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Andalucia cycling from Jerez to Cádiz
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Andalucia cycling from Jerez to Cádiz

Andalucia cycling from Jerez to Cádiz

White villages of the Costa de la Luz

  • Classical Spain - flamenco dancers, Sherry and great regional food
  • Stay in atmospheric Pueblos Blancos - the old frontier hilltop towns
  • Historical cities: Jerez and Cadiz
  • Delightful mix of coast, rolling hills, Roman roads and greenways
  • Excellent hotels full of character
  • Bird-spotter's paradise - storks, kingfishers, waders
Map cycling route Jerez to Cádiz
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On a scale of 5, we have defined this trip as level 2/3 but the actual difficulty will depend on whether you choose the longer/tougher routes or shorter/easier variants. The average daily distance cycled is 43 km / 26,5 mi (minimum 20 km / 12,5 mi, maximum 70 km / 43,5 and each day the average ascent is 480 m (minimum 125 m, maximum 800 m)

Start: Jerez de la Frontera                  Finish: Cádiz

Day 1: Arrival in Jerez de la Frontera
Day 2: From Jerez to Arcos de la Frontera (49 km / 30,5 mi)
Day 3: Choice of routes around Arcos de la Frontera (54 - 20 km / 33,5 - 12,5 mi)
Day 4: From Arcos to Medina Sidonia (59 - 48 km / 36,5 - 30 mi)
Day 5: From Medina Sidonia to Vejer de la Frontera (37 - 70 km / 23 - 43,5 mi)
Day 6: Circular route Vejer de la Frontera (23 - 59 km / 14,5 - 36,5 mi)
Day 7: From Vejer to Conil and transfer to Cádiz (34 - 23 km / 21 - 14,5 mi)
Day 8: Departure from Cádiz

Day 1:    Arrival in Jerez de la Frontera

Arrival at your comfortable hotel in Jerez city centre; in time for a walk around the historic centre before dinner (not included). 

Day 2:    From Jerez to Arcos de la Frontera (49 km / 30,5 mi)

Leaving Jerez you follow a lovely route passing vineyards, ancient settlements and riverside towns. Quiet country roads and gravel tracks alongside the River Guadalete take you past villages full of pretty, pastel-coloured houses and on towards Arcos de la Frontera. Why not stop to try the local Tierra Blanca white wines en route? At the end of the day you will have to do a steep ascent to reach the historic town centre in Arcos de la Frontera, which seems to be literally balancing on the edge of the cliff. Later there will be time to stroll through the narrow lanes or Arcos, enjoying Andalucia’s lovely evening sky and a luminous twilight of deep blue. 

Challenge: 49 km / 30,5 mi, 450 m ascent, 350 m descent.

Day 3:    Choice of routes around Arcos de la Frontera (54 - 20 km / 33,5 - 12,5 mi)

In the morning we recommend a circular tour along quiet interior roads, through vast areas dedicated to agriculture; you can either take a long tour of 54 km / 33,5 mi around the Bornos reservoir (past white villages Villamartin and Bornos) OR the short route of 20 km / 12,5 mi around the Arcos reservoir. Arcos itself is worth a visit, because it was one of the most important frontier towns during the Reconquista (hence the adjective “de la frontera”). Follow the old Arabic walls, passing the impressive Castillo de los Duques, as you make your way to the Iglesia de San Agustin with its fantastic viewpoint over the river and rich fertile valley of orange, almond and olive trees. Spend some time in the unique miniature art museum and lunch at one of the array of restaurants.


Option A: 54 km / 33,5 mi, 575 m ascent and descent.

Option B: 20 km / 12,5 mi, 300 m ascent and descent.

Day 4:    From Arcos to Medina Sidonia (59 - 48 km / 36,5 - 30 mi)

Follow a winding road, passing orange and almond orchards through the town of Junta de los Rios where two rivers converge. Passing through San Jose del Valle, which dates back to Roman times, and the impressive El Tempul, you can choose between the direct route along gravel roads (total of 48 km / 30 mi approx.) past the Moorish Gigonza castle or the more challenging route of almost 60 km along quiet but winding and ondulated tarmac roads past vast estates. Both routes come together in Paterna de Rivera, famous for its healing waters after which a steep ascent of 230 m awaits to your hotel in Medina Sidonia. Take time to explore before dinner this little gem with its grand plaza, mediaeval Moorish architecture, narrow streets and views of the bay of Cádiz.


Longer route: 59 km / 36,5 mi, 800 m ascent, 650 m descent.

Shorter route: 48 km / 30 mi, 650 m ascent, 500 m descent.

