Mountain Biking

Hike + Bike Week  

Centre-Based Holiday - Mix Hiking and Cycling

Hike + Bike holidays uniquely offer a mix of walking and cycling, perfect for walkers who want to have a day or two out on a bike or for riders who want to swap their bikes for boots for a couple of days. 

On our combined mountain biking and hiking holiday, you will spend some days on a bike and others on foot, exploring the unspoilt countryside around Ronda and the two protected Natural Parks to the east and north of the town. There is an extensive network of tracks, trails and small country roads around the town; it is the perfect location for outdoor activities as the area enjoys the best weather in Europe, with over 300 days of sunshine a year. 

Mixing it Up

Mountain biking in the Sierra de las Nieves   

BIke rides: Bike rides can either use mountain bikes and be mainly off road or use hybid bikes and ride mainly only the roads. Our bikes have 29" wheels and are easy to ride, with great gearing to help with any climbs involved and hydraulic disc brakes for powerful braking and control.

Mountain bike rides tend to be at our Easy - Moderate level, requiring little/no specific mountain biking skills - guests only need to be reasonably confident on a bike and happy to ride for 2-4 hours each day. We can add in something trickier if you prefer - just let us know at the time of enquiry.

If you prefer to ride on the roads, rides will be from Moderate to Challenging, as there are no easy road routes in this mountainous area. The climbs can be tough but the views are superb; we always take our guided rides at a comfortable pace so you can enjoy the scenery as well as the riding itself!  


Walks: Our Hike + Bike walks are about enjoying the countryside, visiting local white villages and visiting interesting or historic sites. Again, we we can include a more challenging mountain walk or two if you prefer. We can be flexible on level if you let us know what you are looking for. We can also be flexible according to your preferences as to the split of number of days spent walking and biking. 

Example Holiday Itinerary

Our most popular hike and bike holidays are at an intermediate level:

Day Activity Distance Ascent Description
Day 1 Malaga airport transfer      
Day 2 Bike: Setenil de las Bodegas (mtb) 30km 183m An easy-intermediate ride to start the week through open countryside to an unusual village with overhanging llimestone cliffs and cavehouses
Day 3 Hike: Cartajima to Ronda 13km 463m From a small white village, follow an ancient drovers' trail over the mountains to Ronda
Day 4 Bike: Grazalema Natural Park (mtb) 27km 338m Explore the remote wilderness at the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park
Day 5 Rest Day     Chill out at your hotel or explore the historic town of Ronda
Day 6 HIke: Tajo del Abanico to Cueva del Gato 15km 264m Visit a striking limestone gorge then head into the hills, finishing at a local waterfall and beauty spot 
Day 7 BIke: Genal Valley Views (road) 25km 520m Finish the week with a remote valley climb and then a great descent to the river valley. 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 ability or fitness.

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Your Accommodation

Our centre-based holidays are located in a family-run, boutiuqe countryside hotel, just outside Ronda. The hotel is a beautifully restored olive mill, full of character and comfort. 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.

Highlights of this centre based cycling holiday include:

-Flexibility as to the split of number of days spent walking and biking 

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

- Quiet country roads and tracks through forests and valleys with superb mountain climbs and ever-changing vistas 

- Historic town of Ronda

" ...Our week staying in Ronda and doing day cycles or hikes was just fabulous. Wayne and Heather came up with an itinerary that was just perfect, we saw and did so much, it was a great way to see Ronda and surrounding areas. (Leone & Michael - Oct 2016)

Guided or Self Guided

We offer Hike + Bike holidays on a guided or self guided basis. Our guides are British Cycling qualified. They are also fully qualified Outdoor First Aiders and carry a first aid kit at all times, as well as a  range of tools & spares to deal with mechanical issues with your bike.

Guided holidays are minibus supported, so we do not have to restrict ourselves to circular rides – some of the best routes head well out of Ronda into the surrounding countryside. The minibus is also available if at any time you find you have bitten off a bit more than you can chew and need a helping hand to get you home at the end of your day’s activity. On self guided holidays we can arrange one or two days with minibus pick up to maximise your route options.

Pricing (guided Hike + BIke 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 and walking, 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) - €905 per person 

Ronda Hotel (4**** or equivalent, B & B) - €835 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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Walking in Tajo del Abanico near Ronda, SpainSelf-Guided Hike + Bike Weeks

Many of our bike rides and walks can be completed on a self-guided basis, so if you prefer a self guided cycling and walking holiday, let us know the kind of distances and difficulty level you are looking for and we will put together a suitable package for you. 


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