Sierra Morena

Join us for 3 days riding from our Basecamp in the heart of the Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park and discover the beautiful semi desert and Eucalyptus forests of these mini mountains. The networks of gravel tracks and trails are so quiet, it’s as if they are reserved just for us cyclists!

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Book now your stay for the 2023 season and take advantage of the "Early Bird" rate of 1250 € (instead of 1500 €) valid until December 31st 2022.

Join a group of 8 to 12 people to live a unique experience. Bring your bike or rent ours (extra charge). Electric gravel bikes available too.

Possibility to privatise the group from 8 people - contact us for more information.

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We’ve done the exploring to discover three day rides from our basecamp on blissfully quiet trails. You’ll be amongst the pioneers of gravel riding in these parts!

Our basecamp is the Dehesa Don Pedro, a traditional Spanish finca (farm) lovingly renovated into a boutique hotel by Jean Pierre, the director. He and his team will welcome you, and treat you to their local specialities and exceptional service.

Each ride is lead by one of our qualified and experienced guides, allowing you to focus on the ride and enjoy this beautiful region. From secret farm tracks to sweeping vistas, there’s a bit of everything here, all topped off by tapas and local drinks.

The combination of wide smooth tracks with the rolling landscape makes the Sierra Norte an ideal destination to try out gravel riding and get off the beaten track on an adventure.

It’s not just about the bike though! Downtime and relaxation are important parts of all our trips, with yoga and meditation sessions for you to join if you would like. It’s all designed to help you get the most out of your long weekend in an exceptional location.

Whether you’re new to gravel riding, or a seasoned pro looking for a winter adventure in the sun, this is the perfect bike trip. You’ll discover a little known part of Andalusia where nature, local culture and gastronomy are an important part of life and just a stone’s throw from the bright lights of Seville.

Date range:
October - March 2023
Duration:
3 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Daily distance:
40 - 60 km
Daily elevation:
500 - 1000M+
Difficulty:
2 / 10

Gravel Up benefits

This is included

At the camp

  • Return transfer from Seville airport or train station
  • All food for the stay
  • Accommodation 3 nights in a double room (single option at extra cost)
  • A great welcome pack
  • A mechanic who will share his secrets with you

On gravel

  • A professional and local guide
  • Unique tracks designed by the GravelUp
  • Assistance and transportation van

Beyond gravel

  • Wellness activities - Yoga, meditation, relaxation
  • Visits to various historical and cultural sites
  • An evening of celebration
  • A community of enthusiasts

This is not included

  • Transportation from your home
  • Travel insurance for repatriation and civil liability
  • Personal drinks and other souvenir purchases
  • Anything not specified in "What's Included"
  • Bike rental (extra charge)

Preparation & equipment

Our guide

Our guide is eager to make you discover the tracks of the Sierra Morena. She will ensure your safety and will share with you various tips and tricks on how to ride on gravel paths.

As a bike mechanic, she is the best person to help you discover the region. Anecdotes, encounters and sharing of experiences, she will make sure that you have an unforgettable stay and above all that you soak up as much as possible of this fabulous territory.

Spoken languages: French, English

Gravel bike

We propose you on this destination the Gravel 3T Exploro (or equivalent)

A Gravel bike that can handle any surface, from asphalt to singletrack to steep trails. An all-road spirit, but with aggressive geometry and aerodynamics that feel almost identical to a road bike. But it's really off-road on our unique tracks that you'll see its versatility, offering comfort and control. Its weight, very modest for such a robust bike, helps a lot on steep climbs.

eGravel bike

On this destination you will be able to ride the eGravel 3T Exploro RaceMax Boost (or equivalent).

The Exploro Racemax Boost e-bike is perfect for gravel & all-road riding. It’s light yet tough, agile yet planted and fast yet fun.

This makes the Racemax Boost a great range-extender on your gravel adventure. Or it can help you keep up with faster friends on road and gravel rides.

The RaceMax Boost feels every inch the same as the standard RaceMax, with one difference – when the dirt road heads upwards, you can add extra boost for greater traction, this additional power keeping you pedalling up trails you’d otherwise have no right to be riding.

Equipment

The complete list will be sent to you a few weeks before your expedition. You will find here the few essential items that you may not have at home:

  • Cycling shorts with chamois to be more comfortable

  • Bike gloves to avoid blisters

  • Cycling shoes

Physical preparation

The territories we cross offer an environment that can sometimes be demanding depending on the weather conditions. We evolve in a mountainous landscape where the cumulative difference in altitude can quickly be important.

To fully enjoy this expedition, we recommend that you practice an endurance sport such as jogging, swimming or cycling, at least once a week. Having already done at least 3 hours of cycling will allow you to feel more comfortable and to better enjoy the breathtaking landscapes you will cross.

The use of automatic pedals is recommended but not mandatory, we allow the use of flat pedals. It is important to be able to stand up on the pedals in order to negotiate certain descents and climbs.

Cycliste pédalant près d'un canal

How to get there ?

  • By plane : Seville airport

  • By train : Sevilla-Santa Justa train station

As soon as you arrive in Seville, our teams will take care of you and drive you directly to our base camp where the experience will begin. Plan an arrival at 6pm on your first day and a departure after 5pm on your last day.

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