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Cycling holidays Andalusia

1001 Nights in the Occident.

Bullfights, tapas, fiestas, and flamenco are waiting for you in unique Andalusia. The southernmost region of Spain is a paradise full of surprises. Hardly any other landscape evokes such fascinating pictures as Andalusia: a Flamenco dancer in a flowing red dress, white villages on hills, Moorish palaces, and gloriously dressed bullfighters in crowded arenas.

Experience an incomparable conglomeration of European and Arabic culture, scenic beauty harmonized perfectly with masterful architecture: Today’s Andalusia combines modernity with a rich tradition. We will guide you on well-developed routes and small roads without much traffic through lush overgrown hills, green river valleys and the wild landscape of the Sierras.

You will visit Seville and Cordoba, the metropolises of the spiritual life in Moorish Andalusia. In the narrow streets, in the markets, in the buildings of the Alhambra, the Real Alcazar, and the Mezquita you will travel through time and dream about days gone by, in which Andalusian scholars brought light to the darkness of the European Middle Ages. So ... come, eat and drink: cervezas, tapas, wine, and jamon iberico. Andalusia is awaiting you!

Please note! 
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this trip will not be offered for the whole 2020 season. 

Itinerary

Malaga is a bustling port city by the clear blue Mediterranean Sea It is characterised 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 Gibralfaro castle are waiting to be discovered. The old town, the Moorish castle, and cathedral testify to the former prosperity of the city.

Hotel (example): Los Naranjos

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 it used to be a fortress in earlier times. In the evening, you will get to Antequera, the starting point of the bike tour.

Hotel (example): Antequera Golf

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.

Hotel (example): Los Bronces

You will continue your journey along an old railway line passing vast olive groves to Baena. The inhabitants of Baena live mainly off of 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.

Hotel (example): La Casa Grande de Baena

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 Córdoba. 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.

Hotel (example): Sercotel Selu

In the wide valley of the Guadalquivir, you will leave Córdoba on an old Roman connecting road. Ecija is the capital of horse breeding. From once important Franciscan monastery in Palma del Rio, the monks journeyed to America to proselytize.

Hotel (example): Castillo

Also today, the Guadalquivir is the first companion. You will continue your tour through the Campiña of Seville, a gently rolling landscape of fertile farmland to the west. Carmona is a city that has not changed for 150 years, it has Baroque palaces, churches and monasteries and is surrounded by intact Moorish town walls.

Hotel (example): Alcazar de la Reina

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 it is considered to be 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.

Hotel (example): Silken Al-Andalus Palace

Map Andalusia

Tour character

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.

Prices & dates

All data at a glance
Season 1
Mar 26, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020
Apr 18, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 26, 2020
Samstag
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - Jun 6, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020
Samstag
Season 3
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
Samstag
Andalusia, 9 days, ES-ANRMS-09X
Base price
surcharge single room
1'275.-
449.-
1'379.-
449.-
1'559.-
449.-

Category: 4****Hotels and partly 3***-Hotels

Season 1
Mar 26, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020
Apr 18, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Oct 3, 2020 - Oct 26, 2020
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - Jun 6, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020
Season 3
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 17, 2020
Málaga
Extra night double room (BB)
extra night single room (BB)
Seville
Extra night double room (BB)
extra night single room (BB)
119.-
188.-
85.-
134.-
119.-
188.-
85.-
134.-
179.-
248.-
149.-
198.-
Price
Bicycle 21-gear
Electric bicycle
115.-
239.-

Our rental bikes

Services & information

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed routes
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • 1 Bus transfer to Granada to the Alhambra incl. admission fee and guided tour (German, English)
  • 1 Train journey from Brenes – Seville incl. bike
  • 1 Excursion by sightseeing bus in Seville (German, English, French)
  • 1 City tour in Cordoba (German, English)
  • EUROBIKE signposting
  • GPS data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Málaga central train station
  • Málaga and Seville airport

Please note

  • Where visitor's tax is due, it is not included in the tour price!

Ratings

4.3 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
4 stars
Stephan und Martina H. CH | 15.05.2019
Velo Andalusien individuell
Sehr schöne Radstrecke durch die Hügel Andalusiens meist auf wenig befahrenen Nebenstrassen durch Oliven- und Orangenhaine. Sehr gute Stadtführungen. Die Strecke bietet auch kulturell viel. Empfehlenswert in Malaga und Sevilla 1 Tag anzuhängen.
4 stars
Daniel und Denise S. CH | 26.04.2019
Abwechslungreiche, gut organisierte Tour
Fahrräder in gutem Zustand, sehr gute Betreuung vor Ort, Hotels überzeugten nicht immer ganz.
4 stars
Jakob Käser CH | 05.06.2016
gut
5 stars
Heinz Schweizer CH | 11.05.2016
Andalusien: Kultur und Natur
Sehr viele Eindrücke in kürzester Zeit. Mit wunderbarem Frühlingswetter eine Erholung für Geist und Körper!
4 stars
Martina Näf-Ryffel CH | 25.10.2015
abwechslungsreich
Hotels teils eher weit weg von Zentren, Streckenführungen abwechslungsreich, vor allem bis Cordoba; insgesamt eindrückliche Landschaften und vor allem kulturhistorisch spannende Orte; im Frühling wohl farbiger als im Oktober!
5 stars
Lois Mark Hofer CH | 25.04.2015
Olivenhaine und Paläste
Die Reise hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Die Streckenführung war in der Natur, abseits vom grossen Verkehr. Sie war sehr gut beschildert, beschrieben. Wir haben uns nie verfahren, was sonst bei anderen Reisen immer wieder der Fall war. Sehr schön war die Alhambra Führung, aber auch die Führung in Cordoba war super und die Busfahrt in Sevilla ebenfalls. Ein guter Mix von Natur, Sport und Kultur. Ich kann diese Tour bestens weiterempfehlen.

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