Self drive tours in Castille & León
This autonomous community comprises nine provinces and is the most extensive in the Iberian Peninsula.
This enclave on the Northern Submeseta with main peaks of the Sistema Ibérico, to the East, the Cordillera Central, to the South and the Cordillera Cantábrica, to the North. It is separated from Portugal on the east by the river Duero.
It has a continental climate due to the mountainous belt surrounding the community.
This community was created in 1983 by the union of two historical regions (León & Castilla la Vieja, which were divided into Santander & Logroño). Thanks to the efforts of these two kingdoms during Medieval Times and the Reconquest we can admire cathedrals, convents, monasteries, castles and walled cities preserved in perfect condition which provide a unique experience, immersing travellers in bygone ages. Castilla y León also provides us with a landscape rich in Nature Parks and practically virgin nature spots.
Regarding its gastronomy, we find select meats such as suckling veal or lamb, meats mostly used in local cooking, as well as pulses like El Barco de Ávila beans. All this without forgetting the famous traditional desserts from each different province.
This is wine country and here we have several Denominations of Origin such as Ribera del Duero, Toro and El Bierzo.
Semana Santa in Castilla y León is one of the most attractive popular cultural gatherings for tourists. The roots, antiquity and sensations of these religious gatherings has resulted in many of the Semana Santas in Castilla y León being declared as Celebrations of National and International Tourist Interest.
Given its geography, all types of sports such as hiking, canoeing and rafting can be enjoyed.