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Andalucia Bike Tour 2020

Picturesque Granada to Romantic Ronda

If you’ve dreamed of Spain, you’ve dreamed of Andalucia. This is quintessential Spain. Andalucia is limestone peaks, white villages, spectacular views. It is exquisite tapas, rich olive oils, classic wines, warm hospitality and passionate music. This Andalucia is the birthplace of Spanish romance, where flamenco and a vibrant history combine to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Picasso called this place his home. You'll call it amazing. Ernest Hemingway was enchanted with this region of Spain. You, too, will fall under its spell.
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$3199 Per Person
Duration:
6 Days & 5 Nights
Rider Type: ?
3 - Active Non-riders Welcome
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Explorer
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Trip Wows
Indulge yourself with the unmistakable flavors of Andalucía including Jamón Ibérico, refreshing salmorejo, local wines and mouthwatering tapas
Enjoy an authentic and captivating flamenco performance in the heart of the flamenco region of Andalucia
Visit a 400-year-old roadside inn and learn the history of the Bandoleros, the Spanish bandits
Ride around the limestone formations and in the unspoiled forested terrain of the Natural Parks of Sierra de Grazelema
This is an excellent trip. First and foremost, what a great place to ride a bike! The scenery in Andalucia is stunning. The second most important thing - the food - it's just delicious. The folks at Trek have found some fantastic spots to stay and eat.
-Cern, Trek Travel Guest

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You’ll start your adventure with a light lunch at the oldest venta (roadside restaurant) in Andalucia. Founded in the 1600s this venta is also a museum displaying memorabilia from the days of bandoleros. After bike fitting and safety demonstration, enjoy riding on quiet country roads and a patchwork-like hills as far as the eye can see, to arrive at La Bobadilla hotel. This “Royal hideaway” is designed like a traditional Mediterranean village with white-washed houses arranged around a lagoon-style pool, It’s the perfect place to enjoy the quiet and romantic heart of Andalucia. Tonight, convene for drinks on the hotel terrace, as your guides give you an overview of the great week to come, before enjoying dinner at one of the hotel restaurants.

Today's Ride:

Venta Alfarnate to La Bobadilla
Approximately 31 miles with 2,300 feet of climbing

Hotel:

La Bobadilla – a Royal Hideaway Hotel

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today you’ll enjoy magnificent views of the thousands of olive trees, and the white village of Iznajar, its Moorish walls and tower overlooking a beautiful blue lake. Spain produces 40% of the olive oil worldwide, and over 60% of it comes from Andalucia. Ride on the hilly roads of the Sierra de Loja, with breathtaking views and colors that change every week. You'll see green in the spring followed by flowers of all colors until the hills turn gold, brown, and dark green in the fall. We’ll have lunch with the locals in a small undiscovered town before the loop brings us back to the hotel to enjoy our last afternoon and dinner in our royal hideaway.

Today's Ride:

La Bobadilla Loop
Approximately 43 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing

Hotel:

La Bobadilla – a Royal Hideaway Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

We’ll take a private 2 hr shuttle this morning to El Bosque, a small village in the beautiful Grazalema mountain range. where you’ll start today’s ride. Quiet country roads will lead you to Zahara de la Sierra, one of the most picturesque of all the Pueblos Blancos (white villages) in Andalucia. Explore the tiny streets and choose your own café for lunch before a visit to Molino El Vinculo, a 200-year old olive oil mill, for a private tour and tasting of their renowned olive oils. This afternoon your ride continues alongside the reservoir of Zahara de las Sierras before arriving at your hotel in stunning Ronda. First established in the 9th century BC, Ronda is one of Spain’s oldest towns. Our hotel, the Catalonia Reina Victoria perches on the precipice of the Tajo valley below. Tonight, relax at the hotel or wander at your own pace through the narrow streets of Ronda to find your favorite tapas bar for dinner.

Today's Ride:

El Bosque to Zahara to Ronda
Approximately 40 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Today’s ride is a scenic but challenging route through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. If you’re up for a challenge, tackle the Puerto de las Palomas, a climb well-known to the riders of the Vuelta de España. You’ll convene in Grazalema, a town considered one of the most picturesque "pueblos blancos" of the region. Here, explore the charming cafes and bistros for lunch before a mellow rolling ride through a forest of oak and cork trees back to our hotel. This evening, we’ll treat you to a private walking tour of Ronda. You’ll discover the “Puente Nuevo” – the new bridge – that was completed in 1793 and offers a breathtaking view over the El Tajo gorge before we wind our way through the old city of Ronda that served as an important historical location in Islam when it was filled with mosques and palaces. Now the cobbled streets are lined with handsome town mansions and some are still occupied by Ronda's titled families. After we leave our guide, dinner is yours to discover in the winding streets of Ronda.

