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You’ll start your adventure in Molino El Vinculo, a 200-year old olive oil mill, for a tour and tasting of olive oils and wine, followed by a picnic lunch of local specialties prepared by your guides. Afterwards, become acquainted with your bike and introduced to the beautiful Grazelema mountain range. Starting with a ride alongside the reservoir of Zahara de las Sierras which regulates the water supply to local farmlands, you will take to the hills of Montecorto 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, convene for drinks on the hotel terrace and take in the impressive views as your guides give you an overview of the great week to come, before dining together at the hotel restaurant and your first taste of Andalusian cuisine.
Zahara de las Sierras to Ronda
Approximately 24 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Today’s ride is a scenic but challenging route through the Sierra de Grazelema Natural Park. If you’re up for an adventure, tackle the Puerto de las Palomas, a climb well known to the riders of the Vuelta de España. You’ll convene in Grazelema, a town considered one of the most picturesque "pueblos blancos" of the region. Here, explore the charming cafes and bistros for lunch before a picturesque ride back to our hotel. This afternoon, feel free to wander into town to visit a local bodega and taste the famous Andalusian sherry or even a local Cabernet accompanied by the ubiquitous Jamon Ibérico before tonight’s guided walking tour of Ronda. You’ll discover the “Puente Nuevo” – the new bridge – that was completed in 1793 and offers unforgettable views over the El Tajo gorge, before we wind our way through “la Cuidad”, the historic old city of Ronda that dates to Islamic times, when it was an important cultural center 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.
Ronda to Grazelema via Benaojan
Approximately 47 miles with 4,600 feet of climbing
Ronda to Grazelema with Shuttle from lunch
Approximately 25 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
Ronda to Grazelema via Puerta las Palomas Loop
Approximately 55 miles with 5,820 feet of climbing
Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria
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 of the Trejo river. If you feel like a challenge, extend your ride toward the hill top town of Olvera before heading to our handpicked restaurant in Alcalá del Valle for an unforgettable 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 varietals. Don’t miss the handpicked, wild asparagus risotto or smoked salmon blinis with romesco sauce. Afterwards choose to ride or shuttle back to the hotel and enjoy some relaxing time in the hotel spa. Tonight, you'll dine in style as you experience innovative Andalusian cuisine together with an authentic and captivating flamenco performance!
Ronda to Alcala del Valle via Setenil de Las Bodegas Loop
Approximately 39 miles with 3,660 feet of climbing
Ronda to Alcala del Valle with Shuttle from lunch
Approximately 25 miles with 2,260 feet of climbing
Ronda to Alcala del Valle and Olvera Loop
Approximately 56 miles with 5,125 feet of climbing
Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
This morning we leave Ronda, traveling through stunning views over the Puerto del Viento toward El Burgo. You’ll pass by the unbelievable Guadalhorce River gorge, made legendary by “El Camino del Rey” – take a breather to explore and look above to see the precariously-perched catwalk pinned to the gorge walls over 330 feet above the river. The road continues through the valley and along the river toward Ardales. Here you will enjoy views of the “lake district” – a series of reservoirs that have become a vacation favorite. Stop for a lunch with water front views before taking to the hills of the Sierra de Abdalajís toward our boutique hotel La Posada del Torcal. Enjoy a cocktail on the Andalusian terrace along with panoramic views of the mountains of Málaga before joining your guides for a farm to table dinner from the owner’s organic garden.
Ronda to Abdalajis w/shuttle to Posada Torcal
Approximately 44 miles with 4,200 feet of climbing
Ronda to Ardales with Shuttle after lunch
Approximately 35 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing
Ronda to Posada Torcal via El Burgo and Parque Ardales
Approximately 57 miles with 6,300 feet of climbing
La Posada del Torcal
Breakfast | Dinner
Today you ride into the province of Granada where the stunning scenery of the Sierra de Jobo awaits. Conquer the climb of Puerto de los Alazores before lunch at Venta de Alfarnate, the oldest roadside inn in Andalucia, which houses a museum of artifacts from the Bandolero days. Enjoy a lunch of Andalusian favorites on their garden patio before a rolling ride to our spectacular final hotel La Bobadilla – A Royal Hideaway Hotel. 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. Tonight, you'll toast to new found friends with a sunset cocktail followed by a delicious gala-style dinner at the hotel.
El Torcal to La Bobadilla
Approximately 52 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing
El Torcal to Venta de Alfarnate w/shuttle to hotel
Approximately 25 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing
El Torcal to La Bobadilla w/Archidona Climb
Approximately 57 miles with 5,600 feet of climbing
La Bobadilla – a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Take this morning to sleep in and relax, savoring a long breakfast or perhaps one final early-morning spin into the scenic countryside . Whichever you choose, you will enjoy your morning how you like before taking the shuttle to central Granada.
Approximately 16 miles with 900 feet of climbing
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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.
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 Sevilla (SVQ) and then take a taxi or the public bus outside the arrivals level and transfer to Sevilla Santa Justa Station. Alternatively, you can fly into Madrid (MAD) or Málaga (AGP) and take the AVE train to Sevilla Santa Justa station (approximately 2-2.5 hours) which runs regularly. Tickets can be purchased in advance through Rail Europe at raileurope.com. For detailed train schedules, consult www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Sevilla Santa Justa Train Station (Avenida Kansas City, S/N, 41007 Sevilla, Spain) at 9:30 AM on the first day of the trip. You'll then shuttle 1.5 hours to Zahara de la Sierra, to a 200-year old olive oil mill (molino) where you will enjoy an outdoor lunch with local specialties along with a tour and tasting. After lunch your guides will do personal bike fittings then start your day’s ride along the reservoir, overlooking the Sierra de Grazelema towards Ronda. 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, Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria (+34 952 871 240), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi from Sevilla Santa Justa train station to your ride start or first hotel will take about 1.5 to 2 hours and will cost around 175 Euros.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Hotel La Bobadilla. You'll shuttle 1 hour to the Granada airport, arriving at approximately 12:00 PM, The shuttle will also stop at central Granada train station where you can catch a direct train to Malaga, Sevilla, Madrid or Barcelona. Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible traffic delays.
We recommend that you fly out of Granada (GRX) or Málaga (AGP). From Granada train station, there is a regular train to Málaga Maria Zambrano train station, where a regular train runs to the airport arriving across from the Terminal 3 arrivals area, which takes only 10 minutes. For more information, consult www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.htmlView our post hotel recommendations
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
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 pre-trip hotel:
The end of the trip brings you to 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 backwards 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 post-trip hotel:
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