadores españoles
  • Monfragüe national park, World Heritage city Cáceres
  • Accomodation in Paradores
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profil ●●●○○
  • New Tour 2022!

days
7

km / day avg.
55

Welcome to our bike tour in Extremadura. Based in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, the region in central Spain counts with its mountain ranges in the North and its wide plains in the South to the least populated regions of the country. Far away from the mass tourism, however, this does not detract from your cycle holiday experience. The bike tour in Extremadura starts in Oropesa. You cycle through landscapes, that are characterized by oaks and cork trees, you get to know the wild beauty of the Monfragüe national park with its numerous raptors and enjoy the pleasure of sun-drenched wines and traditional specialties. On your way, you make a stop at historic and very worth-seeing villages like Pasencia, Trujillo and Cáceres, that were already of big significance for the Romans and the Moorish. This is proved by numerous bridges, castles and palaces. A part of the history of the Extremadura are the conquistadors, that moved out of their hometowns in the 16th century, to conquer Middle and South America. On our bike tour in Extremadura, you mainly spend your nights in Paradores. The accommodations, that are housed in renovated palaces, castles and monasteries, will impress you through their historic ambience.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    ES-SPOC6
  • Start / Destination
    Oropesa / Cáceres
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 265 – 285 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 45 and 70 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Map of Bike Tour in Extemadura

Day 1: Individual arrival in Oropesa

Hola and welcome to your bike tour in Extremadura! Your location is Oropesa. The small village at the foot of the Sierra de Gredos has a wonderful medieval old town. A special highlight of the village is, however, the castle with its dominant donjon, that was built around 1400. It originally consists in two castles – one partially preserved Arabic fortress and a newer part from the 15th century.

Day 2: Oropesa – Jarandilla de la Vera, approx. 55 / 65 km

The first stage of your bike tour in Extremadura leads you through typical Mediterranean forests along the extensions of the Sierra de Gredos. On your way, a detour to the Gualtamino canyon is worthwhile. The Cascada del Diablo there, the devil’s waterfall, belongs to the most beautiful waterfalls in Spain. At your destination Jarandilla de la Vera, the castle of the count of Oropesa, that you can see already from afar and that is used today as a hotel, expects you. Discover on a stroll through the shops the smoked pepper powder Pimentón de la Vera. It is made according to a traditional formula and is produced in the region – a real souvenir.

Day 3: Jarandilla de la Vera – Plasencia, approx. 60 / 70 km

Shortly after today’s starting point, a detour to the monastery of Yuste is worthwhile. It once served as refuge of Karl V., who then was the most powerful man in the world. Relaxed, it goes to today’s destination, the lovely medieval town Plasencia. The Rio Jerte forms the natural moat around the by a wall surrounded old town hill. It was an important means of defense during the time of reconquest in Spain during the 12th century. Go on a tour through the old town with its numerous palaces and churches, wherein the new cathedral is the most outstanding.

Day 4: Plasencia – Monfragüe national park , approx. 45 km

Your bike tour in Extremadura leads you to the South into the direction of the Rio Tajo. With it, you reach the Montfragüe national park. The park is one of the biggest animal refuge and ornithological reserve in Western Spain and known for its breeding raptors there. Take a seat at one of the observation posts and watch the birds hunting and nesting. A special viewpoint is the Castillo de Monfragüe. It originated in the time of conquest by the Arabs, is today a ruin and reachable by bike – including view!

Day 5: Monfragüe nationa lpark – Trujillo, approx. 50 km

It goes further into direction South on your bike tour in Extremadura. Through wonderful Mediterranean forests it goes to Trujillo. The medieval village is called the cradle of the conquistadors. One of these conquerors was Francisco Pizzaro. He conquered Peru and the Inca Empire in the 16th century, which he brought down. On the Plaza Major, a statue for the most famous son of the city was built. Above Trujillo there is a Moorish fortress, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view on the roofs and towers of the city.

Day 6: Trujillo – Cáceres, approx. 55 km

To conclude your bike tour in Extremadura, it goes to Cáceres, one of the most beautiful medieval towns of Spain. An especially well-preserved old town district will impress you. Go for a walk through the past of the city, whose settlement history started more than 2000 years ago. Numerous churches, palaces and cobbled streets characterize the oldest part of Cáceres. Enjoy a full-bodied wine from the vineyard Ribera del Guadana at the end of your trip. Salud!

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

Your bike tour in Extremadura already ends after breakfast. With pleasure we extend your stay in Cáceres or Madrid with an additional night on request.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival daily from 01.03.2022 to 30.06.2022  and from 01.09.2022 to 30.11.2022

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
01.03. - 30.11.

from889 €
All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, 5 x in Paradores on national 4* level and 1 x in a rural hacienda in Monfragüe National Park
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Caceres, limited to one piece per person
  • Cycle route description in english with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline

Minimum number of participants per booking: 2 people

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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

Due to the altitude profile we don't recommend this tour for children.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

179 €

Additional fee half-board (6 x dinner)

159 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Mietrad
Mietrad
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
149 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 24-gear unisex bike
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, map holder, water bottle holder, luggage rack, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit, spare inner tube, multi-tool and rental helmet

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Rental Bikes

24-gear Rental Bike

99 €

E-bike

149 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    ES-SPOC6
  • Start / Destination
    Oropesa / Cáceres
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 265 – 285 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 45 and 70 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    You mostly cycle on asphalted land roads, that partly lead through hilly territories.
  • Minimum number of participants
    2 people
  • Note
    In Spain, helmets are compulsory for cyclists outside built-up areas. The helmet requirement does not apply on long climbs, in extreme heat or if you are medically instructed to do so. Please also note that this rule is interpreted differently from region to region.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.
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days
7

km / day avg.
55