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.
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 or you can bring a headtorch if you prefer). 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”.
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 in Puerto Serrano to bring you back to Ronda. We allow 3.5 hours for the ride itself along the Via Verde.
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.
Min. 2 people: €80 per person
3-7 people: €65 p.p.
Child (16 or under): €20 p.p.