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Road on the edge of a hill with panoramic view.
A group of cyclists climing with green hills in the background
View of cliffs of the gorge and old bridge in Ronda
Enjoy the view in the beautiful city of Ronda on an Andalucia bike tour
Ride through the open farmland and hills of Andalucia
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Ride through Grazalema and through the small villages of Andalucia on an Andalucia bike tour
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View of Ronda with the cliff of the gorge.
Three cyclists climbing a hill with olive trees in the background
Road on the edge of a hill with panoramic view. A group of cyclists climing with green hills in the background View of cliffs of the gorge and old bridge in Ronda Enjoy the view in the beautiful city of Ronda on an Andalucia bike tour Ride through the open farmland and hills of Andalucia Trek Travel Andalucia Spain Bike Tour Ride through Grazalema and through the small villages of Andalucia on an Andalucia bike tour Four cyclists riding in the sierras of Ronda View of Ronda with the cliff of the gorge. Three cyclists climbing a hill with olive trees in the background

Andalucia Self-Guided Bike Tour

A journey through the dramatic landscapes of Ronda and Grazalema

If you've ever imagined yourself pedaling through the picturesque countryside of Spain, then Andalucia should be at the top of your list. The soaring limestone peaks, dazzling white villages, awe-inspiring views, and unforgettable cycling routes make it the ultimate Spanish destination. Here you'll discover delectable tapas, savor the richness of locally-produced olive oils and classic wines, and soak up the warm hospitality of the locals. Andalucia boasts a long and vibrant history that's sure to leave an indelible mark on your heart. On this self-guided bike tour, you'll stay in one carefully selected hotel in Ronda, giving you time to unpack, relax, and enjoy this culture-rich town. Discover the charming beauty of southern Spain at your own pace and with the freedom and independence that only a self-guided bike tour can offer. Book your trip with confidence » Learn more about Self-Guided trips and if they're right for you »
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Explore the white-washed villages spread across the countryside of Andalucia
Discover the limestone formations and unspoiled, forested terrain of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park
Unwind and relax at your 4-star hotel for the duration of your stay, enjoying stunning views of the Serranía de Ronda from its terrace
Walk through the streets of Ronda and learn about its rich Roman and Moorish history
Discover flamenco and enjoy one of the many traditional flamenco performances available in Ronda
Ride through stunning terrain of Andalucia on an Andalucia bike tour
A very well-conceived trip with fun routes, excellent food, and interesting side tours. We felt Trek was fully behind us whilst enjoying the freedom of self-guidance. And the Trek bikes inspired confidence!
-John, Trek Travel Guest

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Welcome to Andalucia and your self-guided biking trip! Your Trek Travel host will meet you at the Hotel Maestranza in Ronda at 10:00 AM. Please come dressed in your cycling clothes and bring any personal cycling equipment you may need for the day, such as pedals, saddles, GPS units, etc. After an overview of the week ahead, you'll be fitted to your Trek bike to ensure that you are well-prepared for the week ahead. Then, you'll embark on your first cycling adventure through the Spanish rolling hills with views of unspoiled, limestone mountains along quiet, picturesque roads to the unique blue town of Júzcar, also known as the Smurf village. In 2011, the village was painted blue to promote the launch of the first Smurf movie, and the villagers discovered a huge increase in tourism that brought much-needed income to this isolated village. As a result, the traditional white village transformed into something much more special! After taking things at your own pace, finish your ride back at your hotel. Unwind and relax, perhaps with an aperitif by the pool, before savoring your first Andalucian dinner, either at the hotel's restaurant or a local restaurant in town. The choice is yours.

Today's Ride:

Ronda to Júzcar Loop
Approximately 30 mi | 48 km with 3,900 ft | 1,190 m of climbing

Avid Ride Option:

Ronda to Jimera de Líbar to Júzcar Loop
Approximately 52 mi | 80 km with 7,000 ft | 1,960 m of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Maestranza

Don't forget to bring your camera today! The ride today is a scenic but challenging route through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. If you're up for a challenge and want to add some spice to your ride, you can tackle the Puerto de las Palomas, a well-known climb among the riders of the Vuelta de España, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding hills and lake as you twist your way up and over the pass. Whichever option you choose, your destination is Grazalema, another delightful pueblo blanco nestled amongst the beautiful mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema. Here, you can explore charming cafes and bistros for lunch and try locally produced organic Payoyo goat's cheese before a mellow rolling ride through a forest of oak and cork trees back to Ronda. This evening, we suggest taking a stroll through Ronda to discover the secret gems of this historic town. Enjoy the breathtaking views over the El Tajo gorge from the new bridge, the Puente Nuevo, which was completed in 1793. Then, wind your way through the old city of Ronda that served as an important historical location in Islam when it was filled with mosques and palaces. Nowadays, the cobbled streets are lined with handsome mansions, some of which are still occupied by Ronda's titled families. Dinner is yours to discover in town, and we have provided a list of our favorite bistros from around the city to help you choose.

