Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour

Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour

Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour

Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

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Highlights

Enjoy 7 days of cycling in Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park and the Andalusian countryside

Cycle the rolling Andalusian hills through serene pastoral landscapes, exploring the Pueblos Blancos along the way.

Experience fabulous routes surrounded by olive orchards, citrus trees, and enchanting forests.

Be charmed by the local ambience, warmth, and hospitality of typical Andalusian white-washed villages.

Explore the majestic Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park on two wheels and on foot.

On an unforgettable cycling adventure in Southern Spain, challenge yourself by pedalling the fabulous terrain of the Andalusian countryside and the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. The 7-day self-guided Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour invites you to explore a remarkable variety of landscapes by bike, with every day imparting a new immersive experience sure to satisfy your thirst for adventure.

The cycling route is challenging, but the rewards are endless. Arriving in the historic town of Ronda, you’ll experience the magic of your first pueblos blancos (white towns), with their beautiful, white-washed limestone walls and tiled roofs. Setting out on exciting daily rides, you’ll cruise through the Moorish villages that dot the Andalusian countryside, visiting pre-historic caves and Roman ruins. The Grazalema Mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop as you cycle around its central massif.

Trade your two wheels for hiking shoes on Day 5 when you seize the opportunity to explore the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park on foot, surrounded by rugged mountains that kiss the blue sky.

Enjoy comfortable stays in Ronda, Olvera, Zahara de la Sierra, Benaoján, and Benaocaz, at charming hotels that reflect the local atmosphere and charm. Work up an appetite during daily exhilarating rides, spending your evenings unwinding while enjoying superb local cuisine and wine.

If you have a combined passion for exploring exceptional natural landscapes and enjoying challenging cycling routes, you will love the Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour. If this sounds like your dream, then book the Sierra da Grazalema Cycling Tour today!

Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour

Day 1 Arrive

Your tour begins in the beautiful pueblo blanco of Ronda, a mountaintop village perched above a plunging gorge. The historic town is home to a spectacular stone bridge that splices the city, constructed in 1793.

Settle into your accommodations and set out on a little adventure to explore the picturesque town and its bounty of fascinating ancient sites.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ronda
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Cruise the Andalusian Countryside to Olvera

The excitement commences right away with an exhilarating ascent this morning by way of Arriate to Setenil de las Bodegas, which sits atop rugged cliffs and boasts superb views of the Guadalporcun River.

The route then guides you through Torre Alhaquime to the lovely village of Olvera, set among beautiful sprawling farmland and robust olive orchards.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Olvera
Distance
37km, 450m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Cycle to the Clifftop Village of Zahara de la Sierra

Pedalling tarmac roads through pastoral farmland, you’ll reach the town of Algodonales.

Continuing the route, you’ll reach the serene clifftop village of Zahara de la Sierra, another of the pueblo blancos, which overlooks a beautiful valley and is known as one of the most picturesque towns in all of Andalusia.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Zahara de la Sierra
Distance
48km, 700m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Cycle and Ancient Roman Rod to the Moorish town of Benaocaz

Today’s ride wastes no time and begins with a tough ascent to reach Grazalema, where you’ll then continue along sections of an ancient Roman road to Benaocaz.

In Benaocaz, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historical town center, with its fascinating Moorish roots and impressive church.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Benoacaz
Distance
39km, 875m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Cycle Villages, Mountains, and a Cork Oak Reserve

A descent into the town of Ubrique (the largest white town) kicks off your day with a thrill before you embark on a climb, crossing the largest cork oak reserve in Spain.

The next section of the route has you circling the central massif of the Grazalema Mountains—needless to say, the views during this section will take your breath away.

Arriving in the scenic green valley of the Guadario River, you’ll cruise a pleasant flat section as you make your way to the train station in Jimera de Líbar, where you’ll catch a short train to Benaojan.

Alternatively, you can cycle an additional 9.5 kilometres to your accommodations in Benaojan and skip the train ride.

There is also the option of exploring the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park on foot today for those interested in swapping wheels out for hiking shoes.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Benaojan
Distance
40km, 550m of ascent + 9.5km, 385m of ascent (if cycling to Benaojan)
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Cycle the Encinas Borrachas Pass to Ronda

Today, you’ll make your way back to Ronda, where your journey will come full circle.

