Nevada Traverse

8-Day Tour of Andalucia in Southern Spain

Nevada Traverse 2020

Experience of the Tour of Andalucia Cycling starts from the land at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. We travel from the coast up to the Sierra Nevada and back down again to the coast.

We start the tour of Andalucia in Tarifa, the most southern point of the Iberian Peninsula. We cycle on winding roads to Ronda and onwards to Granada. From there we climb the Sierra Nevada and then descend to the Coasta del Sol at the Mediterranean Sea.

A Road Bike Tour of Andalucia Traversing the Sierra Nevada

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Tour Facts 2020

Andalucia / Southern Spain

Dates 2020

September 26 - October 4
8 Days / 8 Nights


Standard Route:
544km and 11.000m climb
338mi and 36.100ft climb Longer & shorter options available


6 Stages
1 Rest Day




3T Exploro Rental Bike
or Electric Bike Available

Together: Travel with your Loved One

Explorers' Program

Even if your partner is not a cyclist, the refined Program
for Explorers
makes this joint adventure possible.
No compromises: Most days are at least as good off the bike.
Together: Travel with your Loved One

Explorers' Program

Even if your partner is not a cyclist, the refined Program for Explorers makes this joint adventure possible.

No compromises: Most days are at least as good off the bike.

Tour Highlights

Six stages — each with a unique highlight to extend your summer in Andalucia.

Stage 1: Tarifa

Stage 2: National Park Sierra de Grazalema

Stage 3: Guadalhorce Dam

Stage 5: Cave houses and desert landscape in Guadix

Stage 4: Sierra Nevada (3,398m / 11,148ft)

Stage 6: Arrival at Coastal del Sol, Nerja

cAfter cycling we spend evenings in iconic Andalucian towns. Highlights are: Ronda, probably the most beautiful mountaintop town in the world, and Granada, home to the rich Moorish culture in Spain.

The New Bridge in Ronda

The City Granada

Gastronomy & Wine

Enjoying excellent local gastronomy is an essential part of every tour. Andalucia offers a wide variety of enjoyable treats to be discovered during this trip. Here are some suggestions on what Andalucian gastronomy has to offer:

In the Málaga Province:
Ajo blanco (gazpacho with almonds), Porra antequerana (gazpacho in a thicker version), Málaga dessert wines and definitely fresh seafood including anchovies and sardines.

In the Granada Province: 
Rabbit stews, the typical Plato Alpujarreño (a meat plate with sausage, pork loin, fried eggs and potatoes), authentic Arabic cuisine including couscous, hummus and beef/chicken tagine, as well as Arabic sweets.


Tour Itinerary

We start our tour in the landmark town Tarifa, situated  at the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula—this is where the Atlantic and the Mediterranean meet. From here you can see accross the Straits of Gibraltar to the African Continent . 

We will be staying at the classy Hotel La Residencia next to the old town and harbour. This is a perfect place for arriving and soaking in the atmosphere of southern Spain. Tarifa is famous for windsurfing and we will enjoy the relaxed sporty atmosphere with people from all over the world.

After your arrival there is time to prepare your bicycle. If you have booked a rental bike, we will set this up together with you to suit your requirements. If you are coming with your own bike, we have tools available for setting up your bike.

At 18:30 we will meet for a welcome presentation. We will have seafood dinner at 20:30.

Included Meals: Dinner


The first stage starts at the most southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula and take us north throught the Natrual Park Los Alcornocales. The stage ends in the iconic  whitewashed town Ubrique.

Stage Length: 82km /  1650m climb (51 miles /  5.420ft climb). A longer route is available for those who like to cycle more.

Destination: Ubrique, Cádiz Province

Included Meals: Breakfast, Cycling Snacks, and Dinner

Stage 2 takes you through the Natural Park la Sierra de Grazalema, the landscape of cork trees and rugged limestone mountains. Don’t forget to stop at viewpoint Puerto de Las Palomas, where you can admire the great mountain view and River Guadalete. In the end of the riding via the charming tiny village La Indiana, you meet the town erecting on the vertical hill, if it is your first time to see how Ronda is, welcome to the feeling of stunning!

This stage across the Puerto de Las Palomas was included in Vuelta a España 2002.

Stage Length: 77km with climb of  1714m (48 miles with 5.620ft climb). A longer route is available for those who like to cycle more.

Destination: Ronda, Málaga Province

Included Meals: Breakfast, Cycling Snacks, and Dinner

Today we cycle on beautiful roads through canyons and along reservoirs. We will pass by the famous Caminito del Rey and El Chorro Gorge which are very popular with hikers and rock climbers.

The stage concludes  at the Finca La Torre, a traditional olive oil manufacturer. Here you can take a shower before we have lunch and tour the olive oil production. In the late afternoon we will transfer by car to the city of Granada (about 1:20h drive).

Stage Length: 77km /  1000m climb (48 miles /  3.280ft climb). A longer route is available for those who like to cycle more.

Destination:Finca La Torre (Antequera), Málaga Province with transfer to Granada.

