Road Cycling Tour

Road cycling tour across Spain’s highest villages, one of the most charming and quiet corners of Europe. From Granada, tour through Lanjarón, Orgiva, Trevélez, Capileira, and more, discovering why some call this ‘the country of nowhere’.

This region is characterized by a group of villages spotted across the southern foothills of Sierra Nevada and the mountains of Contraviesa and Gador, running down towards the Mediterranean coast. White houses pepper the rugged terrain, matching the snow-capped peaks amid the lush foliage.

Discover one of Europe’s richest botanical enclaves, through picturesque villages and a breathtaking mountain landscape.

The first stop is the 19th-century seaside resort of Lanjarón. From there, you’ll follow the flowing waters to Orgiva, the crossroads of the region and capital of The Alpujarra. You will then continue through the magical towns of Carataunas, Pampaneira and Pitres to reach Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its exquisite Iberian hams.

Dates: Spring 2020          Price: 1500€ p.p.

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Duration:

6 days riding / 5 nights

Avg Distance:

100km

Avg Elevation:

1500m

Dificulty:

3/5

Itinerary

We will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel.

Our mechanics will put your bike together and  make sure everything is ok. Meanwhile you’ll have time to walk around the city centre of Granada and have lunch.

In the evening we will join you and go to the best tapas bars in town.

A long day awaits so we will start bright and early with a delicious and substantial breakfast before we get on the saddle.

Starting in Granada we will enjoy about 100km of route in which we will have many wow! moments due to the amazing views. We will finish the day at the relaxing natural spa hotel in Lanjaron.

We are half way through the tour so we can take it a bit easier.

Today we’ll only do about 70km of just as beautiful roads, going through several of the «white towns» where we’ll be able to make a coffee stop.

Almost the last day, so we will start early with a solid breakfast as we have a long day on the saddle ahead of us. Leaving Lanjaron to face the climb of The Ragua.

The route will take us to the village of Laroles where we will spend the night.

Today’s route is a hidden gem. It is one of the hardest and most beautiful in the region and it will leave us with unforgettable memories of the Alpujarra.

Departing Laroles we’ll cycle through the pass of The Ragua at 2000m above sea level. On our way back to the city of Granada we will go by the Calahorra castle and the pass of Blancares before finishing our road cycling tour.

Rising in the city of Granada, we recommend that you book an afternoon flight. This way you can enjoy a final morning route of about 30km to say goodbye to the city. Then, you can enjoy your last Spanish meal while the mechanics disassemble your bikes and put them back into their cases.

We will transfer you to the airport on time for your flight.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

– Small groups of 6-8 riders 

– Granada or Malaga airport transfers 

– Four nights single & double occupancy accommodation 

– Five days of riding 

– Breakfast and evening meals 

– Ride guides with in-depth local knowledge 

– Ride support with mechanical assistance 

– Ride photography 

– Routes designed around experiencing the local area 

– Ride nutrition and hydration  

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

– Flights 

– Lunch and snacks off route

– Alcoholic drinks with meals 

– Travel insurance 

– Incidental expenses 

Experience the Alpujarras

Visit Spain's highest mountain villages!

Rental Bikes

Our rental partner has a wide variety of bicycles available for all travel adventures of SulayrTravel.

High and medium range road and gravel bikes are available.

Please let us know in advance whether you would like to rent a bike. We will provide you with a list of prices upon request as well as recommend a suitable bike for you.

Price: From 25€/day

Accommodation & Food

Sulayr Travel has found the best hotels at every stop in your road cycling tour. At each one you will have the option to choose between doble and single rooms.

The Hotel in Granada is located in the city center and has an indoor swimming pool, spa and buffet breakfast and dinner.

In Lanjaron you will be able to relax and recover from the first  couple days on the road ant the natural spring water spa.

The Laroles accommodation is a charming B&B at a typical house surronded by beautiful landscapes.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for any additional information or special requests.