Andalusia: Southern Spain from Vibrant Seville to Coastal Cádiz

    4.2/5 (9)
    6 nights | 37 miles/day
    Self guided from EUR € 1143
    Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours
    4.2/5 (9)

    6 nights | 37 miles/day
    Self guided from EUR € 1143

    Rider Level: Active Electric bike tours

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    • Andalusia: Southern Spain

      6 night self guided bike tour in Spain

      Your tour begins in Sevilla, a vibrant, charismatic city drenched for most of the year in spirit-enriching sunlight. Not far from Seville, you will reach another jewel of Andalucia, the hilltop town of Carmona: it's city walls hold churches, palaces and an imposing Arab fortress, The Alcazar, now converted into the Parador Hotel where you will spend your second night.

      A delightful ride amongst the plains will take you through fields of grains, suflowers and olive groves to reach the small town of Montellano. From here you will enjoy cycling amongst Mediterranean woodland along the river Guadalete to reach another legendary hilltop city: Arcos de la Frontera: considered one of the most photogenic towns in all of Spain.

      Cycling along small country roads you will continue on to the heart of the Flamenco traditions: Jerez de la Frontera, a town also famous for its School of Andalusian Horse Dressage and Sherry wineries. One last day on the bike will take you through the salt marshes near Puerto de Santa María where you will be able to eat wonderful fresh seafood and fish. Your journey ends when you reach the spectacular sandy beaches of Cádiz where you will enjoy a spectacular modern Parador.

      If you are interested in a guided experience, please contact us for details and pricing.

      *Note: The prices are not applicable if the tour falls within these special festivities of 2019: Easter week, Moto GP Jerez, Feria de Sevilla, and Feria del Caballon Jerez. Please inquire for pricing during these spring festivals.

      Highlights

      • Sevilla: a magical city of international fame
      • Historic hilltop towns of Carmona and Arcos de la Frontera
      • Cádiz, beautiful ancient city with stunning beaches
      • Tapas, sherry wines, and flamenco in the streets of Jerez
      • Cycling amongst landscapes of grains and sunflower plantations and following the fertile land beside the river Guadalete

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      Learn more about self-guided tours or see more Spain bike tours.

    • Daily program

      Day 1: Arrival to Sevilla
      Individual arrival to Sevilla and a chance to discover this magical city.
      Overnight in Sevilla

      Day 2: Sevilla – Carmona (31 miles/50km, elevation gain 485m)
      Cycle along cycle lanes, and cycle paths beside the river Guadaíra amongst landscapes of cereals and sunflower plantations to reach the historic walled town of Carmona.
      Overnight in Carmona

      Day 3: Carmona – Montellano (43 miles/69km, elevation gain 594m)
      A long but easy cycle along the plains, amongst fields of cereals, sunflowers and olive groves. At night you will rest in a converted farmhouse.
      Overnight in Montellano

      Day 4: Montellano – Arcos de la Frontera (37 miles/60km, elevation gain 609m)
      Cycling through stunning landscapes of Mediterranean woodland on the foothills of the Grazalema mountains to reach another hilltop historic town: Arcos de la Frontera.
      Overnight in Arcos de la Frontera

      Day 5: Arcos de la Frontera – Jerez (35 miles/56km, elevation gain 410m)
      Another delightful ride, this time along gently rolling hills, to reach Jerez, the heart of Sherry wines and the School of Andalusian Horse Dressage.
      Overnight in Jerez de la Frontera

      Day 6: Jerez – Cadiz (40 miles/65km, elevation gain 103m)
      Today's cycle will take you into the stunning small fishing town of El Puerto de Santa María. Your journey ends when you reach the spectacular sandy beaches of Cadiz where you will enjoy a spectacular modern Parador.
      Overnight in Cádiz

      Day 7: Departure
      Departure after breakfast or extra nights in Cadiz or Sevilla.

      Surface and terrain

      This tour takes place on a mixture of paved roads, cycle tracks, and dirt track. The route is undulating and you will face some hills on this tour.

      Tarmac: 72.4%. Cycle track: 9.8%. Dirt road: 17.8%.