Guided Tour: Finca La Torre

Included Meals: Breakfast, Cycling Snacks, Lunch at the Olive Plantation Finca La Torre, and Dinner

After breakfast, we will visit the Alhambra where we will have a chance to see the spectacular architecture of this 13th century palace. Here the influence of many architectual and cultural traditions, which are usually considered seperate, can be seen together in one site. The entrance tickets to the Alhambra are included in the tour.

 The afternoon offers a perfect opportunity to relax in the hotel or  stroll the Gypsy neighbourhood of Sacromonte and the former Arabic quarter of Albaicín. The day concludes with a dinner at one of  the best Morroccan restaurants in town.


Guided Tour: Alhambra (Entrance tickets included)

Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Today we will cycle from the city of Granada up to the Sierra Nevada—the highest Col in Europe. From there we descend in easterly direction and continue on to the small town of Guadix. Depending on how strong you feel you can choose one of three lengths options. For the most part these three routes follow identical roads. 

Stage Length:

  • Standard Route: 103km with 2.700m climb (64 miles with 8.860ft climb). We begin with a long climb up to the Sierra Nevada (2.513m/8.244ft). 
  • Option 1: 129km with 3.600m climb (80 miles with 11.811ft climb). Like standard route, but with additional 13km/ 7 miles climb up to Pico Veleta (3.398m/11.148ft).
  • Option 2: 78km with 1.780m climb (48 miles with 5.840ft climb). Like standard route, but without climb to Sierra Nevada.

Destination: Guadix, Granada Province

Included Meals: Breakfast, Cycling Snacks, and Dinner

Today we traverse the Sierra Nevada National Park from the northern side to the southern slopes facing the Mediterranean.

Stage Length: 107km / 1990m climb (66 miles /  6.530ft climb).

Destination: Órgiva, Granada Province

Included Meals: Breakfast, Cycling Snacks, and Dinner


Today we cycle from the foothill of Sierra Neveda to the Mediterranean and then along the Coasta del Sol. The tour concludes at the Balcony of Europe at the beach of  Nerja.  From here we enjoy  panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada, the Mediterranean Sea and the African Continent. We end our tour with a fine dinner in a local restaurant.

Stage Length: 95km / 1940m climb (59 miles /  6.365ft climb).

Destination: Nerja, Costa del Sol, Málaga Province

Included Meals: Breakfast, Cycling Snacks, and Dinner

After breakfast we will depart. We offer transfer service to two airports: Malaga Airport (AGP) or Seville Airport (SVQ).

Included Meals: Breakfast 

Information regarding the accommodations and routes in the itinerary is subject to change. Depending on conditions the exact route and length of stages and transfers may need to change.








Note : The 6 numbers represent the starting points of 6 stages.

Program for Explorers

Even if your partner is not a cyclist, the program for non-cycling Explorers makes it possible to enjoy a this adventure together. For non-cycling travellers (Explorers) we offer a completely independent travel experience.  This includes a guide, a custom itinerary and a separate vehicle for a fantastic travel experience in Andalucia. Here are a few highlights to be explored:

This town of more than 2700-year history has a lot to offer: Hiking along the “Trail Asa de la Caldera-Los Molinos” to get the best view of the New Bridge over El Tajo Gorge, or visiting the old town where you will see the buildings from Muslin or Arabic identity, as well as the largest complex of white houses in Andalucia. If you are interested in the culture of Bullfighting, do not miss the oldest Bullring dating back to 1785. If you are the big fan of Ernest Miller Hemingway or George Orson Welles, Ronda will not disappoint you with its charming vibe.

Inside of the park, we will visit the Caves of Ardales where prehistoric art such as drawings of animal silhouettes can be seen. Hiking here can be fun because of the local species in fauna and flora. Only under the 100% confirmation of the safety condition, we might have a chance to go through the Royal Trail with suspended footbridge where you can look over the gorgeous cliff. Besides, water sports in this most amazing area can be prepared if you are ready to join!

Alhambra is the common picture of the city Granada. It vividly presents the highest level of Arabic architecture and Moorish culture. The current form of the complex can date back to the 13th century. Used to be a living society on top of the mountain between the 14th and the 19th century, this place has many historical events to tell to the current world.

Bodegas Sedella is quite of a character. With only being 13 years old, this winery founded by a young Spanish winemaker Mr. Lauren Rosillo, has been popular for its innovation, enthusiasm, personal touch and much of the happiness. They only produce reds at this moment. We will visit their modern architecture and join unique wine-tasting tour.

Price, Inclusions & Payment

Nevada Traverse 2020

September 26 – October 4

Group Size:
Maximum participants: 12
Explorers: Minimum 2, Maximum 5

Prices in USD:
Cyclist: $3.150,00
Explorer: $3.150,00

The tour price is payable in EUR. The price in USD is only a guide, it is subject to the exchange rate.

