Canal of Castilla by bike, hydraulic engineering work of the s. XVIII

Details of the trip through the Canal de Castilla by bicycle
  • Mountain bike or hybrid
  • Easy
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • 149km / 93km, flat

The Canal de Castilla by bike is one of the most important cycling routes in the country.

It is an artificial channel that runs through part of the provinces of Burgos, Palencia and Valladolid. It was one of the most important hydraulic engineering works in Spain, built between the 18th and 19th centuries. It was built as a waterway for communication and transportation to solve the problem of isolation of the plateau to transport agricultural products from the region.

An easy getaway ideal for families who want to do something different in the middle of nature.

Choose to do it in 2 or 3 stages.

Start of the trip: Canal of Castilla by bike

The journey begins in Frómista.


In 3 stages, it ends in Medina de Rioseco.
In 2 stages, in Valladolid.

Places you’ll see

Depending on the stages chosen: Cubillas de Santa Marta, Mucientes, Medina de Rioseco, Palencia and Valladolid.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Track of the route for GPS
  • Briefing prior to the start of the route
  • Luggage transport between accommodations
  • Visit to Frómista
  • Visit to the Wine Museum (only in 3-stage version)
  • Visit and tasting at the winery (only in 3-stage version)
  • Road assistance telephone
  • Souvenir bag when finished
  • Activity insurance
  • Travel documentation


  • Bike rental (consult)
  • Electric bike rental (consult)
  • Transfers at the beginning (consult)
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What will you see riding through Canal of Castilla by bike?
  • The most important hydraulic engineering work in Spain from the 18th century
  • Pedal through vineyards
  • Romanesque style heritage
  • Fortified buildings

Itinerary of Canal of Castilla by bike

You can choose to do the trip in 2 or 3 stages:

-2-     -3-

2 stages, weekend getaway in nature
Recorrido Canal de Castilla 2 etapas

A smooth route in line and completely flat, suitable for all audiences, of a total of 93 km. To be done in 2 stages through dirt and gravel tracks in good condition.

It starts from Frómista, where we will discover the great Romanesque style heritage that this town treasures, to reach Palencia following the course of the North branch of the Castilla Canal and link with the South branch of the Canal to end at the Valladolid dock.

Day 1: Accommodation in FrómistaArrival at Frómista

Day 2: Frómista – Palencia42km

Day 3: Palencia – Valladolid51km

3 stages, includes visits and route of the Castles
Recorrido Canal de Castilla 3 etapas

A route suitable for all audiences, of a total of 149 km. to be carried out in 3 stages.

Following the path of the Canal de Castilla from Frómista to Palencia, you arrive at Cubillas de Santa Marta, a municipality enologically attached to the Cigales Designation of Origin.

We will be able to enjoy a visit and tasting in its winery and the next day a visit to the Mucientes Wine Museum passing through Valladolid. From Valladolid to Medina de Rioseco, through the Route of the Castles to admire these fortified buildings such as the one in Fuensaldaña.

Day 1: Accommodation in FrómistaArrival at Frómista

Day 2: Frómista – Cubillas de Santa Marta (Wine cellar)73 km

Day 3: Cubillas de Santa Marta – Mucientes (Wine Museum)39 km

Day 4: Mucientes – Medina de Rioseco37 km

Where you will stay

The accommodation of the Canal de Castilla by bicycle will be in Hostels or Rural Hotels, with private bathroom, in half board (dinner and breakfast). They have been selected for their quality and location.