El Camino Inglés

Viajeros Románticos

Introduction

One of the most important routes in Spain in the nineteenth century, the so called Ruta de los Viajeros Románticos o Camino Inglés, connected Gibraltar and Ronda.

600€

Town house 600 pp

Villa with pool 800 pp

Farmhouse hotel B&B 975 pp

Guided included

Technical data

DISTANCE 0
HARDNESS 0
DIFFICULTY 0
ACCUMULATED DROP 0

Airport Transfer 80 pp (optional)

MTB hire 135 each (optional)

Group discount (4 or more)

Returning client discount

You can travel on one of the great European historical routes, which has it’s origen when we faught with guerrillas in war of independence against the french, for smuggling and banditry. Centuries earlier they were used by the Almorábides and Almohades for market with Granada and the rest of Al-Andalus.
In 1865 Henry O’Shea said That the road from Gibraltar to Ronda ” … was one of the most beautiful and romantic paths on horse back that could be undertaken “.
We have traveled on mountain bike incredible landscapes, beautiful paths which pass by the Guadiaro river, pools, streams, mountain paths, visiting whitewashed towns anchored in time, with Arab tiled roofs, patios with wells and flower pots, cisterns, minaret by the old mosques, now Christian churches, this is the esens of Andalucía… We would like to share them with you ! We will provide support vehicles, guide, informatic support map on paper, record your experience and, the best of all, you can enjoy several hours in Ronda, Jimera de Líbar and Gaucín, touring through them as you like on your bike. Go for tapas wine or beer.
Wee will pick you up at the place and the established time and we will take you back to Algodonales.
We only beg you

ENJOY YOUR VACATION!

Day 1: Flight to Málaga, Seville or Jerez Airports. Transfer service to Algodonales and guided tour through the village.

 

Day 2: Trip from Algodonales to Ronda along the so-called Bandits’ Route. A day to discover the historic town of Ronda with its world-famous attractions: the breathtaking Tagus gorge, the Bullring, the Arabic baths, the city walls… Trip back to Algodonales in the evening.

Algodonales is located in the heart of the sierra. That is why this is a harder route with very challenging uphill and downhill sections within 15 kilometers around.

In return, we are offered a superb natural landscape: rivers, creeks, springs, fountains, water cisterns…

 

Day 3: Breakfast in a typical bar in Algodonales. Trip to Ronda. The route starts in the middle of the historic town down to the bottom of the Tagus gorge along the so-called Historic path and heading to the Jimena de Líbar station and the Cueva del Gato. Free afternoon to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the Guadiaro river. Night in Jimena.

Today’s route is easier though still quite technical along a narrow path. On the left side, a steep slope full of Mediterranean vegetation and aromatic plants (rosemary, bay, lavender, pennyroyal…); on the right side, the Guadiaro river and the tunnels and viaducts of the San Pablo-Ronda railroad.

This is an amazingly green route. You’’ll think you’re in Northern Spain! In Jimena we’ll even have the chance to take a bath in a beautiful river beach…weather permitting!

 

 

Day 4: Last stretch today. Destination: Gaucín, an impressive village in the Genal valley full of narrow streets. From its castle you can watch Northern Africa and the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. Night in Gaucín.

Again an impressive landscape farther away from the river and closer to the heart of the Genal valley mountains. Challenging uphill and downhill paths through forests of oak trees, cork oaks and holm tres.

 

Day 5: After having breakfast at the country house in Gaucín or in a typical bar, we’ll take a14,2 km secondary road to Gaucín train station. Train to Ronda through a beautiful landscape dotted with bridges, tunnels, gorges… Trip back to Algodonales.

 

Day 6: A 15 km climb to the top of El Mogote, a mountain from which on a clear day you can enjoy the view of the Grazalema Natural Park and even watch Seville far in the distance. El Mogote is a world-famous place for paragliding and hang gliding. On the way back from the top of the mountain, you can choose two itineraries depending on your cycling skills. Once back in Algodonales, we will enjoy some tasty tapas!

 

Day 7: A lovely route along the Majaceite route. An opportunity to discover the tiny village of El Bosque, famous for its trouts and excellent Andalusian cuisine.

 

Day 8: Time to pack before we pick you up for your flight back home.

Guide included or detailed Route Cards
Baggage transfer
Technical road assistance with a mechanic
Prices are per person (VAT included).
Please check the notes below for optional extras, insurance requirements and accommodation options.
Payments for your holiday are made via Secure Online Payment System
Accomodation is included. Prices depend on the option chosen:
  1. Town house: 600 € / person and week
  2. Villa with pool: 800 €/ person and week
  3. B&B: 975 €/ person and week

Perfil de la ruta

“Water raft of the river Guadiaro, near the Cave of the Cat, ideal place for a rest or a bath”.

“…el cuadro más pintoresco una banda de arrieros atravesando por el paso de una montaña: primero se oyen los campanilleros, que turban con su monótono sonido el silencio de la elevada cumbre…”

Washington Irwing

“Ascent by Serranía de Ronda, technical rise although not very pronounced. Landscapes to lose ourselves and relax enjoying the incredible views.”

“Down by path carved in stone, between the skirt of the mountain and the cliff, with the river Guadiaro in the background and the railroad track.”

“Typical street of the White Villages, with church in the background. In this route will be frequent to cross between whitewashed streets with much charm.”

“Impressive section of the trail with cliffs and gorges”