Montejaque to Ronda

Hiking - Moderate

This walk takes us from the small white village of Montejaque, nestled into a niche amongst rocky mountain peaks at the edge of the Sierra de Grazalema, to Ronda. We follow the original pathways that took villagers, drovers and their wares from the mountain village into the town in the days before cars, roads and railways.

After a short tour of the village, including the old laundry, we exit the village via a stone “zigzag path”. This is a short, steep climb that takes us up into the mountains, past a small chapel and a hidden plateau. We continue through the hills, past huge agave cactus plants, olive groves and farms, with stunning views across the countryside all the way. Just outside Ronda, we climb to a viewpoint from where the full drama of Ronda’s position on top of a sheer rock wall lays before us. Dropping down into the fertile valley below the town, we walk directly below the walls of the gorge and enjoy iconic views of the Puente Nuevo bridge, before climbing to our finish point in one of Ronda’s oldest districts, the Barrio San Francisco, which still retains much of its old village atmosphere.

Note: Most of this route is on wide tracks and quiet lanes with easy walking surface. The final climb from the base of the valley up into Ronda is long and steep in places, mostly on cobblestones.

Distance: 

11km

Hike Time: 

3-4 hours

Ascent: 

394m ⬆︎

Descent: 

352m ⬇︎

Start:

MONTEJAQUE

Finish:

RONDA

PRICE:

€45 p.p*

Includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Transport from Ronda to startpoint in Montejaque

* Price is based on a minimum of 2 people 

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Activ Turismo No. AT/MA/00221