Type of Tour
7 days/ 6 nights
Departure - Destination
Córdoba - Granada
Number of participants
Route of the Caliphate
Traveling from Córdoba to Granada is an experience that brings together two of the most emblematic cities of ancient al-Andalus: Córdoba, home to the ruling Caliphs, philosophers, astronomers, mathematicians and doctors who illuminated the Middle Ages with knowledge, centuries ahead of the European Renaissance. And on the other hand Granada, whose mighty kingdom cultivated the sciences above all and where formal refinement and architectural decoration reached levels unmatched in any society of its time. Travel to see these two cities, on a journey that combines culture, nature and anthropology, delighting the senses at every step.
Otros Caminos in co-operation with the prestigious Foundation Legado Andalusí has developed the Mayor European Cultural Itinerary “The Route of the Caliphate” as a historical and cultural cycling experience, connecting the cities of Córdoba and Granada with their world cultural heritages: the stunning “Mezquita” in Córdoba and the marvelous “Alhambra” in Granada. A cycling adventure through Andalusia’s past and culture, a journey of discovery that evokes the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Route of the Caliphate.
The bike ride from Córdoba to Granada
Your journey starts in Córdoba, the first city in the world to have four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, surpassing Rome and Paris! You then travel to Luque, where you will be handed over the bicycle with a briefing to start finally your bike ride. The ride leads through wide variety of terrains, passing through a host of villages. Betake a journey through time and across unique landscapes and natural reserves that feature along the way. Ride through landscapes with tranquil hills of olive groves, holm-oak woods, vegetable gardens and vineyards, rushing streams, imposing watchtowers, proud castles, impeccable farmhouses and humble farmsteads, all giving the backdrop to an unforgettable visit.
Wine and olive oil
Enjoy the villages, castles, churches and towns that stretch before you just waiting to be discovered, such as Baena, Luque, Priego, Zuheros, Alcaudete, Castillo de Locubín, Alcalá la Real, Tózar, Moclín, that now give their name to some of the world’s finest olive oils. You will find them the perfect place to relax and recover lost energy with the best food and wines this region has to offer.