Cycling the Paradors of Extremadura

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Cycling the Paradors of Extremadura

  • Cycle the historic lands of Conquistador Explorers
  • End each day in luxury at a Parador Hotel
  • Ride across the ancient Roman ‘Ruta de la Plata’
  • Visit Trujillo Castle, home of the Casterly Rock in Game of Thrones
  • The UNESCO city of Caceres
Cycle the rise and fall of Spain's historic 'Golden Era'. Spend each night in luxury Parador Hotels, lovingly restored medieval palaces, castles and convents. Extremadura, Land of Conquistador explorers, boasts a wealth of perfectly preserved medieval towns, taking you back in time to the region's 16th-century heyday. From the palace of Parador Oropesa, you'll ride across rich agricultural lands and via sections of the ancient' Ruta de la Plata' to the 12th-century walled market town and Moorish ruins of Plasencia. Cycle through the wonderful sounds of birdlife in Monfrague National Park, leading to the architectural splendours of Trujillo. Home to explorer Francisco Pizarro and Trujillo Castle, the location used for Game of Thrones Casterly Rock, you will get to spend two nights here to explore this town. The final section of the trip ends in the UNESCO town of Caceres, staying in a Renaissance palace in the heart of the old quarter. This is a lovely way to complete this explorer's adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Oropesa Day 2 Oropesa to Jarandilla de la Vera 42 miles / 67 km Day 3 Jarandilla de la Vera to Plasencia 43 miles / 69 km Day 4 Plasencia to Monfrague 26 miles / 52 km Day 5 Monfrague to Trujillo 31 miles / 49 km Day 6 Circular ride from Trujillo; optional rest day 38 miles / 60 km Day 7 Trujillo to Caceres 35 miles / 55 km Day 8 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 4kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 4kg is equivalent to 2.5 avocados.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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