Leisure Cycling Tours

Leisure Wellness Tour Spain - 'Luxury Spa, Cycling and Walking Tour'

Self Guided Spa Wellness Holiday in Spain

Andalucian Wellness Holiday

 

STARTRonda     FINISH:  Ronda

Duration * 8 days 7 nights 3 cycling days / 1 walking day
Distance 100 km total cycling 28-30km per day : walk 13km 
Grading Easy-Moderate - cycling and walking routes all include some hills (this is a mountainous region) but they are kept to a minimum. Cycling routes use a mix of quiet roads, unsurfaced roads and tracks to keep you away from traffic as far as possible. Walkign route is almost wholely on tracks and paths
Availability ** All year round. Choose the dates which suit you. Start on any day of the week. 
Price *** €1250  per person based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room (en-suite)     ( €1340  with e-bike )

* Tour duration can be extended by adding rest days along the route; let us know your preferences when you enquire.

** Check out the local annual weather conditions here. N.B. Supplements may apply during Easter week due to inflated accommodation prices.

*** Solo traveller and single occupancy prices available upon request.

DETAILS

Exercise your body and indulge your senses with a luxurious week in the beautiful countryside of Andalucia. Stay in luxurious 4**** spa hotels with excellent facilities; relax with soothing treatments and massages and spend your days cycling and walking through the very best mountain scenery that Spain has to offer. This luxury self guided holiday is sure to invigorate and refresh you. 

You will stay in three different locations, beginning in the historic town of Ronda, then moving on for further nights in the white villages of Grazalema and a rural cortijo overlooking the beautiful blue Zahara lake.

You will explore local villages and unspoilt countryside on self-guided bike rides and walks and enjoy delicious local food and drinks, including a seasonal lunch at an acclaimed local restaurant in a restored water mill, the Molino del Santo.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Two luxury spa hotels; half hour massage in each and spa entry every day of your stay

  • Tranquil countryside, scenic cycling and walking routes

  • Setenil de las Bodegas - village of the cavehouses

  • Cueva del Gato - waterfall and crystal clear water pool

  • Zahara lake and village

Spa Wellness Holiday Itinerary

  • DAY 1 | ARRIVAL IN RONDA

    Welcome to Ronda! 

    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

  • DAY 2 | BIKE RIDE : RONDA TO SETENIL DE LAS BODEGAS | 29km +250m

    An easy-moderate ride on off-road tracks through open countryside, past olive groves and vineyards, ending with a descent into the white village of Setenil de las Bodegas. Here you will see cavehouses built into the limestone valley walls and still used today as homes, cafes and bars. Minibus return to Ronda or we can create a circular route of pprox 50km total so you can do a circular ride, cycling back to Ronda  

    Entry to spa and pools on your return to the hotel included in your holiday package.

  • DAY 3 | WALK: RONDA TO BENAOJAN | 13km +175m

    A moderate walk which takes in the valley below Ronda’s gorge before heading out into open countryside. You follow the Guadiaro river valley, passing the Cueva del Gato, a local beauty spot and bathing area with a waterfall which flows all year round. You finish at the acclaimed Molino del Santo hotel, a restored old water mill, where you enjoy a delicious seasonal 3-course lunch. During most of the year, this can be taken on the terrace which overlooks the tumbling river that used to power the old mill. 

    Entry to spa and pools on your return to the hotel included in your holiday package. 

  • DAY 4 | REST & SPA DAY

    Relax & Invigorate

    Relax in the spa today, enjoying a complimentary half hour massage and maybe selecting additional items from the extensive list of relaxation and invigoration treatments available. Or take time to further explore Ronda's old town, narrow streets, bars and sights.

  • DAY 5 | BIKE RIDE: RONDA TO GRAZALEMA | 30km +602m

    A moderate ride on mainly quiet roads through beautiful countryside and mountain scenery to the unspoilt countryside of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Grazalema itself is a particularly charming white village, nestled beneath the mountains, with typical terracotta-roofed, white-painted houses, churches and a village plaza. Your hotel is located close to the plaza and many good restaurants and bars. It is also less than 5 minutes walk from the Grazalema Wellness Spa which is an optional visit after your ride. Alternatively, simply relax in your hotel, enjoy the small outdoor plunge pool and terrace and the fabulous views.

  • DAY 6 | BIKE RIDE: GRAZALEMA TO CORTIJO SALINAS | 28km +695m

    A moderate ride which begins with a steady climb up to Las Palomas Pass for breathtaking views.Take the climb at you own pace and do not try to rush. A wonderful twisting 11km descent takes you to the village of Zahara, overlooking a beautiful blue lake, for lunch. Then cycle along the undulating lakeside road to your hotel for the final two nights, the Cortijo Salinas Spa Hotel, situated on the hillside overlooking the lake. N.B. An alternative easy ride option is available which misses out the visit to Zahara village and heads straight down from Grazalema village to the lakeside and your hotel.

  • DAY 7 | REST & SPA DAY

    Enjoy the Cortijo Spa

    Your final day is free for you to relax at the hotel and spa, including one complimentary half hour massage. Take a final opportunity to enjoy the calm and tranquillity of Andalucia’s rural countryside.

  • DAY 8 | TRANSFER TO RONDA

    Collection from your cortijo hotel and return to Ronda to continue on your travels or to head to the airport.

    Airport transfer at the start and end of your holiday available on request.

INCLUDED IN OUR PRICES
  • 7 nights accommodation in 4**** hotels on B&B basis 
  • Luggage transfers
  • 2 x dinner (in rural cortijo hotel). On your nights in Ronda and Grazalema, explore the towns' many restaurants and bars)
  • 1 x lunch at the Molino del Santo restaurant (Menu of the Month)
  • 2 x spa days with half hour massage (other treatments can be booked for you in advance), plus daily entry to the hotel spas 
  • Quality Hybrid bike or e-bike, helmet and water bottle
  • Optional seat-post rear bag and/or handlebar bag for your daily needs (we recommend travelling light)
  • Garmin cycling GPS with preloaded route for each day
  • Anotated route maps
  • Briefing Pack, incl day-by-day route notes
  • Village maps
  • Briefing meeting on arrival  
  • We operate locally to Ronda so support is always close at hand if needed

See our suggested KIT LIST for cycle touring in Spain.

WILL I BE FIT ENOUGH?

This self-guided spa wellness tour is designed for people looking for a relaxing, energising holiday mixing easy-moderate outdoor activity with indulgent spa treatments.

The region is mountainous, so on the cycling days you will have a couple of hills to climb but none of them are too steep and daily distances are kept manageable. Just take your time and ensure you have plenty of breaks to take in the views and catch your breath. Drink plenty of water every day. Anyone who is reasonably fit and happy to be on a bike or walking for 3+ hours a day will enjoy this tour. 

Just remember that in summer, higher temperatures can make cycling or walking seem harder so we suggest starting soon after 9am and aiming to finish before 2pm.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Double or twin room with en suite facilities in all locations.

Ronda - 4**** Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa. Clifftop hotel with extensive garden area, outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace gym and spa with hydrotherapy pool, Turkish bath and hydromassage showers.

Grazalema - 4**** Hotel Puerta de la Villa. Village centre hotel with valley views, plunge pool and terrace. Walking distance to Spa Wellness Grazalema.

Montecorto - 4**** Cortijo Salinas Hotel Spa Restaurant. Rural luxury cortijo surrounded by natural beauty - an ideal peaceful retreat. Hotel spa with pool Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, ice fountain, two-sensations shower, caldarium and a relaxing area.

 

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