Ronda Mini-Break - A Taste of Ronda
Enjoy the best Ronda sights, scenery, local wine and warm hospitality.
This 2-night mini-break is a relaxing, yet adventurous get-away, with enjoyment, comfort and indulgence at its heart. It can be taken at weekends or mid-week (subject to availability) and is designed for you to experience Ronda's wonderful town and countryside in a relaxed and pleasant way. We offer two choices of excellent accommodation, either in Ronda town or out in the nearby countryside, and a choice of 3 bike rides, depending on your biking experience and fitness (e-bikes available).
Ronda Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria
€720 per couple (based on 2 people sharing)
Country Hotel Molino del Puente
€640 per couple (based on 2 people sharing)
Included in this mini-break:
2 nights accommodation on a B&B basis (see hotel options at bottom of page)
Guided Ronda walking tour
Bike ride (see options at bottom of page)
Bodega/winery tour and wine tasting
Mountain bike, hybrid bike or e-bike with helmet
All necessary transport to and from the hotel for each activity
Guests staying at the Hotel Molino del Puente (see below) will also enjoy:
Afternoon tea/coffee and cakes
One evening dinner for two and a bottle of wine at the hotel's restaurant 'La Cascada'
- Day 1 - Arrival and Ronda Walking Tour
16:00 - 19:00 - Check in to Your Hotel
Choose between our Superior hotel choice in Ronda, the Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria, or our favourite boutique countryside hotel, the Hotel Molino del Puente.
19:30 - Guided Walking Tour of Ronda
Meet your guide by Ronda's famous bullring, for the start of a fascinating walking tour of Ronda's most famous and interesting sights. Throughout your tour, your guide will share their knowledge, insight and love of Ronda. You will learn about the geographic, cultural and historic circumstances which have influenced the town's development. You will admire the views of the countryside which extends directly from the edge of the town. You will wander around Ronda's impressive and beautiful buildings and learn of the unique relationship between town and countryside. You will hear of the famous names of past and present who have made Ronda their home and spread the word about its unique charms.
21:00 - Dinner
After your walking tour, enjoy dinner in one of Ronda's many fabulous tapas bars or restaurants (dinner not included).
- Day 2 - Bike Ride and Bodega Visit
10:00 - 14:00 - Bike Ride
Choose between a leisure ride along a disused railway (self-guided), a guided ride on tracks from Ronda to an unusual white village or a guided mountain bike ride through the Grazalema Natural Park. Includes lunch.
16:00 - Bodega Visit, Winery Tour, Wine Tasting
The family-run Bodega Joaquin Fernandez, is located just outside Ronda, on slopes which combine superb vine-growing conditions and great views of Ronda and the surrounding countryside. A family member will take you on a tour of the winery and introduce you to their own organic wines. After your tasting, you can relax and enjoy the views from the vineyard. A minibus will be available to return you to your hotel.
20:00 - Dinner
For guests staying at the Hotel Molino del Puente, we include a 3-course dinner with a bottle of house wine. Guests staying at the Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria dine in Ronda (dinner not included).
- Day 3 - Depart
Enjoy a leisurly breakfast at the hotel before check out. Have a safe trip home or to your next destination.
Choose your Hotel:
- Ronda Town Hotel
Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria
A high quality hotel in Ronda, offering superb levels of comfort and service throughout. The hotel 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. Your stay includes transfer to the bodega for your wine tasting and back to Ronda afterwards.
- Ronda Country Hotel
Hotel Molino del Puente
A family-run, boutique hotel located just outside Ronda. The hotel 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. You will stay in a double or twin-room and your mini-break stay includes afternoon tea and cakes plus dinner in the hotel restaurant on Saturday night (incl. bottle of house wine). Your stay also includes transfers up to Ronda on your arrival day for the walking tour and dinner and taxi back to the hotel after dinner.
Choose Your Bike Ride:
- Via Verde de la Sierra
OPTION 1: Via Verde de la Sierra - EASY - 36km
A very popular ride along the wide, unsurfaced track of a disused railway line. It is an easy trail, heading gently downhill for most of the way. The route meanders through valleys, olive groves, forests and along flowing rivers. You will pass through 30 tunnels, over 4 viaducts and past a griffon vulture colony, where the birds nest high up on the cliffs above the track.
Includes vehicle transfer from your hotel to the start of the cycle route, bike set-up, lunch at the end of the bike ride and vehicle return to Ronda.
- Ronda to Setenil de las Bodegas
OPTION 2: Ronda to Setenil de las Bodegas - EASY TO MODERATE - 30km
An easy, 30km ride, suitable for families and leisure riders or an alternative, moderate route up to 45km for mountain bikers. We ride directly out from Ronda via a mix of quiet roads and tracks, to the cavehouse village of Setenil de las Bodegas.
Includes lunch at the end of the bike ride and vehicle return to Ronda.
- Grazalema Natural Park MTB
OPTIONS 3: Grazalema Natural Park MTB - MODERATE TO CHALLENGING - 24-38km
This route explores the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, a protected region of rocky mountain crags, karst valleys and cork oak forests. You will enjoy some of the best cross country biking in the area, taking in the mountain sierras which make up the park. As you ride for miles through dramatic and unspoiled landscape, you will soon feel as though you have left the world behind and are on a great MTB adventure.
Includes vehicle transfer to the start of the ride, lunch at the end of the bike ride and vehicle return to Ronda. Riders who choose the longer route option will lunch partway through the ride.