Riding the Via Verde de la Sierra from Ronda in Spain

Via Verde de la Sierra

 Bike Ride - Easy


A very popular ride along the wide, unsurfaced track of a disused railway line. It is an easy trail, heading gently downhill for most of the way, so is suitable for families and leisure cyclists.

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The route meanders through valleys, olive groves, forests and along flowing rivers. You will pass through 30 tunnels, with the longest nearly 1km in length (automatic lighting in the longer tunnels – if you want more light, use the flashlight on your phone or bring a headtorch). You will also ride over 4 viaducts and past a griffon vulture colony, where they nest high up on the cliffs above the track. Watch these huge birds soar effortlessly through the air and maybe pop into the visitor centre to watch the “vulture-cam”.


Distance: 36km

Ride Time: 3.5 hours

Ascent: 147m ⬆︎

Descent: 433m ⬇︎

Meeting Point: RONDA



  • Bike
  • Water Bottle
  • Helmet
  • Transport from Ronda to the start point in Olvera and back to Ronda


Min. 2 people:      €80 per person

3-7 people:           €65 p.p.

Child (16 or under):  €25 p.p.

Via Verde Ride route details

Note: This route is self-guided; we drive you to the start point at the old station building in Olvera (approx 45 minutes from Ronda) and the minibus meets you at the end in Puerto Serrano to bring you back to Ronda. 

There are two cafes on the route, one in the middle and one at the end, but opening times are unreliable, so please bring snacks to keep you going, particularly if you are riding with children.

We allow 4 hours for the ride, which allows for a relaxed riding pace with time to stop for photos and for refreshments in the middle and/or at the end.



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