Type

Road

Duration

8 Days & 7 Nights

Next Departure

06 Oct 2024

Status

Available

From

2.600 EUR

RONDA AND THE WHITE VILLAGES

Join us on an adventure road bike tour to explore Ronda and the White Villages. The roads leading to Ronda are smooth and challenging, and the breathtaking beauty around the city is simply captivating. Our adventure begins in Antequera, and we will soon set off to Ronda, a mountain-top city dramatically perched on a deep gorge (El Tajo). We will spend each day riding in a different location around Ronda, exploring the Natural Parks of Sierra de las Neves and Sierra Grazalema, and visiting many of the White Towns of Andalusia. This will give us a glimpse into the traditions and way of life of the local people. The mountain pass of Las Palomas is one of the most sought-after roads on the tour. It is tough but offers the most spectacular view. Finally, we will conclude our adventure in Malaga, where you can relax and enjoy the laid-back beach life.

Highlights

  • Antequera
  • Caminito del Rei
  • Natural Parks of Sierra Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves
  • White Villages of Andalusia
  • Pueblo Pitufo
  • Ronda
  • Puerto de Las Palomas mountain pass
  • Malaga
  • Beautiful and largely traffic free roads

Tour Information

Included

  • Pre-departure Information Pack
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Full Road Guided tour - 6 Riding days
  • Smartphone App & GPS Tracks
  • Support vehicle
  • Hike Caminito del Rey
  • Transfer from Antequera Train Station (D1)
  • Transfer to Málaga Airport / Train Station (D8)
  • 7 nights on double/twin room with breakfast
  • 6 Picnics (D2 to D7)
  • 5 Dinners (D1, D2, D3, D5, D7)
  • Water, fruits and energy bars

Excluded

  • All non-mentioned Services or Activities
  • Liability and personal accidents insurance
  • International & Domestic Flights
  • Alcoholic beverages and any items of a personal nature
  • 1 Dinner (D6)
  • Train Tickets
  • Tourist taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Price

    2.600 EUR

  • Single room supplement

    +550 EUR

  • Duration

    8 Days & 7 Nights

  • Accommodation

    Superior

  • Start / Finish

    Antequera / Málaga

  • Tour Grade

  • Daily Distance

    54-111 km / Day

  • Daily Elevation Gain

    +1300 / +2500m

  • Profile

    Mountainous roads, Hilly

  • Route

    100% paved roads

Bikes available on request

Included and Optional Services

Preparation

Accommodations

Transfers

Orientation

Optional

  • Personalized assistance throughout the booking
  • Pre-departure Information Pack (checklist, travel information)
  • Tour Information (description of daily stages & profiles)
  • 7 nights on double/twin room with breakfast
  • 6 Picnics (D2 to D7)
  • 5 Dinners (D1, D2, D3, D5, D7)
  • Transfer from Antequera Train Station (D1)
  • Transfer to Málaga Airport / Train Station (D8)
  • Support vehicle
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Full Road Guided tour - 6 days
  • Smartphone App & GPS Tracks
  • Single room supplement: +550 EUR
  • Bike rental available: On request
  • Pick Up at Málaga (available on D1 and day before): +75€/person

Bikes

<span style="color: #b02cb0;">Road Bike</span> <span style="font-size: 15px;">UNISEX</span>

Road Bike UNISEX

Price: +240 EUR

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival

Welcome to Antequera!

Your adventure begins in the magnificent centuries-old city of Antequera, well-known for its rich architectural heritage. After your welcome, take the day to explore the old city of Antequera, renowned for its incredible for-tress Alcazaba. Taste the delicious Spanish food, and rest comfortably in your hotel at the end of the day because tomorrow new adventures await you!

Transfer 

00:30 h

Parador Antequera

DAY 2

Antequera to El Chorro

All the way The Caminito del Rey.

Everyone is eager to start their first day of cycling, so let’s start it in the best way possible. We go in the direction of the highest point around, which is in the Natural Parque El Torcal de Antequera. You will climb close to 700 m to see the first great viewpoint of the tour. Now you go down to continue your ride to El Chorro, passing by some villages, cities, and towns like Villanueva de la Concepción and Valle de Abdalajís. You’ll be arriving at your accommodation but your day is not over yet. If you like hiking you are in for one unique experience. The Caminito del Rey is a spectacular route, following and crossing the River  Guadalhorce, it runs through cliffs, canyons, and a beautifully large valley.

