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Southern Spain's Andalucia Bike Tour

Flamenco & Vistas—Sevilla to Granada

From $3,198 - $3,598 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$620 for sgl. occ.)

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!

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Start Sevilla / End Granada

Andalucia Bike Tour map

Highlights

  • Pedal back in time and through sunlit hills, tracing the classic route of los pueblos blancos
  • Enjoy 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
  • Explore Sevilla and Granada, our dazzling gateway cities, whose ancient art and architecture define the region
Spain

Start Sevilla / End Granada

Andalucia Bike Tour map

Itinerary

Days 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!

Day 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.

Days 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.

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.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,698 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,698 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $3,198 - $3,598 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$620 for sgl. occ.)

Casual & Premiere Hotels*

Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria
Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria

Ronda (2 nights)

Hotel La Magdalena
Hotel Convento La Magdalena

Antequera (1 night)

La Bobadilla
Barceló La Bobadilla

Loja (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 3-5

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Andalucía

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Casual & Premiere Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria

Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria

Ronda (2 nights)

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

Hotel La Magdalena

Hotel Convento La Magdalena

Antequera (1 night)

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

La Bobadilla

Barceló La Bobadilla

Loja (2 nights)
* Premiere Hotel

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

This Trip Is Rated Levels 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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 18* 1700 27 2700
2 21* 1900 27* 3600 45* 4700
55 6000
3 26* 1800 41* 3600 53 5000
34* 3000
4 24* 2000 32* 2500 39* 3000 52* 4200
5 23* 2200 32* 3300 44 4900
27* 3000 51 6000
6 19 1500
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

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 or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Road Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price)

Wishing for a little extra assistance up those hills? Our custom Backroads Electric-Assist Bike lets you experience the thrill of exploring on two wheels while providing a boost when you want it. We've modified a selection of our great Titanium Bikes with the intuitive BionX "pedal-assist" system.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Specialized S-Works Roubaix & Ruby ($400 rental fee)

Ride like a pro with the new top-of-the-line S-Works bike featuring ultrasmooth Shimano Di2 electronic shifting. Faster and smoother than any other bike out there, this race-ready carbon machine delivers phenomenal acceleration and handling in an ultralight, ultrapowerful package—perfect for experienced riders. The Specialized S-Works Ruby is a light, agile speed machine precisely designed for women. You can upgrade to a Specialized S-Works Roubaix or Ruby on your trip.

Specialized S-Works Roubaix (Upgrade)

Specialized S-Works Ruby (Upgrade)

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem ($400 rental fee)

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your Backroads trip. You can upgrade to a Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem on your trip.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem (Upgrade)

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, most lunches, including our trademark grand picnics and all dinners except for one, when you'll have the opportunity to sample local fare on your own
  • 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
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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.

Why Travel with Backroads in Andalucía

More Leaders to Support You

On our Andalucía trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Andalucía—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Andalucía trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Great Bikes Included (or Upgrade)

Choose a Backroads Custom Titanium or Custom Electric Assist bike—included in your trip price. Maybe a Specialized carbon-fiber pro model is more your speed or go for double fun on a tandem. Our fleet is the best in active travel, so you don't have to roll the dice on this vital trip component. Learn more about our bike fleet.

Navigate Your Way in Andalucía

Your ride comes equipped with a Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Andalucía. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

We Live in the Neighborhood

Our Trip Leaders in Andalucía live in the area and are deeply engaged in their communities, giving them unique inside knowledge they're happy to share in making your experience that much richer. They'll introduce you to people, customs and parts of town you'd likely never encounter on your own—and teach you a few local phrases to help break the ice.

The Best Leaders in Andalucía

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Andalucía, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

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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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