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Pueblos Blancos of Andalusia 8GS

Spain

3000 hours of sun every year and landscapes which couldn't be more diverse.

We will start with Granada, the highlight of every Andalusian trip. We then explore the world-famous Moorish King's castle Alhambra, which is nestled in the picturesque Sierra Nevada.

We travel on to Antequera, which developed into an important trading centre in the centuries after the Reconquista. Our hotel in Antequera welcomes us with luxury. In Ronda the Moorish past is brought to life: There we will visit the oldest bullfighting arena in the world, before the white villages of Andalusia and the natural beauty of the Grazalema lure us into physical activity on two wheels. At the end of our tour the gorgeous city of Sevilla will take our breath away.

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Start/Finish: Granada / Sevilla
Nearest airport: Granada-Jaén / Seville Airport (SVQ)
Duration: 8 nights
Route: safe and well-maintained cycle paths, forest roads and streets
Accommodations: charming and carefully selected hotels
Highlights: Antequera, Castle in Bobastro, Reservoir lake Guadalhorce, Zahara de la Sierra, oil mill in El Vinculo
Minimum number of participants: 8
Please note paragraph 4.2. a) of our terms and conditions of travel to find out more about the cancellation of tour through Edelweiss Bike Travel when the minimum number of participants is not reached - Terms and Conditions
9 days vacation
7 day riding route

DAY 1: Arrival in Granada
Please arrive at the hotel before 4pm for our welcome get-together.
DAY 2: Granada - Antequera
We will leave the first cultural highlights behind us and take the train to Loja. With our bikes we will cycle along the scenic routes of Rio Guadalhorce to Antequera. Away from the big tourist streams, it is nestled between rocky hills. Nowhere in Spain you can find as many church towers as here.
[distance: 41 km, uphill: 650 m; 25 miles, uphill: 2133 ft]
DAY 3: Antequera - El Chorro
Let’s head south. One of the most impressive karst landscapes in Europe is the Plateau El Torcal. Where the forces of weathering chiseled bizarre sculptures into the porous limestone. The interactive visitor center will introduce you to the geological origin, fauna and flora. Mirador Las Ventanillas offers impressive views to the Costa del Sol and is only minutes away. We will cycle along 3 large reservoir lakes towards Caminito del Rey, where we will leave the canyon at El Chorro.
[distance: 60 km, uphill: 1400 m; 37 miles; uphill: 4593 ft]
DAY 4: El Chorro - El Burgo
We will reach Bobastro after a short climb. Bobastro is a legendary castle, which lies like an eagles nest on top of the Mesas de Villaverde. We will then cycle a short distance along the Guadalhorce dam and follow the Rio Turon for the rest of the day.
[distance: 37 km, uphill: 1040 m; 23 miles, uphill: 3412 ft]
DAY 5: El Burgo - Ronda
We will leave El Burgo heading north. Setenil de las Bodegas is the first of the "pueblos blancos", the white villages. The houses of this white village crouch under overhanging rocks. The rock being partly used as a roof or wall. We will stay the night in Ronda.
[distance: 62 km, uphill: 1460 m; 39 miles, uphill: 4790 ft]
DAY 6: Ronda - Grazalema
The white villages of Andalusia! Zahara de la Sierra - a picturesque village nestled on a mighty rock on the northern edge of the Sierra de Grazalema Nature Park. Above the village is the ruin of a Moorish castle. We will drive across the Puerto de las Palomas, the pass of the pigeons, and reach the next white village. Grazalema, which is supposedly the most beautiful of them all.
[distance: 47 km, uphill: 1210 m; 29 miles, uphill: 3970 ft]
DAY 7: Grazalema - Arcos de la Frontera
We will cycle through the Sierra de Grazalema on small roads to Ubrique. Small houses built of natural stones line the streets. It is time to relax with a cafe con leche. El Bosque is located at the gate of Sierra Grazalema National Park. The Rio Majaceite is the southernmost trout fishing area of Europe, which forms the ideal place for a delicious lunch. Picturesque Arcos de la Frontera is situated on a steep cliff, where Moorish arches span several of the narrow streets forming the town’s unique character. Our lodging for tonight is a parador in the middle of the old town.
[distance: 56 km, uphill: 960 m; 35 miles, uphill: 3150 ft]
DAY 8: Arcos de la Frontera - Seville
We will return our bikes in Jerez de la Frontera. We then climb on a train that takes us to the proud and elegant city of Seville. We have enough time for a city tour before we will enjoy the last Spanish tapas.
[distance: 38 km, uphill: 220 m; 24 miles, 722 ft]
DAY 9: Departure from Seville
We will be happy to take you to the nearest train station or airport. We wish you a pleasant journey home.

Tour prices 2019

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 2.980,-
Riese & Müller Nevo
$ 3.280,-
Single room supplement$ 430,-

Tour prices 2020

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 2.980,- *
Riese & Müller Nevo
$ 3.280,- *
Single room supplement$ 430,- *
* Please note that the dates and prices for 2020 are not confirmed yet. The dates shown on our website are preliminary dates for 2020 and might change. Also, for this tour there are yet no prices confirmed for 2020. If the tour price differs more than 5% from last year’s pricing you can cancel your participation until October 31, 2019 without any cancellation fee.

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10.10. - 18.10.2019
19.10. - 27.10.2019

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08.10. - 16.10.2020
17.10. - 25.10.2020

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