Fully Inclusive Cycling Week in Ronda
5 fabulous days of riding in Andalucia
Our fully inclusive cycling retreats in Spain are aimed at beginner and intermediate cyclists who love riding in beautiful surroundings and at a pace they are comfortable with. This is more than simply a cycling holiday, this retreat is designed to help you take advantage of the smooth roads, traffic-free trails, and beautiful scenery whilst being able to enjoy local food and hospitality renowned in Andalucia. You will return home invigorated and happy.
5 days of riding. The routes are tailored to abilities within the group with options to extend or reduce routes to cater for different abilities. Rest assured, the guided rides are fully supported and routes can be further adjusted during the week if needed. For piece-of-mind, the support vehicle is just a phone call away.
" Want to do some warm weather riding in good company, then this is the week for you."
The remaining dates for 2023 are - 29th October to 4th November.
FIRST RATE CYCLING & ACCOMODATION
Why choose us?
Ronda is surrounded by miles and miles of varied riding opportunities: high mountain passes with amazing views, Natural Parks, river valleys and lakeside routes. Most important of all, there is great scope for different elements of cycling in Spain - challenge yourself on dramatic climbs and be rewarded with long, descents that are some of the best in Europe.
The roads are quiet and the tarmac surfaces are in excellent condition - they ride like silk compared to what you probably endure at home!
The perfect solution for getting away from busy cycling resorts - Cycling retreats in Mallorca are busy places and the roads are full of cycling groups. Road cycling from Ronda will get you away from busy roads and big groups. Enjoy the peaceful unspoilt Serrania de Ronda roads.
Andalucian weather in the spring and Autumn provides near-perfect conditions for cycling.
Tasty Refuelling En-route
Traditional white villages dotted through the mountains and popular roadside "ventas" make excellent lunch and coffee stops. Try out local specialities and classic tapas - save the beers for post-ride!
Sometimes riders prefer to spend the day riding solo and enjoying the ride at their own pace. We have developed cycling routes which are adaptable for self-guided riding. For self-guiding, we provide a detailed map and we provide a free-to-use phone application with plenty of route choices. If you prefer you can pre-load your chosen routes onto your own cycling GPS device.
Where we ride
Andalucia's Serrania de Ronda
Cycling in the Serranía de Ronda, in the heart of Malaga province, allows visitors to enjoy not only the unspoiled countryside but also the rich cultural and architectural history of the region. The landscape is incredibly diverse and is dotted with remote white villages and a wealth of interesting sights. As you explore the region, you will ride past precariously positioned villages, grand houses, Moorish baths, watchtowers, Roman theatres and primitive caves.
Throughout history, the smaller villages in the Serranía de Ronda have been difficult places to reach. This is mainly because of the mountainous terrain but also to make them easier to defend in times of conflict. They were often linked by remote mountain pathways which have over time become beautiful roads or made into tracks for modern-day cyclists to ride from village to village. On these routes, you can experience the remote mountain scenery, hidden pathways and traditional character of the white villages and rural countryside.
On our cycling retreat in Spain, we organise every day of riding based on your abilities, preferences and pace, ensuring you get the best cycling during your time with us in Ronda. We design every day's ride to suit all our guests for the week.
A TYPICAL WEEK:
Sunday - Arrival Day
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Hotel Molino del Puente. Set up bikes ready for tomorrow's ride.
Monday - Setenil de las Bodegas - Cave Houses Village
Riding from the hotel we use quiet roads and unsurfaced tracks to head over the hills to a Roman amphitheatre. From Acinipo we descend into a valley and ride into the hidden village of Setenil de las Bodegas where many of the houses and bars are set into the limestone rock of the gorge. A great introduction to riding in Spain.
Tuesday - Grazalema Natural Park
Enjoy spectacular views from the top of Las Palomas Pass (1357m) and a thrilling mountain descent to finish. You will cycle through the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park and ride via the white villages of Montejaque, Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra.
Wednesday - Montejaque - Mountainside Village
Riding from the hotel we ride through the Rio Guadiaro and visit a popular local spot, the Cueva del Gato. Ride up to the remote village of Montejaque, nestled on the side of rugged mountains. We pass an abandoned dam and ride through cork Oak forest before a final descent back to the hotel
Thursday - Genal Valley - Hidden White & Blue Villages
The Genal Valley is full of Chestnut trees and isolated white villages which you will ride through on this road ride. We also visit the blue village of Juzcar an oddity of the region but still a sight to behold. This ride changes with every turn, offering panoramic views along the way. A long descent into Ronda and then again down to the hotel gives an amazing finish to this ride.
Friday - The Via Verde de la Sierra - Disused Railway Trail
Start with a minibus transfer into the hilltop town of Olvera where the Via Verde de la Sierra starts. This is a lovely ride along an abandoned railway, passing through 30 tunnels, over 4 viaducts and past a Griffon vulture colony.
Saturday - Departure Day
After enjoying your final breakfast we will transfer you back to Malaga airport. If you have a later flight you could spend some time in Ronda or Malaga before going to the airport.
A TYPICAL DAY:
09:00 - Enjoy a hearty breakfast ready for the day ahead
10:00 - Start the ride from the hotel or a short drive to ride start
10:30 - Ride fantastic country roads or traffic-free routes
13:00 - Refreshment stop at local Venta or Cafe
14:00 - Continue the ride to the finish point
15:00 - Return to the hotel (ride finishes at hotel or minibus transfer)
15:30 - Post-ride drinks, tea, beer, cake and chill-out time by the pool
19:00 - Drinks in the bar
20:00 - Enjoy a well-deserved 3-course meal on the hotel restaurant's terrace.
21:30 - Drinks on the terrace before getting a good night's sleep ready for tomorrow's cycling adventure
Hotel & Prices
Malaga airport transfers
6 nights of accommodation on a full board basis
Drinks included with evening meal (Beer, house wine, soft drinks)
Tapas lunch is provided during the rides.
5 days of riding guided and fully supported
Quality hybrid bike
Helmet & water bottle
Price €995 per person, based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room.
Price €1325 per person, based on single room occupancy
Our cycling retreats are located in a family-run, boutique countryside hotel, just outside Ronda, the Hotel Molino del Puente
The hotel is a beautifully restored olive mill, full of character and comfort, with an excellent reputation for its hospitality and food. You will dine in the hotel's excellent restaurant - Ian, the chef and co-owner, can provide menus for all dietary preferences.
Hotel location on Google Maps