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Centre based Mountain BIking Holidays in Andalucia

Mountain bike holidays in Ronda, Andalucia, southern Spain. British Cycling qualified mountain bike guides with expert local knowledge show you the area's remote mountain bike trails. We arrange mountain bike holidays for all levels of mountain biker, using the area's extensive network of dirt tracks, natural cross country trails and singletrack. Join other riders or we can create a bespoke holiday to suit your riding ability and preferences. 

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

By Day:

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Enjoy expert guided cross country mountain biking on superb natural trails in the Serrania de Ronda and unspoilt Natural Parks of western Andalucia. Fabulous mountain scenery, remote mtb trail riding, great riding conditions, traditional white villages and hill-top towns. Try out the great local cuisine in village cafes and bars (lunches on riding days included in your holiday price). Explore diverse local landscapes - mountains, river valleys, forests and lakes, even right down to the coast - our British Cycling qualified guides will take you into this largely undiscovered natural landscape and help hone your MTB skills along the way.

New Year mountain bike holiday  Christmas New Year mountain bike holiday

By Night:

Choose either a full board holiday, staying in a family-run, boutiuqe countryside hotel, just outside Ronda. The hotel is a beautifully restored flour mill, full of character and comfort. On 5 nights you will dine in the hotel's excellent restaurant, 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.....

  

....or stay on B&B basis in a hotel (4**** or equivalent) in the historic town of Ronda, perched upon a cliff-top above a 120m gorge, spanned by the famous stone bridge, "Puente Nuevo". Visit the oldest bullring in Spain; explore the tapas bars and historical sights.

    

Highlights of this centre based MTB holiday include:

New year holiday mountain biking

- Dramatic scenery, peaceful and remote trails, stunningly beautiful region of southern Spain

- Varied mountain biking terrain - singletrack, undulating valley trails, high mountain passes, technical sections and thrilling descents

- British Cycling guides based in Ronda with unrivalled knowledge of the area and the best trails; on-the-trail skills development to help improve your ability and confidence on the bike

- Historic town of Ronda

Difficulty level 

Our most popular centre-based mtb holidays are at an Intermediate level. Intermediate level mountain biking will require a reasonable amount of fitness on the bikes, along with a competency in bike handling skills on sometimes technical trails. It's not highly technical with jumps or drop offs but the natural terrain means that you should be happy tackling all sorts of different surfaces with some good climbs and descents every day. This type of week is ideal for mountain bikers who enjoy XC riding on natural trails in areas of outstanding natural beauty and want to improve their skills over the duration of a week.

We can also arrange holidays at an easier or more difficult level to suit you - just let us know the sort of riding you would like to do when you enquire about a centre-based mtb holiday.

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Example Holiday Itinerary

Day Activity Distance Ascent Description
Day 1 Malaga airport transfer      
Day 2 Bandits Trail 46km 886m Start the week in the remote trails close to Ronda - an intoduction to the area's hill climbs, tracks and rocky descents.
Day 3 Grazalema Grand Tour 41km 718m Explore the remote limestone mountains and valleys of this potected region near Grazalema village
Day 4 Mountains to the Mediterranean 40km 723m Ride from the mountains right down to the coast along an ancient drovers route through the pine forests
Day 5 Rest Day     Chill out at your hotel or explore the historic town of Ronda
Day 6 El Burgo Double Descent 43km 1228m Through the Sierra de las Nieves forest with some of the best tehnical singletrack in the area
Day 7 Banks of the Rio Guadiaro 44km 762m Twisitng trails through the forest then a fantastic technical undulating 7km singletrack above the river to finish your week
Day 8 Malaga airport transfer      

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

Pricing

Hotel Molino del Puente - €935 per person 

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

All prices are based on 2 people sharing. 

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 mtb riding, lunch on the trail
  • Registered English guides, qualified by British Cycling
  • Hire of quality hardtail 29er mtb  (click here for further details)
  • Vehicle support throughout the week
  • N.B. excludes airport transfer but this can be arranged for you

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Safety & Support - Our guides

Our guides are British Cycling qualified. They are also fully qualified Outdoor First Aiders and carry a first aid kit at all times, aswell as a wide range of tools & spares to deal with mechanical issues with your bike.

In order to maximise each day’s mountain biking, we do not restrict ourselves to circular rides – some of the best mtb trails head well out of Ronda into the surrounding countryside, so our minibus is available to bring us back to Ronda. 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 mountain biking. 


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Self Guided Mountain Biking Holidays 

Some of our rides can be completed on a self-guided basis, so if you prefer, we can arrange a self guided mtb holiday. Please note, the rides on a self guided mtb holiday tend to be at the easier level, as the more challenging rides require a guide and vehicle support. If you prefer something more challenging, we strongly recommend a guided holiday.  

 

 

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