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Andalusia

Andalusia

September 2024

A wonderful cycle round the beautiful region of Andalusia with a good variety of terrain resulting in a challenging but eminently achievable route, great overnight stops and stunning historical legacy. Andalusia is a melting pot of cultures due to its position at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, the New World and the Old and these different influences have all left their mark on it, resulting in a colourful and vibrant lifestyle where flamenco dancing, guitars, orange trees, outside dining and people watching abound amidst a rich architecture of sometimes speechless beauty. A wonderful climate adds to the attraction!

 

Highlights include:

  • The stunning Alhambra in Granada
  • Vibrant Malaga
  • Ronda with its famous bridge
  • Stylish Cordoba and the incomparable Mezquita
  • The road to Nerja with its gorge to equal any of the better known ones in Europe
  • Fantastic climate great for early or late season riding
  • Excellent range of flights to and from Malaga airport (not included)
  • Excellent quality hire bikes available
  • 8 nights, 7 days riding.

Your Next Adventure Awaits

What you need to know...


Start Location
Malaga, Spain


Finish Location
Malaga, Spain


Country/Region
Spain


Grading
Difficult


Shortest Day
59 miles / 95 km


Longest Day
79 miles / 129 km


Total Days
9 (7 days riding)


Total Miles
478 miles / 766 km

Departure Dates & Prices

MonthDatesTour PriceSingle Supplement*Bike Hire FromEnquireBook
September 202428th September to 6th October 202428/9/24 to 6/10/24£1,895£495£295Check AvailabilityBook Now

*A single supplement is only payable if you would like a guaranteed room to yourself. If you are happy to share with another traveller of the same gender, no supplement is payable.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Malaga and transfer to our city centre hotel. Pre ride briefing and group meal to meet your fellow riders (Dinner included).

Day 2

We exit Malaga to the west along the boulevard with fine views of the sea. Once out of town we head inland into the hills behind the seafront conurbation into some lovely unspoilt country dotted with white villages for which the region is known. It’s a fine ride with an exhilarating finish to famous Ronda, best known for its ancient bridge linking the two halves of the city and its bull ring. 69 miles / 107 km, 2200m ascent. (Breakfast included).

Day 3

A day of two halves: hillier to start then a flatter afternoon to our lovely hotel in an historic town east of Seville. Some really fantastic roads and views await and you will be starting to realise that there is so much more to the region than the famous Costas. 80 miles / 129km /  1504m ascent. (Breakfast and dinner included).

Day 4

A virtually flat ride to Cordoba means you should arrive in plenty of time to see the breathtaking Mezquita Cathedral, a mixture of the Moorish legacy adapted after the reconquest by the Catholics. Cordoba is also where Ferdinand and Isobella had their court and who supported Columbus on his journey to the Americas. 70 miles / 113km / 877m ascent. (Breakfast included).

Day 5

It’s an undulating day today as we head south and through prime olive production area – you will see a sea of seemingly endless trees that produce a third of the world’s olive oil. Very quiet roads again but pacing is important as although there are no large climbs it is not flat. Our hotel has great character, in a market town and with a good restaurant. 60 miles / 95km / 1856m ascent. (Breakfast and dinner included).

Day 6

A slightly later start today and you are soon into very rural Spain – but don’t worry as your support team is never far away. After lunch a medium climb to a village with a great castle dominating the area then what has been described as ‘the best descent and views they ever done’ by some of our riders, with views of the Sierra Nevada in the distance. The run in to Granada is more urban but mostly on cycle tracks / lanes and tonight you will have the chance to visit the jaw-dropping Alhambra which is surely up there on any list of the world’s must-see sights. 68 miles / 110km  / 1922m ascent. (Breakfast included).

Day 7

Once out of Granada you head up into the western extremities of the Sierra Nevada – not the highest parts but one of the most beautiful nonetheless. A sublime gorge will be long remembered and glimpses of the sea will start appearing as you descend to our overnight stop in a coastal town. 64 miles / 102km / 1652m ascent. (Breakfast and dinner included).

Day 8

The last day back into Malaga heads back inland into the hills to avoid the busy and built up coastal strip and again pretty landscapes and villages abound. Shortly after lunch we drop down again to the coast and take the cycle friendly promenade back into Malaga where we can relax in this vibrant city, admire the superyachts and enjoy a final celebratory meal together. 68 miles / 110km / 2100m ascent. (Breakfast and dinner included).

Day 9

Departure.

Some Tour Photos...

Travel Information

Malaga has an excellent airport well served with several arrivals and departures a days from most European destinations including a good choice of British regional airports.

Click here for our Travel Information page.