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From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

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

Drive through the Sevillian countryside and visit the Castle of Las Aguzaderas, a medieval structure located at the old Catholic and Moorish kingdoms' border. Continue through the mountains, stopping at the picturesque white village of Zahara de la Sierra. Next, stop at an olive oil factory. En route to Grazalema, you'll drive through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Enjoy a range of beautiful landscapes, with views over the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga, and Seville, from Puerto de las Palomas, 1,357 meters above sea level. Watch vultures in the mountains, home to the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain. Upon arriving in Grazalema, enjoy a nice meal, surrounded by the picturesque white houses adorned with colorful flowers. After lunch head to Ronda. Along the way, pass through a beautiful Mediterranean forest of cork trees and oaks, which serves as an important 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, built on two separate cliffs which are connected by Spain's most famous bridge - New Bridge, built in the 18th century. The tour guide will show you around Ronda, and you will have some free time to explore the town on your own as well.

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Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

2. Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

Begin with a pickup by air-conditioned coach in Costa del Sol. Sit back and relax on the journey. Admire the beauty of the picturesque streets during the free time you will have in Setenil de las Bodegas. Feel the relaxing atmosphere and walk around at your own pace. Back in the bus, head to Ronda with your guide and enjoy a panoramic tour. See the Almocabar Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, among others. Visit the Maestranza bullring on your own, one of the oldest ones in Spain and considered the cradle of traditional bullfighting. Home of the famous Goyesca bullfighting style, enjoy a visit to its museum and see its typical clothing. You will have free time to visit and to have lunch on your own. Meet your guide back again for the return trip to Costa del Sol.

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White Towns of Andalusia and Ronda: Day Trip from Seville

3. White Towns of Andalusia and Ronda: Day Trip from Seville

Depart Seville on this day trip to Andalusia's famous white towns and Ronda. Enjoy a olive oil tasting, monuments, and fascinating architecture in the company of your guide. Begin your experience with a visit to an olive mill to discover all the secrets of olive oil production, and enjoy a small tasting of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Next, journey to Ronda with a local guide to explore one of the oldest towns in Spain. Take a stroll along the tree-lined paths of the 19th-century gardens of Alameda del Tajo, where the views are simply breathtaking. Go to the bridge that connects Ronda´s old and new districts, and get a great view of the El Tajo canyon on which the city is perched. See the modernist palace of the Casa de San Juan Bosco, complete with colonial and Nasrid decorations and stunning views of the valley. Immerse yourself in monuments like the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor. Admire the Mudejar tower and the Casita de la Torre, where the architecture is an emblematic blend of Christian, Arab, late Gothic, and Renaissance styles.  

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Costa del Sol and Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

4. Costa del Sol and Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

After leaving the Costa del Sol and Malaga, continue along a scenic route via the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. Make the first stop of the day at the bull and horse breeding farm, Reserva Tauro, which is located in a UNESCO-declared Biosphere Reserve, just 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ronda. Take a tour of the farm and get close to mother cows and their calves, as well as the herd raising the foals of pure Spanish breed horses. The land on the farm is a good example of the local vegetation with olive trees and cork oaks. Then, proceed on a short drive to Setenil de las Bodegas, one of the most beautiful and original white villages in the province of Cádiz. Take advantage of your free time to enjoy this peculiar town. Visit the houses embedded under the rocks of the precipice and sit down for a coffee. In Ronda, you will arrive at the bus station before continuing on foot to discover the deepest city. Take in the incredible views of the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the “Tajo” on the Guadalevin river, and enjoy the old town, the cathedral, and the museums. Participants meet to have a glass of red wine and some snacks on a terrace with an exclusive view of the Tagus Bridge. Alternatively, use your time to discover the oldest bullring in Spain, the immense bullring of Ronda (entrance not included; audio guides provided inside the bullring). Enjoy your free time to explore the city at your own pace and ask your guide for any recommendations so you don't miss the best spots.

