Family Cycling Holiday in Andalucia

Andalucia, Spain

Summary

If you are new to cycling or just want to explore the outdoors as a family on two wheels, then this amazing cycling adventure along the Olive Greenways in Andalucia is ideal for you and the family. Gentle Cycle Greenways, Mediaval Castles, Local Wine Musuem, Guided Tours are all included in this week long family cycling holiday.

La Vía Verde del Aceite ( Olive Oil Greenway) in its section of Subbética runs between olive trees and vineyards to the south of Cordoba province following the route of the old Oil Train. Along the disused Subbética train tracks, previously used by the Olive Oil Train, you can travel through inland Andalusia on bike and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Nature reserve in the Sierras Subbéticas mountains.

Cycling is gentle but adventurous, with stops for lunch and guided tours of castles, a winery and even a visit to explore the bat cave of Zuheros. Explore at will and enjoy the beautiful area, knowing that support is at hand if needed, and luggage is transferred from hotel to hotel.

Free time is also included so you can take a self-guided tour of the towns and enjoy this traditional Spanish culture.

Riding is no more than 25-27KM per day. Take as long as you like and take in the spectacular views that take you through this picturesque part of Spain.

The surrounding area in the province of Jaen is littered with small white washed towns and villages; most of which have a castle as the focal point of the town, perched high in a commanding position.

An ideal cycling holiday focused on supporting a family looking to make cycling a focus for their holiday, along with exploring the delights of the Spanish history and culture, with some fun thrown in for the little ones.

Call us: 01989 477011
Price from
£586pp

Price includes:

  • Price Based on Two Adults + " 2 Children (Child ages 3-12 yrs) **Special Discount for Infants**
  • Book this Camp for just £99 Deposit  per person
  • Adults Only Welcome, Please Enquire for Price

**Flights to Malaga are not included but can be added and Atol protected,  From £100pp**

Information

Type: Self-Guided
Dates: Flexible
Duration: 6 Nights
Suitable for: Beginners to Advanced 
Daily Distance (km) 24-27km
Daily Climbing (m) Less than 100m
Location: Andalusia, Spain
Bike included: Adult Hybrid & Kids Bikes (trailer available)
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Groups/Singles: Families/Groups

Also Included

  • 6 Nights Accommodation (Half Board)
  • Private Airport Return Transfers
  • 5 Days Bike Rental
  • Mollydoo Cycling Jersey (Adults Only)
  • Maps of the Olive Oil Greenway
  • Transfer luggage Between Stages
  • Technical Assistance (except punctures)
  • Transfers From Hotel to Greenway + Guided Sightseeing
  • Guided Tour Castillo Calatravo Alcaudete
  • Cultural Visit to Doña Mencía, Wine Museum
  • Lucena City Guided Tour
  • Entrance to Bat Cave

What's Not Included

  • Flights to Malaga (Can be Arranged)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals outside of the hotel arrangements

Itinerary

Arrive/Transfer/Hotel

After arriving at Malaga airport, you will be greeted by one of our representatives and transported via private transfer to your destination, Jaen, which is just over an hour away.

Depending on your flight times, you will arrive at your hotel in Jaen, check-in and enjoy the rest of your day/evening exploring the hotel and the historic and beatiful city of Jaen.

 

Your Accommodation

We have selcted a range of accommodation for your week that is close by the cycling greenway and also has a good standard.

We have included breakfast and dinner as part of the hotel arranegments but you need to consider lunch yourself or take a picnic. If you have any particular requirements for your meals, please do not hesitate to ask.

Below is a list of the hotels and their websites.  We have also included a selection of pictures that represent the hotels.

www.hotelciudaddemartos.es

www.ruralviaveraceite.com

www.menciahoteles.com

http://www.hotelansantodomingo.com/

www.haciendaminerva.com

Day 1 - Jaen to Martos

Itinerary:

  • 10:00 Pick up at hotel (Jaén) and transfer to the beginning of the Olive Oil Greenway 
  • 10:30 Bike tour by the Greenway to Martos. Distance: 24 km
  • 13-13:30 Arrival in Martos and accommodation in Hotel Ciudad de Martos
  • Lunch: Included
  • 16-19 Self-guided visit within Martos
  • 20.30 Dinner at Hotel Ciudad de Martos

Cycling Route - Star point: Jaén 

  • Km 11: Torredelcampo
  • Km 12. Caballico Tunnel (333 m)
  • Km13: Viaducts (Excellent panoramic views)
  • Km 15: Torredonjimeno
  • Km 23: Old train station to Martos

