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White Villages Self Guided Tour

This sporting tour through Andalucia is suitable for the avid cyclist, sportive riders and keen road bike riders. Expect to ride 50-100km per day on this point-to-point tour.

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Andalucia —Zahara > Alora
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Point to point
  • Groups up to 20
  • Features
    • Ensuite rooms


Fantastic road cycling in the heart of southern Spain, through beautiful white villages with picturesque and dramatic scenery. Riding on quiet country lanes your week long point-to-point sporting tour takes you on a journey of discovery through the Andalucian countryside by rivers, lakes, cork forests, olive groves, over mountain passes and to many beautiful white villages that are synonymous with Andalucia.

Your point-to-point sporting tour starts in Zahara a traditional white village ‘Pueblo Blanco’ which is topped by the ruins of a Moorish castle. The dramatic landscape surrounding Zahara makes for some great riding with breathtaking views, it seems, at every turn. Zahara is one of the ‘must see’ white villages in this area.

Next you ride onto one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of Spain, Ronda. Situated on an impressive plateau and surrounded by mountains Ronda is famous for its spectacular gorge ‘El Tajo’ the cliffs are spanned by a bridge, a popular place for travellers to admire the breathtaking views.

Finally you end your tour in Alora, a typical ‘Pueblo Blanco’ (White Village) which is topped by the ruins of a magnificent castle. Alora is the perfect setting to end your trip with the Ardales Lakes, the amazing El Chorro Gorge and the El Torcal Natural Park all within easy riding distance.

Amongst the many highlights of the trip are; the El Chorro Gorge, the Lakes at Ardales, El Torcal Natural Park, the beautiful Moorish castle at Zahara and last but by no means least the stunning Gorge, which splits Ronda in two.

Detailed Route Cards and Maps

We take pride in our cycling route cards, checking and update them regularly. We also provide a map (usually 1:50,000). Our route cards are your guide, providing much more information than the basic directions. Just as a guide would tell you about the places you pass, our route cards include information on historic villages, places of interest and monuments along the way. If it’s worth making a short detour to a fantastic viewpoint, we point this out too. We even suggest cafés and restaurants where you can stop for lunch.

What to bring

Wearing a helmet while cycling in Spain is mandatory, we recommend that you bring your own or we can supply you with a helmet. It’s important to be comfortable when cycling so we recommend wearing thin layers of clothing. Fast drying and hardwearing synthetic fabrics are ideal as a base layer as these allow your skin to breathe and wick the moisture away from your skin. In my opinion cycling shorts are a must, if you are not comfortable on the saddle you will be less likely to want to ride.

Your luggage transported

We want you to enjoy your self guided sporting tour in Andalucia to the full so, for your comfort, we arrange the transportation of your luggage from one hotel to the next. All we ask is that you leave your suitcases in reception on transfer days, and a member of the Andalucian Cycling Experience team will ensure that they are waiting for you at your next hotel. All you need to carry with you are drinks, a camera, some cash and sun cream.


Prices start from

  • €825/Person (B&B Basis)
  • €80/Person (Optional Airport Transfer)
  • €200/Person (Optional Single Occupancy)
  • €135/Bike (Optional Road Bike Hire)


Day 1: Arrival

Fly to Malaga Airport. Time to check the bikes over and perhaps a short spin (depending on your flight times) to make sure the bikes are all good to go. Followed by an opportunity to relax and unwind by the pool before the real riding begins.

Day 2: Zahara

  • Option 1 Distance 45km Total Climbing 950m
  • Option 2 Distance 50km Total Climbing 1000m
  • Option 3 Distance 75km Total Climbing 1750m

Zahara is one of, if not, the most picturesque ‘pueblo blanco’ (white village) in this area. It makes a great base to test yourselves in the mountains with numerous awesome climbs which of course are always followed by exhilarating descents. You return to Zahara for a second night.

Day 3: Grazalema

  • Option 1 Distance 60km Total Climbing 1000m
  • Option 2 Distance 80km Total Climbing 1700m
  • Option 3 Distance 110km Total Climbing 2100m

Back on the bikes and a trip through the Sierra de Grazalema to the historic city of Ronda. The cycling is simply stunning, quiet roads, fabulous climbs and exhilarating descents, you pass through several white villages before arriving in Ronda, famous for its spectacular gorge, is steeped in history. Ronda also boasts the oldest and biggest bull ring in Spain.

Day 4: Ronda

  • Option 1 Distance 45km Total Climbing 985m
  • Option 2 Distance 60km Total Climbing 920m
  • Option 3 Distance 101km Total Climbing 1650m

In total you’ll spend 3 nights in Ronda giving you plenty of opportunity to explore this historic cliff top city, it’s cobbled back streets, numerous tapas bars and excellent restaurants. Must do things in Ronda are a visit to the House of the Moorish Kings from within which you can walk down inside the cliff to the bottom of the gorge. A walk along the Ramparts of Xijara, which the Arabs built to fortify the town; three of the ramparts can still be viewed today. Tour of the Arabic baths and of course the bullring. Todays highlight is a ride down to the Costa del Sol a swim in the Mediterranean before riding back to Ronda.

Day 5: Cueva de Gatos

  • Option 1 Distance 58km Total Climbing 1220m
  • Option 2 Distance 77km Total Climbing 1850m

Today you’ll explore the Genal valley, passing the Cueva de Gatos the largest subterranean cave system in southern Europe and the Cueva de Piletas with its pre-historic drawings. The terrain is far more rugged and mountainous with plenty of long climbs and fast descents. Alternatively you could take a day out of the saddle for a spot of rest and relaxation.

Day 6: Alora

  • Distance 80km Total Climbing 1700m

Finally you end your tour with a two night stay in Alora but not before a breathtaking ride through the Sierra de Nieves. Quite simply some of the best riding and breathtaking scenery in Andalucia.

Day 7: Ardales Natural Park

  • Option 1 Distance 40km Total Climbing 950m
  • Option 2 Distance 55km Total Climbing 1210m
  • Option 3 Distance 95km Total Climbing 2160m

The last day of your point-to-point sporting tour takes you through the beautiful Ardales Natural Park, an area that is known as the ‘Spanish lake district’, to the stunning El Chorro Gorge and the lakes at Ardales before riding through the El Torcal Natural Park where you see some of the most breathtaking views in the whole of Andalucia

Day 8: Departure

Time to pack your bags before we collect you for your flights home.


Hotel B&B


This sporting tour through Andalucia is suitable for the avid cyclist, sportive rider and keen road bike rider. Expect to ride 50-160km per day on this point-to-point tour.

On most days we will provide you with 3 choices of rides making this trip perfect for groups of mixed abilities and also allowing you to customise your tour depending on your energy levels each morning.