Andalusia

Ride through the heart of the Sierra Morena Natural Park on our five day adventure from Seville. Discover the best of Andalusia by bike and make the most of the winter sunshine.

ABOUT THE DESTINATION

5 days / 4 nights - start from Eur 1750.

Join a group of 8 to 12 people to live a unique experience.

Don't have a gravel bike yet or don't want to travel with one? You can rent one directly from us (300 euros for a muscular / 400 euros for e-gravel).

Privatise your group starting from 8 people - contact us for more information.

Download our catalogue HERE to know all our offers



One Percent for the Planet

By booking with us, you also do good for our planet!

AN ITINERARY CREATED EXCLUSIVELY BY GRAVELUP

Explore the Sierra Morena, the lesser known neighbour of the Sierra Nevada, on our point to point 5 day bike adventure. The mountains here provide a perfect gravel playground waiting to be explored from our Basecamp “Dehesa Don Pedro”, which is on the border between Andalusia and Estrémadure.

Ready to roll? A Prologue ride awaits to stretch your legs, get comfy on your bike and meet the rest of the team of course! Over the 5 days we’ll ride across desert plains, explore immense Eucalyptus forests and green oasis’ in the heart of the mountains.

Our qualified and experienced guide will be on hand to help you be as relaxed as possible on your bike, so that you can make the most of the trip. The extensive trail network of beautiful wide, smooth gravel is ideal for building confidence off the beaten track.

The Andalusians certainly know how to provide a warm welcome and our passionate hosts will proudly share their culture and customs with us throughout the trip. We stay in “Casas Rurals” - comfortable and cosy guest houses with everything you need after a great day on the bike.

It’s not all 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 time in an exceptional location.

All in all, an unforgettable adventure in nature and under the welcome warmth of winter sunshine. Even more importantly you’ll discover a region hardly touched by tourism with a proud sense of heritage just waiting to welcome you.

Date range:
October - March
Duration:
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Daily distance:
50 - 80 km
Daily elevation:
1000 - 1500M+
Difficulty:
3 / 5

Gravel Up benefits

This is included

At the camp

  • Return transfer from Seville airport or train station
  • All food for the stay
  • Accommodation 4 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

Your 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

Our bikes

We have both traditional and electric high end gravel bikes available to rent in Ventoux from our bike partner Origine.

Repeatedly voted Gravel Bikes of the Year, you can choose between the carbon framed Graxx (weighing only 8.1kg) or the Help eBike (not much more at 12kg). Both combine performance and versatility in a lightweight frame so that you can have faith your steed throughout the trip.

Price: €60/day for a non eBike, €80/day for an eBike.

(Free bike hire until 31st December 2023!)

Find out more about our bikes

CAMP DE BASE & DESTINATION MANAGER

Notre camp de base, La Dehesa de Don Pedro est un hôtel d’une beauté extraordinaire où l’environnement naturel, le confort des installations et la merveilleuse équipe vous feront passer un moment inoubliable. Nos logements suivants, tout aussi confortables et accueillants, vous transporteront tout droit dans la culture andalouse, après une bonne journée sur les vélos.

Sur place, en plus de votre guide, vous serez accompagnés par notre responsable de destination GravelUp. Il veillera à ce que vous ne manquiez de rien et assurera tout le service logistique et support nécessaire pour profiter pleinement de votre séjour.

How to get there?

  • By plane: Sevilla airport (shuttle at noon / return at 5pm)

  • By train: Sevilla-Santa Justa train station (shuttle at noon / return at 5pm)

  • By car: Meet us directly at our base camp (from 3pm)

As soon as you arrive, our team will pick you up and take you directly to our base camp where the disconnection can begin.

Your stay starts at 3pm and ends at around 3pm on Sunday.

Any questions?

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Practicalities

GravelUp: a band of druids who concoct a magic potion designed to give you superhuman strength. These irreducible Gauls even took the liberty of welcoming - during this Andalusian session - 2 Romans who still haven't recovered from what they've seen and experienced... Here are the exclusive ingredients of this well-kept recipe: a team of pros (Abraracourcix & Boufiltre), guides (Asterix & Amenix) who fine-tune the tracks and pamper the bikes, landscapes to feast your eyes on, spit-roasted wild boar galore, riders on the edge of their seats and good humor at every level. Veni, vidi, vici Vita longa GravelUp

Philippe D. - nov 2023

We were in Sevilla, Spain - It was the first time, for me, on a Gravel bike. The experience has been excellent. Challenging from the athletic point of you, interesting in the touristic / cultural aspects and a huge injection of relax, staying so many hours in open air in contact with the uncontaminated nature and many many animals: cows, bulls, dears, sheep, horses, vultures... The participants were coming from different places in Europe and US, but we got on very well! Then our guides: competent, friendly and always willing to support, accommodate and hear our needs / wishes. In short a very positive and battery charging experience

Enzo R. - nov 2023