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Explore the Roads - and Roots - of the Spanish Southland
- Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cordoba and the enchanting town of Antequera
- Savor the region’s sumptuous cuisine
- Learn more about the fascinating Flamenco dance
- Marvel at the unforgettable Andalucia’s sunsets
Even if your heart belongs to Italy (like ours) , change is good, too. On our tour of Andalucia, you'll feel the Ciclismo spirit as you roll through southern Spain, a region steeped in tradition and history. With stunning roads and vistas, engaging locals and tantalizing food and wines, it's a rider's paradise.
Day 1–2: Bienvenidos a Cordoba
Day 1: Enjoy a warm-up spin through Cordoba! This city owes its fame to the brilliance of the Roman, Moorish, Jewish, and Christian civilizations that endowed it with a rich and varied history.
Day 2: Soar across a flat, fertile valley typical of the region foothills of the “sierra Morena” on a twisting road full of rolling hills, and enjoy the beautiful views of the city of Cordoba.
Day 3: Cordoba to Priego
Ride to the southeast corner of the Cordoba province, an area known for its olive groves and picturesque Andalucían towns. We'll also spin through the Subbetica Natural Park and stroll through Priego to explore some striking Baroque churches.
Day 4: Priego to Riofrio
Today we'll ride through the rural countryside to Riofrio, a riverside village made notable by it's abundant fisherman and all the fish they catch.
Day 5–6: Riofrio to Antequera
Day 5: Today we'll pedal 42 glorious miles to Antequera, a medieval town in which you'll spot the spires of many churches and the towers of many Moorish fortresses. The journey there will also be very pleasing to the eyes as we cycle through some of Andalucía's most fertile farmlands and catch glimpses of asparagus fields, olives groves, and vibrant sunflowers.
Day 6: We'll explore this 5,000 year old town more carefully and also enjoy a scenic ride to Andalucía's largest natural lake, the breeding ground for hundreds of flamingos.
Day 7–8: Antequera to Ronda
Day 7: Ronda is famous worldwide for it's dramatic views of the deep El Tajo gorge that carries the Rio Guadalevín through its center. Visitors are particularly drawn to the Puente Nuevo bridge that crosses over the river because of the fantastic view it has to offer of the valley below and the spectacular Serranía de Ronda Mountains.
Day 8: Today we’ll spin along a rocky limestone ridge towards Grazalema, situated in the mountain range of Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. This is a karst region which contains a large number of limestone caverns.
Day 9: Adios!
Today we'll say farewell to Andalucía and to each other. If you'd like to do some more exploring after your trip, let us know and we'll give you plenty of ideas! Hasta pronto!
Kim S., Mercer Island, WA had this to say about Viva Andalucia:I loved everything pre-planned--I just had to show up!