Al-Andalus mountain bike tour in Andalusia is located in the south of Spain. Andalusia is nearly the largest autonomous community in the country. It borders Portugal, Extremadura, Castilla-La Mancha, Murcia and the Mediterranean Sea and is considered the “bridge” between Europe and Africa. It was invaded and inhabited by the Romans, before the fall of these arrived Germanic tribes like the Vandals and the Visigoths. Those who have undoubtedly left their most notable mark in more recent times have been the Arabs and Berbers. They have remained in Spain for more than seven centuries!
Andalusia returns to Christian hands with the fall of “Córdoba” and “Granada”. It lived its splendor from the year 1492 with the growth of naval expeditions and trade with the recently discovered America. The tour takes place along the “The Mozarabic way of St James”. The Christians residing in the lands occupied by the Arabs begin to make a pilgrimage on this road. It started from Almeria, Jaén, Granada, Malaga and Cordoba. Then it joined the “Via de la Plata” and thus continue from Mérida towards Santiago de Compostela. In our spectacular tour we will see infinity of architectural mosques, fortresses and palaces that have left the Arab occupation. We highlight the spectacular Medina Azahara de Córdoba and the Alhambra and the Nazari palaces in Granada. This mountain bike tour in Andalusia is not only an architectural experience. The spectacular geography allows us to make a demanding journey and ride through amazing landscapes. The irrigation and the hands of farmers will take us through olive groves and fruit plantations. And the cities bring art and aroma to jasmine and orange trees, and gastronomy … Gastronomy is a separate experience!