MTB Tours

MTB Tour - 'Malaga to Sevilla'

Self Guided MTB Tour in Spain

Andalucian MTB Tour 

 

START:  Malaga     FINISH:  Sevilla

Duration* 8 days 7 nights 6 riding days
Distance 318 km total 53 km daily avg  -  max 64 km  -  min 39 km
Grading Moderate to Challenging - route includes hills each day (869 m daily average).  Route uses a mix of quiet roads, unsurfaced tracks and short sections of single track.
Availability** All year round. Avoid Easter due to inflated accommodation costs
Price*** €995  per person based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room

* Tour duration can be extended by adding rest days along the tour; let us know your preferences when you enquire.

** Check out the local annual weather conditions here. Start on any day of the week.

*** Solo traveller and single occupancy prices available upon request.

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Malaga Old Town
  • El Chorro gorge
  • Ronda "City of Dreams" and  "Puente Nuevo"
  • Grazalema Natural Park
  • Remote mountain biking
  • Cork oak forests
  • Roman ruins of Italica
  • Sevilla - Cathedral, Real Alcazar, Giralda Tower, Plaza Espana and more

 

Details

Take a self guided cycling tour through western Andalucia, from the mountains of Ronda and disused railway of the Via Verde de la Sierra, visiting Arcos de la Frontera and Jerez to the Atlantic coast and historic city of Cadiz. 

On this tour you will cycle through beautiful and unspoilt countryside, mainly on quiet roads and unsurfaced tracks. The landscape varies from arable fields, vineyards and olive groves, through rolling hills, lakes and finally to the sea. You will pass through charming and traditional white villages, many perched on rocky hillsides. You will see strange cavehouses carved into the rocks, grand Renaissance churches and Arab fortresses. Every day of this week-long cycle tour offers something special.

The cycling on this tour ends in Puerto de Santa Maria, so you do not ride the busy roads and bridge into Cadiz. Instead you will take the ferry across the bay with a full day to explore this ancient port town. 

 

Day 1 - Arrival in Malaga

Welcome to Malaga

Check in to your hotel and enjoy the sights and sounds of the old town and port. Briefing and bike set up will take place on the following morning. 

Day 2 - Malaga to el Chorro

63km - 669m Ascent

 

 

Day 3 - el Chorro to Ronda

64km - 1739m Ascent

 

Day 4 - Ronda to Zahara de la Sierra

48km - 1199m Ascent

 

Day 5 - Zahara to Montellano

39km - 734m Ascent

 

Day 6 - Montellano to Alcala de Guadaira

56km - 351m Ascent

 

Day 7 - Alcala to Sevilla (includes Italica)

46km - 241m Ascent

 

Day 8 - Depart Sevilla

Safe Trip Home

Spend some time in Sevilla before checking out from your hotel. Transfers or additional nights in Sevilla can be arranged in advance if required.

Included in our prices:
  • Route maps & Garmin cycling GPS with preloaded route for each day
  • 7 nights accommodation on B&B basis 
  • Quality Hardtail MTB
  • Luggage transfers
  • Helmet & water bottle
  • We operate locally to Ronda so support is always close at hand if needed
Will I be fit enough?

Our self-guided tours are designed for enthusiasts rather than Mountain bike experts. There are hills throughout the region which will need to be tackled but we keep daily distances manageable, particularly on days with more hills. On the longest days, take things steadily and ensure you take plenty of refreshment/snack stops and drink lots of water. 

Just remember that in summer, higher temperatures can make cycling seem harder so we suggest starting soon after 9am and aiming to finish before 2pm.

Where will you be staying?

Double or twin room with en suite facilities in all locations.

Malaga, Ronda and Sevilla hotels are in the city centre, close to all the main sights. Other accommodation includes a hillside hacienda, restored 1930's manor house and traditional village hotels. Where accommodation is out-of-town, a table will be reserved for you for dinner in the hotel's restaurant.

What to Bring

The essential kit to enjoy your biking holiday

  • Helmet (bring you own or use ours - free of charge) 
  • Padded cycling shorts (essential kit for staying comfortable over a few days' riding)
  • Your own saddle if you prefer - let us know if you are bringing one
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling tops or T shirts
  • Sports bra (ladies only!)
  • Socks
  • Cycling shoes (let us know if you want clip-in pedals) or trainers - firm soles are best.
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream and after-sun lotion
  • Casual clothes, swimwear and footwear
  • Health insurance policy document (for UK travellers, a European Health Insurance Card, EHIC, will give you access to reduced cost medical services in Spain but it is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs such as mountain rescue, repatriation costs or lost or stolen property. Therefore it is important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy. Some insurers now insist you hold an EHIC and many will waive the excess if you have one.
  • The EHIC is available free at  https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/startapplication.do

For winter riding

  • extra body layers with long sleeves (thin thermal tops are great)
  • leggings or cycling tights
  • light waterproof/windproof jacket 
  • neck scarf / snood (great as sweat bands in the summer and for warmth in the winter)
  • warm fleece and jacket for the evenings