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ANDALUCIA - SPAIN

Andalusia The Route of the Moors 🇪🇸

9 days | Guided | $1379

Explore authentic Andalucia - the white villages, the olive groves and magnificent Moorish heritage. Pedal through stunning landscapes and diverse terrain.

Distance
264 km

Gain
3000 m

Temp
22°C

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Overview

Overview

A ROUTE OF OPEN HORIZONS WITH INFINITE OLIVE GROVES AND BEAUTIFUL SCENERY

Flying in:

Malaga

Start point:

Antequera

Flying out:

Malaga

End point:

Granada

These in turn give way to the beautiful mountain scenery. The villages are whitewashed and bedecked with geraniums. Our final stop is Granada, to enjoy the magnificent spectacle of the palace/fortress of La Alhambra, the last stronghold of Moslem Spain set against the spectacular backdrop of the Sierra Nevada, the highest mountains of the Iberian Peninsula. The pure essence of Spain.

The Route of the Moors 9 Day Cycling Tour is not to be missed. You’ll discover a breathtaking destination from your bike, push your riding, and have an experience of a lifetime.

Highlights of your trip

GUIDED TOUR

Professional local guides will help you get the most out of your trip. You'll be provided with great routes and top quality support, and hassle free logistics is to be expected.

ALL ABILITIES

Set your own pace. This route is as tough as you want it to be. You can take it easy as well. No need to be an expert cyclist to enjoy.

ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED

Comfortable hotels have been carefully selected along the route so you can get fully rested and fuelled up for the next big day. Rooms are shared with other people on the tour.

Destination

Destination

ANDALUCIA - SPAIN

Andalusia is one of those privileged destinations that offer ideal weather conditions for cycle touring all year round.The variety of its landscapes means that you can go from the mountains to the countryside, or the beach to the desert, in barely a day of pedalling. Hear the local people tell the stories and legends from each corner and, at end of the day, regain your strength with the delicious local produce and pantry secrets. This is a unique and healthy way to discover Andalusia, sightseeing while doing your favourite sport.

Weather

It does get real hot on the hight of summer, do not underestimate that! Besides that - Andalucia offers top notch and comfortable cycling conditions throughout the year. Spring and autumn months are especially great for cycling here.

Terrain

If you haven't been here, then beach is the most common image that comes to your mind when thinking Andalucia. In reality it's a huge territory, full of high mountains, long valleys and plains. So in terms of terrain Andalucia is good as is gets.

Culture

Spain is an extremely diverse country, it's a patchwork of languages, histories and peoples. Yet in Andalucia you can get to the very root of Spanish culture and it's soul. Andalucia is an all out cultural experience in architecture, food and atmosphere.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Day 1

Hotel Parador de Antequera 4*

Antequera

If there is one Parador that breaks with the trend of historic buildings and acts as a symbol of modernity, it is the Parador de Antequera. Located in a parklike setting within the city, this hotel is the perfect choice for rest and relaxation or for holding an event of any kind. Enormous windows allow the light to flood every corner and offer views of the magnificent landscape of Andalusia, with gorgeous sunsets over the Antequera plain and rocky formations known as the Peña de los Enamorados.

Visit Location

Accommodation

Day 2

Iznájar

Located in the very centre of Andalucía, the Hotel Caserío de Iznájar rises impressively from the largest lake in Andalucía, the Iznájar reservoir.

Surrounded by nature, the hotel offers visitors a unique experience, combining the tranquility of the lake and the beauty of the Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park, while also being perfectly located for visiting all the major towns and cities of Andalucía.

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Accommodation

Day 3 & 4

Zuheros

Hotel Zuhayra **

Small rural hotel situated in Zuheros, one of the most picturesque of the “white villages” of Andalusia. The Moors influence is reflected in the narrow streets of this village, which is right in the centre of the Parque Natural de la Sierra Subbetica.

