Spain: Andalusia, Córdoba & Granada

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While other bike tours merely touch the tourist centers of southern Spain, this comprehensive Andalusian cycling vacation takes you deep into the region’s heart. Starting in the sensual southern city of Seville, you’ll cycle into the ancient Moorish city of Córdoba, where we’ve found an authentic Andalusian villa for you to stay in—complete with carved wooden...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Embark on a guided tour of Cordoba featuring a visit to the amazing Mezquita.
    • Ride through olive groves and vineyards along the Ruta del Vino Wine Road.
    • Sangria!
    • Spin downhill past castles, Roman ruins, and mountain villages toward enchanting Granada.
    • Explore the Alhambra Palace—one of Spain’s biggest attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

What's this trip about?

    While other bike tours merely touch the tourist centers of southern Spain, this comprehensive Andalusian cycling vacation takes you deep into the region’s heart. Starting in the sensual southern city of Seville, you’ll cycle into the ancient Moorish city of Córdoba, where we’ve found an authentic Andalusian villa for you to stay in—complete with carved wooden ceilings and a traditional Spanish courtyard. Our itinerary brings you through the famous Ruta Del Vino wine road, spinning past white-washed villages and stopping at an authentic, Andalusian cortijo for lunch with VBT’s local friends. After pedaling past medieval castles in Jaen, you’ll return home to your own ancient castle (now a Parador hotel) where you’ll discover the secrets of Andalusian cooking during a class with a local chef. As you cycle the Ruta de las Fortalezas and roll into Granada, you might even hear the haunting chords of a flamenco guitar calling your name.  

Details

Itinerary focusActive and Outdoor Sports
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 20 people
Age range13 to 80 years
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityAndalusia
End CityGranada

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Cycling & Biking
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Photography

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Spain

Attractions

  • Amsterdam
  • Andalucia
  • Córdoba
  • Granada

Activities

  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Guided Group

Trip includes

    • Custom VBT Bike and Helmet
    • Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders
    • Support Vehicle
    • Luggage Transportation
    • Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes
    • Welcome Reception
    • Facilitated Cultural Experiences
    • Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Travel Map
DAY 1: Warm-up ride / Welcome reception

After an included breakfast, meet your VBT trip leaders at the Palma del Rio hotel at 10:00 a.m. Please ask for the exact location of the meeting at the hotel reception desk.

This morning, your trip leaders will host an informative tour overview, as well as a s...

DAY 2: Home-hosted picnic lunch with local family

En route to Córdoba, you’ll ride up to the foothills of the Sierra Morena Mountain Range and the Parque Natural de Horanchuelos. Following the Guadalquivir River, you will make your way into the Campiña Cordobesa-Córdoban countryside. Along the way, you’ll stop at a t...

DAY 3: Explore Córdoba

After breakfast, meet your local guide and set out on foot. Start by visiting a nearby synagogue and then continue to the Mezquita.

Originally built as a temple, lighthouse, and warehouse, the Mezquita was once the second-largest mosque in the world and later c...

DAY 4: Ruta del Vino / La Via Verde / Jaen

After breakfast, you will leave Córdoba and shuttle to the Cordillera Subbética and the Ruta del Vino wine road. As the name suggests, this hilly region is full of olive trees and vineyards, producing and exporting excellent white wines and olive oils. One of the most...

DAY 5: Explore Jaen, land of castles and olive groves / Andalusian

Today, your loop ride follows the road to Gardia, the ancient Roman and Visigoth city of Mentesa Bastia, guarded by its 12th-century castle built on a rocky promontory. You’ll also visit the Puente de la Sierra, the so-called entrance to the Sierra de Jaen, the small ...

DAY 6: Travel to Granada

After breakfast, you will start your morning ride in the small town of Benalúa de las Villas. Begin with a gradual descent through a valley with the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the distance, and head toward the enchanting city of Granada. You will pedal through to...

