Length: Approx. 647 km
Provinces included: Salamanca, Ávila,Segovia, Soria,Burgos
Total ascent: 8,591 m
Total descent: 8,654 m
Maximum altitude: 1,445 m
- Minimum altitude: 778 m
This route, which connects the provincial capitals of Burgos, Soria, Segovia, Ávila and Salamanca, stands out for its vast cultural richness, with five UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 406 Sites of Cultural Interest. Taking this cycle route, which crosses the south of Castilla y León from east to west, you will travel along historic routes such as the Teresiana Route and livestock trails such as the Cañada Real Soriana Occidental.
At the push of a pedal, you can discover unique cities such as Burgos, whose cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the natural beauty of Soria, as well as the impressive Burgo de Osma, Caracena and the extraordinary juniper groves of Calatañazor. You will eventually reach Ayllón and Riaza, close to the peaks of the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.
Discover the majesty of the town of Real Sitio de San Ildefonso, near Segovia, then cycle past the great walls of Ávila, the city in which Saint Teresa of Jesús was born and in which you can still find her family home. In Ávila, you can also visit the church, the relic room and the museum. Farther on, in Alba de Tormes, you will find Saint Teresa’s tomb and, along the rest of the route, you will feel her presence in towns where the convents she founded were established. This journey’s end will bring you to your goal: Salamanca, a World Heritage City.
This route is fully signposted (IMBA España).