Experience the many varied landscapes of southern Spain on this cycling adventure from Seville to Granada.
Viva Espana! The country that brought the world tapas and bull fighting has so much to offer outside its incredible cities. Ride through lush valleys, wide meadows and even abandoned tunnels on an adventure across southern Spain’s rich landscapes. Breeze through delightful white villages, dine on hearty Andalucian cuisine, marvel at centuries-old Moorish architecture, and luxuriate in car-free arterials on this classic European cycling adventure.
From fiestas to Flamenco, Manzanilla to tapas, alcazars to Alhambra—the very essence of Spain is found in Andalucia
Enjoy traditional pork sausages stuffed with eggs and chunky La Porra stew after a rewarding day in the saddle
Ride through the narrow, winding cobblestone streets of Andalucia's dramatic white villages – the likes of El Chorro and El Burgo
Discover Spain's intriguing history, from Seville's famed Alcazar to Granada's exquisite Alhambra
Relax and ride traffic-free on Spain's renowned Via Verde, abandoned railway lines turned cycling superhighways
To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
While the cycling distances on this trip are relatively short (the longest ride is only 50 kilometres), the stunning terrain of Andalucia is naturally hilly, and the climate is warm so you’ll need a reasonable level of fitness to enjoy the trip. Remember we will always have the support vehicle on hand if you need to take a break for an hour or a day.
On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back marker where needed). Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists (e.g. a cyclists-only path) your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a back marker.
As our riding is done mostly on sealed roads with the occasional gravel cycle path there are no technical cycling skills required. Given there will be hills, we do suggest practicing riding downhill so you are comfortable with this once the trips begins.
There’s the possibility of a few hiccups along the way, a puncture here and there, but there’s no doubt this is an incredibly rewarding adventure.
You'll be spending your nights in hotels all the way, ranging from comfortable to basic levels of comfort, but they'll always be authentic and a great opportunity to interact with the locals and fellow travellers alike.
The weather in this region can be varied depending on the season. Be prepared to get sweaty and for the occasional rainstorm, which may require a change of plans.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Cycle Andalucia trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.
2. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so as we can organise a suitable sized bike.
3. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. We are unable to hire bike helmets locally so please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
4. On this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group, and another that drives the support vehicle (acting as a back marker where needed). Where the vehicle cannot travel directly with the cyclists (e.g. a cyclists-only path) your leader will assign a person from the group to act as a back marker.
Our Cycle Andalucia trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.
I enjoyed this trip, in general. The places we visited were beautiful and the culture of Andalucia is rich and interesting. Our guide and driver were both pleasant and helpful. I liked that we had only 6 people on the tour. Although this trip was given a physical rating of 3 from 5, I think it should really be 4 from 5, as the hills are quite challenging. On Day 3, there was an intense, almost continuous uphill climb of about 4 km. I had to get off the bike a few times and walk, despite training for a couple of months before going on the tour. On Day 4, the whole group opted to ride in the van up the 5 km uphill bit. I was surprised that Cordoba was not part of the trip itinerary, as it was the capital city of Moorish Spain for hundreds of years. So I stopped there for a couple of days on the way to Seville, where the cycling trip started.
Review submitted 23 Jun 2018