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Bike Tour in Andalucia - Historical Villages and Jerez Wine Country

Bike Tour in Andalucia - Historical Villages and Jerez Wine Country

Andalucia
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Spain

Bike tour in Andalucia - Historical Villages and Wine Country is a perfect setting for a road or touring bike tour.

Known for thevibrant Andalucian lifestyle of tapas, sherry wine and bulls, the Andalucia is much more than that.

There is a beautiful landscape of farmland to explore, you'll ride in quiet backroads along the olive oil groves, cork oak trees and vineyards with the backdrop of the mountains in the distance.

Perched on top of the hills you'll find historic villages of whitewashed houses reflecting the sun, dominating the plains and in the historic villages and cities of Córdoba, Ronda, Antequera and Granada you will find the rich history of this area in the form of astonishing monuments like the Mezquita of Córdoba or the Alhambra citadel, both testimony to the Arab presence and magnificence in this region.

You will also experience this region's world famous gastronomy, with incredible food, with "tapas" dominating, but where you'll find both small family run restaurants and bars that offer the regional specialties as well as sophisticated and modern interpretations of the regional and national specialties.

On your Andalucia cycling holiday you'll confirm that this region is also a famous wine region especially because of the Sherry wines but there are plenty of sub-regions producing other heavy dessert wines like the Moscatel (Muscat) and more recently some brilliant red wines that thrive in the warm sunny climate of this region.

To top this you'll be able to enjoy the region's hospitality in a mix of carefully selected hotels from the sophistication of some of the city hotels, the rural farmhouses and manor houses that let you experience the rural living with all the comforts, to the historical buildings and palaces located in some very special places now converted in to modern hotels.

Tour Details

Arrival Airport:
Sevilla / Córdoba
Departure Airport:
Sevilla / Córdoba
Start Location:
Córdoba
Finish Location:
Córdoba
Altimetry
950m daily average
Terrain Type
Road
Distance
70km daily average
Duration
8 days
Rider Type
Experienced, Intermediate
Bike Type
E-Bike, Road Bike, Touring Bike

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Tour Map

Type of Terrain: Rolling/mixed with mountainous areas. Perfect for bike touring on a road or touring bike.

Rolling stages: Flat and rolling stages in the backroads and almost car-free roads of this region.

Hilly stages: Mountainous sections.

Landscape: Extremely varied.

Day to Day

A daily description of this bike tour

Day 1: Meet in Córdoba or transfer from Cordoba Airport

Transfer from Cordoba Airport or meet at our hotel in the historical city of Córdoba. from Madrid by fast direct train.

Tour briefing and bike setup.

Free afternoon to visit the spectacular monuments of the city like the magnificent Mezquita, a Mosque-Cathedral, the city's roman bridge and the Alcazar.

Hotel – Eurostars Palace Córdoba or Hospes Palacio del Bailio ("premium" option)

 

Day 2: Córdoba - Zuheros (71km and 820m of elevation gain)

Breakfast at your hotel;

Start of the ride to the white washed village of Zuheros, across this area known as the Olive Oil Route where unsurprisingly you'll find yourself riding surrounded by olive tree groves once you clear the urban area of Córdoba, and all the way to the mountain village of Zuheros, considered by many the most beautiful village of Spain.

Hotel Casa Rural Don Lope or Casa Olea ("premium" option)

 

Day 3: Zuheros - Osuna (92km and 520m of elevation gain)

Breakfast at your hotel;

Today you'll have a long but easy ride from your mountain top Zuheros hotel all the way to Osuna, a ride that will take you first downhill and the on the flat farmland areas of Andalucia, till the historical town of Osuna, known for its rich and beautiful Collegiate Church built in the 1500's.

Explore the town and the monuments.

Optional ride to Priego de Córdoba and Lucena through the Parque Natural de la Sierra Sub-Betica mountainous area and ending the ride in Lucena. From there you'll board a car and transfer to Osuna.

