Setenil de las Bodegas

Challenging

Setenil Circular

Classification

Challenging

E-BIKE UPGRADE AVAILABLE

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

Starting from Ronda, you will drop into the valley below Ronda's Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) and up the other side, before descending into the valley beyond Ronda.

After 5Km you will start your toughest ascent of the day taking you up to the Old Roman Town of Acinepo where you can stop and visit the site (subject to their opening hours). Visiting Acinepo take roughly 45 minutes to 1 hour and you can bypass the site if you wish.

Soon after you pass Acinepo, a nice 10 km descent will take you to Setenil through Olive groves and beautiful farmland.

In Setenil you have a great opportunity to stop, have a drink and marvel in its beauty.

From Setenil de las Bodegas, you will start to climb gradually into the beautiful countryside that surrounds the town, using back tracks and quiet roads and once your ascent is finished a nice long flat section awaits.

Your route will finish soon after you descend into the village of Arriate and up into Ronda.

1-6 pax:  50€ 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)


64km/40miles - Ascent/Descent 1204 m/1204 m - 6.5h (ETA)

Itinerary

09:00 - Meet at confirmed meeting point

09:15 - Start Cycling

16:00 - Arrive at the finish point (Ronda) (ETA)

What to Expect

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

As a circular route, you will meet at the agreed start point. From Ronda, you will ride to Setenil de las Bodegas and return via a different route. As it is self-guided you do not have a strict time frame to return, but you will need to contact us before with an estimated arrival time on route back to Ronda.

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

This route is a mix of paved and unpaved roads with some short sections of cobbled streets.

Distance and Grade

The route is 64km (40 miles) and contains one cat 2 climb, one cat 3 and two cat 4 climbs. Total of 1204m in ascents and 1204 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.