Africa Mirador

Mountain Bike - Challenging

A dramatic ride with long climbs, great descents and fantastic cross-country riding. This route will see you climbing high for fantastic views of the Genal valley, the Alcornocales Natural Park and the Guadiaro River before enjoying some of the best descents in this area, on fast twisting trails through holm oak forests. 

A short drive from Ronda takes us to Jimera Estacion, a small hamlet on the Guadiaro River at the base of a ridge of mountains. A long and steady climb on the bikes up the side of the mountain takes us to the highest point of our ride at the Africa Mirador. The Mirador lies on the path of many birds (particularly large birds of prey) on their bi-annual migrations between Europe and Africa and from up here we enjoy unrivalled views of Gibraltar’s famous Rock and across the Mediterranean Sea to Africa.

We then enjoy a terrific, long, sometimes challenging descent to finish back by the River Guadiaro. There is time for an optional cooling dip and a well deserved drink at our favourite bar in Jimera Estacion, before returning to Ronda in our minibus. 

Note: This route includes some long ascents, so requires very good fitness. Intermediate mtb experience is required for some sections where the tracks are rough and eroded. 

Distance: 

42km

Ride Time: 

4-5 hours

Ascent: 

1108m ⬆︎

Descent: 

963m ⬇︎

Start:

JIMERA ESTACION

Finish:

JIMERA ESTACION

PRICE:

€60 p.p*

Includes:

  • British Cycling Qualified Guide
  • Bike
  • Water Bottle
  • Helmet
  • Transport from Ronda to startpoint and return to Ronda

* Price is based on a minimum of 2 people 

Tel: 0034 638 873 279

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Activ Turismo No. AT/MA/00221