Sierra Morena

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.

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Book now your stay for the 2023 season and take advantage of the "Early Bird" rate of 1750 € (instead of 2250 €) valid until December 31st 2022.

Join a group of 10 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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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 2023
Duration:
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Daily distance:
50 - 80 km
Daily elevation:
1000 - 1500M+
Difficulty:
5 / 10

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

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 get the most out of this expedition, we recommend that you practice an endurance sport such as jogging, swimming or cycling several times a week. Having already done long bike rides of at least 4 hours will allow you to feel more comfortable and better enjoy the breathtaking landscapes you will cross. At least 2 days in a row of cycling experience is a plus.

Use of automatic pedals is mandatory, ability to maneuver the bike on all types of terrain and good braking technique.

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 noon on your first day and a departure after 3pm on your last day.

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