- Tour Plan
- Similar Tours
- Terms and Conditions
- Accommodation - 7 nights
- Bicycle Pannier
- Cycle Guide
- Cycle Tour Brochure – GPS Tracks
- Liability and rescue Insurance
- Luggage Transport
- Private guided tour of Alhambra
- Transfer airport
- Vehicle Supported Tour
- Extra Excursions
- Extra meals
- Extra Nights
- Personal Expenses
- travel and assistance Insurance / cancel insurance
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SUN AND SNOW, LAND AND SEA, HISTORY AND LEGEND
The province of Granada has so much to offer, from the mythical city that witnessed the fall of the last king of Moorish Al-Andalus to untouched natural areas. The land that charmed romantic travelers still captivates anybody who visits it. The Cycling Journey goes from north to south along epic, ever-changing landscapes from a vast high plateau to desert landscapes, high mountains with traditional villages, and the tropical – Mediterranean coast towards the city of Granada.
The Tour is designed to have time enough to immerse yourself in a country’s culture. As you travel from one hotel to another; there’s no need to worry about your luggage, which is brought to your hotel, ready to welcome you upon arrival.
Suitable for anyone who likes an active way of traveling and has a normal physical condition and health.
Supported & guided cycle holiday
Nature and culture were our role models to design the tour
An excellent way to stay active on your holiday
Experience different regions in an exciting and environmentally friendly way
The opportunity to stop when and where you want to explore differently
BIKE TOUR GRANADA STANDS OUT FOR
Professional guides with years of expertise and local knowledge with a personal connection to the region
Small group travel allows people to feel freedom, to go at their own pace, get to know their travel companies, and also benefit from their leader’s knowledge
Personalized attention. Any tour can be modified to meet the interest and preferences of the customer. A tailor-made tour: A tour fully personalized to meet your interest and preferences. We create and organize a Personalized Tour ideal when traveling as a family, a group of friends, or on an incentive trip. You determine the duration of the trip, destination preferences, type of accommodations, difficulty level, or a range of activities, with full flexibility to travel at your own pace.
Our selection includes hotels in rural areas surrounded by nature to discover the special features in the middle of their unique scenery
Travel guidance in different languages
Culture and Nature Experience. Get to know the traditions, the local cuisine, the people, and the history, and explore the landscapes with your own eyes
Sustainable travel. The tours are designed with the idea of being more conscious of how we travel. We seek to minimize negative impacts on the environment and aim to have a positive social impact on local communities and economies
MAP CYCLE JOURNEY GRANADA
- Day 1 – Welcome
- Day 2 – Traverse the High Plateau: a land of contrasts
- Day 3 – From the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the heart of the Gorafe Desert
- Day 4 –The first route of Las Alpujarras. A route through “Las Alpujarras”: a beautiful region of white mountain villages nestled between the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Sea
- Day 5 – The second route of Las Alpujarras. A route through “Las Alpujarras”: a beautiful region of white mountain villages nestled between the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Sea
- Day 6 – From Mountains to Coastline. A ride through the beautiful Lecrín Valley, a mixture of pine forest and cultivated land, towards the Tropical Coast of Granada
- Day 7 – Explore Granada
- Day 8 – Goodby
- The difficulty rating system
Upon arrival either in Málaga or Granada, our pick-up will drive us to our hotel Los Nogales found in the municipality of Pozo Alcón, a privileged rural village located on the border with the province of Jaen y Granada, inside a protected area: the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura, and Las Villas Biosphere Reserve.
After we arrive at our hotel, there is plenty of time to relax or explore the area.
An introductory briefing about the trip will be given by the tour leader the same day, followed by a safety and bicycle technical briefing. After the briefing, you will have the time to try out your bicycles and make minor adjustments to ensure comfort.
- Hotel: Los Nogales. Pozo Alcón.
- Dinner: Free
After breakfast, we drive to the northernmost tip of Granada province where we start the cycle journey surrounded by the breathtaking Sagra Mountain Range, an isolated peak of 2.383 meters, the highest mountain in Andalusia after the Sierra Nevada Mountain.
Traversing the Sagra Mountain Range marks the beginning of our journey and leads us to the first village Húescar. The route continues along cereal fields, olive, and almond groves, one of the main crops in the Altiplano region together with livestock, another important part of life in this area. The coming stop is the pretty village Castril, a must for a visit. This typical Andalusian town with its steep streets and huddle of whitewashed houses is overlooked by the spectacular Peña de Castril, a rock that rises 900 m. becomes a viewpoint offering excellent views.
