Moorish architecture and legend, hilltop white villages covered with orange blossoms, restaurants featuring paella, gazpacho & tapas, endless sunshine and of course, flamenco. Spring in southern Spain is a time of celebration and cycling between the white villages of Andalusia, staying in luxury is sublime.

Location

Cordoba

Córdoba, Spain

Day 1

Palma del Rio

Palma del Río, Spain

Day 2+3

Carmona

Carmona, Spain

Day 4+5

Seville

Seville, Spain

Day 6+7

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

6 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Luggage transfers
Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
We require that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and map
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits

Particulars

EVENT DATES

2019 & 2020
Start any dates between February to November
Custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.

TOTAL DAYS

7 days / 6 nights with 5 days of cycling

ARRIVE / DEPART

Cordoba / Seville

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate 20-40+ miles daily You spend two nights in two locations, so you can take time off from cycling on some days

TERRAIN

Varied with some hills

COST

Classic Accommodation: US$1440
Single Supplement: US$360

Luxe Accommodation: US$1910
Single Supplement: US$480

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. If you have any questions before making your reservation, please contact us at info@randonneetours.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247

You can reach Cordoba by rail (2 Hours – train are leaving every hours during the day). The easiest way to reach the hotel in Cordoba is by taxi and these can be found on arrival outside the train station.


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Day 1

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.

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Day 2

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.
Ride Distance: 71 km, elevation gain 470 m.*

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Day 3

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.
Ride Distance: 57 km, elevation gain 574 m or 20 km, gain 77 m.*

4

Day 4

Carmona

We’ll ride past rolling wheat fields and bull farms en route to Carmona, a picturesque walled village famous for Roman ruins, art and architecture; we’ll visit these on a walking tour with local historian before dinner. Next day, choose between an easy ride through plains to Marchena or a more challenging ride into the Parque natural de la Sierrra de Hornachuelos. We stay in a four star hotel in the historical district of Carmona.

5

Day 5

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.
Ride Distance: 38 km, elevation gain 214 m or 65 km, gain 453 m or 56 km, gain 363 m.*

6

Day 6

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.
Ride Distance: 70 km, elevation gain 231 m.*

7

Day 7

Depart at your leisure for onward travel.

*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.

Classic

Hotel Maimonides, Cordoba

The 3 star hotel has been completely redecorated and has an excellent location in the Jewish Quarter, just across from the Mosque.


Hospederia San Francisco, Palma del Rio

A luxurious hotel, formerly a 15th century monastery and surrounded by cloistered patios and an exquisite pool in the gardens. There is an excellent restaurant in the hotel.


Alcazar de la Reina, Carmona

Located in the historical center, this 4-star hotel is both elegant and enchanting with the expected amenities of a hotel in this class. Swimming pool.


Hotel Sacristia Santa Ana, Seville

The NY Times Travel review says, ‘Overlooking La Plaza de la Alamdeda, the hotel, which was a convent in the 18th century, is a crisp, 25 room country-chic modern establishment popular with the bohemian set.’ We like the location, close enough to the historical center with lots of great cafes and restaurants nearby and the standard of service in the hotel.


Luxe

Hotel Amistad, Cordoba

Located in the historical district, this 4-star hotel comprises two 18th century mansions restored to their original splendor.


Hospederia San Francisco, Palma del Rio *Classic Inn

A luxurious hotel, formerly a 15th century monastery and surrounded by cloistered patios and an exquisite pool in the gardens. There is an excellent restaurant in the hotel.


Parador de Carmona, Carmona

Built on the ruins of a 14th century fortified palace this 4-star hotel was declared a National Monument. The rooms are comfortable and it has a beautiful pool and views over the countryside.


Hotel Las Casas de la Juderia, Seville

With beautiful interconnected patios, an exquisite music room and a new swimming pool, this is one of Seville's finest 4-star hotels.


Trips starting at
US $1,440

Tour Reviews

April 4, 2019

“Fabulous accommodation Cordoba, Palma de Rio, Carmona. We were lucky enough to arrive in Sevilla during Bienal de Flamenco and saw a great performance. It was not a big challenge for us, but that was fine, since we really liked having energy and time to visit the towns we were in.”

April 4, 2019

“Loved the restored monastery and palace type settings. I was happy with the level of support on the trip.”

April 4, 2019

“[Your Area Manager] Graham is lovely. Routes were well-planned, suggestions about where to stop and eat, etc. were helpful.”

April 4, 2019

“I loved the cities visited. You picked great hotels.”

April 4, 2019

“We have done many self-guided tours in Europe and we thought your directions were well above most.”

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