Visit Location

Accommodation

Day 5

Priego de Cordoba

Hotel Huerta de las Palomas ****

In a spectacular setting surrounded by olive groves, the Hotel Huerta de Las Palomas is built in the style of an Andalusian cortijo 4 kms from Priego de Cordoba, one of the most beautiful towns of historic interest in Andalusia. Tastefully furnished rooms!

Visit Location

Accommodation

Day 6

MontefrĂ­o

Hotel La Enrea

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Montefrio, La Enrea is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, La Enrea makes it easy to enjoy the best of Montefrio.

The rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Visit Location

Accommodation

Days 7 & 8

Granada

Hotel Alixares

Located beside the Alhambra, Hotel Alixares offers panoramic views of Granada and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It has a seasonal outdoor pool, and rooms with central heating and air conditioning.

Each room at the Alixares Hotel features wooden flooring and functional décor. All rooms include a mini fridge, safe, flat-screen satellite TV and free WiFi. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and toiletries.

The Alixares has a restaurant and a terrace area with spectacular views. There is also a bar and café, and a summer terrace with barbecue. Staff at the hotel’s 24-hour reception can provide information about the region as well as free pool towels.

Visit Location

Program

Program

Day 1

Arrival point to Antequera

Arrive at airport. Transfer to Antequera. Try bikes, and visit Old Quarter of town with its whitewashed streets, fine churches and castle and the “only” bullring in Spain with a restaurant.

Day 2

Antequera to Iznájar

Distance

50 km

Altitude gain

700 m

Distance

50 km

Altitude gain

700 m

Day 3

Iznájar to Zuheros

Distance

65 km

Altitude gain

800 m

Distance

65 km

Altitude gain

800 m

Day 4

Zuheros

Day 5

Zuheros to Priego de CĂłrdoba

Distance

34 km

Altitude gain

300 m

Distance

34 km

Altitude gain

300 m

Day 6

Priego de CĂłrdoba to MontefrĂ­o

Distance

49 km

600 m

Distance

49 km

600 m

Day 7

MontefrĂ­o to Granada

Distance

61 km

Altitude gain

800 m

Distance

61 km

Altitude gain

800 m

Day 8

Granada

Day 9

Granada to Departure

Essentials

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

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Flying in

Fly in airport: Malaga

When best to fly in: in the morning on the first day of the camp

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you are picked up

Flying out

Fly out airport best option: Malaga

When to leave: last day of the tour after 13:00

Transfers: scheduled airport transfers are included in the price of this trip; we will reach out to you for your exact flight details to be sure you can take your flight hassle-free

What’s included in your trip

Guided tour

Cyclists are provided with our own detailed Route Guide and maps for their chosen route. Guides are not on bike with the group.

Accommodation

Accommodation in double, twin or single room with en-suite bathroom. All hotels are comfortable and offer great facilities.

Luggage transport

Your luggage and gear will be transported along the route to the next hotel. So you can just carry your small day pack with you.

Support vehicle

Feel safe the whole way round. We are always here for any need, ready to provide support and assistance.

Transfers

Transportation to and from Málaga Airport at the start and end of each tour.

What's not included.

Flight

The best airport to fly in is Malaga. We will then organise a transfer directly to Calpe. If you have any questions on how to best organise your flights, contact us for more information.

Single room accommodation

By default, you'll share a room with a rider of your gender. If you wish to stay in a single room, you will be able to select this option for €216 when you proceed to checkout.

Bike hire

High quality carbon bikes are available for rental for only €148 for the tour duration. Tailored to your body size and in perfect technical condition. You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.

All meals

Breakfast is included at each hotel, but lunch and dinner are not. You can explore and taste Andalusia's incredible flavours.

Choose when you want to travel

After selecting the date of travel, you will be able to enter the detail of who is traveling and see further options for accomidation and cycle hire, subject to the operator.

Don't see the travel dates you want or have a special request, such as adding a non-rider, please contact us.

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