DAY 7: Alhambra Palace / VBT Bicycling Vacation ends

After breakfast, you will meet your local guide and walk to the Alhambra Palace for an included visit to the Palace and Generalife Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

After your visit to the Alhambra Palace, the rest of the day is yours to explore. VBT provi...

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Dates & Availability

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Price per day$478
Last Updated: 4/16/2024
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Check Current Availability, prices, specials with VBT Bicycling Vacations.

The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

VBT Bicycling Vacations Reviews & Ratings

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Tom Dillon

Oct 2023

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History, culture, food!

This was another great trip, we got a great feel for the geography, culture and history of southern Spain. The history is the most amazing part, staying in a monaste...

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Anonymous

Oct 2023

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They make it easy to enjoy

Of course we take for granted the stunning landscapes and climate of southern Spain. This is what we signed up for. But what made the experience of everything we enc...

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B Fitz

Oct 2023

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First VBT tour and it won’t be the last

The rides and guides (Nico, Roman, Miriam) were all fantastic. The countryside was beautiful and we got to see and experience the ancient wonders and culture of Anda...

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Kacky

Oct 2023

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Exhausting amount of tours, late nights, activityc

While i enjoyed the trip, i came back exhausted. I appreciated having tours in grenada and cordoba, but i would have benefitted from a little less go time. Group din...

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Mike and Nessa

Oct 2023

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First time with VBT - wonderful vacation.

We had a wonderful time on this trip, which was our first with VBT. The guides were very helpful and knowledgeable, and they were committed to making sure we had an ...

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Tour Operator

VBT Bicycling Vacations

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Since 1971, VBT has crafted immersive and authentic biking vacations for active travelers. When you travel with VBT, you’re not just another tourist—you’re a traveler. With us, you’ll experience your destination with the help of a local, bilingual trip leader with a passion for sharing their home with you. You’ll eat in local restaurants, stay in accommodations that have been family-owned for generations and cycle through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages. 


With VBT, you won’t just visit a place—you’ll immerse yourself in it. You might follow a centuries-old pasta recipe while taking a cooking class in Rome—or learn a folk dance in Croatia, followed by sharing a bottle of locally-produced Grk wine with your new friends. Exploring the world on two wheels lets you experience your surroundings on a deeper level.

 

VBT offers exceptional value without compromising on quality. Simply put, no other US-based active travel company offers an experience this rich for such a reasonable price. On our tours, you can see more sights, have more local experiences, and enjoy more delicious, authentic meals—all while staying in high-quality, boutique hotels and charming, family-run inns.

 

All you have to do is show up at the airport—we’ll handle the rest! From tour consultants who help you find the perfect vacation to expert local trip leaders who show you the best place for gelato, we take care of all the little details that make your trip memorable. We book your flights, arrange all your transportation and accommodations, and move your luggage between hotels. Our support vans are available to give you a lift up a hill or quickly fix a flat tire. VBT takes care of your travel details and creates unique itineraries so you can relax and enjoy your small-group vacation from start to finish.

 

Friendly camaraderie, cultural immersion, and casual comforts are the hallmarks of our vacations. Discover delightful people, beautiful hotels, foreign cultures, and fascinating lifestyles that will enrich your life and provide memories for years to come.

Why we love this operator
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
What they’re known for
VBT Cycling are renowned for offering exceptional guided and self-guided bicycle tours worldwide.

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Logistics

Accommodation

,6 nights in 4-star hotels
Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance alongside your travel package to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other contingencies. It offers you peace of mind and ensures you are prepared for unexpected events that may occur before or during your journey
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Meals Included

14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

 

Age Requirements
13 to 80 years
Additional Information
What to Expect This tour offers a combination of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills and is ideal for both beginner and experienced cyclists. Our VBT support vehicle is always available for those who would like assistance. Daily Mileage: 18 - 45 miles| Biking: 2 - 5 hours| Group Size: 20
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