12 May 2021

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Cycle touring and cycling routes in Frómista

If you want to enjoy cycling in Palencia, Frómista is an ideal starting point. There are several options for bike routes, we tell you our favorites: the path that goes along the Canal de Castilla and the Camino de Santiago. You have several options to go through them:

  • You can bring your bike and use our Bikefriendly space to store and set up your bike.
  • You can rent one of our Giant MTB bikes and ride the route on your own. We will make some recommendations of the best options depending on the weather.
  • You can contact Sendalibre and let them organize everything for you! You will be able to go through the Canal de Castilla staying in different hotels, among them, ours. You can check the complete route of the Canal at this link


Cycling in the Canal de Castilla


Cycle at your own pace, enjoy slow cycling


canal de castilla by bike


You can leave the Eco Hotel Doña Mayor and head towards the locks of the Canal de Castilla in Frómista (1km from the eco hotel). There, you can choose whether you prefer to cycle north, towards the source of the Canal in Alar del Rey, or south, following the course of the water towards the Campos or South branches. This route is very easy to follow, as it has no slope and is signposted, so it is suitable for everyone. You can walk as many kilometers as you like and then return by the same route.






Organized trip along the Canal with Sendalibre Cycling & Tours



Our travel agency specialized in cyclotourism offers you several possibilities of trips along the Canal de Castilla, adapting to your needs. These are some of the options offered:


1) Weekend of cyclotourism in the Canal de Castilla



Two bike routes, route of your choice:

  • Option 1: Frómista - Palencia & Palencia - Valladolid
  • Option 2: Frómista - Becerril de Campos & Becerril de Campos - Abarca de Campos


The routes run along dirt tracks in good condition along the Canal de Castilla. These are routes of great beauty in a natural environment that cross Tierra de Campos, with visits to beautiful villages, steeped in history and monuments. The landscape becomes flat, turning into a sea of golden cereals in the summer.




2) Three days on the Canal de Castilla - Fortresses and vineyards


canal de castilla by bike

Three bike routes:

  • Day 1: Frómista - Cubillas de Santa Marta
  • Day 2: Cubillas de Santa Marta - Mucientes
  • Day 3: Mucientes - Medina de Rioseco


Following the Canal de Castilla path from Frómista, through Tierra de Campos and crossing the city of Palencia, you reach Cubillas de Santa Marta, a municipality that belongs to the Cigales Denomination of Origin. The rest of the route, passing through Valladolid towards Mucientes, until the last stop in Medina de Rioseco, passes through different landscapes that make you travel back in time, observing castles and enjoying the warm welcome of towns and cities that have preserved their heritage to offer the best of themselves through their traditions, their gastronomic and oenological wealth, their folklore, their handicraft...



3) One week on the Canal de Castilla - The complete Canal de Castilla

If you want to make the complete route to know this engineering work and all its landscapes, with villages, vineyards, wheat fields and the cities of Palencia and Valladolid, this is your best option.





Reservation with the agency Senda Libre: 987 700 047 - 650 645 967 info@sendalibre.es www.sendalibre.es



Cycling along the Camino de Santiago


Camino de Santiago Frómista


As you know, Frómista is one of the most important stops on the French Way of St. James, as it is one of the historical stops for pilgrims who have been doing this route for centuries and for its heritage and tourist interest. If you visit us and want to do one of the stages of the Camino, just bring your bike or rent one of ours and start pedaling. We assure you that following this route is very easy, you just have to integrate yourself among the dozens of pilgrims who walk it every day!