Hotel – Hospedaria del Monasterio or La Casona de Calderón Gastronomic and Boutique Hotel ("premium" option)

 

Day 4: Osuna - Ronda (71km and 1300m of elevation gain)

Breakfast at your hotel;

As opposed to yesterday's ride, today's will take you mostly climbing from Osuna to the marvellous town of Ronda. The ride starts from the flatlands of Andalucia and you'll head south through the Betica mountain range, an uphill ride with 2 steeper climbs to Puerto de Encina and the longer one to Alcalá del Valle, where you'll ride the plateau all the way to Ronda. Explore this magical town, the iconic gorge and views as well as the lively city centre with its historical buildings.

Hotel – Alavera de los Baños or Hotel Catalonia Ronda ("premium" option)

 

Day 5: Ronda - Antequera (88km and 950m of elevation gain)

Breakfast at your hotel;

Today you'll have a majestic ride from Ronda to the ancient town of Antequera. Leaving Ronda, you'll start riding the plateau and then gently uphill to Cuevas del Becerro and from then a long downhill section that will take you to the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam and El Chorro, one of the gateways of the famous Caminito del Rey walking trail. The roads along the dam and the trial are magnificent, carved on the hills and mountains but also a roller coaster, where you'll be riding up and down most of the time until you reach Bobadilla. From there a long flat-ish road will take you to Antequera and your hotel.

Explore this Ancient town and its monuments dating from the neolithic, to roman to arabic.

Hotel – Parador de Antequera or La Fuente del Sol ("premium" option)

 

Day 6: Antequera - Iznájar (52km and 850m of elevation gain)

Breakfast at your hotel;

Today's ride will take you northeast to the foothills of the Iznájar dam where the whitewashed town of Iznájar and castle dominate the glorious scenery. Heading north from Antequera you'll start riding up the hills filled with olive groves until the eye can see as you make your way up to the Izájar dam. You'll pass your hotel as you start heading downhill to the dam. As you cross the dam you'll start seeing the village dominated by the castle. Make you way up to visit this town and its dominating views. Once you've visited the village you just need to track back across the dam on the same road and climb to your hotel.

Hotel – Cortijo la Haza or La Bobadilla ("premium" option)

 

Day 7: Iznájar - Granada (83km and 750m of elevation gain)

Breakfast at your hotel;

This last ride will take you from the olive oil grove hills to the city of Granada. Leaving your hotel you'll start heading downhill to Loja, leaving the hilly olive grove area and entering the flatlands that lead to Granada, along the Genil river. As you get closer to Granada you'll have a clearer view of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the urban landscape starts to get denser with plenty of small towns and villages as you enter this city.

Granada has a bustling and historical city centre worth a visit and you should not miss a visit to the Alhambra citadel.

Hotel – Hotel Eurostars Catedral (upgrade to superior room in "premium" option)

 

Day 8: Granada - Cordoba

Breakfast at your hotel;

At the scheduled time transfer to Cordoba Airport or train station

Options and Prices

Choose how you want to experience this tour

Self Guided

Private tour, starts any day
Minimum of 2 guests
from 1790€ per guest

Guided

Private tour, starts any day
Minimum of 4 guests
from 2690€ per guest

Premium

Private tour, starts any day
Minimum of 4 guests
from 3980€ per guest

Open Dates

Join this tour on a group with other riders, on the following dates:
- Guaranteed departures -
- No minimum of guests required -
from 2690€ per guest

Self Guided

1790€ per person

Guided

2690€ per person

Premium

3980€ per person

Open Dates

Join a guided tour with other fellow cyclists on the following open dates:
2690€ per person

Dates

Choose the starting date on your preferred tour option

Why choose Live Love Ride

What can you expect in this tour:

Bikes you'll be using in this tour:

A brand new bike fleet, with the best gear and equipment for you to enjoy this tour

You'll also be enjoying:

Authentic experiences to showcase the best of this region

This tour is better suited for:

Tours designed for different types of riders

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All our guided and premium options include:

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