Andalucia Andalucia Bespoke

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In Andalucia, one of our Spain luxury travel destinations, find the essence of Spain at every turn: walking through the endless olive groves; stopping at ancient mountain shrines; biking among Roman ruins, Baroque churches and the legacy of 700 years of Moorish domination; learning the castenetas; touring the oldest stone bullring with a toreador; and enjoying paella, gazpacho and every known tapa while basking in the sunshine, Flamenco and lazy afternoons scented with orange blossoms.


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The best time of year to visit Andalucia is March to May and September to October.

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Andalucia Walking

Find the essence of Andalucia at every turn on this Spanish getaway: walking past olive groves, stopping at mountain shrines, learning the casteñetas, touring the oldest stone bullring with a toreador and enjoying tapas with vintage sherry to the plaintive strains of true flamenco.

  • Weave your way on paths from one stunning pueblo blanco to another.
  • Head out of Ronda on foot to discover the surrounding countryside stopping at local winery for lunch.
  • Hike the high Sierra Nevada down into Granada and the magnificent Alhambra Palace.

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Andalucia Biking

Andalucia is truly the soul of Spain. Everything about it—its architecture, food, language and music—is unforgettable, born out of a collision of folk and Catholic, Moorish and Gypsy worlds swirled together for centuries to create something entirely unique and deeply alive.

  • Ride through stunning countryside at the foothills of the remarkable Sierras.
  • Experience the many subtleties of Sherry with an expert and view incredible Flamenco.
  • Discover the incredible Alhambra Palace and learn to prepare authentic paella.

Inspired? Craft a similar Bespoke guided trip starting from $1,000-$1,500 per person per night.

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Feature Hotels

Hacienda de San Rafael, Las Cabezas de San Juan

Surrounded by spectacular endless gardens, your deluxe rooms are duplex style with charming local furnishings and deluxe washrooms. Each room is accessed from an inner courtyard and has a private terrace. The 470 square foot meeting room is bright and comfortable with 20 foot ceilings, high-speed internet and wireless internet. The restaurant serves delicious local cuisine and there is a casual outdoor bar if weather permits. View hotel website »

Barcelo La Bobadilla, Loja

Though only opened in 1986, this quietly luxurious Moorish-styled Andalucían “village” feels as if it has been around for centuries. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of olive trees, it is indeed fit for a King (Juan Carlos has stayed here a few times). Its plush surroundings include archery and skeet shooting range, tennis courts, an outdoor pool, a fitness room and massage and spa services. View hotel website »

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“So many moments were over-the-top, special and memorable. If I were to speak to another traveller about the trip I would have to say that it is a once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed if at all possible.”

— Kitty Durtschi, Bespoke Navarra & Rioja Biking 2011

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