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Via Verde de la Sierra

Olvera, Spain
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Awesome Bike Ride

For some reason, we didn't think we would have time to do the Via Verde, so we didn't budget time... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
LazyRose
,
Red Deer, Canada
stunning railway walks

The walks are totally great completely private safe old railway track that's been transformed into... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Anne P
,
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“bike ride” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Olvera, Spain
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

For some reason, we didn't think we would have time to do the Via Verde, so we didn't budget time for it. We decided to cram it in on the morning we were leaving Olvera, but we opted to just go halfway down and get...More

2  Thank LazyRose
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The walks are totally great completely private safe old railway track that's been transformed into pathway. Fantastic idear so nice to walk through the tunnels. Many different lengths of walk, you actually can't get lost. Throughly enjoyed all of the walks senery, nature wonderful.

1  Thank Anne P
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to cycle - the views are spectacular and the route is well-equipped for all. We hired bikes and seats for kids from estación vía verde in olvera.

Thank eminspain
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

This is well maintained and you can do some real kilometers. There are also guys riding along ensuring you are ok. You ride past millions of Olive trees and really wild scenery. Some tunnels, normally lit, but take lights.a few lumps and bumps, but basically...More

1  Thank Y9143VLmichaelf
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Great day ride highly recommend. Jeff at cycling andalucia did a wonderful job with our bike rental and transportation.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

I had the loveliest day cycling from Olvera on this beautiful trail. I rode it on a Monday and felt like it was just me and the cows and the vultures. The 1% downhill grade was a treat and I advise anyone traveling to rent...More

Thank wanderingbark
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We were staying at the free Aire by the restaurant down a steep long minor road from the town of Olvera. This re-used cycle track is a wonderful way of seeing the landscape - ride it! You can hire cycles from the bar/ hotel -...More

1  Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We rented bikes at the old train station and headed down a 36+km track - a 1% grade all the way to Puerto Serrano. You can stop at the 21km point in Coripe for a drink or some lunch (ask about closing days in Olivera),...More

Thank RuxtonSun
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

An unused train line that never saw a train, tunnels, viaducts and great scenery all makes the via verde de las Sierra a very enjoyable experience. We had our own bikes ( road bikes but surface is ok) and started from Olvera where the station...More

Thank muffaletta
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for an active activity during your vacation, you can't pass this activity. This old trainroute is now transformed into a cycling route. The many tunnels are very nice and cool. After a long search for the starting point and rentall, we...More

Thank MarleenLooise
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kmccarthync
6 April 2018|
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Response from Anne P | Reviewed this property |
I was on foot so was walking I saw cyclist. Apparently you can hire bicycles from the station hotel. Maybe enquire at hotel. I see no reason why there would be a problem. Good luck .
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aligg2016
12 March 2018|
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Response from Anne P | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry can’t answer question on bikes. Though I can say it would be good cycle as I did see a lot of cyclists. The main hotel that is the old station house would be able to advise you. Which is situated a little out of... More
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