Type

Gravel

Duration

9 Days & 8 Nights

Next Departure

15 Jun 2024

Status

Available

From

2.500 EUR

Bike Madrid to Lisbon Gravel Tour – Spanish Week

Embark on a gravel bike adventure of a lifetime, where you can join us for the first week of this epic 700km journey from Madrid, Spain, to Manteigas, Portugal.

Over seven unforgettable stages, you’ll conquer awe-inspiring mountain passages, weaving through the scenic landscapes of the Iberian Peninsula. From the challenging ascents of the Sierra de Guadarrama to the exhilarating descents leading to the picturesque valleys of Portugal’s Serra da Estrela, each stage offers a unique and thrilling experience.

We trust you’ll be enchanted by this route and eagerly anticipate your return for the second week of this Epic cycling road adventure, culminating in the arrival at the renowned Roca Cape, the westernmost point of Europe!

Highlights

  • Mountain Passages
  • Epic cycling road route
  • A lifetime adventure
  • 7 days pure cycling
  • 700 km | + 12.700 m ascent

Tour Information

Included

  • Pre-departure Information Pack
  • Liability and personal accidents insurance
  • Welcome briefing in English & bike fitting
  • Full Gravel Guided Tour - 7 Riding days
  • Smartphone App & GPS Tracks
  • Support vehicle
  • Transfers on arrival and departure day
  • Mechanical assistance
  • 8 nights on double/twin room with breakfast
  • 7 Picnics (D2 to D8)
  • 8 Dinners (D1 to D8)
  • Water, fruits and energy bars
  • Support pack bike for transportation
  • Madrid-Lisbon Bike Jersey

Excluded

  • All non-mentioned Services or Activities
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Bicycle and individual Iquipment
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Price

    2.500 EUR

  • Single room supplement

    +900 EUR

  • Duration

    9 Days & 8 Nights

  • Accommodation

    Superior

  • Start / Finish

    Madrid / Manteigas

  • Tour Grade

  • Daily Distance

    83-124 km / Day

  • Daily Elevation Gain

    +1.200 / +2.200m

  • Profile

    Mountainous roads, Hilly

  • Route

    Gravel

Bikes available on request:

Included and Optional Services

Preparation

Accommodations

Transfers

Orientation

Optional

  • Personalized assistance throughout the booking
  • Pre-departure Information Pack (checklist, travel information)
  • Tour Information (description of daily stages & profiles)
  • 8 nights on double/twin room with breakfast
  • 7 Picnics (D2 to D8)
  • 8 Dinners (D1 to D8)
  • Transfer on the day of arrival from Madrid Airport to the first hotel
  • Transfer on the departure day from the last hotel to the Train Station
  • Support vehicle
  • Welcome briefing in English & bike fitting
  • Full Gravel Guided Tour - 7 Days
  • Smartphone App & GPS Tracks
  • Single room supplement: +900 EUR
  • Bike rental available: On request

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival

Welcome to Spain!

Arrive at Madrid  Airport and our guide will be waiting to take you to your first accommodation. Depending on your arrival time, you can explore the city and prepare your bike and equipment. Just before dinner, you’ll be given a briefing about the days to come and dinner awaits you at a local restaurant.

Transfer

0:15 h

Ayre Gran
Hotel Colón 

DAY 2

Madrid to miraflores

The Adventure Begins Here…

Start at the center of Madrid, in Plaza del Sol, aside the km 0 landmark where all the roads leave from Madrid. Following some pedestrian streets and some parks (as the known Parque del Retiro), the route goes north circling the Anillo Verde, in the direction of the town Soto del Real. Cycling through beautiful golden fields away from the stress from the big city, the goal is to reach the Miraflores at 1.100 m of altitude in the  Guadarrama Mountain.

