Mr Hendersons Way

Hiking - Challenging

This walk takes the less travelled path from Ronda out to the Guadiaro river valley. It explores some of the most unspoilt and peaceful hillside landscapes before dropping sharply down to the Guadiaro river. We then follow a rocky path known as “Mr Henderson’s Way” which undulates above the river banks to Jimera Estacion, where we finish at a local bar.

We head out from Ronda into the southwestern hills, crossing high open pastures and small mountain streams. We enjoy stunning views throughout, first of all back to Ronda on its clifftop location and then forwards to the dramatic mountains of the Grazalema Natural Park. We descend to the valley of the Guadiaro river and then join "Mr Hendersons' Way. This narrow rocky pathway follows above the river through a picturesque limestone gorge. It is named after the ambitious British financier of the Victorian railway project which cut through the mountains from Algeciras on the southern coast of Spain up to Granada. The railway line still winds through the bottom of the valley - not many trains run each day so they barely disturb the tranquil mountain atmosphere.

Note: This route uses a mix of unsurfaced roads and narrower tracks. There are some steeper or eroded sections and a couple of small stream crossings, which are normally dry. Mr Henderson's Way is a narrow path with a drop to the side. The path itself is eroded in places and a little rocky but not tricky. Strong walkers can add an additional 4km detour to the Cueva del Gato beauty spot.

Distance: 

17km

Hike Time: 

4-5 hours

Ascent: 

469m ⬆︎

Descent: 

728m ⬇︎

Start:

RONDA

Finish:

JIMERA ESTACION

PRICE:

€55 p.p*

Includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Transport return to Ronda

* Price is based on a minimum of 2 people 

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