Andalucia (Granada to Seville)
Self-Guided | Individual | 9 days | 8 nights | From £1139 per person
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• 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
Day 1: Individual arrival in Málaga
Malaga is a bustling port city by 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 Gibralfaro castle are waiting to be discovered. The old town, the Moorish castle, and cathedral testify to the former prosperity of the city.
Day 2: Trip by Bus to Granada and Visit of 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 it used to be a fortress in earlier times. In the evening, you will get to Antequera, the starting point of the bike tour.
Day 3: 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.
Day 4: Lucena – Baena approx. 35 km
You will continue your journey along an 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.
Day 5: Baena – Córdoba 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 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.
Day 6: Córdoba – Ecija/Palma del Rio approx. 55 km
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.
Day 7: Ecija/Palma del Rio – Carmona approx. 65 km
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.
Day 8: 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 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.
Day 9: Departure or extension
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.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Andalucia (Granada to Seville) tour stays in 3* and 4* hotels, carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
|Andalusia||Sample Hotel List|
|Málaga||Hotel Los Naranjos 3***|
|Antequera||Hotel Antequera Golf****|
|Lucena||Hotel Los Bronces 4****|
|Baena||Hotel La Casa Grande de Baena 3***|
|Córdoba||Hotel Sercutel Selu 3***|
|Ecija/Palma del Rio||Hotel Castillo 3***|
|Carmona||Alcazar de la Reina 4****|
|SevillE||Silken Al-Andaluz Palace 4****|
- Accommodation as already mentioned
– Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
– Welcome briefing (German, English)
– Luggage transfer between the hotels
– 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)
– GPS data is available
– Service hotline
Inclusive Package “Alhambra”
Ticket and guided tour through the walls of the Alhambra by an expert exclusively for Eurobike guests. During the 2.5-hour tour, you will get to see the highlights of the Alhambra. Afterwards, there will still be ample time to explore the palace and the city of Granada on your own.
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.
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.
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.
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
About the Rental Bikes
This cycling holiday uses quality crossbar and unisex hybrid bikes based on KTM frame technology, Selle Royal saddles, Shimano components and puncture-proof tyres to ensure that you have an enjoyable cycle tour. The bikes feature modern V-brakes, aluminium frames with mudguards, comfortable saddles and a rack for a supplied waterproof pannier.
You will also receive a handlebar bag and map holder for easy navigation when riding your daily itinerary. Prices advertised on the website include standard bike hire (unless stated). Colour and specification may vary from the image shown.
Unisex Bike (Colour may vary)
Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)
Electric Bike (Colour may vary)
Rental Bike PLUS
For 2020, there is an additional bike rental option available for a supplement. The PLUS hybrid bike now available on most cycling holidays is sportier with higher quality brakes (Magura HS 11) and better specification gears (Shimano Deore XT). The riding position is designed to have a slightly sportier sitting posture and a high quality Suntour suspension fork gives smooth riding on most surfaces. All accessories are compatible with the new PLUS bike rental option.
If you would like GPX files for a suitable device, please request them at the time of booking. Devices are not provided and please make sure that you bring along with you any fittings required to attach the Garmin (or similar) to the handlebars. You might want to download maps onto your phone to avoid data charges when roaming.
All bikes are provided with standard flat pedals. You can bring your own cycling pedals, but ensure that you have the correct tools to remove the pedals if the tour does not have a welcome meeting. You may also not be able to travel through airports with the tools if you are carrying hand luggage only.
You can rent a men’s bike with a crossbar, unisex/female bike with a sloping tube or an electric bike for a supplement.
7 speed bikes are equipped with a Shimano Nexus gear hub and 21 speed bikes have a Shimano Alivio derailleur. We request 21 speed bikes for all cycling holidays (when available).
When you make a booking with us, we take your height(s) and the appropriate bike size is matched up accordingly. Unisex frame 21-gears with freewheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm. Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm. Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping” cm. Helmets are not provided and you will need to bring your own to use.
We always recommend wearing a helmet when on your cycling holiday!
Bike Hire Insurance
This cycle 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. We advise you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for your cycling holiday prior to arrival.
Electric Bike Hire
Why not upgrade your cycling experience to an E-Bike (Electric Bike)?
Using a power assisted bike is a great way to go on a cycling holiday and will help you smooth out inclines or longer days in the saddle. Each E-Bike features an LCD display, removable batteries for easy charging and assistance up to 25 km/h with a range of around 120 km for each full charge depending on usage.
E-Bike upgrade prices vary per tour, but if you require any more information about bike hire and electric bikes, please get in-touch with us on 0161 703 5819.
Andalucia, 9 days, 8 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 28.03. – 03.04.2020 | 18.04. – 24.04.2020 | 03.10. – 24.10.2020
Season 2: 25.04. – 06.06.2020 | 12.09. – 02.10.2020
Season 3: 04.04. – 17.04.2020
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £1139 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £1199 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £1319 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £359
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
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Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 3***- and 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.
Holiday Price: £1139
Single Supplement: £359