Dag 1 * Bilbao - Sotocueva
Baggage collection from 12:30 hours at La Concordia station in Bilbao, a unique modernist building dating back to 1902, one of the most genuine heritage buildings of Bilbao’s Belle Époque. Free time for lunch until 14:30, when reception of passengers takes place.
Once accommodated, the El Expreso de la Robla train will heads to Balmaseda. In the capital of the Encartaciones, we will visit the Museum of Berets La Encartada, which will take us to the Industrial Revolution period and guide us through the history of the Basque textile business. Then enjoy a tour of the town. Back on the train we will cross into Burgos lands, enjoying the beautiful scenery along the Valley of Mena, finally reaching Sotoscueva. From there, our coach will take us to Espinosa de los Monteros for dinner. Night in Sotoscueva.
Dag 2 * Sotocueva - Mataporquera
After enjoying our first breakfast on board, we will start the day with the visit of Ojo Guareña karstic complex, consisting of more than 100 kilometres of galleries and a listed Natural Monument. Next is a tour of Espinosa de los Monteros, a beautiful town of Las Merindades in Burgos, where we will also enjoy free time and lunch. After lunch, return to Sotoscueva, where El Expreso de La Robla is waiting to comfortably takes to Mataporquera. Our coach will then takes us to Aguilar de Campoo and the magnificent landscapes of Palencia’s mountains. Visit the town before enjoying dinner. Return to Mataporquera, where we spend the night.
Dag 3 * Mataporquera - Cistierna
The first visit of the day will take us to Carrion de los Condes and its rich Roman heritage. We will tour the town and have free time before continuing our route visiting the Canal de Castilla and Frómista, with the impressive Romanesque church of San Martin. Free time and lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue travelling back in time in the Roman villa of La Olmeda and its magnificent collection of mosaics. Back on the train, El Expreso de La Robla train takes us to Cistierna in Leon where we will have dinner and an overnight stay.
Dag 4 * Cistierna – León
The Expreso de La Robla takes us to Matallana. Then, by coach, we will travel to the cave of Valporquero, famous for its stalactites, stalagmites and cast of whimsical shapes, and its impressive Great Rotunda with 100,000 m3 of underground space. Return to the train heading to San Feliz. Crew farewell and transfer by bus to the centre of Leon. End of the trip at around 14:00 hours.