3 independent reviews for Andalucia self guided cycling holiday, Spain

Reviews for Andalucia self guided cycling holiday, Spain

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review 9 Jan 2017

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

Cycling in the area is a joy with so few cars on the road and hardly a pothole in sight!. The off road routes are a good mix of terrain and good fun with some wonderful views. Definitely worth getting to the top of the hill for. Lubrin itself is a very picturesque village nestling in the hills, with quaint whitewashed houses and narrow streets. The local tapas bars are great with wine 1 euro a glass and Tapas 1 euro each, means you can try the lot.

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

If you want to go car free try and tie your flights in with the local bus which runs twice a day to Lubrin. However having a car does give you the advantage of being able to visit the Alhambra in Granada -need to book this in advance. We used one of the local bikes and hired another from a bike shop in Garrucha on the coast as the other bike was too large.

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

We purchased from the local shops in Lubrin and ate at the local Tapas bars, which supported these local businesses. The area is largely a rural farming community, so by bringing tourists in to the area any extra spending by them is beneficial.

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

Holiday was great, we loved the cottage and its decor. The cycling was great, you need to be prepared for cold in the morning and hot by lunchtime when cycling. Walking in to Lubrin in the evening was fun with the amazingly starry night sky and as it was only a 5 minute walk very easy to pick up supplies when needed. In the warmer months the cottage would be lovely for Barbeques in the evening as it has terrific views.

Read the operator's response here:

Fizz and Gerry found a little dog stuck up the hill nearby with the tower on top. It transpired it had been missing for a couple of days and the owners were from Barcelona visiting relatives. They took it to a vet about 20kms away who scanned it for a chip and they then contacted the owners who luckily were still in Lubrin." If there was such an award they would make Responsible Traveller of the Year

review 3 Dec 2016

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

John the very helpful host. Good food and drinks in the the tapas bars. Lot of nice people of different nationalities.

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

Having a car in addition to bicycles is good. There are several nice villages ( with good food) to see which are hard to reach on a bike and Granada is well worth a visit. If biking be prepared for climbing, there is not much flat land. Very little traffic on the roads. End november can be cool.

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

Spending our money locally hopefully helped somewhat. The simple but good accomodation does not misuse the environment and most of the food in the tapas bars seemed to be short travelled.

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

Just what we wanted, an quiet small town with good opportunities for cycling and enjoyable tapas bars.

review 26 Sep 2015

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

The glorious views and superb weather when we put the bikes in the car and cycled around the sea side.

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

Make the most of the tracks and trails that you can travel straight from the door and use some of the superb restaurants in the area at siesta time

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

Yes - John is very careful about using local people and suppliers in all he does.

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

Excellent very enjoyable rural destination

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