Centre Based Hiking Holidays in Andalucia, Spain
Enjoy a guided or self-guided centre-based hiking holiday in the mountains and valleys near Ronda, Andalucia. Our guides have expert knowledge of the local area and of the hidden tracks which criss-cross the countryside. They will either guide you in person or provide all the information and easy-to-use equipment that you need to explore the area on your own.
Ronda lies in the heart of fabulous hiking country, surrounded by dramatic mountains, rolling hills, areas of rich forest, open countryside, vineyards and olive groves. It is ideally located between two areas of protected Natural Park and the landscape is filled with many beautiful options for the keen walker - old drovers' routes, secret mountain pathways between villages, hillside goat tracks, undulating valley trails and unsurfaced farm lanes.
The sun shines for more than 300 days per year and makes for fabulous conditions to enjoy the stunning mountain vistas. Walking through this quiet and unspoiled region gives a glimpse of Andalucian rural life which appears to have changed little for hundreds of years. Join other hikers or we can create a bespoke holiday to suit your hiking preferences.
|Country Hotel||Ronda Hotel : Comfort||Ronda Hotel : Superior|
Half-Board: Relax in a boutique countryside hotel on the outskirts of Ronda with pool, gardens and restaurant
Bed & Breakfast: Enjoy one of Ronda's popular, comfortable hotels near the centre of town
Superior Bed & Breakfast: Indulge in one of Ronda's finest 4-star hotels with pool, spa, gardens and wonderful views over the famous cliffs.
Self-Guided: n/a (see below)
What's Included **
Intermediate to Challenging
Routes are selected according to levels of experience and fitness.
Intermediate level hiking will require a good level of overall fitness, together with the ability to walk on trails which are mainly untended and not well-maintained. We walk on all-natural trails, so routes can be weather-eroded with stony, gravelly or uneven surfaces and some sections take us through unmarked ground, with no obvious pathway at all.
This region is mountainous so every day includes some level of ascent and descent; climbs can sometimes be steep or with a drop to the side but no special equipment is required and they are perfectly do-able by any reasonably fit and able hiker. We can include more mountainous climbs and longer distances for more challenging walking options.
Please note, there are very few really easy walks in this area so we do not recommend it as a holiday base for walkers who are looking only for smooth, maintained, easy walking trails.
Daily Distance :
12 - 17km per day
Guided holidays include vehicle support throughout.
N.B. Self-guided centre based hiking holidays are based in Ronda to make use of transport links in the town to access start or finishing points. The Hotel Molino del Puente is not available for 100% self-guided hiking holidays, though we can offer a mix of guided and self-guided hikes if you would like to stay in this country hotel.
|Availability ***||All year round. Choose the dates which suit you. Start on any day of the week.|
* Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room. Solo traveller and single occupancy prices available upon request.
** Shorter or longer holidays can be arranged - contact us for bespoke planning and pricing.
*** Check out the local annual weather conditions here. N.B. Supplements may apply during Easter week due to inflated accommodation prices.
Click to expand for an example Hiking Holiday Itinerary
EXAMPLE HOLIDAY ITINERARY
Day Activity Distance Ascent Description Day 1
Arrival in Ronda
Malaga airport transfer available on request Day 2
Montejaque to Ronda
From a small mountain village we walk back to Ronda, including spectacular views of Ronda gorge and bridge.
Cross the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park to the summit of the highest peak in Western Andalucia. Amazing views!
Grazalema to Montejaque
Walk from one white village to another through the heart of the Grazalema Natural Park.
Day 5 Rest Day
Chill out at your hotel or explore the historic town of Ronda.
Tajo del Abanico to Benaojan
Visit a striking limestone gorge then head into the hills and to a local beauty spot with waterfall and clear water pool.
Cartajima to Ronda
From a small white village, follow an ancient drovers' trail over the mountains to Ronda.
Malaga airport transfer available on request
The Hotel Molino del Puente is a family-run, boutique hotel located just outside Ronda. It is a lovingly-restored olive mill, full of character and comfort, with an excellent restaurant. The hotel offers peaceful gardens and an inviting pool, together with a delightful riverside terrace, where drinks and meals are served throughout the warmer months of the year. Your holiday includes afternoon tea and cakes each day, dinner in the hotel restaurant on 5 nights (incl. 1/2 bottle of house wine), with 2 nights left free for you to explore Ronda's varied restaurants and tapas bars. Your stay also includes transfers to and from Ronda on arrival and departure days and on both days when you will dine away from the hotel.
Ronda offers a wide selection of visitor accommodation of different styles and standards. We are familiar with all the hotels in town and maintain close relationships with our favourites. For our Comfort-level holidays, we select hotels which offer good standards of accommodation, a warm welcome and a hearty breakfast to set you up for a day's riding. All hotels are within easy walking distance of the town's varied sights of interest, including the main Puente Nuevo bridge over the El Tajo gorge, the bullring and Arab Baths. Ronda has a wide range of tapas bars and restaurants for you to enjoy in the evenings and during your day off.
The Catalonia Reina Victoria is a high quality hotel, offering superb levels of comfort and service throughout. It boasts one of Ronda's best locations, on top of the sheer cliff which marks the western boundary of the town, with unmatched views across the valley below. Pine tree-filled gardens surround the property to give a secluded atmosphere, whilst it is only a short walk to the centre of town and its many sights of interest, tapas bars and restaurants. You will stay in a double or twin room with terrace or balcony and your holiday will include welcome drinks with your guide, a complimentary massage and spa circuit in the hotel's luxurious spa and a private guided walking tour of the town.