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Andalucía Bike Tour

Southern Spain: Granada to the Sea

6 days / 5 nights Level: 3Price from: $4,995Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Cycle through this traffic-free landscape of extremes, from white Moorish villages to tidy rows of olive trees
  • Ride to the market town of Rute to sample Spain’s famous jamón with an artisan
  • Visit our friend Alberto’s organic freshwater caviar farm for a tasting
  • Arrive at the Mediterranean Sea and spend your last evening at the exclusive Hotel Finca Cortesin

Eat

Sherry and Spanish wines like Ribera, crisp refreshing beer, and Tinto de Verano

Drink

Jamón Ibérico, organic caviar, tapas, gazpacho, and paella

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  • Day 1

    Welcome to Andalucía

    Your DuVine guides will greet you in Granada at our recommended pre-tour 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 renowned for its urban and architectural heritage. Here we’ll sample a selection of outstanding tapas for lunch, then spin back to the hotel or hop in the van for 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 Finca restaurant.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Granada, Archidona
    Accomplished: 12 miles / 19 km, elevation gain: 194 meters
    Longer Option: 22 miles / 35 km, elevation gain: 235 meters
    Accommodations: Barceló La Bobadilla

  • Day 2

    Day Two: Jamón in Rute

    Today you will be blown away by some of the most exhilarating riding of your life. Feast your eyes on breathtaking views before snaking your way down to the Iznájar Dam and arriving at the market town of Rute. Cruise into the old town square where jamón maker Juan is waiting with a splendid tapas lunch of his own creation. With our bellies full, choose to transfer back to our hotel or ride a bit more along rolling hilltop roads with dramatic scenery. This evening, taste caviar unlike anything you’ve ever tried at Europe’s first organic freshwater sturgeon farm. Dinner follows with a delicious meal of organic trout or smoked sturgeon at a charming century-old restaurant nearby.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Bobadilla, Cuevas San Marco, Rute
    Accomplished: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 702 meters
    Longer Option: 54 miles / 87 km, elevation gain: 1,009 meters
    Accommodations: Barceló La Bobadilla

  • Day 3

    Day Three: El Caminito del Rey

    Choose to pedal or shuttle to the town of Antequera where we begin an awe-inspiring ride through the Abdalajís mountain range. Featured in the 2015 Vuelta a España, this route takes us over rolling terrain with majestic views of valleys covered in wild lavender and fields of swaying wheat. Enjoy lunch overlooking the El Chorro gorge before continuing on these scenic routes to the historic village of Ardales and our inn for the night. The afternoon is yours to explore this bustling pueblo blanco or soak up the village atmosphere from the terrace of a café. Tonight, our friend Javier hosts an evening to remember at Yerbagüena, one of our favorite restaurants in Andalucía.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Antequera, El Chorro, Ardales, Carratraca
    Accomplished: 26 miles / 42 km, elevation gain: 576 meters
    Longer option: 51 miles / 82 km, elevation gain: 602 meters
    Accommodations: Apartamentos Ardales

  • Day 4

    Day Four: The Arab-Built Ramparts of Ronda

    Today we ride through unspoiled natural parkland, stopping in the quaint farming village of El Burgo before beginning a series of gratifying ascents to the lookout at Puerto del Viento. A seven-mile downhill finale leads us to the historic town of Ronda for a well-deserved lunch. With its spectacular bridge over the Tajo gorge, Spain’s oldest bullring, and Arab-built ramparts, Ronda feels like a huge open-air museum. This afternoon, you are free to explore the sights of this vibrant town and dine at your leisure at one of the many downtown restaurants or tapas bars.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Ardales, El Burgo, Ronda
    Accomplished: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 766 meters
    Accommodations: Hotel Reina Victoria

  • Day 5

    Day Five: Whitewashed Hilltop Villages

    On our way out of Ronda, we’ll pass the old bullring and cross the Puente Nueva to begin a steady six-mile climb to the highest point of the day. After a long, exhilarating descent, we roll through the famed pueblos blancos that have changed little since their Moorish origins. After a light lunch in the village of Gaucín, opt to hop in the van or continue all the way to the hotel—if the day is clear, we may glimpse the Rock of Gibraltar or even the shores of Morocco. Our home for the night is one of the most exclusive hotels along the Costa del Sol, Hotel Finca Cortesin. Soothe sore muscles in the 80,000-square-foot spa or let the hotel limo take you to the exclusive beach club. Tonight, we celebrate the week in sophisticated style at the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant, El Jardín de Lutz.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Ronda, Gaucín, Casares
    Accomplished: 23 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 621 meters
    Longer option: 41 miles / 66 km, elevation gain: 733 meters
    Accommodations: Hotel Finca Cortesin

  • Day 6

    Day Six: Adios Andalucía

    Unless you decide to pamper yourselves with an extra day at the hotel or a round of golf at the Cabell Robinson-designed course, your guides will accompany you to downtown Málaga or the airport after breakfast to bid you farewell.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Granada, Spain
Pick-Up Location: 9:30am at the Palacio de los Patos Hotel in Granada

Depart

Airport City: Málaga, Spain
Drop-Off Location: In the morning at the Málaga airport or at your downtown Málaga hotel

Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wines with every meal

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

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