Classic Andalucia

Scheduled

6 nights

Intermediate

396 km

7610 m

Alhambra
AndaluciaClassic Andalucia

Summary

This seven-day tour of Andalucia is an unmissable opportunity to visit three of Spain’s most beautiful cities, ride the winding inland roads that snake through the region, and enjoy spectacular views and natural wonders along the way.

Start the week with two days in Ronda, a hill-top village home to the impressive Puente Nuevo. The first and second days of this Andalucian tour feature two beautiful loops around the local countryside, passing through the white hill-top villages this region is so well-known for. Whilst in Ronda, you’ll be staying at Hotel Catalonia, an elegant four-start hotel, perfectly located in the city centre of the city, complete with rooftop bar and infinity pool. After Ronda, the tour will head east to Antequera, a pretty town with Roman origins, and home to awe-inspiring, millenia-old rock formations in the nearby natural park, El Torcal de Antequera. Here, you’ll be staying in the Parador de Antequera, a four-star hotel and strikingly modern building overlooking the Andalusian landscape. It’s just a 10 min walk to the centre of Antequera and a perfect base to cycle from.

The tour continues east once again to Alhama de Granada, a typical white Andlaucian town, and then on to the third and final destination, Granada, where you’ll be staying in a 19th-century four-star manor house, Villa Oniria. It has been tastefully restored in a traditional Andalusian style and is a wonderful base from which to conclude the tour. This magical city is home to the Alhambra, which dates back to the 9th century and is one of the best-preserved examples of Islamic architecture in Europe. Granada also sits at the base of the mighty Sierra Nevada, the playground for the final ride on day 6.

This is a tour for lovers of cycling, culture and food – life’s simple pleasures enjoyed in good company.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

DISTANCE

396 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Andalucia

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Intermediate

Average Distance X DAY

66 km

Average Time X DAY

3 h 10 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 2.999

TOUR highlights

El Torcal de Antequera

The Alhambra, Granada

El Puente Nuevo, Ronda

Pico de Veleta, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Grazalema Natural Park

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Intermediate

Rated 2 out of 4 our Intermediate tours are designed for sporty people who are looking to enjoy some more challenging rides. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Andalucia!

This impressive seven-day tour begins in the world-renowned UNESCO heritage site of Ronda. Meet with the Eat Sleep Cycle team, set up the bikes and head straight out for the first warm-up ride, a loop around the nearby Ronda countryside with awe-inpirsing views of the city's ancient Puente Nuevo.

EAT

Enjoy an evening meal in a local restaurant and sample some of the best flavours from Ronda.

SLEEP

Hotel Catalonia, Ronda

CYCLE

Welcome briefing and warm-up ride around Ronda - 37 km, 830 m

Day 1

Sierra Grazalema

On day 2, the Tour of Andalucia continues with a long loop around the Sierra de Grazalema. Visit the smurf town (yes, it’s blue!) of Juzcar & meander through some of the classic white-washed villages this region is so well known for. In the the afternoon we'll enjoy olive oil tasting at a local farm follwed by an evening meal with views of the olive groves.

EAT

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a beautiful roadside lunch or stop at a local bar en route. Dine in a local restaurant in the evening and sample some of the best flavours from the region.

SLEEP

Hotel Catalonia, Ronda

CYCLE

Sierra Grazalema Loop - 71 km, 1,420 m

Day 1

From Ronda to Antequera

The tour heads east on day 3 to the Roman town of Antequera. The town is packed full of history and the architecture tells a story of the transition from Moors to Christians over the last few hundered years.

EAT

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a beautiful roadside lunch or stop at a local bar en route. Dine in a local restaurant in Antequera in the evening.

SLEEP

Parador de Antequera

CYCLE

Ronda to Antequera - 91 km, 1,700 m

Day 1

From Antequera to Alhama de Granada

Enjoy a rolling ride through rural Andalucia to the white village of Alhama de Granada. Tonight sleep in a traditional cortijo just ourside the village.

EAT

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a beautiful roadside lunch or stop at a local bar en route. Olive oil tasting and evening meal in the olive groves.

SLEEP

El Amparo

CYCLE

Antequera to Alhama de Granada - 87 km, 1,500 m

Day 1

Alhama de Granada to Granada

Granada bound! The tour continues east once again on day 5 towards its final destination, Granada, one of the most magical cities in Spain. Upon arrival and after a well-deserved rest, enjoy spellbinding evening watching the sunset over the Alhambra.

