Cycling in Andalucia
⇒ Relaxing cycle tour through olive groves
⇒ From place to place with luggage transport
⇒ Individually and in groups
⇒ Good rental bikes and comfortable hotels
⇒ Customized tours and personal service
Cycle tour on the Via Verde
Jaén – Alcaudete – Doña Mencía – Puente Genil
On this trip, you will explore the Sierra de Subbética by bike. This hilly natural area lies between Jaén, Córdoba and Granada and is particularly famous for its many olive groves. You cycle 120 km at a relaxed pace on an old railroad line that leads over many viaducts, through pretty villages and past old railroad stations. The route is car-free and there are numerous pubs and restaurants along the way. You will spend the night in good hotels in authentic villages, where you can enjoy Andalusian cuisine on the terrace of the village square in the evening. This trip can be extended and adapted in many ways.
The cycle route is 120 km long, is hilly, but has no steep sections and is downhill overall. (660 meters uphill, 930 meters downhill). You can find good information on the website www.viasverdes.com.
Tour Cycling in Andalucia:
|1||Arrival Málaga - Jaén||Plane / Bus or Train||Jaén|
|3||Jaén - Alcaudete||Bicycle||Alcaudete|
|4||Alcaudete - Doña Mencía||Bicycle||Doña Mencía|
|5||Doña Mencía - Puente Geníl||Bicycle||Puente Geníl|
|6||Puente Geníl - Departure Málaga||Taxi / Train / Plane|
From day to day:
Day 1: Arrival Málaga – Jaén
You will arrive at Málaga airport. Welcome to Andalusia!
A Tejeda Travel representative will be waiting for you to give you an information pack and discuss the trip with you. He or she will take you to the bus or train that will take you to Jaén in 3 hours. You will spend the night in a comfortable hotel within walking distance of the historic center. You can relax from the journey with a drink and a tapa in one of the city’s cozy squares.
Day 2: Jaén
Free day in Jaén. In the morning, have a look at the lively market. The cathedral is also well worth a visit. There is an interesting museum which includes the remains of Roman baths and, if you wish, you can visit the castle at the top of the hill from where you will have a wonderful view of the city. Rental bikes will be brought to you in the evening or the next morning. During the tour, you are responsible for repairing a tire yourself. If there are any major problems, the bike will be repaired or replaced by the service-oriented rental company.
Day 3: Jaén – Alcaudete
After breakfast you get on your bikes and ride to the starting point of the Via Verde. The tour can begin! You can carry the luggage yourself on the bike or have it transported (at extra cost).
The first stage will take you over 45 km to Alcaudete. Halfway there is an excellent lunch option. In the late afternoon you will arrive at your accommodation located in Alcaudete. In the evening you can explore the village.
Cycling tour in Spain
Day 4: Alcaudete – Doña Mencía
Second stage. This one has a length of about 35 km. Among other things, you will pass by the beautifully situated village of Zuheros. There is a possibility to extend this day by 20 km and visit the village of Baena. There you can visit a working olive mill. You can have lunch, for example, in an old train wagon at the former station of Luque. Overnight stay in a hotel with swimming pool in the lovely village of Doña Mencía.
Day 5: Doña Mencía – Puente Genil
Third stage. About 45 km to go until the final destination. There are again excellent lunch options along the way. Overnight stay in a pleasant hotel on the outskirts of town. The bikes will be picked up in the evening.
Day 6: Puente Genil – departure Málaga
You will board the train (tickets are pre-arranged) and be taken to Málaga. The end of a wonderful journey!
We tailor the trip to your needs and wishes. Possible adaptations would be:
– A night in Málaga at the beginning of the trip (e.g. in case of a late flight).
– Dividing the tour over more or less stages.
– Extra nights at the stages to do excursions from there.
– Visit to Cordoba or Granada.
– Extension at the coast.
Cycling in Andalucia
Hotels (upon availability):
Jaén – Europa
Alcaudete – Apartamentos Rural
Doña Mencía – Mencía Subbética
Puente Geníl – Carmen
The hotels we offer during this holiday are carefully selected for you. Location and charm are important criteria for us. More importantly, of course, are your wishes If you prefer different hotels, we can also include those for you in the trip. The hotel rooms in the offer are subject to availability. If you book the trip, we will try to reserve the rooms immediately. In case there is no availability we offer you an alternative. Only after all the rooms have been definitively reserved for you, you will receive an invoice. In this way you know exactly what you are paying for.
This trip can be organized either individually or for a group. For a group, private transportation could be organized and a tour guide could accompany the group.
We rent bikes from www.subbeticabikesfriends.com. Quality bikes and great service. You can choose between a trekking bike or an electric bike. The bikes are equipped with spare tire and tools, a water bottle holder a helmet and a lock.
Price: from EUR 675,- per person (with two persons)
- 5 Hotel nights in standard room including breakfast
- Pick-up at the Airport
- Extensive travel description with clear maps, lots of tips and information
- Transfer to the bus/train station in Málaga
- Bus Málaga – Jaen
- Bike rental
- Transportation of bicycles to and from start/final destination
- Train Puente Genil – Málaga
- Assistance Tejeda Travel
- Airline tickets
- Transport of luggage (EUR 120,- in total)
- Bring your own bike
- Airline tickets
- Taxi to trainstation Puente Genil (EUR 15,-)
- Bus or taxi Málaga – airport on the last day