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Don't go after rain unless you have fenders on the bike!

So happy to ride this flat route, after the (for me) challenging hills getting to Olvera. I really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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 7 November 2018
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So happy to ride this flat route, after the (for me) challenging hills getting to Olvera. I really felt like we were experiencing the real Andalucian countryside. We loved that there were no other people anywhere around - we only met a few workmen on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grandmumirene
Reviewed 7 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chillledout
Reviewed 6 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Agadoo
Reviewed 4 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank eminspain
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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