Alhambra Palace


Active Cycling Holidays Alhambra Palace

Discover our active cycling holidays. Alhambra Palace and Granada tours will help you to explore the incredible history and beauty of the region. If you visit Spain for guided cycling tours, the Alhambra Palace is a must-see destination. This palace and fortress complex in Granada is one of the most famous monuments of Islamic architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major cultural attraction for tourists from all over the world. Rightly so.

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Our active guided cycling holidays to the Alhambra Palace can give you access to all the main highlights of the complex, including the Alcazaba, the oldest part of the complex and a military fortress, Nasrid Palaces, the main royal residences of the Nasrid dynasty and a masterpiece of Islamic art and architecture, Partal, a portico palace with gardens and walks and Generalife, a summer palace and garden that was used as a retreat by the Nasrid rulers.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Should I book in advance?

    Due to our schedules and availability, it is very important to book your tour in advance. As for the Alhambra Palace itself, this is something that we can help you with as part of our cycling holidays in Spain.
  • What time of day is best to visit the Alhambra Palace?

    On our guided cycling tours, Alhambra Palace visits tend to start early. There is so much to see that a tour of the palace complex will take at least three hours, and this is an experience that you really do not want to rush.
  • Can you bring backpacks to the Alhambra Palace?

    On active cycling tours for Alhambra Palace, you probably wouldn’t wish to bring a large bag with you, but you should note that backpacks and other large bags such as panniers must be left in the cloakroom. You are permitted to carry a small bag to hold your phone, water and other small personal items.
  • Does the Alhambra Palace have a dress code?

    You will want to be dressed in appropriate gear for your active cycling tours. Alhambra Palace has no dress code so whatever is comfortable for cycling will be fine. Once you have removed your helmet, we would recommend wearing a hat, however – and always use a high factor sunscreen.
  • What's the best way to experience the Alhambra Palace?

    Our tours are a great way to experience the Alhambra Palace. Yes, on a more conventional tour you could arrive in an air conditioned coach, but this would deny you the experience of riding through the streets of Granada with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. We believe almost every experience is better and more immersive when you travel by bike. Active cycling holidays to Alhambra Palace can take in a number of truly epic cycling routes, and the stress of planning your journey is taken out of your busy hands.
  • What are the highlights of this Alhambra Palace cycling experience?

    It is hard to list the highlights of active cycling tours for Alhambra Palace when there are simply so many to choose from! Obviously the palace complex itself is a major highlight of any Andalucian tour, but perhaps an even greater highlight is the spectacular beauty of the landscape you will be cycling through.
  • What are your tips for those cycling in Alhambra Palace for the first time?

    First and foremost, dress appropriately. Although there is no dress code for the Alhambra Palace, it’s still wise to dress for the conditions. Dress lightly, with suitable, preferably breathable cycling clothes that’ll allow you to take in the Spanish sun without trouble. The Alhambra Palace has specific rules and regulations to protect its historical and cultural significance. Follow these guidelines, including any restrictions on photography, touching artifacts or entering restricted areas. By respecting the rules, you contribute to the preservation of this incredible site for future visitors.

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