We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start of the Andalucia bike tour, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.
To reach Granada, the nearest and largest international airport is Málaga (AGP), which offers multiple flights, including connections from New York (EWR) and Montreal (YUL) as well as several daily connections with major European airports. If you have time, we recommend saving one day to enjoy Malaga city center and at least a day and a half to discover Granada and its gems. We suggest using public transportation to get to Granada, with the bus being a faster option than the train.
From Málaga bus station, you can catch a bus to Granada bus station, which takes approximately 90 to 110 minutes and costs around 15€ for a one-way ticket. Alternatively, there are direct buses from Málaga airport to Granada bus station, taking around 2 hours 30 minutes, and costing between 14€ for a one-way ticket.
The most direct and comfortable way to reach Granada is by taking a taxi from Málaga airport. Head to the taxi rank and negotiate the price with the driver. You can expect to pay around 150€.
Another option is to fly directly to Granada’s airport (GRX) from Madrid (MAD), Barcelona (BCN), Paris (ORY) or London Gatwick (LGW) although connections here are more limited. From the airport, 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 10:00 AM. You'll then shuttle one and a half hours to Alfarnatejo where your guides will do personal bike fittings then start your day’s ride. Lunch will be towards the end of the ride and close to your first hotel. Please ensure you have a hearty breakfast as Spanish lunchtimes are traditionally later than in the US (2:00-3:00 PM) ). Please arrive dressed in your first-day cycling clothes and bring along everything you will need for the ride (shoes, glasses, seat, pedals) 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 starts 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 one and a half hours and will cost around 200 Euros. View our pre hotel recommendations