Cycling Distance

56 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1300 m

Complexo Turístico

La Garganta

DAY 3

El Chorro to Ronda

The beautiful scenery of the reservoirs and Sierra de las Nieves.

How lucky of us to be right next to El Chorro’s reservoir. You will get on your bikes again and ride along the reservoir, following then the mountain road that takes you to the next, even bigger reservoir – Conde de  Guadalhorce. What a treat it is to ride so close to the water and to look at this incredible scenery.  The next stops are Ardales and El Burgo, just before we cross Sierra de Las Nieves through the north, and finish our day in Ronda. This is where you will be staying for the next 4 nights, deeply immersed in Andalusia, so take advantage and experience what this área has to offer, like its phenomenal wines.

Cycling Distance

60 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1450 m

Hotel Maestranza

DAY 4

Ronda Loop to Pueblo Pitufo

The surprisingly Blue Town.

After a nutritious breakfast it is time to leave again and today you will find that the hills are everywhere. The green vegetation will be present throughout the day as the four biggest hills approach you, the biggest uphill being 680m. You will continue to find beautiful valeys and towns but the most charming has to be the blue town on the hills that everyone calls Smurf Town. The Belgium comics with the blue human-like creatures created by Peyo, which made so many children happy, is the theme of this town, and visiting will be as fun as reading the comics in the past.

Cycling Distance

111 km

Elevation Gain

+ 2500 m

Hotel Maestranza

DAY 5

Ronda Loop to Setenil de las Bodegas

The White Towns of Andalusia.

It is a pleasure to be able to explore Sierra Grazalema National Park once again.  It’s the perfect opportunity to see more of the typical white villages of Andalusia while riding through the forest and mountainous terrain. Right after your first big hill, you will find the beautiful Zahara-El Gastor Reservoir that holds fresh water and changes our scenery for a while until more villages come along. In Olvera there is the opportunity to visit the old castle and, to the end, just before the uphill that takes us back to Ronda, we have the municipality of Setenil de las Bodegas, famous for having building their white houses below the enormous rocks and walls of the mountain. Amazing sites to see!

Cycling Distance

103 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1800 m

Hotel Maestranza

DAY 6

Ronda Loop to Grazalema & Las Palomas

A road to remember…

You have experienced by now a good part of this riding paradise, with kilometers of smooth surfaces and almost no traffic to bother you, but the best is yet to come since today you are riding to Las Palomas. You will ride the northeast área of Grazalema National Park and this is where you will find the 800m uphill that takes you to the top and provides the most stunning panoramic view. Also remember that today is your last day in Ronda, this fascinating ancient city. If, by chance, you haven’t visited the new bridge – “Puente nuevo”, the Arab Baths, the Palaces, Cuenca Gardens, or the many squares and medieval streets just hurry up and go have some fun in town.

Cycling Distance

103 km

Elevation Gain

+ 2200 m

Hotel Maestranza

DAY 7

Ronda to Málaga

Málaga here we go!

After a week on peaceful and quiet roads, it is time we ride to the big city. We leave Ronda behind and roam in the direction of El Burgo, bypassing some areas of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. We continue in the mountains and go downhill until Coín, a cute little town that tells its history through the tiles in town walls. Now we almost don’t have altitude and pedaling downhill it’s easier on the legs, some more kilometers and we are in Malaga where we can refresh our feet in the cool water of the Mediterranean. You did it! And it is time to celebrate with an amazing dinner! Congrats!!!

Cycling Distance

111 km

Elevation Gain

+ 1450 m

Barceló Málaga

DAY 8

Departure

OUR SPLENDID PROGRAM HAS COME TO AN END

Time flies when you’re having fun, but unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. We hope that the memories and experiences we have shared will stay with you forever. It’s time to prepare for your trip back home. Our guide will be waiting for you at the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to discover more of Exotic Nature Trails!

Transfer

00:20h