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Sierra de Francia

Bike Adventure

Duration 3 days
Distance 85 km
Positive height 925 m
Negative height 5850 m
Technical level
  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Difficult
  • Very difficult
Physical level
  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Difficult
  • Very difficult
375.00 € Per person Reserve
What includes?
  • 3 days of a pure mountain bike.
  • 2 nights in high-quality accommodation.
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners and 2 refreshments
  • Accident insurance.
  • Local guide service
  • Support vehicle on route.
  • Lifts in 4x4 vehicle with trailer adapted for bicycles.
  • High-quality photos.
  • General characteristics
  • Itinerary
  • Available dates
  • Physical/technical level
  • Logistics
  • Accommodation
  • Other activities
  • Frequent questions

If there is something that characterises the Sierra de Francia is the exuberance of the forests that grow in the shelter of the slopes of the vast promontory that is the Rock of France, look out of the natural park to which it gives its name, along with the Valley of the Batuecas to the south.

La Peña de Francia, together with the valleys of this natural park, give rise to an abrupt orography that crossed by an excellent network of paths from the very summit of the rock to the bottom of the valleys.

Highlights of the trip:

In addition to touring the spectacular trails that cross the green forests that characterise the Natural Park of Las Batuecas and Sierra de Francia, we will have the opportunity to:

  • ¥ Enjoy the excellent local cuisine.
  • ¥ Stay in a high-quality hotel establishment.
  • ¥ Immerse yourself in the local lifestyle of the inhabitants of these mountains.
  • ¥ Know and visit La Alberca, with an urban centre worthy of a close visit.

The Sierra de Francia Bike Adventure is a package of intense activity, during the three days of action we travel a total of 75 kilometres, where 95% are sections of descent. We will obtain a cumulative positive elevation of 910 meters to descend some 5,750 meters.

Naturally, this significant difference in altitude achieved by the lifts that we make in our 4x4 vehicle with trailer adapted to bikes of all sizes and wheel sizes (26, 27.5 and 29 inches).

The trails that we will descend are ancient and ancestral routes of communication. Therefore, we will find a varied combination of pavements, flow paths and paths with rocks and roots that will require all your skills as a mountain biker. Usually, the climbs are done by forest track and road in the 4x4 vehicle and the downhill sections by trail.

To make the crossing in conditions of safety and comfort, both individually and collectively, requires an excellent physical and technical condition, for this we put all our efforts to organise groups with a similar level.

Keep in mind that the level of skill required reflects an overall rating of the tour, but you should consider that we will find specific sections and obstacles that will increase the level of difficulty, both physical and technical.

To do this during the booking process, through the form that must complement, we will determine your needs, and in this way, we make sure that we put you in a group according to your physical and technical level. The maximum number of members of the group will be five bikers plus a guide, in addition to the support vehicle.

We establish the meeting point at the entrance of the municipality of La Alberca (Salamanca), in the days before the guide will specify the exact location.

This package varies according to the month in which it developed, and this is what we have planned so that we can make the most of the sunlight hours.

For November, December and February the schedule is as follows:

  • Day 1 (Friday): the activity begins around 11:00 in the morning (this way we give a margin of time so that you have enough time to reach Hervás). We will be riding about 5 hours.
  • Day 2 (Saturday): the activity begins around 9:00 in the morning. We will be riding about 7 hours.
  • Day 3 (Sunday): the activity starts approximately 9:00 in the morning. We will be riding about 5 hours.

For March, April and May the schedule is as follows:

  • Day 1 (Friday): the activity starts around 5:00 p.m. (this way we give you a margin of time so that you have enough time to reach Hervás). We will be riding about 3 hours.
  • Day 2 (Saturday): the activity begins around 9:00 in the morning. We will be riding about 8 hours.
  • Day 3 (Sunday): the activity starts approximately 9:00 in the morning. We will be riding about 6 hours.

Apparently, the schedules may vary depending on the weather conditions and the characteristics of the group.

Ideally, after a great day of mountain biking, the accommodation offers all possible comforts to make you feel at home, a place to relax and rest. Therefore, the quality and personalised treatment of the accommodations we choose is a mark of identity of this Bike Adventure.

