Andalucia Cycling: Seville to Cordoba in 7 days

Andalucia Cycling: Seville to Cordoba in 7 days

ExperiencePlus! offers three itinerary options for your exploration of Andalucia. You can select from: this 7-day bike itinerary from Seville to Cordoba, or an 8-day version from Cordoba to Granada, or the grand tour that combines them both and has you cycling 13 days from Seville to Granada! Highlights include:

  • Cordoba and Seville, two of the most culturally significant and fascinating cities in Spain.
  • Guided visit of the Mezquita de Cordoba.
  • Bicycle through orange and ancient olive groves.
  • Stay in restored convents, historic country estates and palaces!
  • Explore the roman and medieval towns of the Guadalquivir River

Tour Dates & Prices

Date
Price
Private Room Fee
Note
Oct 9-15, 2020
USD$3550
USD$550
Guaranteed to Go! 

* We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the private room charge. This charge will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available it will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.

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Trip At-A-Glance

Trip At-A-Glance

  • Length / 7 Days
  • Total Distance / 250 - 386 km (155 - 177 miles)
  • Avg. Distance / 63 Kms (37 miles) per riding day
  • Tour Level & Tour Style / 3.0 Classic
  • Countries / Spain
  • Begin/End / Seville/Cordoba
  • Price / From USD$3550
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Tour Summary

Tour Summary

  • Highlights
    Andalucian Villages, Guided tour of Córdoba, Mezquita de Cordoba, Seville, Carmona and its Roman Ramparts

    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.
  • Includes
    7 days, 6 nights accommodation; 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine; guided visit of the Mezquita de Cordoba; and the usual (see below).

    Learn more about what is included and what to expect on your Classic tour at the Classic Tour Style page.
  • Arrive / Depart
    Seville (SVQ)/ Seville or Madrid
  • Overall Tour Level
    3.0 difficulty level 3.0

    Grades are relatively gentle, and only very rarely above 8%.

  • Daily Ride Summary

    Day

    Distance/Gain
    mi/ftkm/m

    Terrain

    Day Level

    Notes

    1
    Test ride
    2
    64km / 472m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 2.0
    3
    59km / 851m
    Rolling hills
    difficulty level 2.5
    4
    65km / 767m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 2.5
    5
    63km / 502m
    Mostly flat
    difficulty level 2.0
    6
    41km / 890m
    Very hilly
    difficulty level 3.5
    Today's ride is an optional loop ride
    7
    Last day

Terrain Legend

Gentle Gentle

Rolling hills Rolling hills

Hilly Hilly

Very hilly Very hilly

Mountainous Mountainous

Daily Itinerary
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DAY 1: Arrive Seville, Andalucia

Highlights: Seville, fit bicycles, meet your tour leaders and fellow travelers

Plan to arrive in Seville a few days early to enjoy this beautiful city, and capital of Andalucia. Be sure to visit the Giralda, a famous bell tower built by the Moors and later restored. Another must see is Seville's enormous cathedral, where Christopher Columbus is buried. The cathedral is considered by some standards to be the largest in Europe! We'll fit bicycles this afternoon and recommend a short ride. This evening after introductions and a glass of sherry (or juice), we'll stroll downtown and celebrate the beginning of our cycling journey by enjoying some signature dishes of the region.

DAY 2: Cycle from Seville to Carmona

Highlights: Calatrava's Bridge in Seville, Carmona and its Roman History

Pedal along the Guadalquivir river and pass Seville's famous Santiago Calatrava bridge. Your destination today is Carmona, once a Roman stronghold this historic city has been settled for over 5,000 years, making it one of the oldest urban settlements in the entire Iberian Peninsula. Enjoy the historic city center this evening.

DAY 3: Carmona to Constantina

Highlights: Foothills of the Sierra Morena, cork trees, bulls and a Andalucian White Village

Our route takes us into the foothills of the Sierra Morena mountains where you will pass by cork tree groves with (peaceful!) bulls grazing under them. It's a fun and hilly ride. Your destination is Constantina where you will feel as though you've walked back in time as you explore the old town's white-washed houses. The Sierra Morena mountains add a dramatic flair to the scene and offer the perfect backdrop to the village.