Day 5:    From Medina Sidonia to Vejer de la Frontera (37 - 70 km / 23 - 43,5 mi)

A short route today to recover from yesterday’s adventure. A quiet lane through fighting bull estates and holm oak woods, takes you from Medina to Naveros. A lovely greenway then criss-crosses this stunning landscape for irresistible views of dark green meadows as they melt into the Sierra de Cadiz (look out for Egyptian vultures and Bonelli's eagles) before you finally reach the most picturesque of our three white frontier villages: Vejer de la Frontera. Our standard hotel is an old convent from the 17th century, conveniently  located in the centre of town.


Shorter route: 37 km / 23 mi, 425 m ascent, 300 m descent.

Longer route: 70 km / 43,5 mi, 700 m ascent (never more tan 200 m in one go), 575 m descent.

Day 6:    Circular route Vejer de la Frontera (23 - 59 km / 14,5 - 36,5 mi)

It is enough to simply wander through the maze of streets that makes up Vejer de la Frontera to understand why it has been decreed a historic site. Discover its Roman walls, Visigoth hermitage and its castle at the highest part of the old town, combining both Moorish and Christian architecture. Lunch in one of the many cafes and restaurants, or walk up to the highest point with panoramic vistas and picnic next to the lovingly restored windmills of San Miguel. 

For those who want to cycle in the morning, we have described an interesting route along dirt roads through an entirely different landscape, first alongside the river Barbate, then across vast rice fields to the fishing village of Zahara de los Atunes to try some local tuna at lunch, and finally uphill across the nature reserve Parque Natural de la Breña y Marismas del Barbate


Shorter route: 23 km / 14,5 mi, 375 m ascent and descent

Longer route: 59 km / 36,5 mi, 600 m ascent and descent.

Day 7:    From Vejer to Conil and transfer to Cádiz (34 - 23 km / 21 - 14,5 mi)

You head to the coast today, with a choice of longer (34 km / 21 mi) or shorter (23 km / 14,5 mi) routes, both end in the charming seaside frontier town of Conil de la Frontera. The longer route heads east, passing the town of Barbate, and the pretty surf village of El Palmar. Taking the shorter route affords you more time to wander around the whitewashed houses of Conil de la Frontera, before being transferred to our cosy hotel in the centre of Cádiz: a very old and magical fortified town.


Longer route: 34 km / 21 mi, 250 m ascent, 370 m descent.

Shorter route: 23 km / 14,5 mi, 125 m ascent, 250 m descent.

Day 8:    Departure from Cádiz

Your arrangement comes to an end after breakfast today. Taxi transfers to Jerez, Seville or Málaga airport can be arranged.



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.

Hotel Spa Jerez en Jerez de la Frontera
Hotel Spa Jerez (Jerez de la Frontera)

 Located in the city center of Jerez de la Frontera, this hotel combines modernity and tradition, gastronomy and oenology, coast and inland, atmosphere and relaxation. It has a wonderful pool and spa and has been awarded with the 'Charming Andalusian Hotels' brand seal.


Hotel Los Olivos en Arcos de la Frontera
Hotel Los Olivos (Arcos de la Frontera)

 This accommodation offers all the services and amenities necessary to enjoy an idyllic setting and disconnect in Arcos de la Frontera after the route.


Tugasa Hotel Medina Sidonia
Hotel Tugasa Medina Sidonia (Medina Sidonia)

Accommodation located in the historic center of Medina Sidonia, very close to the main monuments and points of interest. The building is an old palace house from the 18th century belonging to a family of the local nobility. It offers all the necessary services to offer the guests a pleasant stay.


Hotel Convento San Francisco en Vejer de la Frontera
Hotel Tugasa Convento de San Francisco (Vejer de la Frontera)

This hotel is located in the historic center of Vejer de la Frontera, on the top of a hill from where you can see the dried-up Laguna de la Janda, the Barbate River and the coasts of El Palmar and Cabo de Trafalgar. Built in a 17th century building that was originally a convent for poor clares nuns and later for Franciscan monks.


Hotel Argantonio - Cádiz
Hotel Argantonio (Cádiz)

Accommodation located in a small 18th century mansion that fuses andalusian classic and colonial styles in its decoration, enveloping travelers in a warm and close atmosphere. A unique and charming hotel whose objective in its restoration was to bring it as close as possible to the architecture of the time, rescuing its originality and personality.




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.

Hotel ITC Ítaca (Jerez de la Frontera)
Hotel ITC Ítaca (Jerez de la Frontera)

Charming hotel in the old district of Jerez a few metres away from the Cathedral and some of the most interesting wine cellars in the city. Ítaca Jerez Hotel can be found in the 19th century Convent of Maria Auxiliadora and boasts a relaxing and exquisite atmosphere which is ideal for your holiday. 


