Gentle paced, leisure cycling holidays through many beautiful ‘Pueblos Blancos’ (White Villages) of Andalucia, southern Spain. Our leisure cycling packages are ideal for recreational cyclists of all abilities.
At the Andalucian Cycling Experience we are Passionate about Pedalling and equally as passionate about Andalucia, especially Ronda, the Sierra Nieves and the Grazalema Natural Park. Our leisure cycling holidays combine these passions into a holiday that will be filled with fond and lasting memories. We specialize in fully supported guided tours in our own very beautiful part of Andalucia with the emphasis on easy, gently paced, riding. All you have to do is chill out and enjoy the breathtaking scenery, along with the excellent local cuisine, tapas and wines…..and of course the cycling! There are plenty of opportunities to stop admire the views, soak up the sun and take some photos along the way. It’s not a race, there’s no prize at the end of the week for being the first one back.
From the moment we meet you at the airport to the minute we drop you off again we make sure that you will have a hassle free vacation.
During your leisure cycling holiday you will be visiting many of the beautiful white villages in the Grazalema Natural Park. By far the best way to explore rural Andalucia is on two wheels, you really get to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside whilst riding. The pace is gentle and the rides are tailor made to suit your fitness level, you tell us how far you want to ride and we will provide you with a great days riding.
Our leisure cycling routes include riding through rolling farmland along quiet country lanes, through forests of Holm Oak, passing by olive groves and vineyards, stopping each day for lunch and refreshments at one of our favourite tapas bars or local restaurants. During the week we can also arrange guided tours around a local wine bodega which includes a wine tasting and lunch, a trip around the ‘Museo de Queso’ (Museum of Cheese) and we will visit a functional olive mill where they still press and produce exquisite local olive oil, we’ll also have a taster too, hmmmm yummy!! The cost of the above tours are not included in your holiday.
When we’re not riding you can visit the Cueva Pileta famous for it’s pre-historic paintings and they will be a chance to swim in a fresh water lagoon too.
Enjoy a healthy, active holiday that is good for your mind, body and soul, environmentally friendly and above everything else, great fun.
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.
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.
Optional airport transfer from Malaga airport, also can arrange transfers from Jerez & Sevilla Airports. Check before booking your flights.
Travel insurance to include health cover, repatriation, and damage to bikes is mandatory. Contact us if you cannot find a suitable insurance.
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.