Las Palomas Pass

Easy to Moderate

Las Palomas


Easy to Moderate


There are 3 difficulty classifications for this route, read the details and statistics to make sure you choose the most suitable for you and your group.

This activity is self-guided but a support vehicle is included.

Puerto de Las Palomas is a paved mountain pass connecting the mountain towns of Grazalema and Zahara de las Sierra, both of which are recognised as two of the most beautiful towns in Spain. 

The Medium classification route starts from the bottom of Grazalema whilst the Easy to Moderate route starts at the top of town, missing out on the first part of the climb which lasts for 6km through green forests and with spectacular views. If you choose the Easy classification, you start further along the climb, nearer Las Palomas Pass.

Once you have reached Las Palomas, you will have reached the highest point of the route and the uphill section complete.

From Las Palomas, you will descend gradually through the Grazalema Natural Park for 18km passing through the town of Zahara de las Sierra, the local dam and onto Algodonales where your route will finish, unless you have opted for the East route, then you will finish by the dam.

The route passes 9 'Miradores' which are viewpoints of interest and it has been designed for you to take in the breathtaking views from height. It is important to consider this route is on fully paved roads but you will reach a height of over 1100m above sea level.

Concerned about the heights? Maybe our Via Verde route will be more suitable.

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)

Easy Classification

17km/11miles - Ascent/Descent 265 m/1004 m - 4 hours (incl transport)

Easy to Moderate Classification

26km/16miles - Ascent/Descent 467 m/1004 m - 5 hours (incl transport)

Moderate Classification

27km/17miles - Ascent/Descent 573 m/1004 m - 5 hours (incl transport)


09:00 - Meet at confirmed meeting point

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

10:00 - Start cycling

13:00 - Arrive at the finish point (Algodonales)

13:15 - Leave Algodonales

14:00 - Arrive back at the meeting point

What to Expect

This is a self-guided but supported bicycle ride using GPS or a phone app.

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 between 17km and 27km from Grazalema to Algodonales, via the town of Zahara de las Sierra.

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 to Moderate

Leisure Cycling Classifications


This route is on paved roads from start to finish. The road is usually very quiet because of its location. Mountain roads.

Distance and Grade

The route is only 17-27km (11-17 miles) but starts with a fairly long ascent of 6km and 6%. After 6km it is virtually downhill to the finish. The route is available as an Easy, Easy to Moderate or a Moderate ride.

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.