Guided From
€1124
  • Roman archaeological site of Acinipo
  • cork forests of Alcornocales Natural Park
  • Cape Trafalgar: site of the famous sea battle
8 Days
7 Nights
310 Total kms
51.666666666667 km/day (avg)
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A trip to the southernmost tip of Europe. Dazzling white villages with an intense blue sky, olive groves, beautiful local architecture and narrow winding streets which speak of their Arab past, a benevolent climate, long and unspoilt beaches, tapas, friendly and hospitable people - just what you need for that perfect cycling holiday where the exhilaration of riding through the open mountain and coastal scenery combines with the pleasure of discovery around every bend.

Tour Route

Day
1
Málaga Airport
to
Ronda

Pick up from arrival point and transfer to hotel in Ronda. After arriving at our first hotel we will have the chance to explore this beautiful town split into two by the most incredible ravine. Whitewashed houses, where the labyrinth of streets betrays Ronda's Arab past. The elegant bullring and the fine town walls.
Day
2
Ronda

Today's ride visits the beautiful mountains of Málaga between Ronda and the Costa del Sol. The green scenery is dotted with picturesque white villages, and it is usually possible to look down the coast to Gibraltar and the continent of Africa across the Straits. One of the villages is not white but blue! Discover why on this beautiful ride. Spend the rest of the day discovering Ronda.
45km
Day
3
Ronda
to
Grazalema

From Ronda ride to the incredible village of Setenil de las Bodegas, where the houses are built into the cliff face. Visit the Roman archaeological site of Acinipo. A landscape of olive groves where the characteristic black pigs are allowed to graze in the open. Then on to the beautiful limestone mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema with immense forests of cork trees and vultures soaring overhead. The hotel is in the open countryside, close to the village of Grazalema, which nestles under the high peaks.
61km
Day
4
Grazalema
to
Arcos de la Frontera

Leaving our hotel, we head towards Grazalema. Here we can take the opportunity to wander round the enchanting streets and enjoy the marvellous surroundings of the village. Some might like to take the opportuunity to do the spectacular ride up the Puerto de las Palomas. We then have a tremendous long descent which leads us to a landxcape of cotton fields, bull ranches and viineyards. Final destination is Arcos de la Frontera, one of the most famous of the white villages, perched high on a hill and dominated by its castle.
71km
Day
5
Arcos de la Frontera
to
Medina Sidonia

After leaving Arcos de la Frontera, we head southwards towards the Parque Natural de los Alcornocales, one of the largest cork forests in Europe. On reaching the park, we turn southwards towards the Atlantic coast. The route follows the shore of the Guadalcacín reservoir with immense bull ranches. Tonight's stop is in the charming village of Medina Sidonia, an old Arab fortress town and previously a Roman city, not far from the Atlantic Coast.
47km
Day
6
Medina Sidonia
to
Vejer de la Frontera

Leaving Medina Sidonia, we head down towards the coast. After crossing the flat lands of La Janda, where it is often possible to see fighting bulls grazing, we finally reach the hilltop village of Vejer de la Frontera. We should spend time exploring this enchanting village. The chaotic street plan of Vejer, and indeed of most of the villages that we see en route, is evidence of the Arab past of Spain.
36km
Day
7
Vejer de la Frontera
to
Tarifa

After leaving Vejer de la Frontera, we descend towards the coast and follow the beach round to Cape Trafalgar, site of the famous sea battle. We pass the fishing villages of Barbate and Zahara de los Atunes, famous for the almadraba -- their own peculiar method of fishing for tuna fish. We cycle southwards along the coast, and the mountains of Morocco slowly become visible. Final destination is Tarifa and the Strait of Gibraltar, where Europe greets Africa and the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic.
50km
Day
8
Tarifa
to
Málaga

After breakfast we transfer by vehicle to Málaga. We depart from Tarifa at 9.30 (stopping briefly to look at Morocco across the Strait), arrive at Málaga Airport at 12.00 and then continue to Málaga centre. Tonight's accommodation is not part of the tour. Different transfer times may be available and are subject to a supplement. It is also possible to take a train from nearby Algeciras to Madrid. You may also like to leave the tour after breakfast in Tarifa and then go on to Seville, or maybe take a ferry to Morocco. Details on request.

FAQs

  • Comfortable fitted and fully-equipped bikes for your cycling pleasure. 

    You can either make arrangements to bring your own bicycles or hire Iberocycle's own models. Most airlines will carry bicycles for a small extra charge or even free. Cyclists who choose to hire will be provided with a comfortable quality bicycle to suit their particular measurements and preferences. We place great importance on getting the bikes right.

    Too many cyclists on trips with other companies have complained about past experiences where they have had to put up with uncomfortable saddles, the wrong sized bike etc. Measurements are requested on booking so the right bike is waiting for you on arrival.

    You are provided with hybrid-type tourist bicycles with conventional handlebars and with triple chain ring and easy-to-change gear ratios for comfortable and easy cycling. Road bikes are also available on request.We can provide tandems, which make for great cycling fun, and are also ideal for those with children.

    Ladies bike (Trek FX) Men's bike (Trek FX)
    Road bike (Cube carbon) Female road bike (Cube carbon)
    Tandem (a fun way to ride, and also ideal for helping smaller children - Dawes Duet)


    Hybrid bikes will carry a handlebar bag, useful for carrying money, documents, camera and lots of other useful items which may be needed close at hand. This bag is easily removed it from its click fastening and carried around with the shoulder strap. They are also equipped with a rear luggage rack and one or two panniers, or a rear rack bag to carry just what you need for each day's cycling. Road bikes carry a seat post bag if required.

