Grazalema to Ronda

Challenging

Grazalema to Ronda

Classification

Challenging

E-BIKE UPGRADE AVAILABLE

There are a few options when cycling from Grazalema to Ronda and this route is the most rewarding but also challenging.

Starting from Grazalema, one of Spain's most beautiful towns and the heart of Grazalema Natural Park, you will start with a climb through and above the town capturing great views below. Your climb will finish at the highest point of the route at Puerto de las Pelomas, before an epic descent into Zahara de la Sierra (another one of Spain's most beautiful towns).

From here you will follow the boundary of the lake below the town before you start ascending again. A long climb and a short climb will leave you approaching the towns of Montejaque and Benaoján via impressive views of the local dam. 

From Montejaque you will start a long descent that passes by the 'Cat Cave' where water flows year-round providing a great opportunity to have a little swim in the natural lagoon, but beware it can be cold. From here the road will undulate a little until you finish with a few shorter climbs into Ronda via a view point of the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge). 

2-4 pax:  60€ pp (Self-guided)

1 pax:   80 pp (Self-guided)

 Includes bicycle, helmet and transportation from Ronda


Optional: guide 100€ per group (subject to availability)

Optional: E-Bike upgrade 20€ per bicycle (subject to availability)


61km/38miles - Ascent/Descent 1552 m/1632 m - 

Itinerary

09:00 - Meet at confirmed meeting point

09:45 - Arrive at the start point (Grazalema) for debrief and preparation

10:00 - Start cycling

15:30 - Arrive at the finish point (Ronda) (ETA)

What to Expect

This is a self-guided bicycle ride using mobile or GPS navigation

Once you meet your guide at the pre-selected pick-up point, they will drive you to the start and set you up with all the equipment you need. Once you are ready to go you will cycle 61km from the town of Grazalema to Ronda, via Zahara de las Sierra, Montejaque and Benaoján.

Once you arrive back in Ronda, at the pre-arranged meeting point, you can hand over the equipment and enjoy the rest of your day.

Challenging

Leisure Cycling Classifications

Terrain

The majority of this route is on paved roads with a few short sections of unpaved roads and cobbled streets.

Distance and Grade

The route is 61km (38 miles) and contains two cat 2 climbs and three cat 4 climbs. Total of 1552m in ascents and 1632 in descents. Suitable for those with experience of cycling long distances and a high level of fitness.

What's included

What's excluded

Ask about an E-Bike upgrade!

Included - Focus Whistler - 27 speed - Front Suspension - Hydraulic Disc Brakes

What to bring

Any cycling excursion, easy or challenging, should still be treated the same in regards to preparation. For you, all the difficult stuff like maintaining the bicycles and planning the routes have been done, so all you need to do is come prepared with suitable clothing for cycling (padded shorts are not necessary but recommended), hydrated and fuelled (have breakfast and drink water), bring suncream/sunscreen and most importantly expect to have an awesome day.

Not what you're looking for?

Customised routes and itineraries can be created, so we encourage you to contact us with any requests you may have. We can create customised itineraries including but not limited to: shorter/longer rides, different towns, different start and end points as well as multi-day tours from one base town.