Single room supplement (8 rooms maximum)

€395,00 (per person)

Rental bike Cervélo C3 Climb

€259,00 (per bike)

Rental bike 3T Exploro including road wheel-set

€299,00 (per bike)

Rental electric bike

€368,00 (per bike)

Airport transfer Málaga (AGP)

€110,00 (two-way/per person)

Bike box airport transfer

€65,00 (per bike)

Transfer from Nerja to Tarifa

€65,00 (per person)

Photo package

€45,00 (per person)

This is included in the tour price:

For Explorers:

  • Detailed tour itinerary
  • Guided excursions with 1 tour guide
  • Entrance fees to sites
  • Tour gear: 1 Tour T-shirt and 1 water bottle

For All Participants:

  • 8 nights in a twin/double room
  • 8 breakfast
  • 8 dinners
  • Luggage transfers

This is not included in the tour price:
  • Air fare
  • Beverages during dinner
  • Lunch and coffee stops along the route (the spots will be recommended and indicated)
  • Repair service for flats (everyone repairs their own flats)
  • Luggage distribution (everyone carries their own luggage between room and van)
  • Gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff
  • Spare parts for your own bike
  • Personal items purchased during the trip

With the booking a total of €1,500 per person and the fee for the rental bike is payable.

The remainder is due 20 days before the beginning of the tour.

Transaction cost is to be paid by the customer. There is a 2% transaction fee for credit card payments.

The same payment conditions apply for early booking discount.

In compliance with European and Spanish regulations for tour operators, your payment is secured through our insurance. Our tour operator license is GC-1872.
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You may cancel your booking at any time. We will acknowledge the cancellation within 3 working days and refund your payment within 30 days in accordance with the following table.

Amount Due as % of Total Tour Price

Cancellation fee per person

until 14 days after booking

until 60 days before tour begin

20 %


until 15 days before tour begin

60 %


until 7 days before tour begin

75 %


Less than 7 days before tour begins

90 %


No Show

100 %


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Customize your tour — Celebrate life moments.

Choose a private date for your family / closed group and customize your tour.

Cycling Tour Services

The Tour of Andalucia includes the following items:

You will receive a GPS rental-unit and a route card for each stage. With this GPS on your handlebars, you will always know your way. It is up to you whether you want to cycle in a group or at your own pace. If you are bringing your own GPS, we will transfer the tracks to your device at the beginning of the tour.

One of our support cars is always nearby – en route we stay close by and we await you with snacks and drinks at the important cols. As necessary, we also offer the possibility to ride parts of the stage in the support car. All tours are scheduled so that you can expect excellent weather. Should it unexpectedly happen that you cannot cycle, we will transfer you to the next hotel.

Our support car is equipped with a comprehensive first-aid-kit. For immediate response we carry standard equipment, oxygen and a heart defibrillator.

For the most important repairs we carry a comprehensive set of tools and standard replacement parts for Shimano 11-speed components. We also carry some spare bikes. Additional costs may apply.

We carry fresh fruits, energy bars, gels, cookies & crackers, nuts & dry fruits, water, sports drink powder, soft drinks and hot beverages for you in the support car.

We transport one soft-shell traveling bag and one daypack for you. Your daypack will be accessible during the stages.

Accommodations are in well-kept, family owned Hotels and B&Bs. Regional specialities will be served and the needs of cyclists are accounted for.

We capture the best moments of the tour for you. There will be a slideshow presentation at the end of the tour. Also, you will be able to purchase the slideshow and individual photos of yourself.

In order to always guarantee the best possible road conditions we annually update each tour.


An Electric RoadBike will also be available for rent. We will have these bikes starting in May 2020.

If you are bringing your own bike in a bike-case and are taking our airport transfer, please let us know in advance and we will bring your bike-case to the starting location in the Andalucia.

For the bike set-up, we have most standard tools (including a torque wrench) available for you. So, unless your bike has special requirements, there is no need to bring extra tools. During the tour your bike-case will be stored and brought to where the tour ends. There, you may repack your bike in the evening before the departure day. During the tour you will not have access to your bike-case and your bike might need to be transported by us on the roof of our vehicle.

While we offer tools for setting up your bike, please be advised that correct and timely bike set-up remains your responsibility. During the tour we carry spare parts for Shimano 11-Speed components. If you have anything other than this, we recommend bringing some basic spare parts as you see fit.

Weather in Andalucia

Average High (°C / °F) Average Low (°C / °F) Rain (mm)
32 / 90
18 / 64
26 / 79
14 / 57

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Arrival & Departure

Airport Transfer

Arrival: September 26, 2020​

Airport Malaga-Costa del Sol (AGP)
Departure Time at Airport: 2:00PM

Departure: October 4, 2020​

Airport Malaga-Costa del Sol (AGP)
Arrival Time at Airport: 10:30AM

Please book your flights with at least 1:30h time before/after the transfer. Trip time of transfer takes about 1:45 hours. If you are arriving from outside of Europe, you might want to schedule extra days as a buffer for acclimatization. Other transfers upon request.

If you are coming with your own car, you may park it for the duration of the tour in Tarifa (the starting point of the tour).

To pick up your car, we offer a transfer in the morning of October 4, 2020. We will leave Nerja (the finishing point of the tour) at 9:00AM and will arrive at the starting location Tarifa where your car is parked at 12:30PM.

Transfer is not included in the tour price, which costs €65,00.

Opening get-together: September 26, 2020 at 6:00PM in Tarifa, Spain

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