Day Rides

Alhama Explorer

1 or more daysCountry cycling around Alhama de Granada
Self-Guided or GuidedModerate or Challenging

Granada Explorer

1 or more daysCountry cycling around Granada
GuidedEasy, Moderate or Challenging

Overview

Short on time but still you would like to get out and about on a bike? Fancy a day or two of fantastic riding and great cycling country? Well, we have 5 trips for you to choose from the countryside around Granada and our base in historic Alhama de Granada. Each cycling day ride is designed for different levels (from experienced roadies to beginners) and we have options for self-guided or guided. These rides could be just what your holiday needs after spending time in too many museums or lying on the beach at the Costa del Sol and needing the urge to burn off some of that sangria and paella.

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Alhama Explorer

1 or more daysCountry bicycling around Alhama de Granada
Self-Guided or GuidedModerate or Challenging

Cycling around Alhama de Granada offers the cyclist everything from white villages, lakes, sea viewing points, category hill climbs (and descents), and quiet roads. And the town of Alhama itself offers a glimpse of rural Spain at its best with lively tapas bars, thermal springs and a stunning gorge.

Cycling in Andalucia in April Ride 1 is made for the road cyclist (experienced or leisure) and Ride 2 is a road bikers extravaganza crisscrossing the Coastal mountains. There is other fantastic riding in the area if you would like to stay for a night or 2 in a rural retreat and make a longer cycling holiday in Andalucía .

Cycling in Andalucia in April Ride 1 – Moderate or Challenging – Hybrid or Road Bike – Self Guided or Guided – 55km or 85km. A circular loop ride passing small white villages and spinning through natural parks and an aqua blue lake.

Time: 6 hours. Price 30 Eur pp, 40 Eur extra for guide. 10 Eur extra if prefer road bike (hybrid hire included).

Cycling in Andalucia in April Ride 2 – Challenging – Road Bike – Self Guided – 80km. Get out into the coastal mountains and challenge yourself on the Puerto de Sol, with views of the Med, finishing the day in the hot springs of Alhama.

Time: 6 hours. Price 30 Eur pp, 40 Eur extra for guide.

We can provide a return transfer from your hotel or residence. So come with us and experience a day or 2 of country villages and dramatic landscape as you cycle along valleys and over rolling hills, finishing at a beautiful lake for a cold beer or juice. Take time to visit the famous thermal baths of Alhama for a rewarding soak or a walk in the gorge. As we are based in this town, you can be sure of a friendly welcome! See Trip Details below for more information.

Highlights

  • Tranquil Country scenery and settings
  • Rural Andalusian villages, off the beaten track
  • Beautiful Lake Bermejales and its bridge
  • Historic Alhama de Granada & her churches
  • Take a soak in natural thermal spa waters
  • Walk an impressive gorge
  • Food - try the local tapas, honey, almonds & goat's cheese

Granada Explorer

1 or more daysCountry bicycling around Granada
GuidedEasy, Moderate or Challenging

Escape Granada city life and cycle out on some more tranquil roads and into the countryside that offers some staggering views of the Sierra Nevada and its most fertile surroundings.

All rides begin and end at a central Granada meet point.

Ride 1 - “River Cycling” - Easy - Hybrid bike – Self Guided or Guided – 30km.

Cycling in Andalucia in AprilFollow the River Genil as it flows from the Sierra Nevada and feeds the rest of Andalucía. Enjoy this flat and gentle cycle with cafe stops and shady spots for rest.

Time: 4 hours. Price 30 Eur pp, 40 Eur extra for guide

Ride 2 - “In Columbus´ Footsteps” – Moderate – Self Guided or Guided – 60km.

Cycling in Andalucia in AprilExplore this historic region, visit Santa Fe where Columbus received his commission to explore the “new world”, where Poet Garcia Lorca wrote his evocative poems and Kings and Queens trod.

Cycling in Andalucia in AprilA mainly rolling route with spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Time: 6 hours. Price 30 Eur pp, 40 Eur extra for guide. 10 Eur extra if prefer road bike (hybrid hire included) Interested in this option? Read more on our Cycling Country Blog about the route). Cycling in Andalucia in April

Ride 3 - “Sierra Summits” - Challenging – Road Bike – Guided – 85km: 1200m ascent

Cycling in Andalucia in AprilCycling the hilly terrain from Granada, wind your way up out of the city and tackle a 1300 metre pass (Granada being already at 700 metres) through stunning scenery into the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Cycling in Andalucia in April

Road bike included in price. Time: 6 hours. Price 50 Eur pp. (minimum 2 people).

Highlights

  • Impressive views of Sierra Nevada mountains
  • Historic sights and medieval towns
  • Small rural Andalusian villages, away from any tourists
  • Countryside cycling and rural life
  • Enjoy routes of local Granadino cyclists
  • Eat in rustic inns, sampling local tapas and menu del dia
  • Cycling trips for all - beginner to experienced club rider

Trip Details

  • Trip Style
  • Discovery / Classic Road

    Bikes - Hybrid / Road

    Group Size - 2+

    Route - Around Granada or Alhama de Granada, Andalucia

  • Flexibility
  • These trips are self-guided (maps and route notes provided) or can be led and fully supported by one of our local tour guides. A guide offers insights and knowledge about the area, is bi-lingual, looks after any bike maintenance and safety issues, and organises the perfect day out for you (and prevents you getting lost!). It is also possible to organise more days of cycling around this area from fixed base accommodation (just ask).

  • Activity Level
  • Easy, Moderate or Challenging - distances can be amended as required. Quiet country roads with rolling countryside. Climbs can be added (as cycled in La Vuelta, Tour of Spain) if requested!

  • Extras Included
    • Hire of 24-27 speed Trek hybrid bike with front handlebar bag / map carrier (or road bike for Granada Explorer Ride 3)
    • Route notes / maps / GPS file
    • Basic tools, puncture repair kit, lock
    • Complimentary Cycling Country water bottle
  • Staff
  • 1 guide will meet and greet (will act as guide if supported) and set up-deliver bikes and equipment. For those on the Alhama Explorer, as we are based in Alhama de Granada, we are never far away from offering advice and assistance. Feel free to drop in anytime to our shop and office.

  • Transfer
  • Transfer provided at extra cost (if requested) to and from Alhama de Granada and local area, including Granada and the Mediterranean coastline (East of Malaga, West of Nerja)

  • Group Size
  • 2+ (singles can ride, but there is a minimum fee for 2). Discounts for 4+

Lodgings

"Various accommodation choices are available if you wish to spend longer than the day, from Hostal to Rural Hotels, please let us know if we can help."


Dates & Prices

Dates Price
This trip can be organised for most days, please check for availability See individual ride details. Transfers and accommodation in Alhama or Granada can be arranged on request.
*Price includes all local taxes. Single supplements apply (see individual trip details).
Please note we transact in Euros. Also see Special Offers.

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Reviews

"We found the day trip extremely enjoyable and by far the best way to experience Andalusia, particularly as our timeframes in the region were limited. Aside from the tranquillity and beauty of the Granada region, a further definite plus was our host Geoff - he is encouraging, knowledgeable, personable, and above all patient with us as novices! Highly recommended."

Saranjit & Sunny Dhoot, Newcastle, UK,

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