Cueva del Gato and Montejaque
This route makes a circuit to the east and west of Ronda, passing through rural countryside and through two small, sleepy white villages. It includes a couple of good hill climbs (no problem with the e-bikes) and some long, sweeping descents.
We follow quiet trails into Ronda and then head down into the valley directly below the town, for great views up to the main Puente Nuevo bridge. We climb out of the valley and then drop down again to the Guadiaro river, where we make a short stop at the Cueva del Gato, “Cat Cave”, named after the shape of the cave mouth in the mountain. This local beauty spot, with a small waterfall and beautiful pool of crystal clear (but very cold!) water, is the exit point of a 7km underground river which begins up in the mountains by the Hundidero Dam— where we are headed. We climb steadily up into the mountains, through the village of Benaojan and on to Montejaque, where we usually make a quick coffee stop on the village square. Just beyond Montejaque, the Hundidero Dam hides within a narrow rocky gorge, providing us with a short stretch of twisting mountain road which dips into the gorge and back out the other side. We continue down through cork forest into the valley of La Indiana, before following quiet lanes which climb back up the hill to Ronda.
Min. 2 people: €70 per person
3-7 people: €60 p.p.
This route is adaptable for self-guiding.
PRICE SELF GUIDED: €45 p.p
+ 1 off cost €10 for preloaded GPS and map