After, we head out for the last portion of today’s cycling with the destination the village Cortes de Baza situated on the north point of the beautiful Negratín lake. We leave the village by car heading to a hot spring at Negratín lake called “Baños de Zujar” where we can finish the day with a swim in this natural pool with a water temperature of 35º. After we drive to our hotel located in La Calahorra, a small village at the foot of Sierra Nevada. In front of the hotel, one can appreciate the beauty of the La Calahorra Castle situated on the hill.
- Hotel: Cuevas Del Tío Tobas. Alcudia de Guadix.
- Lunch: Picnic
- Dinner: Free
From our hotel, we cycle along the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, called Marquesado de Zenete, a region located in the south of Guadix and has been throughout history a place marked by mining. The road leads us to the old town of Guadix showing an important heritage of monuments, with the medieval Arab Citadel, the Cathedral, and various Mudejar-style buildings. The most characteristic feature is that many of the inhabitants of this large town live in cave houses.
After a break and a stroll through the cave district, we continue toward the village of Purrullena. From here we begin to cycle through the heart of the desert passing the isolated towns belonging to the territory of the Granada Geopark declared UNESCO Global Geopark in 2020.
The cycle ride finishes in Alicún de las Torres, located in a secluded spot in the midst of nature. Here we see a strange natural formation, a limestone wall formed over time by the precipitation and sedimentation of the mineral salts of the water that runs through here, which is now 15 meters high and about 1 kilometer long. After we continue with the car to the town of Gorafe, which is the location of the highest concentration of dolmens in Europe; the first examples of architecture known by mankind.
Before heading to our hotel, we stop at a panoramic view overlooking the arid Badlands that surround the village of Gorafe.
- Hotel: Hospedería del Zenete. La Calahorra, (Granada)
- Lunch: Picnic
- Dinner: Free
The Alpujarra is an area where time seems to stand still. It is the last redoubt of the Moriscos from Granada showing the symbiosis between man and the environment reached by the Moorish culture of Al-Andalus.
We start the day by driving to “Puerto de la Ragua”, a mountain pass at an elevation of 2.000 meters, located on the boundary of Granada and Almería provinces. The route passes through picturesque villages with stunning views over the valley and its terraced farms. On clear days, it’s possible to see the Mediterranean Sea and even Africa.
Along the way, there is time to stop and explore some of the rustic villages having a very distinct architecture as a result of the Berber occupation: flat-roofed, box-shaped white houses with tall round chimneys, clustered along narrow, winding, and steep streets, clinging to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada.
Eventually, we reach our hotel near the village of Cádiar, which is located near the banks of the Guadalfeo River with panoramic views over the mountains.
- Hotel: Alquería de Morayma. Cádiar.
- Lunch: Picnic
- Dinner: Free
Today we continue the journey in the “Alpujarras” with our first destination the village Trevélez, one of the highest villages in Spain located at 1.480 meters in the Trevélez Gorge. It is well known for ham drying in a traditional way, which has its own Denomination of Origin for its quality and great flavor. Require the geographical surroundings in which it is produced, where climatic conditions such as altitude, temperature, and humidity give the product, unique qualities.
Then continue towards the village Pampaneira, the first of the three villages in the Poquiera Gorge, one of the most beautiful places in the Alpujarra. After enjoying a drink in Pampaneira we take the car to our hotel in Capileira, the highest of the three villages, at 1.435 meters, a truly great experience to stay the night with the breathtaking landscapes of the southern slopes of Sierra Nevada.
- Hotel: Finca de los Llanos. Capileira.
- Lunch: Free
- Dinner: Free
We leave the Alpujarras behind and go with our vehicle to the village Nigüelas, the highest village in the Lecrín region at 930 meters, called: the Balcony of the Valley.
Our last cycle day takes us through the Lecrín Valley, an area of rolling hills, ravines, rugged cliffs, and rivers covered with cultivated citrus and orange groves, almond trees, and olive oil plantations. We make our way around the Béznar Reservoir, the heart of the valley which is filled by several rivers that flow from the Sierra Nevada, passing several villages which have kept their Moorish essence over the centuries.
Let’s cycle towards the village Pinos del Valle, which offers a stunning view. We continue cycling towards the Old Road Granada-Motril where we pass through a big canyon famous for rock climbing.
