2019
Biking Holiday in Andalusia

Biking Holiday in Andalusia

1001 nights in Spain

  • Málaga – Sevilla
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●●○
  • Many benefits included!

9
days

50
km / day avg.

This fantastic tour takes you into the colourful, passionate Andalusia – home to flamingos, Camargue cattle and elegant horses. Whisked away into a fairy-tale land is how you might feel on a visit to the Alhambra, Acazar Real and the Mezquita, in the winding little streets of the towns and the unique expanse of the Sierra Morena. Arabic culture is combined here elegantly with European culture; modernity meets tradition. At the busy, colourful weekly markets, the local people meet to chat.
Disused railway lines and wide river valleys make for a relaxed cycle ride even in the hills. The biking holiday in Andalusia is a tour for all of the senses!

Itinerary

Biking Holiday in Andalusia

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    ES-SPMS8
  • Start / Destination
    Málaga / Sevilla
  • Duration
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Length
    approx. 305 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 25 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●●○
  • Route condition
    The routes are flat and hilly with longer inclines. You will drive through cycle path, side roads and country roads. In every city it is to assume traffic.
  • Note
    In Spain cyclists are required by law to wear a helmet.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner

Day 1: Individual arrival in Málaga

Málaga awaits you – the illustrious Mediterranean town: thousands of years old, full of wonderful buildings such as the cathedral or the Moorish-style fortress of Alcazaba, right on the coast and blessed with the most beautiful sandy beaches. Pablo Picasso comes from here; an excellent museum exhibits some of his important works. To acclimatize, why not treat yourself to a glass of Muscatel?

Day 2: Bus tour to Granada and Antequera

Your day begins with a 2-hour bus tour to Granada. This lively university town looks back on a long history, governed by Romans, Vandals and the Visigoths. But it became known as an Arabic centre. With the Alhambra, the Moors left behind them one of the most beautiful examples of the art of construction. Be inspired by the hustle and bustle of life in the town's streets before you go to Antequera in the evening.

Day 3: Antequera – Lucena, approx. 65 km

The starting point of your first section by bike is known the heart of Andalusia. The small town with its white buildings and red tiled roofs at the foot of the Alcazaba looks wonderful. Take some time for a walk around Antequera before hopping on to your bike. You will set off cycling along a disused railway line through the gentle hills of the region, which is famous for its olive oil and high-quality sherry.

Day 4: Lucena – Baena, approx. 45 km

Today too, the old railway line takes you past expansive olive groves through the Province of Córdoba. In Cabra, you will see Spain's oldest church. You will be cycling to the UNESCO Geopark Sierra Subbéticas to Baena. Over a hill, the historic quarter of this charming town with its windy streets and charming old bodega wine cellars and a fortress. The list of the annual fiestas that take place here is long!

Day 5: Baena – Córdoba, approx. 60 km

Along quiet roads and frequently through pine forests, this section takes you over the Sierra Morena plateau. At the end of the day, Córdoba awaits you with a veritable firework of sights! At the beginnings of al-Andalus, Christians, Jews and Muslims all lived here peacefully together. The Mequita is legendary – first a mosque and today a cathedral.

Day 6: Córdoba – Palma del Rio, approx. 60 km

Guadalquivir, you leave Córdoba. Fish, game and oranges are important ingredients of the local cuisine here. You will soon be able to make out Écija, the city of towers. The colourful tiles on the roofs of the Baroque churches shimmer in the sunlight. In Palma del Rio is a Franciscan monastery, once of great import, as it was from here the monks set off to America on their missions.

Day 7: Palma del Rio – Carmona, approx. 55 km

Today you cycle through Campina de Sevilla, one of the most fertile regions of Andalusia. Rough karst rock formations alternate with Mediterranean oak forests. Carmona is an exciting destination for a day trip, with interesting archaeological sites, a Baroque historic quarter and an intact Moorish city wall. Built on a range of hills, you can almost see the entire Sierra Morena from here.

Day 8: Carmona – Sevilla, approx. 25 km + train ride

Along the gentle hills of the plateau of the Alcores the former royal Haciendas still characterise the agriculture here today. The Flamenco dance is in the people's blood here. One of the absolute highlights of this tour is Sevilla, which you can get to know on a sightseeing bus tour. This is where you will find the biggest Gothic cathedral in the world, built on the remains of a Mosque.

Day 9: Individual departure or extended stay

Your biking holiday in Andalusia ends after breakfast. We would be happy to extend your holiday in the South of Spain if you like.