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Year-Round Cycling at our Villa Self-Catered

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.

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Andalucia —El Gastor
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Training camp
  • Groups up to 6
  • Features
    • BBQ facilities
    • Bike tools
    • Cooking facilities
    • Garden
    • Music system
    • Outdoor pool
    • Secure bike storage
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD

Service

Your winter training camp in Spain is the perfect way to get into shape for the cycling season. 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.

As a self guided training camp we will be at your disposal for route advice and maps. Organise your own rides to train exactly the way you want to!

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.

Optional Extras

  • Bike hire
  • Transfers
  • Guided days

Accommodation

The villa, which is located in Montecorto, has private gardens, sun terrace, swimming pool and sleeps up to six people. The villa has a fully equipped kitchen, lounge with TV and Hi-fi, bathroom, sun terrace, garden with BBQ area and a swimming pool.

The villa was once a farmhouse and has been lovingly renovated to provide the modern day comforts within a traditional rural Spanish dwelling. The villa is located on the edge of Montecorto and is surrounded by orchards of lemon and orange trees.

Minimum occupancy of 2 people, the villa is only available on a Saturday to Saturday basis.

Location

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.

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