Press GalleryProud to have been featured in international pieces!
CYCLING PLUS – MALAYSIA (MARCH 2019)
CYCLING PLUS MALAYSIA magazine visited us to experience the beautiful cycle route between Granada and Ronda, and cycled our our self guided White Villages of Andalucía Bike Tour. A visually sumptuous read by editor Nadiah Abdul Aziz, in a photo enhanced spread entitled “Andalucia by Bicycle” her trip took in several of the monuments en-route such as the UNESCO Alhambra, Antequera’s sights and Ronda’s famous bullring, not to mention a limitless amount of fantastic scenery. Was it challenging for her? Yes. Would she come back again? Most Definitely!!
ADVENTURE CYCLIST – USA (FEBRUARY 2017)
The Adventure Cyclist magazine of the Adventure Cycling Association in the USA (adventurecycling.org), showcased our self guided Moorish Andalucia Bike Tour in a 4 page spread entitled “Riding the Tapas Tail”. Enjoy reading Alex Strickland’s, the editor-in-chief, end of season adventure as he rode between Córdoba and Granada, stopping off en-route to visit us in Alhama de Granada. “Cheap beer, free food and perfect roads here in southern Spain” – did he find cycling heaven?
CYCLIST MAGAZINE – UK (OCTOBER 2015)
Cyclist Magazine (UK), featured journalist, Trevor Ward´s piece, “Take it to the Limit” about the nearby Andalucian city of Granada´s epic yearly sport´s event, El Limité which he participated in, on one of our Carbon TREK bikes. It is a great read, showcases what a fantastic area it is to ride, and almost make you want to go out and do it, though perhaps not in the high 40 degree heat Trevor had that weekend! When we met with Trevor after the ride, he was pretty tired but was enthusiastic enough to capture in his article the great atmosphere and camaraderie of the event and how the landscape in the Granada district offers as much challenge as you want! Ride much of this route on our guided Granada & Sierra Nevada tour
THE SUNDAY TIMES – UK (OCTOBER 2015)
The Sunday Times (UK) featured journalist James Blick´s write up to a guide on Southern Spain and the varied options for the visitor, including us, in the secret bolthole of our home town of Alhama de Granada! Interested to spend more time in this lovely part of Southern Spain? You should look at our Quiet Paths tour where we feature historic Alhama de Granada.
BICYCLING AUSTRALIA (NOV/DEC 2013)
Bicycling Australia´s story, “Hot, Flat and Unemployed” by cycling journalist, Roger Cull featured our challenging road bike route, Lakes, Mountains & Sea tour as a highlight trip on an around Spain journey. From summit to sea, we can´t help but agree with Roger that it is a stunner.
THE VANCOUVER SUN (APRIL 2011) AND THE OTTAWA CITIZEN (MAY 2011)
Travel writer Paul Heraty and his wife Mary came on our guided Enchanted Andalusia tour. Read his light hearted take on the trip, having declared “this will be one of the best trips we have ever taken.”….Thank you! Read whole article with photos….
FEATURED IN THE ROUGH GUIDE – ANDALUCIA
FEATURED IN 2013 FODOR’S GUIDE TO SPAIN
SUNDAY TIMES (JUNE 2011)
We made the Travel Supplement´s main cover story, “Light your own Olympic Flame” which picked the best action holidays for those wanting a sporting challenge. Our Lakes, Mountains & Sea tour was featured as being a trip that will bring you up to speed on the bike. A great route through Sierras and Summits to end seaside – it´s one of our favourites too. Cycling – Rising Star As your pedal power increases, so should the gradients. The smooth mountain roads of Andalusia get the balance between epic and doable just right.
AS NEWSPAPER AND INTERNATIONAL TV (AUGUST 2014)
AS, Spain´s premier sports newspaper, featured us in their story celebrating our La Vuelta a España tours, “A giant bicycle made from tractors – an initiative started by Cycling Country, a company that organises tours for cyclists in Spain and Portugal from their base in Alhama de Granada. (“Una bicicleta gigantesca hecha con tractores – La iniciativa surgió de Cycling Country, una empresa que organiza rutas y vacaciones ciclistas en España y en Portugal, con su base establecida en Alhama de Granada”).
