15 December, 2017

The White Villages


Point of interest: Views from the Puerto de las Palomas. Castle of Zahara de la Sierra. The bars and the doors of the houses in Grazalema. The “Cave Houses” of Setenil de las Bodegas.
Guide: Alfredo Carrasco (Official guide nº 1220).
Duration: 8 hours.
Transport: Mercedes van.
Maximum Group: 6 persons.

Ronda is very well located in relation to the route of the White Villages. Tours can be organized to get to know the towns and landscapes that make this route one of the currently most demanded by tourists.

Our plan is to visit the White Villages in a relaxed way so that there is enough time to walk through its streets, enjoy the cuisine, customs and to be able to stop along the way to take photos of this magnificent landscape from the various viewing areas.

The observation of flora and fauna allows us to get to know and understand the traditional way of life, which is still very present in this area today.

In the last 20 years Alfredo has been working with entrepreneurs and public administrations of this territory in different programs for rural development, tourism promotion and environmental quality. The experience acquired throughout this period has allowed him to get to know all the corners of this holiday area, as well as to get to know which are the best tourist establishments.

The route can be adapted and you can visit the towns that most interest you. In any case, the itinerary most requested is:

Ronda – Setenil de las Bodegas – Grazalema – Zahara de la Sierra – Ronda.

We pick you up at your accommodation and the first stop is Setenil de las Bodegas. After taking a walk through its picturesque streets and having a coffee in a “cave-bar” the route follows quiet back roads that cross the rural area before reaching the Natural Park of the Sierra de Grazalema. The best way to get to know the charm of this town is to stroll along the streets and see the white facades and the beautiful artisan grillework. On the way to Zahara de la Sierra, we pass by the Puerto de Las Palomas, from the viewing area you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view. After reaching the village, you climb up to the Arab castle that overlooks three provinces. The last stop will be where you can take one of the best photos of the day.