      Hotels

      These are sample hotels and may vary by availability.

      Hotel Posada del Lucero, Sevilla
      www.hotelposadadellucero.es

      Parador de Carmona, Carmona
      www.parador.es

      Hotel Andalou, Montellano
      https://en.hotelandalou.com/

      Parador de Arcos, Arcos de la Frontera
      www.parador.es

      Hotel NH Avenida Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera
      www.nh-hotels.com

      Parador de Cádiz, Cádiz
      www.parador.es

      Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


      How to get there

      Tour start
      Nearest airport: Sevilla
      Nearest train station: Sevilla

      Tour end
      Nearest airport: Jerez or Sevilla
      Nearest train station: Cadiz

      Arrival from Sevilla airport to Sevilla city is quite easy via taxi or the airport express bus. To return to Sevilla from Cadiz, take a train to Sevilla.

      Tips on getting to and from your tour

    • Dates

      • Daily, upon request: Mar 1-Jun 30; Sep 1-Nov 30, 2022

      • Daily, upon request: Mar 1-Jun 30; Sep 1-Nov 30, 2023

      Prices

      • Tour package

        Per person, double occupancy € 965
        Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room) € 245
        Optional dinner package € 150
        Solo traveler surcharge (1 person in party) € 439

        Bike Rentals

        Hybrid touring bike, 24-speed € 100
        Electrically assisted bike € 150
        GPS unit (1 per room) € 30
      • Per person, double occupancy €1143
        Single use room (1 person/1 room) €1444
        Solo traveler (1 person in party with single use room) €2008

        Bike Rentals

        Hybrid touring bike, 24-speed €100
        Electrically assisted bike €150

        Additional Options

        GPS(1 per group) €30
        Transfer from Cadiz to Jerez Airport(1-6 people) €60
        Transfer from Cadiz to Sevilla Airport(1-6 people) €185

        Extra nights in Sevilla and Cadiz upon request.

      Included services

      • 6 nights accommodation
      • Daily breakfast
      • Luggage transfer between hotels (limit to one piece per person)
      • Detailed maps and roadbook with your trail clearly marked, and instructions to find the hotels each night
      • Emergency telephone support in English and Spanish

      *Note: The prices are not applicable if the tour falls within these special festivities of 2023: Feria de Sevilla and Feria del Caballo and Moto GP. Please inquire for special prices during these festivals.


      Bike rentals

      Bikes are available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:

      • Hybrid bikes with 24-gears (men's and ladies bikes) or equivalent
      • Electrically assisted bikes*

      *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

      Each bike is equipped with the following at no additional charge:

      • Rack and one rear saddle bag
      • Mudguards
      • Bottle holder
      • Odometer
      • Waterproof map-holder and stand
      • Helmet
      • Repair kit, pump, spare inner-tube, multi-tool (1 per room)

      GPS units are available to rent for €30 (1 per room)

      Bike Protection:
      Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE.

      Pedals:
      The bikes will have flat pedals. You are welcome to bring your own pedals, but please also bring your own shoes and necessary equipment to change the pedals.

      Helmets:
      Although a bike helmet is included with rental, we recommend for safety and hygiene reasons that you bring your own helmet.


      Tour Company

    • Route Map

      Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

      • Karen Metsos 5 days ago

        Not the Best

        This was our third bike tour and to be honest we were disappointed in general. While the hotel accomodations and the towns that you slept in were great and places I would visit again, but the overall biking experience was a different story. The bike journey each day was mostly about trying to get to the next town. The experience along the way in terms of where you cycled and the towns you went through was a let down. For example having done the Passau to Vienna cycle a few years back the lunch stops and places to take breaks were amazing, charming, convenient and scenic. This trip didn't offer any of that. The lunch locations were simply a place to rest and keep going. The tour operator in the self guided books didn't offer any recommendations of where to stop for lunch or breaks compared to the previous 2 tours we did (Passau to Vienna and Puglia). On the previous two tours these types of tips and recommendations added extreme value to our trip.
        A couple of tips... if you do decide to do this cycle definitely spend the extra 30 euros for the GPS as it will vastly improve the navigation experience as bikes aren't set up to display the guide book and if the tour operator is reading this, having an upgraded room option would be a good idea as the hotels were great as well as the towns. On a couple of the locations we paid extra for an upgraded room upon checkin and it made a difference!

