Enjoy an unforgettable cycling adventure from Seville to Granada. On our guided bike trip enjoy the wonders of Andalucía, the vibrant heart of Southern Spain
Enjoy an unforgettable cycling adventure from Seville to Granada. On our guided bike trip enjoy the wonders of Andalucía, the vibrant heart of Southern Spain.
Starting our cycling tour from outside stunning Seville and its stately cathedral, pedal to the sunny city of Córdoba.
Enjoy the awesome UNESCO Mezquita mosque-cathedral and medieval Jewish quarter, before heading off into rustic Andalucía, home of shimmering olive groves and rolling hills.
In the distance the mountains of the Sierra Nevada rise, and you arrive at the jewel in the Moorish crown, Granada.
Strolling around the romantic gardens of the Alhambra Palace, the 8th wonder of the world, it is a fitting way to end this cycling tour of Southern Spain.
Cycling Sevilla to Granada on a Road Bike Trip in Southern Spain
Day 1. SEVILLA TO PALMA DEL RIO
Ride : 55 km | Elevation Gain : 70 m | Extra mileage available
We meet in historic Seville at our designated hotel at 09:30am to transfer out of Seville’s hustle and bustle to what was the fertile breadbasket of the Roman Empire. With time to explore fascinating Carmona, known to the Phoenicians, we set up the bikes and embark on a cycle through pleasant countryside plains and orange blossoms.
Stay the night in an unique and beautifully converted 15th century monastery of outstanding charm where Columbus was rumoured to have spent time. Read about its history on our Cycling Country Blog.
DAY 2. PALMA DEL RIO TO CÓRDOBA
Ride : 40 km | Elevation Gain : 230 m | Extended Ride: 65 km | Ext: 450 m
Saddle up for your first day cycling in Andalucia. Ride out into the Campiña Cordobesa, the fertile region known since Roman times, which produces everything from oranges, peppers, artichokes and olives.
In Córdoba, take a guided walking tour of the old Jewish quarter, and enter one of the most incredible buildings in Europe, the UNESCO heritage Mezquita (mosque-cathedral). Soak in the atmosphere of the monumental centre home to such luminaries as Roman state person Séneca, Abbas Ibn Firnas, father of aeronautics, and Jewish philosopher Maimonides (who wrote the wonderfully named, “The Guide for the Perplexed” which you can buy on Amazon today!).
DAY 3. CÓRDOBA TO WHITE VILLAGE OF ZUHEROS
Ride : 64 km | Elevation Gain : 850 m | Extended Ride : 76 km | Elev: 1250 m
This area is known as the Ruta del Aceite (Oil Route) for good reason, as Spain is the biggest olive oil producer in the world and you will see why as row upon row of olive trees punctuate the landscape! Cycle to Zuheros, one of the prettiest White villages in Andalusia and its tiny cobbled streets keeping a still very traditional way of life. Enjoy exploring your own beautiful 4 star Hacienda, a lovingly restored 19th century olive press. N.B. Join the tour this morning in Córdoba (6 days / 5 nights). Fast Direct Train Connections from Madrid Atocha Station (on the metro underground route from the airport) or from Malaga make it easy!
Cycling Andalucia? Visit Zuheros
DAY 4. ZUHEROS AND THE OLIVE CYCLEWAY
Ride or Rest Day : 25 km | Elevation Gain – 100m | Extended Ride: 60 km | Elev : 750 m
Start the day off with a private guided tour of a distinguished Organic olive oil press, family run since the 18th century. Have time in the afternoon to ride the relaxing ‘rails to trail’ traffic free path and experience views of olive groves for as far as the eye can see. If you want, get up higher on a wonderful hill climb to the Caves above town!
DAY 5. ZUHEROS TO ANCIENT ANTEQUERA
Ride : 58 km | Elevation Gain 600m
Cycling in Andalucia Cycle through a national park with its lonely medieval towers, stopping en route to explore the truly baroque town of Priego. Overlooking an impressive lake surrounded by mountains and small white cortijo farmhouses, we load up the bikes and transfer to our highlight hotel near Antequera, a majestic 16th century convent set in olive groves.
DAY 6. ANTEQUERA AND THE EL CHORRO GORGE
Ride or Rest Day : 40 km | Elevation Gain : 560 m |Extended Ride: 62 km | Ext: 925 m
Start the morning with a joyful ride through rolling hillsides and be awed at the deep cut El Chorro gorge. Here you can admire the Caminito del Rey (King’s Walkway), a series of wooden walking platforms that somehow hang to the gorge side. Today´s optional ride revels in stunning scenery and pays testament to the cultural richness of this area.
Why not relax in the hotel´s spa or venture into the bustling town of Antequera (which the Romans called, “Antikaria”) with its Neolithic sites, enchanting Moorish Alcazar and Renaissance plazas.Road Bike Tour in Southern Spain
DAY 7. ANTEQUERA TO GRANADA
Ride : 48 km | Elevation Gain : 745 m
The spectacular scenery continues as you head out of your convent hideaway and along roads with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside Sierras. We finish with a cold cerveza beer and tapas lunch to toast the end of this epic cycle ride in our rural home town of Alhama de Granada, with its enchanting medieval churches, Arabic barrio and pretty gorge. After lunch, take an afternoon transfer to the picture postcard city of Granada with the awesome back drop of the snowy Sierra Nevada.
DAY 8. GRANADA AND THE ALHAMBRA PALACE
What is a voyage to Spain without a visit to the most iconic, unique and alluring building in Europe, the Alhambra Palace. Exploring in a guided tour, this UNESCO Heritage site of the 13th and 14th century fairy tale Nasrid Palace and the Generalife Gardens, is a must. Be amazed by the centuries old wonderland of elaborate stucco, tile work and peaceful gardens. It is a fitting way to end this cycle trip through Enchanted Andalucia!