Rio Guadiaro

Moderate to Challenging

Rio Guadiaro


Moderate to Challenging


The Rio Guadiaro (Guadiaro River) route, provides a challenge, but a challenge with amazing vistas. The first 11 km are virtually all downhill, using cool curvy mountain roads as you descend from the village of Atajate to Jimera de Líbar where you will first meet the river.

From Jimera you will start your first ascent, climbing 300m in total, bringing you up above the town of Benoajan with spectacular views across the valley as you climb.

You will descend briefly into Benoajan before a short ascent takes you into the village of Montejaque where you will have the opportunity to stop for a drink in the lovely Plaza de la Constituctión.

Once you leave Montejaque you're treated to another nice long descent over 5 Km where you will meet the Cueva del Gato (Cat Cave) and its natural lagoon supplied by cold water filtered through the mountain. The cave is not accessible, but the lagoon is open for a little swim, don't forget to test the water first.

From the cave, an undulating road before your final ascent will see you climb into Ronda below its famous bridge.

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)

40km/25 miles - Ascent/Descent 998m/1270m - 5h (Incl transportation)


09:00 - Meet at confirmed meeting point

09:45 - Arrive at the start point (Atajate) 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 40km from the village of Atajate to Ronda, via Jimera de Líbar, Benaojan, 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


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 40km (25 miles) and contains one cat 3 and three cat 4 climbs. Total of 998m in ascents and 1270m in descents. The most challenging is the first ascent, which has a length of 5.4km and a gain of 300m at a grade of 5.2%. 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.