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Secret Trails of Medieval Spain

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Starts
Madrid
+11 Destinations
Northern Spain
Ends
London
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Highlights

Start in Madrid and end in London! With the hiking & trekking tour Secret Trails of Medieval Spain, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Madrid to London and through Madrid, Spain and 7 other destinations in Europe. Secret Trails of Medieval Spain is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
16
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Centre Based Walking Holidays, In-depth Cultural

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  • RD
    Written on October 17, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Xavi, the trip guide, was a friendly and knowledgeable person, particularly about wildlife and plants. The walks went through some beautiful and historic areas. I expected a moderate (Level 3) experience as described, instead the experience was at Level... Read more

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  • Secret Trails of Medieval Spain reviewer 2
    Written on November 3, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A really lovely holiday in a beautiful little known area of Spain. The walks  are between 10 and 13 miles a day with ample time take in the " Wild West" scenery, small villages  and wildlife. The village of Covarrubias is a great  centre for walking with... Read more

  • Secret Trails of Medieval Spain reviewer 3
    Written on October 14, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very relaxing trip in a wonderfully unspoilt region. Covarrubias is a beautiful Medieval village, full of character and charm.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Highlights of the trip include; the vultures, the visit to Saint Domingo de... Read more

  • Secret Trails of Medieval Spain reviewer 4
    Written on June 18, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    We had a wonderful week, thoroughly enjoyed the walks and visits to the various villages etc. The hotel was very comfortable and the owner could not do enough for youWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The views were magnificent, it is... Read more

  • Secret Trails of Medieval Spain reviewer 5
    Written on June 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Most likely I was the youngest traveler ever on that journey, but despite my age of 22 I truly enjoyed the holiday! The whole trip is so much more than "only" a walking holiday. Things like the visit to the monastery where we went to see some Gregorian... Read more

  • Secret Trails of Medieval Spain reviewer 6
    Written on October 3, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    It was a very relaxing holiday as the walks were quite leisurely. No huffing and puffing involved. We had plenty of opportunity to chat to each other. The hotel is very cosy and welcoming, the soundproofing, however, almost non-existent. Since we were the... Read more

  • Secret Trails of Medieval Spain reviewer 7
    Written on October 1, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    This was a walking holiday where each days walk was very differentWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Although initially the countryside looked very similar when cresting a ridge or exiting woodland the vista never ceased to amaze.Getting... Read more

  • Secret Trails of Medieval Spain reviewer 8
    Written on July 2, 2012
    3.0 - Average

    An opportunity to stay in a mediaeval town which feels like 'real' Spain. Covarrubias is a delight and the hotel staff worked hard to make us comfortable. Nearly all meals are included in the cost of the holiday, with a choice of local wine so not many... Read more

  • Secret Trails of Medieval Spain reviewer 9
    Written on July 1, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is a great trip - beautiful location with a variety of walks taking in some small villages on the way. The mountains are not very steep and the summits are inaccessible so its more of a moderate than a challenging grade. I found it a very relaxing trip... Read more

  • Secret Trails of Medieval Spain reviewer 10
    Written on June 1, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    Interesting scenery sprinkled with a few really, truely spectacular vistas. Dry, Mediterranean forests and farmland, a little bit of fauna and tonnes of fantastic flora in all its flowery and scented glory in Spring. The remains of plenty of interesting... Read more

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Covarrubias.
  2. Day 2: Circular walk in the Valles de Ura, home to numerous species of local flora and fauna.
  3. Day 3: Full-day circular walk: ascend the Sierra de las Mamblas and circle the distinctive Muela mountain.
  4. Day 4: Beautiful walk from Rio Arlanza to Santo Domingo de Silos; visit the beautiful Benedictine monastery.
  5. Day 5: Walk through vineyards and beautiful valleys to the 'The Three Villages', three remote and primitive settlements.
  6. Day 6: Free day to relax or visit cathedral city of Burgos and its many sights.
  7. Day 7: Walk along the crest of the Sierra de las Mamblas for stunning panoramic views.
  8. Day 8: End Covarrubias.

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Location
Madrid is the starting point and London is the endpoint.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 13 January 2019 the full payment of $1,022 is necessary.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1022 for Secret Trails of Medieval Spain, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,752 km.
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • 183 km
  • Covarrubias (Spain)
  • 6 km
  • Puentedura (Spain)
  • 6 km
  • Covarrubias (Spain)
  • 14 km
  • Santo Domingo de Silos (Spain)
  • 14 km
  • Covarrubias (Spain)
  • 4 km
  • Retuerta (Spain)
  • 4 km
  • Castroceniza (Spain)
  • 7 km
  • Covarrubias (Spain)
  • 35 km
  • Burgos (Spain)
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