Today's Ride:

Ronda to Grazalema Loop
Approximately 47 mi | 76 km with 4,800 ft | 1,460 mof climbing

Avid Ride Option:

Ronda to Grazalema with Puerto Las Palomas Loop
Approximately 58 mi | 93 km with 6,800 ft | 2,070 m of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Maestranza

Included Meals:

Breakfast

After enjoying a bountiful breakfast, grab your bike and venture out to explore more picturesque whitewashed villages in the Andalusian countryside. Follow the panoramic road towards Algeciras and the Mediterranean Sea. From there, you can choose to ride for a longer or shorter duration, depending on your preferred option. If you turn west towards Grazalema Natural Park, you'll find yourself in a protected area filled with huge limestone mountains, wildlife, and remote rocky vistas. Take a break and have coffee with the locals in the main plaza of one of the sleepy villages. Then, continue your loop, surrounded by open farmlands and large olive orchards back to Ronda. Along the way, soak in the authenticity of rural Andalucia and appreciate the charm of hidden towns like Cortes de la Frontera. Your efforts will be rewarded with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. After a day of cycling, unwind by the pool, or try out a new dining spot in town for dinner.

Today's Ride:

Ronda to Jimera de Líbar to Atajate Loop
Approximately 31 mi | 50 km with 4,170 ft | 1,270 m of climbing

Avid Ride Option:

Ronda to Cortes de la Frontera to Atajate Loop
Approximately 48 mi | 77 km with 6,250 ft | 1,900 m of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Maestranza

Included Meals:

Breakfast

You've never seen anything like today’s itinerary! Cycle past the ruins of the old town of Ronda in Acinipo and choose to visit the Roman amphitheater and archaeological remains of Ronda la Vieja. Ride through country roads amidst the ubiquitous olive trees into the hills of the Sierra de las Salinas towards the unique town of Setenil de las Bodegas, a white village famous for its “cave houses” set into the eroded limestone walls of the River Trejo. Over thousands of years, the river has carved out large overhanging rocks that have provided human shelter for centuries. If you go inside many of the bars and shops you can see how the bare limestone forms the roof and walls. Explore its maze-like alleys and climb up a hundred steps to the viewpoint to appreciate the stunning views. If you feel like a challenge, extend your ride toward the hilltop town of Olvera before heading to Setenil to enjoy some gourmet tapas paired with the local wine varietals. Afterward, ride back to the hotel and enjoy some relaxing time in the hotel spa. Tonight, we suggest going out on the town to enjoy a Flamenco guitar show performed in a traditional tablao of Ronda before having another memorable dining experience in town.

Today's Ride:

Ronda to Setenil via Acinipo Loop
Approximately 29 mi | 47 km with 3,100 ft | 945 m of climbing

Avid Ride Option:

Ronda to Setenil via Acinipo with Olvera Loop
Approximately 47 mi | 76 km with 5,300 ft | 1,615 of climbing

Hotel:

Hotel Maestranza

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Before the end of your self-guided bike tour in enchanting Andalucia, choose to relax at the hotel, walk into town at your leisure, or take an early morning spin across the Puente Nuevo and down past the old part of town for a bucolic ride coupled with a final climb up to the Puerto del Viento for a last view back toward Ronda. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before saying hasta luego to this fascinating land. Your Trek Travel host will meet you at the hotel at 12:00 AM to take your bike and say farewell before you depart to continue on your Spanish journey.

Today's Ride:

Ronda to Puerto del Viento Return
Approximately 17 mi | 27 km with 1,400 ft | 427 m of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Hotel Maestranza

Ronda, Spain

Explorer Accommodation | Ronda, steeped in Moorish and Spanish history, dramatically spans both sides of the El Tajo gorge, linked by an 18th-century bridge. Hotel Maestranza boasts an ideal location a short stroll from the iconic bridge, amid a wealth of bars and restaurants. The hotel's 70 spacious rooms offer modern amenities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and minibars. Guests relish the convenience of elegant lounges, a delightful in-house restaurant, and a cozy coffee shop. With a pedestrian shopping street and numerous historical attractions nearby, Hotel Maestranza is the perfect choice for travelers seeking comfort and accessibility in Ronda.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel self-guided bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More experiences. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc Gen 2

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. Our trips feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the Domane SL 7. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Four nights of accommodation at one handpicked hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily lunch and dinner recommendations
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin GPS computer, a flat pack containing one tube, two tire levers, CO2 cartridge with inflator, and a patch kit (the flat pack is only large enough for these items so if additional gear is needed, please plan to bring your own bar bag or small backpack for daily rides)
  • A mini frame pump, front and rear lights
  • Bontrager helmet (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • Bontrager saddle (we suggest you bring your own for the most comfortable fit)
  • Shimano clipless pedals or flat pedals (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • A bike lock, all necessary chargers and a floor pump
  • Bike fit on the first day to help you find your optimal riding position
  • Ride With GPS Experience on your phone to get all the information you need on your self-guided adventure

