Cycling Southern Spain and the region of Andalucia

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.

Price from : 1080 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Andalucia
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : Hobby or Active
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :   Arrive in Ronda

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

Day 2 :   Ronda to Montecorto

Distance 1 : 16 Miles - 25 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 520 Meters 

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.

Day 3 :   Montecorto to Zahara

Option 1 : 24 Miles - 39 Km  Option 2 : 43 Miles - 69 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 600 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 955 Meters 

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.

Day 4 :   Zahara to Montellano

Distance 1 : 39 Miles - 62 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 931 Meters 

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.

Day 5 :   Montellano to Setenil

Distance 1 : 34 Miles - 54 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 1200 Meters 

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.

Day 6 :   Setenil to Ronda

Distance 1 : 20 Miles - 32 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 694 Meters 

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.

Day 7 :   Free day to explore 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.

Day 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).

Average / Day : Distance : 46.83 Km / 29.33 Miles - Elevation gain : 816.67 Meters

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Day : 1, 6, 7

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.


Day : 2

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.


Day : 3

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.


Day : 4

The Hacienda la Morena is a Superior Category Bed and Breakfast. In the evening we serve dinner to guests who wish to have dinner: the menu consists of Mediterranean dishes made with seasonal products (we do not serve dinner on Wednesday evenings). We invite you to discover our carefully selected Spanish wine list (including a selection of Andalusian wines).


Day : 5

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.


Day : 1, 6, 7

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.


Day : 2

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.


Day : 3

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.


Day : 4

The Hacienda la Morena is a Superior Category Bed and Breakfast. In the evening we serve dinner to guests who wish to have dinner: the menu consists of Mediterranean dishes made with seasonal products (we do not serve dinner on Wednesday evenings). We invite you to discover our carefully selected Spanish wine list (including a selection of Andalusian wines).


Day : 5

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.

Bikes available for your tour

The characteristics of this bike are presented as an example and are not guaranteed
Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.

Hybrid bike - Standard
CROSS TRAIL DISC PRO - ( or equivalent)
INCLUDED

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.

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

Accessories


INCLUDED

GPS are included on most of our tours since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people


INCLUDED

Our roadbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our roadbooks even better. Our roadbooks include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow step by step directions (cue-sheets). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.


INCLUDED

Our Travelbooks are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. You will find information about the hotels, itinerary, regional informations...

Daily Elevation Profiles
Average / Day : Distance : 46.83 Km / 29.33 Miles - Elevation gain : 816.67 Meters
Day 2 :   Ronda to Montecorto

Option 1: 16 Miles - 25 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 520 Meters 

Day 3 :   Montecorto to Zahara

Option 1: 24 Miles - 39 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 600 Meters 

Option 2: 43 Miles - 69 Km  Elevation gain 2 : 955 Meters 

Day 4 :   Zahara to Montellano

Option 1: 39 Miles - 62 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 931 Meters 

Day 5 :   Montellano to Setenil

Option 1: 34 Miles - 54 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 1200 Meters 

Day 6 :   Setenil to Ronda

Option 1: 20 Miles - 32 Km  Elevation gain 1 : 694 Meters 

Included

  • 7 nights of accommodation in hotels or B&B of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • All luggage transfers
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's 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.

information

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

 

Tour rates

Contact our tour consultants for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Price from* & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Standard 1080 € 250 €
*Rates vary according to hotel availability and specific start date. Please contact us for triple room rates

Accessories

Accessories
GPS Included
Biking Roadbook Included
Travelbook Included

Bikes available

Bikes available Options per person
Hybrid Bike Rental
    Standard Included
Electric assist bike
    Standard 190 €



Please note that any bike changes during the trip may incur an extra fee.
Bot scann is mandatory