Bandits Trail

Mountain Bike - Moderate 

This circular route takes us along some of the old hillside trails and paths which ran between the secret caves and hiding places of Andalucia’s famous 19th century bandits. Back then, they used these “Rutas de los Bandoleros“ to evade the attentions of the authorities but the trails serve us better these days as superb cross-country mountain biking and hiking routes.

This ride begins with a climb from Ronda up high into the hills above the village of Arriate. We will pass many well known bodegas which produce some fine local wines and enjoy fantastic panoramas over the valley of the Serrania de Ronda. The Natural Parks of Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves are also visible on the horizon. We then drop down into the river valley to visit the picturesque village of Setenil de las Bodegas, with its unusual cave houses, where we normally take a short refreshment break before returning up through open countryside and farmland to Ronda.

Note: This route includes long ascents, requiring good overall fitness, but you will be rewarded with great views over unspoilt countryside. Good basic mtb skills are required for some of the great descents which we enjoy on this ride. The route is versatile and can be altered to suit your preferences and ability... i.e. we can add in more hills if you wish!

Distance: 

45km

Ride Time: 

4-5 hours

Ascent: 

623m ⬆︎

Descent: 

775m ⬇︎

Start:

RONDA (Los Pinos)

Finish:

RONDA (Los Pinos)

PRICE GUIDED: €50 p.p.*

* Price is based on a minimum of 2 people 

Includes:

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

 This route is adaptle for self-guiding.

PRICE SELF GUIDED: €40 p.p

+ 1 off cost €10 for preloaded GPS and map

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