Walking Holidays in Spain - Mainland - Segovia - Short Break Walks


Holiday Highlights
  • Discover the natural beauty and wildlife of one of Spain’s best kept secrets
  • Warm terracotta hues radiate from the illustrious buildings of Segovia City


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Our Segovia Short Break begins in the historic city of Segovia itself where you can enjoy our carefully thought-out self-guided itinerary (time dependent) allowing you the chance to explore this intriguing city to its fullest extent. Your first walk takes you along a beautiful riverside path which links two beautiful towns, followed by a stunning woodland walk leading you to scenic waterfalls. You can also visit the Royal Palace & Gardens of La Granja as you stroll along the Palace Walls.

The Area

Discover the natural beauty and wildlife of one of central Spain’s best kept secrets. Within the intriguing city of Segovia, you will encounter warm terracotta hues radiating from the illustrious historic buildings, all neatly set against the backdrop of the striking Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains which you will soon explore. The medieval villages you pass through are all of great interest, most noted for their fascinating history and traditional hearty Castilian cuisine – just what you need after a long day walking! The beautiful city of Segovia is renowned for its Roman ‘grandeur’ and unique preservation of such legendary monuments within the heart of such a vibrant modern city.

Such monuments include the soaring Aqueduct of Segovia which is the defining historical feature of the city and is truly a sight to behold. The Royal Palace known as Alcazar of Segovia (which was interestingly Walt Disney’s inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle) and Segovia Cathedral are both considered masterpieces of Basque-Castilian Gothic architecture; their impressive structures are rich in distinctive history and unique aura.   

Day 1: You take the train from Madrid to Segovia where you will be collected and transferred to your first hotel.

If your flight arrives early enough, we have prepared an exciting Segovia City itinerary for a suggested ‘self-guided’ walking route which takes in many of the most popular visitor destinations, as well as some that are somewhat lesser known.Overnight Segovia.

Day 2: You will be collected from your hotel and transferred to La Granja where you begin a circular walk from your hotel. Your walk today takes you on a beautiful riverside path linking the two towns of La Granja and Valsain. Overnight La Granja de San Ildefonso.

Ascent: 190m. Descent: 190m. Distance: 10.5 miles. Time: 4.25 hours.

Day 3: Another circular walk today taking you to the scenic El Chorro Waterfalls. You will walk across town and up through oak woods to the base of the falls, continue by climbing above the falls and returning along a lovely woodland path the Palace Walls. As todays walk is quite short, you should have enough time to explore the Royal Palace and Gardens in El Granja should you wish. Overnight La Granja de San Ildefonso.

Ascent: 400m. Descent: 400m. Distance: 6.5 miles. Time:  3 hours.

Day 4: You will be collected and transferred to Segovia station where you take the train back to Madrid.

Hotel Casa Mudejar, Segovia

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Your first night is spent in the historic city of Segovia itself. This 15th century building was turned into a Hotel & Spa in 2005 and once inside you can enjoy many amazing works of art including beautiful 15th century Mudéjar moulded ceilings. Their restaurant specialises in high quality Castilian cuisine where you’ll find traditional dishes with a modern take. The Spa is located in a restored archaeological site where you will find remains of an old Roman house, walls and medieval arches interspersed with the Spa facilities which include a sauna, steam room, swimming pool and massage services. 

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, air conditioning, mini-safe, and private bathroom with WC, shower and hairdryer.

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Hotel Roma, La Granja de San Ildenfonso

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Built in the 19th century this comfortable hotel is located next to the entrance of the stunning Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildenfonso (Real Sitio). La Granja sits at a pleasant crossroads with the Sierra de Guadarrama surrounded by beautiful pine and oak forests between a labyrinth of streams and springs. All 16 rooms are elegantly decorated to suit the charming atmosphere.  You can enjoy traditional cuisine at the hotels’ delightful restaurant.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, air conditioning, and private bathroom with WC, shower and hairdryer. 

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Parador, La Granja

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The Royal Residence of La Granja is a beautiful small town just 11km from Segovia, at the foot of the Central System mountain chain. La Granja boasts a spectacular Parador housed in the Casa de los Infantes (House of the Infantes), built by Charles III in the 18th century. At the Parador you will also be able to take advantage of the on-site spa. You can enjoy regional dishes in the restaurant whilst delightful in the wonderful views.The Royal Residence of La Granja is a beautiful small town just 11 kilometers from Segovia, at the foot of the Central System mountain chain. La Granja boasts a spectacular Parador housed in the Casa de los Infantes (House of the Infantes), built by Charles III in the 18th century. At the Parador you will also be able to take advantage of the on-site spa. You can enjoy regional dishes in the restaurant whilst delightful in the wonderful views.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, air conditioning, and private bathroom with WC, shower and hairdryer. 

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Availability Information

This trip is available from April to October; we would recommend May, June, September & October as the best months to visit due the high temperatures in July & August.  

Please note our best to go information is generally referring to the walking which may fall in the early or late season in some places. This may mean that not all tourist facilities will be open at the time you visit. 

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