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Andalusia Jewels: Granada to Ronda

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Impressive Bridge in the entrance of Ronda Starting the cycling day from Granada Typical Andalusian church

Cyclomundo offers guided and self-guided cycling trips in Andalusia (Andalucia in Spanish), click here to see the Andalusia regional page.

  • Self-guided trip: Starts any day from mid-February through mid-December 2019
  • 6 nights/7 days 
  • Tour starts from Granada and ends in Ronda 
  • Daily mileage: From 45 km (29 miles) to 56 km (37 miles)
  • Andalusia is very well serviced by major and low-cost airlines (Granada, Malaga, Gibraltar, etc...)
  • Accommodation in 3- and 4-star hotels and inns
  • Level: 3/4 (Moderate/Difficult)
  • From 890 euros per person sharing a double room

A minimum of 4 riders is required to operate this tour at the above rate. An additional fee of 70 euros per person applies for 3 or 2 riders.

Starting the cycling day from Granada

Andalusia Jewels: Granada to Ronda

  • Level
  • PriceFrom 890 euros
  • DAY6 nights / 7 days

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Description

Throughout the ages, Andalusia has seduced countless artists and charmed innumerable visitors with her tantalizing Technicolor landscapes, incredible relics of antiquity, and summery, sunny climes. From Granada — admittedly Andalusia’s most Andalusian town — to Ronda, Andalusia’s most famous “white village,” you’ll be mesmerized by famous landmarks and well-kept secrets alike. Perfect for cycling and completely captivating, you’ll find out how inadequate the descriptions of Andalusia are compared to the real thing! 

The terrain on this itinerary is slightly more challenging due to the hills that create so many interesting vistas. The good news is, on a self-guided tour of this mellow, inviting corner of Spain, you’re free to ride and explore at your own pace. You’ll fall under Andalusia’s enchanting spell at your own speed… and we’re willing to bet your love for the region will be everlasting.

 

For travel and cycling tips to Andalusia, visit our "Travel and cycling tips" section.

Itinerary

D1Arrive in Granada

 

Arrive in Granada at the time of your choice. There’s no better way to start your holiday — not only is Granada the best entry point for Andalucia due to its convenient and small-sized airport, but it also provides the best introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the region. 

The fascinating mixture of Arabic and Spanish architecture combined with the blend of new and old influences make this a compelling and mystical city. Walking through the narrow Moroccan-like streets and visiting the Alhambra Palace will take you miles, centuries, and worlds away!

D2Granada — Alhama 56 km/37 miles, 1,010 meters/3,320 ft of climbing

 

You’ll meet our local representative at breakfast time. Although your day’s ride involves some climbing, you’ll be so taken by the beauty of this place that you won’t even notice how your legs are feeling. Traffic is at times non-existent and villages are scattered relatively far apart, giving you a sense of adventure that few places in Europe can match. Fear not, it is a safe adventure and we are always a mere phone call away (mobile phone coverage is excellent!) You’ll arrive in Alhama de Granada, a wonderful little spa town that has attracted peaceful and not-so-peaceful travelers for millennia. Here you can rejuvenate your legs and entire self at the ancient Roman thermal baths.

D3Alhama — Colmenar (Axarquia) 50 km/31 miles, 825 meters/2,705 ft of climbing

 

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading out into the enormous vegetable garden! Riding through farmlands, you’ll pass from the province of Granada to the province of Málaga and take in the wonderful blue sea panorama. What a change of scenery from the last two days! Gravity will help guide you to your final destination for the day, where you’ll overnight in another “white village” — a traditional white-washed village whose culture hails from the region’s IberianRoman, and Moorish forefathers.

D4Colmenar — Antequera 50 km/31 miles, 1,240 meters/4,075 ft of climbing

 

Hilltop villages and the area’s natural beauty carry you miles away from your day-to-day life on a “rural Andalucia” discovery tour. To make the most of it, you might choose to have a leisurely lunch in a village restaurant to enjoy some of the local specialties, before continuing on to the remarkable city of Antequera. Save some time to fully explore one of the most landmark-rich towns in Andalucia — it’s filled with SpanishArabRoman, and Medieval architecture, not to mention prehistoric sites.

D5Antequera — Ardales 46 km/29 miles, 825 meters/2,705 ft of climbing

 

Before riding east, you may choose to do an optional ride through El Torcal, a beautiful rocky area wind-sculpted by a very inspired artist--Mother Nature. Our detailed itinerary will then take you through the impressive El Chorro Gorge, another of Mother Nature’s masterpieces. You’ll ride through fragrant pine tree forests and orange groves before plunging on to the quiet town of Ardales, your home for the night. There’s no better place to experience rural Andalucia, with its slow-paced life and immutable rituals. Besides, who can turn down yummy tapas and café con leche?

D6Ardales — Ronda 45 km/29 miles, 1,137 meters/3,730 ft of climbing

 

Today’s ride is the week’s toughest, but possibly also the most rewarding! You’ll ride through the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park and some of its remote white villages. The reward will soon be in sight: a dramatic setting for the town of Ronda. With its spectacular gorge, Spain's oldest bull ring, and Arab-built ramparts, Ronda feels like a huge open-air museum. It is certain to fascinate you the way it fascinated infamous characters such as Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway. It might even inspire the artist in you to spend an easy-paced afternoon writing envy-inducing postcards to your friends!

D7Departure

 

Your tour officially comes to an end after breakfast, but if you decide to stay in Andalucia beyond today — or for the rest of your life — we won’t be surprised.

Booking & Pricing

  • Price details
  • 6 nights' accommodation in 3- and 4-star hotels and inns.
    Please note the minimum group size for this tour is 4 people. An additional fee of 70 euros per person applies for parties of 3 or 2 riders.

  • 890 euros. Single supplement is 260 euros

These prices include:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in 3- and 4- star hotels and inns
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meeting with our local representative
  • Luggage transfers
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Tourist information
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges

These prices do not include:

 

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 110 euros per bike. E-bikes are available at the rate of 225 euros per bike. Aluminum road bikes are available at the rate of 155 euros per bike. Full-carbon road bikes are available at the rate of 210 euros per bike. These prices include the drop-off fee for the bike’s return to Granada.

 

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