Castilla León walking & wine tour

Castilla León walking tour – Sepúlveda – Toro – Salamanca – Duero river – Madrid – Local producers – Wine – Ibérico ham – Cozy Hotels
Explore Castilla & León & “la buena vida” – the good life – in western Spain. Taste the secrets of the unique spanish Ibérico ham – the best ham in the world, the wines of what winelovers call new Spain, the beauty of Salamanca, charming villages Toro & Sepúlveda and the capital Madrid that never sleeps. A combo of walking tour, eating & drinking that will bring you a little closer to the soul of Spain.  (8 days/7 nights).

We had no doubt on signing up for another Bonito Norte tour – there ain´t anything like this out there…Mr. L. Andersson 2014

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Itinerary highlights
During 8 action-packed, yet stressless days we really let you in and introduce you to the soul of Spain. The ham, the wine, the villages, La Dehesa where the spanish bulls & ibérico pigs lead there lives, the capital Madrid and the beauty of unknown national reserve Arribes de Duero and the beauty of western Spanish gem Salamanca. As always we take you to locals, taste unknown sublime wines with enthisiastic wine makers, try goat cheese and just roll our eyes about how good life can be.

 

Day 1

Arrival to Madrid. Transfer on your own to the downtown hotel 4 **** . Meeting with guide and welcome dinner.  We start off with a traditional tasting menu with one of Madrids best chefs and highly rated tavernas.

Day 2

Transfer to Sepúlveda 1,5h transfer. Walking about 2 hours in the nature reserve Hoces the Duratón with one of Spain’s largest vulture colonies. Lunch? It can only be lamb in a clay oven! Check in to rural hotel. Dinner on your own.

Day 3

We continue northbound to soon reach one of the star wine apellations of Spain, D.O. Ribera de Duero where we leisure walk following the Duero river from Peñafiel. Wine activities, visit, tasting & lunch with a small terroir obsessed winery. Later we continue to the D.O. Toro and charming village of Toro where we stay overnight in 3 *** hotel. Visit, tasting and dinner with well pointed wine by wine-guru Robert Parker!

Day 4

Transfer to the nature reserve Arribes de Duero in Spain and the Douro International in Portugal … 2 names – same river! Wine tasting and microbrewery in one place with true entrepreneurs! Walking towards the village Fermoselle, the village with hundreds of bodegas under its buildings. Majestic settings, views and homy traditional restaurant lunch. Afternoon visit and tasting to a brave foreign woman making wine in Fermoselle. Check in, a short walk up to the castle to see the sunset before dinner.

Day 5

Transfer to World Heritage and perhaps Spain’s most beautiful city of Salamanca with check in at 3 *** hotel, city tour with guide, lunch on your own and free afternoon and evening.

Day 6

Day trip to ham city and D.O. for Ibérico ham Guijuelo, visit, tasting and early lunch. Then on to the villages Alberca & Mogarraz with appropiate leisure walk. A couple of real favorites in Spain! Tasting menu and modern farewell dinner in town.

Day 7

Transfer to Madrid 2h and a day off in Madrid.

Day 8

Transfer on your own to airport.

Getting here & transfers

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Madrid is the destination and the best airport for regular incoming international flights. Several regular air carriers and low cost companies operate to Barajas  airport from several European, American, African & Asian cities. Ask us for the best option!

 

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All bus and minibus transfers in Spain included. Mostly short transers around 1h. Longest transfer Arribes de Duero – Madrid 3h.
Hotels & meals
Some pictures from our selected hotels on this tour!

 

Comedor Casa Rural
Arribes de Duero day 6-8. A combination of several small houses where we enjoy the silence, the company of donkeys, the swimming pool and the homy dining room! A better base camp is hard to find and the hosts who also are official reserve guides and authors of several guide books of the area will make you feel just like home…

 

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 On this tour you will enjoy solid buffet breakfasts with bread, cereals, juice, coffe & tea, ham, eggs, cheese as well as local sweets to get ready for a day of walking. We will enjoy, taste and be able to get to know the secrets of the Ibérico ham and meet local goat cheese producers. Dinners will be a variety of traditional and modern spanish food based on excellent and fresh produce!

 

Activities on this tour

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Walking Level: Easy         Shortest/longest walk 7 km/12 km
Maximum climb 300m     Maximum descent 200m

 

In the mountains or through charming villages, our leisure walks to explore Castilla & León are always suited for all ages. As we have prepared written detailed itineraries and maps, you will be able to complete each route at your own pace. And if you still need an extra challenge we can provide you with some alternative extra kilometers to complete the physical activity of each day.

 

Recommended walking accesories : Walking poles, gore tex walking shoes/ low ancle boots, light ruck-sack for daily necessities.
wine greenNew Spain is a concept and attribute that has been applied to the up´n´coming D.O. appelations in Spain. We will find out more about and taste the dark and strong Toro wines, try the fruity and herbal D.O Rueda, getting to try old-vined wines from Arribes de Duero and much more…
local foodLocal producers of ham, cheese and jam will open up their homes and there handicraft work shops. We will  to see how young farmers and entrepreneurs can find their place in the sun.
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What´s included?

7 nights part in double room with breakfast

4 lunches + 4 dinners

All transfers in Spain

Spanish and European travel agency guarantees

Visits, tastings and activities according to program

Walking routes itineraries and maps

Travel documentation and useful information

Pricing & general Conditions

From 1.290,00€

(240,00€ single room additional fee)

Flight and means of transportation to Spain excluded

Cancellations, Amendments and Refunds Bonito Norte Viajes

 

Cancellation due to severe sickness, illness, death of close family or catastrophic events at home such as fire, flooding or else: Total refund of the whole Price.

Cancellation due to other reasons

Cancellations up to 7 days tour starting date, 75% refund

Cancellation from 6 days to 48 hours prior to tour start date, 50% refund

Cancellation of tour start date prior to 48h, non-refundable

Tour dates

Upcoming tours

 

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Castilla & León Ham, wine & walk @ Madrid, Sepúlveda, Toro, Salamanca, Arribes de Duero
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm
Castilla & León Ham, wine & walk @ Madrid, Sepúlveda, Toro, Salamanca, Arribes de Duero

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Castilla& León in September – October

Castilla y Leon has a mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters. The area within 40 km of this station is covered by croplands(88%), grasslands (8%), and shrublands (3%).

The month of September is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 25°C to 20°C over the course of the month, exceeding 29°C or dropping below 15°Conly one day in ten.

Over the course of September, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1:22 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of2.7 minutes.

The shortest day of the month is September 30 with 11:46 hours of daylight; the longest day isSeptember 1 with 13:09 hours of daylight.

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