After a long ascent from Iznájar back to El Higueral, you resume yesterday's route to Rute. Then you do a cycling route through lovely countryside, marvelling at the seemingly endless array of olive orchards. You then follow a section of the `Via Verde´, a converted railway bike path ideal for cycling. Your accommodation in the village of Zuheros makes an excellent base for visiting Córdoba and the Mezquita (for this option, book an extra night at Hotel Zuhayra).
Note: don't panic! If you think today's route is too much, you can book (in advance) a taxi with bike carrier (see supplements in prices) and start the route either in El Higuera (11 km less, 415m in ascent less) or in Rute (54 km, 700 m ascent/ descent in total)
Challenge: 78 km, 1500 m ascent/ descent.
Villages along the way: El Higueral, Rute, Cabra, Zuheros