Centre Based Cycling Holidays in Andalucia
Enjoy a guided or self-guided centre-based cycling holiday in Ronda, Andalucia. Peaceful mountain roads and quiet country lanes twist through unspoiled rural countryside, passing through traditional white villages and stunning mountain scenery.
The area around Ronda offers plenty for the moderate level cyclist who is looking for gently-paced leisure cycling or also for riders who are capable of the most challenging mountain climbs. Road cycling in this region is a joy, with quiet, smooth roads, minimal traffic, considerate drivers and over 300 days of sunshine a year.
For most of our centre-based cycling holidays we use hybrid bikes, which have excellent gearing to help with the ascents and hydraulic disc brakes for secure braking on the descents. They also allow riders to use some of the easier tracks and ride along a nearby disused railway line for an alternative scenic experience. For riders who feel that they would like a little more help on the hill climbs we have e-bikes available and for road cycling enthusiasts, we have carbon-framed road bikes.
Our guides are British Cycling qualified and will either guide you in person or provide all the information and easy-to-use equipment that you need to explore the area for yourself. Join other riders or we can create a bespoke holiday to suit your riding ability and preferences.
"You don't have to be Bradley Wiggins to fully enjoy [Hike + Bike] holidays. Anyone with a moderate level of fitness and an enjoyment of cycling will really appreciate seeing the breathtaking scenery from the leisurely pace of a bike." Jane & Bob, UK, September 2015
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|Country Hotel||Ronda Hotel : Comfort||Ronda Hotel : Superior|
Half-Board: Relax in a boutique countryside hotel on the outskirts of Ronda with pool, gardens and restaurant
Bed & Breakfast: Enjoy one of Ronda's popular, comfortable hotels near the centre of town
Superior Bed & Breakfast: Indulge in one of Ronda's finest 4-star hotels with pool, spa, gardens and wonderful views over the famous cliffs.
What's Included **
Intermediate to Challenging :
Routes are selected according to rider levels of experience and fitness.
Our most popular centre-based cycling holidays are at an intermediate level and are suitable for occasional or regular cyclists with a good level of general fitness. This region is mountainous so the quiet, country roads which wind between traditional white villages provide the most beautiful views and also some of the more challenging cycling climbs - therefore please note that every day of riding will include some level of ascent and descent. This type of week is ideal for cyclists who enjoy cycling in areas of outstanding natural beauty and who relish the challenge of occasional good climbs.
N.B. there is very limited easy cycling in this mountainous area so we do not recommend it for cyclists looking for very easy touring.
Daily Distance :
25 - 50km per day, adjusted to suit rider fitness levels. N.B. e-bikes or road bikes available for a supplement.
Guided holidays include vehicle support throughout. On self-guided holidays, pick-ups are available on some routes
|Availability ***||All year round. Choose the dates which suit you. Start on any day of the week.|
* Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room. Solo traveller and single occupancy prices available upon request.
** Shorter or longer holidays can be arranged - contact us for bespoke planning and pricing.
*** Check out the local annual weather conditions here. N.B. Supplements may apply during Easter week due to inflated accommodation prices.
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Example Holiday Itinerary
Day Activity Distance Ascent Description Day 1
Arrival in Ronda
Malaga airport transfer available on request Day 2 Acinipo & Setenil Circular 46km 955m Climb past bodegas and olive groves to the ruins of a Roman hilltop town. Return via the "cavehouse village" of Setenil Day 3 Montejaque Circular 41km 792m Explore the Guadiaro valley, visit the "Cat Cave" and lunch in a quaint village square beneath the mountains Day 4 Via Verde de la Sierra 36km 147m Easy ride along a disused railway track, with 30 tunnels, 4 viaducts and a vulture colony Day 5 Rest Day Chill out at your hotel or explore the historic town of Ronda Day 6 El Burgo / El Chorro 52km 862m Twisting mountain roads take you all the way to Andalucia's very own "Lake District" Day 7 Genal Valley Views 25km 520m Finish the week with another great descent and a train ride home via the river gorge or ride the full circuit home Day 8
Malaga airport transfer available on request
This holiday itinerary is an example only, including some of our most popular rides.
The Hotel Molino del Puente is a family-run, boutique hotel located just outside Ronda. It is a lovingly-restored olive mill, full of character and comfort. Away from the bustle of the town, it offers peaceful gardens and an inviting pool, together with a delightful riverside terrace, where drinks and meals are served throughout the warmer months of the year. Afternoon tea and cakes welcome you after each day's ride. On 5 nights you will dine in the hotel's excellent restaurant (incl. bottle of house wine), with 2 nights left free for you to explore Ronda's varied restaurants and tapas bars. Your stay includes transfers to and from Ronda on arrival and departure days and on both days when you will dine away from the hotel.
Ronda offers a wide selection of visitor accommodation of different styles and standards. We are familiar with all the hotels in town and maintain close relationships with our favourites. For our Comfort-level holidays, we select hotels which offer good standards of accommodation, a warm welcome and a hearty breakfast to set you up for a day's riding. All hotels are within easy walking distance of the town's varied sights of interest, including the main Puente Nuevo bridge over the El Tajo gorge, the bullring and Arab Baths. Ronda has a wide range of tapas bars and restaurants for you to enjoy in the evenings and during your day off.
The Catalonia Reina Victoria is a high quality hotel, offering superb levels of comfort and service throughout. It boasts one of Ronda's best locations, on top of the sheer cliff which marks the western boundary of the town, with unmatched views across the valley below. Pine tree-filled gardens surround the property to give a secluded atmosphere, whilst it is only a short walk to the centre of town and its many sights of interest, tapas bars and restaurants. You will stay in a double or twin room with terrace or balcony and your holiday will include welcome drinks with your guide, a complimentary massage and spa circuit in the hotel's luxurious spa and a private guided walking tour of the town.