What to expect
Ride between Andalucia’s white villages (pueblos blancos), which are hidden amongst the peaks and valleys of the Ronda and Grazalema Mountains. Andalucia’s captivating towns and cities are packed with culture, from Ronda's Plaza de Toros (bullring), to Jerez’s dancing horses. This gentle route descends from a landscape of rocky caves and soaring vultures, with plenty of places to stop off en route for authentic tapas and wine tasting. The twisting streets and hilltop churches of Spanish towns are idyllic places to explore, with Villamartín’s historic landmarks and the cliff-enclosed restaurants of Setenil de las Bodegas amongst the highlights.
At a glance
- White-washed villages, ancient churches and cobbled streets
- Dancing horses, ancient cities, authentic tapas and excellent wine
- Rocky mountains, caves and soaring vultures
- Leisurely cycling with spectacular scenery
Arrive in Ronda
Make your way to the city of Ronda, home to the oldest bull-ring in Spain. Take in the spectacular views from the bridge over Ronda’s famous gorge and stroll around the old quarter or visit the 13th century Arab baths, before enjoying some authentic local tapas at one of the town's many bars and restaurants.
Round trip from Ronda
10/22 miles (16/35 km)
Cycle to Cueva de Gato (cave of the cat), a beautiful spot to have a picnic or take a dip in the clear pool here. Continue to the train station at the small village of Benaoján and have a drink in the bar before taking the train back to Ronda. Alternatively, extend your cycling and ride back to Ronda.
Ronda - Olvera
22 miles (35 km)
Cycle northwards to the white-washed town of Setenil de las Bodegas, a focal point of the Cádiz mountains' white villages route. Explore the village’s intimate corners and tapas bars before following the Trejo River to the typical church and 12th century castle at the olive-producing village of Olvera.
Olvera - Puerto Serrano
25 miles (40 km)
Leave Olvera for a 36km ride along the car-free Vías Verdes re-conditioned railway line, passing the Peñon de Zaframagón nature reserve, home to Andalucia’s largest colonies of vultures. Follow the Guadalete River as far as the village of Puerto Serrano and stay overnight in a rural lodge.
Puerto Serrano - Arcos de la Frontera
26 miles (42 km)
Ride along quiet country roads through fields of sunflowers, cotton and grapes and past the Dolmen of Arberite, a type of megalithic tomb dating back to 4500 BC. Get ready for a moderate climb to Arcos de la Frontera, a typical town with cobbled streets leading up to a 15th century clifftop castle, which sits high above the River Guadalete, and admire the staggering views.
Arcos - Jerez
25 miles (40 km)
Today you will cycle through typical and beautiful landscape and pass through the small village of Junta de los Rios, following a quiet country road until you reach the small and lively village of La Barca de la Florida, where you can stop and enjoy the local cuisine. Continue cycling to the beautiful town of Jerez, enjoy a drink at one of the many sherry bodegas and take the opportunity to visit the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art and see the training of the Andalusian horses (visits 10am-2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, except for Fridays in August and Bank Holidays).
Check out after breakfast and make your way home or extend your stay in Andalucia.
2* & 3* Hotels & one rural lodge
We use a pool of hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.
Upgrades to Paradores 4* Ronda & 3* Arcos: price subject to request and availability.
- 2* & 3* Hotels & one night in a rural lodge
- Breakfast included
- Secure bike storage
- Luggage transfers included
Dates & Prices
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- 6 nights accommodation: 2* & 3* Hotels & one rural lodge.
- Board basis: Bed and breakfast
- Hybrid bike hire
- Luggage transportation
- Maps and route information
- Flights and transfers
- Cycle helmets
Solo travellers - please enquire
Bike Hire & Extras
Bike hire Included
Hybrid bike hire included. Pannier, light, map-holder, repair kit, spare inner tube, and lock all included at no extra cost with the bike.
*Extra nights available on request - please enquire.
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Andalusia was my third Freedom Treks Bike adventure and it was amazing! Freedom Treks seem to source out the best local suppliers and make the introduction to each region seamless. The only difficulty I had was deciding which trip to choose. Thank you.Cynthia Schultz, June 2017
The ride takes you through a beautiful part of Spain on quiet roads and secluded trails.Mike Jeffreys, June 2017