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Garmin GPS computer with mount
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, or flat pedals (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • Bontrager helmet (optional if you do not bring your own)
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Each bike is equipped with a flat pack containing one tube, two tire levers, CO2 cartridge with inflator, and a patch kit (the flat pack is only large enough for these items so if additional gear is needed, please plan to bring your own bar bag or small backpack for daily rides)
  • A mini frame pump
  • A bike lock, all necessary chargers, and a floor pump
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your Trek Travel host will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

For self-guided trips you are welcome to thank your host with a gratuity based on your level of service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip meeting/departing locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • While we provide daily breakfast, the other meals are not included. On self-guided trips, Trek Travel provides restaurant recommendations and invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
56 kilometers / 35 miles
TOTAL MILES:
278 kilometers / 173 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,215 meters / 3,980 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
6,050 meters / 19,900 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain is varied with some mountainous areas and occasional steep climbs. Flat roads are rare and hills are frequent and dramatic: some days they are short, while others include sustained climbing. Grades average 7% with some steeper sections. Andalucia is best suited for our Type 3 riders and Type 4 riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
There are a variety of non-riding options on this trip for riders who want to take the afternoon off or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Except as specified in the itinerary, expenses and transportation to these activities are not included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Enjoy walking through historic Ronda and learn about the Roman and Moorish history
  • Take in a Flamenco show
  • Enjoy gourmet lunch and tapas
  • Enjoy the hotel spa and pool
  • Hike in the numerous trails in Ronda
  • Wine and olive oil tastings

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or Trek Travel's local experts to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today's Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Sevilla (SVQ)
MEETING TIME:
10:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Hotel Maestranza, Ronda

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Sevilla (SVQ)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:00 PM Noon
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Hotel Maestranza, Ronda

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.

We recommend that you fly into Sevilla (SVQ) and then take a taxi or the public bus outside the arrivals level to transfer to the center of Sevilla.

From Sevilla you need to take a taxi to the Hotel Maestranza in Ronda, where you will meet your host. We suggest you contact our local driver ahead of time to arrange the transfer. Our Trip Consultant can provide you with our recommended local contact information. The trip takes approximately two hours and costs €220. Payment by credit card is accepted except American Express.

Your Trek Travel host will meet you in the lobby of Hotel Maestranza (Calle Virgen de la Paz 26, 29400 Ronda, Spain) at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Depending on the number of guests booked for your departure date, it is possible we will ask you to shift your meeting time by approximately 30 minutes. Please have your riding gear readily accessible to avoid having to unpack your luggage. After a trip overview, you may change into your cycling gear where you will then be fitted to your Trek bike ensuring you will be comfortable for the week. Following a safety talk and a review of the details of the route, saddle up to begin the day's ride back to Ronda.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your host. You will receive an email a week before the trip starts with their name and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call your hotel, Hotel Maestranza (+34 952 187 072) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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Leaving

Your Trek Travel host will meet you at the Hotel Maestranza at 12:00 PM Noon to take your bike and equipment and say farewell before your departure.

We recommend that you fly out of Sevilla (SVQ).

If you wish to take a private shuttle to Sevilla or Málaga, we suggest you contact our local driver ahead of time to arrange the transfer. Our Trip Consultant can provide you with our recommended local contact information. Payment by credit card is accepted except American Express. The trip to Sevilla takes approximately two hours and costs €220. The trip to Málaga takes approximately one and half hours and costs €150. Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible traffic delays.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

The springtime brings pleasant temperatures in the daytime averaging 60F-66F (16C-19C) from May through June with possible daytime highs up to 75F (24C) and cool evening temperatures dropping after sunset by 15-20 degrees. Likewise, September to October see similar temperatures, averaging 66F-60F (19C-16C) as autumn sets in. Outside of the summer months, rain is always a possibility. Warm layers and rain gear for biking and also for evenings in town are always recommended. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before and After Your Trip: Sevilla, Spain

The capital of Andalucia is beautiful Sevilla, a thriving city full of historical significance and modern life. The grand Seville Cathedral and the exquisite Real Alcázar Palace are not to be missed. Visit the Museo del Baile Flamenco to learn the history of this gorgeous and popular music and dance. Enjoy an endless choice of tapas bars, making sure to hit the Santa Cruz and Alfalfa neighborhoods. Be sure to take a stroll along the top of the Parasol Metropol at sunset, a contemporary sculptural building within the old city where you can take in the views from above as well as seeing archaeological finds below. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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