Badlands Cycling Journey: Granada to Cabo de Gata in Spain

7 Days, Multiple Departures

Badlands Cycling Journey: Granada to Cabo de Gata in Spain
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The adventure begins in the historic city of Granada in the shadow of the Alhambra palace. Journey east to the town of Gorafe and the desert that gives Badlands its name. Head to Tabernas Desert and the Mediterranean wild coast of Cabo de Gata.

A tour designed in colaboration with the Badlands team, we aim to share the best of the riding, food & culture of this incredibly varied region. Stay in carefully selected, unique accommodations, rated for the warmth of welcome & cultural experience instead of the number of stars. Enjoy a wealth of traditional food along the way and indluge in life, Andalucia style.

Enjoy the full support, care and attention of our guide team along the way. The support van will meet the group along the route with welcome refreshments and be on hand to provide mechanical assistance and a ride if required. Our guides will keep the group on the route and will share stories of the Badlands race and the history and traditions of the route.

Tour highlights

The city of Granada and the opportunity to visit the Alhambra palace

Ride through the Sierra de Huétor

Sleep in a traditional cave-house

Badlands of the Tabernas desert

Cabo de Gata nature reserve and the Mediterranean sea

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Duration: 7 days

464 km




Average distance x day:
77 km

Average time x day:
5 hours

Full Support

Enjoy small group sizes and professional, personal support all week from your guides & support vehicle.

We work with an industry leading guide to guest ratio – expect up to 4 guests per guide on the trip with guides leading the way on the road and a support vehicle close by at all times. Note that for groups of 4 riders or less this tour is run as a guided trip without the support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Our guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savoring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

About The Host
Rafa and Fernando

Rafa and Fernando

Rafa is from Barcelona and has made the city of Granada his home. Alongside guiding Rafa works as a cycling coach. He rides both road and gravel and has probably climbed the Pico de Veleta more times than anyone else!

Fernando lives in the Montes de Málaga! He's spent a career traveling extensively and working with the UN. A Malagueñan, Fernando rides MTB and road and continues to love to travel.


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