Andalucia Cycling: Córdoba to Granada in 8 days

Andalucia Cycling Cordoba to Granada
  • Length 8 days
  • From USD$4595
  • Style/Level Classic 4.0
  • Countries Spain
  • Begin/End Cordoba/Granada
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ExperiencePlus! offers three itinerary options for your exploration of Andalucia. You can join us for this 8-day version from Córdoba to Granada, or a 7-day bike itinerary from Seville to Córdoba, or a grand tour that combines them both and has you cycling 13 days from Seville to Granada!

  • Córdoba and Granada – two of the most important historical and culturally fascinating cities in Spain.
  • Guided visits of the Alhambra and Mezquita de Cordoba.
  • Bicycle through ancient olive groves and sample some of the world’s finest olive oil.
  • Unique and welcoming accommodations including restored convents, castles, renaissance palaces, and a refurbished Hacienda where you will learn about local agriculture.
May and October departures when the spring flowers and fall weather are best for cycling in Southern Spain.

Highlights

  • Granada, Andalucian Villages, Guided tour of Córdoba, Alhambra, Guided visit of Sinagoga del Agua, Pottery demonstration in Úbeda, Winery visit and tasting at Benalua de Guadix

Includes

  • 8 days, 7 nights accommodation

  • meals as noted in itinerary

  • visit to a sherry producer and pottery maker, guided visit to the Alhambra and Mezquita de Cordoba

  • All Classic tour inclusions

Keep in mind

We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

Though we try and arrange dinners together as early as possible in Spain this means 8:00 to 8:30 p.m.


Date Price Private room fee Note
Oct 9-16, 2024 USD$4595 USD$550 Departure confirmed to go!  
DateOct 9-16, 2024
PriceUSD$4595
Private room feeUSD$550
NoteDeparture confirmed to go!  

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  • Total distance 416 km (257 miles)
  • Average daily distance 70 km (43 miles)
  • Tour style Classic
  • Tour level 4.0

Highlights: Visit the Mezquita and Jewish Quarter

You’ll want to arrive early to join a tour of the beautiful Mesquita of Cordoba. We’ll also fit your bike so you can take a test ride. Tonight we’ll have a special dinner together.

Meals : Dinner
Lodging : NH Amistad Cordoba

Highlights: Hills of Andalucia, visit to an olive press

The ride has you pedaling over hills and through countless olive groves into the heart of the Córdoba province. This region produces some of the world’s finest olive oils and we’ll enjoy a tasting this afternoon.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Hacienda Minerva

Highlights: Rolling Hills of Andalucia, Jaén and its olive groves, visits of Cathedral and Arab baths

We’ll start the ride out on the same rails to trails path we came in on yesterday. After just a few miles you’ll be back on the road and enjoying vistas of an endless sea of olive groves. You are now in one of Europe’s largest olive growing regions – some estimate that there are over 150 million olive trees in this province.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Hotel Condestable Iranzo

Highlights: Renaissance town of Úbeda

The ride today takes us through beautiful countryside from Jaén to the monumental city of Úbeda, our home for the next two days. Úbeda was a wealthy Renaissance town and it retains that character particularly in the old quarter. This afternoon we’ll visit a synagogue which was recently discovered during restoration work and is nearly completely intact. Take time to join the locals for a café con leche at an outdoor café. Our hotel this evening is a remodeled Renaissance Palace and truly fit for royalty.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Palacio de Ubeda

Highlights: Discover the UNESCO sites of Renaissance Architecture of Úbeda and Baeza with an enjoyable ride into the hills

This is a free day to enjoy the intriguing city of Úbeda though we do encourage you to join us for visit a famous local ceramics studio and enjoy an artist’s demonstration this morning. The rest of the day is yours to walk through the historic Renaissance district or consider cycling into the hills to Baeza, another prominent Renaissance town. The ensemble of Renaissance monuments of Úbeda and Baeza are on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites and should not be missed.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Palacio de Ubeda

Highlights: Ride towards the Sierra Nevada, “cave” winery visit

We head south today on our way to Benalúa de Guadix and towards the hills of the Sierra Nevada. Enjoy a change of scenery as you enter the “southwest” of Spain. You’ll cross the Sierra Magina on your route and then head down towards the clay formations of Guadix. It is easy to imagine how for the past 500 years most houses of the villages in this valley were built as caves inside clay mounds. Even today about a third of the towns here are built in caves! Tonight we’ll visit a cave winery close to our hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Cuevas De La Granja

Highlights: Views of the Sierra Nevada, Tapeo experience in Granada

Today we ride to Granada situated in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Enjoy a fun downhill stretch and pedal past fields of asparagus and tobacco as olives and grapes give way to more diverse crops. Our destination is the glorious city of Granada, home of the Alhambra (the 13th and 14th century complex of buildings representing the finest example of Moorish architecture left in Spain). On the way you’ll pass by the famous village of Purullena, known for its ceramics. We’ll have a final dinner together.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Hotel Villa Oniria

Highlights: Guided tour of the Alhambra

Stick around this morning for our guided tour of the Alhambra. This city has so much more to offer we recommend an extra night here to explore the beautiful old quarter and tea houses. Granada is also known for its fabulous tapas. If you must depart today be sure to schedule flights after 3:00 p.m.

Meals : Breakfast

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  • These have been my favorite vacations ever! [ My favorite part was ]the biking to one interesting town after another. Regional food was great. Local guides for tours were great.

    Jack I.Boulder, CO
  • Loreto, Maria Elena and Claudio were just wonderful leaders! They were so competent, helpful and knowledgeable. Really, they are what made the trip so enjoyable. It was hard to pick just one [ favorite part]. There were many. I loved riding through the Sierra Nevada on the last day with fall color and beautiful scenery. I think the Mezquita was the most unique cultural sight. I enjoyed all aspects of this tour. It was another wonderfully planned and executed Experience Plus! tour.

    Linda M.Livermore, CA
  • [My favorite part was ]the scenery in the last 40Km from Ubeda to Guadix. Overall, the trip exceeded my expectations. The diversity of towns and scenery was very pleasing. The accommodations and meals were excellent. The guides were tirelessly patient and informative.

    Sara G.Portland, OR