Secret Trails of Medieval Spain

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4.5 Based on 24 Reviews
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  • Trekking
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Covarrubias, Spain
  • Ends Covarrubias, Spain
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  • Follow historic pilgrim routesEnjoy impressive gorges and spectacular sceneryStay in a familyrun hotel based in a traditional historic villageWalk a quiet section of the renowned Camino de SantiagoExplore the city of Burgos with its impressive Gothic Cathedral
The Secret Trails of Medieval Spain tour starts and ends in Covarrubias. The Secret Trails of Medieval Spain is a trekking tour that takes 8 days taking you through Covarrubias, Spain and other destinations in Spain.

The undiscovered lands of Old Castile, one of the historic medieval kingdoms of Spain, encompass an incredibly varied landscape where high plains and fertile valleys alternate with rugged hills, dramatic 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 medieval heritage and enjoy the typical warm Spanish hospitality.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 24 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On May 20 2019
5 - Excellent
Deep Spain
“I've been on walking holidays in Spain before but I don't think I've ever felt the country's essence quite as much as I did here. The base is a wonderful medieval village full of half-timbered houses where even the tourists are mostly Spanish, and the local saint's day is celebrated with bonfires, barbecues and dancing in the streets. The walks mostly leave from the hotel, are well-paced and lead to spectacular views. The hotel overlooks a leafy square next to the church: the owners don't speak English but are very generous with food and drink and always ready to help. It all added up to an excellent holiday.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 23 2018
5 - Excellent
Secret trails of Medieval Spain
“A very enjoyable trip because all the walks were excellent and because so much was arranged for us to do after the walks that informed us of the area we were in. I did not know rural Spain and this trip made me want to know more.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 20 2018
4 - Very Good
Quiet walks in Spanish countryside
“Gentle walks in extremely quiet Spanish countryside with fantastic views from some of the ridges.Mostly flat with occasional climbs that varied between long but gentle or a few minutes ascent and then flat again .”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 27 2018
5 - Excellent
A beautiful place full of little treasures
“A week of great walks, in a beautiful, and fabulously quiet place, what more could you want! Lets face it, it's always exciting, but also a little nerve wracking, setting off on a trip to meet a random group of people you've never met before, in a place you've never been. But this trip was absolutely lovely, a great group of ten people and an excellent tour leader. The walks were really beautiful (even the couple in the rain), and thanks to our very dedicated tour leader we had lots of additional activities and opportunities, allowing us all to get the most from our trip. The hotel was in one of the traditional buildings and the rooms were great and added to the atmosphere of staying in the beautiful village of Covarrubias.”
  • Day 1: Start Covarrubias.
  • Day 2: Circular walk in the Valles de Ura, home to numerous species of local flora and fauna.
  • Day 3: Walk the GR82 from Retuerta to Santo Domingo, stopping at an iconic filming location from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly".
  • Day 4: Walk from San Juan de Ortega to Burgos on the world-renowned Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.
  • Day 5: Walk through vineyards and beautiful valleys to 'The Three Villages', three remote and primitive settlements.
  • Day 6: Free day to relax or visit the cathedral city of Burgos and its many attractions.
  • Day 7: Walk along the crest of the Sierra de las Mamblas for stunning panoramic views.
  • Day 8: End Covarrubias.
  • 7 nights in a traditional Spanish family-run hotel5 days centre-based walking; 1 free dayGroup normally 5 to 16 plus UK leader. Min age 16 yrsAltitude maximum 1278m, average 1000m  ,All breakfasts and 7 dinnersAll accommodationTransfer for group flights 
  • 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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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Secret Trails of Medieval Spain tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 29 September 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 29 September 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

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.


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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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