White Village Spa Wellness E-Bike Tour

LUXURY SPA & WELLNESS

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Two luxury spa hotels; half hour massage in each and spa entry every day of your stay
  • Tranquil countryside, scenic cycling and walking routes
  • Setenil de las Bodegas – village of the cavehouses
  • Cueva del Gato – waterfall and crystal clear water pool
  • Zahara lake and village

Spa Wellness e-bike Tour DETAILS:

Exercise your body and indulge your senses with a luxurious week in the beautiful countryside of Andalucia. Stay in luxurious 4**** spa hotels with excellent facilities; relax with soothing treatments and massages and spend your days cycling on our e-bikes and walking through the very best mountain scenery that Spain has to offer. This luxury Spa Wellness e-bike tour is a self guided holiday sure to invigorate and refresh you.

You will stay in three different locations, beginning in the historic town of Ronda, then moving on for further nights in the white villages of Grazalema and a rural cortijo overlooking the beautiful blue Zahara lake.

You will explore local villages and unspoilt countryside on self-guided e-bike rides and walks and enjoy delicious local food and drinks, including a seasonal lunch at an acclaimed local restaurant in a restored water mill, the Molino del Santo.

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ITINERARY:

Check into to the 4**** Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa for your first 4 nights of comfort and relaxation. Visit the spa or take a dip in the pool before heading out to explore the town. Ronda is a beautiful and historic town with varied architectural features from its Roman, Moorish, Jewish and Spanish past, interesting sights and a wealth of restaurants and bars in which you can enjoy traditional Andalucian and Moorish cuisine. The famous “Puente Nuevo” bridge spans a 120m deep gorge separating the old and new parts of the town.

Briefing and bike set up will take place on your first evening to get you ready for your Spa Wellness e-bike tour

29km – 250m ascent

To start your Spa Wellness e-bike tour we have an easy-moderate ride on off-road tracks through open countryside, past olive groves and vineyards, ending with a descent into the white village of Setenil de las Bodegas. Here you will see cavehouses built into the limestone valley walls and still used today as homes, cafes and bars. Minibus return to Ronda or you can cycle back to Ronda on a different route, adding 25km to your days’ cycling. Entry to spa and pools on your return to the hotel included in your holiday package.

13km – 175m ascent

A moderate walk which takes in the valley below Ronda’s gorge before heading out into open countryside. You follow the Guadiaro river valley, passing the Cueva del Gato, a local beauty spot and bathing area with a waterfall which flows all year round. You finish at the acclaimed Molino del Santo hotel restaurant, multiple winner of TripAdvisors’ award for “best in Andalucia for service”. It is located in an old water mill which has been sensitively restored by the owners in traditional Andalucian style. Here you enjoy a delicious, seasonal 3-course meal. During most of the year, this can be taken on the terrace which overlooks the tumbling river that used to power the old mill. Entry to spa and pools on your return to the hotel included in your holiday package.

Relax in the spa today, enjoying a complimentary half hour massage and maybe selecting additional items from the extensive list of relaxation and invigoration treatments available. Or take time to further explore Ronda’s old town, narrow streets, bars and sights.

30km – 600m ascent

A moderate level ride on quiet roads through beautiful countryside and mountain scenery to the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. This is a 52,000 hectare area of unspoilt countryside which was declared a Unesco Biosphere reserve in 1977 and is one of Spain’s most ecologically outstanding areas. Grazalema itself sits on a high mountain peak and is a particularly charming white village. It is nestled beneath the mountains, with typical terracotta-roofed, white-painted houses, a village square and fabulous views across the valley. Your hotel, the Hotel Puerta de la Villa is located close to the main village square and within a few minutes walk of the villages restaurants and bars. It is also less than 5 minutes walk from the Grazalema Wellness Spa which is an optional visit after your ride. Alternatively, simply relax in your hotel, enjoy the small outdoor plunge pool and terrace and the fabulous views.

28km – 695m ascent

A moderate ride out of Grazalema and up over the stunning Las Palomas Pass to the white village of Zahara. It is a climb up to the pass but you can take it at you own pace and the views from the top are stunning; you can see for miles to the west, back towards Ronda, and east over the stunning blue lake below Zahara village. Stop for refreshments in Zahara before cycling the final section along the undulating road which follows the lakeside. Your hotel for the final two nights of the Spa Wellness e-bike tour is the luxurious Cortijo Salinas Spa Hotel, situated on the hillside overlooking Zahara’s beautiful blue lake. N.B. An alternative easy ride option is available which misses out the visit to Zahara village and heads straight down from Grazalema village to the lakeside and then a short way up to the hotel.

