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Year-Round Supported Cycling at our Farmhouse Hotel B&B

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Andalucia —El Gastor
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Training camp
  • Groups up to 16 in 8 bedrooms
  • Features
    • Bike tools
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Secure bike storage
    • Terrace


Whether you need to prepare yourself and train for the Etape de Tour, cyclo sportif events, criteriums or just looking to improve your fitness, your bike handling skills and get off to a flying start for the coming season Andalucia is a magnificent destination for your road cycling holiday, winter training camps and winter cycling holidays. The wonderful climate in Andalucia is excellent for year round biking.

Cycling on quiet country roads, with many challenging ascents and fast flowing descents we ride through many beautiful white villages (pueblos blancos) that are steeped in history and cultural richness.

Our fun, friendly, personal approach means that from the moment we pick you up from the airport to the minute we drop you off again you are able to relax, unwind, chill-out and simply enjoy the challenges, thrills and exhilarating riding that lies around every bend, at the bottom of every fast descent and the top of all the numerous climbs.

Whether you are male or female, young or old, novice or mega fit experienced rider you will have a great time cycling through the Grazalema Natural Park, Serrania de Ronda and Sierra de Nieves mountains in southern Spain.

Throughout the winter and spring in Andalucia, road traffic is minimal; the weather is bright and warm, with average daily temperatures between 16 and 25 degrees……just perfect for riding! Andalucia is the perfect destination to train for the Etape du Tour, cyclo-sportives and, come to think of it, any other cycling event. This area is frequently visited by the Vuelta de Andalucia and Vuelta de España, so if it’s good enough for the Pro’s then it’s good enough for us.

Pumping up the steep grade of the numerous climbs which include several Vuelta a Espana and Vuelta a Andalucia cols, your legs burn and your heart pounds, however, you keep the wheels turning to the summit to become the King or Queen of the mountains.

This is why you are here – to train, to lose a few unwanted pounds that you have gained over the winter months and to prepare yourself for the coming season. So, get off your turbo trainers, dust off the bikes, head for the Andalucian winter sun and get some real miles into your legs and some sunshine upon your face. This is what pre-season training is all about.

Sean Yates, Sports Director at Team Tinkoff-Saxo and ex Sports Director of Team Sky, brought the Catford CC Equipe Banks team over training with us in 2014 he said ‘Ashley and Claire have a great set up in Montecorto and the terrain is suited to riders of all levels from beginners to Pro riders. We have had a great week training in Montecorto and the boys are now ready for the season ahead’ Catford CC compete in the British Cycling Elite National Team League

For the tri-athletes amongst us, we have decided to concentrate on the cycling aspect of Triathlons, as this is the longest section of any triathlon event. We organise an open water swimming session in the nearby lake at Zahara during the week (we reccomend that you bring a wetsuit for this), alternatively, we can go to the 25 metre indoor swimming pool in Ronda. There are several running routes around Montecorto.


An idyllic rural hotel which has been converted from a traditional Spanish farmhouse or Cortijo. The Cortijo has 8 double bedrooms, all with central heating and private bathroom and terrace. The rooms are spacious, cozy and equipped with all the comforts necessary to make the traveler’s stay unforgettable. This option is on a bed and breakfast basis, evening meals are available from the hotel. Three course evening meals can be arranged at the Farmhouse for approximately 25 euro per adult, childrens menu starts from 6 euros, alternatively, we will be happy to advise on restaurants in Ronda and the surrounding villages.


Where is Montecorto?

Montecorto, which means low mountain, is situated 20km west from Ronda and is the most westerly village in the Malaga Province. Montecorto falls on the northern boundary of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.

Montecorto our Home

Claire and I moved to Montecorto in 2004, from Peterborough in the United Kingdom. We wanted to escape the ‘rat race’ and follow our dream of setting up a cycling holiday business and so the Andalucian Cycling Experience was launched. From this beautiful white village in the heart of Andalucia we now offer a full range of cycling holidays for riders of all ages and all abilities.

Modern Montecorto

Montecorto is a sleepy white village with an ageing population and 650 inhabitants, which swells to about 1200 during Ferias and Festivals. The main festivals are the Romeria (First weekend in May), San Juan (21st June), The Fiesta of the Virgen del Carmen (16th-19th July) and the Feria de Emigrantes (15th August).

The main source of work is in agriculture, construction and tourism. Many of the villagers have to travel to Ronda, the Costa del Sol or further afield in their search for work. This is still a very traditional village where the daily siesta, between 2pm and 5pm is still sacred. It is actually possible to hear a pin drop between these times. With an ageing population you can often see groups of old men sat playing cards or dominos outside one of the bars enjoying a ‘Manzanilla’ (white sherry) and a chat.