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From Costa del Sol: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

5. From Costa del Sol: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

Depart the Costa del Sol, and travel on a comfortable coach through the beautiful countryside of the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. The first stop of the day will be the bull and horse breeding farm Reservatauro, declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO and located 5 kilometers from the city of Ronda. Tour the interior of the farm and get close to the bulls with their calves and the foals of purebred Spanish horses. The grounds of the farm are a good example of the local vegetation with olive and cork oak trees. Continue on for a short drive to Setenil de las Bodegas, one of the most beautiful, original white villages in the province of Cadiz. Take advantage of some free time to enjoy this peculiar village, stop to enjoy a coffee, and visit the houses embedded under the rocks of the cliff. Next you will arrive at the bus station in Ronda to continue the tour on foot and discover the city. See the incredible views from the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the Tajo River, and enjoy the old town, the museums, and the cathedral. You also have the option to visit the huge bullring of Ronda, the oldest in Spain. The entrance fee is not included, but there is time to visit it on your own. With free time to explore the city at your own pace and with the recommendations of your guide, you will not miss any relevant spots. After a full day touring these beautiful Spanish towns, you’ll return by coach to the Costa del Sol.

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One Day Trip Ronda From Málaga

6. One Day Trip Ronda From Málaga

Ronda is one of the main cities of Malaga. Along with the capital, it is one of the most visited cities due to its enriching cultural heritage and rural environment. Ronda is surrounded by different mountain ranges, like the Sierra de Grazalema and the contrasts in its landscape are more than praised by tourists. While it is not very common in other Andalusian cities, an interesting fact about Ronda is that it has Celtic origins and that the Greeks gave it its name “Runda”. On this one-day trip you can visit a plethora of cultures. Take in the spring weather all year round because sun and mild temperatures are almost always guaranteed. 

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

7. 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.

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Ronda winery tour from Seville

8. Ronda winery tour from Seville

Visit the wine producing region around Ronda with this private tour from Seville. Experience walking through the vineyards and sampling local wines. Head to Ronda to see the Puente Nuevo bridge and stroll through the city center. Be picked up from your accommodation in Seville. Drive through the Andalusian countryside which is dotted with white Andalusian villages. Stop at a winery in the countryside outside of Ronda. Take a 2-hour guided tour of the winery. Listen as your guide explains how they are recuperating lost grape varieties. Learn more about different growing conditions. Enjoy walking through the vineyards. Finish by trying some wine and a selection of tapas. Continue to the town of Ronda for two-hours of free time to explore the city on your own. Take a stroll along the walkway around the gorge to see views of the gorge and the Puente Nuevo bridge.

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Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Ronda and Setenil

9. Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Ronda and Setenil

Travel to Andalusia, one of the most wonderful regions in southern Spain. Meet your expert tour guide in the Costa del Sol and hop on the coach to Setenil de las Bodegas. Stroll around the charming town, known for its mesmerizing white houses built into the surrounding cliffs. See the beautiful town of Ronda, learn about the culture and history from your guide as you walk. Visit the iconic bullring Plaza de Toros de Ronda and enjoy the museum. Next, walk through the atmospheric Plaza de España, visit the New Bridge and take pictures of the spectacular Tajo de Ronda. Marvel at the sacred St Mary's Church before visiting Ronda’s Arab Baths. Next stop, visit the Mondragon Palace and enjoy a walk around the spectacular gardens. Feeling hungry? No worries, you have time to grab food or explore the city at your own pace. You will return by coach to the Costa del Sol with amazing memories and priceless photos.

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From Seville: White Villages Tour

10. From Seville: White Villages Tour

The journey will start through the Sevillian countryside. The itinerary will take you to the peculiar white village of Zahara de la Sierra. After this stop, continue to the Sierra de Grazalema, the Garganta Verde and see vultures flying over the beautiful views of the Serrania de Ronda. Resume the march after a fantastic lunch with products of the land in the beautiful town of Grazalema. Complete your trip with a trail through nature or visit impressive monuments that are full of history such as Ronda or Arcos de la Frontera on a guided tour. You will walk through signposted routes (between one and 6-hours), depending on the agility and the age of the participants.

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What people are saying about Ronda

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4.5 / 5

based on 983 reviews

Excellent tour the first we went to see Zahara a beautiful and very tiny village, the we went to Ronda a town full of history and beauty our guide Pedro was very informative and gave us really valuable details about the area.

Fue extraordinario! Pedro nuestro guía fue excelente, conocedor, simpático !! Definitivamente volvería a hacer viajes con el!!

The tour guide Manuel was great,friendly and accomodating, the tour itself was very beautiful and organized

Wonderful trip for anyone wanting to learn the beauty of Andalusia!

Superb view. Also visit the museum with paradise garden and view