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3 Day Mini Leisure Cycling Tour in Spain

Self-Guided Cycling Tour in Andalucia

Limited on your time in the Serrania de Ronda but keen to see some traditional Andalucian white villages? Then take our Cycling Mini Tour. 

Starting out from Ronda, your self-guided leisure cycling tour will take you via five delightfully different white villages - Setenil de las Bodegas*, Alcala del Valle, Torre Alhaquime, Montejaque* and Benaojan - staying overnight in two of them*. You will also visit the remains of the Roman amphitheatre at Acinipo and stop off at a waterfall and beauty spot at the Cueva del Gato (Cat Cave).

Cycle at your own pace each day, taking plenty of opportunities to enjoy the views and stopping regularly to try out the local tapas. You finish back in Ronda for a final night with time to explore this historic town and its spectacular gorge and bridge.





START:  Ronda     FINISH:  Ronda

Price From €535 p.p. based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room with breakfast 
Duration 5 days 4 nights 3 cycling days
Distance 98km total 33km daily avg     ( max 45km - min 18km )
Difficulty Moderate - This tour has been designed to follow the 'less travelled path', cycling on a mix of quiet roads, unsurfaced roads and tracks on hybrid bikes (e-bikes also  available). The route keeps riders away from traffic as far as possible. There are hills throughout the region but this tour is aimed at leisure cyclists, so we keep daily distances manageable, particularly on days with more hills.
Availability March - July | Sep - November  Choose the dates which suit you. Start on any day of the week. Note: Supplements may apply during Easter week due to inflated accommodation prices.


Andalucian Cycling 3 Day Mini Tour Highlights

Culture & History

  • Ronda 'City of Dreams' - Puente Nuevo bridge and 120m gorge

  • Setenil de las Bodegas – village of the cave house

  • Alcala del Valle - baroque church

  • Acinipo Roman ruins and Amphitheatre

Scenery & Cycling

  • Ride on quiet roads and easy unsurfaced tracks, away from traffic

  • Cork forests

  • Cueva del Gato - waterfall and crystal clear water pool




Arrival Day in Ronda

Extra sightseeing days can be added on request

Check in to your hotel and enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful clifftop town of Ronda. Briefing and bike set-up will take place on your first evening.


Cycling Day 1 - Ronda to Setenil de las Bodegas

45km +666m

setenil de las bodegas on day 1 of cycling tour andalucia


From Ronda, cycle northwards past vineyards and olive groves to the village of Alcala del Valle to see the impressive baroque church. Continue on to Torre Alhaquime, a small and pretty village on the ancient border of disputed Muslim and Christian areas, with the ruins of the old Nazari tower fortress still visible. Enjoy lunch in either village before heading down to Setenil de las Bodegas, located in a river valley. Large overhanging limestone cliffs through the lower parts of the village create a unique atmosphere and "cave-house" dwellings built into the rock overhangs form the basis of many houses, shops, and cafes. Overnight in village hotel.

Cycling Day 2 - Setenil de las Bodegas to Montejaque

35km +811m

rider in montejaque in electric bike tour in spain

Cycle up to the remains of the Roman hilltop settlement of Acinipo. The town was built to house retired Roman soldiers and thrived in the first century AD. It is worth taking a walk up the hill to visit the remains of the (partially rebuilt) amphitheater and to catch the views from the high escarpment across to the valley below. From Acinipo, descend past bodegas, vineyards, and wheat fields - the two main crops grown here since Roman times - and on through cork oak forests to the village of Montejaque. The tree bark is harvested to provide the corks for '000s of bottles of locally and nationally produced wines. Overnight in a traditional hotel in the center of Montejaque village.

Cycling Day 3 - Montejaque to Ronda

18km + 437m

Cueva del Gato on day 3 of cycling tour in spain


From Montejaque, cycle down out of the mountains into the Guadiaro valley to the Cueva del Gato (Cat Cave), so-called because of the shape of the cave in the rockface. This is a local beauty spot with a year-round waterfall that cascades from a cave mouth into a crystal-clear pool of water. Then wind your way through the countryside, taking a gradual climb back up to Ronda in time for tapas and sightseeing on your final afternoon in town.

Departure Day

Extra sightseeing days can be added on request

Check out from your hotel and have a safe trip home or to your next destination.

We can provide transfers to your next destination or airports of Sevilla or Malaga. POA

We hope to see you again in the future.

