Via Verde

Via Verde de la Sierra

Classification

Easy

E-BIKE UPGRADE AVAILABLE

The Via Verde de las Sierras is a dedicated cycle and walkway on the foundations of an old disused railway line. Starting from the town of Olvera, it weaves between the Mountains of South Sevilla and Cádiz following the steady descent designed for a train until you reach the town of Puerto Serrano 36.5km away. 

The Via Verde is a beautiful, well-maintained cycleway suitable for adults and children and makes an amazing day out. Not only are you blessed with stunning landscapes and picturesque bridges, but you also have the cool addition of 30 tunnels of various lengths providing a reminder of its history. 

That's not all, you'll pass the Zaframagón Nature Reserve home to nesting sites of Griffen Vultures.

2-4 pax:  80€ pp

1 pax:    100€ pp

Includes bicycle, helmet and transportation from Ronda


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


37km/23miles - Ascent/Descent 159 m / 451 m - 5.5 hours (incl transport)

Itinerary

09:00 - Meet at confirmed meeting point

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

10:00 - Start cycling

13:30 - Arrive at the finish point (Puerto Serrano Station)

13:45 - Leave Puerto Serrano

14:30 - Arrive back at the meeting point

What to Expect

This is a self-guided bicycle ride and doesn't require any navigation due to it being a dedicated cycle path. 

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 36km from the Old Station at Olvera to the Old Station at Puerto Serrano.

Once you complete your ride, your guide will be waiting for you at the end point and drive you back to the original pick-up point.

Easy

Leisure Cycling Classifications

Terrain

As a dedicated cycle path the terrain is usually in good condition, however some sections require a little caution. The route is traffic-free (except for service and authorised vehicles) but there are some crossing sights which are well signposted.


Distance and Grade

The route is only 36km (22 miles) but naturally follows the slow and steady descent of a train line so there are very few uphill sections.

What's included

What's excluded

Included - Focus Whistler - 27 speed - Front Suspension bicycles

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.