The Mountains of Madrid
9 Days Self-Drive Program
Along a Circular rote in Central Spain
Central Spain & The Mountains of Madrid
Madrid, capital of Spain since 1561, offers a multitude of surprises to its visitors: hidden squares evoke its imperial past, baroque churches and palaces abound, and the famous Prado Museum is sure to impress. Less than an hour away is Toledo, an evocative mirror reflecting the glory of a country through which have passed innumerable cultures and civilizations from all shores of the Mediterranean.
Madrid is one of the highest capitals in Europe, 600 meters above sea level. Our best plan for you will be to head north of Madrid to the province of Segovia and the area of Riaza and Lozoya where you should stop for the first two nights. Following west across the Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama and its mountains, visit a winery of Ribera del Duero area, listen to the Gregorian chants in Silos are some of the activities you can enjoy before Segovia. You could leave the car the next whole day and walk around the city taking any of the hikes around and walk up its medieval city to its castle, the Alcazar. Just across the mountains and back in the province of Madrid you must stop at El Escorial to visit its monastery and enjoy a walk through its old town. Next stop, the medieval city of Avila and its impressive medieval walls before driving up the Sierra de Gredos where you will spend the next two nights. Your last two nights will be in Toledo. A wonderful 9-day program around the province of Madrid!
In addition to this formidable engineering feat, Segovia possesses one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe and the last gothic cathedral built on the peninsula. If Segovia has the last, Avila has the first. Not far from the site of its solid Romanesque cathedral, Santa Theresa, reformer and writer was born. Avila, with its dozens of renaissance palaces and churches, defies time and seems content to be contained within its almost 2-mile long, 11th century walls.
The initial price includes the rental car for 9 days and 8 nights accommodation. All Taxes (VAT) Included
If you are planning to drive through this area and you are interested in our preliminary program and quote, please contact us so we will provide you shortly with a final itinerary including our suggested ted accommodations, things to do, route, prices and terms
Best Time to Visit:
From March to November. But the months of May, June and September are our fav.
€ 850(*) The prices are per person based on a double/twin room.
- Our most popular itineraries for exploring the great cities of Spain connected by High Roads.
- Ideal for individuals, families and small groups
- Flexibility in scheduling and budget
- We can book all your transportation and accommodations
- We can provide expert guides in each city you visit
- We can adjust or expand tours to meet your needs
We are experts at finding the perfect lodgings to meet your needs, from luxury hotels to stays in apartments, historic buildings, bed and breakfasts and ancient farmhouses. On our web site, we list some of our favourite places to stay. Prices vary according to season. Accommodation bookings are provided as part of our custom travel packages. We can also make a la carte reservations for multi-day stays.
- 9 days of car rental.
- 8 nights of accommodation in charming hotels during the package.
- Personal attention and information of what goes on each city (music, restaurants and local tapas bars and taverns).
- 24 hours of assistance during your stay.
- (*) Optional Private guided Tour with our Insider at an extra fee.
(*) Booking Conditions:
Please use our Custom Travel Form to share your travel needs with us. The more detail you provide, the closer we can come to creating the perfect trip. Once we receive your initial travel information we will respond to you within two working days with a suggested itinerary, tours and accommodations, along with a quote for the total cost. We'll continue to work with you as needed until you agree that you have the perfect trip. In most cases, at that time, we will ask for a 25% deposit by credit card or wire transfer and will begin making all reservations.Full payment is due 15 days before your arrival, either by credit card or wire transfer.
(*) Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel at least 15 days before your scheduled arrival, we will refund 40% of the deposit. If you cancel less than 15 days before your scheduled arrival we cannot refund the deposit. If you have already paid in full, we will provide a refund minus the deposit.