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Highlights

On this week-long cycling tour you will visit the “pueblos blancos” (white villages) of Andalucia in Southern Spain. Beginning in Ronda, you will ride through Benaoján, Montejaque, Grazalema, Zahara, Prado Del Rey, Olvera, Puerto Serrano, and Setenil de las Bodegas. Of special note, Ronda, Setenil and Olvera regularly appear on lists of “most scenic” or “most beautiful” villages in Spain. On this stay you will ride through the Grazalema Natural Park, a beautiful place with a variety of landscapes.

Your start in Ronda affords you the opportunity to visit a city rich in history, dating to the 6th century BC. The city sits on a sandstone plateau, two cliffs bisected by the El Tajo gorge.. The Puente Nuevo or “new bridge” spanning the gorge is an ideal spot to take in the views and snap a souvenir photo.

To see

-Freshwater lagoon Cueva del Gato at the southern mouth of the Sistema Hundidero-Gato.
-Sierra de Grazalema, Andalucía’s first natural park
-Prado del Rey and Puerto Serrano
-‘Via Verde de la Sierra’
-Ronda to explore the historic old town, the arabic baths, city wall and many museums

Gastronomy

the ham beans, the beans with black pudding, the pumpkin, the gazpacho, the paella, the salmorejo, the porilla de setas de cardo

Wine

Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Manzanilla de Sanlúcar, Montilla-Moriles, Condado de huelva, Málaga, Sierras de Málaga

Testimonials

PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival in Ronda


On your arrival in Ronda you will have an orientation to present your bikes and review your travel documents.


Accommodation : Hotel San Gabriel**** - Ronda show
Included : phone not provided,mobile guidance application,GPS included or Apps,roadbook,travelbook,Orientation with a local guide,luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-2

From Ronda to Montecorto


For your first ride you will cycle on quiet country roads through Benaoján and on to your next hotel, just outside Montejaque. Along the way you should have time to take a swim in the freshwater lagoon Cueva del Gato at the southern mouth of the Sistema Hundidero-Gato. This caving system has been declared a national monument of Andalucia.

Distance : 25 Km (15 mi).

Elevation : 520 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Cortijo las Piletas - Montecorto show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-3

From Montecorto to Zahara


Today’s ride takes you through Sierra de Grazalema, Andalucía’s first natural park, and a forest of cork trees on your way to the village of Grazalema. Here you can take a lunch break and enjoy some tapas in the city square. The city is banked by mountains on three sides so as you are enjoying your walk about on the streets of this “white village” you can also appreciate the view of the nature around you. Then finish up your ride day as you make your way to Zahara de la Sierra.

Distance : 39 or 69 Km (23 or 43 mi).

Elevation : 600 m 955m.


Accommodation : Hotel Los Tadeos - Zahara show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-4

From Zahara to Montellano


This ride on gentle rolling roads will pass sunflower fields, olive orchards and a few vineyards as well. Today you will visit Prado del Rey and Puerto Serrano before arriving at your hotel, a traditional Spanish Hacienda. Take a dip in the pool and maybe enjoy a glass or two of Sangria before dinner.

Distance : 62 Km (38 mi).

Elevation : 931 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Andalou*** - Montellano show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-5

From Montellano to Setenil


The route today along the ‘Via Verde de la Sierra’ meanders from Puerto Serrano to Olvera. Along the way we pass through a variety of landscapes as the route follows the path of two rivers, Guadalete and Guadalporcun. Riding along an old railway you will pass over several viaducts and through 30 tunnels. For a lunch stop we can suggest Olvera, a favorite on the “most scenic” lists. Then continue on to your hotel in Setenil, another “most scenic” top 25.

Distance : 54 Km (33 mi).

Elevation : 1200 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Villa de Setenil - Setenil show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-6

From Setenil to Ronda


A shorter ride today will give you time to relax at the end of your journey, but not before some more history lessons. Riding along the old “traveller’s route” you will come upon Acinipo, also known as Ronda la Vieja. From the site of this Roman Theatre you can look back on the views of the Sierra Grazalema and your towards your destination in Ronda.

Distance : 32 Km (20 mi).

Elevation : 850 m.


Accommodation : Hotel San Gabriel**** - Ronda show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

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Ronda


If you have time in your travel plans, we hope you will consider an extra day in Ronda to explore the historic old town, the arabic baths, city wall and many museums.

If you are interested in another day of riding, we could add a riding itinerary for this day.

A rest day/extra day can be taken at the start or end of your trip. This extra is definitely an option for this tour and can be left out if you prefer. If you decide to book this tour, please be sure to discuss this option with your tour consultant.




Accommodation : Hotel San Gabriel**** - Ronda show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

J-8

Departure from Ronda


Today is your departure day. Depending on the time of your flight home we will shuttle you to the airport (with extra cost).


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

-The nearest airports are Malaga Airport situated approx. 110km. From there take a train (Renfe) or a bus to ronda approx. 2hours.

-Departure from Ronda
Depending on the time of your flight home we will shuttle you to the airport (with extra cost).

BIKES


included

Hybrid Bike - Standard

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Bike rental description:

Specialised CrossTrail Disc Pro Hybrids (or equivalent)

These hybrid bikes are suitable for riding on and off road. These bikes have front suspension, like mountain bikes but have tyres that are less knobbly than MTB tyres but wide enough to handle some loose stuff. They are 27 speed which makes the hills a little easier.

Available in sizes 16, 18, 20 and 22 inches.

