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Castilla y León  Wine  Route 1

SIERRA DE FRANCIA | ARRIBES| RIBERA DEL DUERO | CIGALES

Spanish wines are well known in all over the world. The Iberian Wines are ones of the best in Europe. Rioja wines are probably the ones you first remind!!!

But Spain is large and offer numerous denomination less known to the traveler. Castilla & León Comunity is one of the biggest in Spain, full of history that goes far before the romans who brought the vineyards to the more modern ways of making the wine.

We propose with this tour a comprehensive approach to the wine culture of Castilla Y León. We invite the traveler to experience the land and culture of the different wine regions visited.

Wines from several of the denominations like: Ribeira del Duero, Toro, Cigales, Rueda, Arribes del Duero and Sierra de Francia, are to be tasted and cellars to be visited.

To reach these areas we will travel and hike, this is a wonderful way of experience the villages, towns, natural environment, and non-the less the vineyards.

Wines of Castilla y León hiking tour is just a more active way of discovering part of Spain, while hiking and tasting the Iberian culture. Find yourself in different sceneries and find a perfect mixt of sensations and rest from the day today of big cities....

GUIDED INFORMATION TRIP

LENGHT

8 Days

DISTANCE

54km

DIFFICULTY

Easy/Moderate

START/END

Madrid - Madrid

ACCOMMODATION

Comfort/Superior

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Several wine denomination areas.
  • Natural Parks.
  • Wine tastings.
  • Spain off the beaten tracks

You Like wine, countryside this is a unique tour that join all together and allow you the discovering of a Wine culture and amazing region in Portugal.

HELDER CEREJO

Our Camino expert!!

Hotels » D1 & D2 Hotel Antiguas Eras 3* (COMFORT VERSION) Small hotel with character and well situated just outside the Alberca Town Center, allowing easy access to cars and buses. Only 5 min on foot from Alberca Town square. Beautiful Rooms with their own bathroom situated on two upper floors with elevator access. In the common areas a little bar and restaurant serve typical gastronomy . Hotel Doña Teresa 4* (SUPERIOR VERSION) Doña Teresa Hotel is a luxury space that provides excellent amenities like a Spa. The hotel is just outside the old quarter, about 200m from the town center. Spacious rooms with bathrooms situated on the upper floors with Elevator. The hotel offers 4 distinct restaurants nearby, depending on your choice of ambiance. Hotels» D3 & D4 Hotel La Enoteca del Marqués 3* (COMFORT VERSION) Small Rural Hotel with its own wine cellars. Offers simple but comfortable rooms intown. The restaurant is a typical Spanish town restaurant. Wine tastings possible. Posada Doña Urraca 4* (SUPERIOR VERSION) Small Rural Hotel with exceptional amenities. Situated just outside the town offers a beautiful view of Fermoselle. The rooms are cosy and are of different decorations and styles. The outside areas are perfect to enjoy a glass of wine and the restaurant is the perfect place to taste the delicacies from the area and enjoy the perfect wedding with the Arribes wines. Hotels » D5, D6 & D7 Hotel Convento Las Claras 4* (COMFORT & SUPERIOR VERSIONS) Situated in a refurbished Convent and in the historical area of Peñafiel. This hotel offers spacious rooms with a bathroom , a pub, spa and outdoor swimming pool to enjoy. On top of it the restaurant in an ancient Chapel that offers a superb way of tasting the local gastronomy and local wines!

HIKING TRAILS D2 Starting in Miranda de Castañar through the inwall town we soon exit the walls and follow old ways down the valley. Crossing the river San Benito we follow a smooth dirt trail that takes us by fields and forest up to Villanueva del Conde Village. From there is a footpath that brings us back to the river and up into Miranda de Castañar. In the way some art exhibitions blend into the surroundings... D4 Starting in Fermoselle most of the paths we follow are dirt agriculture tracks easy to follow and to hike. Not much shade during the all day hike!! D6 Easy day hiking through fields and vineyards. Wide path and in some parts following a signed trail. No difficulties are to be expected during the hike. The path will also follow the banks of River Douro and pass by villages. D7 Easy day following wide paths of agriculture lanes. Almost no elevation today while hiking.

