Fly to Malaga Airport. Transfer to and guided tour of Montecorto.
The scenery on this route is absolutely breathtaking we start with by riding up the Ribiera Valley towards Grazalema, the route then takes us through a beautiful high mountain plateaux with limestone outcrops lining the road for several kilometres before we stop for refreshments in a ‘pueblo blanco’ (white village). After our pit stop we head back to Montecorto riding through one of my favourite sections of road ‘the cork tree forest’ before descending for 7km back to base.
Today we head north of Montecorto where the landscape is more rolling passing groves of olive trees we climb out of a valley and as we crest the hilltop stunning views of Olvera open out before us. After riding through Olvera we head to Setenil de la Bodegas which 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. At this point we have ridden 44k with almost 1000m of elevation from here you can choose from either a 20k, 30k or 40k ride back to Montecorto.
We take on ‘The Beast’ a 15k Cat 1 climb. We head out along the lake toward Zahara a nice easy start to todays ride with breathtaking views of the Sierra de Margarita mountain range and the hilltop village of Zahara before we take the ‘Interval Training Road’ to the foot of the main event in this ride ‘The Beast’. After this climb we descend into Grazalema, another stunningly beautiful ‘pueblo blanco’ (white village) for well deserved ‘Coffee & Cakes’. After Grazalema it’s virtually all down hill to Montecorto, unless of course you choose to extend your ride……which is always an option!
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 museums. 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! Alternatively, you can pick up a route card and go out for a ride without your guide. We can also organise a Sports Massage at a local Spa Hotel.
Deep in the mountains to the south of Ronda is ‘Pueblo Pitufo’ aka Smurftown. An epic day riding to this quirky mountain village that has been painted Smurf blue! Definitely a day for your climbing legs, which is why it’s immediately after your ‘rest day’! If you don’t fancy such a big ride we can also offer you an alternative 80-100k route today.
Our final ride is up Las Palomas a 12.5k Cat 1 climb. Go flat out or take your time and enjoy the stunning views around every turn on this classic climb. After this climb we descend into Grazalema,for refreshments’. After Grazalema it’s virtually all down hill to Montecorto, unless of course you choose to extend your ride!
Time to pack your bags before we collect you for your flights home.
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We always tailor the rides to suit your ability and fitness level but at the same time we want you, the rider, to experience the best road cycling routes you have ever ridden. This usually means a bit of effort on the climb although this is more than made up for on the exhilarating descents that follow. Depending on your fitness and requirements we are able to customise your road cycling holiday to meet your requirements. Choose from routes varying in length from 50 – 180km that have anything from 1000-3500 metres of climbing.
Where there’s an up, there’s always a down!
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.