Who are we?
E-Bike the Sierras is a local service inspired and run by British couple Heather Cooper and Wayne Pickering. The service operates solely in the sierras and provinces surrounding the historical town of Ronda in southern Andalucia, Spain. They also operate the successful and popular local business Hike + Bike the Sierras, arranging mountain biking, hiking and leisure cycling holidays and day trips. They have added e-bikes to the business to make the hills in the area less of a challenge and therefore offer opportunities to explore the area for people who might otherwise be daunted by the local terrain.
Wayne is a fully qualified British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leader. He loves being out on his bike, either showing others the local tracks and trails or simply exploring for new routes. He has unbeatable local knowledge of the unmarked trails around the Serrania de Ronda, Grazalema Natural Park, Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park and down to the Costa del Sol area.
Heather has a background in marketing and hospitality. She is British Cycling trained for mountain bike rides, assists Wayne on larger group rides and leads most of our walks. She coordinates most of the day trip and holiday activity “behind the scenes”.
What are we all about?
Our name was inspired by the “Sierras” or mountains which dominate the skyline in much of this part of southern Andalucia; the variety of mountain and valley landscapes offers huge potential for exploration by e-bike or on foot.
Whilst fitness and biking experience open up more challenging routes, we believe that neither ability nor age should stop visitors to this amazing area from enjoying the natural landscape on a bike; this is why we have now introduced an E-Bike element into our services.
WHY RIDE WITH US?
Unrivaled Local Knowledge & Support
We know and love this beautiful unspoilt part of Andalucia and have worked very hard since we arrived here in 2012. We still continue to explore paths, trails and hidden ways in an ongoing effort to provide the best local routes to our customers.
We create energising and lively days out and we understand that not everyone wants to climb Everest or cross the Sierra Nevada. We know that not everyone who rides a bike is Bradley Wiggins or Alberto Contador. We can give you a challenge if you want it but we are not about intense, high level training or boot camps.
The pleasure ultimately comes from breathing the freshest air, experiencing the countryside, enjoying a taste of Andalucian village life and returning home with a smile on your face, having seen a little of the “real Spain”.
We would love to welcome you to Ronda and help you experience the best the Serranias and surrounding countryside has to offer.