Kids love their bikes and they love to ride them! Planning a family holiday can be very stressful, well the answer is easy, take the family on a family cycling holiday!
With the kids in tow a family cycling holiday is a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time with the whole family whilst enjoying the fresh air, beautiful scenery and picturesque white villages of Andalucia.
Each family has their own guide which allows you to ride at a pace that is suitable to your family without feeling any pressure to keep up or being kept waiting for other groups that are here riding. Obviously if two families are compatible to ride together then this is not a problem, however, in this instance there would be two guides riding thus maintaining our policy of one guide per family.
From teenagers to tag-a-longs and toddlers in baby seats this is not just a biking holiday, it’s an adventure that the family will enjoy together. From 7 to 77 years old we have had family members cycling independently, with 8 month old toddlers in baby seats being our youngest participants.
Even if you are an experienced rider, cycling with your family has its own rewards. The knowledge that your kids will be getting fit, interacting with nature, building their confidence and, most importantly having fun, it’s extremely satisfying. By taking your children on a cycling holiday you will be opening their eyes to what is possible on a bike and the enjoyment it can bring.
Whether your family is new to cycling or experienced cyclists we will tailor make a cycling holiday that keeps everyone happy. From gentle paced leisure riding to more challenging road cycling or having a blast off road mountain biking we can arrange a family holiday to suits you.
Fly to Malaga Airport. Transfer to and guided tour of Montecorto.
Day ride along the lake to the hill top village of Zahara de la Sierra. Lunch/refreshments at a Bistro Restaurant over looking the lake, after lunch we take time out to discover the delights of this picturesque ‘pueblo blanco’ (white village) and take in the breathtaking views from the hilltop Moorish Castle before riding back to Montecorto.
Day ride through the enchanting Cork Tree forest to Grazalema, which is famous for its wool and leather products. Today we´ll explore the stunning Grazalema Natural Park and the beautiful white village of Grazalema, which is surrounded by three sides of mountains. Here you have an opportunity to explore the narrow streets, enjoy the beautiful views back across the route we have taken and sample a few tapa’s and the local hospitality before we ride back to Montecorto.
Day ride along the Via Verde de la Sierra, visiting the Peñon Zaframagon, a Griffon Vulture colony information centre The ‘Via Verde de la Sierra’ meanders from Olvera to Puerto Serrano. Along the route we pass through a variety of landscapes from farm land to a mountain region. Water is a common element of the landscape as the route follows the path of the two rivers of Guadalete & Guadalporcun, therefore the Mediterranean vegetation is lush. Riding along this old railway track you pass over several viaducts, the most impressive being at Coripe, and through 30 tunnels the longest of which is 990metres. A refreshment stop can be made at the Coripe railway station or we can take a picnic.
A rest day gives you the chance to discover the historic old town of Ronda which is famous for it’s Gorge, the Bullring, the arabic baths, city walls and many mueseums. Or time for some retail therapy and an opportunity to indulge, and why not after all the riding, at ´Chocolate´a fabulous cafe with an abundance of chocolate specialities!
Through a beautiful high mountain plateaux with limestone outcrops lining the road for several kilometres. We take the van out to the start of this ride to avoid a long climb on the bike, of course if you are wanting a challenge you can ride this too. The scenery on this route is absolutely breathtaking as with all our rides there be a lunch stop where we can indulge in the local cuisine/tapas before we head back to Montecorto.
Our final ride is to Setenil de la Bodegas and a visit to the Roman Ampitheatre at Ronda La Vieja. Setenil was once a thriving economic centre on the ‘Travellers route’ between Sevilla and Ronda this picturesque white village is now famous for its cave houses and olive oil. Here we stop for lunch at, in my opinion, one of the best tapa’s bars in this area which is set beneath the overhanging rock face inside a cave. Ride distance 35 -50k (Options available to extend or shorten this route)
Time to pack your bags before we collect you for your flights home.
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Experienced Guides with local knowledge helping you select the best routes for your ability, so that you get the most out of your cycling holiday.
All our cycling tours and holidays can be booked on either Self-Catering or B&B basis. Prices quoted are based on self-catering. B&B is optional extra cost.
We provide clients with Secure Bike Storage for the duration of their stay. Bikes can be stored at our facilities at no extra cost giving you peace of mind.
Free access to our fully equipped workshop to carry out repairs and maintenance on their bikes. Use of workshop is at clients’ own risks.
Optional airport transfer from Malaga airport, also can arrange transfers from Jerez & Sevilla Airports. Check before booking your flights.
Our support van can come to the rescue at any time during your ride. Puncture, breakdown, fatigue, or just tired! Just call us. We will pick you up.