Cycling the Encinas Borrachas pass (1000 metres/3280 feet), you’ll follow the road from Gaucín to Ronda, enjoying a quiet scenic route. The final section is a breezy descent into Ronda, where you’ll celebrate the completion of your epic cycling adventure in Southern Spain as you cross the spectacular Puente Nuevo bridge.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ronda
Distance
26km, 800m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Depart

Seven days of exhilarating riding later, your tour comes to an end this morning. Check-out of your accommodations and depart.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour in Spain is always run as a private tour for your group and the price per person depends on the number of people staying in one room, as well as the season.

Prices below are per person.

Departures from March 22nd to April 4th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €850EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €675EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €525EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR

Departures from April 18th to 24th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €850EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €675EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €525EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR

Departures from April 25th to May 7th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €850EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €695EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €475EUR

Departures from May 16th to 31st:

  • Price per solo traveller: €850EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €695EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €475EUR

Departures from June 1st to 15th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €850EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €675EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €525EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR

Departures from September 11th to 20th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €850EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €695EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €550EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €475EUR

Departures from September 21st to October 26th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €850EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €675EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €525EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR
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Accommodation on the Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour

This tour is based on 2-star hotels. The hotels offer comfortable private rooms with ensuite bathrooms and basic amenities. Rooms are double or triple occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel. Please refer to Dates and Prices, where the pricing includes all the supplements necessary.

Night 1

Hotel San Fransisco in Ronda

Located centrally in the lovely town of Ronda, this bike-friendly hotel is a stone throw away from several main sights in the town, like the Puente Neuvo and the historic church of Santa Maria La Mayor.

Hotel Mesón Fuente del Pino in Olvera

Guests will enjoy a scenic stay at this beautiful hotel, equipped with an outdoor swimming pool and a fantastic restaurant, serving regional specialties.

Hostal Los Tadeos in Zahara de la Sierra

This charming hotel offers guests panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and a refreshing outdoor swimming pool.

Hotel Molino del Santo in Benaojan

A lovely family-run hotel that proudly received the award for “best rural hotel in Spain,” home to a beautiful swimming pool and serene outdoor gardens.

Posada El Parral in Benaocaz

This small rural hotel is located in the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema, enveloped in stunning natural scenery. The hotel terrace offers amazing views, and guests can enjoy the swimming pool and patio.

Night 6

Hotel San Fransisco in Ronda

Located centrally in the lovely town of Ronda, this bike-friendly hotel is a stone throw away from several main sights in the town, like the Puente Neuvo and the historic church of Santa Maria La Mayor.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour?

Meals

6 breakfasts are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

All luggage transportation between accommodations are included on this tour according to the itinerary. Your bike rental and airport transfers are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Detailed route description and maps in English

Not included

  • Bike rental
  • International flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Personal equipment (GPS/side bags)

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental:
    • Hybrid bike: €125EUR
    • E-bike: €175EUR
    • Helmet rental: €25EUR per person
  • Airport Transfers
  • Activities and excursions
  • Additional nights before or after tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour

How hard is the Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour a 3 / 5. The route is challenging and contains steep, extended climbs of up to 750 metres. Cyclists should be experienced and used to cycling distances of 20 to 40 kilometres per day.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour?

6 breakfasts are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Ronda to start this tour?

Arrive at Málaga Airport (AGP). From the airport, you can take a train or shuttle bus to Málaga city center. From the city center, you can travel to Ronda by bus (Avanza or DAMAS bus service), which takes about 3 hours. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer in advance as a supplement or arrange your own private transfer from the airport.

Where does the Sierra de Grazalema Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Ronda. From Ronda, you can travel to the Málaga city center by bus (DAMAS or Avanza service), and from the city center, you can take a train or shuttle bus to Málaga Airport (AGP). Alternatively, you can book a private transfer in advance as a supplement or arrange your own private transfer to the airport.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes! You can rent a bike during the booking process.

What does the bike rental include?

Bike rental includes an e-bike, road bike, or hybrid bike, repair kit, pump, and lock. Requests to add a map holder, 1 front pannier, and 1 rear pannier can be made in advance at no extra cost. Helmets are available on request at an extra cost of 12 EUR.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes! You can bring your own bike (min 21 gears).

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain for this tour?

The best time to travel to Southern Spain is during spring and fall to avoid the scorching temperatures in the summer. This tour is available from March to June, September, and October.

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Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour a 3 / 5. The route is challenging and contains steep, extended climbs of up to 750 metres. Cyclists should be experienced and used to cycling distances of 20 to 40 kilometres per day.


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