FOOD & TRAVEL MAGAZINE (OCTOBER 2009)
“Pedal Power. Cycling Country – Guided and self guided tours of Andalucia, Spain and Alentejo, Portugal. Taking in historic buildings and beautiful countryside, with a strong emphasis on each region´s cuisine.”
SPANISH TV (MAY 2011)
We were invited to appear at an olive press in Andalucía to be part of a promotional film for TV to highlight Córdoba as a candidate for the European city of culture 2016. Our Moorish Andalusia cyclists from our May tour were lucky enough to star!
GRANADA IDEAL NEWSPAPER (AUGUST 2014) & SEVERAL OTHER LOCAL PAPERS
Granada´s paper Ideal featured a photo montage of La Vuelta a España passing through the Granada region on the stage 6 (Benalmádena to La Zubia). Cycling Country featured in it with the tractor spectacle as well as one of our own Vuelta a España tour cyclists making his way up the tough Cumbres Verdes climb.
THE SUNDAY TIMES (MAY 2010)
We are proud to be recommended in the Travel Section of the Sunday Times as number 4 in their guide to 50 Summer Adventures for 2010. “What gives this 10-day, 250-mile transit through the Andalusian sierras a moderate rating, says Cycling Country (00 34 958 360655, cyclingcountry.com), is the comfy support vehicle, in which you can happily sprawl when you simply want to admire the scorched landscape of olive groves, cork forests and dazzling pueblos blancos…”
SPANISH TELEVISION (SEPTEMBER 2008)
Geoff Norris of Cycling Country being interviewed by a local Andalucian camera crew for a programme on cycling in Spain and the Rail for Trails (Via Verde) network.
LIVING SPAIN MAGAZINE (AUGUST 2007)
A nice article about our many tours, including our guided Enchanted Andalucia tour and self guided Quiet Paths, “Combining their love of cycle friendly Spain and the outdoor life, Geoff Norris and Maggi Jones have built up a successful business that also puts something back into their new community….”
COSTA DEL SOL NEWS (FEB 2007)
“I begin our gentle ascent. Past almond trees and patchwork fields and sandy scrub, purple hills behind us and the snow capped Sierra Nevada ahead in the distance. At last we reach the brow of the hill and the views of the turquoise lake, and then its a fabulous downhill freewheel…… …..with their determination to do things properly, their sheer hard work and their passionate idealism, they have created a successful and ethical tourist business that foments understanding and genuine interaction between the visitor and visited.”
INSIGHT MAGAZINE (JAN 2006)
“Freewheeling through Southern Spain’s almond and olive groves is like a religious experience for a cyclist, from the African infused winds to the pulsating warm vibe of the Mediterranean coast, this captivating landscape makes any hill worthwhile. In fact, most of the routes you ride in Andalucia will convert you to two wheel trips forever – it’s that inspiring.”
WHERE 2? (NOV-DEC 2005)
“If you prefer two wheels to four, take in the spectacular countryside of the Poniente Granadino and join a guided cycling tour run by Cycling Country. It’s a great way to see this area and they ‘promote responsible and sustainable tourism. pushing pedals and putting the brakes to your hectic pace of life’. Tours range from a ‘Quiet Paths Weekender’ to 8 or 10 days cycling through hills and valleys further afield. The weekend trip takes in four days of unspoilt landscapes, including thermal baths to soak stiff joints, Alhama de Granada’s gorge, Loja, Montefrio, the Alhambra and a quiet stroll through the Albaicin quarter.”
IN MADRID (JULY 2005)
“It’s a great holiday option – a healthy active break with a dose of culture and some tasty Andalusian food. When I gave it a go, despite it being my first time on a bike since childhood, I was soon freewheeling off into the sunset, leaving behind all the stresses of the city.”
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