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From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

1. From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

Experience the best that the Sevillan province has to offer with a guided tour of the countryside and stops in the quaint towns of Zahara de la Sierra, Grazalema, and Ronda. Visit picturesque white villages, an olive oil factory, local castles, and cliff tops. Starting in Seville, cross the Andalusian countryside to get to Zahara de la Sierra, passing the Aguzaderas Castle. Explore the town of Zahara de la Sierra town, a picturesque, whitewashed village hidden in the mountains.  Next, stop at an olive oil factory on your way to Grazalema. The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is home to a range of beautiful landscapes that are perfect for enjoying a leisurely drive. Watch Griffon vultures circling the mountains as you pass the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain.  Stop for lunch in Grazalema, surrounded by the classic local white houses adorned with colorful flowers. On the way to Ronda, pass through a Mediterranean forest that serves as an essential source of honey, cork, aromatic spices, and wood. See locals working with cattle, Iberian pigs, and goats. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain and was built on two separate cliffs connected by Spain's most famous bridge, the New Bridge, which was built in the 18th century. Tour Ronda with your guide and take time to explore the town on your own as well.

From Seville: White Villages and Ronda Tour

2. From Seville: White Villages and Ronda Tour

Visit Zahara de la Sierra, Ronda, and Grazalema on a guided from Seville. Admire the views of the typical white villages of Andalusia and Ronda, which is the capital of the Serrania region in Málaaga. First stop is Zahara de la Sierra, a town of Nasrid origin. Then visit one of the most significant white villages in Andalusia, Grazalema, which gives name to the sierra itself. Visitors will enjoy this beautiful town and its stunning views of the mountains. In Grazalema, take a break to enjoy its cuisine in one of its typical bars or enjoy the atmosphere of this charming town. The final stop is in Ronda, one of Spain’s oldest cities that is known for its tajo, a gorge that divides the city in two. Admire the great arches of this ancient place. Enjoy a walk along the streets of Ronda, in the footsteps of writers such as García Lorca and Ernest Hemingway.

Pueblos Blancos & Ronda: Private Full-Day Tour from Seville

3. Pueblos Blancos & Ronda: Private Full-Day Tour from Seville

You will depart from Seville to begin the journey, driving through the Sevillian countryside, surrounded by wheat and beautiful sunflower fields. You will stop at the 'Castle of Las Aguzaderas' - an interesting medieval building located at the old border among Catholic and Moorish kingdoms. Then, continue through the mountains stopping at Zahara de la Sierra, on the top of a steep hill. Zahara is famous for its views and history.  Here, you will have time to wander around, have a cup of coffee and visit a small olive oil factory which makes one of the best olive oils in the region. On the way to Grazalema, you will go through the Nature Park Sierra de Grazalema. You will see a range of amazing landscapes over the provinces of Cadiz, Malaga and Seville, from 'Puerto de las Palomas' which is 1157 meters above sea level. Also, you will get the chance to witness the wildlife in its natural habitat. These mountains are home to the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain. Once in Grazalema, there will be time to have a nice meal, surrounded by white houses and colorful flowers.     After lunch, you will leave Grazalema and head to Ronda. On the way you will cross a very beautiful Mediterranean forest full of cork trees and oaks where up to the present day, locals still work with cattle (Iberian pigs, goats and cows) and produce honey, cork, aromatic spices and wood. After an exciting morning, you will reach Ronda, one of the oldest towns in the country. Ronda is unique for its nature and history. It is built on two separate cliffs and the town is connected by a famous bridge, known as 'The New Bridge' despite the fact that it was built in the 18th century. In Ronda, you will have free time to explore the town's beauty.

The Villages of Andalusia: Full-Day Trip from Seville

4. The Villages of Andalusia: Full-Day Trip from Seville

Escape the bustle of Seville and spend the day discovering the unique and charming villages of Andalusia and the stunning countryside that surrounds them. The spectacular route of this tour runs between Cádiz and Málaga, and encompasses as many as 3 villages and a beautiful Natural Park along the way. Spend the day admiring the unblemished, whitewashed facades of the Spanish villas against the lush greens of the surrounding forest and the bright blues of the clear skies. Venture into fairy tale villages for a beautiful leisurely journey through the unspoiled landscape and architecture. Admire spectacular views of the villages, and make sporadic breaks to taste some of the delicious traditional tapas and get acquainted with the culinary world of the Andalusian cuisine. The villages you will be visiting are Ronda, Grazalema, and Zahara. In Zahara you could also upgrade your day trip to include a visit to a charming olive oil mill and taste Spanish olive oil.

