Cycling

Leisure Cycling Holidays in Spain 

Centre Based Cycling Holidays in Andalucia

Leisure cycling on hybrid bikes on the quiet roads and smooth tracks which criss cross the mountain sierras in and around the historic town of Ronda. British Cycling qualified guides with expert local knowledge take you on a tour of the area's best cycling routes. 

Ronda is the perfect location for a centre-based cycling holiday. The historical town is located in a stunningly beaurtiful and unspoilt mountainous region beween two protected Natural Parks and enjoys the best weather in Europe, with over 300 days of sunshine a year.

We arrange cycling holidays for all levels of cyclist, guided or self-guided. Our holidays run all year round. We do not run a set schedule and we arrange dates to suit you. See Cycling Holiday Testimonials.


Wonderful Daily Bike Rides

  

Enjoy expert guided cycling in the varied scenery of the Serrania de Ronda and Grazalema Natural Park. The mountain roads are generally quiet and very well maintained with plenty of hill climbs and thrilling descents to provide both good cycling challenges and some fun too. Each day of your cycling holiday you wil be riding through some of the most stunning and unspoilt landscapes in Spain and the views at every turn will take your breath away. You will visit traditional Andalucian white villages which are dotted through the mountains and valleys, all with a character of their own and many having changed little for hundreds of years. Try out the local cuisine in village cafes and bars (on guided holidays, lunches on riding days included in your holiday price) and experience for yourself the gentle pace of rural Andalucian life. This is a region just crying out to be explored by bike. 

  


Difficulty level 

Our most popular centre-based cycling holidays are at a moderate level. There are hill climbs to tackle evey day but the riding is suitable for any occasional or regular cyclist with a good level of general fitness - we take all our guided road rides at a comfortable pace with plenty of stops to re-cooperate and enjoy the views. This type of week is ideal for cyclists who enjoy cycling in areas of outstanding natural beauty and who relish the challenge of a good climb once in a whilte, with the rewarding exhileration of some long and fast mountain descents.

We can also arrange holidays with more challenging rides and more hill climbs - just let us know the sort of riding you would like to do when you enquire about a centre-based cycling holiday. N.B. there is very limited easy cycling in this mountainous area so, whilst most of our cycling is suitable for occassional or regular cyclists, we do not recommend it for cyclists looking for very easy touring.

Your British Cycling qualified guide will suit every day’s riding on your cycling holiday to your level of experience. You wont need to worry about navigation or where the nearest refreshment stop is and they can help with the hill climbs, giving advice, tips and often just a bit of motivation at the important moments. Our guides are also fully qualified Outdoor First Aiders and carry a first aid kit at all times, as well as a wide range of tools & spares to deal with mechanical issues with your bike.

Each day's riding is minibus supported to optimise route choice and help you see the best countryside and most varied sights. It is also available if anyone runs out of steam and needs a helping hand home at the end of the day!  


Example Holiday Itinerary

Day Activity Distance Ascent Description
Day 1 Malaga airport transfer      
Day 2 Ronda to Olvera 38km 625m Over rolling hills and through olive groves via the "village of the cavehouses" to a stunning hillop finish
Day 3 Montejaque Circular 41km 792m Explore the Guadiaro valley, visit the "Cat Cave" and lunch in a quaint village square beneath the mountains
Day 4 El Burgo / El Choro 52km 862m Twisting mountain roads take you all the way to Andalucia's very own "Lake Distict"
Day 5 Rest Day     Chill out at your hotel or explore the historic town of Ronda
Day 6 Zahara via Las Palomas Pass 41km 1058m Two lovely white villages, stunning mountain top views and the best descent in the area
Day 7 Genal Valley Views  25km 520m Finish the week with another great descent and a train ride home via the river gorge
Day 8 Malaga airport transfer      

Holiday itinerary is an example only; can be changed to suit varying levels of rider ability.

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Your Accommodation

Our centre-based holidays are located in a family-run, boutiuqe hotel, just outside Ronda. The hotel is a beautifully restored olive mill, full of character and comfort. It is in a peaceful and relaxing countryside location. On 5 nights you will dine in the hotel's excellent restaurant, La Cascada, with 2 nights left free for you to explore Ronda's extensive range of restaurants and tapas bars. Standard accommodation is for 2 people in a double or twin room.

The Hotel Molino del Puente.....

  

If you prefer to stay in Ronda town, we can arrange accommodation at all levels here. We have good knowledge of all the hotels in town and maintain close relationships with our favourites, which we have selected based on our experience of service, facilities, welcome, location, comfort and price. Tell us what is most important to you and we will make our recommendations.  

Whether you stay out of town or in the centre, Ronda is a wonderful town to visit and explore.


New year holiday mountain biking

Highlights of this centre based cycling holiday include:

- Dramatic scenery, peaceful countyside and traditonal white villages - stunningly beautiful region of southern Spain

- Smooth and quiet country roads through forests and valleys with superb mountain climbs and long twisting mountain descents

- Hybrid bikes for easy riding - hydraulic disc brakes and excellent gearing for the mountains

- Historic town of Ronda


Pricing (guided cycling holiday)

Price includes:

  • 7 nights' accommodation (B & B)
  • 5 nights' dinner and afternoon tea/coffee and cakes (for guests staying in Hotel Molino del Puente only)
  • 5 days' guided cycling, lunch in village cafes
  • Registered English guides, qualified by British Cycling
  • Hire of quality 29" wheel hybrid bike  (click here for further details)
  • Vehicle support throughout the week

Hotel Molino del Puente (full board) - €935 per person 

Ronda Hotel (4**** or equivalent, B & B) - €865 per person

All prices are based on 2 people sharing. Price excludes airport transfer but this can be arranged for you

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Self Guided Leisure Cycling Holidays

Some of our rides can be completed on a self-guided basis as there are nice circular loops which you can do unsupported. They are often quite long as there are limited roads through the mountains so for riders who may be daunted by some of the longer distances, we can arrange a self guided holiday with some rides enjoying a pick up at the end to bring you back to Ronda and maximise the route options available to you. 

 

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Leisure Cycling Day Trips

Mountain bike holidays in Spain

Already in Ronda and looking for a day out on a bike? Check out our Cycling Day Trips.