The last part is in the direction of Salobreña, a beautiful village that sits atop a giant rock, capped with an ancient Moorish castle. There is time to visit the old part of the village, swim or relax at one of the bars. Next, we will head to our final destination of this journey Granada.
- Hotel: Casa del Capitel Nazarí. Granada.
- Lunch: Picnic
- Dinner: Free
A city with history located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The cultural riches of Granada with influences from the Moors, Catholics, and Jews make this city in Spain into an important cultural center with Moorish rule spanning 800 years of occupation.
Granada's role gradually increased within the Moorish realm and eventually became a kingdom with the stunning Alhambra palace. In 1492, the city was reconquered by the Catholic kings (Ferdinand and Isabel), due to which the Moors and Jews had to convert to Catholicism or flee the country. Slowly but surely, this caused the city to fall into economic and cultural decay for several centuries.
We start the day with a private guided tour of Alhambra and the gardens of the Generalife (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where you discover one of the best-preserved monuments of Islamic architecture in Spain.
The rest of the day you are free to explore more beautiful places and to try the Granada tapas which are known for serving free tapas with every drink. The tour guide will organize a place to have dinner together to celebrate the last evening of the journey.
- Hotel: Casa del Capitel Nazarí.
- Lunch: Free
- Dinner: Free
The journey ends after breakfast at our hotel. There will be a private airport transfer from the hotel to the airport in Granada or Málaga.
The elements that influence the cycling level and the difficulty are:
- Total distance
- Elevation gain
- Technical difficulty
- Physical level
Level 2 - Moderate Cycle Touring (E-bike)
Intermediate fitness level and bicycle experience
- Require a better standard of fitness
- Regular exercise and/or cycling: Work out 1 x or 2 x a week
- 4 – 6 h rides with easy climbs to medium climbs
- Total distance: 50 – 80 km
- Elevation gain: Daily height gain between 500 and 1.000 meters
Climbing Level / terrain
- Paved road
- Short sections of hard-packed gravel
- Gently rolling terrain, hills, and medium climbs
- Maximum 8 km climbs of up to 350 m accumulated ascent with a 5-6 % average grade
Intermediate skill level
- You are capable of controlling bike speed and direction on paved, and uneven surfaces
- You can brake and use gears with confidence
- You can cycle on flat hard-packed gravel roads to undulating gravel double track
- You can cycle between 4 – 6 h at a relaxed to moderate pace
- Comfortably on rolling to hilly terrain
More about Granada
Declaration by the client. Please sign and return the attached document "Terms and Conditions" before pre-booking. Through the signature of this document, the participant accepts and knows the conditions, necessary for the activity of a bicycle.
After booking, you will immediately receive an invoice payment of the minimum deposit of 20% of the total trip price to secure your booking. This amount must be paid right away after receipt of the invoice. The total trip price must be received by us no later than 60 days before departure. If the balance is not paid by the due date, we treat your booking as canceled and cancellation charges apply.
The client needs to take adequate valid travel insurance at their own cost to book the tour and ensure they have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake during the trip. (mandatory) Bike Tour Granada will not provide any assistance in obtaining any insurance.
The client acknowledges and agrees that his/her signature on this agreement means that he/she has read and understands all of the terms and conditions of the Cycle Journey Granada.
The client has the right to cancel the tour in writing and signed. Once we receive your notice, the cancellation will take effect. How to Cancel Your Tours:
- Write an e-mail to email@example.com
- After you have canceled your tour, your deposit will be returned to the same account that you have made the payment. The returned amount depends on the cancellation charges. Bank charges will be deducted.
Please note that the following charges will apply to cancellation:
- If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to departure, your full deposit will be returned.
- If canceled up to 60 days before departure, 10% of the total trip price.
- If canceled from 60 to 45 days before departure, 20% of the total trip price.
- If canceled from 45 to 28 days before departure, 50% of the total trip price.
- If canceled from 28 to 14 days before departure, 75% of the total trip price.
- If canceled less than 14 days before departure, 100% of the total trip price.
You will be entitled to a full refund of the total trip price if we are not able to guarantee your trip by not having a minimum group size. If a cancellation has to be made, we will inform you immediately and notify you of cancellation not less than 60 days before the start of your trip.
You will be entitled to a full refund of the total trip price because of extraordinary circumstances meaning warfare, significant risks to human health, or a natural disaster such as weather conditions, which make it impossible to travel safely.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Conditions Of Travel.
