Andalucia Bike Tour

  • Region: Spain + Portugal
  • Destination: Andalucia
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: Three
  • Price From: $4995
  • Single Supplement: $1100
Tour Dates
Apr 10 - Apr 15, 2016 $4995 Book Now
May 29 - Jun 3, 2016 $4995 Book Now
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2016 $4995 Book Now
Sep 28 - Oct 3, 2016 $5195 Book Now
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Andalucia is a land of extremes, from the snowcapped Sierra Nevada mountains behind Granada to the fiercely sunbaked lands of the plains. Together, we will discover charming white hilltop villages and olive groves that span as far as the eye can see. We will feast on delectable tapas, taste organic caviar at Alberto’s freshwater sturgeon farm, and indulge in the finest seafood and Iberian hams accompanied by local sherries or robust Riberas. On this bike tour in Andalucia, you’ll be captivated by the warmth of the locals, fabulous weather, quiet roads, vibrant colors, breathtaking vistas, and extraordinary gastronomy.


Tour by Day

Day One: Welcome to Andalucia
Your DuVine guides will greet you in Granada at our recommended pre-trip hotel, and then we’re off to the magnificent Hotel La Bobadilla. After a bike fitting and safety review, we’ll cycle through the olive groves to the village of Archidona. This lovely town is a historic site for its urban and architectural heritage. Here we’ll sample a selection of outstanding tapas for lunch. Spin back to the hotel or choose to take a lift. For the remainder of the day you can relax at the pool or wonderful spa. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner together at the hotel’s renowned restaurant.

Meals: Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Granada, Archidona
Accomplished: 21 miles / 35 km, elevation gain: 495 meters
Accommodations: Barceló La Bobadilla

Day Two: The Iznajar Dam
Today we’ll hop on our bikes for a beautiful loop ride that takes us up into the rolling hills. Cycle amid olive groves, passing through some of the charming white villages for which this region is known. Enjoy a spectacular view overlooking the largest man-made lake in southern Spain. Revel in a thrilling descent through the hamlet of Fuente del Conde before enjoying an Andalusian picnic hosted by our friends on their garden terrace. This evening, delight in a rare treat—a tasting of caviar unlike any you have tasted before—at Europe’s only organic freshwater sturgeon farm. For dinner, savor a delicious meal at a charming restaurant nearby.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Salinas, Villaneuva de Tapia
Accomplished: 31.5 miles / 51 km, elevation gain: 856 meters
Accommodations: Barceló La Bobadilla

Day Three: Jamón in Rute
We’ll begin the day with a transfer to the top of a climb nestled amidst the olive groves. Feast your eyes on some breathtaking views before snaking your way down to the Iznajar dam and arriving at the market town of Rute, famous in Spain for its anise-flavored liqueurs. Cruise into the old town square where jamón maker Juan is waiting with a splendid tapas lunch. After lunch, transfer back to our hotel or ride the rest of the way. Tonight we enjoy a delicious meal in the hotel’s casual restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Bobadilla, Cuevas San Marco, Rute
Accomplished: 33 miles / 53.5 km (optional additional 7.5 miles / 12 km)
Accommodations: Barceló La Bobadilla

Day Four: El Caminito del Rey
We leave our hotel by van and head to the town of Antequera to begin our gradual descent by bike through the Abdalajis mountain range. Featured in the 2015 Vuelta, this route takes us over rolling terrain with spectacular views of valleys covered in wild lavender and thyme. After lunch at El Chorro, continue biking these scenic routes or get a lift in the van and head straight to the Spa. Tonight, you can choose between dining at the health-conscious hotel restaurant or a historic family-owned restaurant that serves a traditional meal in their home.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Antequera, El Chorro, Carratraca
Accomplished: 26.5 miles / 42.5 km, elevation gain: 900 meters (optional additional 25 miles / 40 km)
Accommodations: Hotel Villa Padierna Thermas

Day Five: Ronda and the Coast
We bid farewell to Carratraca and begin the day’s epic ride. We will stop in the quaint farming village of El Burgo before beginning our final ascent and downhill to the town of Ronda. With its spectacular gorge, Spain’s oldest bullring, and Arab-built ramparts, Ronda feels like a huge open-air museum. We’ll marvel at the famous new bridge over the Tajo gorge, built in the early 1800s. After a light lunch we transfer to our opulent hotel. Tonight we dine al fresco, as Chef Lutz Bösing prepares us a memorable dinner based around the concept of the “flavors of life.”

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Ardales, El Burgo, Ronda, Casares
Accomplished: 32.3 miles / 52 km, elevation gain: 1,395 meters
Accommodations: Hotel Finca Cortesin

Day Six: Adios Andalucia
After a delicious breakfast, your guides will accompany you to downtown Malaga or the airport and bid you farewell.

Meals: Breakfast