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Scenic bike ride

Pity we didn't get to finish the ride, heavy rain set in. Check website for up to date info... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Cycleway fully open

We hired electric bikes with helmets included at Olvera and paid up front. The tunnels are all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Olvera, Spain
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We were staying at the free Aire by the restaurant down a steep long minor road from the town of Olvera. This re-used cycle track is a wonderful way of seeing the landscape - ride it! You can hire cycles from the bar/ hotel -...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pity we didn't get to finish the ride, heavy rain set in. Check website for up to date info, currently 2 tunnels closed for repairs

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired electric bikes with helmets included at Olvera and paid up front. The tunnels are all illuminated at intervals but can be still poorly lit between downlights. The front light on the bikes was not strong and noticed other users had their own more...More

Thank Agadoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to walk or to cycle. It is much flatter then the surroundings which make it a easier place to walk/cycle. It includes a lot of tunnels and you can spot some vulptures

Thank Lincy T
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

On our Costa del Sol holiday we tried to do lots of activities instead of just laying on the beach. One of the best day trips we took was the bike trip Via Verde de la Sierra, from Olvera to Puerto Serrano 36,5km in total....More

1  Thank minnajohannaseppala
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We just did the whole route even though the official website shows the closure in the middle of the path. It is great track, well prepared. We did it down the hill from Olvera to Puerto Serrano with our 6 year old. The way back...More

1  Thank KatarzynaL29
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The Via Verde is a great trail ride, all 36km of it each way (between Olvera and Puerto Serrano). We followed the good advice of several previous reviewers and started from Puerto Serrano, riding the average 1% uphill gradient to Olvera where we stayed the...More

2  Thank amdgriggs
Reviewed 11 April 2018

For some reason, we didn't think we would have time to do the Via Verde, so we didn't budget time for it. We decided to cram it in on the morning we were leaving Olvera, but we opted to just go halfway down and get...More

2  Thank LazyRose
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The walks are totally great completely private safe old railway track that's been transformed into pathway. Fantastic idear so nice to walk through the tunnels. Many different lengths of walk, you actually can't get lost. Throughly enjoyed all of the walks senery, nature wonderful.

1  Thank Anne P
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to cycle - the views are spectacular and the route is well-equipped for all. We hired bikes and seats for kids from estación vía verde in olvera.

Thank eminspain
Reviewed 1 February 2018

This is well maintained and you can do some real kilometers. There are also guys riding along ensuring you are ok. You ride past millions of Olive trees and really wild scenery. Some tunnels, normally lit, but take lights.a few lumps and bumps, but basically...More

1  Thank Y9143VLmichaelf
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10 November 2018|
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Response from Agadoo | Reviewed this property |
I should also say that the bike hire business at Olvera station and Coripe station are not related.
5 April 2018|
Response from Anne P | Reviewed this property |
I was on foot so was walking I saw cyclist. Apparently you can hire bicycles from the station hotel. Maybe enquire at hotel. I see no reason why there would be a problem. Good luck .
11 March 2018|
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Response from Anne P | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry can’t answer question on bikes. Though I can say it would be good cycle as I did see a lot of cyclists. The main hotel that is the old station house would be able to advise you. Which is situated a little out of... More