Bike Tour Luxurious Andalusia
There are so many arguments in favour of treating yourself to this cycling week in Andalusia!
The spectacular climate, the beauty of the White Towns, the gastronomy, the friendly people and endless roads. And without traffic.
DAY 1 · Welcome to Andalusia
The south of Spain is one of the sunniest and warmest destinations in Europe. The traveler won´t be able to miss the huge and rich fields of olive trees and fruit trees that reach to the horizon.
The trip starts at Malaga airport. At 10 in the morning, reception and greeting by our staff. We will then go to our location, which is in the town of Loja (the journey time is about 1 hour) Once at the hotel, and after the check-in is done, we will present the routes and the rest of the activities. We will then prepare the bicycles to carry out a first ride to recover from the journey and to get the legs in shape. During this first 30 km bike ride we will understand what is awaiting us: the Andalusian roads and its hills will be our party!
Kick off afternoon departure:
Distance: 28 km
Elevation: + 330 m
DAY 2 · Loja - Iznájar
Distance: 89 km
Elevation: + 1629 m
Our first circular route runs through the municipalities of Loja, Ventorros de San José and Iznájar, between hills, mountains, riverbanks and fields that form a natural mosaic of great beauty. The roads are naturally winding, passing small hills with a constant rise and fall, with a view on the olive fields reaching to the horizon.
DAY 3 · from Villanueva de la Concepción to Ronda
Distance: 120 km
Elevation: + 2310 m
Before the start of today’s stage, we will travel by van to Villanueva de la Concepción, which is 50 km away, at the foot of the Torcal natural landscape massif. The initial stretch is the 6 km climb (300 m elevation) to the Sierra viewpoint (950 m). From there, we continue along a road with little traffic and a generally favourable profile to El Chorro, a town famous for the Gaitanes Gorge pass and the Caminito de Rey, practically in the middle of the route.
From the Tajada de la Encantada reservoir, the road enters between the gentle hills that go around the Guadalhorce reservoir. In this second part of the stage we are beating height along 50 kilometers, until reaching 1050 m. We pass through the viewpoint of Ardales and El Burgo, with olive trees and oak forests on the side of the road.
End of stage in Ronda, capital of the White Towns, where our hotel will be. Afternoon rest, must-visit to the city and dinner at the hotel.
DAY 4 · Sierra de Grazalema
Distance: 108 km
Elevation: + 2455 m
Today’s route, with departure and arrival in Ronda, is a bit tougher. We leave in the direction of the Sierra de Grazalema, where we find the mythical port of Las Palomas (1180 m), 14 km long and in 6% of average slope. This first category port is one of the most beautiful ascents in Andalusia, for its scenic beauty and for its spectacular route. The Port of Las Palomas has been part of de Vuelta a España four times (1986, 1990, 2002 and 2014). The descent on the other side is very winding, and the views are spectacular, with the Azahara de la Sierra reservoir in the background.
We border the reservoir, getting to the middle of the stage, and continue along the road that takes us to Senetil de la Bodega, which urban framework is declared a historic site (mandatory stop).
We continue among olive trees to Arriate, where a wine tasting of the region awaits us. After the wine experience, we have the last 7 km until the end of the stage, in Ronda.
DAY 5 · Ronda – Cortes de la Frontera
Distance: 78 km
Elevation: + 1770 m
Today’s stage is a circular tour of the Serranía de Ronda with landscapes and roads that will surprise you. It is a quiet route, but switches between ascents and descents through the hills, with a landscape of great beauty that takes us through the most beautiful White Towns of Andalusia.
The second part of the route, from Cortes de la Frontera to Benaoján, runs through the valley of the Guadiaro River, which is born in the Serranía de Ronda and marks the border between Málaga and Cádiz. On this stretch leafy trees alternate with some river courses. The road, with little traffic, is ideal for a perfect cycling day.
DAY 6 · End of the adventure
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Malaga airport, or to the agreed point, where we put an end to our adventure and our services.