Get there by train
We took the train to Avila. It didn't take long to get there from Salamanca. Also, you get to see a lot of nice country landscapes out the train window. Sometimes, you'll see a hill with houses all over it, and nothing at the bottom.
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Bike, Bike, Bike!!
There are many ways to get to Avila.
You can either join a local excursion tour (from Madrid) or you can rent a car (and pack your bikes into the car boot) and drive there. Once there (in Avila), unfold your bikes and explore the town!
The first option (joining an excursion tour) is advisable for the older generation folks.
Young people, don't be so boring... and settle for the first option. This is your chance to be adventurous!
From Madrid by bus
There is a regular bus service from Madrid to Avila de los Caballeros, with aproximately eight trips a day. You can take the bus at Estación Sur de Autobuses, c/Méndez Alvaro, 83 (Madrid). The firm is "Larrea S.A."
Hay un servicio regular de buses desde Madrid hasta Ávila de los Caballeros, con aproximadamente ocho frecuencias diarias. Pueden tomar el bus en la Estación Sur de Autobuses, c/Méndez Alvaro Nº 83 (Madrid). La empresa es "Larrea S.A."
Avila is about 1 and a half...
Avila is about 1 and a half hours away from Madrid. You can either take the bus or the train there but a bus ride would be cheaper. The buses are comfortable and air-conditioned.
By foot, it's highly recommended.
Avoid driving in the centre
Being a small walled hilltop city, Avila was not exactly designed for cars. May be easier to park outside the walled centre and walk in.
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