The wild and undiscovered Alto Genal valley near Ronda, Andalucia, is a paradise for walkers. Quiet trails connect seven tiny pueblos blancos and we provide detailed walking routes including a great walk around Ronda which a recent guest described as “the best walk I have ever done”. The walk in the Sierra de la Nieves, one of Spain’s least known natural parks, has dramatic changes of landscape, stunning views down to the Mediterranean, and intriguing Civil War ruins. Also, should it interest you, some of the deepest caves in the world.
Most of our hikes are circular, involve descents and ascents totalling on some walks 800 metres, and some start from the hotel door. They vary from two to six hours, easy to moderate in difficulty. They are self-guided and we offer a collection service should it be needed.
When is the best time to walk in the Serrania de Ronda?
The best seasons are Spring and Autumn when the temperatures are more suitable. Every season offers different wonders: Spring brings wild flowers and migrating birds; early summer, the chestnuts flower and a musky scent fills the air; in Autumn the chestnuts trees go through a spectacular palette of red and gold. And winter walking in the Ronda area can be marvellous, not too cold and often with brilliant skies when you can see as far as Africa and the Rif mountains of Morocco.
Thank you to Mrs Dr Thompson for permission to use her photographs.
“…holiday packed with interest, suitably challenging walks and superb scenery, and underpinned with a sustaining support system of excellent quality and friendly delivery.” John Pickering, UK