Spain has impressive landscapes and an extremely exciting history. One of the best and most accessible ways to travel the country is on the many tourist trains that exist. For that reason today we bring you some of the most beautiful train routes, where you can enjoy the Spanish landscapes in all their splendor and also its rich history. Let’s go?
Tourist trains: the best routes
1. The Strawberry Train
The Strawberry Train is the name by which the railway that connects Madrid with Aranjuez is popularly known. This railway line is the second oldest in Spain, it was inaugurated in 1851.
Old steam engines with wooden wagons return to circulate along the tracks of this section that take us to other times. But they only do it on certain dates during the spring and fall.
Traveling on the Strawberry Train is a different and special experience, since the staff in charge recreates the whole atmosphere of the 19th century. Added to the charm of traveling on a train from another era is the nineteenth-century clothing of the hostesses, who offer the traveler the typical product of Aranjuez, the strawberry. Once in this Madrid town, nothing better than visiting the magnificent royal palace and gardens.
2. The Cervantes Train
Without leaving Madrid, the Cervantes Train is one of the most important tourist and cultural routes. The route of this train goes from Madrid to Alcalá de Henares.
The atmosphere on this train is unique in its style, and it is that during the journey a small theatrical work is represented that seeks to recreate the spirit of one of the greatest writers of all time: Miguel de Cervantes .
Upon entering the train, you will be greeted by animators dressed as the characters from Cervantes’ literature, who will later perform that representation of the most important characters: Don Quixote, Dulcinea and Sancho Panza.
3. The historical train of the Soplao
We can guarantee that touring Cantabria aboard the historic Soplao train will be one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have. The route of this train includes beautiful green valleys, ancient caves, impressive landscapes and a guided visit to the Soplao caves with food included. All this on board a train with all the luxuries and comforts you can imagine, and at a smooth and leisurely pace that will make you enjoy the trip even more.
4. The medieval train to Sigüenza
This is one of those ideal trains for all those who have a deep passion for medieval times. Visiting the beautiful and ancient city of Sigüenza has never been so much fun, along the way you can enjoy medieval music and performances by troubadours and jugglers dressed from the time.
Once you arrive in the city, you will continue the tour with a guided tour of the entire historic center of Sigüenza, this tour includes the entrance to the cathedral, the castle, the Doncel’s house and the Plaza Mayor, among others.
5. The Star of the Cantabrian train
This railway is ideal to know the most beautiful and impressive landscapes of Asturias. The Estrella del Cantábrico train is intended for excursions with a capacity of up to 120 people who will be able to enjoy the most beautiful landscapes through the large windows of the train. An experience full of many emotions and the peace that this magnificent route transmits to us.
6. The Robla Express
If you want to know the north of Spain on a train from ancient times where you can even sleep but with all the comforts of a hotel, the Robla express is your best option. In addition, the prices are usually quite affordable for all budgets. The Robla Express is one of the most outstanding tourist trains in Spain.
One of the main routes covered by this train is the one that goes from Bilbao to Gijón and from Gijón to Santiago. A one-of-a-kind experience that you definitely can’t stop doing.
The Transcantábrico is a tourist train that runs through Spain. This train has been classified as the most luxurious in the world, so traveling on it must be an extremely special experience.
The Transcántábrico covers the route of the most beautiful villages in Galicia, Asturias, the Basque Country and Cantabria. An unforgettable experience, but yes, within the reach of very few.
Knowing Spain is an adventure, even more so when it is done through these magnificent and unforgettable 7 train routes. Which of all these train routes is your favorite?