- Tour dates: 23 - 27 December
- Booking closing date: 31st October.
Day 1, 23rd Dec: Transfer to boutique Hotel Molino del Puente and welcome drink.
Day 2, 24th Dec: Walk from Ronda to Cueva del Gato: this walk will take us from Ronda to the Guadiaro Valley, across olive groves and meadows, over 2 passes with spectacular views over Ronda on one side and the Sierra Blanquilla (part of the National park of Grazalema) on the other and down to just outside the village of Estación de Benaoján. We will then follow the river Guadiaro to the Cueva del Gato, a beautiful source coming out of the second biggest cave complex in Andalucia (7.818 m long). Lunch in the Restaurant Cueva del Gato. Distance: 10 km/6miles – Ascent: 350m – Descent: 300 m. Gourmet Christmas Eve Dinner from 7:30 pm.
Day 3, 25th Dec: Visit of Ronda: walk down the main shopping street Calle la Bola, over its famous bridge and gorges El Tajo and walk in the old town. If interested, visit of the Arab baths (the best preserved in the Iberian Peninsula) and/or the Bull ring (the oldest one in Spain). Champagne cocktail on the Hotel/Restaurant terrace from 1:30 pm before gourmet Christmas Lunch served at 2:00 pm.
Day 4, 26th Dec: Round walk in the Biosphere Reserve of La Sierra de las Nieves: Steep climb from Los Querigales (1300 m) through indigenous Pinsapo woodland (Spanish Firs) but lovely rewarding views at the top of Puerto de los pilones (1764 m) over Ronda, the Genal Valley, the Costa del Sol, Gibraltar and Morocco on clear days. Packed lunch while enjoying lovely views of the Park. Progressive walk down to starting point. Little walk in pine woodland to see the Pinsapo de las Escalateras, a stunning 26 meters high Pinsapo. Distance: 10 km/6miles – Ascent: 464m – Descent: 464 m.
Day 5, 27th Dec: Transfer to Malaga airport.
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