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Canal of Castilla by Bike: Hydraulic Engineer Work of the 18th Century

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  • Choose to do it in 2, 3, 5 or 7 days
  • Level 1/3 - Available from April to July and September to October
  • Palencia, Frómista or Santa María de Mave
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • Choose to do it in 2, 3, 5 or 7 days
  • Level 1/3 - Available from April to July and September to October
  • Palencia, Frómista or Santa María de Mave
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • Mountain or Hybrid BikeThe route is mostly on unpaved roads, tracks, small roads with almost no traffic.
  • Self-Guided. Travel at your own pace and at your own rhythm.We will give you everything you need to pedal from one lodging to the next with ease.

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Details of the Canal de Castilla by bicycle

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

It is an artificial waterway 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 communication and transport waterway to solve the problem of isolation of the plateau to transport agricultural products of the region.

2 stages, weekend getaway in nature

3 stages, including visits and route of the castles.

5 stages, circular route from Palencia to Palencia

7 stages, part of the Eurovelo 1 and the three branches of the Canal de Castilla

Day 1: Arrival and accommodation at Frómista

Day 2: Frómista – Palencia 42km

Day 3: Palencia – Valladolid 51km

 

3 stages, including visits and route of the castles.

An online route suitable for all audiences, a total of 149 km. to be done in 3 stages.

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

We will be able to enjoy a visit and tasting in its winery and the following day we will visit the Wine Museum of Mucientes passing through Valladolid. But in the last stage from Valladolid to Medina de Rioseco, you can enjoy through the Route of the Castles to admire these fortified constructions such as Fuensaldaña.

 

Day 1: Arrival and accommodation at Frómista

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

Day 3: Cubillas de Santa Marta – Mucientes (Wine museum)

Day 4: Mucientes – Medina de Rioseco 37km

 

5 stages, circular route from Palencia to Palencia

Day 1: Arrival and accommodation at Palencia

Day 2: Palencia – Becerril de Campos 28km

Day 3: Becerril de Campos – Medina de Rioseco 65km

Day 4: Medina de Rioseco – Mucientes (Wine museum) 38km

Day 5: Mucientes – Cubillas de Santa Marta (Bodega) 40km

Day 6: Cubillas de Santa Marta – Palencia 29km

 

7 stages, part of the Eurovelo 1 and the three branches of the Canal de Castilla.

Day 1: Accomodation and arrival at Santa María de Mave 

Day 2: Santa María de Mave – Melgar de Fernamental 41km

Day 3: Melgar de Fernamental – Fromista 28km

Day 4: Fromista – Becerril de Campos 38km

Day 5: Becerril de Campos – Medina de Rioseco 65km

Day 6: Medina de Rioseco – Mucientes (Wine museum) 38km

Day 7: Mucientes – Cubillas de Santa Marta (Bodega) 40km

Day 8: Cubillas de Santa Marta – Palencia 29km

The price includes

  • Accommodation
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Tracks of the route for GPS
  • Visit to Frómista (only version 2 and 3 stages)
  • Documentation and road book of the trip
  • Visit to the Wine Museum (only in version 3, 5 and 7 stages)
  • Visit and tasting at a winery (only 3-stage version)
  • Briefing at the beginning of the route
  • Telephone assistance 09:00 – 18:00 

 

Optional services not included

  • Rental of traditional or electric bicycles (consult)
  • Transfers at the start (please consult)
  • Daily luggage transport between accommodations

What will you see in the Canal de Castilla by bike?

The shorter options or getaways are easy and ideal for families who want to do something different in the middle of nature.

The longer routes are a proposal that combines the EUROVELO 1 route with the Canal de Castilla by bicycle. Two of the main cycling routes in Spain. The Eurovelo 1 in the sections of Palencia and Valladolid together with the branches of the Canal de Castilla. All this designed to enjoy the history, Romanesque architecture, the Castilian plateau and wildlife that inhabits the banks of the canal.

  • The most important hydraulic engineering work in Spain in the 18th century.
  • Pedal through vineyards
  • Romanesque style heritage
  • Fortified buildings

Usual accommodations for the Canal de Castilla trip
The accommodations of this trip have been selected for their quality and location, as close as possible to the route. Always valuing the comfort when arriving with the bike and inspected by our team. They are 3-4 star hotels and rural tourism accommodation, always in private rooms with bathroom and good food!

I am only one person, can I still book?

Yes, you can book as a single traveler.

Is it possible to rent a bike?

Yes, this trip can be done with either your bike or ours. You can choose it during the booking process, hybrid or electric mountain bikes are available.

Is the daily luggage transfer between accommodations included?

Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You only have to leave it at the reception desk, and we will take care of everything. Normally it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.

Is it possible to cancel?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip free of charge so that you can travel within the same year, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks in advance.

And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following handling fees will apply:

– with more than 30 days, the management fees will be 20% of the amount of the trip.

– between 30 and 15 days, the handling fee will be 50% of the amount of the trip.

– with less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.

In order to have more flexibility, we recommend taking out travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance. Check with us the conditions. Please note that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

Are there roads?

Practically the entire trip is on Vias Verdes, tracks or asphalt roads. If you make the stage to Valencia, there are a few kilometers of link that are made by road where you should drive with caution.

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