Today's Ride:

Ronda to Grazelema Loop via Benaojan
Approximately 47 miles with 5,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Today's ride takes you into the hills of the Sierra de las Salinas, toward the unique town of Setenil de las Bodegas, known for its dwellings built into rock overhangs within the narrow gorge Río Trejo. If you feel like a challenge, extend your ride toward the hilltop town of Olvera before heading to our restaurant in Alcalá del Valle. This hidden gastronomic gem will provide an unforgettable gourmet tapas lunch and tasting of Andalucía’s select wines. Our chef Juan will tantalize your taste buds with his seasonal and creative preparations paired with his favorite wine varietals. Don’t miss the handpicked, wild asparagus risotto and the free-range salmon steak. Afterward, choose to ride or shuttle back to the hotel and enjoy some relaxing time in the hotel spa. Tonight, we’ll have drinks on the hotel terrace overlooking the Serraía de Ronda, and prepare for the grand finale: a captivating Flamenco performance in the best tablao of Ronda!

Today's Ride:

Ronda to Alcala del Valle Loop
Approximately 40 miles with 4,250 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Choose to relax at the hotel, walk into town at your leisure, or spin across the Puente nuevo and down past the old part of town for one last bucolic ride and nice climb in Andalucia. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then before saying “hasta luego” to your guides when a private shuttle will take you to Sevilla.

Today's Ride:

Ronda return
Approximately 15 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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La Bobadilla – a Royal Hideaway Hotel

Granada, Spain

This stunning 5-star hotel is beautifully set among olive groves and holm oaks trees in the Loja mountain range. Inspired by intricate Mudejar architecture and built in the style of a traditional Mediterranean village, the hotel is made up of a cluster of white-washed houses and sun-dappled courtyards with a surprise waiting around every corner. Enjoy a dip in 10,000-square-foot swimming pool, indulge your senses at the spa, or simply relax and enjoy a sunset cocktail before dinner under a blanket of stars.
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Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria

Ronda, Spain

The town of Ronda is a highlight in Andalucía, seeped in Moorish and Spanish history. It is dramatically situated on both sides of the El Tajo gorge, connected by an 18th-century bridge spanning the chasm. Newly renovated, your hotel is centrally located in Ronda yet feels like a tranquil rural property. It is surrounded by pine forest and large gardens, and sits on the precipice of the valley, affording stunning views of the countryside below. While here, make use of their beautiful terrace or take a dip in the pool after the day's ride.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019 we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist XM700+

It’s lightweight and equipped with an adjustable pedal-assist motor that helps riders of all skill levels stay together, play together and make some great memories together. Included at no additional cost, these bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve yours when you book today. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek's newest Electric-Assist
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Electric Assist XM700+ also available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 3/4 - Active/Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
35 miles
TOTAL MILES:
210 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
3,226 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
20,060 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain is varied with some mountainous areas and occasional steep climbs. Some days the hills are short, while others include sustained climbing, grades average 7% with some steeper sections. Andalucia is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Level 2 riders and those cyclists who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bikes — you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider and chose how much they want to push themselves. Type 4+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Enjoy a walking tour of historic Ronda and learn about the Roman and Moorish history
  • Take in a Flamenco show
  • Enjoy gourmet lunch and tapas

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today's Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Granada (GRX)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Hospes Palacio de los Patos, Calle Solarillo de Gracia, 1, 18002 Granada

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Sevilla (SVQ)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:30 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Sevilla Santa Justa Train Station, Sevilla, Spain

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.

We recommend that you fly into Granada (GRX) and then take a taxi or the public bus outside the arrivals level and transfer to the center of Granada.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos,( Calle Solarillo de Gracia, 1, 18002 Granada, Spain) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. You'll then shuttle 1.5 hours to Alfarnate to enjoy lunch before your guides do personal bike fittings then start your day’s ride. Please have your first-day cycling clothes and riding gear easily accessible, separate from your main luggage.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, La Bobadilla(+34 958 32 18 61), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi from Granada to your ride start or first hotel will take about 1.5 and will cost around 200 Euros.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria. You'll shuttle 1.5 hours to the Sevilla Santa Justa Station arriving at approximately 12:30 PM. Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible traffic delays.

We recommend that you fly out of Sevilla (SVQ).

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

The springtime brings pleasant temperatures in the daytime (60F-80F) from March to May with cool evening temperatures dropping after sunset by 15-20 degrees. From September on, temperatures average from 80F-60F. Outside of the summer months, rain is always a possibility. Warm layers and rain gear for the bike and also for the evenings in town are always recommended. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before: Granada, Spain

Arrive early to explore the vibrant city of Granada. Filled with great restaurants and bars, it is also most famous for the Alhambra citadel, an impressive Moorish fortress with grand archways and delicate ornamental mosaics. Wander through this enchanting city and step backward in time as you explore the cobblestone streets to discover Islamic architecture, monumental churches and a feast of Spanish tapas bars nestled among Arab style street life. Consider using Granada as a hub from which to take day trips to Málaga, Gibraltar, nearby coastal towns and perhaps even Morocco. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

after

After: Sevilla, Spain

The capital of Andalucía is beautiful Sevilla, a thriving city full of historical significance and modern life. The grand Cathedral and the exquisite Real Alcázar Palace are not to be missed. Visit the Museo del Baile Flamenco to learn the history of this gorgeous and popular music and dance. Enjoy an endless choice of tapas bars, making sure to hit the Santa Cruz and Alfalfa neighborhoods. Be sure to take a stroll along the top of the Parasol Metropol at sunset, a contemporary sculptural building within the old city where you can take in the views from above as well as seeing archeological finds below. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

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Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

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Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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