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Greenway of the Sierra de la Demanda

The heritage of Burgos and the charm of the Sierra de la Demanda

Experience type

Culture & nature

Duration

4 days & 3 nights

Location

Burgos and the Sierra de la Demanda

Price 495€ (*)

The mining railroad of the Sierra de la Demanda was built in the last years of the nineteenth century and barely worked until 1904. Perhaps its railway life was short, but its roads are still traveled nowadays and take us into a large territory, full of nature.

The Greenway of the Sierra de la Demanda runs through the heart of this area, with mountain landscapes and charming villages. Our itinerary will start in the monumental city of Burgos and go back in time visiting the Archaeological Site of Atapuerca, declared a UNESCO cultural heritage site.

We will live great moments in the deposits of Sima del Elefante, Galería and Gran Dolina; and we will enjoy the best of the local gastronomy in the taverns of the city, the final stage of the Camino de Santiago.

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ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Burgos

Upon your arrival in Burgos, we will begin our adventure tasting the best of the local gastronomy in one of the traditional restaurants of the city. After a good rest, we will go to the Museum of Evolution, where we will talk about the history and secrets of human evolution. It will serve us as an introduction for our next day’s visit to the Atapuerca Archaeological. In the afternoon, our host will guide us through the city’s old quarter, getting to know its most representative and historic buildings, including the Cathedral, Plaza Mayor and Puerta de Santa María. We will also visit the most important street in Burgos, a pilgrimage route to Santiago. We will have dinner at a traditional food restaurant. Accommodation.

DAY 2 -Atapuerca and the start of the Greenway

We will head to the Archaeological Site of Atapuerca, a few kilometers from Burgos, a place declared as cultural heritage by the UNESCO thanks to its archaeo-paleontological remains. In there, we will visit the deposits of the Sima del Elefante, the Gallery and the Gran Dolina. After the visit, we will continue to the Arlazón Station to begin our journey through the Greenway of the Sierra de la Demanda, an area full of forests of oaks and pines, and other open spaces in which livestock is the main character.

At km 12, in a place known as Alto de la Resalada, we will see a set of lagoons created by the embalming of water generated by the construction of the railway. We will stop in Urrez to enjoy a good meal before continuing to Pineda de la Sierra, in the heart of the Sierra de la Demanda, where the road meets the Arlanzón River. In this picturesque town, we can see typical mountain houses and the Romanesque church of San Esteban. This will be the end of our first stage on the road.

DAY 3 - Pineda de la Sierra - Monterrubio de la Demanda

We will start our journey to Riocavado de la Sierra, admiring the picturesque landscapes that the Sierra de la Demanda offers us. At km 50, we will find Bezares, where we will make a stop before continuing to Monterrubio de la Demanda, the end of our adventure through the greenway. Rest time before returning by car to Arlazón, where we will eat at a restaurant in the area. In the afternoon, we will visit a traditional cheese-making factory, where we will be able to learn about the artisanal process of “Queso de Burgos” or fresh cheese. Return to Burgos.

DAY 4 - Burgos

Depending on our return schedule, we will have free time to enjoy the city at our leisure, or if you wish, continue your trip with extensions to the wineries of Logroño or the old town of Bilbao.

CONDITIONS

Price: 495€ (*)

 

SERVICES INCLUDED: transfers, lodging in half board (water and wine in meals). Activities indicated. Rental of bicycles Tickets and visits to monuments. Basic travel assistance insurance and local taxes.

 

(*) SERVICES NOT INCLUDED: alcoholic beverages. Tips Any service not specifically indicated in the section of services included, will be considered as a service NOT included.

 

OPTIONAL: transfer of the vehicle to the indicated point of arrival. Extensions to Bilbao and Logroño.

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