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The Tajo de Ronda Gorge Walk

The initial part of the Tajo de Ronda Gorge walk is currently under construction, with the intention of opening the section that stretches from the ‘Monolith House’ to the base of the Puente Nuevo de Ronda.

Once this section is finished, visitors will have the opportunity to access the base of the Puente Nuevo, and there will be two viewpoints along the cliffs.

Here’s the promo clip from the Ronda town hall

Furthermore, it will be mandatory for participants to wear helmets during the walk, similar to another attraction of this kind, the Caminito del Rey. Additionally, there will be controlled access to prevent the unregulated activity that has been happening until now.

It can be assumed that there will be an entrance fee and the walkway will be managed by a private business once it is open to the public.

At the start of the tour, the control point is expected to be situated at the location of the old ruined house. Adjacent to this, construction is also underway for two viewpoints that will offer visitors a different perspective of the Tajo and the Puente Nuevo. Previously, this area was accessible to tourists but lacked safety measures.

The Tajo de Ronda Gorge Walk
The works being carried out here are on the old ruined house where the proposed control point will be situated. Photo by Javier Flores
The suspended walkway leads to the Arab baths

Meanwhile, the second phase of this project, approved by the Ministries of Culture and Environment, will connect the Puente Nuevo to the Arab Baths via a suspended walkway approximately three meters above the Guadalevín River.

We will keep this page updated on the progress of the works and the public opening of the Tajo de Ronda Gorge walk.

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Camino del Desfiladero del Tajo in Ronda

Ronda Town Hall has approved a project to construct a walkway at the bottom of the famous gorge in the town. The renowned architect, Luis Machuca, known for designing Malaga’s Caminito del Rey, is behind this new initiative. The walkway, estimated to cost around 1.3 million euros, will be the second phase of the Camino del Desfiladero del Tajo project. (The first being the refurbishment of the access path down to the base of the Puente Nuevo.)

  • Above image: Artists impression of the future Desfiladero del Tajo walkway in Ronda / Javier Flores (Ronda)

Starting from the base of the Puente Nuevo, the walkway will lead visitors to the vicinity of Ronda’s Arab baths. It will feature controlled access and exit points, allowing visitors to pass beneath the town’s three bridges. Guided tours in small groups will be offered, and an admission fee will be charged.

The comprehensive plan also includes other actions aimed at adding value to the area, improving accessibility, and regulating access. Future initiatives may involve the restoration of mills, uncovering hidden flour mills nestled in the slopes and improving the road that descends to the Hoya del Tajo area.

Once works are completed Ronda Today will publish all the essential information required to enjoy this new addition to Rondas tourism offerings.

Q&A for the Camino del Desfiladero del Tajo in Ronda (to be continued)
  • What is the exact location of the walkway in the gorge?
  • How long is the walkway route and what are the highlights along the way?
  • How much does it cost to visit the walkway, and how can I purchase tickets?
  • Are there any restrictions or age limits for visitors?
  • Is it necessary to book in advance, or can tickets be purchased on-site?
  • What are the opening hours and days of operation?
  • Are there any guided tours available, and if so, what languages are they conducted in?
  • Is there any information available about the history, geology, or significance of the gorge and its surroundings?
  • Are there any specific safety measures or guidelines visitors should be aware of?
  • Can photography be done on the walkway, and are there any restrictions on equipment or accessories?

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