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Flamenco to fiestas, gazpacho to tapas, bodegas to bullrings—the essence of Spain is found in Andalucía. In the remote expanses of this long-ago Moorish stronghold, every mountain peak and whitewashed village tells a story. We'll take you inside and reveal their secrets. Biking in Andalucía with Backroads—quintessentially wonderful!
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual & Premiere Hotels*
Start Sevilla / End Granada
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Rendezvous in lively Sevilla and ride through los pueblos blancos, one of Spain's most scenic routes | Visit a family-run olive oil press before biking through the countryside past Zahara de la Sierra, a white village that was once a Moorish outpost | Cycle pine-clad hills in the Grazalema Mountains that serve up challenging climbs and heavenly views | Discover the rich history of Ronda, an ancient capital that has inspired centuries of literature | Perched on a high plateau and sliced in half by a sheer vertical gorge, the town’s setting is as spectacular as its wines!
With a dramatic setting directly on the edge of El Tajo Gorge, this renovated hotel offers unrivaled access to local attractions. (pool, spa)
Awe-inspiring cliffs and vistas lead to the desert-like plains of Spain’s Wild West—an area famous for limestone caves and a history of bandits and smugglers | Enjoy an uphill ride in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park—a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve—followed by a thrilling downhill to the tiny hamlet of El Burgo | As you bike, take in views of the Guadalhorce River in the valley below | The village of Antequera, standing amid olive groves and crowned by a majestic Moorish citadel, lights up at night.
Enjoy stunning vistas of mountains and countryside from this former 16th-century convent, famous for its frescoes. (pool, spa)
Bike through peaceful rural Andalucía | Marvel at 150-million-year-old limestone rock formations in El Torcal National Park | Cycle along a route with views of the beautiful town of Iznájar | Sink into a poolside daybed and unwind with an exclusive sherry tasting at a palatial hotel.
You may never want to leave this splendid palace, beautifully set amid a sea of olive groves. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
SMALL GROUP? TRY RENDEZVOUS | An extra leader and van for even more flexibility | Call us to book your Rendezvous.
Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.
The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.
All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
Snacks and beverages between meals
Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
On biking and multi-adventure trips use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
Trailercycles, carriers and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
Park and other entry fees
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
Select coach transfers
r Family Trips
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.
With Andalucía's limestone cliffs and ancient hilltop towns, you can look forward to some great climbs and steep descents. If you want a boost, we can flatten some of the hills with strategic shuttles, but you should be comfortable with some long downhills or hopping in the van for a lift.