CLIMBING: 1726 M
El Chorro - Villaneuva de la Conception - Antequera - Las Lagunillas - El Chorro
A killer route with views to match, continuous mountain roads, of the type cycling front cover photos are made. Just keep pedalling, find a pace and a rhythm with the group. It will hurt but your eyes will thank you.
CAFE STOPS - villaneuva de la conception, a lonely mountain town and antequera, a large twon of the region.
CLIMBING: 1802 M
El Chorro - Teba - Campillos - Los Corralles - Siera de yeguas - Campillos - A7286 - El Chorro
Our most killer route. After every hard climb you are treated to sections of smooth and flowing roads with magnificent views. Three main climbs, with smooth tarmac and corners, to take at your own pace. Takes in all the unequivocal beauty of El Chorro’s National Park - turquoise lakes, caves, woodland, golden fields and pretty towns.
CAFE STOPS - Teba’s principal cafeteria with indoor and outdoor seating, Capillos town and El Kiosko, which offers great meals and snacks on the side of the El Chorro lakes
DISTANCE: 70 KM
CLIMBING: 1434 M
El Chorro - Teba - Campillos - A7286 - El Chorro
Our pride and joy route! There's an awful lot of climbing for your 70KM's but insane beauty. Caves, woodland, tourquoise lakes and Spanish towns. El Chorro is so famous for sightseeing, we go beyond the well used roads of the tourist buses into some pre-historic landscapes. Prepare to suffer for it's beauty, though!
CAFE STOPS - EL Kiosk at the lakes of El Chorro and Teba, a bustling Spanish town where you won't hear many English voices.
DISTANCE: 37 KM
CLIMBING: 1085 M
Malaga Centro - Fuente de la Reina - Malaga Centro
Get the coastal train into Malaga Central to begin the ride. A one-road ride to the “Queen’s Fountain” on a buttery smooth, perfect and winding climb. Climb approximately 1000 metres in 10 kilometres and cruise back down, feeling like a pro! Set your own pace, this is one to be enjoyed. Afterwards, enjoy Malaga city and get the train back at your leisure (we’ll collect your from the station).
CAFE STOPS - La Fuente de la Reina cafeteria for snacks and a face wash in the cool, natural fountain and El Balneario, a beautiful relic of it’s glory days in the 20’s, perfect for a cool white wine feeling the spray of waves on Malaga's beach.
CLIMBING: 1534 M
(additional hillclimb option 17k 533M)
Mijas - Coin - Tolox - Tolox - Guaro - Guaro - Mijas
Consider this one hell of a training ride! We said we’ll give you hills and this ride you’ll certainly get it! On a majority of newly paved roads, you’ll experience sudden steep sections but mostly steady and smooth, for hours!
CAFE STOPS - Tolox, where we can take a long rest, or those who want punishment can take an additional climb right to the top and Guaro, our favourite, leafy green cool terraced restaurant.
DISTANCE: 44 KM
CLIMBING: 885 M
El Chorro - Las Lagunillas - El Chorro
You’ll experience a steep hill at the beginning of the ride which can be a rude awakening on tired legs, but after this you’ll be left to roll through the dramatic landscape of the world famous El Chorro at a steady and flowing pace on smooth, straight roads. It is a perfect route to keep the legs turning and the eyes feasting without much suffering.
CAFE STOPS - Las Lagunillas little cafeteria will give us a warm reception.
CLIMBING: 1039 M
El Chorro - ALORA - Carretraca - Ardeles - El Chorro
(additonal hill option: 10km 360m)
Steady and winding away from traffic, into the depth of the mountains. See our route wind around corners and stretch out in front of you. Beware, the roads are not well used and it is possible to encounter gravel on occasion. Worth it for the lack of other vehicles.
CAFE STOPS - Alora, a lively, tourist town and Carretraca the first sign of civilisation after the mountains.
CLIMBING: 852 M
Mijas - Villafranco - Mijas
A glorious road into and out of Mijas, parallel to Mediterranean sea, that glows and sparkles below you. A newly surfaced, undulating mountainside traverse, with perfect curves and corners. We then take you into the farming area of Andalucian life, away from the tourists. No surprise hills, remaining at the top of the mountain plains, but continually fairly up or fairly down (this area simply doesn’t do flat!)
CAFE STOPS - Villafranco, where you can eat with the locals, nothing fancy, just a true Spanish day-to-day eaterie. Bright cafes from the outdoor stops in Alhaurin el Grande.
DISTANCE: 60 KM
CLIMBING: 1092 M
Mijas - Fuengirola - Villafranco - Mijas
See the tourist part of Costa del Sol as you drop into Fuengirola and then a long, steady climb back up the newly surfaced, smooth mountain road into the true working areas. After the first, fast descent there is one main climb back to the top, after which the ride remains fairly flat with undulating bumps.
CAFE STOPS - The cafeteria just outside of Villafranco, where you can eat with the locals, nothing fancy, just a true Spanish day-to-day eaterie.
DISTANCE: 66 KM
CLIMBING: 1704 M
(Additional hill) - 8 KM 441 M
Malaga Centro - Fuenta de la Reina - Colmenar - Malaga Centro
We’ll take you on the coastal train into Malaga Central where we will begin the ride. This is essentially a one-road ride, as we take you to the “Queen’s Fountain” on a gloriously smooth and winding climb. Set your own pace to climb approximately 1000 metres in 10 kilometres. Grab some water from the natural fountain at the
10 kilometres. Grab some water from the natural fountain at the halfway point and we’ll keep on pedalling to Colmenar at the top of the Montes de Malaga. The cruise back down the hill will get you feeling like a pro! You’ll need to set your own pace for the descent too, as it is one to be enjoyed. Afterwards you can enjoy Malaga city and get the train back at your leisure - we’ll collect your from the station, or for those masochists, you can make your own way back to the villa, up the steep mountain climb to Mijas.
CAFE STOPS - Fuente de la Reina perfect for a coffee and cold, spring water, El Balneario, a beautiful relic of it’s glory days in the 20’s, perfect for a chilled white wine feeling the spray of waves.
DISTANCE: 60 KM
CLIMBING: 1068 M
El Chorro - Las Lagunillas - Antequera - El Chorro
Experience a steep hill at the beginning of the ride which can be a rude awakening on tired legs, but after this roll through the dramatic landscape of the world famous El Chorro at a steady and flowing pace on smooth, straight roads.
CAFE STOPS - Las Lagunillas little cafeteria will give us a warm reception, Antequera restaurant for a main feed.
Scroll below to explore our routes...they're hilly! We've listed them in order of riding duration. Let them inspire you and fill your imagination with beautiful roads, pinkish sunsets and Andalucian culture. We hope to see you out here soon!