Ronda’s breathtaking countryside is a must-see destination for nature enthusiasts and hikers alike. With three local natural parks – Sierra de las Nieves, Los Alcornocales, and the Sierra de Grazalema – the region has become increasingly popular. However, you can still escape the crowds and experience the unspoiled beauty of Western Andalusia while breathing in the fresh air. Booking guided walking trips from Ronda is simple and convenient with many options available online.
Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a casual nature lover, there is something for everyone. Discover hidden gems, stunning vistas, and the natural wonders of the region with a knowledgeable guide who can offer insights into the local flora, fauna, and history.
So why not book a guided walking trip from Ronda and explore the natural wealth of this enchanting part of Andalusia? You won’t regret it! Heres a selection available over at Viator.
Hiking – Cueva del Gato & Molino del Santo- 13km – Moderate Level
This popular guided walk takes you through beautiful Andalucian countryside, leading to a stunning natural wonder and ending at a renowned hotel restaurant. Book your trip now and experience the best of Ronda’s natural beauty and local cuisine!
This journey starts from Ronda, taking an old cobbled road down beside the gorge. Along the way, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views up to the town on its clifftop plateau and the Puente Nuevo bridge.
Next, head out through open countryside towards the Guadiaro river and the Cueva del Gato, a local beauty spot named for the shape of the natural cave mouth. The mountain behind the cave contains a network of water-filled tunnels and caverns. Every day, thousands of liters of crystal clear water exit the cave via a waterfall, forming a stunning, blue water pool.
Continue on to the small village of Benaojan estacion and the renowned Molino del Santo hotel restaurant. Here, we can relax on the terrace and enjoy optional refreshments before returning to Ronda in our minibus. Alternatively, you may choose to stay at the hotel for a delicious, leisurely lunch and return to Ronda by train or taxi.
Hiking – Tajo del Abanico Circular – 10km – Easy Level
Experience the beauty of Ronda’s stunning landscapes and rich history with this guided walk. Book now to explore the Tajo del Abanico and immerse yourself in the captivating natural scenery of Andalusia.
Embark on an easy, circular walk from the southern, old part of Ronda town to discover a hidden gem – the Tajo del Abanico, a stunning limestone rock gorge. The gorge culminates in a towering rock known as “The Fan”, so named for its unusual shape formed over centuries by the relentless wind and rain erosion of the limestone rock cliffs.
As we follow the route, we pass by lush farmland, olive groves, and almond trees. The trail leads us through a serene holm oak forest before descending to cross a small stream. A short climb later, we arrive at the remains of a mediaeval cobblestone pathway, now seemingly “in the middle of nowhere”. This pathway leads us into the heart of the valley gorge where we discover a low cave and the massive, fan-shaped rock that gives the gorge its name.
After exploring the gorge, we return through the quiet valley, taking in the beautiful rock formations along the way. The walk concludes with a journey through one of Ronda’s oldest districts, the Barrio San Francisco. Here, we find a bustling plaza, the mediaeval Almocobar Gate, and the charming church of Espiritu Santu.
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