    In addition, all cycles are equipped with pump, spare inner tube, water bottle, bike lock and basic toolkit. Extras such as lights or toe clips are available on request. Iberocycle provides cyclists with a fine bicycle in tip-top condition to make cycling an absolute pleasure.

    Childrens Bikes

    Children's bikes, and child seats are available on request.


     

  • We think cycle touring is the ideal way to travel in Europe and that is why we are very pleased to launch European Bike Adventures, as it allows us the opportunity to offer a whole new set of experiences to people we know will appreciate them.

    Accordingly we have taken our time in selecting the portfolio of cycle tours you find listed here.

    A selection of hand-picked bike trips in spectacular places throughout Europe that focus on fun with the same attention to detail and quality that hundreds of our very satisfied clients have been enjoying with Ibero Cycle Tours since 1999.

     

  • Guests are transported to and from arrival / departure points (these are specified in the route guides), unless otherwise stated in the tour descriptor.

    Luggage is transported by IberoCycle to the next hotel. Cyclists carry just what they need for that day.

    A back-up vehicle and IberoCycle staff member supports cycling stages.

    There are normally 10 - 20 cyclists on each trip. Cyclists choose whether they cycle alone or with other cyclists.

    Clients do not cycle with a cycling guide.

    Cyclists are free in the evenings to dine with other members of the group or to do their own thing. Our representative will organise a meal for those who wish to dine in company.

    Routes have soft options for those cyclists who do not wish to cycle the full stage. Thus the routes are suitable for all levels. Non-cyclists may also participate using our transfer service.

    Cyclists are provided with our own detailed Route Guide and maps for their chosen route.

    Fitter cyclists may extend stages at will.

  • Accommodation in double, twin or single room with en-suite bathroom
    Breakfast
    Transport to and from arrival / departure points
    Information Pack with Route Guide and maps
    Luggage transport between hotels

    Accompanying vehice and guide (note that the guide does not cycle with the group)

  • IberoCycle will pick up from arrival points in Málaga. This includes hotels, railway station, bus station and airport. The same is true at the end of the tour. You may find it more convenient to arrive directly in Ronda by bus or train. It is also possible to take a bus from Seville.

    Air - The closest airport is Málaga-Costa del Sol. Transfer from here to Ronda is around 1 hour 20 minutes. It is also possible to arrive at Seville Airport and take the bus to Ronda. You may find this map useful for planning itineraries by air. At the end of the tour, there is a transfer to Málaga Airport to arrive around 12.00. Gibraltar Airport is 44 km from Tarifa

    Train – Spanish cities are connected by train via the RENFE network. It is possible to arrive in Ronda, Málaga or Seville using this service. Ronda has a direct train to Madrid, and Seville has the high-speed AVE service.

    The tour ends in Tarifa, and from there you may like to take the train to Madrid from nearby Algeciras (21 km).

     

    Bus – Spain has good bus connections with ALSA. Some routes are run by local companies. Buses are economical and comfortable.

  • Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.

    Please contact us at info@iberocycle.com if you would like to personalise this tour.

  • Málaga

    Our usual arrival point t for this tour is Málaga. This is a pleasant city with a sizeable port and beaches and a population of over 500,000. It is an interesting place to spend a day or two.

    Please note that we transfer to Málaga on the final Saturday morning. It may be an idea to spend an extra night there and spend a relaxing day sightseeing, shopping, beaching etc. Sights include the Castle of Gibralfaro / Alcazaba (the old Moorish fortress which dominates the city), the port area, the historical centre with its shops and tapas bars, the Picasso Museum and also the house where he was born, the 16th century Renaissance cathedral, and the Roman theatre.

    A fun way of visiting Málaga is to take a city bike tour. We recommend Málága Bike Tours. These tours depart every day at 10 a.m. (book previously). Kay Farrell and her team will give you a fun insight into Málaga from a bike seat. You are free to then go back and visit the places in more depth.

    Please consult us to book extra nights in Málaga at the end of the tour.


    Granada / Seville / Cordoba

    Whether it is on this tour or another tour, you simply have to visit these cities. All three are delighful and have stunning examples of Moorish architecture such as the Alhambra in Granada, the Great Mosque of Cordoba, and the Alcázar Palace of Seville. Obviously hiring a car gives you a lot of flexibility to visit the cities, although you don't need it once you are there. You may prefer to use the excellent bus or train services.

    Granada is not really accessible by train from Málaga. Use the excellent ALSA bus service, which has departures both from the airport, and also Málaga Bus Station. It is probably advisable to pre-book tickets online.

    Córdoba and Seville are accessible from Málaga (María Zambrano Station). Some of the trains are the AVE high-speed train. This also links both cities to Madrid, which may be worth bearing in mind. The Spanish train servivce website RENFE will provide complete timetables and information.

    Morocco

    Africa lies just across the Straits of Gibraltar from Tarifa, so you may like to take this opportunity to visit by taking a ferry from Tarifa on the Saturday after the tour.

Prices


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Oct
04
Oct

Guided / per person
Standard White Villages Adult Double €1124
Adult Single €1411

Extras

Bike rental €104
Road bike rental €148
e-Bike rental €166

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