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Who are we? 

Hike + Bike the Sierras is run by English couple Heather Cooper and Wayne Pickering. 

wayne and heather

"We fell in love with the town of Ronda when we first visited in 2012. Now we live and work here as holiday and tour hosts, showing other visitors the very best of this area. We have the pleasure of introducing people to this wonderfully unspoilt landscape and the two protected Natural Parks which extend for many kilometres each side of the town."

Wayne is a fully qualified British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader. He loves being out on his bike, either guiding other riders or simply exploring for new routes. He has unbeatable knowledge of the unmarked trails around the Serrania de Ronda, Grazalema Natural Park, Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park and down to the Costa del Sol area.

Heather has a background in marketing and hospitality. She is British Cycling trained for Mountain Bike rides, assists Wayne on larger group rides and leads our walks. She enjoys building relationships with hotel and accommodation owners and coordinates all the details of our day trips and tours.

Why should you hike or bike with us?

No one else in the area provides a complete range of mountain biking, road cycling, e-biking and hiking options.

Wayne & Heather hiking guides

There is a distinct lack of accessible information, reliable maps or marked biking or hiking routes in this area. This makes it difficult for visitors to fully enjoy the extensive rural countryside. We have spent many hours exploring the local area and continue to do so all the time. The result is an unparalleled knowledge of the terrain and useable routes for hiking and biking. Now, as holiday and tour hosts, we guide customers ourselves and create bespoke route maps for self guiding. We use the latest digital topographical maps and enhance them by showing unmarked pathways, trails and local information, supported by downloadable GPX files for GPS devices.

We have support vehicles to optimise our guided routes and provide back-up on our holidays and tours. This means we can explore further afield and also save people the end-of-day hill climb back up to Ronda.

We understand that visitors to the area have different levels of ability and experience or simply different goals in terms of the energy they wish to expend. Whatever your preference, we can tailor a tour or holiday to suit. If you want a challenge, this is no problem. We can also provide easy, enjoyable family fun.

Our ethos

We love the countryside here and believe that it can and should be enjoyed by all. 

wayne and heather riding above montejaque

Without doubt, our goal as holiday and tour hosts is to create enjoyable days out and fantastic holiday experiences. We love this region and believe that there is something for everyone to enjoy in terms of countryside,  culture or history.

So whether you are a fit and experienced cyclist / hiker or simply enjoy being out in the countryside and mountains, we can offer a tour to suit you.

 

With us you will enjoy a taste of Andalucian village life and experience a little of the "real Spain".

Join us in Andalucia for a fabulous hiking or biking experience. We will ensure that you return home with wonderful memories!