Arrival Day: Cordoba. Begin in the charming city of Cordoba with its Moorish architecture and monuments. On this trip, your hotel is included on arrival day and there is no planned cycling on this day; You stay at the 4-star NH Amistad, situated in the heart of the historic district.
Palma del Rio. You'll begin cycling from the historical center of Cordoba, following the Guadalquivir River to Almodevar del Rio where you can visit the castle; from here you’ll continue on to Palma del Rio, and the Hospederia de San Francisco, a beautiful converted monastery, now a fabulous hotel.
Distance: 71 km, elevation gain 470 m.*
Palma del Rio. Ride into the Sierra Morena, along quiet roads to a splendid lake, where a picnic would make for an ideal way to spend mid-day. Palma del Rio is the home to several flamenco players and you may visit a tapas bar that often hosts performances.
Distance: 57 km, elevation gain 574 m or 20 km, gain 77 m.*
Carmona. You’ll ride past rolling wheat fields and bull farms en route to Carmona, a picturesque walled village famous for Roman ruins, art and architecture.
Distance: 50 km, elevation gain 295 m or 58 km, gain 315 m.*
Carmona. Choose between an easy ride through plains to Marchena or a more challenging ride into the Parque natural de la Sierrra de Hornachuelos. You stay in a four star hotel in the historical district of Carmona.
Distance: 38 km, elevation gain 214 m or 65 km, gain 453 m or 56 km, gain 363 m.*
Seville. From Carmona, you’ll continue west, crossing the Guadalquivir River at Villaverde making our way to Santiponce, just outside of Seville. Santiponce is the site of extraordinary Roman ruins and you’ll have time to visit these before continuing into Seville. You’ll stay at the fabulous Casas de la Juderia located in the historical center of town.
Distance: 70 km, elevation gain 231 m.*
Depart at your leisure for onward travel.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.