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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 Sunday from March through November 2024
  • Starting on another day is possible with a supplement of 60 euros per person (no supplement for groups of 4 or more)
  • 6 nights/7 days 
  • Tour starts from Granada and ends in Ronda 
  • Daily mileage: From 43 km (27 miles) to 56 km (35 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)


Starting the cycling day from Granada

Andalusia Jewels: Granada to Ronda

  • Level
  • PriceFrom 1,450 euros
  • DAY6 nights / 7 days

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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.


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/35 miles, 960 meters/3,150 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) 49 km/30 miles, 810 meters/2,655 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 48 km/30 miles, 1,190 meters/3,095 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 43 km/27 miles, 750 meters/2,460 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 46 km/29 miles, 1,050 meters/3,445 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!



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 & Prices

  • For 2 or 3 riders
  • 6 nights' accommodation in 3- and 4-star hotels and inns.

  • 1,495 euros per person in March, April, October and November. Single supplement is 315 euros
  • 1,525 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 325 euros
  • 1,555 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 335 euros
  • For 4+ riders
  • 6 nights’ accommodations in 3- and 4-star hotels and inns

  • 1,450 euros per person in March, April, October and November. Single supplement is 315 euros
  • 1,475 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 325 euros
  • 1,495 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 335 euros

These prices include:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in 3- and 4- star hotels and inns
  • Daily breakfast and 1 dinner
  • Meeting with our local representative
  • Luggage transfers
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • GPS tracks and navigation app
  • 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 145 euros per bike. E-bikes are available at the rate of 255 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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