EXCURSIONS FROM RONDa
See below a selection of excellent tours in and around Ronda town, perfect opportunities to see some of the interesting monuments and things to see in Ronda without the hassle of having to organise them yourself. These half day tours all depart from a central point in Ronda town. For half day guided tours in the town Ronda itself view our Ronda Tours page.
How to book
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Off-road Wildlife Buggy Drive
Discover how it is to drive an offroad buggy on the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside of virgin and private tracks with some breathtaking views seeing Ronda in this aprox 45 minute guided, but self-drive trip. Wild mountain goats and deer can frequently be spotted, so binoculars recommended!! Few tourists get to see Ronda from this beautiful angle. The offroad fun is on our own, private land. Your guide will be in the leading buggy at all times.
Leisure Cycling - Via Verde de la Sierra - 36km - Easy LevelLeisure Cycling - Via Verde de la Sierra - 36km - Easy Level
This is a very popular ride along the wide, unsurfaced track of a disused railway line. We do the downhill version of this route, making it an easy ride, suitable for families and leisure cyclists. The route meanders through valleys, olive groves, forests and along flowing rivers. You will pass through 30 tunnels (the longest is nearly 1km in length) and over 4 viaducts. Ride past a vulture colony, high up on the cliffs, and pop into the visitor centre to watch the “vulture-cam”. This route is self-guided; we drive you to the start point at the old station building in Olvera (approx 45 minutes from Ronda) and the minibus meets you in Puerto Serrano to bring you back to Ronda.
Walking - Tajo del Abanico Circular - 10km - Easy LevelWalking - Tajo del Abanico Circular - 10km - Easy Level
This is an easy walk from Ronda and back. The Tajo del Abanico is a hidden gem - a limestone rock gorge which ends at a towering rock named “The Fan” due to its unusual shape, formed from many centuries of wind and rain erosion of the limestone rock cliffs. The route takes you through a quiet valley, past beautiful rock formations and along the remains of a medieval cobbled pathway. On the route to the Tajo del Abanico you will pass the Preachers’ Tower from where you can enjoy fabulous views across the valley towards Ronda town, the cliffs and gorge. We can finish this walk either on the plaza of one of Ronda’s oldest districts, the Barrio San Francisco, overlooked by the mediaeval Almocobar Gate and church of Espirtitu Santu, or we can head down asteep cobbled road to a pathway which leads under the Puente Nuevo bridge and then climb up the side of the gorge to finish in the old town.
Pueblos Blancos desde RondaPueblos Blancos desde Ronda
Ronda is very well located in relation to the route of the White Villages. Tours can be organized to get to know the towns and landscapes that make this route one of the currently most demanded by tourists. Our plan is to visit White Villages in a relaxed way so that there is enough time to walk through its streets, enjoy the cuisine, customs and to be able to stop along the way to take photos of this magnificent landscape from the various viewing areas. The observation of flora and fauna allows us to get to know and understand the traditional way of life, which is still very present in this area today. In the last 20 years Alfredo has been working with entrepreneurs and public administrations of this territory in different programs for rural development, tourism promotion and environmental quality. The experience acquired throughout this period has allowed him to get to know all the corners of this holiday area, as well as to get to know which are the best tourist establishments
White Villages Mini Cycling Tour - 4 Nights - 3 Days Cycling - Moderate LevelWhite Villages Mini Cycling Tour - 4 Nights - 3 Days Cycling - Moderate Level
Are you keen to explore and experience some traditional Andalucian white villages bur are limited on time? Then take our white villages Mini-Tour. Starting out from Ronda, your self-guided cycling tour will take you via five delightfully different white villages, staying overnight in two of them: Setenil de las Bodegas, Alcalá del Valle, Torre Alhaquime, Montejaque and Benaoján. You will also visit the remains of the Roman amphitheatre at Acinipo and stop off at a local waterfall and beauty spot at the Cueva del Gato (Cat Cave). Cycle at your own pace each day, taking plenty of opportunities to enjoy the views and stopping regularly to try out the local tapas. You finish back in Ronda for a final night with time to explore this historic town and its spectacular gorge and bridge.
Minibus Tour - Acinipo and Caves near Ronda - Driving tourMinibus Tour - Acinipo and Caves near Ronda - Driving tour
A driving tours with a native English-speaking guide to explore the beautiful landscape and sites of interest near Ronda. This tour takes you in our air-conditioned minibus or 4x4 to visit some of the most renowned and beautiful sites in the Ronda area. Tours lasts 3-5 hours, with plenty of time to enjoy the views, take photos and breathe in the atmosphere of the Andalucian countryside.
