9 - 13 May 2018
Our beautiful cycle ride starts from spectacular Lucena and the journey then takes us through classic Andalucia to Cordoba and onto Seville following the banks of the majestic Rio Guadalquivir.
Experience the vibrant district of Andalucia
Action-packed long weekend ride to Seville
Beautiful tree-lined route through historic towns and villages
Time to explore the sights of Seville
Flights to and from London Heathrow, accommodation, transfers, full medical support, experienced guides, support staff, water & all meals except breakfast on day 1, lunch & dinner on day 5.
What’s not included
Travel insurance, breakfast on day 1, lunch & dinner on day 5, optional tours, gratuities & spending money.
How to take part
To sign up for this challenge you will need to pay a registration fee of £150 (payable directly to SIA) and pick from one of the following three payment options:
Fundraising Option 1 (sponsorship): You raise £1745 minimum sponsorship.
Fundraising Option 2 (part fund): You pay £345 tour cost & raise £1240 minimum sponsoship
Fundraising Option 3 (tour cost): You pay £1245 tour cost & raise as much as possible.
For more information on these options take a look at our booking conditions or contact a member of the fundraising team on 01908 208541 or email [email protected]
All costs correct at the time of writing, subject to change
Day 1: Wednesday 9th May
Flight to Malaga. Coach transfer to Lucena (100 KM). Arrival at hotel for bike fitting, dinner and evening briefing about the challenge ahead.
Day 2: Thursday 10th May
Lucena – Cabra – Castro Del Rio – Cordoba 79 km approx.
As we head towards Cordoba the terrain flattens out with vineyards as far as the eye can see. We cycle through Cabra, a pretty old town with some fine monuments including a castle which is now a college of a religious order. We continue on through more vineyards and olive groves towards Castro Del Rio. From there we ride past wide cotton fields to Cordoba, our final destination for the day. Standing on a sweep of the Rio Guadalquivir with countryside stretching far in every direction around, Cordoba is one of the most historic cities in Spain. Remains of civilisation in the city have been found dating back to the 3rd Century BC. Today it has both a provincial and sophisticated atmosphere. Its old quarter is a fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets just waiting to be explored.
Day 3: Friday 11th May
Cordoba – Palma del Rio 60 km approx.
We begin with a half day tour of this fascinating city. After lunch we leave Cordoba and cycle through the Guadalquivir Valley towards Palme del Rio with the slopes of the Sierra Morena to our right and farmlands to our left. We pass through Almodovar del Rio, a small town lying in the shadow of a superb 14th century Gothic castle. One of the finest in Andalucia, not least because of its perfect state of preservation and elegant architecture. We continue cycling along the river through small villages until we reach Palma del Rio – an agricultural town producing oranges on its irrigated lands.
Day 4: Saturday 12th May
Palma del Rio – Seville 80 km approx.
We continue to follow the Rio Guadalquivir through farmlands and rural villages this time all the way to our final destination – Seville, capital of Andalucia. It is a fascinating city whose people, streets and buildings have been the inspiration for great novelists, painters and musicians.
Day 5: Sunday 13th May
Transfer to Malaga airport (2½ hours approx) for our return flight to UK.