    ITINERARY:

    DAY 1 | MADRID TO SIERRA DE FRANCIA

    Our guide will welcome you at the meeting point in Madrid after Lunch. Transfer to Sierra de Francia and La Alberca Village, one of the most beautiful villages of Spain. Inc. Dinner

    DAY 2| HIKE SIERRA DE FRANCIA | 12,9 Kms

    After a small transfer to Miranda del Castañar. One of the beautiful towns of the area of Sierra de Francia Natural Park, from here we will hike thru vineyards and forested hill. This path links Miranda to another small village: Villa Nueva del conde. In the way some art is exposed by the path, why not immerse yourself with nature and the thoughts of the artist. After this circular Hike, will stop at Mogarraz for a Wine tasting and visit the “Bodega”. A stroll in the village will offer another way of looking at this area of Spain.

    DAY 3| VISIT SIEGA VERDE. PALEOLITHIC ROCK ART

    This day is dedicated to travel from Sierra de Francia Wine region to The Arribas Wine area, in the Natural Park of Duero international by the Portuguese border. In the way, a stop at Siega Verde archeological Site. Place where several rock engravings have being discovered, some with more than 20000 years... After the visit we will take the direction of Fermoselle in the Wine region of Las Arribas. Before another stop can be made at an Iron settlement of Yecla belonging to the pre-roman settlers the Veton tribes... Inc. Lunch Box, Dinner

    DAY 4| FERMOSELLE HIKE 9.3km

    The town of Fermoselle is located by a deep valley, the Duero/ Douro Valley. It is the actual border between Portugal and Spain, and today this area is an international Natural protected area. We are in the Wine region of Arribas, several wine makers have their wineries around and in the town. Our hike will take us in the surroundings of the Town, vineyards, olive trees, and mixt vegetation will be the scenic of today, with the river Duero as it’s main background. The day will finish with a well deserved wine tasting and dinner...

    DAY 5| VISIT TORO

    After Arribas wine region we travel towards the Ribera del Duero Area. On the way we will stop at Toro Town, visit its center and have lunch at Toro. Toro area is also an denomination area for wine. Why not explore under the streets, several ancient Bodegas (wineries) have their cellars under the ground. Lets have a look. By mid afternoon we continue our travel to Peñafiel and his amaz- ing old town and castle perched on top of the hill... We have arrived in the Wine Region of Ribera del Duero.... Inc. Lunch , Wine Tasting, Dinner

    DAY 6| HIKE RIBERA DEL DUERO VINES 18,4km

    Back to the river banks of the Duero river... we have follow it more or less upriver... The area is a lot different from the previous we visit. We are at the “meseta” it is like a plateau and above the 800m in altitude which gives a unique taste to the wine... Our hike will take us thru some vineyards and up some hills, pass a little village stopped in time. We will have time to see some bur- ied bodegas and when back to Peñafiel have time to taste this Ri- beira del duero wine at a winery. Inc. Lunch Box, Wine Tasting, Dinner

    DAY 7| HIKE CIGALES WINE COUNTRY 15,8km

    After an early breakfast we head to Cigales wine region, it is not far away, but still an hour away from our hotel. This area is also at altitudes of 800m, and the flat terrain around make the vineyard well exposed to the harsh winter, and very hot summer. From Cygales town we will hike to Corco little village and back via another path. Thru the vineyards we will discover how they make wine and why some bodegas are buried . On the way back a stop in Valladolid to have a stroll in the old center. Once back in Peñafiel time to spend in the town... Inc. Lunch, Wine Tasting, Dinner

    DAY 8| DEPARTURE

    Transfer to Madrid, with a visit and lunch at Segovia.

    WHAT´S INCLUDED?

    Meeting at Madrid.

    7 nights lodging on COMFORT accommodations, breakfast included (double/twin basis)

    Transportation in MiniVan or MiniBus

    Lunch box or Lunch from D2 to D8

    Dinner from D1 to D7

    Wine tasting D2, D4, D5, D6, D7

    Visit at Siega Verde Archeological site.

    Liability and personal accident insurance.

    OPTIONNALS

    Single Room

    Extra wine at Wine tastings

    Extra days before or after TOUR.

    EXCLUDED

    Flights to and from Madrid.

    Personal expenses.

    Gratuities.

    Extra drinks at lunch and dinners

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