Hotel El Convento** (Arcos de la Frontera)
Hotel El Convento (Arcos de la Frontera)

Rooms, cozy and comfortable, are equipped with all you need to provide you a lovely stay. Most of the rooms have a beautiful view of the Guadalete River Valley and all of them are very quiet. Please, bear in mind that we are located in a historic building with no lift. The access to some of the rooms are via stairs.


Hotel Medina Sidonia**** (Medina Sidonia)
Hotel Medina Sidonia (Medina Sidonia)

Welcoming hotel with spa in Medina Sidonia specially designed to enjoy the beauty of this historic Andalusian city full of traditions and an excellent cultural heritage. Restaurant, bar with terrace, gym and beautiful views.

Hotel La Casa del Califa
Hotel La Casa del Califa (Vejer)

The Casa del Califa, located in the heart of Vejer, stands on a set of buildings from the 10th to the 16th centuries. Here you can sleep and feel the Moorish atmosphere, get away from the madding crowd and lose yourself in the panoramic views that can be admired from its terrace.


Casa de las Cuatro Torres Boutique Hotel (Cádiz)

La Casa de las Cuatro Torres, built between 1736 and 1745, and cataloged as Bien de Interés Cultural (BIC) is perhaps the best example of the Houses of Chargers of the Indies. It is a building of neoclassical Cádiz style, a unique style, where sobriety, symmetry and decorative elements are complemented by the occasional use of late baroque decoration, so prevalent in Andalusia. Each room is named after a distinguished seafarer. 



This tour is bookable throughout the year except for the very warm months of July and August when temperatures reach 33º C. From November till March rainfall could difficult access of dirt roads (mud) but chances are low that you actually will get wet (number of days with rainfall per month is 8 in December and between 5 and 7 during the rest of winter). The most enjoyable season for cycling is from March to June (first fortnight) and from September (2nd fortnight) till the end of October

Jerez airport (XRY) is a destination for quiet a number of Low Cost airlines (from London, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Cologne , Frankfurt etc) and can also reached via Barcelona or Madrid with regular flight companies.

You can fly to other airports in Andalucía: Sevilla Airport (SVQ) and Málaga (AGP)

Arrival in Jerez de la Frontera

From Jerez airport there is at least 1 direct train to Jerez Train station, but an private taxi transfer can be arranged for aprox 25,- euros. From Jerez Station to your either walk to your hotel (5 min walk to Casa Grande) or take a taxi.

By rail Jerez can be reached from all major Spanish cities

Departure from Cádiz

At the end of your tour, you can take a direct train in Cadíz to Jerez airport.

For time tables of the train connection between Cadiz and Jerez (train station or airport) see www.siu.cmtbc.es

Trekking bikes

Model: Stevens and Scott (21-24 gears)

                   Stevens unisex                                          Stevens male

        Trekking bike Stevens male

                  Stevens female                                        Scott male

Trekking bike Stevens female     Trekking bike Scott male


Model: Conor (21-24 gears). Hidraulic brakes

MTB bike Conor

Caracteristics valid for all our bikes

  • Front suspension
  • Bottle holder
  • Gel saddle/ajustable/
  • Customer saddles can be fitted
  • Customer pedals can be fitted by us
  • Provided with repair-kit
  • Provided with 1 panier


Model: Bocas or Stevens

                   E-bike Boca

E-bike boca


GPS tracks are available on request



  • 7 nights´accommodation with breakfasts
  • Luggage transport on Days 2, 4, 5 and 7
  • Transfer from Conil to Cádiz (*)
  • Digital detailed route notes and maps in English
  • Access to the trip on GUIBO
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

(*) If clients bring their own bikes (and own car), we higly recommend to park their car in Conil. A transer from Conil to Jerez with teh bikes is already included in the package price. This way, you will finish the last route where your car is and won't require additional transfers

Not included

  • 7 Lunches and dinners (plenty of places to buy lunch along the routes, in the evening there are restaurants at/near the accommodations)
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Bike rental
  • Tourist Tax
  • Transfers by public transportation
  • Transfer to first/ from last accommodation
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, tips, extra transfers, etc.
  • Any items that have not been specifically mentioned in the program


  • Extra nights at any of the accommodations from the programme at other destinations, such as city hotels in Seville or Málaga
  • Single Room Supplement (s)
  • Optional transfers from Jerez or Sevilla airports to Jerez
  • Optional transfer from Cádiz to Jerez airport or to Seville airport
  • Bicycle rental (strong but lightweight fully equipped trekking bikes with 24 gears), including bike transfers to and from the accommodations and meet & greet on day 1
  • Shipment of printed documents to the first accommodation


It was all very enjoyable and interesting



Great holiday helping us discover a beautiful, varied part of Spain. Beautiful hill top villages, unspoilt countryside, and finish in the fabulous city of Cadiz.

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