Over the last few years the wineries (“bodegas” in Spanish) of Ronda have greatly increased their production and are going through what can only be described as a “boom time”. There are over 20 excellent vineyards producing Red, Rosé and white wines with the denomination of origin “Wines of Malaga” (Malaga being the province that Ronda belongs to.) Many of the wineries are open to the public for wine tasting tours and some even provide full lunches and dinners with matched wines to the food courses.
La Perla Blanca hotel has an on-site bodega operated by BadMan Wines.
Situated inside private vineyards with an emphasis on understated luxury and discreet service, La Perla Blanca offers a serene, relaxing environment where you can feel at home.
La Perla Blanca is the only hotel accommodation in Ronda able to offer wine tours onsite.
The wines produced include a Moscatel, Chardonnay, a Merlot Rosado, a Tempranillo, as well as a Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon. All grapes which are typically used in Spain.
Badman wines are signature wines made by two young and expert winemakers, SinBAD & MANuel, with the intention of offering something new and fresh in the Serranía de Ronda. Handmade, elegant, modern and expressive quality products, accompanied by an innovative design.
If you’re staying in Malaga, you’re in luck! There’s so much to explore in this vibrant city, from its stunning beaches and architecture to its rich cultural history. However, if you’re looking to venture further afield and discover more of what the region has to offer, guided trips to Ronda from Malaga and the Costa del Sol and a a day trip to Ronda is definitely worth considering.
Private guided tour to Ronda
If you don’y like the bigger coaches then maybe a private tour is for you? here’s one to help you find a tour that suits you and your family.
This picturesque town is located about an hour and a half’s drive from Malaga and is renowned for its dramatic cliffside views, historic landmarks, and charming white-washed buildings. While you could certainly explore Ronda on your own, an organized guided tour offers a range of benefits that can help you make the most of your visit.
For quite a few years now, the A4 printable guide has been selling steadily directly from Ronda Today and I have received many hundreds of emails from visitors, who have discovered the very best of a visit to Ronda, using the indepth information made up from the top 20 articles published here at Ronda Today.
But what better way to improve the guide? An audio guide of course!
With turn by turn directions you can’t get lost or miss any of the important sights.
Start and stop whenever you want.
GPS locations. Audio starts automatically as you approach interesting places and monuments.
The VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda is also ideal if you have limited time in Ronda but want to see as much as possible.
As we leave the new town behind us and enter the old, past the Mondragón Palace and museum we’ll visit Ronda’s former defensive border at the Puerta de Almocábar, and quake in the boots of history’s soldiers as you imagine approaching armies.
From there we’ll follow the old walls to the Arab Baths and the Puente Viejo bridge, before making our way back over Puente Nuevo. The tour ends in front of the Plaza de Toros, the Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda.
I’ll also provide answers to some intriguing questions like:
What did Blas infante, the father of Spanish nationalism, do in Ronda?
Who are the Goyesca ladies?
Why is one particular Italian priest famous around here?
Who built the Puente Nuevo?
Did Queen Isabella really visit Ronda?
When did the Christian conquerors arrive?
How important is bullfighting in Andalucia?
Creating the VoiceMap GPS Audio Guide for Ronda from the content here at Ronda Today has been a real pleasure and I hope that you enjoy walking the tour as much I did making it.
VoiceMap’s walking tour app gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace. You can start the walks at any time and stop whenever and wherever you like, for as long as you like. You don’t even need to hit pause. The app uses your GPS location to play audio automatically, at exactly the right time and place, and when you start moving again, playback will too. It also gives you directions, making it much easier to put your phone away and immerse yourself in your surroundings, not the screen.
You can download audio tours with a single tap before you leave your WiFi zone. They come with offline maps, and you don’t have to pay for data while you’re out exploring.
The countryside around Ronda is perfect for all sorts of activities from walking, hiking, cycling to wildlife holidays and birdwatching. There are horseriding companies in Ronda.
Here are a few details to get you started.
Caballos y Vino
Horseriding in the fabulous Ronda countryside.
Caballos y Vino, just a few kilometres from the town of Ronda, is owned and run by Sandra Jochim, an experienced horsewoman who has excellent, first-hand knowledge of the local area, too. She also speaks four languages – German, English, Spanish & Horse!
At Caballos y Vino, you enjoy a ride on safe, reliable horses and discover the beautiful countryside around Ronda. Small groups of 2-4 persons guarantee a convivial atmosphere.
Bookings can be made at short notice.
Find out more on the website and facebook of Caballos y Vino
An ecofarm, hotel and riding school, Tambor del Llano is located just 5 kilometres from the village of Grazalema and 20 Kilometres from Ronda. They provide trail rides and multiple day Horse-packing adventures. With Tambor del LLano you can discover the Grazalema Natural Park from horseback.
Riders of all levels are welcome and their expert guides will help you decide on your riding program
Riding School of the Real Maestranza de Caballería of Ronda
Technical and sport training specialized in professional classical dressage
The Riding School of the Real Maestranza de Caballería of Ronda is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious. Its origins date back to the founding days of the Institution, two years after the founding of the Vienna Spanish Riding School in 1571.
The School shows a strong track record in the professional teaching of classical dressage, figures prominently in the sport world and maintains a strong commitment to the Spanish Sporting Horse. It provides technical and sports training to its students, as well as an opportunity to obtain one of the recognized qualifications in professional equestrian education.
More information on the website of the Riding School of the Real Maestranza de Caballería of Ronda
There are some excellent guided tours around Ronda and the white villages (Pueblos Blancos) of Malaga and Cádiz. Day trips start from from many of the nearby cities such as Seville, Málaga and the Costa del Sol area of Andalucia.
Using a local guide can provide many benefits, such as:
Insider knowledge: Local guides have a deep understanding of the culture, history, and customs of the area. They can provide unique insights and perspectives that you may not find in a guidebook or online.
Language skills: A local guide can speak the language fluently, This helps you navigate any communication barriers you may encounter.
Safety: A local guide can help you navigate unfamiliar areas safely and can also be a valuable resource if you get lost or need assistance.
Connections: Local guides often have connections in the community. This provides access to experiences or locations that may not be easily accessible to tourists.
Saving Time: Local guides often know the best routes, shortcuts and insider tips to help you make the most of your time.
Cultural immersion: Local guides can help you immerse in the local culture more and get the most out of your trip.
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