DAY 1: Arrival in Seville and accommodation in the hotel or tourist accommodation.
To get into the atmosphere of Seville we recommend some appetizing tapas in any typical Santa Cruz neighborhood and after having dinner a walk to the Metropol Parasol to go up to the viewpoint and enjoy a splendid night view of the city.
Meeting in our store for the briefing and the delivery of maps, gps and bicycle that will be adjusted to measure by our mechanic.
DAY 2: Visit of the city of Seville.
There are many things to do and see, it is the main city and capital of Andalusia. The soul of the region is the Andalusian way of life: tapas, wine, beer, bullfighting, flamenco and partying.
Located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, it has numerous buildings declared World Heritage by UNESCO, very typical neighborhoods such as Triana, Santa Cruz and La Macarena. The Casa de Pilatos, the Torre del Oro, the Alcázar, the City Hall, the Archivo de Indias, the Museum of Fine Arts are a part of the city’s historical and artistic heritage.
An advice? The visit to the Cathedral and the Alcazar, then you can ask our briefing manager in reference to the path most adapted for you.
DAY 3: Sevilla / Carmona, distance 54 km. Cumulative difference 593 mts.
We left Seville towards the monumental town of Carmona. The first stage is designed to follow the greenway, roads and the old railway line to Carmona, to spend a pleasant day out of traffic. This road is a bit more rustic but it is worth it for peace and tranquility. Following the river our first encounter is with Alcalá de GuadaIRA. Continuing with the trip we will pass by the inn of Gandul, where Washington Irving himself spent the night. Following the old line of the train from Gandul to Carmona we are immersed in the countryside of the province of Seville and we ended up entering Carmona through the door of Seville.
DAY 4: Carmona / Écija, distance 68 km. Cumulative difference 433 mts.
The roads are changed by asphalt and we can climb a gear. We left Carmona again through the door of Seville and continue southeast to Marchena. This is another town enriched by its fertile fields. The town has interesting architecture from Roman to Renaissance times. Following the road to the northeast we will finish the stage in Écija where we will spend the night in a town with a lot of splendor.
DAY 5: Écija / Osuna, distance 34 km. Uneven elevation 318 meters.
This stage is shorter, going south and probably faster. We can choose to leave Ecija late or arrive in Osuna early. In any case it will be a relaxed stage. Osuna is another monumental town with its own university founded in 1548, it also has numerous interesting architectural buildings and has one of the best preserved historical centers in Andalusia.
DAY 6: Osuna / Antequera, distance 77 km. Uneven elevation 508 meters.
It is the longest stage of our route that we will compensate with a rest day at the end. The soft climbs are the signal that we leave behind the valley of the river. We are facing a higher and rockier environment. In these rocky mountains the bandits lived. Will we meet with one? We will pass the town of Estepa, a village located on high. With privileged views they could be alert and effortless of the intruders that roamed the area.
There is no doubt that the terrain has changed. This is a winding stage that passes through the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra and ending in the El Torcal skirts.
DAY 7: Rest in Antequera.
We will rest in Antequera, the place where Málaga, Córdoba, Seville and Granada meet. A border town that has the spoils of all the cultures that settled there since the dolomite era. We are already at the midpoint of the trip and ready to enter the kingdom of Granada.
To prepare for the latest efforts, we recommend a relaxing visit to Antequera, historic city among the most beautiful in Andalusia. It has a wide variety of routes, but it is worth visiting the Arab Alcazaba and the Basilica of Santa María, not forgetting a walk through the historic center between churches, monasteries, hermitages, stately homes and monuments from the Bronze Age.
DAY 8: Antequera / Loja, distance 50 km. Elevation gain 757 meters.
From here, the stages are shorter because we have to go up. Today we will pass through the town of Archidona, the town protagonist of the history of the poor blind man and the hidden treasures of Washington Irving. And we also passed through Rio Frio famous for its trout. At this point the landscape is totally different from the one we started with as it is hidden in the mountains. We arrived in Loja and we will have a well-deserved break between mountains and history.
DAY 9: Loja / Alhama de Granada, distance 31 km. Cumulative difference 695 mts.
Today we find the shortest stage in kilometers because we will have a climb a little more