Ronda & Setenil de Las Bodegas

Ronda & the Town under a Rock - The Classic Andalucia Tour

Ronda Day Trip

The Classic Marbella Escape Tour

A tour to Ronda is the classic excursion from Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Ronda is an enchanting and historic town perched on cliffs either side of the dramatic El Tajo gorge with its two very different sides joined by its famous bridge, El Puente Nuevo, which spans the gorge and offers jaw dropping views of the surrounding countryside.

Ronda is a city with a thousand views, a thousand photos and thousands of years of history. Its combination of natural beauty, being surrounded by the Sierras & mountains, its charming labyrinth of streets, its palaces, grand mansions, churches and convents makes a day trip to Ronda a day you’ll never forget.

  • Sunset over Ronda and the Serrania

Our Ronda tour, as with all Marbella Escapes tours are private tours, meaning you get a truly unique and intimate experience. Your experienced and friendly guide will walk you around all the main sights of Ronda; El Tajo Gorge, El Puente Nuevo, the Puente Viejo & Puente Arabe, the Palacio de Mondragon, Iglesia de Espiritu Santo and the Old City Walls as well as many other hidden palaces, gardens, charming corners and outstanding views.

After starting our day in Setenil de Las Bodegas (below) and after wonderful a day in the heart of Andalucía, at the Andalucían pace of life, we depart Ronda and return you to the Costa del Sol, with wonderful memories of a unique day trip.

Our Ronda photo gallery contains some wonderful images of the views you’ll experience on your tour and find out more about Ronda and Setenil on our blog.

  • Sunset over Ronda
  • Plaza de Socorro Ronda
  • Hercules Statue Ronda
  • Statue of Blas Infante Ronda
  • Autumn in Ronda
  • Sunset in the Park Ronda

Setenil de las Bodegas Tour

Visit the Unique Town Under the Rock

Setenil de Las Bodegas, unique amongst Andalucía’s myriad Pueblo Blancos, is a fascinating and above all unique place to visit. This small town of approx. 3000 inhabitants follows the meanderings of the Rio Trejo and its narrow and steep streets tumble down the sides of the valley.

However its defining and famous feature is of course its streets and cave houses set directly into the cliffs carved by the river. Originally used as bodegas (hence the name Setenil de Las Bodegas,) many of these caves have a simple façade on the front and inside the bare rock is exposed.

Surrounded by a fertile plain, the town is also justly famous for its delicious local products. Ranging from meats, hams and sausages to cheeses, including the local specialty – Payoyo – and from craft beer to wine, as well course as dozens of varieties of locally produced olive oil, honey and other traditional products.

Setenil da Las Bodegas is a true Marbella Escape, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the Costa del Sol and is a special and unique start to our Ronda tour.

Find out more about Ronda and Setenil de Las Bodegas on our blog.

Ronda Tour Options

Ronda and Setenil de Las Bodegas Private Guided Tour

All Marbella Escapes tours, trips and activities can be designed to suit your needs. Although we expertly guide you, there is no set timetable for each stop on the tour.

This Ronda day trip, as with all Marbella Escapes tours and excursions is a private tour, meaning you get a truly unique and intimate experience. Pick up & drop off are door to door, from anywhere on the Costa del Sol – Malaga, Fuengirola, Marbella, Estepona as well as shore excursions from cruise ships docking at Malaga port. Your tour guide will meet you in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for the scenic drive to Ronda

Please note, as in most towns and cities in the area, the streets of Ronda and Setenil de Las Bodegas can be very steep and cobbled. Please wear decent walking shoes or trainers, sandals and flip flops are not ideal and the itinerary as a whole is not best suited to people with mobility problems. We can of course adjust the tour accordingly so please mention in the comments section when booking any issues we should be aware of.

Our Serrania de Ronda Tour offers the opportunity to visit Ronda, Setenil as well as the outstanding Cueva de La Pileta for a fuller glimpse of the area surrounding Ronda.

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