Cycling

Cycling Day Tours - Ronda 

Want to explore the sweeping mountain roads and white villages near Ronda by bike? Or cycle to a bodega for vineyard tour and wine tasting (with minibus return to Ronda!)? Then join us on a guided cycling day tour. 

Our cycling day tours are designed to be enjoyable and satisfying days out without requiring extensive road riding experience. Due to the mountainous terrain in this area, most cycling day tours include some hill climbing  but the roads are generally quiet and smooth and the scenery is fabulous. You will be accompanied by a fully qualified British Cycling guide who will help you with the hill climbs if you are not used to them and will ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and fun day out.  

Hybrid Bikes or Electric Bikes

We provide a quality 29" wheel hybrid bike or, if you feel you want some more help on the hills, we can provide e-bikes.

Note: We also have tours specifically for e-bikes read more here. E-bike tours are available guided or self guided.

Booking our Cycling Day Tours

We are very flexible in our scheduling and don’t run set trips on set days. Simply let us know the date(s) you are available, the distances/ascent you are used to cycling or a named ride from those featured below and we will arrange a leisure cycling day tour to suit you. 

Self Guided Routes  

Look for the GPS symbol for our routes which are adaptable for riding self guided.  You can take yourself off for the day with no need to hurry and plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, local culture and maybe a tapas or two along the way. We don't operate shop hours so you can spend as long as you like on the tour and return the bikes to us when you are finished. For self-guiding we provide a detailed map and we pre-load your chosen route on to one of our easy-to-use Garmin GPS devices so you dont need to worry about finding your way. 

 

Select any of our Cycling routes below to see a detailed PDF with more information and photos:

Bike and Bodega
Ride to a local wine bodega

Take a pleasant bike ride through the countryside from Ronda and finish your ride at a local organic wine bodega. Enjoy a tour of the winery and wine tasting, accompanied by lberian tapas selection or lunch.

3-4 Hrs

18km or 24km Easy

From €70 p.p

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Via Verde de la Sierra
Cycle along a converted railway track

This popular, easy ride along a disused railway line is suitable for everyone. The route gently descends through rural countryside, through tunnels and over viaducts, from the town of Olvera to Puerto Serrano. 

3-4 Hrs

36km  Easy

From €50 p.p

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Genal Valley Views
Dramatic mountain scenery

A short ride from Ronda to give a taste of Andalucia's mountain scenery. Quiet mountain roads climb steadily for panoramic views of the Genal Valley, then a narrow twisting section descends to the river valley.

2-3 Hrs

25km  531m ⬆︎

€55 p.p

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Pileta Cave and Jimera
Historic cave paintings

Cycle to the “Cat Cave”, a local beauty spot with waterfall and crystal clear water pool. Continue up into the mountains to visit the Pileta Cave - see prehistoric cave paintings and stalactites deep inside the mountain.

4-5 Hrs

25km  487m ⬆︎

€60 p.p

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Ronda to Olvera 
White villages tour

Cycle from Ronda via two smaller villages to the hilltop white town of Olvera. Quiet roads, rolling hills, olive groves and arable farmland, with each village displaying a different character.

3-4 Hrs

43km  563m ⬆︎

€60 p.p

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Montejaque Circular
Mountain village circuit

A road circuit which includes a couple of substantial mountain climbs and some fast, thrilling descents. En route visit the "Cat Cave" beauty spot (waterfall and natural water pool) and the white village of Montejaque.

3-4 Hrs

38km  871m ⬆︎

€50 p.p

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Zahara Lakeside - White Villages
White villages and blue lake

Beginning in Montejaque village, ride through dramatic mountains and cork oak forest to Grazalema. Ride along Zahara's beautiful lakeside to finish in Zahara village, overlooking the blue waters of the lake.

3-4 Hours

48km  926m ⬆︎

From €65 p.p

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Acinipo and Zahara
Roman ruins and Moorish village

From Ronda, ride up to the Roman ruins at Acinipo on a high escarpment. A 10km descent leads to a lovely ride alongside the blue waters of Zahara lake with views up to the Moorish tower. Finish in Zahara village.

3-4 Hrs

46km  929m ⬆︎

€60 p.p

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Acinipo and Setenil Circular
Ancient civilisations

An undulating mountain loop from Ronda which includes a couple of significant climbs. Visit the remains of a Roman town at Acinipo and return home via the "cavehouse" village of Setenil de las Bodegas

4-5 Hrs

52km  968m ⬆︎

€50 p.p

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Las Palomas - White Villages
Ride a 1400m high mountain pass

Beginning in Montejaque village, ride through dramatic mountains and cork oak forest to Grazalema. Then cycle up to the top of Las Palomas Pass, at nearly 1400m. Amazing views before a 14km descent to finish in Zahara village.   

4-5 Hrs

41km  1058m ⬆︎

From €65 p.p

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El Burgo and Lakes of El Chorro
Ride to Andalucia's lake distict

Beginning high up in the mountains at the edge of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, ride through the mountains via the villages of El Burgo and Ardales. Continue on an undulating road past a network of lakes to finish at El Chorro gorge.

4-5 Hrs

46km 792m ⬆︎

From €65 p.p

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Africa Mirador Circular
Mountain-top views of Africa

A challenging road ride for strong riders who enjoy long ascents and fast descents. From Jimera village, climb high to the Africa Mirador for fabulous views across the Med to Africa. Enjoy further ascent and descent on twisting mountain roads.

4-5 Hrs

45km  1363m ⬆︎

€55 p.p

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What to Bring?

  • We supply bikes, helmets and water bottles. 
  • Footwear - Trainers or firm soled shoes. No open toed sandals or flip flops. 
  • Clothing - Loose, comfortable clothing or sportswear. Thin layers are better than 1 thick top as they are easier to remove during the ride if you get warm. A thin windproof jacket is advisable on rides which go higher into the mountains or include long downhill sections (see individual ride details).
  • Padded cycling shorts will help to make your ride more comfortable but are not essential (gel saddle covers available). 
  • Cycling gloves will improve comfort on the bike and also provide protection for your hands.
  • Water - Bring extra water for rides in high summer.
  • Snacks - Refreshment stops usually scheduled for the end of every ride and also midway for longer rides. We recommend everyone to bring some snacks for mid-ride re-fuelling, particularly if you are riding with children.
  • Rucksacks - the best way to carry spare clothes, suncream etc. Essential for longer rides in the summer when you will need to bring extra water. No bags allowed hanging from the handle bars.
  • Other - sunglasses, suncream!

Interested in our Mountain Biking or Hiking Day Tours ? Click here