Welcome to Hooked on Cycling and our self-guided cycling holidays which will take you from the wonderful city of Seville following the plains of the Guadalquivir River to the Beaches of Cadiz. Of course, on the route, you shall pass through many of the famous white villages or Pueblos Blancos as they are known locally. Before setting out on your bike vacation take time to explore the city of Seville, well worth an extra night or two to allow this. As your cycle tour takes you towards the Gulf of Cadiz you shall see many fabulous picture-postcard vistas, the scenery here is really stunning.
On this cycle tour, you shall stay in some fabulous accommodation including Paradors (Paradors are luxury hotels with excellent service located in National Heritage properties which are unique, historic buildings or modern hotels in exquisite locations), two 4 star city hotels and one superior rural hotel. This stunning landscape, wonderful accommodation and history and culture in abundance make this a cycle tour not to be missed.
Seville : Hotel Fernando III
Carmona: Parador Carmona
Montellano: Hotel Andalou
Arcos de la Frontera: Parador Arcos De La Frontera
Jerez de la Frontera: Hotel Villa Jerez
Cadiz: Parador de Cadiz
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
If you arrive early then spend a day to explore this wonderful city with its culture, history and folklore which makes it an exceptional tourist destination. Visit the truly impressive Cathedral which was built to demonstrate the cities wealth, it is the largest Gothic cathedral and the worlds third-largest church. Seville of the largest city in Andalusia and the region’s capital, it has Moorish, Roman and Castillian influences throughout the city.
Today after breakfast we have the handover of bikes. Today your cycle tour heads east out of Seville using cycle lanes and into the plains surrounding the city. You shall be amongst olive groves and sunflower fields as you cycle towards your destination for the day Carmona. You will soon reach your first Parador in the historic town of Carmona. Carmona is a picturesque, small town with a magnificent 15th-century tower built in imitation of Seville’s Giralda. This is the first thing you see and sets an appropriate tone for the place. You should have plenty of time to explore the town.
Today you route heads south towards Montellano. This is a long but pretty easy cycle along through plains, amongst fields of cereals, sunflowers and olive groves. The route is pretty much flat today. Tonight you will rest in the converted farmhouse, a Hacienda La Morena.
Today you cycle in a south-west direction through some stunning landscapes of Mediterranean woodland on the foothills of the Grazalema mountains to reach another historic hilltop town in Arcos de la Frontera. This is one of the more well known Pueblos Blancos or white village of Andalucia. Here you will stay at a second Parador.
This day you will leave Arcos de la Frontera and pass through beautiful landscape and see the typical Andalusian agriculture while you ride on your bike. You will pass some small villages as you will follow a country road almost without any traffic until you arrive in the small and lively village La Barca de la Florida. Soon you shall arrive in Jerez. Jerez is a beautiful town, which is worth a visit, for example, the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art to see the training of the beautiful Andalusian horses for their “ballet” (daily visits on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except for Fridays of August). And of course, you can visit one of the many sherry bodegas.
One last day on the bike will take you through the sandy beaches of 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 Cadiz where you will enjoy a spectacular modern Parador.
Return home or extra nights at the beach in Cadiz or in Seville.
By plane to Seville. On departure there are many train from Cadiz back to Seville.
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