cycling tour andalusia spain
Cordoba to Granada - Moorish Biking Tour
This bike tour of Andalusia in Spain, is a journey through time, cycling across unique landscapes and natural reserves. Ride through tranquil hills of olive groves, holm-oak woods, vegetables gardens and vineyards, rushing streams, imposing watchtowers, proud castles and humble farmsteads, all contributing to an unforgettable visit. Enjoy the villages ... Read More
This bike tour of Andalusia in Spain, is a journey through time, cycling across unique landscapes and natural reserves. Ride through tranquil hills of olive groves, holm-oak woods, vegetables gardens and vineyards, rushing streams, imposing watchtowers, proud castles and humble farmsteads, all contributing to an unforgettable visit. Enjoy the villages of Cabra, Zuheros, Alcaudete, Castillo de Locubin, Alcala la Real, Tozar and Moclin, that now give their name to some of the world's finest olive oils. Of course, there is the Alhambra the amazing fortress and palace of the former Moorish caliphate in Andalusia. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is popular, but a must see as you cap off your week of adventure and discovery in Southern Spain.
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Tour TypeSelf guided hybrid cycling (Level 3-4)
Duration7 Nights / 8 Days
Day 1 | Arrival Day in Cordoba
To get to Cordoba, you can take a high-speed train from either Madrid (2hrs), Seville (45min) or Málaga.
Hacienda Posada de Vallina
Located in the heart of Cordoba, next to the legendary Mezquita Mosque and Cathedral. Be our guest and enjoy the charm of our traditional buidling without having to miss all modern amenities. We stand for highest comfort and service quality for our guests. Adjacent are not only the legendary Mezquita Mosque and Cathedral, but numerous Cordoba attractions, including Alcázar der los Reyes Cristianos (Royal Fortress) and Puente Romano (Roman Bridge).
Day 2 | Transfer to Luque, ride to Priego de Cordoba (26 km)
Casa Banos de la Villa
Priego de Córdoba Andalucia
Nowadays, many people live looking for something, although not always knowing what it is. They look for a moment that remains in their memories forever; moments that make them feel they have lived. Casa Baños de la Villa wants to offer you that moment and provide you a unique experience, far from overcrowded places while always respecting the environment and promoting social responsibility.
Day 3 | Ride to Zuheros (54 km)
One of the greatest values of the Hacienda Hotel Minerva is the building in which it is located, but Minerva is not just a hotel, but all the spaces are designed for our guests. The environment around us is one of the most beautiful in Andalusia, and we invite you to know, but such is the range of spaces, services and facilities that offers Minerva can you go without leaving our doors a week and every day you would discover something new.
Day 4 | Ride to Alcala la Real (60 km; or 30 km)
Alcalá la Real
Located in Alcalá de la Real (Jaen), the hotel opened its doors in August of 97 as a 3 star hotel bearing the title of City Hotel.
Day 5 | Ride to Tozar (28 km)
Rincon de Marcelo
This is a very charming rural hotel with a family offering a warm welcome to their guests. Located in a small village, this will give you an authentic feel of Andalusia and the locals. They can propose to cook dinner for you, and the food will be worth it! Quite a special experience.
Day 6 | Ride to Granada (53 km or 62 km)
Day 7 | Explore the amazing Alhambra or short loop tour (22 km)
If you plan on visiting the Alhambra, we strongly recommend making reservations ahead of time since tickets are limited. For help, please contact us.
If you would rather go for a ride today to Pinos de Genil along the river Genil , we can provide an itinerary for a short loop tour (22km)
Day 8 | Departure on your own after breakfast
- 7 nights accommodations
- superior accommodations; historic properties, 3 and 4 star lodging and 1 small hostal with excellent restaurant
- Breakfast daily
- Luggage transfers
- Local emergency support by phone to our Andalusian agent
- Orientation and bike set up
- Transfer to start of ride in Luque on Day 2
- Option for transfer on Day 4 to skip hills - must be requested in advance
- Road books with riding route maps and cue sheets
- Suggestions for visitation and dining
- Additional services and stays can be arranged separately.
