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Seville To Granada

This Andalucia cycling holiday passes through the historic cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, staying in some of the most charismatic and charming hotels in Andalucia

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Andalucia —Sevilla > Granada
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Point to point
  • Groups up to 20


Combining the historic tradition of Andalucía, with superb scenery – ranging from the Sierra de Hornachuels to the Subbetíca National Park this trip has it all! While traveling through Seville, Cordoba, and Granada, you will stay in a variety of stunning boutique accommodation; including a 17th century palace, a reformed hacienda and a Mudejar style Alcazar.


  • Seven nights accommodation in double, twin or single room with en-suite.
  • Transfer to and from the arrival/departure points
  • Continental breakfast every day
  • Luggage transferred between hotels
  • Detailed maps and route information for each day, with clearly marked points of interest.
  • Route extensions every day for those of you who wish to cycle

Optional Extras

  • Hire of bicycles €120
  • Tour Extensions
  • Single Supplement is €400 from October to May, and €430 from June to September.
  • *Prices are all based on two people sharing a double or twin room. If you would prefer to stay in a single room, the single supplement is applicable.

The following is not included in the tour

  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Any transfers not stated above
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entry to any attractions (e.g. museums, churches) except were explicitly stated
  • Flights


Day 1 - Seville

Seville Cathedral The tour begins when we transfer you from Seville airport or train station to the 18th century hotel in the heart of the old town. Seville is a vibrant and lively city with thousands of years of history within the city walls. This is an excellent base from which to take in the three UNESCO world heritage sights that lie in Seville, including the largest gothic Cathedral in the world. In the evening you can join in with the rest of Seville, taking part in Andalucia’s favourite past-time: tapas dining.

Day 2 – Italica & Carmona

The first day cycling will see you leave Seville on cycle paths along the Via de la Plata route of the Camino de Santiago, stopping at the ancient Roman site of Italica. Along with a brilliantly preserved Roman amphitheatre, Italica also contains the remains of impressive mosaics, baths and Roman houses. From Italica, you loop round to the north of Seville, crossing the expansive plains which characterise this part of Andalucia, before reaching Carmona. In Carmona you will stay in a historic Mudejar style hotel, situated among the numerous palaces that sit inside this fortified town.

Day 3 – The Route of Oranges and Castles

Leaving Carmona, you continue heading west, cycling past the 15th century convent, before reaching the edge of the Sierra de Hornachuelos mountain range. The route crosses the foothills of the mountains, with no long climbs, as it passes alongside hundreds of thousands of orange trees to Palma del Rio. Here you will stay in a small, beautiful 15th century monastery.

Day 4 – Medina Azahara & Cordoba

Before reaching Cordoba, you will visit Medina Azahara - the vast palace city dating from AD 936, described by the New York Times as “the Versailles of the Middle Ages”. From Medina Azhara, it is just a short cycle into Cordoba - one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. You will stay in a fantastic 17th century hotel, which features the patio gardens distinctive of Cordoba, and is situated just a stone throw from Cordoba’s main sights - including the Mezquita and the Jewish Quarter.

Day 5 – Olives & The White Villages

Leaving Cordoba to the south, the terrain becomes more hilly as you enter Andalucia’s olive oil country. There are no big climbs, but the undulating route makes for fine scenery - with rows of olive trees spreading out in all directions. The destination are the white villages on the edge of the Subbetica Natural Park. The most charming of these, Zuheros, features pre-historic caves and a castle precarioulsy perched on the mountainside. In the evening you will stay in a beatuifully restored 19th century hacienda, situated on a charming cycle route between the villages of Zuheros and Luque.

Day 6 – Subbetica Natural Park

The route today is the most challenging of the cycling holiday, featuring several hundred metres of climbing. However, it is not especially long and there are no really steep climbs so it is easily manageable. You pass through the Subbetica Natural Park - a popular area for birdwatchers, with golden eagles and griffon vultures often spotted in the park - on the way to Priego de Cordoba, a baroque town with Moorish influences. After briefly visting the Roman village of Almedinilla, the destination for the evening is just outside Montefrio - one of the most important villages in the region during the 15th century. The hotel is a beautiful building of Moorish style set on a hilltop overlooking the village.

Day 7 – Granada

The final day of the tour is just a shade under 50km and has some fairly long downhill sections, ensuring that you will arrive in good time to Granada. You will join a cycle route on the edge of Granada, which takes you into the heart of the city. The hotel, built around a traditional Andalucian courtyard, is perfectly situated close to the cathedral, and within comfortable walking distance of the Alhambra Palace and the Albayzin district. We will provide you with tickets for entry to the Alhambra Palace and give you plenty of advice on what else to see in Granada - one of the great cities for history lovers.

Day 8 - Potential Extensions

The tour ends after breakfast. However, if you have extra time before you need to leave Granada, and you have some energy left, there is the opportunity to do one of the greatest cycling challenges in Europe. Situated just outside Granada, Pico de Veleta is the highest paved road in Europe; indeed, it is possible to cycle to nearly 3,400m above sea level. If you would prefer a more relaxing end to the holiday, there is plenty to see in Granada, and if you would like to stay here for extra nights, we would be happy to arrange this for you.


The hotels on this tour are a part of what makes it such a special experience. They reflect the history and character of the region, providing comfort while also adding to an unforgettable authentic experience.


Palma del Rio In Seville you stay in a beautiful **** hotel, converted from an 18th century mansion. It is situated in the heart of the old town, less than 400m from the cathedral and Giralda, and is surrounded by narrow streets containing lively tapas bars.


In Carmona you stay in a **** hotel situated in a Mudejar building. It is located in the heart of the old town and offers picturesque views over the plains of Seville.

Palma del Rio

In Palma del Rio you stay in the town center in a restored 15th century monastery. It is in the town center, but also has extensive gardens which are perfect for relaxing and soaking up the charming atmosphere. Christopher Columbus stayed in this very building more than 500 years ago, while trying to his get funding for his voyage plans from Queen Isabella.


Cordoba In Cordoba we stay in a luxurious **** hotel in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, less than a 500m walk from the Mezquita. The hotel has five traditional patios which contain architectural remains which document the varied history of the city. On one of the patios there are the remains of a 4th century Roman maudoleum, while another includes the original 12th century Moorish wall.


This Hacienda is a reformed 19th century farmhouse set on the edge of the village of Zuheros. It is beautifully surrounded by olive groves and includes an extensive spa, with Arab style thermal baths. Nearby Zuheros is home to neolithic caves, with original paintings, and also a hilltop castle dating from the 9th century.


Granada This pleasant hotel is housed in a 19th century olive mill. It is set just 200m from the historic town center and offers fantastic views across the Priego and Parapanda mountain ranges.


In Granada you stay in a fantastic **** hotel situated in between the Alhambra Palace and the Historic Center. It is a comfortable walking distance from all the major sights, inclduing the magnificent Albayzin district. The hotel itself is set around a traditional Andalucian courtyard.


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