The La Robla express, a period train in which to explore northern Spain
La Robla express. Photo courtesy of La Robla express
We propose the idea of enjoying a trip in a period train plying its way along three routes between Bilbao, León, Gijón, Santiago de Compostela and Ribadeo. This is the La Robla express, a railway line offering a classic décor and modern facilities all designed to enhance the pleasure of travel, and conceived so that travellers can enjoy the beautiful landscapes through its large windows.
The La Robla express offers glamour and comfort during your journey. It has enormous windows so you can admire the countryside while you travel, as well as common recreational areas including saloon cars with permanent bar service, newspapers, library, video library, television, games area, free breakfast buffet, piped music, computers and free Internet connection. What's more, its sleeping cars are completely climatised and have separate bathrooms with hydromassage showers. In order to ensure your undisturbed rest, the train remains stationary at night so that passengers are not awakened by the movement.
During the route, the train stops at cities and places of interest that can be visited with a guide on the coach belonging to the La Robla express.
La Robla itinerary: this is a circular route which departs and arrives in Bilbao (Basque Country) and most of which runs through the region of Castile-León. It has a duration of four days and three nights, and during its stopovers you can visit the Ojos de Guareña karstic complex (day 1), the Valporquero caves and the city of León (day 2), the Romanesque art and architecture of Palencia (day 3) and Espinosa de los Monteros, Medina de Pomar and Balmaseda (day 4).
Infinite Paradise itinerary: this also departs and arrives from the city of Bilbao. It has a duration of four days and three nights and goes through the regions of Asturias and Cantabria. The scheduled visits include the Monastery of Toribio de Liébana, the seaside towns of Ribadesella and Llanes, and the cities of Gijón and Santander. Things to remember:
The scheduled visits often offer a deliciously tempting added attraction, in the shape of meals in the restaurants of Spain's Parador hotels, wineries, and in typical restaurants.
You can check timetables, prices and complete itineraries on the official website of the La Robla express.
The train is also a special venue for meetings, workshops and conferences, and has all the necessary equipment for these events.