Montejaque Circular

Cycling - Moderate

This route makes a circuit to the west of Ronda, passing through rural countryside and through two small, sleepy white villages. It includes a couple of good hill climbs which will ensure a good work out for your legs and lungs but you also get to enjoy some long, sweeping descents as your reward.

From Ronda we head down to the Guadiaro river, where we make a short stop at the Cueva del Gato, “Cat Cave”, named after the shape of the cave mouth in the mountain. This local beauty spot, with a small waterfall and beautiful pool of crystal clear (but very cold!) water, is the exit point of a 7km underground river which begins up in the mountains by the Hundidero Dam— where we are headed. We climb steadily up into the mountains, through the village of Benaojan and on to Montejaque, where we usually make a quick coffee stop on the village square. Just beyond Montejaque, the Hundidero Dam hides within a narrow rocky gorge, providing us with a short, challenging stretch of twisting mountain road which dips into the gorge and back out the other side. We continue down through cork forest into the valley of La Indiana, before climbing back up the hill to Ronda.

Distance: 

38km

Ride Time: 

3-4 hours

Ascent: 

871m ⬆︎

Descent: 

720m ⬇︎

Start:

RONDA

Finish:

RONDA

PRICE GUIDED: 

Min. 2 people: €60 per person

3-7 people:     €50 p.p.

Includes:

  • British Cycling Qualified Guide
  • Quality Hybrid Bike
  • Water Bottle
  • Helmet

 This route is adaptable for self-guiding.

PRICE SELF GUIDED: €35 p.p

+ 1-off cost €10 for preloaded GPS and map

Tel: 0034 638 873 279

info@hikeandbikeholidays.com

Activ Turismo No. AT/MA/00221

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