Cycling Distance

69 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.200 m

La  Muñequilla

DAY 3

Miraflores to Cercedilla

Exploring the “Cuenca Alta Manzanares Regional Park”

Leaving Miraflores de la Sierra, near the Guadalix River starts a nice uphill forest track between pines and oak trees. This day is marked by high mountain scenarios with strong possibilities of encountering horses, cattle and wild life. With nice tracks between small waterfalls and greenish hoods, long uphill sections and fun descents, this is a day to remember. The finish of a beautiful day in the mountains occurs with a long downhill and arrive in Cercedilla, with an impressive + 1.900 m overall ascent.

Cycling Distance

79 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.900 m

Luces del Poniente

DAY 4

Cercedilla to ávila

Ávila, Surrounded by walls

On this day, embark on an exhilarating gravel biking adventure from Cercedilla to Avila in a 105 km stage,  traversing the stunning landscapes of the Guadarrama mountain range. Feel the crisp mountain air as you pedal through picturesque trails, surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking views.  As you approach Ávila, the medieval charm of its ancient walls welcomes you to a destination steeped in stories. This gravel biking journey promises not just physical exertion, but a deep connection with nature and a sense of accomplishment as you reach the historic city of Ávila.

Cycling Distance

105 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.700 m

Palacio de Los Velada

DAY 5

Ávila to Barco D´Ávila

Today You´re going to enter gredos mountain range

Leaving from the medieval city of Ávila, descending by the streets along the ancient walls the direction is west, entering a forest track along the Rio Adaja. This is another day cycling on high mountain tracks, with the highest passage at 1.688 m at Sierra de Gredos Regional Park, which will provide you with wonderful and beautiful landscapes. This will be the longest stage with a distance of 124km, putting endurance capacity to the test. Finally, the route reaches Barco d’Ávila, a historical villa within this mountain range.

Cycling Distance

124 km

Elevation Gain

+ 2.000 m

Izán Puertade Gredos

DAY 6

Barco D´Ávila to La Alberca

Get Ready to Adventure

Today is a breathtaking gravel biking adventure from Barco D’Ávila to Alberca! As journey unfolds, you’ll traverse a diverse terrain, from charming cobblestone paths to winding dirt trails, offering a perfect blend of challenge and exhilaration. As you pedal, be prepared to be captivated by the ever-changing landscape – lush green meadows, dense forests, and quaint villages dotting the route. After 110 km, finally  you reach Alberca, for a rest in the end of your day.

Cycling Distance

110 km

Elevation Gain

+ 2.200 m

Abadia de Los Templários

DAY 7

La Alberca to Trevejo

The Beautiful Villages of the Countryside

In this stage of the tour and with almost half of the traverse completed it’s time to enjoy cycling through small villages, which seems to be stuck in the Middle Ages, still with a lot of the pure way of living. The Sierra da Gata offers nice tracks and astonishing photo opportunities during a nice day’s ride. We finish  the stage is in Trevejo.

Cycling Distance

112 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.800 m

Hospedaria Conventual Sierra de Gata

DAY 8

Trevejo to Manteigas

The Hidden Medieval Tresures of Portugal

Beautiful day through this region full of Portugal’s most iconic Historical Villages. Discover Sortelha, this amazing medieval village of granite with an impressive castle! Medieval stone roads and single tracks in valleys between villages will delight cyclists. Entry to the higher mountains of Portugal through beautiful forests and arriving in the picturesque village of Manteigas lying on a glacial valley! This is a great stage!

Cycling Distance

103 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1.900 m

Hotel Vila Galé S.Estrela

DAY 9

Departure

TIME GOES BY INCREDIBLY FAST WHEN YOUR HAVING FUN!

One of our guides will drop you up in a nearly train station (30km). We hope that the memories and experiences that we have created and shared stay with you forever. We trust you’ll be enchanted by this route and eagerly anticipate your return for the second week of this Epic cycling road adventure, culminating in the arrival at the renowned Roca Cape, the westernmost point of Europe!

Transfer

0:45 h