Andalucia Bike Tour

  • Region: Rest of Europe
  • Destination: Spain
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: Active
  • Price From: $4995
  • Single Supplement: $1100
Tour Dates

Apr 12 - Apr 17,  2015 $4995 Book Now
May 31 - Jun 5,  2015 $4995 Book Now
Jun 7 - Jun 12,  2015 $5295 Book Now
Jul 19 - Jul 24,  2015 $5295 Book Now
Oct 25 - Oct 30,  2015 $5295 Book Now

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Explore charming white hilltop villages that date back to the times of the Romans and beyond on this six day Andalucia bike tour. Cycle through traffic-free olive orchards and the sherry producing vineyards of Montilla Moriles. Be transported back in time as you stroll through the medieval streets of the ancient Moorish capital of Cordoba and its mouth-dropping 1000-year-old mosque and cathedral ensconced within. Feast upon a selection of scrumptious tapas in the village of Archidona and taste caviar like you never imagined possible at Europe’s only truly organic freshwater sturgeon farm. On this cycling vacation in Andalucia, you’ll be charmed by the southern warmth of the locals, excellent weather, quiet roads, rolling hills, breathtaking vistas and extraordinary gastronomy.

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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 Barceló La Bobadilla. After a bike fitting and safety review, we’re off through the olive groves to the village of Archidona. We’ll sample a selection of outstanding tapas for lunch, before opting to do few more miles of biking (or jump in the van back to the hotel). The rest of the day is free to relax at the pool or the wonderful spa. We’ll enjoy dinner together at the hotel’s renowned restaurant, La Finca.

Meals: Tapas Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Granada, Archidona
Accomplished: 12 miles / 19.5 km (Optional 9.4 miles / 15.3 km ride)
Accommodations: Barceló La Bobadilla

Day Two: Ventorros Loop Ride
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 and the old village of Iznajar. 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. Before dinner, delight in a rare treat - a caviar tasting unlike any you have ever tasted before, at Europe’s only organic freshwater sturgeon farm. Later, we'll savor a delicious meal at one of Andalusia’s best-kept-secret restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast / Picnic Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Salinas, Villaneuva de Tapia
Accomplished: 28 miles / 45.5 km (Optional 3.4 miles / 5.5 km)
Accommodations: Barceló La Bobadilla

Day Three: On the Road to Cabra
We’ll begin the day with a transfer to the top of a challenging climb nestled amidst the olive groves. Enthusiasts can choose to ride from the hotel, adding 7.5 miles of challenging terrain to the day. Feast your eyes on some breathtaking views before winding your way down to the Iznajar dam rising once again into the market town of Rute, famous in Spain for its anis-flavored liqueurs and Christmas cookies. A steep but short climb takes us to the old town square where jamon maker, Juan, is waiting with a splendid tapas lunch. Transfer to the olive oil town of Cabra or you can opt to continue riding to our hotel. Tonight we enjoy a delicious meal in the hotel’s charming restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast / Tapas Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Bobadilla, Iznajar dam, Rute and optional ride to Cabra 
Accomplished: 20.8 miles / 33.5 km (Optional rides up to 50.3 miles / 81 km) 
Accommodations: Boutique Hotel Villa Maria

Day Four: Through the Subbética National Park
Our loop ride starts with an optional climb of about 5 miles towards the town of Priego de Córdoba, set within the stunning scenery of the Sierra Subbética, a National Park since 1988. The area has been declared a Geopark by UNESCO and boasts an exceptionally varied landscape of considerable ecological interest. Our route takes us over rolling terrain with spectacular views and through typical white-washed villages that have changed little since the days of Moorish domination some 1000 years ago. Our last 15 miles takes us on a gently rolling descent through one of the prettiest villages in the regions, Zuhueros, before joining up with a bike path back to our hotel. Tonight, enjoy the freedom to choose from a selection of tapas bars and relaxed restaurants near the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Luque, Zuhueros
Accomplished: 37 miles / 60 km (Optional 5.6 miles / 9.0 km ride)
Accommodations: Boutique Hotel Villa Maria

Day Five: Wine Tasting in Montilla and the Moorish Capital of Al Andaluz
After another fantastic Andalusian breakfast of strong fragrant coffee and crispy toast smothered in lush local olive-oil and cured ham, we change scenery, riding through the vineyards of the Montilla-Moriles wine district. Contrary to their Sherry counterpart, Montilla-Moriles wines were not traditionally imported into the English market and are not, therefore, very well known outside of Spain. In Montilla, we'll enjoy a guided tour of the oldest winery in Andalucia and a tasting of these unique wines. After a delicious lunch in a typical taberna, we shuttle to our final destination, Cordoba, ancient capital of the once mighty empire of Al-Andaluz. This afternoon, you are free to relax at our opulent 5 star hotel, or wander the shopping district next to the hotel in search of some souvenirs for your family and friends back home. Tonight we’ll celebrate our final night with a delectable feast.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Montilla-Moriles
Accomplished: 17 miles /  27 km (Optional 22 miles / 36 km ride)
Accommodations:  Hospes Palacio del Bailío

Day Six: Adios Andalucia!
After a delicious breakfast, we'll hit the medieval streets of Cordoba on a tour of this incredible city and ancient capital of the Moorish empire of Al Andaluz. Visit the awe-inspiring eighth-to tenth-century mosque, La Mequita, so immense that the new Christian rulers were able to build a sixteenth-century Baroque cathedral inside. Marvel at its iconic red and white horseshoe arches. Unless you have decided to extend your stay for an extra night, your guides will transfer you to Cordoba’s high-speed train station with direct connections to Madrid or Sevilla.

Meals: Breakfast