Long weekend - 3 days riding - 2 white villages mountain bike tour of Andalucia
(Next tour / Spring 2020 / ask us for details )
Enjoy our 3 day tour (Long weekend) through the white villages and countryside of rural Andalucia
We ride at a leisurely pace with the emphasise on enjoying the spectacular countryside and rural hotels of Andalucia. From the "Via Verdes" of Cadiz to the charms of coastal Malaga. Each night staying at a different white village in a rural hotel with typical Spanish cuisine. Easy riding averaging around 40 Kms. off-road in the hills of southern Spain.
Photos from June 2019
Photos from May 2018
Day 0 Friday (or earlier if you wish)
Fly into Malaga for collection from Malaga airport and transfer to Fuengirola.
Maybe a warmup ride if time allows-
Stay overnight at Sierra MTB house or in a local hotel.
Day 1 - Saturday
Transfer to Montellano.It´s a few Kms to the Via Verde from here.
The Via verde is an old railway track built before the Spanish Civil war and never finished and now developed for mountain biking and walking. It passes through the mountains with over 30 tunnels (these illuminate automatically as you pass through!), 5 old stations and 6 spectacular viaducts for 34km. The route passes along the Guadalete River and through the unique Zaframagón Vulture Reserve where numerous vultures circle overhead.
The route finishes in the picturesque village of Olvera.
We are staying at a rural hotel in the town centre "Sierra y Cal".
In the evening it´s worth a stroll to the castle and cathedral then dinner at the hotel
Day 2 - Sunday
Ride straight from the Olvera hotel.
The route is about 50 Kms, half on dirt tracks half on quiet country lanes and finishes in the picturesque village of Zahara de la Sierras. There will be a lunch stop in the pretty village of Algodonales
We are staying just outside the town centre in a lovely hotel called "Los Tadeos".
In the evening it´s worth a stroll to the castle on the top of the village for a magnificent view over the lake.
We can then have a typical Spanish dinner in the hotel or in the village square.
Day 3 - Monday
10:00 Transfer to Ronda.
The route is a spectacular trip through the Ronda mountains from about 1200 metres above sea-level to Marbella at sea-level.
Lots of dirt track descending with a stop to visit the oldest tree in Spain - 1000 years old and 12 feet in width.
We then have a short coastal ride to San Pedro where we transfer back to Fuengirola with a wide selection of good restaurants and bars.
Possible to fly back if you book a flight after 20:00.
Day 4 - Tuesday (or stay longer if you want)
Cost and What's included.
Cost: 480 Euros per person per long weekend (4 days) + bike hire of 40 Euros per day if required.
Day 1 - Transfer from Fuengirola to Puerto Serrano for the start of the "Via Verde".
All luggage transfers each day.
Hotels in Olvera, Zahara and Fuengirola (2 nights) with breakfast.
Full guiding and bus support with driver(s).
Day 3 - Transfer from Zahara to Ronda.
Transfer from Istan to Fuengirola.
Extras: Lunches,evening meals and bike hire if required.
Extra days if required after WVT cost 90 Euros per night.
Review from June 2018
This was such fun. Blistering heat meant early starts most days, but with great riding and excellent company, who could complain ?
Day 1 was stunning wilderness (with a timely rescue by Alan and Mary in the van when the heat became too much for me).
Day 2 offered beautiful farmland and riverside, including a lovely swim stop, and ended at the best hotel pool in the world.
Day 3 was climbing and descending on loose and thrilling fire roads in unbelievably gorgeous mountain scenery.
And so it went on. Alan, Natalia and Clive were not only great guides but splendid company, as were Mary and Alexis who ferried us about and cooked breakfasts. Thanks to all for an amazing week.
Review from June 2019 (Trip Advisor)
We cycled with SierraMTB two years ago and went back for more at the end of June.
Three and a half days of cycling on a variety of routes through the White Villages, ending with a impressive and fast 1200m descent to the coast.
Excellent time, superbly well organised and guided and just a great time, despite it being v hot. Look forward to visiting again next year