What's Included


  • 4 nights' accommodation on a B&B basis 

  • Luggage transfers

  • Quality hybrid bike (or e-bike, supplement applies)

  • Optional seat-post rear bag and/or handlebar bag for your daily needs (we recommend travelling light)

  • Helmet & water bottle (or bring your own)

  • Route GPS (phone App with daily routes, profiles, and maps, no Data-usage required) or GPX files

  • Handlebar phone mount (normally 1 per couple/family)

  • Annotated route maps 

  • Briefing Pack, incl tips, advice, and day-by-day route notes

  • Briefing meeting on arrival  



Your tour goes through a mix of large and small towns and more rural areas, so the accommodation style and standard will vary greatly. In the larger towns, we usually book 4**** or 3*** hotels; outside of these, you will stay in countryside haciendas, boutique B&Bs or traditional-style village hotels. All rooms have en-suite facilities. Our selections are based on clean and comfortable accommodation (if sometimes quite simple), friendly owners and staff, a warm welcome, bike storage, and sometimes a swimming pool too.

In Setenil you will stay in a traditional hotel just on the edge of the village. Eat in the hotel restaurant or try out the village tapas bars for dinner. In Montejaque, your hotel is right on the central village square. It has its own restaurant or there are other tapas bars and a couple of small restaurants in the village. 



For self-guided cycling, we provide a GPS application on your mobile phone.  We give free access to the application which can be used in offline mode for each day's ride. 

The app. shows maps and the route in great detail. We supply a quality phone holder on the bike to keep your phone safe.

We also provide a large-scale, annotated map, designed specifically for your tour by Hike and Bike, giving you a perspective of where you are at all times.

ride with gps on a phone




All our Leisure Cycling Tours are designed to follow the ‘less travelled path. The route avoids traffic as much as possible, cycling on a mix of quiet country roads and unsurfaced tracks. It is not off-road mountain biking, so is perfect for cyclists on our hybrid bikes (or e-bikes) who are keen to explore the countryside. Drivers in Andalucia are generally very considerate to cyclists.



All our Leisure Cycling Tours are graded at a ‘Moderate’ level with daily distances from 20-55km, depending on the specific tour. There are hills in every tour but we keep daily distances manageable, particularly on days with more hills. These tours are designed for leisure cyclists who are reasonably fit and happy to be on a bike for 3-5 hours a day. Check the individual tour Itinerary for a daily breakdown of distance and ascent.



Our cycling tours run from March through to November, with the best cycling weather from March to June and from September to November. Most routes are also possible during the summer months but we recommend an earlier start to beat the main heat of the day, and don’t forget to carry plenty of water.



We transfer all your main luggage for you. We provide a rear seat trunk bag or small side pannier and a handlebar bag (per couple) to carry a few essential items with you each day e.g. water, snacks, sunscreen, but we recommend you travel light.



Navigation on this tour is very easy with our phone app. RidewithGPS. We provide personalised daily routes from door-to-door of each day’s accommodation. The app shows maps and daily routes in great detail, with distances and route profiles, so you always know what is coming up. The app is used in offline mode so you do not need to use Data on your phone and can still navigate in areas where there is no phone signal.



On this self-guided tour we provide all the necessary kit on your bikes for you to fix your own flat tyres or deal with minor mechanical issues (e.g. broken chain). If you do not know how, ask a bike mechanic at home to show you before your holiday or check our Bike Repair notes at the bottom of every webage. If you need our assistance, you can call us on the number provided and we will help as much as possible on the phone; we may be able to attend minor mechanical issues but this may be subject to a charge. In the case of a more major mechanical issue, we we will come to repair the bike or bring a replacement.



All accommodation includes breakfast (unless specifically stated). Lunch and dinner are not included, so you are free to eat when and where you wish. We mark up your map with suggested lunch locations. Your hosts can recommend dining options, or sometimes they will serve dinner – this information will be included in your daily route notes.



We can offer a guided version of this tour with qualified guides and support vehicles or a semi-supported version with a support vehicle and driver/mechanic. There is a minimum requirement of 6 people to be able to provide this service. Please do not hesitate to enquire about price and availability.



If you need to cancel or change the dates of a booking, we have a scaled set of charges based on the work already completed and any costs already incurred which we cannot get back. If you re-book a holiday with us within 12 months of a cancellation which has incurred charges, we will credit up to 50% of the retained amount to the new holiday. Our full cancellation policy can be found here


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