This area of Andalucia offers an enormous array of activities and experiences from trips to historic cities or nearby sleepy villages to unforgettable adventures in a stunning landscape.
Take time to explore the beautiful hilltop city of Ronda, wander the old town at your leisure and relish the slow pace of life, people watch at one of the many cafés and explore the architecture, palaces, gardens and rich cultural heritage of the City of Dreams.
Los Pueblos Blancos – the white villages, Andalucia’s historic sites, enchanting cities and unspoilt coast all wait to be explored.
With a history of viticulture dating back 3,000 years, wines of the Serranía de Ronda are finally making a comeback.
The terroir and climate of The Serranía de Ronda made it an important area for viticulture dating back to the Phoenician period. The former city - Ronda la Vieja – has evidence of viticulture during the Roman era, when Ronda’s wines were sent to Rome from Malaga’s coastline, coins minted at Acinipo were stamped with a bunch of grapes and some can be seen as part of a collection of artefacts at one of the local vineyards. Today, the area forms part of the Denominacion de Origen de Sierras de Malaga, the vineyards in the Ronda area are the highest in this DO, at around 750 – 900m. There are over 21 Bodegas in the local area and the altitude and cooling influences of the Atlantic and Mediterranean create hot days and cool nights, this micro climate allows for slow ripening and maintains the acidity of the grapes.
Many of the local vineyards offer tours and wine tasting, often with food pairings in the form of tapas. With so many right on your doorstep it is difficult to know which to choose – perhaps one of the two most local vineyards, Joaquin Fernandez, which is within easy walking distance and offers fantastic views from its terrace, or the nearby Bodega Doña Felisa, where they make the fabulous Chinchilla wines and pride themselves on being a small producer, might be a good place to start.
From gentle pursuits that soothe the soul to hair-raising adventures – The Serranía de Ronda has something for everyone.