Ronda to El Chorro XC

e-MTB Ride - Moderate


This is a fantastic cross-country ride through isolated hillside landscapes to Andalucia’s "lake district" and finally to the famous El Chorro gorge. It is a tougher version of our regular MTB day trip to El Chorro, including more off-road hill climbing and descent.

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A 20 min drive from Ronda takes us up to a high point where we begin our ride. We use a mixture of tracks and single track, cycling through pine forest and out into the open countryside, with mountain ranges all around. We enjoy some twisting technical riding on narrow forest trails, before a fun, long descent to the town of Ardales. We leave the town via the less traveled route, heading on tracks high up into forested hills.

We finish near the dramatic gorge of El Chorro, a narrow river channel that cuts between two 150m tall limestone cliffs, with views of the recently restored Caminito del Rey walkway, perched high up on the inside of the cliff. There is time for optional refreshments overlooking the final lake before returning to Ronda in our minibus.


Distance: 46km

Ride Time: 3-4 hours

Ascent: 881m ⬆︎

Descent: 1624 ⬇︎

Meeting Point: RONDA



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


Min. 2 people: €95 per person

3-7 people:     €80 p.p.

Note: Moderately technical sections during this ride so you will need some basic mtb skills, although some technical sections are optional.



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