Cycling Route GPX file Download and Map - Route 1
This moderate circular cycling route begins at Ronda's bullring plaza (Plaza de Toros). It includes a couple of good hill climbs, firstly to get up to the village of Montejaque and through the nearby gorge and then to climb back up to Ronda at the end. Of course, this climbing effort is rewarded with two long, spectacular descents.
From Ronda the route heads north out of town and is soon on quiet country roads which lead steadily down to meet the Guadiaro River in the bottom of the valley. Make a short optional stop at the Cueva del Gato beauty spot before getting back on the bikes to begin the 8km climb up to Montejaque. The village has a lovely plaza with a church, fountain, bars and a small hotel which makes a pleasant coffee or lunch stop. From here there is a twisting up-and-down section alongside a steep rocky gorge, overlooking the abandoned Hundidero dam, before a lovely descent through cork oak forest. The descent continues on a larger road back to the Guadiaro river, then it's a steady climb to finish.
Cycling Route GPX file Download and Map - Route 2
This challenging circular road cycling route begins at Ronda train station and makes a long south-westerly loop, taking in the Genal valley and Rio Guadiaro valley. There are notable climbs throughout but the scenery is stunning and the views spectacular. Once out of the town centre, this route follows quiet mountain roads with minimal traffic.
Heading south through Ronda's old town, the route begins with nearly 11km of ascent up into the remote mountains overlooking the Genal valley. The route undulates along a ridge-top road that weaves through craggy limestone mountains to the village of Atajate. From here, there is a terrific 5km descent to the bottom of the Guadiaro river valley to Jimera Estacion, a good coffee or lunch stop. From here you cross the river and climb up into the mountains on the other side, passing the Pileta Cave. If you want to see the famous cave paintings here, you need to pre-book a ticket online or by phone. Otherwise, continue riding down to the village of Benaojan and on to the bottom of the valley to cross the river again. Then it's another steady climb back up to Ronda.