Your final day of our Spa Wellness e-bike tour is free for you to relax at the hotel and spa, including one complimentary half hour massage. Take a final opportunity to enjoy the calm and tranquillity of Andalucia’s rural countryside.

Collection from your cortijo hotel and return to Ronda to continue on your travels or to head to the airport. N.B. Airport transfers at the start and end of your holiday available on request.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation in 4**** hotels on B&B basis
  • 2 x dinner (in rural cortijo hotel. On you nights in Ronda and Grazalema, explore the towns’ many restaurants and bars)
  • 1 lunch at the Molino del Santo restaurant (Menu of the Month)
  • 1 half hour massage in each of the two spa hotels, plus entry to the spa each day of your stay there (other treatments can be booked for you in advance)
  • Route maps & Garmin cycling GPS with preloaded route for each day of your Spa Wellness e-bike tour
  • Luggage transfers
  • Quality e-bike, incl. helmet and water bottle
  • Optional seat-post rear bag and/or handlebar bag for your daily needs (we recommend travelling light)
  • We operate locally to Ronda so support is always close at hand if needed

WILL I BE FIT ENOUGH?

This self-guided spa wellness e-bike tour is designed for people looking for a relaxing, energising holiday mixing easy-moderate outdoor activity with indulgent spa treatments.

The region is mountainous, so on the cycling days you will have a couple of hills to climb but none of them are too steep and using e-bikes makes the ride accessible to all levels of rider.  Anyone who is reasonably fit and happy to be on a bike or walking for 3+ hours a day will enjoy this tour.

Just remember that in summer, higher temperatures can make cycling or walking seem harder so we suggest starting soon after 9am and aiming to finish before 2pm.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Double or twin room with en suite facilities in all locations of the Spa Wellness e-bike tour.

Ronda – 4**** Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa. Clifftop hotel with extensive garden area, outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace gym and spa with hydrotherapy pool, Turkish bath and hydromassage showers.

Grazalema – 4**** Hotel Puerta de la Villa. Village centre hotel with valley views, plunge pool and terrace. Walking distance to Spa Wellness Grazalema.

Montecorto – 4**** Cortijo Salinas Hotel Spa Restaurant. Rural luxury cortijo surrounded by natural beauty – an ideal peaceful retreat. Hotel spa with pool Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, ice fountain, two-sensations shower, caldarium and a relaxing area.

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PRICE AND FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Duration* 8 days, 7 nights, 3 cycling days, 1 walking day
  • Distance – 100 km total, 29 km daily avg, max 30 km, min 13 km
  • Grading – Easy/Moderate
  • Availability  all year round. Flexible start dates – choose any day of the week to suit you. Avoid Easter due to inflated accommodation costs


€1210 per person based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room**

* Tour duration can be extended by adding rest days along the tour; let us know your preferences when you enquire.

** Solo traveller and single occupancy prices available upon request.

Fantastic week of cycling. Some of the best cycling we have done (up there with rides in the Alps and the Dolomites), and Heather and Wayne are excellent guides that made it such a wonderful experience. The scenery is lovely, the roads great quality and amazingly quiet, and the bikes perfectly maintained. Heather and Wayne are great in communicating about the various activities, flexible in adapting rides to our skills and fitness, supportive in offering us advice during the rides and explaining ways to navigate the terrain (especially on the mountain bike rides), and a pleasure to talk to as we rode long and at the rest stop at the end. We want to come back and cycle with them again in the future.
Leisure cycling holiday. We had a fantastic week-long holiday organised by Hike & Bike. The accomodation was really comfortable and relaxed, and definitely felt like a home-from-home. Most of our evening meals were provided by Heather, and these were exceptional - cannot speak highly enough of their hospitality.We had requested a leisure cycling break, not a challenge, and Wayne came up trumps with 5 days of self-guided routes which took in a mixture of road and fairly easy off-road rides, without too many tough climbs. They have put a lot of thought and planning into all of the routes, and they are easy to follow, with breathtaking scenery and some fabulous riding. We have cycled many miles in our time, but we can honestly say that this was some of the best riding we've done, and there's not a day we'd have changed.The whole holiday had been planned meticulously, and Heather and Wayne worked very hard to make sure that we got what we wanted from our break. When we go on holiday, we rarely visit the same place twice. But with Hike & Bike, we may make an exception!
Wonderful self-guided bike tour! We booked a 4 day self-guided bike tour with Hike and Bike Holidays. Wayne and Heather have created some great well researched bike tours. Our itinerary had to be changed up at the last minute due to heavy rains and washed out trail. The alternate trail may have been the best part of our ride! we got to ride miles of the Via Verde path and Caminos! being able to ride for so far on maintained trail is wonderful! Our tour included accommodation every location that was ideal. we enjoyed every part of our trip and recommend booking with Hike and Bike.