Seville: White Villages & Ronda 2-Day Trip & Overnight Stay

5. Seville: White Villages & Ronda 2-Day Trip & Overnight Stay

Start your trip from Seville accompanied by your guide and head first to see the medieval Aguzaderas Castle in El Coronil, an ancient fortification belonging to the Islamic period on the Iberian Peninsula.   Continue onwards to visit the village of Zahara de la Sierra, one of the most picturesque white villages in the province of Cádiz, where you’ll enjoy a pleasant walking tour to see its narrow streets and awesome views of its natural surroundings. Next, visit an original oil mill where your guide will explain the traditional process making olive oil and you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy a small tasting of the produce.   Then, drive through the wonderful landscape of Sierra de Grazalema, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1977. Continue to the village of Grazalema where you’ll have a break for lunch to discover the local gastronomy followed by some free time to explore the small city and its characteristic white buildings.   Finally, drive through the mountains to reach the beautiful city of Ronda where the guide will show you the most important attractions of the town including the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) and Alameda Gardens. At the end of the day, arrive at your 4-star hotel to rest and relax for the evening. The next day after breakfast, you can discover the city of Ronda by yourself before meeting the guide around 5:30 PM to return to Seville.

Ronda: Guided Walking Tour

6. Ronda: Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a fascinating group or private tour of Ronda, one of the most important cities in Malaga. Come across iconic locations to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the city and its rural environment. Gaze at the surrounding mountain ranges, such as the Sierra de Grazalema. Meet your guide in the square where the emblematic Plaza de Toros is located and take a pleasant walk to the hidden gems of the city. Hear all about Ronda's Celtic origins and how the Greeks gave it the name "Runda", creating a melting pot of cultures. Enjoy the year-round sunny climate as you make your way through ancient roads and admire the breathtaking views of Tajo de Ronda and other relevant sites. Visit the privileged lookouts of Ronda, Puente Nuevo, Aldehuela, and Viajeros Románticos.

From Cadiz: Private White Villages of Andalusia Day Trip

7. From Cadiz: Private White Villages of Andalusia Day Trip

Soak up the breathtaking beauty of three of Andalusia's white villages on this day trip from Cadiz. Admire the whitewashed houses and their colorful flowers in Arcos de la Frontera, Grazalema, and Ubrique. See the mountain landscapes and discover the traces of their Islamic past with your guide. After getting picked up from your hotel in Cadiz at a time of your choice, set out for your first stop of the day, Arcos de la Frontera. Take in views of the Andalusian countryside from the window along the way. Along the way, your guide will tell you more about the history and culture of the region. Wander through the narrow streets of Arcos de la Frontera with your guide to reach the old town, declared a Monument of Historical and Artistic Importance by the Spanish government. Here, admire the 15th-century castle and the remains of the walled enclosure and its palaces and stately homes. Continue towards Grazalema, a beautiful white village nestled in the heart of the Sierra de Cadiz. After a short walk around the village to take in the panoramic views of the valley, stop for lunch at a local restaurant to sample some Andalusian gastronomy (not included in tour cost). Your final stop of the day is Ubrique. Walk through its medieval old town with narrow streets and beautiful squares full of fountains and flowers. Learn more about the town's leather-making industry, which supplies the likes of Gucci and Louis Vuitton. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel in Cadiz.

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What people are saying about Grazalema

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,166 reviews

Departure and return times respected! Pleasant trip between the white houses and the oldest bullring in Spain in Ronda.. the explanations of our guide, Manuel, both in Spanish and in Italian, are interesting! Available, prepared and very nice! His advice for free time and lunch break is excellent! Recommended trip to fit in during a holiday in beautiful Seville!

It is a wonderful walk full of beautiful landscapes, by the hand of the guide Nieves, who generously gave us a lot of knowledge about the white villages, entertaining and very interesting anecdotes. You can also enjoy excellent cuisine. Its worth doing !!

We really enjoyed the tour, it was a very nice view of the country side of Spain. There is a lot of history, fresh air, great local food in a natural surrounding. Pur tour guide, Overall I recommend if you want to get away from the city.

A trip to two beautiful villages (Pueblos blancos) of Cádiz and to the pretty city of Ronda. Highly recommended.

The guide put his best effort to feel comfortable all the way travel from the start to end.