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Spain - Ruta de la Plata - Guided Mountain Bike Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Biking through 4 diverse regions and 7 provinces of Spain
  • Delicious, regional cuisine
  • Sampling a diverse range of trails and paths
  • Exploring historic Roman roads and viaducts
  • 1,000km of challenging linear riding
  • Crossing high passes and endless thrilling descents

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Arrival Day into Seville    
2 Seville to Almaden De La Plata 43 Miles / 69 Kms Approx B L  
3 Almaden de la Plata to Zafra 49 Miles / 79 Kms Approx B L  
4 Zafra to Merida 39 Miles / 63 Kms Approx B L  
5 Merida to Caceres 46 Miles / 74 Kms Approx B L  
6 Caceres to Galisteo 45 Miles / 72 Kms Approx B L  
7 Galisteo to Puerto de Bejar 38 Miles / 62 Kms Approx B L  
8 Puerto de Bejar to Salamanca 50 Miles / 81 Kms Approx B L  
9 Salamanca to Zamora 42 Miles / 68 Kms Approx B L  
10 Zamora to Tabara 42 Miles / 67 Kms Approx B L  
11 Tabara to Puebla de Sanabria 56 Miles / 91 Kms Approx B L  
12 Puebla de Sanabria to Laza 55 Miles / 89 Kms Approx B L  
13 Laza to Ourense 34 Miles / 54 Kms Approx B L  
14 Ourense to Silleda 43 Miles / 69 Kms Approx B L  
15 Silleda to Santiago de Compostella 25 Miles / 40 Kms Approx B L  
16 Departure from Santiago de Compostela   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through the heartland of Spain on one of our flagship mountain biking holidays. The Ruta de la Plata is an ancient trading and pilgrimage route taking us from the quintessentially Andalucian city of Seville through the green valleys of the far north west to the beautiful granite city of Santiago de Compostela. This is Spanish wilderness biking at its best with long climbs, thrilling descents and new challenges every day. Each day the route leads us ever northwards over a range of paths, tracks and remote trails. The terrain is incredibly varied, with sections of cobbled Roman roads, singletrack, dirt paths, and some quiet country roads to link the route together.
The scenery is epic with high mountain passes, Roman viaducts and incredibly diverse flora and fauna along the way. We follow in the footsteps of centuries of traders, troops, travellers and pilgrims, all of whom have left their mark and added to the character of the route. We pass over Roman roads and through beautiful towns and cities such as Merida with it’s amazing Roman monuments, Caceres and her perfect medieval centre and Salamanca’s engaging Plaza Mayor. The diversity of landscapes make this trip an unforgettable experience.
Our journey traverses the Iberian Peninsula covering approximately 1,000km through some of Spain’s least populated areas, such as Extremadura. While the route is rough in places, the overall technical level is not demanding and all intermediate level riders will be up to the challenge. However a high level of fitness will be required due to the many long days in the saddle.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
16 days
Prices From:
£2,995
Estimated flight price
£150

Optional

Insurance - Europe 17 day:
£53.00
Insurance - Europe 17 day:
£53.00
Bike Hire - Full Suspension
£525.00
Single Room:
£375.00
Single Room:
£375.00

Holiday Details

Place to place

15 nights traditional hotels and inns

Breakfast and lunch provided

Guided and vehicle support

14 days biking

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Customer Story: Biking the Camino

Our Ruta de la Plata holiday is ultimately Spanish wilderness biking at its best, with long climbs, thrilling descents and new challenges every day.  It also follows an ancient trading and pilgrimage route, making it quite a unique spiritual experience. This…

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Last Updated: 03/08/2017