La Robla Route: Bilbao - León (3 days - 2 nights)

2022 season departure dates:

  • June: 10 and 24
  • July: 8 and 22
  • September: 9 and 23
  • October: 7 and 21

Day one, Friday: Espinosa de los Monteros-Sotoscueva-Bilbao

Luggage collection at 2 p.m. at La Concordia Station in Bilbao. At 3 p.m. the group will be greeted on the train. Once we are settled in, the La Robla Express sets off for Sotoscueva, where we will visit the Ojo Guareña karst complex. Next, we will travel to Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful town of the Merindades, where we will have dinner and spend the night.

Day two, Saturday: Espinosa de los Monteros-Romanesque Palentino-Cistierna

While enjoying your first breakfast on board, the train will arrive at Mataporquera. From here, the bus will take us to the splendid sites of the Palencian Romanesque in the middle of the Camino de Santiago, Carrión de los Condes, Frómista and Saldaña. We will tour the town, where you can also enjoy some free time before continuing the journey, visiting the Canal de Castilla and the Romanesque church of San Martín. Free time and lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to go back in time with a visit to the Roman Villa of La Olmeda and its magnificent mosaic collection. Back on the train, El Expreso de La Robla will take you to Cistierna, where we will have dinner and stay overnight.

Day three, Sunday: Cistierna-León

While we have breakfast, El Expreso de La Robla will take us to San Feliz. From here, by coach, we will visit the city of León. Visit from its historic center, San Isidoro and the Cathedral. Free time to finish the trip at approximately 2:00 p.m.

 

La Robla Route: León - Bilbao (3 days - 2 nights)

2022 season departure dates:

  • June: 17
  • July: 1 and 15
  • September: 16 and 30
  • October: 14

 

Day one, Friday: León-Cistierna

Luggage collection from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Feve Station in León. Next, our bus will take us to San Feliz, where El Expreso de La Robla will be waiting for us. Presentation of the crew, accommodation and transfer to Matallana. From here, we will travel across the spectacular Hoces de Vegacervera, we will arrive at Valporquero, to visit the extraordinary Caves, famous for their stalactites, stalagmites and casts of whimsical shapes, and for its impressive Gran Rotonda, a vast open underground space of 100,000 m3. Next, we will return to the train to travel to Cistierna where we will have dinner and stay overnight.

Day two, Saturday: Cistierna-Románico Palentino-Espinosa de los Monteros

While enjoying your first breakfast on board, the train will take us to Guardo, a beautiful town in Palencia. We will then travel by bus to visit the Roman Villa of La Olmeda, with its magnificent collection of mosaics, before discovering one of the best sets of Romanesque art in Europe on the Camino de Santiago, Saldaña, the Carrión de los Condes and Frómista, where we will have lunch. After visiting the impressive temple of San Martín and the Canal de Castilla, we will head back to the train to travel to Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful village of the Merindades in Burgos, followed by dinner and spending the night in Espinosa.

Day three, Sunday: Espinosa de los Monteros-Bilbao

While you have breakfast, we will travel through the incredible landscape of the Valley of Mena to reach Bilbao. We will then visit the city and the universally known Guggenheim museum. Free time, to end the trip at approximately 2.00 p.m.