Ronda and Setenil de las
Bodegas at your leisure

Ronda: El Puente Nuevo y el desfiladero.
Ronda: El Puente Nuevo y el desfiladero.
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On this excursion to Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas enjoy the authentic landscapes of the Sierra de Ronda and the white villages between Malaga and Cadiz, with a stop in Setenil de las Bodegas. A trip into the real Andalusia: the land of bullfighters, romantics and bandits!

INFORMATION

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Our guide and coach will collect you at the chosen time and place to start out for Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas. Once you have left the Costa del Sol and Malaga behind, you continue through the beautiful countryside past the white villages of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro, a mere 10 km from the Caminito del Rey.

The first part of the trip is Setenil de las Bodegas, one of the most beautiful and original white villages in the province of Cadiz. You have one hour of free time to walk around this interesting village and visit the houses built into the cliffs over the famous Cuevas del Sol Street and Cuevas de la Sombra Street in the lower part of the village, this is the closest you may ever be to the “sunny side of the street” and “shady lane”!

Climb up to the Mirador del Carmen where you will have a fantastic panoramic view of the village. Go down Jabonería Street to the Plaza de Andalucía and don’t miss the romantic “Kiss me in the corner” sign. Once the the visit to Setenil is over, it’s time to meet the guide, return to the province of Malaga, and visit Ronda, which is only 17 km from Setenil de las Bodegas.

Once at Ronda bus station you take a one-and-a-half hour guided tour of the main places of interest, starting with a stroll around the outside of the Maestranza bullring, the oldest in Spain. From here, you cross the Alameda del Tajo to Ronda viewpoint. Next on the route is Duquesa de Parcent Square. After this, you see the Town Hall, the Convent of Claridad, the Poor Clares Convent, and the Church of Santa María la Mayor. You later visit Mondragon Palace, the Museum of Ronda, where you can learn about the history of the city, admire its inner courtyard, the Arab Gardens, and the beautiful views of the gorge. As the tour ends, have a glass of Spanish wine while you take in the incredible view of the “Puente Nuevo“, which crosses the gorge over the Guadalevín River.

You have approximately 2 hours’ free time to explore Ronda at your leisure, enjoy the local gastronomy, or explore places, such as: the Old City Walls, the Arab Baths, one of the best conserved in Europe, or, the House of the Moorish King, a palace that dates to the 18th century.

The guide will let you know what time and where you need to be for the return journey.
What's included
  • Transport to and from Málaga & Costa del Sol
  • English and Spanish speaking guide during the coach trips and excursion.
  • Free time in Setenil de las Bodegas
  • Free time in Ronda
  • Digital guide to visit Setenil de las Bodegas and Ronda at your own pace
What's not included
  • Food and Drink
  • Tickets not listed above
  • Does not include guided tour in Setenil de las Bodegas.
  • Does not include guided tour in Ronda
Remarks
  • The order of the itinerary can vary, i.e. you can visit Ronda first and then Setenil de las Bodegas and vice versa.
  • This activity does not include entrance fees to museums, monuments or any other place you wish to enter.
  • Guided tour in Ronda is not included
Price
  • Adults (+13 years): €33.
  • Children (3-12 years): €25.
  • Infants (0-2 years): Free
  • Does not include guided tour in Setenil de las Bodegas.
  • Does not include guided tour in Ronda
Frequency

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Approximate length

Between eight (8) and ten (10) hours

Languages

Spanish and English

Itinerary

🚍 Malaga ⏩ Setenil de las Bodegas 🕑 2 hours

  • 1 hour free time in Setenil de las Bodegas

Setenil de las Bodegas 🚍  Setenil de las Bodegas ⏩ Ronda 🕑 30 minutes

  • hours 30 minutes free time in Ronda

🚍 Ronda ⏩ Malaga 🕑 2 hours

Cancellations

Cancel free of charge Cancel free of charge up to 24 hours before departure and receive a full refund. If you cancel with less time, arrive late or no-show, no refund is offered.

Accessibility

Yes, it is accessible with a folding chair, as long as the person can go up and down steps. Please indicate this when making your reservation.

GET YOUR TICKETS

  1. Consult the booking calendar.
  2. Choose the date you want to do the trip.
  3. Select the start time of the activity.
  4. Choose Pick-up/Drop-off point:
    *Note: The time and place chosen
    corresponds to your meeting point
    for the excursions that include a bus.
  5. Fill in your details in the form.
  6. Secure payment method.
  7. Immediate confirmation.

FAQ

What time does the activity end?

The activity lasts 8-10 hours, depending on your pick-up point.

Below you will find the approximate time of return by zone:

  • Malaga – 18:00
  • Torremolinos – 18:30
  • Benalmádena – 19:00
  • Fuengirola – 19:30
Does the "Ronda at your leisure" tour include entrance tickets to monuments?
No, this tour does not include entrance fees to any of the monuments. However, this tour is ideal to visit Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas at your own pace. In case you would like to do a guided tour in Ronda, you can book the option of Ronda + guided tour above, or choose from other activities on this site.
Is there a breakfast stop?

No, but you can take advantage of your visit to Setenil de las Bodegas to have breakfast.

Is it possible to bring food and drink on the excursion?

Yes, we recommend you bring a snack and a drink, usually 1L of water, with you for the activity. 

Is there free time for lunch during the excursion?

Yes, we recommend that you take advantage of the free time in Ronda to have lunch.

Are pets allowed?

No, pets are not allowed in this activity.

I need to contact the bus company urgently, how do I do it?

This provider has established customer service hours through three different forms of contact:

In case we are not available by phone/or making a phonecall is difficult or impossible, please do not hesitate to contact them by email and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

I am limited in my ability to contact the company for you, but do not hesitate to let me know if there’s an incident

 

I will do my best to make sure you are properly looked after.