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Adventure in Andalusia Spain: Pure Adventures Announces New Cycling Holiday Itineraries

Story by Pure Adventures

Posted: January 27, 2014

Two new self-guided cycling tours to Andalusia, Spain offer a unique off-season cycling option

Scottsdale, AZ –  Pure Adventures, a leading pioneer in self-guided adventure travel, announces two new cycling itineraries to Andalusia,Spain. Though famous for its flamenco and festivals, Andalusia is sure to be a top destination for cyclists looking for an off-season holiday that avoids the crowds.

“We chose Andalusia as one of our new destinations because it offers cyclists an alternative to the busier high-season cycling destinations,” says Pure Adventures founder and CEO Loren Siekman. “Our self-guided cycling itineraries in Andalusia are ideal for cyclists gearing up for the season and daily route distances can be adjusted depending on a rider’s fitness level.”

Andalusia’s picturesque mountain ranges, the Sierra Morena and the Baetic System, along with the regions rugged and beautiful terrain, provide just enough challenge for cyclists of all abilities. Daily ride distances average 40 kilometers and fit cyclists always have the option to extend their rides.

In keeping with their theme of allowing a traveler to immerse themselves within a destination, the two new self-guided cycling vacations incorporate opportunities to explore key historical and cultural sites throughout Andalusia. Complimentary navigation cue sheets and maps, high quality lodging and equipment, as well as the support of a local guide, help cyclists explore the region in ways not possible on comparable guided cycling tours. These services, among others, are included in the Pure Adventures formula.

White Villages of Andalusia Cycling

Set in dreamy landscapes of interwoven peaks and valleys, this 8 day tour follows the designated Major European Cultural itinerary "Route of the Almoravides and Almohades". The highlight of this tour are the "Pueblos Blancos" (White Villages) of the Ronda and Grazalema Mountains. Rated moderate, this tour averages 40 kilometers per day aboard top quality mountain bikes, which are fitted upon your arrival. Seven nights, starting at 1158Euros/USD$1580 per person.

Cordoba to Granada - Moorish Spain Cycling

Cycling across unique landscapes and natural reserves, this bicycle tour of Andalusia is a journey through time. Hills of olive groves, holm-oak woods, vineyards, imposing watchtowers and humble farmsteads all contribute to an unforgettable visit. Rated moderate, this tour averages 35 kilometers per day aboard top quality mountain bikes, which are fitted upon your arrival. Seven nights, starting at 1158Euros/USD$1660 per person.

Because these and other European routes are great demand in spring and fall, Siekman advises groups of six or more to book now to secure accommodations. And attention cycling clubs: if you are the trip organizer, you could travel for free (available as an incentive for the trip organizer, on groups of 10 or more). Contact Pure Adventures for details.

Self-guided tours from Pure Adventures Travel in 2014 span Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.