Banks of the Rio Guadiaro

Mountain Bike - Moderate 

This route explores twisting singletrack through pine forests on the outskirts of Ronda and then heads out into open countryside and along the Guadiaro River. We finish with a terrific 7km section of twisting, undulating, technical single track which follows the river valley to the doorstep of a favourite local bar. 

Riding directly from Ronda, we are quickly out of the town and into pineforest, filled with hidden trails which twist and turn though the trees. We catch a breathtaking view of the Tajo de Ronda gorge before heading out to the river, for a quick stop at the Cueva del Gato or "Cat Cave". This large opening in the rockface marks the end of a network of water-filled tunnels and caverns through the mountain. Thousands of litres of crystal-clear (and very cold) water exit the cave entrance to create a stunning, blue water pool.

We then ride up to a path known as “Mr Henderson’s Way”; it is rocky and technical, natural single track which climbs up above the river and follows the river gorge for around 7km. We finish the ride at Jimera Estacion, where you can take a dip in the river before enjoying a well deserved drink and tapa at the local bar. We return to Ronda in our minibus.

Note: The rocky singletrack pathway along Mr Henderson's Way make this a great ride for any experienced mtb rider and a good test for competent intermediate riders who want to take their time and build their mtb skills. ​​​​​​

Distance: 

33km

Ride Time: 

2-3 hours

Ascent: 

471m ⬆︎

Descent: 

651m ⬇︎

Start:

RONDA

Finish:

JIMERA ESTACION

PRICE:

€55 p.p*

Includes:

  • British Cycling Qualified Guide
  • Bike
  • Water Bottle
  • Helmet
  • Transport back to Ronda

* Price is based on a minimum of 2 people 

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Activ Turismo No. AT/MA/00221