Begin your day trip with a pickup from your central Malaga hotel. Meet your private guide, hop inside your air-conditioned vehicle, and drive through spectacular countryside to the mountain town of Ronda.
This picture-postcard town is divided in two by the El Tajo gorge — a 380-foot (115-meter) chasm spanned by the towering 18th-century New Bridge (Puento Nuevo) — and is brim with architecture dating from Moorish times up to the 1800s.
When you book, be sure to list any particular interests you have, such as history, architecture or culture, so your guide can prepare for your tour in advance and tailor it around your preferences.
On arrival, take a tour of Ronda’s highlights as your guide shares their history. Admire Plaza de Espana square and the fortified, 15th-century Church of the Holy Spirit, and stroll around the grounds of the honey-stoned Church of Santa Maria La Mayor.
Ogle the views from the New Bridge and visit Ronda’s showpiece — the Plaza de Toros bullring. One of the oldest in Spain, this photogenic 2-story bullring boasts 5,000 tiered seats set under double arches. The ring was constructed in 18th century and is used today primarily for town festivals.
Afterward, enjoy ample free time to explore independently. Get tips from your guide on places to see and eat, as well as directions around the tangled streets and lanes.
Then, when the time comes, reconvene with your guide and enjoy a leisurely, 1-hour wine tasting. Head inside a wine house and run your tastebuds by two delicious local reds, two zesty local whites, and some enticing regional sherries, such as amontillado or palo cortado.
Lastly, drive back to Malaga, where your tour ends at your hotel.