Secret Trails of Medieval Spain

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Covarrubias, Spain
  • Ends Covarrubias , Spain
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Follow historic pilgrim routes
  • Enjoy impressive gorges and spectacular scenery
  • Stay in a familyrun hotel based in a traditional historic village
  • Explore the city of Burgos with its impressive Gothic Cathedral on your free day
Start and end in Covarrubias, the trip Secret Trails Of Medieval Spain is a guided trekking tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Covarrubias in Spain. Secret Trails Of Medieval Spain is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

The undiscovered lands of Old Castile, one of the historic mediaeval kingdoms of Spain, encompass an incredibly varied landscape where high plains and fertile valleys alternate with rugged hills, dramatic windy ridges and deep wooded gorges. Here, in the heart of the nation's gone but remembered glory and power, we venture on a fantastic journey during which we walk secret pilgrims’ routes, explore rich mediaeval heritage and enjoy the typical warm Spanish hospitality.
Customer reviews
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 19 reviews
TSR161015: Secret Trails of Medieval Spain
2 - Poor
“The trip did not get off to a good start as contrary to the joining instructions, there was no one to meet us at Madrid airport. (Flights had been booked through Exodus). Eventually we had to telephone the Exodus office in the UK and the guide who had been waiting at a different terminal did meet us.
Covarrubias is a pretty medieval town which was unfortunately mostly closed as the season appeared over. The hotel was pleasant, the staff very friendly and the evening meals very good. The packed lunches were at best average. The first two days walks were disappointing and returned early afternoon. The last three days walks were much better, covering a variety of terrain and offering lovely views. The guide was enthusiastic but it was the first time she had led this trip. The 2+ hour return trip by bus to the airport was not accompanied by an Exodus representative (or English and Spanish speaker) but fortunately no problems were encountered.”
A great trip led by a great leader!
5 - Excellent
“Signed up for this with a friend - our first walking holiday with Exodus and we weren't disappointed! Based out of Covarrubias, a picturesque and characterful town 2hrs north of Madrid - an undiscovered gem off the usual tourist route. 5 days of walking and each day was different, striking off in a different direction each morning. The terrain was varied and we had some fantastic views! Our leader Emily was wonderful - the perfect combination of enthusiasm and professionalism, and so full of knowledge about the local area and the walks themselves. Our day off trip to nearby Burgos was also a pleasant surprise - plenty to see for those culturally/ religiously inclined (famous cathedral and spotting Camino pilgrims) as well as modern evolution museum that far surpassed expectations. Would highly recommend this for all ages - the name of the trip implies a more historic trip - and while there was certainly plenty of history, the emphasis was most definitely on the hikes themselves.”
Secret trails of medieval Spain
5 - Excellent
“The area around Covarrubias is lovely for walking, enough ups and downs to keep it interesting with lovely views and amazing wildlife. We saw griffin vultures on the cliffs and circling above us, windflowers in the meadows and swifts and house martins flying round the village. The hotel is excellent with plenty of food at breakfast and dinner and a varied menu. I don't eat red meat and there was plenty of fish and vegetables at each meal. We made our own lunches each day with food from the local bakery and supermarket.”
the Secret Trails of Medieval Spain
5 - Excellent
“The best Exodus walking trip I have done. We were a small group with a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic leader. By the end of the week (if not before) it felt like we belonged in Corruvabias and had known each other for a long time. This trip is a chance to explore a not very visited part of Spain, with a ton of local history, scenic surprises around almost every corner and an opportunity to mingle with Spanish local people. There is also the modern day history of 'The Camino' present locally and in particular in Burgos, where 'pilgrims' gather in cafes and in the wonderful Cathedral.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Covarrubias.
  • Day 2: Circular walk in the Valles de Ura, home to numerous species of local flora and fauna.
  • Day 3: Full-day circular walk: ascend the Sierra de las Mamblas and circle the distinctive Muela mountain.
  • Day 4: Beautiful walk from Rio Arlanza to Santo Domingo de Silos; visit the beautiful Benedictine monastery.
  • Day 5: Walk through vineyards and beautiful valleys to the 'The Three Villages', three remote and primitive settlements.
  • Day 6: Free day to relax or visit cathedral city of Burgos and its many sights.
  • Day 7: Walk along the crest of the Sierra de las Mamblas for stunning panoramic views.
  • Day 8: End Covarrubias.
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in a traditional Spanish family-run hotel , All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts and 7 dinners
Transport
  • Transfer for group flights  
Others
  • 5 days centre-based walking; 1 free day
  • Group normally 4 to 16 plus UK leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • Altitude maximum 1278m, average 1000m  
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Covarrubias are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Secret Trails of Medieval Spain tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit of 135 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 24 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Secret Trails of Medieval Spain tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Secret Trails of Medieval Spain tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Secret Trails of Medieval Spain tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.
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