Genal Valley Off-road Buggy Trip
Get your adrenaline going during this fascinating, full day mainly off-road tour. Self drive a powerful Polaris RZR buggy. See the beautiful and unspoilt Genal Valley from a off-road vehicles. Drive it yourself following the leader across 115 kilometers mostly on tracks, and some small paved roads guided by a friendly local guide in the lead vehicle. Come across some of the lost white villages and some hidden spots that many of the locals dont even know. Snack on some great tapas with the stop for a typical Spanish lunch!
The Bandolero Route - A hiking week through the Andalusian hinterland in 5 stages
Guided hiking tour through Andalusias unknown Hinterland. For relatively fit walkers. The best way to get to know the real beauty of Andalusia. Walking through white villages, cork forests, deep gorges, over steep mountain ranges with bizarre rock formations, plateaus with cows and sheep, who remember the alpine meadows in spring and back down into the valley of the Guadiaro river, following the railway line that connects Ronda with the seaport of Algeciras. The ultimate goal of the walk is the emblematic city of Ronda, with the impressive Tajo Gorge and a visit to the Bandolero museum. Walking in small group of maximum 8 walkers, plus 1 guide. Accomodation in very comfortable Hotels in the villages we pass on this tour. Daily about 5 to 7 hours of walking, approx. between 14 and 16 km
Bandoleros Buggy Tour of Ronda Surroundings
Enjoy this 90km trip that takes you around the surroundings of Ronda and Pueblos Blancos (white villages) running across 2 provinces; Malaga and Cadiz. Driving along Arriate, Alcalá del Valle and Setenil de las Bodegas. Over the course of +4 hours, follow ancient cattle tracks restricted to normal traffic, that were also used by bandits and as trading routes. Delight in small provided tapa and drink. Small groups.
Ronda Gorge and Wine County Adventure by Buggy
Get off the beaten path and explore the beautiful scenery of the Wine County and Ronda Gorge in a powerfull Polaris RZR during this +3 hour tour by buggy. Travel over 37 miles (60 kms) with the help of a friendly local guide, stopping next to some of the most popular Ronda wineries along the way. Explore part of a historic trading route driving in vehicle restricted areas, with plenty of stops for pictures during the trip including the famous gorge. Upon request, a guided visit to a local winery can arranged with for a surcharge.
Juzcar Smurf Town Tour by Buggy
Enjoy a guided self-drive buggy tour to the unique Smurf village of Juzcar, the only real light blue "Smurf" town in the world. Visit the spot where Sony Pictures presented all the recent Smurf films and view the amazing scenery along the tracks and small roads. The tour is the ideal choice for families with kids.
SELF DRIVE EXCURSION SUGGESTIONS AROUND RONDA
If you have hired a car from Malaga Airport or other car Hire location and are visiting Ronda form the Costa del Sol or perhaps travelling from Costa del Sol to Sevilla here are some suggestions for interesting places to visit in the vicinity of Ronda.
It is the most famous cave in the area, thanks largely to the prehistoric drawings to be found on its walls. More >
Village that art lovers will not want to miss, prize-winning contemporary works of art are on permanent public display. More >
For the curious, Cueva del Gato is a pleasant walk to an impressive limestone cave entrance. This is as far as you should go. More >
Interesting village to explore at end of Ronda-Gaucin country road. Return to Coast via Casares. More >
Take the train from San Roque to Ronda or visit the stations along the line More >
Interesting large park to visit in either winter of summer. More >
Village where you can see clear waters flowing from a small cave known as source River Genal More >
"Walking the Mountains of Ronda and Grazalema" by Guy Hunter Watts
The dramatically situated town of Ronda can make a great base for a walking holiday in the mountains of Andalucía, as can any one of the picturesque 'pueblos blancos' (white villages) that nestle among the surrounding hills. This guidebook presents 32 mainly circular walks in the Ronda region, covering the town and its environs, the Natural Parks of La Sierra de Grazalema and La Sierra de las Nieves (both UNESCO biosphere reserves), and the Genal and Guadiaro Valleys.
Clear route description is illustrated with mapping, and the route summary table and 'at a glance' information boxes make it easy to choose the right walk. There is the option to buy a printed book, an eBook, or both as one deal.
Buy a copy online of Walking the Mountains of Ronda and Grazalema