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 / IMBA 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:
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.
18km or 24km Easy
From €70 p.p
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.
From €55 p.p
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.
25km 531m ⬆︎
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.
25km 487m ⬆︎
Cycle from Ronda via small white villages to the hilltop town of Olvera, topped with an Arab fortress and Renaissance church. Along the way enjoy quiet roads, rolling hills, olive groves and arable farmland.
43km 563m ⬆︎
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.
38km 871m ⬆︎
Beginning high up in the mountains at the edge of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, ride though mountains and pine forest. Continue on an undulating road past a network of lakes to finish at El Chorro gorge.
46km 792m ⬆︎
From €65 p.p
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.
48km 926m ⬆︎
From €65 p.p
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.
46km 929m ⬆︎
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
52km 968m ⬆︎
Beginning in Montejaque village, ride through dramatic mountains and cork oak forest to Grazalema. Cycle to the top of Las Palomas Pass (nearly 1400m) for amazing views, then a fast 14km descent to Zahara village.
41km 1058m ⬆︎
From €65 p.p
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. Twisting mountain climbs throughout.
45km 1363m ⬆︎
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!
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