Genal Valley XC

e-MTB Ride - Moderate


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.

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We drive from Ronda to the start point high above the Genal Valley. We head straight out into the valley with a fun opening descent. We then take a steady climb before dropping to the Rio Seco. The "ups and downs" continue, through the forest and onto Igualeja village. Another long climb with some testing sections takes us to the start of a nice long descent into the next valley. We carry on up and pass through several villages to get to the blue village of Juzcar. We climb up through craggy limestone mountains, enjoying superb views throughout, before a long descent down to Ronda.


This eMTB route is adaptable for riders who would like to do less distance.


Distance: 42km

Ride Time: 3-4 hours

Ascent: 1050m ⬆︎

Descent: 1377 ⬇︎

Meeting Point: RONDA


Finish: RONDA (Hike+ Bike HQ in Los Pinos)

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


Min. 2 people: €85 per person

3-7 people:    €70 p.p.


 This route is adaptable for self-guiding.


+ 1 off cost €40 for preloaded GPS and transport to the start point.

eMTB route profile valle de genal

Note: Routes for self-guided rides are adapted for logistical reasons, in some cases, this means a different meeting point and a variation in the distance and ascent compared to the statistics shown on this page. 



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