Included with your bike rental :

Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / pump / 2 spare tubes

Handlebar bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit

• 1 water bottle

• Odometer

• Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps/cages on request

Note: "Please notice that every bike change during the trip may cause an extra cost."




optional

Electric Assisted Mountain Bike - Standard

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Bike rental description

MTB E-Bikes (or equivalent)

These mountain bike e-bikes are suitable for riding on and off road. These e-bikes come with Rockshox front forks with 100mm travel, disc brakes and Shimano Deore groupset

Available in sizes Small & Medium

Included with your bike rental :

• a Big saddle bag & a Handlebar bag containing : Helmet / Lock / pump / Spare tube / Toolkit

• 1 water bottle

• Odometer

• Bike charger

• Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request. If you want to use your bike shoes, you should bring your own pedals : we will be happy to install them on your bike.

Note: "Please notice that every bike change during the trip may cause an extra cost."








optional

Road Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description

Orbea Avant Road Bikes (or equivalent)

  • Orbea Avant road bikes are suitable for riding on road only. These bikes have:Carbon forks
  • Aluminium frames
  • Shimano 105 group set with compact chain rings and 12/32 rear cassette
  • Available in sizes 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57 & 60cm

Included with your bike rental :

• Pannier rack

• Spare inner tube

• Bike lock

• Bike pump

• Km counter

Note: Please note that any bike change during the trip may cause an extra cost.

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

-7 nights of accommodation in hotels or B&B of charm with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

-Daily breakfast at each hotel

BIKES

-Hybrid bike rental included

GEAR

-Complimentary Discover France Gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
-Guidance Application (phone not provided)

SUPPORT

-Orientation in person with our local guide
-Detailed ROAD BOOK, including detailed maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
-Comprehensive trip literature
-Technical and emergency support available at all times

TRANSFER

-All luggage transfers

Not included


-Airfare to and from the trip
-Lodging before and after the trip
-Drinks
-Hotel city taxes
-Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook
-Multirisk travel insurance

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
1118 €
Single supplement **
180 €
Solo traveler ***
1142 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Electric Assisted Mountain Bike - Standard
315€
Road Bike - Standard
171€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Hotel San Gabriel**** - Ronda

Have some magical days in the heart of Ronda at the Hotel Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel, a very charming boutique hotel found in a renovated eighteenth century building a few metres from Ronda’s ‘must see’ monuments. The hotel’s exquisite design begins with its elegant façade and continues throughout the entrance hall, the 23 very tastefully and individually decorated rooms, the library, the beautiful Andalusian patio, the private screening room and more. You can enjoy a large number of amenities that are completed with other services such as a delicious buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi, 24h reception.
https://en.sohohoteles.com/hotel-soho-boutique-palacio-san-gabriel-in-ronda/

Hotel Cortijo las Piletas - Montecorto

Cortijo las Piletas is a peaceful Country Hotel, far away from the hustle and bustle of any big city and close to nature. It is a green sustainable, comfortable, and elegant Country Hotel, where getting to know Andalucia (and especially the Serranía de Ronda) turns out to be an authentic and enjoyable experience. The hotel is located 12 km from Ronda (on the Ronda-Sevilla road) and within the boundaries of the Natural Park of Grazalema.
https://www.cortijolaspiletas.com/en/home3/

Hotel Los Tadeos - Zahara

The rooms have wonderful views of the Sierra de Grazalema and a large number of them have beautiful terraces. Everything is worked in noble materials such as wood and iron.
https://www.alojamientoruralcadiz.com/

Hotel Andalou*** - Montellano

Boasting a beautiful location in Montellano, one of the white villages of Andalusia, Hotel Andalou has a swimming pool overlooking the countryside, a terrace and an on-site bar. All rooms have a private bathroom with a bath or shower, air conditioning and a balcony. Some have Wi-Fi access.
https://www.hotelandalou.com/

Hotel Villa de Setenil - Setenil

Miguel Angel Mendoza, interior designer responsible for giving shape to the project, in what refers to the hotel, has imagined and developed a chromatic universe in 11 different rooms in wich combines light, colour and materials, creating with them a symphony of environments, in wich the art even has a place, finishing each stage with his personal artistic touch in the form of paintings.
http://www.setenil.com/html/en/Inicio/

Hotel San Gabriel**** - Ronda

Have some magical days in the heart of Ronda at the Hotel Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel, a very charming boutique hotel found in a renovated eighteenth century building a few metres from Ronda’s ‘must see’ monuments. The hotel’s exquisite design begins with its elegant façade and continues throughout the entrance hall, the 23 very tastefully and individually decorated rooms, the library, the beautiful Andalusian patio, the private screening room and more. You can enjoy a large number of amenities that are completed with other services such as a delicious buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi, 24h reception.
https://en.sohohoteles.com/hotel-soho-boutique-palacio-san-gabriel-in-ronda/

Hotel San Gabriel**** - Ronda

Have some magical days in the heart of Ronda at the Hotel Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel, a very charming boutique hotel found in a renovated eighteenth century building a few metres from Ronda’s ‘must see’ monuments. The hotel’s exquisite design begins with its elegant façade and continues throughout the entrance hall, the 23 very tastefully and individually decorated rooms, the library, the beautiful Andalusian patio, the private screening room and more. You can enjoy a large number of amenities that are completed with other services such as a delicious buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi, 24h reception.
https://en.sohohoteles.com/hotel-soho-boutique-palacio-san-gabriel-in-ronda/