Another high point of this adventure is the excellent gastronomy. Therefore, we encourage you to taste the local cuisine, based on local foods. However, there is also the option of ordering more recognisable simple dishes.

Antiguas Eras

This pack is planned to spend all the hours of activity riding a bicycle. We think that at the end of each day you can spend time relaxing or visiting the area, which deserves a peaceful visit. At the end of the afternoon, next to some beers, we will hold a briefing the next day.

We have selected some activities, not included in the price, with which to complete your experience:

¿Cuáles son las características de los integrantes del grupo?

Solo organizamos viajes para grupos reducidos, el número máximo de personas permitido para este viaje es de 5 y el grupo mínimo 3. Los itinerarios están planteados para que puedan ser realizados con éxito por bikers entre los 30 y 50 años de edad, aunque realmente pensamos que la edad es un estado de ánimo más que otra cosa! Por ello damos la bienvenida a cualquier persona mayor de 18 años, siempre y cuando tenga un buen nivel físico y una buena técnica sobre la bicicleta.

¿Tenemos que llevar todo nuestro equipo con nosotros?

No, sólo tienes que llevar una mochila de hidratación con bolsa de 2 litros, con el kit básico que llevas en la misma cuando sales a montar. Es decir, kit de herramientas básico, lubricante, piezas de repuesto, teléfono móvil y documentación con número de teléfono al que llamar en caso de emergencia.

¿Quién nos guiará?

Nuestros guías de mountain bike son locales de Extremadura y profesionales con experiencia que tienen una verdadera pasión por el ciclismo de montaña y por la cultura y el paisaje del norte de Extremadura. Para ellos, su seguridad y que disfruten al máximo de la experiencia es su prioridad número uno. Siempre estarán a su disposición para responder a cualquier pregunta o solicitud que pueda tener durante su viaje.

¿Qué tipo de mountain bike es mejor para esta actividad?

Una bicicleta de montaña de buena calidad de suspensión total con recorrido de suspensiones entre los 130-160 mm será ideal perfecta para realizar las bajadas. También le recomendamos que traiga neumáticos tubeless o con cámara tubelizada, la medida ideal es de 2.3 o 2.4. Igualmente asegúrese de que la bicicleta está en perfectas condiciones mecánicas, así como un buen ajuste de suspensiones.

¿Qué ropa y equipo debo llevar?

Las temperaturas diurnas y nocturnas varían mucho en esta zona de España, por lo que debes disponer de varias capas de ropa transpirable para asegurarse de que estás siempre bien adaptado a la temperatura ambiente. También debes llevar pantalones cortos de ciclismo, guantes, zapatillas, casco, gafas, rodilleras, coderas (opcionales) y crema solar. Lea la lista completa de kits para averiguar lo que necesita para preparar su equipaje en función de la estación climática.

Recomendación de ropa para otoño y primavera:

  • Capa base: camiseta técnica ligera (no de algodón) (manga larga o corta).
  • Guantes de verano. - Camiseta de ciclismo de manga larga.
  • Pantalón corto o baggy.
  • Calcetines largos.
  • Chubasquero.
  • Después de montar: algunas camisetas, sudaderas, pantalones, y alguna chaqueta.

Recomendación de ropa para invierno:

  • Capa base: camiseta técnica ligera (no algodón) de manga larga.
  • Guantes de invierno.
  • Camiseta de ciclismo de manga larga.
  • Pantalón corto o baggy.
  • Calcetines largos.
  • Chaqueta Soft-Shell suave.
  • Chubasquero.
  • Después de montar ropa: algunas camisetas, sudaderas, pantalones, y una chaqueta de invierno.

¿Cómo es el clima en esta zona de España?

El clima en esta área tiene una marcada influencia atlántica. En invierno las temperaturas máximas y mínimas son más bajas de lo habitual para otras zonas en las que montamos habitualmente, este hecho es debido en gran medida a la influencia de los vientos del norte que entran de lleno por la extensa meseta castellana. En verano las noches refrescan la insolación diurna con suaves brisas que fluyen de la montaña al valle

Do you have more questions?

Send us an email to: info@bikesatforest.com