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!
1-2 Rendezvous in vibrant Sevilla and pedal 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 | Pine-clad hills in the Grazalema Mountains 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!
3 Dramatic 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 in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park—a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve—followed by a thrilling downhill to the tiny village of El Burgo | 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.
4-6 Cycle through peaceful rural Andalucía past flocks of sheep and olive trees | Marvel at 150-million-year-old limestone rock formations in the National Park El Torcal | Cruise the gentle rises and falls of 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.