Adalucia Cycling Holidays
Start: Malaga

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Andalucia (Granada to Seville)
Self-Guided | Individual | 9 days | 8 nights | From £979 per person
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Tour Highlights
• Explore unique Andalucia with a mix of European and Arabic cultures
• Cycle through the landscape of the Sierra Mountains
• Explore the cities of Seville and Cordoba
• Ride along former railway lines and quiet roads

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Itinerary


Inclusive Package “Alhambra”

Ticket and guided tour through the walls of the Alhambra by an expert exclusively for guests. During the 2.5-hour tour, you will get to see the highlights: Nasrid Palace, Court of the Lions, and Generalife gardens.

Afterwards, there will still be ample time to explore the palace and the city of Granada on your own.

1st day: Individual arrival in Málaga

Malaga is a bustling port city at the clear blue Mediterranean Sea, characterized by historical treasures as well as beautiful beaches.

One of the most famous Spaniards of this century was the Malagueño Pablo Picasso.

Picasso’s traces run through the entire city to the famous Picasso Museum.

Furthermore, the imposing cathedral, the Moorish Alcazaba fortress, and the castle Gibralfaro are waiting to be discovered. The old town, the Moorish castle, and cathedral testify to the former prosperity of the city.

2nd day: Trip by Bus to Granada and Visit to the Alhambra

In the morning, an approximately 2-hour bus transfer will take you to the beautiful city of Granada.

Here you will find the most important historical monument of Andalusia with Arab influences, the fabulous Alhambra (the red castle) has existed since the 9th century and used to be a fortress in earlier times.

In the evening, you will get to Antequera, the starting point of the bike tour.

3rd day: Antequera – Lucena approx. 65 km

At the gates of the kingdom of Granada, the historic city of Antequera is waiting with its collection of red tiled roofs and 30 steeples.

The bike tour will begin with a ride on the old railway line through the beautiful countryside to Lucena.

In one of the most important olive oil-producing regions of the world, the famous oil is pressed in the mills.

4th day: Lucena – Baena approx. 35 km

You will continue your journey along the old railway line passing vast olive groves to Baena.

The inhabitants of Baena live mainly from agriculture and are very tradition-conscious people.

This is also reflected in the townscape of Baena, which is located on a hill.

It is characterized by narrow streets that wind their way through the old town and where you can find interesting religious buildings such as the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor from the 16th century or the old castle.

5th day: Baena – Cordoba approx. 55 km

The Sierra Morena with its foothills frames the former European Capital of Culture.

This romantic area is surrounded by pine forests and an impressive solitude.

The route leads on almost empty streets mostly downhill, with one slightly longer and some shorter climbs towards Cordoba.

Every now and then, you will pass farms, which specialize in the breeding of fighting bulls and enjoy a special reputation in Andalusia.

In the evening, you will get the possibility to participate in a city tour and see the witnesses of the dazzling cosmopolitan past: Moorish architects created masterpieces, such as the Great Mosque, which is – besides the Alhambra – the most powerful Moorish building in Europe.

Particularly nice are the “forest of a thousand pillars” and the ornate prayer rooms.

6th day: Cordoba – Ecija/Palma del Rio approx. 55 km

In the wide valley of the Guadalquivir, you will leave Cordoba on an old Roman connecting road.

Ecija is the capital of horse breeding. Renowned stud farms are characterised mainly by their Andalusian horses (local thoroughbreds), Arabian horses, and English hot bloods.

7th day: Ecija/Palma del Rio – Carmona approx. 65 km

Marchena, a typical country town of Campiña, lies on a hill overlooking the Rio Carbones.

You will continue your tour through the Campiña of Seville, a gently rolling landscape of fertile farmland. Occasionally, you will come across underground-fed inland lagoons, small Mediterranean oak forests, and rugged karst formations in the landscape.

Carmona is a city for 150 years, almost unchanged with Baroque palaces, churches and monasteries, surrounded by intact Moorish town walls.

8th day: Carmona – Seville approx. 30 km

Today you will cycle over the gently rolling plateau of Alcores to one of the most fertile agricultural areas in Andalusia.

For centuries, Alcalá de Guadaira supplied Seville with bread and water, and is considered one of the cradles of flamenco.

Former haciendas of the Kingdom of Seville, today just as large farms as in former times, line the road.

Our destination is Seville, where three of the most important operas are performed: Don Juan, the seducer; the cunning barber Figaro; and Carmen, the femme fatale, who lost her life somewhere between the tobacco factories and the bullfight arena.

Two international exhibitions helped the city to futuristic buildings and great green parks.

In the evening we suggest a visit to the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Barrio Santa Cruz, and the Casa de Pilatos.

9th day: Departure or Extension of Trip

Depart after breakfast.

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Map & Route Information

Route Profile
The bike routes are alternately flat and hilly. You will cycle on bike paths (former railway lines) and side roads. In some cases, you will find yourself on roads with more traffic, especially when entering or leaving a city.

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Andalucia (Granada to Seville) tour stays in 3* hotels, guesthouses and local hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Included services

- Overnight stays in the listed hotels
– Breakfast buffet or ample breakfast
– Personal tour information
– Luggage transfer between hotels
– Excellently planned routes
– Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
– City tours in Cordoba and Seville
– Bus transfer to Granada to the Alhambra incl. admission fees and guided tour
– All transfers in the programme
– Signposting
– Service hotline


Inclusive Package “Alhambra”

Ticket and guided tour through the walls of the Alhambra by an expert exclusively for guests. During the 2.5-hour tour, you will get to see the highlights: Nasrid Palace, Court of the Lions, and Generalife gardens.

Afterwards, there will still be ample time to explore the palace and the city of Granada on your own.

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Rental Bike Information

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.

Accessories

We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Andalucia, 9 days, 8 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04 – 07.04.2017 | 22.04 – 28.04 | 07.10 – 14.10.2017
Arrival Saturdays
Season 2: 29.04. – 10.06.| 02.09. – 06.10.2017
Arrival Saturdays
Season 3: 08.04. – 21.04.2017
Arrival Saturdays

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £979 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £1029 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £1079 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £279
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 3***- and predominantly 4****Hotels

Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.

For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Bike Insurance
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: £979
Single Supplement: £279

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