The Ronda area is, without doubt, a cyclists delight and can be challenging at times! In fact the areas around Ronda and the sierra de Grazalema are well known and a popular training destination for proffessional cyclist wintercamps preparing for long distance road races and triathlons.
For those of us who are’t so competetive there a choice of route lengths from 30km to 100km some of them being relatively easy to complete for regular cyclist. (like myself :) ) Keep reading for more information about who you should contact to get the best out of cycling and mountain biking in the Ronda area. Continue reading Cycling from Ronda and around the Serrania→
Distinctly Andalusian in style, the El Almendral is designed to reflect the beauty of the region around it. The hotel is located just a few minutes north of Ronda in the Cádiz province at Setenil de las bodegas. The area is unique and well worth visiting for its nature and history.
The Hotel El Almendral is designed to offer guests the modern amenities that they have come to expect from hotels in the Andalusian region. All rooms are air-conditioned and a heating system is also available. The hotel’s rooms also have terraces overlooking the village or countryside, and all 28 rooms are double.
For many thousands of years Setenil de las Bodegas has been occupied, possibly for as long as people have been using the Cueva de Pileta, though it wasn´t until the age of the Phoenicians and then Romans that the village was first mentioned in texts.
Always eclipsed by nearby Acinipo, Setenil was nothing more than a warehouse for storing goods that were traded with other parts of Iberia or the rest of the Empire. It was during this time that archeologists believe the caves were first closed off with brick walls to prevent thieves from stealing goods produced in the area.
La Perla Blanca is located just a 10 minute drive from Ronda on the road to Seville in the fertile valley known as Los Prados. This Boutique Bed & Breakfast is gently nestled within its own working Vineyards, and proudly welcomes you in casual elegance, to rural Spain.
Opened in 2014, La Perla Blanca offers 5 spacious rooms with King size beds and a modern style en-suite bathrooms. Each has been individually and charmingly decorated following a subtle name and colour scheme, and most have balconies with views over the vineyards or central courtyard. A private and independent King-size suite with canopy bed, and private garden with hot-tub is also available, situated near the pool.
Every morning a daily gourmet breakfast basket is placed outside your room, filled with freshly baked bread and croissants, locally sourced Iberico ham and cheeses, freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade preserves and much more.
At La Perla Blanca guests can cool off in the crystal clear swimming pool any time of day or night, and the pool is open all year. The Andalusian courtyard, or “Patio Andaluz”, is dotted with potted lemon trees and flowers; with a relaxing water feature on one wall and acacia trees dotted throughout, its definitely the perfect place to take time out and enjoy this exquisite yet traditionally Spanish way of life, perhaps with a glass of Perla Blanca wine from the 24 hour honesty bar.
Free parking is available to all guests and there are 2 excellent
restaurants within a 5 minute walk from the property.
The Cortijo is open all year round for bookings apart from December and January