Grazalema to Ronda

Moderate

Grazalema to Ronda

Classification

Moderate

E-BIKE UPGRADE AVAILABLE

There are a few options when cycling from Grazalema to Ronda and this specific route is mostly paved and classified as moderate.

The route starts from the top of the White Village of Grazalema (Officially one of Spain's most beautiful villages). Cycling with great views of the town from above, you will descend through the town's main plaza and out into the countryside followed by a short ascent.

After your first ascent, you will take a paved road through a Cork Oak forest that forms part of the Grazalema Natural Park. The road lasts for 10km followed by an ascent around a local dam, where you will have some epic views of the rugged landscape and Grazalema mountains.

From the dam, you will undulate a little before a long descent via the town of Montejaque, which offers a good chance to stop for a drink in the main plaza. The downhill section continues until you reach the Guardiaro River leading you to the natural swimming pool at the Cueva del Gato.

If you decide to stop for a swim or to dip your feet test the water first, it can be cold.

The final stage of this route will be your climb up into Ronda, where you will finish by cycling up into the old neighbourhood of El Barrio San Fransico via views of the famous Ronda bridge Puente Nuevo.

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)


43km/27 miles - Ascent/Descent 778m/995m - 5.5h (incl transport)

Itinerary

09:00 - Meet at confirmed meeting point

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

10:00 - Start cycling

14:30 - 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 43km from the town of Grazalema to Ronda, via Montejaque and the Cueva del Gato.

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.

Moderate

Leisure Cycling Classifications

Terrain

The route is mostly paved roads with a few short unpaved tracks. There are some short sections of cobbled streets.

Distance and Grade

The route is 43km (27 miles) and contains three short cat 4 climbs. Total of 778m in ascents and 995m in descents. The most challenging ascent is at the end, with an average 10% grade over 1.4km. Suitable for those who cycle frequently with a moderate fitness level.

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.