Montejaque Village XC Circular
e-MTB Ride - Moderate
This route makes a circuit to the west of Ronda, passing through rural countryside and through two small, sleepy white villages. It is an off-road version of our Leisure e-bike ride: Cueva del Gato & Montejaque, which means less road and lots more farm tracks, narrow pathways and some good off-road hill climbs and descents.
From Ronda we head down into the valley directly below the town, for great views up to the main Puente Nuevo bridge. We climb out of the valley and then drop down again to the Guadiaro river, where we make a short stop at the Cueva del Gato, “Cat Cave”, named after the shape of the cave mouth in the mountain. This local beauty spot, with a small waterfall and beautiful pool of crystal clear (but very cold!) water, is the exit point of a 7km underground river systen which runs through the mountains ahead of us. We climb steadily up into the mountains, through the village of Benaojan and on to Montejaque, where we usually make a quick coffee stop on the village square. We exit Montejaque via the "zigzag path", a short, steep climb on an old stone path which takes us up into the mountains and to a hidden plateau, with views across to Ronda, more than 10km away. We continue down through farmland into the valley of La Indiana before using trails which head up through pine-forested hills to climb back to Ronda.
Note: Moderately technical sections during this ride, so you will need some basic mtb skills.
Min. 2 people: €70 per person
3-7 people: €65 p.p.
This route is adaptable for self-guiding.
PRICE SELF GUIDED: €50 p.p
+ 1 off cost €10 for preloaded GPS and map