The tour’s theme blends the three pearls of Moorish Andalucia - Seville, Cordoba and Granada - with some of Spain’s finest rural landscapes where little has changed for centuries.
Peaceful rides through quiet plantations of orange, avocado, olive, cotton and sunflowers offer us a glimpse of rural life in Andalucia’s colorful valleys bordering the Guadalquivir River. Evenings are spent exploring the historic and cultural elements of the cities and small villages you stay at.
Day 1 Arrive Seville at 4pm:
Tour the Barrio Santa Cruz and this famous city’s main attractions.
Day 2 Carmona to Palma del Rio (49 km):
Transfer to Carmona, a Roman / Arabic town dating back to Phoenician times. Cycle to Palma del Rio in the heart of the Guadalquivir’s cotton and sunflower industry. Visit Palma’s old quarter and fortress.
Day 3 Palma del Rio to Cordoba (58 km):
Ride along flat canal routes towards Cordoba. Tour the Jewish Quarter including the Zocos (leather works), the ancient Synagogue and the cobbled lanes lined with traditional Moorish patios decorated with potted plants.
Day 4 Cordoba to Zuheros (54 km):
Visit Cordoba’s famous Mezquita Mosque Cordoba before setting off on rolling landscapes to the Subetica National Park. Arrive at one of Andalucia’s prettiest white villages, Zuheros - situated under craggy limestone peaks and surrounded by evergreen forests.
Day 5 Zuheros:
Free day in the Subetica National Park. Guided walk of the village then optional ride into the Park along the Rio Verde routes.
Day 6 Zuheros to Alcala la Real (50 km):
Cycle to historic Alcala Real, the site of tragic battles between Arabs and Christians. Cyle up to the Arabic fortress for fine views.
Day 7 Alcala la Real to Granada (55 km):
Approaching Granada we have full view of the snow peaked Sierra Nevada and the spectacular Alhambra Palace seated at the city’s heart. Tour on foot Granada’s old quarter, and Albaizan (Arab quarter).
Day 8 Tour ends after breakfast:
Allow time to visit the Alhambra Palace before departing Granada. Easy transfers can be made to Malaga, Madrid and Seville.
Moderate to Energetic - Rides average 55 km a day, and there are some long climbs. A back-up vehicle accompanies the tour.
We cater to non-cyclists and have a special price for you to accompany your partner. Join us in the evenings for dinner and take in all the historic and cultural elements of our destinations.