Taste tapas by bike in Seville, Spain
Culinary legend has it that tapas were invented in the 13th-century when King Alfonso X’s physician advised him to eat small morsels with his wine. Follow doctor’s orders on Airbnb’s Bike between Bodegas tour in Seville, where the tapeo (tapas bar crawl) is central to city life (£35pp; airbnb.co.uk/ experiences/113868). Led by Seville-born and bred Pepe, this three-hour late morning ride visits local haunts and the city’s oldest winery. Having eased into your weekend with copious ibérico ham, spend the rest of it paying respects to King Alfonso’s and Columbus’s tombs in Seville Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece, and admiring Moorish mosaics in the Alcázar palace, scaling the mushroom-like monument at Plaza de la Encarnación, and returning to your new favourite bars for yet more tapas. ARRIVE BA, easyJet and Ryanair fly direct to Seville from the UK (from £110; ba.com). STAY In a historic, residential neighbourhood south of the city centre, Hotel Holos’ seven rooms and palm-fringed courtyard seem lifted from a modern architecture magazine (from £105; hotelholos.com).