Genal Valley XC

e-MTB Ride - Challenging

This route explores the heart of the Genal Valley, a mountainous region of remote villages and chestnut plantations as far as the eye can see. The trees provide an ever-changing landscape through the year, from bare branches in the winter, to lush green foliage through the summer and then the rich russets of autumn. It is a stunning region to explore by bike.

We drive from Ronda to one of the Genal Valley's sleepy white villages, then head straight out into the mountains with a short opening descent. We then take a long, challenging climb to a peak at over 1100m, where we can enjoy fantastic views right down to the coast. The "ups and downs" continue, including some terrific and challenging descents through the forests. Then its another long climb to take us up through the area's only blue village, Juzcar, painted to look like the town in the Smurf movies! We continue climbing up through craggy limestone mountains, enjoying superb views throughout, before a couple of steep descents back to our start point. There is time for optional refreshments in the village before we return to Ronda in our minibus.

Note: The riding in the Genal Valley is challenging due to the unrelenting hills, including some technical ascents and descents. Even with an eMTB, very good fitness is required - but the reward is unspoiled and spectacular scenery throughout.

Fitness Skill
Moderate Intermediate

Distance: 

34km

Ride Time: 

2-3 hours

Ascent: 

1140m ⬆︎

Descent: 

1317 ⬇︎

Start:

ALPANDEIRE

Finish:

IGUALEJA

PRICE GUIDED: €80 p.p.*

* Price is based on a minimum of 2 people 

Includes:

  • British Cycling Qualified Guide
  • Quality Electric Mountain Bike
  • Water Bottle
  • Helmet
  • Transport to start point and return to Ronda

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