Experience A Boutique, Rural Andalusian Hotel Near Ronda


April 8, 2018 by: Diana Beach



The Andalucian government devised this magnificent route restoring ancient paths and connecting them to make a six-stage hike through a beautiful part of Spain, beginning and ending in the stunning town of Ronda. The inspiration was the 19th century "Romantic Traveller" route from Gibraltar to Ronda.

I guess I haven't kept my ear as close as I should have done to the ground because I knew nothing about it until we started getting guests who walked in and walked out. I asked the last ones why and they told me about it and about an article in the Financial Times which describes it beautifully and has a link to the lengthy information in English which gives full details of each stage.

One of the charms for me of Cartajima and why I chose it as the venue for my smart boutique hotel is that is does not appear on most maps and nobody has heard of it! It remains peaceful and off the beaten path as it has always been. And so the new GR141 bypasses completely the beautiful Alto Genal Valley. and its secret pueblos blancos.

But it is clear when looking at the map included in the lengthy information in English that there is an alternative to the straight route back to Ronda and we have had many good walkers who have ventured off the beaten path and into our valley and to our door. Perhaps you would like to make this adventure your own.

But don´t be tempted to book through You get a much better deal coming direct. 



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