Cycling Spain's Sierra Aracena

7 Nights in Spain
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Half Board

What you can expect

Mountain E Bikes

Use of high standard Mountain E Bikes

Wonders of the Sierra de Aracena

Experience the wonders of the Sierra de Aracena on two wheels

Centrally located hotel

Experience a centrally located small and simple “Pueblo Blanco” village hotel

About the trip

Join us on a fantastic week of cycling discovery, exploring one of Spain’s most beautiful and unspoilt mountain regions. The Sierra Aracena spanning Northern Andalucia, is a land of gorgeous woodland, rolling hillsides and crystal-clear streams. Our four hand-picked selected rides using fantastic e-mountain bikes will certainly give you a wonderful experience cycling around this delightful region.

Grade – Medium

What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/Double room for sole use
  • Welcome drink
  • Half Board
  • 4 x guided cycling days with professional guide
  • E- mountain bike hire for the 4 cycling days including full demonstration and helmet ,
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Spain
  • White Villages and the Aracena Lake
  • Valleys & White Villages
  • Day At Leisure
  • From Almonaster La Real to Aracena
  • Day At Leisure
  • Aracena to Zufre
  • Departure Day

Extras

  • Insurance click here
  • Lunch (at own cost). Items for lunch can be bought from the local supermarket or alternatively Picnic lunches can be arranged and purchased for the day approx. €10.00

What you’ll be doing

DAY 1

Arrive in Spain

Arrive at Seville Airport. Transfer to our rustic traditional accommodation in the centre of Aracena village where we have our welcome drink and enjoy our first evening meal at a nearby restaurant.

This week of cycling is a perfect way to explore the beautiful Sierra de Aracena on two wheels, passing through quaint “Pueblo Blancos” white villages and discovering the outstanding mountain scenery and landscapes. This holiday is specially designed to experience the “traditional” Andalucian sierra with all its charm by e-mountain bike.

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DAY 2

White Villages and the Aracena Lake

Today we pick up our bikes near to our hotel and after a thorough e-bike demonstration and briefing we start our first fantastic day of cycling. From Aracena, we ride along lovely bridle paths used long ago by mule drivers and smugglers. We cross the beautiful countryside where our route takes us past oak forests, different types of Mediterranean shrubland, streams and rivers leading to the lake reservoir of Aracena. Along the way we stop off at various viewpoints such as Puerto Moral where the views open up over the spectacular mountainous landscapes of this sierra. While we are here, we can take advantage and visit the small and charming botanical gardens full of aromatic plants and a traditional mill.

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DAY 3

Valleys & White Villages

After breakfast we start our day of cycling from Aracena where our route takes us along tracks through forests of chestnut trees, holm and cork oaks, incidentally the fruits are the base of the important traditional economy along with the black iberian pigs who wander around looking for acorns.

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DAY 4

Day At Leisure

Take a well earned rest in the lovely village or discover the region further with an excursion. Why not visit Seville and explore this historical and beautiful capital of Andalucia (private transfer without guide): 40 € / pers. (approx. payable locally)

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 5

From Almonaster La Real to Aracena

After breakfast we transfer to the start of today’s cycling route at Almonaster la Real, one of the quaintest white villages in the Sierra. Here we will see the magnificent hilltop mosque dating from the 10th century overlooking the village and valley. From here, we will ride our e-bikes along traditional trails that have been used for centuries to take animals and spread news from village to village. We continue to cycle through a number of villages and towns. Santa Ana la Real where we will find the lime kilns linking the towns past to the mining in Rio Tinto. Álajar, another of the Sierras prettiest villages overlooked by the towering Peñas de Arias Montañas with its dramatic rocky outcrop with its church and belfry.

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DAY 6

Day At Leisure

Take a well earned rest in the lovely village or discover the region further with an excursion. Perhaps visit the Cave of the Wonders, the ham museum and the castle of Aracena: 15 € (approx. payable locally)

  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 7

Aracena to Zufre

Today we start in Aracena and ride our e-bikes along traditional trails and local roads (we will cycle on a major road for about 1 km only) towards Zufre, known as the balcony of the Sierra de Aracena Natural Park.Zufre is often described as “a white village hidden amongst the clouds and nature”. We will experience breath-taking views overlooking the mountain range and the picturesque reservoir lake. Zufre is also one of the most interesting towns in the Natural Park with itsrich cultural heritage.

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DAY 8

Departure Day

After breakfast at the hotel, we transfer back to the airport for our flight home

  • Breakfast  Included

Accommodation

Los Castanos Hotel 2*

The Los Castanos Hotel is a centrally located traditional two-star hotel in the beautiful town of Aracena. The hotels Andalusian style and design is typical of the region and is perfect to experience the real Andalucia and a great base for our cycling tour around this beautiful area of Northern Andalucia.

Facilities Include

Facilities include cafe/bar, reception, cosy lounge area, free Wi-Fi throughout.

Room Includes

The traditional simple style rooms include twin/double bed, private bathroom, Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 15 °C 6 °C
March 20 °C 9 °C
April 24 °C 11 °C
May 27 °C 13 °C
June 32 °C 17 °C
July - August 36 °C 20 °C
September 32 °C 18 °C
October 26 °C 14 °C
November 20 °C 10 °C
December 16 °C 7 °C

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