Recommended routes

Cycling Holidays and Camps in Southern Spain

Here are some of our favourite routes in and around Benahavis. If you sign up for one of our camps you’re sure to be treated to at least a couple of these rides, led by our top coach and local guides. If a self-led holiday or training camp is more your thing then we can provide these and many more routes as downloads for your Garmin – just send us a message.


Istan

– 22 miles/35 km
– 1,750 ft/533 m
– 1hr 30m

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This climb is often the first ride of each camp – a reasonably short but beautiful route helps get everybody’s legs moving after arriving in Spain. The small town at the summit is perfect for a quick tapas stop.
If you’re feeling committed, this climb also provides the perfect location for some hill repetitions.
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Penas Blancas

– 85 miles/137 km
– 8,880 ft/2,690 m
– 5hr 40m

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This challenging route incorporates a classic climb that has featured in the Vuelta a Espana as well as numerous other pro level races. Climbing up to hidden mountain villages and passing through remote valleys before returning to the sunny coastline of Costa del Sol, this ride will give you a real taste of authentic Andalucian culture.
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Casares

– 57 miles/92 km
– 3,520 ft/1,072 m
– 3hr 22m

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The beautiful town of Casares perches at the top of a glorious climb and when you stop to refill your water bottles at the town’s water fountain you’ll be rewarded with stunning views across to Gibraltar and the mountains of Morocco.

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Ojen

– 68 miles/110 km
– 7,000 ft/2, 150 m
– 4hr 40m

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Beautiful switchbacks characterise this climb and views back across the valley from the summit affords a wonderful perspective of the luscious valley below.
This route can be cut shorter, or extended to its full length – taking in several more climbs and exploring the strade bianche to the east.

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Ronda

– 66 miles/106 km
– 6,840 ft/2, 084 m
– 4hr 30m

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Leaving the lush golf resorts of Costa del Sol and rising through increasingly more rugged terrain you finally reach the summit where the scenery seems almost like a moonscape. Take a lunch stop in Ronda (the iconic town is split by a deep ravine and said to be the home of bull fighting) before an epic 18 mile non-stop swooping descent back to the coast.
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All routes can be extended or we can advise on shortcuts and recommended cafes/restuarants.

We’ll be adding more routes regularly but in the meantime just contact us for recommendations and downloads.

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Costa Cycling Experience

Costa Cycling Experience was formed by cyclists, through their own experiences of enjoying cycling in Spain in all year round cycling climate and conditions, the main aim being to share these experiences with other cyclists.

With miles of smooth tarmac roads, friendly and limited traffic and great trails, we make cyclists of all ages, ability and chosen discipline welcome, from our bases in Marbella and Benahavis.

Select one of our Training Camps, our Vuelta Week, or enjoy a Bespoke Cycling Holiday ranging from a short break, a week or two and even longer stays of a month or more.

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