The Serrania de Ronda is a fabulous area for cycling, offering easy rides on long, flat roads and some incredibly demanding routes - professional cyclists often train in this area for long distance events. The 193km long ‘La Sufrida’ held on the first Saturday in June sees over 800 cyclists competing in the Serrania de Ronda and reaching altitudes of 1,200m. Challenging and rewarding, the mountainous terrain offers incredible views exploring the pueblos blancos or you can choose to explore flatter river basins and valleys. You can have bikes delivered to the door by www.cycleronda.com who will plan routes for you, from easy rides to more demanding routes, or simply set out with a picnic to explore the local area and cycle to Arriate to stock up on local specialities.
If you prefer to cycle without the hassle of passing traffic and to experience an abundance of wildlife and idyllic, untouched landscape along the way, there is a fabulous section of Via Verde from Puerto Serrano to Olvera that is a haven for less confident cyclists. Designed as a railway that was never completed, there are viaducts and tunnels and the route is almost entirely flat, there are no cars and few people and the surrounding landscape is a mix of ruined cortijos, water meadows, limestone outcrops, mountain and forest that few others have experienced.