Granada and the Sierra Nevada mountain range in southern Spain are a perfect destination for a cycling holiday for several reasons. The region boasts stunning natural beauty, with rugged mountain landscapes, tranquil olive groves, and picturesque white-washed villages. This makes it an ideal setting for challenging and rewarding cycling routes that offer a mix of steep climbs, exhilarating descents, and breathtaking vistas.

Additionally, the region has a rich cultural heritage, with Granada itself boasting a wealth of historic and architectural treasures, including the Alhambra, a stunning Moorish palace and fortress.The area is also home to a diverse and vibrant culinary scene, with traditional Spanish cuisine alongside influences from North Africa and the Middle East. All of this makes Granada and the Sierra Nevada a must-visit destination for any cyclist looking for a perfect combination of challenging riding, stunning scenery, rich culture, and delicious food.



Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Spain     

Arrive in Southern Spain. A private transfer can be booked to take you directly to your hotel. Airport transfers can be arranged with a trailer for bike boxes.

Once at your hotel, you will have available time to set up your bikes, or if renting a bike, a representative will meet you with the bikes at the reception area and help set these up correctly.

An evening meal can be booked at the hotel. Alternatively, we can advise on restaurants in town.                            

Day 2: Ride 1 

135 km, 1650 metres elevation             


Day 3: Ride 2 - Climb the highest road in Europe, Pico de Veleta

87 km, 2550 metres elevation        


Day 4: Ride 3 

135 km, 1900 metres elevation


Day 5: Depart for the UK   

Today you will be taken back by private transfer back to the airport for your return journey. Remember all our tours are bespoke and tailor made and we can alter any itinerary to suit you.  




All trips can include the following:  

  • Bike friendly accommodation, including breakfast (see below for hotel examples)
  • Evening meals at the hotel
  • Picnic lunches on ride
  • Private Airport Transfers (return) – subject to flights 
  • Support vehicle with mechanical support 
  • High spec bike rental
  • GPX files and route information via an app
  • 24/7 support from the Bikecation office
  • TTA financial protection


Bike Hire

Add high spec bike hire to your cycling trip 

We have a range of incredible hire bikes to choose from which can be delivered to your chosen hotel. Our local team will help set your bikes up so all you have to do is enjoy your holiday. 

We advise bringing your own pedals and helmet but all extras are available to hire. 

All our bike hires include, a puncture repair kit, bottle and pump.



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