EAT

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a beautiful roadside lunch or stop at a local bar en route. Enjoy an evening meal in a local restaurant.

SLEEP

Hotel Oniria, Granada

CYCLE

Antequera to Granada - 57 km, 860 m

Day 1

The Sierra Nevada Mountains

Day 6 will not disappoint, as the ride climbs into the Sierra Nevada mountains. The views are truly breath-taking, and the perfect way to end this unforgettable tour.

EAT

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a beautiful roadside lunch or stop at a local bar en route. Dine in a local restaurant in the evening and sample some of the best local flavours.

SLEEP

Hotel Oniria, Granada

CYCLE

The Sierra Nevada - 53 km, 1,300 m

Day 1

Departures from Granada

The Tour of Andalucia draws to an end on day 7. Enjoy a final stroll around Granada before heading home, having enjoyed a week of the best cycling, culture and food Andalucia has to offer.

EAT

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

SLEEP

CYCLE

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy full ride support from our professional guide team & support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Filante SLR

Pure Road

The Filante SLR is an extremely lightweight aerodynamic bicycle used by World Tour team Astana. Enjoy a Shimano Ultegra Si2 groupset and DT Swiss ERC 1400 wheelset.

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Wilier Filante SL Hybrid Road E-Bike

Pure Road Electric

Our top of the range road e-bike from Wilier. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame, carbon wheelset and Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting. The Filante Hybrid has a range of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. Range extenders are avialable to hire which doubles this range.

Electric Premium Upgrade

Wilier Garda Hybrid Road E-Bike

All Road Electric

A comfortable e-road bike with a lightweight carbon frameset and a clean-cut design featuring fully integrated cable routing. The Garda Hybrid uses the proven and reliable Mahle X35+ drive unit with 250 Wh motor inserted in the rear hub while the battery is housed in the down tube. The groupset is Shimano 105 Di2. The Garda has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs - it's possible to rent a range extender to double the range for an additional fee.

Electric

Wilier Filante SL

All Road

The Wilier Filante SL guarantees a first-class weight, a precise ride and a great aesthetic clarity thanks to the integrated cables. Carbon Monocoque frame with full internal cable routing Electronic Shimano 105 Di2 shifting Carbon wheels Chainrings: 50/34, Cassette: 11-34

Basso Diamante

Pure Road

The ultimate bike for climbers. The Diamante features a lightweight fully integrated frameset, a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and a carbon ERC 1400 wheelset from DT Swiss. The Diamante has gearing for climbing - a 50/34 chainset and an 11-34 cassette.

Premium Upgrade

Basso Astra

All Road

An endurance all-road bike that increases versatility with features that lean closer to gravel. Enojy a comfortable performance carbon frameset, an electronic SRAM Force AXS groupset and a MicroTech RE38 Carbon wheelset. 48/35 chainrings and 10-36 cassette

THE GUIDES

Rafa

Rafa is from Barcelona and has made the city of Granada his home. Alongside guiding Rafa works as a cycling coach. He rides both road and gravel and has probably climbed the Pico de Veleta more times than anyone else!

Rafa-eat-sleep-cycle-guide
Fernando

Fernando lives in the Montes de Málaga! He's spent a career travelling extensively and working with the UN. A Malagueñan, Fernando rides MTB and road and continues to love to travel.

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Malaga

MEETING POINT

Ronda

TIME

Around 11 am

DEPARTURE

The tour finishes in Granada

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

full-support

ACCOMMODATION

4* hotel

FOOD

Full-board - breakfast, lunch & evening meals

TRANSFERS

Group arrival transfer from Malaga Airport

BIKE RENTAL

optional

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Andalucia

Home to the Montes de Málaga, the Costa del Sol and the almightly Sierra Nevada, Andalucia has a stunning variety of landscapes and beautiful towns and cities just waiting to be explored. Don’t miss cultural gems such as the Alhambra in Granada, flamenco in Seville and el Punte Nuevo in Ronda.  The warm Mediterranean climate makes this region the ideal location for year-round cycling.

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RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

If you have any questions about our tours, dates, or anything else, contact us here
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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €599
Peak Season (Spring & Autumn):  PLUS €300
Monday

8 April 2024

Sunday

14 April 2024

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6 May 2024

Sunday

12 May 2024

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Monday

30 September 2024

Sunday

6 October 2024

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Monday

4 November 2024

Sunday

10 November 2024

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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