  • Distance: 59km (37mi)
  • Gain: 851m (2791ft)
  • Terrain: Rolling hills
  • Day Level: difficulty level 2.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 4: Constantina to Palma del Rio

Highlights: Sleep in a restored Convent, cycle through the Andalucian Sierra

Coast back down to the river valley and out of the foothills towards Palma del Rio on your bicycle ride today. Some of the orange groves you'll pass today have trees over 200 years old! Our hotel tonight is one of the main attractions of Palma del Rio, an otherwise sleepy town. Christopher Columbus slept here when it was a Convent in the 15th Century.

DAY 5: Palma del Rio to Córdoba

Highlights: Museums and history of Córdoba, Mezquita de Cordoba

Take your time today and enjoy your ride to Córdoba, as tomorrow you can take a rest day to explore the city. Córdoba's heritage has Roman origins, and was also one of the earliest Islamic cities in Spain. Immigrants from Damascus arrived by 719 AD, and Córdoba thrived for three centuries under the Damascus Caliphate.

  • Distance: 63km (39mi)
  • Gain: 502m (1647ft)
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Day Level: difficulty level 2.0
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Lodging:

DAY 6: Loop ride out of Córdoba

Highlights: Visit the Mezquita and Jewish Quarter, Optional bicycle ride to Medina Zara

Enjoy a free day today in Córdoba, one of the oldest cities in Spain. Or, if you prefer to get out on the bike take a ride into the foothills and visit the impressive archeological ruins of Medina Azahara. This afternoon we'll join a local guide to tour the Mezquita of Córdoba, and the old Jewish Quarter enjoying Córdoba's whitewashed neighborhoods with flower filled patios along the way. This evening we have dinner together to say goodbye to anyone doing the 7-day itinerary.

  • Distance: 41km (26mi)
  • Gain: 890m (2919ft)
  • Terrain: Very hilly
  • Day Level: difficulty level 3.5
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 7: Buen Viaje

Highlights: Explore Andalucia, Granada or Madrid

Your cycling trip ends after breakfast this morning. Enjoy whatever extra travels you may have planned. This region is easy to explore on your own or by bus or train. Head to Madrid or back to Seville or on to the beach. Buen Viaje!

  • Meals: Breakfast
Travel Information

Travel Information

Day 1: Arrival Information

Arrive Seville, Andalucia

Meeting time 2 p.m. - on Day 1, meet your fellow cyclists and Tour Leaders at the Day 1 Hotel specified on the itinerary.

Note:

As you are planning, remember that the hotels listed in our itineraries are our primary hotels and are - in rare cases - subject to change. Before you make arrangements, check with us if your tour departure is guaranteed. If your tour departure is out further than 6 months, please also check with us as there might be slight changes to the itinerary.

The below information will help you plan your arrival. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio. The fare and timing information listed below is approximate.

Flying into Seville (SVQ):

  • Taxi to the Day 1 Hotel (20 min/EUR 25)

Flying into Madrid (MAD):

  1. Metro from the airport to Atocha Train Station (50 min/EUR 5) OR Taxi (25 min/EUR 30)
  2. Train From Madrid Atocha to Sevilla Santa Justa (3 hours/fares vary) 
  3. Taxi From the Sevilla Santa Justa train station to the Day 1 Hotel (10 min/EUR 10-15)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

Day 7: Departure Information

Buen Viaje

Your tour ends on the final day after breakfast

The below information will help you plan your departure. For more tips or other routes, you might like Rome2Rio.

The airport closest to the tour end is Seville Airport (SVQ), however Madrid (MAD) offers more connections.

Getting to Madrid:

  1. Taxi from the Ending Hotel to the Cordoba train station (10 min/EUR 15)
  2. Train from Cordoba Central to Madrid Atocha (2 hours/fares vary)
  3. Metro from Atocha to the airport (50 min/EUR 5) OR taxi (25 min EUR 30)

Look up Spanish train schedules at Renfe.com or Trainline.eu. Questions? See our information on taking trains in Europe here or ask us.

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.

Pre-Trip Planning Checklist

To Do Today!

