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Spanish Greenways Magic Tour
L'Associazione Spagnola Vias Verdes in collaborazione con la Fondazione delle Ferrovie Spagnole organizza dal 4 al 20 ottobre 2002 lo Spanish Greenways Magic Tour 2002
2 settimane in bici attraverso 11 "vie verdi", linee ferroviarie dismesse e riconvertite al cicloturismo. Un modo diverso per scoprire la Spagna e visitare città come Mérida, Siviglia, Granada, Barcellona, Girona, Tudela, Bilbao, Gijón e Oviedo.
In tutto 350 km attraverso splendide valli, imponenti viadotti con oltre un secolo di vita, tunnel che hanno visto passare molti treni e oggi aspettano nuove avventure: un'esperienza indimenticabile!
Il prezzo totale è di 2200 euro compreso vitto e alloggio in hotel, guide, assistenza tecnica, ingresso ai musei.
E' possibile una partecipazione parziale
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Di seguito i dettagli del programma (in inglese)


Autumn Tour : 4th - 18th October 2002

During October 2002 and after the great success of latest editions celebrated since 2000, once again you can discover the magic and diversity of the Spanish Greenways.

Two weeks by bicycle along 11 wonderful Greenways selected for their variety and charming following old railway lines recovered for cyclotourism. A different way (easy and safe itineraries largely away from car traffic with barely noticeable slopes) to travel along a special country with an extraordinary scenery and culture. With accommodation in very exceptional locations and visits (some of them by bicycle as well) to significant cities as Mérida, Seville, Granada, Barcelona, Girona, Tudela, Bilbao, Gijón and Oviedo.

A total of more than 350 km through amazing valleys and mountains, impressive bridges and viaducts more than a hundred years old, mysterious tunnels that once let the trains passing through and now await the new adventurers. An unforgettable experience to meet an unknown reality and fantastic.

(4th - 18th October 2002)

Friday 4th Reception in Madrid by the Spanish Railway Foundation co-ordinating body of the Spanish Greenways programme. Hotel in Madrid.
Saturday 5th Jara Greenway. 45 km of permanent descent following a wild countryside from the Toledo Mountains to the Tajo Valley. Typical dinner and overnight stay in the historic town of Trujillo (Extremadura Region).
Sunday 6th Visit to Mérida and free evening in Sevilla, the great capital of Arabic culture and Andalusia. Visit to the Barrio de Santa Cruz, typical dinner and hotel in Seville.
Monday 7th Sierra Greenway. 36 km route along the Guadalete River and through the unique Zaframagón Vulture Reserve. Picnic lunch in Coripe. Visit the castle and overnight stay in the former train Station of Olvera, now renovated as hotel.
Tuesday 8th Olive Oil Greenway. 48 km route descending up crossing an imposing countryside of olive trees and impressive metal viaducts from the 19th Century. Stay in Granada.
Wednesday 9th Visit to Granada, the city of the Alhambra, the Arabic palace par excellence. Evening free in Granada. A ride on the Sleeper (train) as far as Barcelona. Dinner aboard.
Thursday 10th Visit to Barcelona, with a bicycle trip along the Ramblas, around the marvellous Gothic City and the Old Port. Overnight stay in Girona.
Friday 11th Carrilet Greenway. 54 km of descent from Pyrenees foothills to the outstanding medieval city of Girona. Visit to Girona and hotel in the city.
Saturday 12th Girona-Costa Brava Greenway. 23 km descending until the Sant Feliú de Guixols beaches.  Come back to Barcelona and travel by train to Tudela (Navarra). Night in Tudela.
Sunday 13th Tarazonica Greenway. 22 km among monumental cities from Tudela and Tarazona (Aragón) including visit to Tulebras Monastery. Coach trip to Préjano Greenway, 13 km along cultivated plaints of fruit and landscape to the prehistoric footsteps of Préjano and Arnedillo Spa (possibility of treatment baths). Overnight stay in the Spa.
Monday 14th Plazaola Greenway. 31 km descending route which follows the marvellous valley of the River Leitzarán, one of the most beautiful areas of the Basque Country, close to San Sebastian. Overnight stay in Bilbao.
Tuesday 15th Bilbao. Visit to the Guggenheim Museum and free time in the city. Coach trip to Santander with a dinner in the Fishermen's Port. Hotel in Santander.
Wednesday 16th Pas Greenway. 34 km route enjoying the Cantabrian mountains and the Peña Cabarga Natural Park. Evening and overnight stay in Gijón.
Thursday 17th Oso Greenway 34 km route descending by the unbelievable old mining railway of Teverga, discovering its gorges and tunnels. Lunch at typical sidrería and trip to La Camocha Greenway (9 Km), to arrive until Oviedo. Farewell dinner and return by Sleeper (train) to Madrid.
Friday 18th Arrival to Madrid an End of the Tour.

Full rates include: Double-room accommodation for the whole trip (14 nights), lunches (except 9th in Granada and 15th in Bilbao),  dinners (except 11th in Girona and 16th in Gijón), transport by train and coach journeys, bicycles transport, guide (in Spanish and English), technical support (with a prop van), comprehensive accident insurance and museum and monuments tickets offered. Tax Included.

Global Price: 2.200 euros. (There is a supplement of 275 euros for single-room accommodation). Possibility of partial tours with a minimum four-day trip, such as:

Option A: From the Toledo Mountains to the Alhambra.
Friday 4th (Madrid) - Wednesday 9th (Granada) 4 1/2 days, 5 nights.
Jara, Sierra and Olive Oil Greenways. Visits to Trujillo, Mérida, Seville, Olvera and Ronda.
575 euros. (there is a supplement of 76 euros for single-room accommodation).

Option B: Andalusian and Catalonian Greenways.
Sunday 6th (Seville) - Saturday 12th (Barcelona) 6 days, 7 nights. Sierra, Olive Oil, Carrilet and Girona-Costa Brava Greenways. Visits to Olvera, Granada, Barcelona and Girona.
745 euros. (there is a supplement of 125 euros for single-room accommodation)

Option C: From Barcelona to Oviedo along La Rioja and Cantabria.
Saturday 12th (Barcelona) - Friday 18th (Madrid) 6 days, 7 nights. Tarazonica, Préjano, Plazaola, Pas, Oso and Fuso Greenways. Visits to Tarazona, Tudela, Arnedillo Spa, Bilbao, Santander, Gijón and Oviedo.
825 euros. (there is a supplement of 107 euros for single-room accommodation).

Reduction of 10% for bookings made before 15th July of 2002.
This Tour will be carried out with a minimum of 15 participants.

Further information:
Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles / Spanish Railways Foundation
Telf: (34) 91 151 10 64 / 63 / 62.  Fax: (34) 91 528 09 86.

Travel Agencie colaborator:  TURISFERR VIAJES.
Agencia C.I.C.MA- 1147

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