Category Archives: Nature

The natural world of the Serrania de Ronda, including the natural parks, fauna and flora, Ronda mountains, activities, and nature photos. Many of the visitors to Ronda will be here for a single day, or at most two days, and by reading our nature articles (frequently updated) we hope visitors will be able to fully enjoy the scenery of Andalucía.

Our most popular articles are the Griffon Vulture, Bonelli’s Eagle, and the Woodcock Orchid.

Exclusive private tours in Spain

Spain is a favorite destination for travellers and across the Iberian Peninsula there can be found carefully designed and, sometimes very exclusive private tours in Spain that combine cultural touring, food and wine experiences, luxury hotels and special-interest activities customized to individual interests.

Private guides and drivers are sometimes essential to getting the most out of Spain’s rich culture, including fascinating cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Seville; whitewashed villages, ancient churches and royal palaces; incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Alhambra, the buildings of Gaudi, and the historic center of Toledo; historic Jewish Quarters and synagogues; world-class museums such as the Prado, Reina Sofia and Guggenheim Bilbao; and much more.

Private Spain tours feature:

  • Top rooms in luxury hotels.
  • Private tours and transfers with tour own private guides and drivers.
  • Highly personalized itinerary planning.
  • Local contacts at our associate offices throughout Spain.
  • Restaurant reservations, shopping recommendations, tickets to cultural events and exclusive access to local activities.

Take a look at some of the exclusive private tours in Spain from the pages of Viator


Wildside Holidays – Spain

The top wildlife, activity and walking holiday companies in Spain. Small family companies living and working in Spain. Local guides are the best!

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El Bosque Botanical Gardens

Within the Serrania we are lucky enough to have three natural parks, (Grazalema, Sierra de las Nieves, and Alcornocales). El Bosque Botanical Gardens in the village El Bosque is a small botanical garden called “El Castillejo” and it is devoted exclusively to the local and endemic plant species of these mountains.

Due to the Serrania being both Mediterranean and European, many of the tree species are common throughout Europe, whilst most of the shrubs are generally Mediterranean. Most of the flowers and grasses are either Mediterranean or endemic to the area.

Your stroll will take you through several mini ecosystems, each with their own viewing area to sit and appreciate the surroundings.

Why not reserve a hotel in the village?

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Horseriding companies in Ronda

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.

Paddock Paradise Ronda

Paddock Paradise Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda

Located in the heart of the Serranía just 4 kms from Ronda Paddock Paradise offer horse riding routes in an environment where calm and silence reign, barely broken by the sound of our horses hooves.

​The philosophy that Paddock Paradise follow with their horses will make your visit a unique and unforgettable experience. All horses live in freedom, do not wear horseshoes and are ridden without a bit in their mouths. No spurs or whips either.

+34 649 897 327 (For quick questions you can also Whatsapp.
+34 686 787 387 (For quick questions you can also Whatsapp.)

https://www.paddockparadiseronda.com/ (This website is available in English, click the flag to change languages)

The “Week in the forest”

Paddock Paradise Ronda also arranges lodging with the excellent La Algaba rural hotel. (website here in Spanish) https://www.algabaderonda.com/

Isolated from the crowds, in the middle of a beautiful and virgin 50-hectare Mediterranean forest and just 4 kilometres from Ronda, La Algaba is a perfect base to enjoy the wonderful Serranía de Ronda.

The Algaba de Ronda is an Environmental Education Center and offers the pleasure of living unique cultural experiences linked to geology, ethnography, botany, and agroecology.

The week includes
  • ​7 nights accommodation.
  • 2 horseback riding routes through the forest: including preparatory class and instructor guide. For all levels.
  • A Guided visit around the land and Education Center and the prehistoric village recreation.
  • A Tourist voucher with tickets to three historical monuments in Ronda.

Caballos y Vino

Horses and Wine in Ronda
Horses and Wine in Ronda

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

http://caballosyvino.wixsite.com/horseridingronda/company

https://www.facebook.com/Caballosyvino/

Telephone/Whatsapp +34 622 24 77 57


Tambor del LLano (Grazalema)

Tambor del LLano- Grazalema
Tambor del LLano- Grazalema

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

More information on the Tambor del LLano website.

https://www.tambordelllano.es/en/


Riding School of the Real Maestranza de Caballería of Ronda

Riding School of the Real Maestranza de Caballería of Ronda
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

https://www.rmcr.org/es/horse_riding.html


If you have an interest in horseriding companies in Ronda, then you should look at Wildside Holidays for more activitiy and wildlife holidays across Spain.

Wildside Holidays – Spain

Take a trip on the Wildside! Discover the wildlife and nature of Spain, its Natural and National Parks and find the top wildlife, activity and walking holiday companies.

Images of Ronda in Spain

Though one of the most visited cities in Andalucia, Ronda still has a few undiscovered nooks and crannies. :) Apart from all the obvious views and buildings in this selection of images of Ronda in Spain, there is so much more to see, smell and taste. Here are a few Images of Ronda in Spain

If you see a narrow street leading to who knows where?

Follow it!

You may be surprised at that tiny tapas bar hidden around the corner that doesn’t appear on those big online review websites.

(Yes, you know who I am talking about!)

Use your imagination :)

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What is there to see in Ronda Spain?

Welcome to one of Spain’s most visited cities (and for good reason.) Our little city is very compact and in fact from arriving in Ronda, to seeing the Real Maestranza bullring, the Puente Nuevo and El Tajo gorge, the many beautiful churches, our museums, or the wonderful coffee shops, restaurants and tapas bars, we have it all within a short 30 minute walk so a guide and map for Ronda Spain would be helpful?

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