Montejaque

Moderate to Challenging

Montejaque Circular

Classification

Moderate to Challenging

E-BIKE UPGRADE AVAILABLE

This circular route from Ronda via Montejaque is classified as Moderate to Challenging difficulty.

Starting from Ronda, you will cycle out of town and down into the valley below. The descent lasts for 6 Km where you will meet an undulating road that will bring you to the first point of interest, the Cueva del Gato and its natural swimming pool.

From the Cueva del Gato, you will continue along the same undulating road until it starts to ascend. This mountain road will take you up through the village of Benoajan and onto Montejaque village. In Montejaque you will have the chance to grab a drink and enjoy the local plaza before you continue towards the Hundidero dam.

As you climb past the dam, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the rugged mountain landscape and the countryside beyond and maybe a chance to spot a vulture or two.

From the dam, you will soon descend through a cork oak forest before you meet a short climb and a flat period.

The final 15 Km will see you ascend a little before descending while you pass farmland, olive groves, vineyards and forests. Finally, you will ascend into Ronda from below its famous Puente Nuevo.

1-6 pax:  50€ pp (Self-guided)

Includes bicycle and helmet rental


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

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


48km/30 miles - Ascent/Descent 1221m/1221m - 5.5h (ETA)

Itinerary

09:00 - Meet at confirmed meeting point

09:15 - Start Cycling

15:00 - 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 confirmed meeting point, they will set you up with all the equipment you need. Once you are ready to go you will cycle 48km from 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 to Challenging

Leisure Cycling Classifications

Terrain

The route is a mix of paved and unpaved roads. There are some short sections of cobbled streets.

Distance and Grade

The route is 48km (30 miles) and contains a cat 3 and three cat 4 climbs. Total of 1221m in ascents and 1221m in descents. The most challenging ascent is the first, with an average 4.7% grade over 5.4km. Suitable for those who cycle frequently with a good 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.