You can start this excursion from Ronda, one of the most monumental and romantic cities in Andalusia, where you can visit the Tajo, a 100-metre deep gorge, the New Bridge by Martín de Aldehuela, the Real Maestranza de Caballería bullring, Santa María la Mayor Collegiate, the palaces of Mondragón and Marqués de Salvatierra, the Moorish baths, etc.
The Serranía de Ronda forms part of the most traditional white villages route, which includes the localities of Atajate, Benadalid, Algatocín, Gaucín and many more.
Finally, there is the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, which conserves the remains of a conifer wood dating back to the Tertiary Period with examples of Spanish Pine, one of the most unique pine species in the world.
Malaga’s most international strip of coastline, it is here that some of the most renowned tourist localities in the world are to be found, such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella or Estepona. This area concentrates the most comprehensive leisure facilities in Europe with funfairs and water parks, casinos, golf courses and prestigious marinas, such as Puerto Banús. A few kilometres from the Mediterranean and protected by the mountain chains of Sierra Bermeja, Sierra Blanca and Sierra Mijas, lie perfectly conserved white villages such as Casares, Ojen or Mijas itself.
The Malaga district of El Palo, with its neighbouring tourist localities of Cala de Moral and Rincon de la Victoria, constitutes the gateway to the region of La Axarquia. Following the coastline you will find Torre del Mar, Velez-Malaga, Algarrobo, Torrox Costa and Nerja with its Balcon de Europa (Balcony of Europe) and its famous caves, discovered in 1959.
The thirty-one municipalities of the region have been integrated in five perfectly signposted routes: Ruta del Sol y del Aguacate (Avocado), Ruta del Sol y del Vino (Wine), Ruta del Mudejar, Ruta de la Pasa (Raisin), Ruta del Aceite (Olive Oil) and Ruta de los Montes (Mountains).
Before flowing into the sea at Malaga, the river Guadalhorce irrigates a valley rich in agriculture, particularly citrus trees.
Here you will find traditional villages such as Alhaurin de la Torre, Alhaurin el Grande, Cartama, Pizarra, Alora or Coin. Ardales Park is a must to visit, with the Conde de Guadalhorce Reservoir, the Gaitanes Ravine and the Chorro Gorge, which is 3 km long and up to 400 metres wide, where the Rivers Turon, Guadalete andy Guadalhorce run together. The excursion can be completed with a visit to the ruins of the Mozarabic church of Bobastro, dating back to the 10th century, and the Prehistoric caves at Ardales.
Antequera, capital of the region, is a monumental city located in the heart of Andalusia. A must to visit are its castle, the Arco de los Gigantes gateway, the churches of San Sebastián, El Carmen and Santa María la Mayor, and the museum with its bronze Roman statue of “Efebo” and a sculpture of Saint Francis of Assisi by Pedro de Mena.
A few kilometres away you will find the renowned dolmen ensemble of Menga, Viera and Romeral.
Nature-lovers will be able to visit in El Torcal one of the most impressive Karstic landscapes in Europe and Fuente Piedra Lake, to the north of the province of Malaga, is a unique enclave within the Western Mediterranean wetlands, which houses one of the largest flocks of Flamingos in Europe, together with the Camargue. Archidona, Campillos, Alameda, Mollina, and Humilladero are other villages full of history with which you can complete your excursion.