        How many tours have you completed?
        3
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat harder
        Do you recommend this tour?
        0
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from jan September 25, 2022

          First, thanks for your business and feedback as we and our partners slowly climb out of the covid reboot. Though the tourism industry is rebounding we are doing so after much fatigue so it certainly hasn't been perfect for us or our partners. Starting next year we will be providing our own branded travel packets which will do much to address the overall travel experience, options, and directions. Thanks again for your support!

        • 4/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 3/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 3/5 Local tour company services
        • 3/5 Route selection
      • Kasey December 16, 2019

        Seville to Cadiz

        We did this tour at the end of November so the weather can be unpredictable. This region of Spain can be really hot in the summer so this was a good time of year for cycling with highs only in the 60's. However, Andulucia's terrain is, in general, not very lush or scenic and, in an area of Spain that is rural and farm based, it is particularly not scenic in November. The overnight stops along the way were very nice and the accommodations were well done. There were sections of the tour that were on busy roads, most of which were with a generous shoulder but a few with no shoulder. Fortunately, Spanish drivers are very courteous to cyclists and do not pass unless they can give you ample room. There we also sections of the tour that were off road and since there had been some recent rains, the trails were rough and muddy.

        The bikes and equipment provided were of good quality and did not have any problems. The directions were for the most part accurate except for final approach into Cadiz when the gravel road ended before the directions indicated they should. From that point, the directions simply did match up to the road options. We had to rely on Google maps to figure out how to get into the historic district. We ended up on the pasao along the shore and cycled the last 6-8 miles on that into the historic district. Fortunately there were bike lanes we used to get to the pasao. Most of the last day of cycling is barren and not scenic so in retrospect we would have opted for the shorter option and taken the ferry into Cadiz and spent the last part of the day touring Cadiz instead of cycling all day.

        What was the date of your tour?
        Late November, 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        20
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Families with young kids
        Do you recommend this tour?
        No
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe October 17, 2019

          Kasey, thanks for your candid review. We're glad you had good weather on your tour, and we appreciate the details you've noted regarding the scenery, cycling terrain, and directions. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the accommodations and quality bikes. Thanks again for taking the time to review.

        • 3/5 Value
        • 3/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 2/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 3/5 Route selection
      • Deb Fanton November 18, 2019

        Andalusia bike ride

        Accommodations were fantastic; bike equipment very good; luggage transfers flawless. The routes were disappointing compared with Burgundy- many unadvertised hills, lots of highway, rough unpaved off road. We love working with BikeTours and this was our fifth or sixth trip but this particular trip was not communicated well from the beginning-- find it far better to do less cities with loops around the city and two nights at each location. Loved Spain though including our extended visit in Barcelona!

        What was the date of your tour?
        10/25/19
        How many tours have you completed?
        6
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat harder
        Do you recommend this tour?
        No
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe November 19, 2019

          Deb, thanks kindly for the review. We're sorry to hear you wouldn't recommend this tour but can certainly empathize - when you've been on numerous tours and traveled many places (as it sounds like you have) that not every tour can be a favorite. Thanks for the details about the route; very helpful for future clients! We're glad to have been able to assist you and delighted you enjoyed your accommodations, bikes, flawless luggage transfer, and Spain (of course!).

        • 4/5 Value
        • 3/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 4/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 3/5 Local tour company services
        • 2/5 Route selection
      • Timr November 17, 2019

        Fun Cycling, Fascinating Area, Fabulous Accommodations

        We cycled in early November, which was a perfect time for this area, which can be very hot. Loved Andalusia. The routes were lovely. The hotels were very good to excellent. The bikes themselves were solid—a bit heavy, but with occasional stretches of dirt roads and cobblestones, I wouldn’t recommend a lighter bike. The Garmin provided worked fine, but was an older model with non-rechargeable batteries—you may need to buy a few extra AAs.

