THE SPANISH SIERRA’S – A great adventure! Superb cycling over long warm days, through areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Spain is vast, with lots of open spaces and mountains. Nearly a fifth of Andalucia is protected, and many of these protected areas are called ‘Parque Naturals’, and are protected due to their unique wildlife and landscape. They are areas of great beauty and we cycle through three of them on this adventure. The Parque Natural Sierra de Hornachuelos, The Parque Natural de la Sierra de Andújar and the spectacular Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and the Villas.
We call it the Spanish Sierra’s Adventure – Seville to Murcia. An adventure through unique beautiful landscapes.
So PERFECT to kickstart your summer of cycling. 500 fascinating miles, through incredible countryside, in 7 days.
This is one of the warmest regions anywhere in Europe. It has a warm, Mediterranean climate with dry, hot summers and mild winters with infrequent precipitation, and LONG hours of sunshine.
This is a supported tour – at the start of the day, when the group sets off biking, your kit bag will be loaded into the support vehicle and transported to the next overnight halt. The van will meet you to feed and water you, but you are free to cycle at your own pace, with the support vehicle never far away. We must stress that apart from the emergency tool kit and spares that you would take on any day ride, you will not be required to carry any luggage. Stunning scenery, atmospheric overnight accommodation and a magnificent route make this an unforgettable cycling holiday experience. Average 75 miles per day. Kickstart your summer of cycling with an awesome experience in sunshine and hills.!
• DISTANCE – Approximately 500 miles (approximately 46,000 ft of climbing)
• BIKES – Ride your own bike ! Collection and delivery can be arranged, door to door, and back, for an extra £50 each way
• FULLY SUPPORTED TOUR, with 7 days cycling, averaging approximately 75 miles a day. 8 nights accommodation. Cycling leader plus support vehicle carrying luggage.
• ACTIVITY LEVEL – 8/10 – challenging.
• FLIGHTS – Fly into Seville, Saturday 6th May (or earlier). Fly out of Murcia, Sunday 14th May (or later).
Starting off from close to Seville, the capital of Andalucia, we cycle north, up into the beautiful The Parque Natural Sierra de Hornachuelos
Then cycling onwards in to Cordoba. Staying in our typical unique style of accommodation, including renovated Monasteries and historic buildings. From there we skirt the southern part of The Parque Natural de la Sierra de Andújar ! Continuing eastwards we cycle up the spectaular Guadalquivir valley, in to the heart of the Parque Natural Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and the Villas.
Once through this area of natural beauty, we continue eastwards towards Murcia.
Roads are quiet and great quality. Its stunning part of Europe.
WE CAN TRANSPORT YOUR BIKE IN A CUSTOMISED VAN SPECIALLY TRANSFORMED TO SAFELY CARRY YOUR VALUABLE BIKE !
We recommend a road bike with 25 to 32 mm tyres. Mountain bikes are NOT suitable. The most important thing is that the bike functions properly and that you are comfortable riding it. You should make sure that your bike has suitable gears as there are some steep hills on parts of the route. You should also make sure that you are able to carry some spare food and extra clothing with you on the bike.
We believe your tour experience will be enhanced if you are able to ride a bike you are comfortable and familiar with and, with that in mind, we will transport your bike to and from the start/finish of a tour.
Our support vehicles are adapted to carry bikes in a safe and secure manner which gives you the peace of mind that you will be ready to get cycling on day one without any major rebuilding of bikes required. Your bike can be collected and delivered back to your door for £50 each way.
If you would prefer, we can arrange bike hire.
You will require a passport to visit Spain
You are also required to have travel insurance for the duration of the holiday.
The weather in Spain is normally exactly what you expect. Warm and sunny!
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