Cycling the Roman route to Salamanca
The historic towns of Avila and Salamanca will mark the beginning and end of your tour and you will have time to enjoy discovering both of these wonderful Spanish cities. You will come across a variety of landscapes along the way: First, the high alpine mountains of Gredos, near Avila, then you will follow the river Tormes downstream through a valley covered in oak and pine forests, passing quiet villages along the way. You will cycle from the province of Avila into the province of Salamanca, through dense chestnut forests which surround the wonderful town of Candelario, where you will spend a night. Later you will descend into the town of Bejar, which despite its modern appearance holds many remarkable historical monuments in its centre. From Bejar you travel away from the mountains into a warmer valley where vines and figs grow in terraces. Later the landscape will change once again into the vast “Dehesa” where Spain’s bull fighting bulls are raised, along with the wild pigs that produce our famous “Jamon”. You then join the Roman “Via de la Plata”, an ancient highway used by many cultures spanning thousands of years crossing the length of Spain. Then, you cycle across the town of Guijuelo, famous for its fantastic cured ham products such as Jamon, Chorizo and Lomo. You will see the famous black pigs “pata negra” roaming the fields freely, feeding on acorns. The other main feature of your journey will be the “toros bravos” or brave bulls. -Self-guided cycling with 24/7 local support.-We take care of all the logistics while you simply enjoy!-CO2 neutral holidays: we compensate the emissions of each tour.Includes: Accommodation (includes breakfasts), luggage transfers, detailed maps, itinerary description, emergency support and activity insurance. Optional extras: bicycle rental, GPS rental, half board, extra nights (Avila or Salamanca).