Mountain Biking

Andalucian Mountain Bike Holidays - Explore Ronda's Hidden Trails

Guided or Self-Guided Mountain Bike Holidays in Andalucia, Spain

JoIn us on a guided or self-guided mountain bike holiday in Ronda, Andalucia. Our British Cycling qualified guides have unrivalled knowledge of the local area which offers some of the best cross-country mountain biking in Spain. If you prefer to self-guide, we will provide a good choice of routes and all the information and easy-to-use equipment that you need to explore the area on your own.

Ronda is the perfect place for centre-based mountain bike holidays and offers remote mtb routes and great riding conditions, with over 300 days of sunshine a year. There is an extensive local network of unmarked dirt tracks, natural cross country trails and singletrack pathways which cross the unspoiled countryside. We ride up mountains and hills, through river valleys and forests and visit traditional white mountain villages.

Ronda itself is an interesting and historic town, filled with culture, Moorish and Spanish architecture and lots of great tapas bars and restaurants. It is dramatically set on top of a 120-metre-high gorge, with the two sides of the town connected by an impressive, multi-arched, 18th-century bridge. The town is located between two large areas of protected Natural Park and is surrounded by beautiful mountainous scenery.

In summary, this is a region that is absolutely crying out to be explored on a mountain bike! Join other riders or we can create a bespoke holiday to suit your riding ability and preferences.

  Country Hotel Ronda Hotel : Comfort  Ronda Hotel : Superior 

Accommodation Options

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Half-Board: Relax in a boutique countryside hotel on the outskirts of Ronda with pool, gardens and restaurant

Bed & Breakfast: Enjoy one of Ronda's popular, comfortable hotels near the centre of town

Superior Bed & Breakfast: Indulge in one of Ronda's finest 4-star hotels with pool, spa, gardens and wonderful views over the famous cliffs.

Price *

 

Guided: €1250

Self-Guided: €990

Guided: €990

Self-Guided: €790

Guided: €1550

Self-Guided: €1300

What's Included **

 

  • 7 nights' en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • 5 day's guided riding with British Cycling qualified guide
  • self-guided riders receive route maps, local information and GPX files/GPS device plus an optional daily phone consultation with a guide
  • bike hire
  • 5 nights' à la carte dinner, incl wine
  • transfers to Ronda for dinner on 2 nights / rest day
  • afternoon tea & cakes
  • transfers from Ronda to hotel on arrival and departure days
  • 7 nights' en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • 5 day's guided riding with British Cycling qualified guide 
  • self-guided riders receive route maps, local information and GPX files/GPS device plus an optional daily phone consultation with a guide 
  • bike hire
  • 7 nights' luxury en-suite accommodation with balcony/terrace
  • Outstanding breakfast buffet
  • 5 day's guided riding with British Cycling qualified guide 
  • self-guided riders receive route maps, local information and GPX files/GPS device plus an optional daily phone consultation with a guide
  • bike hire
  • welcome drinks
  • private guided walking tour of Ronda
  • massage treatment and spa access
Riding Level

Intermediate to Challenging :

Routes are selected according to rider levels of experience, skill and fitness. 

Intermediate level mountain biking will require a reasonable amount of fitness on the bikes, along with competency in bike handling skills. This region is mountainous so every day includes some level of ascent and descent. We ride on all-natural trails, a mix of single- and double-track, unsurfaced roads and some short linking sections using minor roads. It is not highly technical, with jumps or drop-offs, but the natural terrain means that you should be happy tackling all sorts of different surfaces, including some sections of loose, rocky or weather-eroded track. 

Daily Distance :

35 - 55km per day, adjusted to suit rider fitness levels. N.B. eMTBs available for a supplement.

Guided holidays include vehicle support throughout. On self-guided holidays, pick-ups are available on some routes

Availability *** All year round. Choose the dates which suit you. Start on any day of the week.

Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room. Solo traveller and single occupancy prices available upon request. 

** Shorter or longer holidays can be arranged - contact us for bespoke planning and pricing.

*** Check out the local annual weather conditions here. N.B. Supplements may apply during Easter week due to inflated accommodation prices.

Click to expand for an example Mountain Biking Holiday Itinerary

  • EXAMPLE HOLIDAY ITINERARY
    Day Activity Distance Ascent Description
    Day 1

    Arrival in Ronda  

        Malaga airport transfer available on request.
    Day 2 Bandits' Trail 46km 886m Start the week in the trails close to Ronda - an introduction to the area's hills, tracks and rocky descents
    Day 3 Grazalema Grand Tour 41km 718m Explore the remote limestone mountains and valleys of the Grazalema Natural Park
    Day 4 Mountains to the Med 40km 723m Ride from the mountains right down to the coast along an ancient drovers' route through the pine forests
    Day 5 Rest Day     Chill out at your hotel or explore the historic town of Ronda
    Day 6 El Chorro 49km 689m Ride high in the mountains overlooking the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park and on to Andalucia's "Lake District" 
    Day 7 Banks of the Rio Guadiaro 44km 762m Twisitng trails through the forest then a fantastic technical undulating 7km singletrack above the river to finish your week
    Day 8

    Departure

        Malaga airport transfer available on request.

    Holiday itinerary is an example only. Easier or more difficult routes available.

 

Accommodation Options

Country Hotel : Half Board
Molino del puente country hotel
Hotel Molino del Puente

The Hotel Molino del Puente is a family-run, boutique hotel located just outside Ronda. It is a lovingly-restored olive mill, full of character and comfort, with an excellent restaurant. The hotel offers peaceful gardens and an inviting pool, together with a delightful riverside terrace, where drinks and meals are served throughout the warmer months of the year. Your holiday includes afternoon tea and cakes each day, dinner in the hotel restaurant on 5 nights (incl. 1/2 bottle of house wine), with 2 nights left free for you to explore Ronda's varied restaurants and tapas bars. Your stay also includes transfers to and from Ronda on arrival and departure days and on both days when you will dine away from the hotel.

Ronda Hotel : Comfort
Central Ronda Hotel

Ronda offers a wide selection of visitor accommodation of different styles and standards. We are familiar with all the hotels in town and maintain close relationships with our favourites. For our Comfort-level holidays, we select hotels which offer good standards of accommodation, a warm welcome and a hearty breakfast to set you up for a day's riding. All hotels are within easy walking distance of the town's varied sights of interest, including the main Puente Nuevo bridge over the El Tajo gorge, the bullring and Arab Baths. Ronda has a wide range of tapas bars and restaurants for you to enjoy in the evenings and during your day off.

Ronda Hotel : Superior
Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria

The Catalonia Reina Victoria is a high quality hotel, offering superb levels of comfort and service throughout. It boasts one of Ronda's best locations, on top of the sheer cliff which marks the western boundary of the town, with unmatched views across the valley below. Pine tree-filled gardens surround the property to give a secluded atmosphere, whilst it is only a short walk to the centre of town and its many sights of interest, tapas bars and restaurants. You will stay in a double or twin room with terrace or balcony and your holiday will include welcome drinks with your guide, a complimentary massage and spa circuit in the hotel's luxurious spa and a private guided walking tour of the town.