Hike + Bike Holidays in Spain - Combining Bikes and Boots
Enjoy Cycling and Walking but Can't Choose Between the Two?
Hike + Bike weeks uniquely offer a mix of walking and cycling - perfect for walkers who want to have a day or two out on a bike or for cyclists who occasionally want to swap their bikes for boots.
Hike + Bike holidays are available either guided, where a guide accompanies you on each day’s activity, or self guided, for which we will provide all the information and easy-to-use equipment that you need to explore the area on your own. On our combined biking and walking holidays, we can be flexible according to your preferences as to the number of days spent walking and biking. Join other holidaymakers or we can create a bespoke holiday to suit your ability and preferences.
On this holiday you will explore the countryside around Ronda and the two protected Natural Parks to the east and north of the town. The area is rural and unspoilt, with an extensive network of quiet country roads and undiscovered tracks and trails.
“Our week staying in Ronda and doing day cycles or hikes was just fabulous. Wayne and Heather came up with an itinerary that was just perfect, we saw and did so much, it was a great way to see Ronda and surrounding areas.” (Leone & MIchael - Oct 2016)
|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 **
Routes are selected according to rider levels of experience and fitness.
Walking: Our Hike + Bike walks tend to be at the Moderate level, involving some ascent and descent every day. We walk on all-natural trails, so paths can be weather-eroded with stony, gravelly or uneven surfaces. We can include a more challenging mountain hike or two if you prefer.
Cycling: For our centre-based walking and biking holidays we use hybrid bikes which have excellent gearing to help with the ascents and hydraulic disc brakes for secure braking on the descents. You can select rides which are mainly off-road, on the roads, or a mix of both. Bike rides do not require lots of biking experience; as long as you feel reasonably confident on a bike and are happy to ride for 2-4 hours each day, these rides should be easily do-able.
Off-road rides tend to be at our Easy to Moderate level. They are enjoyable rides away from the roads, requiring little/no specific mountain biking skills. if you prefer some specific mountain bike rides, just let us know at the time of enquiry.
If you prefer to ride on the roads, rides will be from Moderate to Challenging, as there are no easy road routes in this mountainous area. The climbs can be long but the views are superb.
Daily Distance :
Walking: 12 - 15km per day
Cycling: 25 - 35km per day N.B. e-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.
Click to expand for an example Hike and Bike Holiday Itinerary
Example Holiday Itinerary
Arrival in Ronda
Malaga airport transfer available on request
Bike: Setenil de las Bodegas
An easy-moderate ride to start the week on mainly easy tracks through open countryside to an unusual village with overhanging limestone cliffs and cavehouses
Hike: Montejaque to Ronda
From a small mountain village we walk back to Ronda, including spectacular views of Ronda gorge and bridge
Bike: Via Verde de la Sierra
An easy ride along the wide, unsurfaced track of an abandoned railway, passing through 30 tunnels, over 4 viaducts and past a Griffon vulture colony
Chill out at your hotel or explore the historic town of Ronda
Hike: Tajo del Abanico to Cueva del Gato
Visit a striking limestone gorge then head into the hills, finishing at a local waterfall and beauty spot
Bike: Genal Valley Views
Finish the week with a stunning road ride which begins with a remote mountain climb and then follows a great descent to the river valley. Train ride back to Ronda.
Malaga airport transfer available on request
Note: Holiday itinerary is an example only. It can be changed to suit varying levels of ability and fitness.
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, with an excellent restaurant. The hotel 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. Your holiday includes afternoon tea and cakes each day, dinner in the hotel restaurant on 5 nights (incl. 1/2 bottle of house wine), with 2 nights left free for you to explore Ronda's varied restaurants and tapas bars. Your stay also 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.