- GPS (1 per 2 participants)
- All trip planning and onward travel services
- Pre trip documents including GPX files for personal device if requested
- Customer incentives & post trip offers
Please note that the week of Easter is very difficult to book, please book early if you plan on booking around those dates.
Andalucia - Cordoba to Granada - 7 nights (based on double occupancy) |
|Based on 2 participants||1287 euros/person||1337 euros/person|
|Based on 4 participants||1261 euros/person||1311 euros/person|
|Based on 6 participants||1243 euros/person||1292 euros/person|
|Single supplement||253 Euros/single||253 Euros/single|
|Hybrid Bike rental||105 Euros||105 Euros|
|E-Bike rental||235 Euros||235 Euros|
Please inquire for solo supplement if you are traveling on your own.
High season is 1 April - 31 May, except 8-17 April when the tour is not possible; 12-15 October, 5-10 December, 22-31 December. Friday and Saturday starts during Sept 1 - Nov 11 have 25 euros/person surcharge. All rates are per person..
How do our rates compare? See Why Pure Adventures is Better We include more services, respond quicker, and are there for your entire trip not just part of it. As a US based company, you can pay conveniently and securely. Call us toll free now 800-960-2221 (USA/Canada 8am-5pm MST); or Email Us we respond same day to all emails. Our goal is to be better, respond quicker, and save you both time and money. We may not always be the least expensive, but we will be the best value for the money and time. Don't forget, we offer many destinations and will help you choose the best one for you. Let us help you and make your vacation easy!
- Self guided cycling ideal in winter season
- Spectacular villages and multicultural history
- Cordoba, Granada, and the Alhambra
- Olive oil tasting widely available
Need to Know:
- Tickets for the Alhambra are needed and must be ordered in advance; ask for details at booking
- avoid summer months and holidays such as Easter
- GPS included to assist in navigation; map reading and GPS experience recommended
- E-bikes now available for rent
Duration: 8 days & 7 nights. .
Dates : Any date year-round, Can start any day of the week, subject to hotel availability for your requested dates. Please note that traveling during Easter week 8-17 April is not possible, and other days in April are difficult to have space. High season supplements apply, see Rates tab. . This is self-guided touring Mountain bikes only are available on this tour because of the terrain. Custom guided groups are possible for groups of 6 or more; please inquire.
Level 3 - Fit. Flat terrain for the first 2 rides, but gets hillier on the following rides. Some unpaved sections are gravel and rocky. This is a self guided tour - see what all that includes!
Upgraded rooms at same hotels, or upgraded hotels available, please inquire
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"We completely LOVED our Pure Adventures cycling trip. The routes were fabulous -- gorgeous bike paths and quiet back roads through amazing scenery, medieval villages and beautiful Mediterranean coast beaches. And after a day of cycling, we pull into a lovely hotel with a great dinner menu as part of the deal. Perfect. Costa Brava is a cyclists dream and a food lover's paradise. We will definitely do another trip with Pure Adventures."
"The tour was GREAT, every day was like a treasure hunt, great new places to discover! the food, of course was unbelievable, and the best meals we had were at little places we discovered along the way for lunch, mostly three star cafes. the scenery was also unbelievable, the coast is great and the foothills were also fun and beautiful."
- Dan. G
"We had a great experience. Terrific support and info from Maggie, Saskia and Dave."
- Al B.
"Your itinerary was really excellent and we all felt we got a true feeling for Northern Spain--the interior with the medieval villages and then the costa brava was wonderful."
- Jan T.
"We had a fantastic time and absolutely loved our trip. It will be a long time until we could ever go again, but we are already recommending the trip to our friends and family.!"
- Nancy A.
Bergamont Mountain Bikes - | (Detailed Spec Sheet) | alloy super lite tubing frames with race geometry. SR Suntour Fork with mechanical lockout; Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera; Front Derailleur Shimano FD-M310; Shifter Shimano Acera 3x8speed, rapidfire-shifter; Crankset 42/32/22; Schwalbe tubes. Weight before equipment: 14,3kg. 105 Euros
E-bikes are now available in 2017! Contact us for rates and details.
Included with bike rentals are:
Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed. If you plan on bringing your own pedals, please make sure you bring your tools to remove the pedals at the end of the tour since we will not see you.
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