Between Seville and Grenada lies a region filled with pueblos blancos (white villages) including Zahara de la Sierra, Setenil de las Bodegas, Ronda and others. Stay in luxury at hotels in Seville, Ronda, La Bobadilla and in Grenada with 6 full days of cycling. It’s a hilly, yet scenic region and in spring and fall, has ideal temperatures and a festive atmosphere. You’ll dine at fabulous restaurants, tour and taste at bodegas, enjoy Flamenco and get to know some locals that will offer a warm welcome. Bienvenido a Andalucia.

Straight Talk:

Andalucia is hilly and does not have as many secondary roads as in other countries we operate trips in, so there is inevitably more traffic but still moderate on the roads we choose. Because of the distance between Seville and Grenada and between hotels, there are strategic shuttles on this trip. Because the trip starts from Seville and finishes in Grenada, we include your hotel in each of these; should you want to spend additional days in either, we are happy to book that and add to your invoice.

Location

Seville

Seville, Spain

Day 1

Ronda

Ronda, Spain

Day 2+3

Loja

Loja, Spain

Day 4+5

Granada

Granada, Spain

Day 6+7

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

Services of one or more experienced Great Explorations guides
Support vehicle
6 nights lodging
All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and all dinners but 1
Welcome and final night wine receptions
Entrance fees for selected tastings, historical sites and museums
Detailed map and route instructions
All baggage transportation

Particulars

EVENT DATES

2024

Mar 4-10
Mar 31-Apr 6
Apr 7-13
Oct 14-20

2025

Dates available upon request

Trip can start at any date. Self-guided and custom trips also available. Call or email for details.

TRIP SIZE

4-16 participants

TOTAL DAYS

7 days / 6 nights

ARRIVE / DEPART

Seville / Granada

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate
20-40+ miles daily
Van supported

TERRAIN

Varied with some hills

COST

Land Cost:
US $3,850
Includes 6B/2L/5D

Single Supplement:
US $850

Bike Rental:
US $280

E-Bike Rental:
US $480*

*E-bikes are generally available but are on an ‘on request basis ‘ and will be confirmed on receipt of your booking registration. E-bikes provided are the best rentals available in the region. Our regular fleet of hybrid and race bikes are fun to ride and light and fast, but if having an e-bike will make your trip, we’ll do our best to provide. E-bike rentals are non-refundable.

 

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at info@great-explorations.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247

Getting there: You can reach Seville either by plane (direct flights from Barcelona) or by rail (about 3 hours from Madrid and 6 hours from Barcelona).


1

Day 1

Seville

Arrive to Seville. We meet up at 2pm at our hotel and enjoy a walking tour of the city, followed by a welcome wine reception and dinner. Flamenco anyone? We know just the spot.

2

Day 2

Ronda

We start the day with a shuttle (1h20) to the pueblo blanco village of Zahara de la Sierra, perched above the El Gastor reservoir. Our ride  boasts views of the Sierra de Grazalema mountain range and an invigorating climb reaches Ronda and our hotel, the Reina Victoria Hotel, located  beside the El Tajo Gorge. Stroll through the atmospheric town before dinner at a favourite restaurant in the historic center. Ride Distance: 34km; 780m or 50km; 1520m 

3

Day 3

Ronda

Today you’ll discover more of the white villages that dot the countryside around Ronda. Setenil de las Bodegas is perhaps the most charming of the pueblos blancos, built into the cliffs above the rio Trejo. There is also an option to ride south to the village of Juzcar, uniquely painted blue (rather than white, for a Smurf movie!), For wine aficionados, we’ll tour (and taste) at the bodega of Descalzos Viejos, a wine estate started in the 1500’s. This is an OYO night for dinner and there are lots of great restaurants to choose between. Ride Distance: 45km; 950m Add-on loop: 46km; 1150m 

4

Day 4

Ronda to Loja

We will depart Ronda east along a road through the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. Swoop downhill to the village of El Burgo and then to the renowned town of El Chorro, a climbing and hiking mecca. Take a walk along the famous Caminito del Rey through a dramatic gorge before shuttling (45 min) to La Bobadilla Hotel and it’s 1,000 acre private estate. Go for a swim (there are three pools to choose between), spa or relax. We will dine at the El Cortijo Restaurant featuring local and regional cuisine. Ride Distance: 60km; 965m 

5

Day 5

Loja

Ride from the hotel today north towards the Embalse de Iznajar reservoir; you’ll get a great view of the town of the white village of Iznajar and its castle (the add-on ride goes there).  Ride through fields of olive groves and  dramatic countryside with lunch along the way. Back at Bobodilla, we will enjoy a delicious meal at the one-star La Finca restaurant. Ride Distance: 51km; 865m or 67km; 1350m 

6

Day 6

Loja to Granada

From La Bobadilla it is on to Grenada and as you ride east you’ll see the Sierra Nevada mountains behind the fantastic city of Granada. We’ll ride into the city on a bike path next to the Genil River and then to the historic center, where we’ll stay at the recently renovated 5-star Palacio Gran Via. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour to the Alhambra with expert guide and then dinner at a renowned restaurant to celebrate. Ride  Distance: 40km; 380m or 80km; 700m 

7

Day 7

Departure Day 

You may want to spend additional days in Granada, and depart at your leisure.

Las Casas del Rey De Baeza, Seville

Sophisticated, chic boutique hotel in 18th Century building centralised around beautiful Andalusian courtyards. Elegant, minimalist rooms with access to a rooftop plunge pool and small spa. Enjoy the local, but modern, Andalusian cuisine at the restaurant. Only Ten minutes walk to the centre. THG


Catalonia Reina Victoria, Ronda

Originally built in 1906, now with sleek contemporary air-conditioned rooms, this hotel overlooks spectacular Tajo Gorge with outdoor pool, extensive gardens, and brilliant restaurant serving Andalusian and Mediterranean cusine.


La Bobadilla, Loja

Set in a 1,000 hectare park, this exclusive hotel property boasts comfortable and spacious guest rooms, three swimming pools, a spa, bar, tennis courts, library and a lake! There are 4 restaurants including La Finca with one Michelin star.


Palacio Gran Via, Granada

Fantastic location in the heart of Granada, this hotel was completely restored in 2023. It still has some of the original features including a spectacular coffered ceiling and staircase. Wooden floors, stucco mouldings and stunning roof terrace views make it extra special. An Andalucian gem. THG