Places to visit: Martos: Olive Oil interpretation centre

 

Day 2 - Martos - Alcaudete

Itinerary:

  • 8:30. - 9:15 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Pick up luggage and transfer to the beginning of the Olive Oil Greenway in Martos
  • 10:30 Bike tour by the Greenway to Alcaudete. Distance: 25 km
  • 13-13: 30 Arrival in Alcaudete and accommodation in Rural Apartments Via Verde del Aceite
  • Lunch: Free
  • 17:00 Guided tour of  Alcaudete Castle
  • 18,30 - 19,30 Self-guided tour of historic center of Alcaudete
  • 20,30 Dinner in Rural Apartments

Cycling Route - Star point: Martos

  • Km 34: Viaducts (Metallic bridge, 208 m long and supported by two pillars of masonry, one of the most majestic works of the route
  • Km 42: Spectacular metallic viaduct. The lattice of 224 ms of length rises like a perfect viewpoint on the valley. At the foot of the viaduct rises the medieval bridge over the Vipers river.
  • Km 48: Old train station to Alcaudete

Places to visit: Alcaudete Castle

 

 

Day 3 - Alcaudete to Doña Mencía

Itineray:

  • 8:30 - 9:15 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Pick up luggage
  • 10:30 Bike tour by the Greenway to Doña Mencía.Distance: 27 km
  • 13-13: 30 Arrival at Dona Mencia and accommodation at Hotel Mencía Subbética
  • Lunch: Free
  • 17 - 20 Guided tour by Dona Mencia and Wine Museum
  • 20.30 Dinner at Hotel Mencía Subbética

Cycling Route - Star point: Alcuadete

  • Km 50: Viewpoint Lagoon Honda (Natural reserve)
  • Km 54: Guadajoz Viaduct (Spectacular viaduct of the river Guadajoz. This incredible mechano rises on two piles of articulated iron beams that support a large lattice of 200 m in length. The waters of the Guadajoz have led to the formation of a large tarajal upstream of the bridge, seat of a lively colony aviary)
  • Km 58: Salobral Lagoon
  • Km 65: Old train Station to Luque. Restaurant and Olive Oil Museum
  • Greenway connection to Baena
  • Km 72: Viaduct and viewpoints (Zuheros, Subbéticas Geopark )

Places to visit: Doña Mencía:

  • Wine museum
  • Castle and archeological museum

Day 4 - Dona Mencia to Lucena

Itinerary:

  • 8:30 - 9:15 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Pick up luggage
  • 10:30 Bike Tour by the Greenway to Lucena. Distance: 25 km
  • 13-13: 30 Arrival in Lucena and accommodation at Hotel Santo Domingo
  • Lunch: Free
  • 16.30 Guided tour of Lucena
  • 20.30 Dinner at Hotel Santo Domingo

Cycling Route - Star point: Don Mecia

  • Km 81: Plantío Tunnel (140 m)
  • Km 84: Viaduct and viewpoint
  • Km 87: Old train station to Cabra (Old railway engine, restaurant, Play kids zone)
  • Km 98,7: Old train station to Lucena (Restaurant, play kids zone)

Places to visit: Lucena

  • Castle, Santa Ana Palace
  • Vaho Spa Center
  • Cinema

Day 5 - Lucena – Puente Genil and transfer to Zuheros

Itinerary:

  • 8:30 - 9:15 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Pick up luggage
  • 10:30 Bike tour by the Greenway to Puente Genil. Distance: 20 km
  • 12:30 Arrival at Campo Real and end of the Greenway. Transfer to Zuheros
  • 13,30 Check in Hotel Hacienda Minerva
  • Lunch: Free
  • 17:00 Guided tour on Bat Cave
  • 18:30 Self-guided visit by Zuheros. Return to the hotel by treking the Olive Oil Greenway. Distance: 2 k
  • 20.30 Dinner at Hotel Hacienda Minerva

Cycling Route - Star point: Lucena

  • Km 119: Old railway square
  • Km 120:  End

Places to visit:  Zuheros

  • Bats Cave
  • Iberfauna: Reserve of iberian animals

 

Depatures

All good things must come to an end, for the time being anyway. After breakfast we will transport you to the airport in readiness for your flight back home or other travel arrangements.

- ​8:30 - 9:15 Breakfast​
​- 10:00 Transfer to Córdoba/Malaga or other destination (airport)

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Call us: 01989 477011