Start: Priego de Córdoba Finish: Priego de Córdoba
Arrive in beautiful Andalucía and settle into your comfortable 4-star accommodation. After today's journey, you may wish to take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool and then enjoy an aperitif before dinner.
Challenge: Travel to Andalucía.
Choose among several options for cycling in the area (15 km / 9,5 mi to 40 km / 25 mi long). All three routes include a visit to the village of Priego de Córdoba and of course the joy of riding along endless country lanes, winding through olive orchards with views of historic Moorish watchtowers.
Challenge: 15 - 28 - 40 km / 9,5 - 17,5 - 25 mi , 300 / 500 / 600 m ascent and descent.
Villages along the way: Priego de Córdoba
A day for strenuous ascents. From Priego, you ride up and straight through the Sierra Albayate. Then it's on to Montefrío, another lovely village of white-washed houses clustered round a Moorish castle. Your accommodation is a converted traditional olive oil mill and press, recalling the vital importance of liquid gold in this land.
Challenge: max. 47 km / 29 mi, 880 m ascent, 520 m descent.
Villages along the way: Montefrio
A day to rest and relax or to enjoy an excursion by bus to Granada, a small city with an ancient past and a surprisingly cosmopolitan feel. In addition to the Alhambra, stunning display of Moorish architecture not to missed, the city has other jewels to offer: the enchanting labyrinth of narrow lanes in the Albaycín quarter, the steets lined with tea houses or the impressive Capilla Real (Royal Chapel). Remember to book your Alhambra tickets on-line in advance (optional).
Challenge: Visit Granada and the Alhambra.
Villages along the way: Granada
Once again the enchanting tapestry of beautiful grey-green orchards on gently rolling hills, waves in a sea of olive trees. Soothing landscapes to purify your soul. Today's route is composed of a short, practically flat section of 8 km / 5 mi on tarmac, and some more demanding ascents but all of efforts rewarded with a long final descent to your hotel in Iznájar
Challenge: 48 - 52 km / 26 - 32,5 mi, 585 / 900 m ascent, 1200 / 1115 m descent.
Villages along the way: Milanos, Algarinejo. El Higueral
Today you cycle through a lovely sea of olive orchards and pine woods to the village of Zuheros. On this first leg of your journey, you cycle through foothills beneath the jagged peaks of the Sierra Subbética. The route is fairly long and has two steep ascents, at km 22 / mi 13 and km 28 / mi 17. The last section of the route takes you along the Via Verde, a converted railway cycling path. If you do no wish to stop off in the village of Cabra, you can take the Via Verde earlier and ignore the detour to Cabra.
Challenge: 55.5 km / 34,5 mi, 500 m ascent and descent.
Villages along the way: El Higueral, Rute, Cabra, Zuheros
A shorter ride today, through the beautiful area surrounding the Sierra Subbética Natural Park. Back at your 4-star accommodation in the country, a refreshing plunge in the pool. This evening, choose from among 3 restaurants for dinner.
Challenge: 23 -25 km / 14,5 / 15,5 mi, 250 m ascent, 360 m descent.
Villages along the way: Zuheros, Luque
Your arrangement comes to an end today after breakfast.
Challenge: Travel from Priego de Córdoba
Typical Andalusian style hotels and one luxurious 4-star accommodation. Two of them have swimming pool. The hotels on this trip have been carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. Some of the hotels we work with appear here. If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked.
Extra nights can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way.
With a very attentive and personalised service with their guests. Belonging to the Zerca Hotels chain. "In Zerca Hotels we want our clients to bother about relaxing ... we take care of all the rest"
A small rural accommodation of 5 rooms managed by Mandy and Marc. It is a quaint accommodation in an incomparable location.
Hotel overlooking the lake and all the services for a pleasant stay, such as swimming pool, a patio, sports facilities and restaurant.
With a very attentive and personalised service with their guests. Belonging to the Zerca Hotels chain. "In Zerca Hotels we want our clients to bother about relaxing... we take care of all the rest"
You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between Februaryr 25th and October 28th. This trip is available during summer months when the temperature can be high. Please check the average temperature before booking or ask us for advise.
The nearest airport is Málaga (AGP).
Arrival in Priego de Córdoba
From Málaga airport (AGP), there is a regular bus service which runs throughout the day to the central bus station in Málaga city centre.
There are regular bus services between Málaga central bus station and Lucena (about 30 km from Priego de Córdoba). Further info on www.alsa.es.
There are also regular daily buses from Lucena to Priego de Córdoba. Further info on www.autocarescarrera.es.
Taxi transfers are available from Lucena to Priego, and vice versa (Can be booked in advance through S-Cape. You can also book a taxi transfer from Málaga airport directly to your first accommodation, and viceversa. S-Cape can arrange this service.
Return from Priego de Córdoba
Make the trip to the airport in reverse
If you travel in your own car to the starting point of the trip, you can leave it parked during the trip in the parking of the first accommodation
Rental of hybrid bicycles with 21 gears, repair kit, lock, pump, and front and back cycle bags with map carrier
GPS tracks are available on request.
This was one of the best cycling trips we have ever experienced! The roads were in great shape, the traffic was minimal, the weather was perfect, and the scenery was breathtaking! We cycled through rows and rows of olive trees and cork trees and stayed in beautiful white villages in Andalucia. Our hotel reservations and luggage transport were all planned out with no issues. Thank you to all of the people at S-Cape Travel!
"Great cycling trip with lovely accommodation in southern Spain. The two Zerca hotels, were lovely with great service. All accommodation was good and we got some very nice rooms. Nice to have a pool in all hotels. Bikes were great, and well set up"
"We made a beautiful and exciting bike ride through the Sierra Subbetica. Good hotels, very nice and helpful people, intriguing nature and good weather. The bike ride was challenging, with a few strong climbs every day through beautiful and scenic landscapes and mostly quiet, well-maintained roads. A reasonable physical condition and experience in cycling in the mountains seems advisabel. Cultural-historical interest is addressed by combining the tour with trips to Cordoba, Granada and Montefrio. Peter, Netherlands, March 2019"
"A fantastic trip around a beautiful area with quiet roads, stunning scenery and lovely villages"
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm (CET)
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm (CET)