Today you bid farewell to the Subbetica mountains, to immerse yourselves in the countryside of Jaén, riding along the comfortable “Vía Verde” (old railway line). After passing the station in Alcaudete, you continue uphill, and the more bumpy trails and imposing watchtowers above remind you that you are entering Nasrid territory. All of a sudden you encounter the majestic “La Mota” fortress defending the town of Alcalá.
As this day is a long stage with lots of uphill (up to 700 meters), we offer the possibility to do this stage in 2 days, sleeping half way in the village Alcaudete just in front of its castle! Both routes are then only 30 km with an average of 300-350 meters ascent. Supplement for this night extra with breakfast and 1 day extra rental bike and luggage transport is 55 euro per person.