Seeing It All on Your Family’s Cycling Adventure Through Spain |

The region of Andalusia lends itself well to a family cycling excursion, with a plethora of activities to enjoy and scenic views to take in.There is a lovely variety of breathtaking sceneries, cultures, and experiences, just waiting for the adventurous family to indulge in during a cycling trip through Spain’s Andalusia region. Against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, you’ll explore caves, parks, and the beach, all while stopping for exciting river excursions, historical and cultural explorations, and opportunities for horseback riding and hiking.Voyage through the years past in Andalusia
Andalusia encompasses a massive territory of land and offers many types of terrain for cycling, from the ultra challenging to the easy going. It’s the second largest of all the 17 autonomous communities of Spain and it is has the highest population. Over the centuries Andalusia has been ruled by the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Vandals, the Visigoths, the Byzantines and the Islamic Empire, and each empire has left their mark throughout each city, town, and village, you’ll roll through.The pueblos blancos: a sight like nowhere else in the world
One of the most famous parts of Andalusia and one of the most unique experiences on your cycling adventure through Spain is visiting the “pueblos blancos,” or the white villages. These are a series of coastal towns and villages that reside along cliffs where every building throughout each town is painted in all white with red or brown roofs.One of the most enchanting towns you’ll come across during your tour of the pueblos blancos is the town of Ronda. Much of this white-clad city stretches across seaside and riverside cliffs and offers visitors magnificent views of the sea and the city. Ronda’s most popular attractions are its 3 main bridges; Puente Romano, Puente Viejo, and Puente Nuevo. Walking across each bridge will give you great views from an amazing perspective.Then it’s on to the big city
When you roll through the capital city of Seville on your cycling adventure through Spain’s Andalusia area, you’ll be engulfed in one of the country’s largest urban regions, with over 1.5 million people and all the trappings of any great metropolitan area.Plenty of museums, parks, and gardens greet you and your family in Seville, and the city is completely cyclist-friendly. One of the most popular sites is the Cathedral of St. Mary. Built during the Roman period and currently the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Cathedra of St. Mary is also famous for being the burial site of Christopher Columbus.Your cycling adventure through Spain will be the trip of a lifetime
Being the southernmost part of Europe (only kilometers from the Northern tip of Africa), Andalusia has wonderful weather for year-round cycling. It’s Mediterranean climate and range of elevations has given it several ecosystems that are each a great time riding through. Aside from the urban areas and the quaint villages, Andalusia also boasts 2 national parks and 24 natural parks, all with their own unique experiences, such as ancient cave dwellings and exotic wildlife, and a wealth of incredible activities for family members of all ages.Spain is well-loved among the world cycling community and Andalucia will give you a well-rounded cycling adventure through Spain for you and your family to talk about for several years to come. If you think this all sounds like your family’s type of cycling adventure, start planning your trip today!