Seville to Porto cycling holiday

Price
£1386£1146To£1523 including UK flights
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Duration
8 Days
Countries
Portugal, Spain
Type
Small group
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From £959 - £1279 excluding flights.
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
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Up to £240 off selected dates.
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Description of Seville to Porto cycling holiday

Let the sun shine in on this small group tour of Andalucia. Three quite rightly famous cities pinion the trip: Granada, where you’ll join a city tour and explore the courtyards and cloisters of the Alhambra; Cordoba and its rambling back streets and mega mosque; and 2,000-year-old Seville.

The Andalucian countryside ties together the cities. You’ll spend a couple of nights in cobbled Castano del Robledo: your gateway to Sierra de Aracena National Park. Spectacular caves surround Aracena. Meanwhile, the Sierra Morena lays out mountains, whitewashed Andalucian villages and a syrupy slow way of life.

This Andalucia holiday balances easy city walking tours with moderate hikes through mountainous countryside. And it's all headed up by an expert guide who’ll show you the secrets of the Alhambra and the most scenic footpaths in Sierra de Aracena.

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Price information

£1386£1146To£1523 including UK flights
Convert currency:
From £959 - £1279 excluding flights.
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 14.
Make enquiry

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1 Reviews of Seville to Porto cycling holiday

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The knowledge and enthusiasm of the tour leader which greatly enhanced our appreciation of Andalucia; the Holy week processions were a bonus

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Pack allowing for the weather to be cold and wet as well as hot and sunny. No one in our group was completely prepared for cold wet spells (while the UK baked). Book on line in the UK for visiting the Cathedral and palace in Seville allowing at least a couple of hours for each making sure you use the official sites and claim the seniors discount if applicable - can be done online when on the tour but internet connections are not always reliable and finding the right site on mobile phones caused some people problems.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Tour leader made a real effort to support local businesses and advise us on how we could help do so.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


The holiday worked very well and fully met our expectations (apart from the weather) - a very good way to get a real feel for Andalucia ad its history, culture and architecture in an enjoyable and fairly active week.

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Planet

For the majority of our trip from Seville to Porto we cycle and we arrive into Porto by train, and the trip is accompanied throughout by a small support vehicle that also transfers people's luggage. Using bikes and public transport makes our individual carbon footprint minimal compared to many other tours.



The tap water is both safe to drink and clean in Spain and Portugal and our Tour leaders actively encourage refilling of a reusable water bottle, rather than generating plastic bottle waste. In addition to this, all single-use plastic cutlery has been removed from picnics.

As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.
What makes this trip really stand out is the opportunity to experience the slower paced life of Andalucia in the Sierra de Aracena national park. Away from the bustle of city life, cars and tourists, we walk through the verdant landscape and whitewashed villages where it is possible to glean an insight in to true rural life, in to the agricultural work which still supports the majority of the population in this part of Spain.

We stay in small, locally owned hotels which offer warm welcomes and friendly faces. We use public transport between the different cities and villages utilising the comfortable and spacious trains and buses rather than a private coach which couldn't easily access the narrow lanes in which our accommodation is nestled.

We also recommend taking a bottle with you because the tap water is safe to drink and saves wasting plastic bottles unnecessarily.
As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.

People

Since only breakfast is included for this tour, this provides the opportunity to try your own choice of local cuisine. In addition to this, the local Tour Leaders make recommendations of dishes to try, which are most often sold at locally-owned and family-run restaurants, which means your money is going straight into the local economy. Additionally, local products that clients can take home are recommended by the Leader.

We visit and stay in small villages which are often away from the main tourist routes, this helps to provide income to more rural communities, keeping traditions going and spreads the economic benefits of our visit across the countries we journey through.

As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

There are only two family restaurants in Castano del Robledo where we are based in the Sierra Aracena, and we eat in both during our stay. The families open their doors (often purely for our group) and provide wonderful home cooked meals. We learn about the village specialities with opportunity to buy some of their famous meats and cheeses.

As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

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