        What was the date of your tour?
        November 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        8
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • Chris 77 August 14, 2019

        Interesting trip with contrast between route and hotels

        Did get a picture of that region of Spain. The hotels were great but the route was not very interesting and some of the dirt roads were in very poor condition. The GPS was poor and the written instructions are necessary. Ebikes are not a bad idea. The tour should definitively give the bikes the night before the first day of riding to get an early start so you can enjoy the hotels after a not great first ride day.

        What was the date of your tour?
        May
        How many tours have you completed?
        More than 20
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat harder
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers
        Do you recommend this tour?
        No
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe August 15, 2019

          Chris, we're sorry to hear you wouldn't recommend this tour. It sounds like this the terrain, region, and difficulty did not suit your touring style. Other feedback and the description of this tour indicate it has varied terrain and is a more difficult level. Perhaps other clients will use e-bikes as you have suggested. Thanks for the details regarding the GPS, instructions, and bike delivery timing -- very helpful feedback for the tour operator. Again, we're sorry to hear this wasn't your favorite, but we appreciate your feedback, and we're glad you enjoyed the hotels on this tour.

        • 4/5 Value
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 3/5 Scenery
        • 2/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 3/5 Route selection
      • DewDrop July 4, 2019

        Glorious Trip, but a bit over our capabilities.

        This trip was rate a 3/5 on difficulty. We asked our advisor if we 65 year old bike amateurs could handle it. We had a hard time completing the 40 mile days. The GPS that we got through the tour was also very hard to read and use. But we did love the trip, the hotels were all first rate. The choices were fascinating. The country side excellent.

        What was the date of your tour?
        June 18-25
        How many tours have you completed?
        2
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat harder
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • Chris 77 June 14, 2019

        Lots of history

        Interesting cities and great accommodations. Would recommend ebikes for those of us over 75. Definitely suggest the tour company issue the bikes the evening before the first day as the day is long with lots of dirt track - best to get an early start to enjoy the destination.

        What was the date of your tour?
        May
        How many tours have you completed?
        17
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat harder
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 4/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 3/5 Route selection
      • Stokaace April 7, 2019

        Great way to see Andalusia

        We did a self-guided version of the Seville to Cadiz route. Overall the trip was great. Hotels far exceeded my expectations and the route stops in many small towns for some excellent local culture. The route was a mix of paved roads and gravel trail which means the bikes are sturdy. We had no flats of other issues at all. In the self guided tour they give you a very detailed set of instructions but you are on your own after that. I recommend downloading offline Google maps to supplement the instructions because some of the route gets complicated. Overall this trip is a great value. The stops are beautiful and the hotels were surprisingly nice.

        What was the date of your tour?
        March 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        None
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat harder
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 4/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 3/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • oaklandhills34 March 25, 2019

        Fantastic Overall Tour

        This was my first bike tour vacation and I was impressed.

        Things that exceeded my expectations:
        -the hotels were first class
        -Andalusian countryside is beautiful. People are friendly.
        -Meals (tapas) were great and surprisingly affordable
        -The towns on the tour (pueblo blancos) were charming and picturesque
        -Day 2 and Day 3 rides were outstanding - beautiful country roads through olive orchards, horse farms, train tunnels
        -Bikes were solid and appropriate for all-terrain riding

        Things to consider:
        -This is an all-terrain tour; there are long stretches on gravel roads and dirt paths. This was fun and a great way to get off the beaten path just be aware this isn't a road bike tour.
        -Because off all the off-road components navigation isn't trivial; not hard, just not 'casually glance at Google maps' easy either
        -Most days we rode for 4-5 hours. We typically stopped in towns along the way to snack as well. This wasn't too challenging but we were definitely tired and ready to eat and drink upon arriving at our destination
        -There isn't much help along the way. We never met anyone from the tour company...the person that drops off the bikes isn't with the tour company. All we had was a phone number to call if something goes wrong. This was fine for us and nothing went wrong but beware you are largely on your own.

        What was the date of your tour?
        Early March
        How many tours have you completed?
        0
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat harder
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 2/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection