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Minibus Day Tours from Ronda - Discover the Sierras

A day out in our minibus for a tour from Ronda in Andalucia

Book a day out in our Minibus to Discover the Secrets of the Serrania de Ronda

Tours from Ronda, Andalucia, Spain

On our minibus day tours our English guide will drive you in comfort to explore the beautiful landscape and sights of interest near Ronda. Each tour takes you in our air-conditioned minibus or Freelander 2 to visit some of the most renowned and beautiful sights in the Ronda area. Tours lasts 4-5 hours, with plenty of time to enjoy the sierra views, take photos and breathe in the atmosphere of the Andalucian countryside. 

Choose from 4 different tours below or we can create a bespoke tour for you:

  • Bodega Tour - Acinipo Roman ruins, Winery Visit, Tasting and Lunch

  • Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park Tour - Genal Valley, Nature Walk and Lunch

  • Caves Tour - Acinipo Roman ruins, Pileta Cave, Cueva del Gato

  • White Villages Tour - Montejaque, Grazalema, Zahara de la Sierra

Minibus Tour Itineraries - All our tours start and finish in Ronda

  • BODEGA TOUR (min 4 people)

    Bodega Tour

    • Acinipo Roman Ruins       

    • Bodega Dona Felisa (Chinchilla Wines)                                

    We drive up into the hills near Ronda, past vineyards and wheatfields, to the ruins of the Roman city of Acinipo. It was built more than 2,000 years ago to house retired soldiers - though how many actually lived to retirement age is a common question! We take a short walk up the hill to the partially re-built remains of the Roman amphitheatre (originally large enough to seat 2,500 people) and enjoy amazing views from the top of the escarpment across the valley below.

    At the nearby Bodega Doña Felisa, we take a short guided tour of the vineyard, production rooms and cellar. This is one of Ronda's largest vineyards, producing wines under the main house name of Chinchilla. The tour finishes with a wine tasting, accompanied by delicious homemade tapas.

    €60 per person (incl wine tasting and tapas) - min. 4 people

      Minibus tour from Ronda to Acinipo and local Bodega wine tasting

  • SIERRA DE LAS NIEVES NATURAL PARK TOUR (min. 4 people

    Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park Tour

    • Juzcar blue village     

    • Genal Valley - chestnut trees

    • Sierra de las Nieves nature walk

    • Lunch in forest hut       

    From Ronda we drive out into the dramatic limestone mountains of the Genal Valley. Following narrow, twisting mountain roads, we pass through remote white villages, many of which survive almost completely from the harvest of the chestnut trees which fill the southern hills of the valley. 

    We make a short stop in the village of Juzcar, unusually painted bright blue, originally as part of the publicity to launch the first Smurf movie. Whilst the village is no longer allowed to promote its 'Smurfness', its unique blue colour makes it a distinctive sight amidst the mountains.

    From Juzcar we continue through the mountains to the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park. This protected area of mountains and forests is home to fallow and roe deer, ibex, muflon and wild boar, and is also the native territory of the rare 'pinsapo' trees, or Spanish fir. We head into the grounds of a private forest estate, owned and run by a local family with extensive knowledge of the local flora and fauna. A member of the family will take you on a Nature Walk through the forest, stopping to point out interesting sights along the way. The walk finishes at a unique hut, built by the family from the wood of one single giant pinsapo tree. Here you will enjoy lunch, including dishes prepared from the locally-hunted game, cooked according to generations-old family recipes.

    €60 per person (incl. guided nature walk and lunch) - min. 4 people

    Minibus tour from Ronda to Juzcar and Sierra de la sNieves for Nature tour and local food

  • CAVES TOUR (min 2 people)

    Caves Tour

    • Acinipo Roman Ruins       

    • Cueva de la Pileta (pre-historic cave paintings)        

    • Cueva del Gato                   

    We drive up into the hills near Ronda, past vineyards and wheatfields, to the ruins of the Roman city of Acinipo. It was built more than 2,000 years ago to house retired soldiers - though how many actually lived to retirement age is a common question! We take a short walk up the hill to the partially re-built remains of the Roman amphitheatre (originally large enough to seat 2,500 people) and enjoy amazing views from the top of the escarpment across the valley below.

    Continuing on into the mountains we head to the Pileta Cave. Your hour-long guided tour here is with a member of the family who originally discovered this cave system on their land. It is decorated with  25,000 year old cave paintings and filled with wonderful stalactites and rock formations. Please note: there is a steep stone step climb to the entrance of the cave and inside the caves can be a bit wet and slippery.

    Driving on through the mountains, we make a short stop at the Cueva del Gato ("Cat Cave" - so named after the supposed shape of the cavemouth). This local beauty spot features a year round waterfall which cascades into a crystal clear pool of water - the water has just travelled through 8km of limestone caverns beneath the mountains so is extremely cold!!

    From here, return to Ronda or you can choose to have lunch at the nearby Hotel Molino del Santo and return to Ronda by train. 

    €60 per person (excl Pileta Cave entrance €10 p.p.) - min 2 people

    Minibus tour from Ronda to local caves for guided tour  

  • WHITE VILLAGES TOUR (min 2 people)

    White Villages

    • Montejaque

    • Grazalema       

    • Las Palomas Pass through the mountains       

    • Zahara de la Sierra

    From Ronda we head to the white village of Grazalema, nestled into the craggy mountains of the Sierra del Grazalema Natural Park, and once the site of a huge textile weaving business. Whilst only one (partly) functioning weaving mill remains, the smart houses which belonged to the former mill owners still line the narrow white streets, lending Grazalema a rather more grand feel than most other white villages. The village still holds annual bull runs, where bulls are "encouraged" to chase foolhardy runners around the plaza and up and down the narrow streets. Without the bull running, you can take a pleasant walk around this calm and tranquil village, enjoy refreshments in a cafe by the plaza and take in the fabulous views across the valley below.

    We then drive up a narrow, twisting road which winds up through the mountains to the top of Las Palomas Pass at 1,357m above sea level. Here we make a brief stop to take in the huge vistas of three Andalucian provinces - Cadiz, Málaga and Seville.

    Then it is down to the villlage of Zahara de la Sierra, a charming white village overlooking a beautiful blue lake.  Here we can sample some local tapas before returning to Ronda.  

    €60 per person - min 2 people

    minibus tour from ronda to the best local white villages in andalucia

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“Mini van tour of caves in Ronda”

Reviewed July 28, 2015

Wonderful Caves Tour which included the Roman ruins, Cueva de la Pileta, and Cueva del Gato. Heather picked us up at our hotel in an air conditioned mini van. Friendly and knowledgable, she took us to the sites with easy conversation about the sites as well as life in Spain. Conversations flowed easily from topic to topic, always happy to engage to our various inquiries. Great way to see the sites in hot Ronda.