3–6 Months Prior to Departure

  • Reserve your flights after you know you have a confirmed tour departure. Please check with our office if you do not know if your trip is confirmed. As you make your plans refer to the Getting To and Away sent to you in your booking confirmation email it provides meeting times and the starting and ending hotels and shuttle information when applicable.
  • Book your pre and post-tour hotel nights. Please refer to the Getting To and Away sheet you received in your Reservation Confirmation Email.
  • 12 weeks before your tour begin your training program www.experienceplus.com/training.
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to the tour start. Please refer to your Deposit Payment Invoice and the Final Payment Reminder e-mail you have received for detailed instructions.

6 Weeks–2 Weeks Prior to Departure

Day of Your Flight

Get as much sleep on the plane as you can. Pack your Getting To and Away information and one day of cycling gear in your carry-on. See you soon!

What to Expect on Tour

Classic Tour Style

Learn more about what is included and what to expect on your Classic tour at the Classic page.

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Reviews

Reviews

  • Great rides, great food, great tour guides and great group of fellow riders. Thank you for an amazing trip and for getting my husband who is a novice rider totally hooked!

    Heather H., Minneapolis, MN
  • Of the more than 15 professionally led bike tours I''ve taken, this was the best supported trip I''ve been on and one of the very best cycling and cultural experiences I''ve had.

    Jeff A., Portland, OR
  • Challenging cycling but rewarding. Very interesting places and towns to visit - Cordoba and Granada were both fascinating cities to get to spend time in. The guided tours in each city were both nicely done and most interesting. Beautiful countryside. All around was a great tour.

    Cliff M., Knoxville, TN
  • Beautiful cities and countryside - had visited Seville and Granada before and always wanted to return. Had never been to Cordoba or Ubeda and they were stunning.

    Heather and Ian B., Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • A great trip. Good balance between sightseeing and riding. Look forward to traveling with ExperiencePlus! again soon.

    Susan C., Berkeley, CA
  • Like all ExperiencePlus Tours -- excellent, well planned and supported, definitely the way to go.

    Guy C., Vallejo, CA
  • Super trip. Everybody should do both the Camino de Santiago and the Andalucia trip. They complement each other nicely.

    Manfred K., NY, NY
  • Amazing tour! Had a great time!

    Brice P., Calgary, Canada
  • Really great trip, impressed with the hotels and meals. Leaders were outstanding! I was surprised how majestic and beautiful Spain was - my first visit, but not my last!

    Joan K., Palatine, IL
  • Great tour. Planning on doing Camino de Santiago bicycle tour across northern Spain in August next year.

    Bob L., Fort Collins, CO
  • It was wonderful.

    Chuck and Jacque W., San Luis Obispo, CA
  • This was a wonderfully conceived trip... the cycling was great; the lodgings were wonderful; the new bicycles were a real treat... a great trip!

    Ed R., Palmyra, PA
  • Super trip. Everybody should do both the Camino and the Andalucia trip. They complement each other nicely.

    Manfred K., New York, NY
  • This was a wonderful trip! Beautiful area of the world to bike. The marriage of Islamic and Christian cultures and architectures was fascinating. Food was excellent. Tour leaders were superb. And...the local people were incredibly friendly.

    James B.
    Incline Village, NV
  • Our favorite bike touring company! Chalk arrows (really sets XPlus apart), amount/level of biking, limited van shuttles, enthusiasm, knowledge and teamwork of leaders. Also, food and wine and local "feel" of trips. These are some of the things we really value.

    Deena B.
    Incline Village, NV
  • [My favorite part?] Miles and miles (or kilometers) of great cycling on rural roads! Topped off by great dinners with the group.

    Gregg M.
    Littleton, CO
  • [My favorite parts were] The Moorish buildings of Cordoba and Granada, and the foothills of the Sierra Morena (great countryside and roads)

    Richard R.
    Charles Town, WV
  • You are loved, and most appreciated for such trips of such quality.

    George & Jane N.
    Columbus, IN
  • We have always loved the ExperiencePlus! trips on a Bicycle. Great food, wine and hotels, also a good bike to ride all those hills. We are forever grateful for such a wonderful sojourn in other countries.

    George & Jane N.
    Columbus, IN
  • I loved the people and the tours in town -olive oil factory, pottery, alhambra etc

    Ivy D.
    Denver, CO
  • Great touring company! the hat cambio is a great idea to force your clients to reach out to others ... My tour was nearly perfect. I loved the trip. I couldn't pick a single moment [ that was best ].

    Diane C.
    Boulder, CO
  • [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
  • 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
  • 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
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