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Southern Spain's Andalucía Bike Tour

Flamenco & Vistas-Sevilla to Granada

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*

FROM: $3,799 pp dbl occ
($600 for sgl occ)

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Start Sevilla / End Granada

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Cycle back in time over sunlit hills, tracing the classic route of Andalucía's pueblos blancos
  • Relish Andalusian cuisine—traditional tapas, gazpacho and world-class olive oils straight from local groves
  • Marvel at the dramatic landscape and be captivated by a unique and vibrant culture, steeped in tradition
  • Explore Sevilla and Granada, our dazzling gateway cities, whose ancient art and architecture define the region
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual & Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

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!

Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria, Spain
Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria
Ronda
| Casual Hotel

With a dramatic setting directly on the edge of El Tajo Gorge, this renovated hotel offers unrivaled access to local attractions. (pool, spa)

Day 3

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.

Hotel La Magdalena
Hotel Convento La Magdalena
Antequera
| Casual Hotel

Enjoy stunning vistas of mountains and countryside from this former 16th-century convent, famous for its frescoes. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

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.

La Bobadilla
La Bobadilla, A Royal Hideaway Hotel
Loja
| *Premiere Hotel

You may never want to leave this splendid palace, beautifully set amid a sea of olive groves. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

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.

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Activity Level: 3-5

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.

Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 18 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 27 miles | 2700 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 3 | 21 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 27 miles* | 3600 ft. gain
Level 5 | 45 miles* | 4700 ft. gain
Level 5 | 55 miles | 6000 ft. gain
Other
Ronda Walking Tour (1 hour)
Day 3
Biking
Level 3 | 26 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles* | 3000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 41 miles* | 3600 ft. gain
Level 5 | 53 miles | 5000 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 23 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 31 miles* | 2500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 37 miles* | 3000 ft. gain
Level 5 | 49 miles* | 4200 ft. gain
Other
El Torcal Walking Tour (45 minutes)
Day 5
Biking
Level 3 | 23 miles* | 2200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 27 miles* | 3000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 32 miles* | 3300 ft. gain
Level 5 | 44 miles | 4900 ft. gain
Level 5 | 51 miles | 6000 ft. gain
Day 6
Biking
Level 2 | 19 miles | 1500 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

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.

Performance Road Bike

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

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

  • 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
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

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.

Terrain & Shuttles

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.

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