Participation in THE COMPANY cycling tour activities should only be considered if you are properly trained and in proper physical and medical condition to undertake the tour activities. You are responsible for determining whether you are able to meet the physical demands of the tour and your health and well-being throughout the tour remain your responsibility. If you have any doubts as to your health and fitness to participate, you should consult the company or/and a medical doctor before booking.
You acknowledge that the cycling tours are adventurous, that cycling is a strenuous activity, and that there are inherent dangers, risks, and certain elements of unpredictability associated with participating in the tour. You acknowledge and accept that cycling is a physically demanding sport carrying with it considerable risk of injury and potential danger of accident or collision which may result in injury. You assume responsibility and liability for all associated risks of the tour.
I.- that he/she has been duly informed by the company Bike Tour Granada in their compressible language of the specifications of the activity “Cycle Journey Granada” in which he/she’s going to participate and about the physical conditions needed for such participation.
II.- that he/she knows, understands, and accepts the rules stated for this activity and that he/she submits him/herself to the authority of the direction and/or discipline of the organization.
III.- that he/she has been clearly and sufficiently informed about the risks of such activity and about the qualifications of the guided and about the safety measures to be taken by the organization during the activity.
IV.- that he/she doesn’t suffer any illness, disability, or medical restriction for the practice of this activity.
V.- The client acknowledges that he/she is in good physical and mental conditions suitable for such activity, not having any physical or mental illness that prevents or undermines the realization of such activity.
VI.- that he/she assumes voluntarily the risks of the sport and/or adventure’s activity and, therefore, relieves the organization of any damage or prejudice that he/she may suffer during the activity. Such exemption does not include the damages or prejudices caused by the negligence of the organization.
VII.- that you are responsible for compliance with all laws of the country or countries in which the tour operates, including all traffic regulations and drug regulations. It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of these laws and regulations.
The non-fulfillment of any of these mentioned conditions below shall cause the immediate expulsion of the activity.
I.- at all times the participant shall strictly follow the instructions and itinerary established by the guide/s.
II.- at all times the participant must cycle with both hands always resting on the handlebar and is warned of its danger.
III.-it is compulsory to wear a helmet always when the activity takes place.
IV.-to ensure safety and protection THE COMPANY requires a European standard helmet to be worn at all times while riding the Bicycle Tour.
V.-It is forbidden to overtake the guides and carry out actions with the bicycle that endanger their safety.
VI.-the client understands and accepts the rule of not doing the activity under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Participation under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is completely forbidden. The intake of such substances before or during the activity is explicitly forbidden. In this case, the organization shall not be responsible for damages resulting from this action, also declining any legal liability arising therefrom.
Insurance and booking conditions.
I.-the client needs to take adequate valid travel insurance at their own cost to book the tour and ensure they have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake during the trip.
II.-the client has to deal directly with the insurance company in case of settlement of any claim.
III.- The full payment must be received in accordance with procedures laid down under Payment Terms. If not paid in time, the company reserves the right to cancel the booking with consequent loss of deposit and apply the scale of cancellation charges as mentioned in the cancellation policy.
IV.- minimum number of participants; all offered tours will take place at a minimum number of participants, if this number is not reached, the company may cancel the trip until 60 days before its starting date and he/she will be entitled to a full refund of the total trip price.
I.-the company shall not be responsible and /or liable for any damages caused to the client due to reasons beyond the control of the company.
II.-the company shall not be responsible and/or liable for the loss of baggage or personal belongings caused to the client due to reasons beyond the control of the company.
III.-in the case where a client along with his family is compelled to discontinue the cycle tour due to any reason whatsoever including illness, death, or loss of any travel documents. No claim shall be entertained for a refund of unutilized services. Even if a client is unable to reach the place of commencement due to any reason whatsoever including loss of baggage or loss of travel documents, his booking shall be treated as cancellation and 100% cancellation charges will be charged.
IV.-the company shall, in no circumstances whatsoever be liable to the client or any person traveling with him/her for any death, personal injury, sickness, accident, loss, delay, discomfort, increased expenses, consequential loss and/or damage, or any kind of theft, howsoever caused
V.-the company reserves the right to withdraw participation of any client whose behavior is deemed likely to affect the smooth operation of the tour or adversely affected the enjoyment or safety of other participants and shall be under no liability to any such person.
VI.- personal data the company holds will be deleted after any tour unless he/she wants to receive information about other or new activities, the company will save their phone number and e-mail address, and the other personal data provided will be deleted.