Between Seville and Granada lies a region filled with pueblos blancos (white villages) including Zahara de la Sierra, Setenil de las Bodegas, Ronda and others. It’s a hilly, yet scenic region and in spring and fall, has ideal temperatures and a festive atmosphere. You’ll dine at fabulous restaurants, tour and taste at bodegas, enjoy Flamenco and get to know some locals that will offer a warm welcome. Bienvenido a Andalucia.

Straight Talk:

This region of Andalucia is moderately hilly and does not have as many secondary roads as in other countries we operate trips in; as in every trip we offer, we design our trips to minimize traffic and have you riding the most scenic roads with interesting villages along the way, staying in what we feel are the most atmospheric, welcoming hotels, in interesting cities and villages. Other than getting to the trip start, there is no shuttling necessary on this trip – we ride ‘door to door’ which always makes for a better trip!

Location

Zahara de la Sierra

Zahara de la Sierra, Spain

Day 1

Ronda

Ronda, Spain

Day 2+3

El Chorro

El Chorro, Spain

Day 4

Antequera or Loija

Antequera, Spain

Day 5 + 6

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

6 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Luggage transfers
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and map
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits

Particulars

EVENT DATES

Start any dates between February to November
Custom trips also available

TOTAL DAYS

7 days / 6 nights with up to 6 days of biking

ARRIVE / DEPART

Zahara de la Sierra / Antequera

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate 20-40+ miles daily You spend two nights in two locations, so you can take time off from cycling on some days

TERRAIN

Varied with some hills

COST

Classic Accommodation: US $2,450
Single Supplement: US $575

Luxe Accommodation: US $2,850
Single Supplement: US $750

Bike Rentals

Hybrid or Racing Bikes: US$280

E-Bikes: US$480

E-bikes are generally available but are on an ‘on request basis ‘ and will be confirmed on receipt of your booking registration. E-bikes provided are the best rentals available in the region. Our regular fleet of hybrid and race bikes are fun to ride and light and fast, but if having an e-bike will make your trip, we’ll do our best to provide. E-bike rentals are non-refundable.

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. If you have any questions before making your reservation, please contact us.

Getting there

You will want to stay in Seville at least one night before your trip begins and Granada at the trip finish. You can reach Zahara de la Sierra from Seville by bus (1h42, 3 times daily) to Puerto Serrano and then taxi to your first hotel. Plan to arrive by 2pm if you wish a warm-up ride on Day 1.

1

Day 1

Zahara de la Sierra

Arrive to Zahara de la Sierra, a beautiful town overlooking the El Gastor reservoir. If you have arrived early afternoon, take a warm-up ride around the valley before dinner at your hotel. Stay at the delightful Hotel Al Lago.

Ride Distance: 28km; 625m or 60km; 800m. 

2

Day 2

Zahara de la Sierra to Ronda

Our ride  boasts views of the Sierra de Grazalema mountain range  (the longer option visits charming Grazalema) and an invigorating climb reaches Ronda via the El Tajo Gorge. Stroll through the atmospheric town of Ronda before dinner at a favourite restaurant in the historic center.

Ride Distance: 34km; 780m or 50km; 1520m

3

Day 3

Ronda loop

Today you’ll discover more of the white villages that dot the countryside around Ronda. Setenil de las Bodegas is perhaps the most charming of the pueblos blancos, built into the cliffs above the rio Trejo. There is also an option to ride south to the village of Juzcar, uniquely painted blue. For wine aficionados, tour (and taste) at the bodega of Descalzos Viejos, a wine estate started in the 1500’s.

Ride Distance: 45km; 950m Add-on loop: 46km; 1150m 

4

Day 4

Ronda to El Chorro

Depart Ronda east along a road through the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. Swoop downhill to the village of El Burgo and then to the renowned town of El Chorro, a climbing and hiking mecca. Take a walk along the famous Caminito del Rey through a dramatic gorge. You’ll stay tonight at the atmospheric hotel La Garganta, with swimming pool and excellent restaurant.

Ride Distance: 60km; 965m 

5

Day 5

El Chorro to Antequera

If you haven’t already explored Caminito del Rey, you’ll want to see the walkway pinned along the steep walls of the narrow gorge in town before departing.  Ride east from El Chorro with an invigorating climb to start the day. Stop for morning coffee in Valle de Abdaljis, a mecca for paragliding, climbing and boasting rich archeological finds. This region is known for olive oil production and you’ll ride on quiet roads through wonderful scenery. Arrive to Antequera and it’s fascinating dolmen, vast nature preserve of Torcal de Antequera and the centuries-old Alcazaba Moorish fortress. It’s a hidden jewel of Andalucia with pretty plazas and atmospheric streets (the open-air market is on Tuesdays) and over 100 restaurants to choose from!

Ride Distance (Classic): 32km; 750m or 43; 950m 

6

Day 6

Antequera loop

You’ll have two options today: The easier loop reaches pretty village of Archidona, at the foot of Pico del Conjuro mountain. You can ride up to the castle above town that has a fascinating history and then enjoy lunch in the main plaza at an atmospheric restaurant. For those that want to climb some, another option takes you to the ‘pueblo blanco‘ village of Villanueva de la Concepcion. Either way, you’ll want to spend some time back in Antequera at the fortress and seeing the many sights of the city in the afternoon and then enjoy some pool time at the hotel before another exquisite dinner.

Ride Distance: 50km; 615m or 47km; 1120m

7

Day 7

Depart Antequera by train and reach Granada in 49 minutes.

Classic

Hotel Al Lago, Zahara

This charming hotel is family-run by chef Stefan Crites and his wife Mona, originally a textile designer from New York. The rooms are wonderfully decorated and the restaurant is renowned in the region.


Alavera de Los Banos, Ronda

“Stunning views, intimate interiors, and a calm ambience just below Ronda old town. Vibrant decor and rustic character in true Spanish style. Small library, lovely garden, and pool with wonderful views. Indulgent breakfasts. Ideal for completely unwinding. ” (THG)


La Garganta, El Chorro

Formerly a flour factory, this charming hotel boasts views over the Gaitanes Gorge and is steps from the famous Caminito del Rey. Enjoy the swimming pool after your arrival and then delight in the restaurant with stunning views.


Hotel Finca Eslava, Antequera

Set in an 18th-century farmhouse, this 4-star hotel has elegant rooms and antique-style furnishings. There is a swimming pool and gardens and excellent restaurant.


Luxe

Hotel Al Lago, Zahara

This charming gem of a hotel is family-run by chef Stefan Crites and his wife Mona, originally a textile designer from New York. The rooms are wonderfully decorated and the restaurant is renowned in the region.


Catalonia Reina Victoria, Ronda

Originally built in 1906, now with sleek contemporary air-conditioned rooms, this hotel overlooks spectacular Tajo Gorge with outdoor pool, extensive gardens, and brilliant restaurant serving Andalusian and Mediterranean cusine.


La Garganta, El Chorro

Formerly a flour factory, this charming hotel boasts views over the Gaitanes Gorge and is steps from the famous Caminito del Rey. Enjoy the swimming pool after your arrival and then delight in the restaurant with stunning views.


Parador Antequera

This contemporary 4-star hotel has large guest rooms, a large outdoor pool and elegant restaurant and lush gardens in a peaceful setting. It is close to the 14th century Alcazaba de Antequera and walking distance to historic Antequera.


Trip starting at
USD $2,450