Comfortable fitted and fully-equipped bikes for your cycling pleasure. We use exclusively Trek bikes on all tours except Camino de Santiago / Lanzarote / Portugal (please request information on bike used on these tours).
You can either make arrangements to bring your own bicycles or hire Iberocycle's own models. Most airlines will carry bicycles for a small extra charge or even free. Cyclists who choose to hire will be provided with a comfortable quality bicycle to suit their particular measurements and preferences. We place great importance on getting the bikes right.
Too many cyclists on trips with other companies have complained about past experiences where they have had to put up with uncomfortable saddles, the wrong sized bike etc. Measurements are requested on booking so the right bike is waiting for you on arrival.
You are provided with hybrid-type tourist bicycles from Trek with conventional handlebars and with triple chain ring and easy-to-change gear ratios for comfortable and easy cycling. Road bikes may also be available on request.We can also provide tandems, which make for great cycling fun, and are also ideal for those with children.
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|Ladies bike (Trek 7.2 FX)
||Men's bike (Trek 7.2 FX)
|Road bike (Trek 1.5 or 1.2)
||Female road bike (Trek Lexa)
|Tandem (a fun way to ride, and also ideal for helping smaller children - Dawes Duet)
Equipment depends on the tour option chosen Luggage Service or Independent. Cyclists who choose to carry their own luggage will be provided with spacious waterproof panniers fitted on the rear of the bicycle. Those who take advantage of our luggage service will have their bicycles fitted with two lateral panniers with sufficient space to carry what they need for that particular day.
Hybrid bikes will carry a handlebar bag, useful for carrying money, documents, camera and lots of other useful items which may be needed close at hand. This bag is easily removed it from its click fastening and carried around with the shoulder strap. They are also equipped with a rear luggage rack and one or two panniers, or a rear rack bag to carry just what you need for each day's cycling. Road bikes carry a seat post bag if required.
In addition, all cycles are equipped with pump, spare inner tube, water bottle, bike lock and basic toolkit. Extras such as lights or toe clips are available on request. Iberocycle provides cyclists with a fine bicycle in tip-top condition to make cycling an absolute pleasure.
Children's bikes, and child seats are available on request.
Route Guide and Maps
Full route directions and general information along with plenty of suggestions for your free days.
Each tour has its own Route Guide. This booklet is designed to provide constant suggestions for routes and activities so cyclists are never alone but enjoy a supported independence.
This Guide includes detailed route instructions along with interesting information on landscapes, towns and villages, monuments, alternative route suggestions, timetables for local trains and buses, tips on eating and drinking, an exhaustive gastronomic dictionary and a host of other useful information and suggestions to keep cyclists occupied. Routes are carefully described so no time is wasted on unnecessary deviations. Maps of the area are also provided to support the Route Guide.
Trips that include more than one night in the same destination include optional round rides of differing lengths for these free days so cyclists will never be at a loose end.
We think cycle touring is the ideal way to travel in Europe and that is why we are very pleased to launch European Bike Adventures, as it allows us the opportunity to offer a whole new set of experiences to people we know will appreciate them.
Accordingly we have taken our time in selecting the portfolio of cycle tours you find listed here.
A selection of hand-picked bike trips in spectacular places throughout Europe that focus on fun with the same attention to detail and quality that hundreds of our very satisfied clients have been enjoying with Ibero Cycle Tours since 1999.
Guests are transported to and from arrival / departure points (these are specified in the route guides), unless otherwise stated in the tour descriptor.
Luggage is transported by IberoCycle to the next hotel. Cyclists carry just what they need for that day.
A back-up vehicle and IberoCycle staff member supports cycling stages.
There are normally 10 - 20 cyclists on each trip. Cyclists choose whether they cycle alone or with other cyclists.
Clients do not cycle with a cycling guide.
Cyclists are free in the evenings to dine with other members of the group or to do their own thing. Our representative will organise a meal for those who wish to dine in company.
Routes have soft options for those cyclists who do not wish to cycle the full stage. Thus the routes are suitable for all levels. Non-cyclists may also participate using our transfer service.
Cyclists are provided with our own detailed Route Guide and maps for their chosen route.
Fitter cyclists may extend stages at will.
Accommodation in double, twin or single room with en-suite bathroom
Transport to and from arrival / departure points
Information Pack with Route Guide and maps
Luggage transport between hotels
Accompanying vehice and guide (note that the guide does not cycle with the group)
The tour begins in Ronda. IberoCycle will generally organise a pickup from Málaga centre or airport. Riders are also free to make their own way to Ronda (good rail and bus connections). Our final night is in Tarifa. The following day we transfer to Málaga leaving Tarifa at 09.30 to arrive at Málaga Airport at 12.00 and then on to Málaga centre.
Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to personalise this tour.
Our usual arrival point t for this tour is Málaga. This is a pleasant city with a sizeable port and beaches and a population of over 500,000. It is an interesting place to spend a day or two.
Please note that we transfer to Málaga on the final Saturday morning. It may be an idea to spend an extra night there and spend a relaxing day sightseeing, shopping, beaching etc. Sights include the Castle of Gibralfaro / Alcazaba (the old Moorish fortress which dominates the city), the port area, the historical centre with its shops and tapas bars, the Picasso Museum and also the house where he was born, the 16th century Renaissance cathedral, and the Roman theatre.
A fun way of visiting Málaga is to take a city bike tour. We recommend Málága Bike Tours. These tours depart every day at 10 a.m. (book previously). Kay Farrell and her team will give you a fun insight into Málaga from a bike seat. You are free to then go back and visit the places in more depth.
Please consult us to book extra nights in Málaga at the end of the tour.
Granada / Seville / Cordoba
Whether it is on this tour or another tour, you simply have to visit these cities. All three are delighful and have stunning examples of Moorish architecture such as the Alhambra in Granada, the Great Mosque of Cordoba, and the Alcázar Palace of Seville. Obviously hiring a car gives you a lot of flexibility to visit the cities, although you don't need it once you are there. You may prefer to use the excellent bus or train services.
Granada is not really accessible by train from Málaga. Use the excellent ALSA bus service, which has departures both from the airport, and also Málaga Bus Station. It is probably advisable to pre-book tickets online.
Córdoba and Seville are accessible from Málaga (María Zambrano Station). Some of the trains are the AVE high-speed train. This also links both cities to Madrid, which may be worth bearing in mind. The Spanish train servivce website RENFE will provide complete timetables and information.
Africa lies just across the Straits of Gibraltar from Tarifa, so you may like to take this opportunity to visit by taking a ferry from Tarifa on the Saturday after the tour.