Ronda is a popular day trip from sun-soaked Malaga. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to explore this showstopping town is on a tour.
The former Moorish capital of Andalusia is crammed full of mosques, palaces, ancient baths and the oldest bullring in Spain – all just a 90-minute drive away from the Costa del Sol. Little wonder, then, why it has become such a popular day trip destination. There are now dozens of day trips from Malaga, ranging from whistlestop tours combined with other white-washed villages (or pueblos blancas) to private excursions around the city. With so many to choose from, we’ve compared five reputable Ronda tours from Malaga, taking into consideration previous customer reviews, itineraries and value for money.
Ronda Full Day Tour by Bus
This full-day tour is the best bargain we’ve found online and is an excellent option for sociable travellers who don’t mind sharing their day out with fellow tourists. Buses depart from the train station by bus early in the morning and arrive in Ronda by mid-morning, with enough time for a leisurely tour around the city’s main sights. After the guided tour, visitors can set off for lunch on their own and enjoy some free time exploring the city before heading back to Malaga. Tours are highly rated and customers rave about the tour guides too. From £27.14 per person.
Tour of Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas
This highly-rated experience combines trips to two of Andalusia’s most beautiful destinations: Sentinel de las Bodegas and Ronda. Sentinel de las Bodegas, a picture-perfect white village perched dramatically on the hilltop, is the first stop on the list. Travellers have an hour to explore the local shops, delis and sights before heading onwards to Ronda for an afternoon in the famous city. Passengers can enjoy a live commentary from a knowledgeable guide in Spanish and English on the coach, but the experience does not include guided tours around either destination. It’s the best option for those who prefer to explore at their own pace. From £34.79 per person.
Ronda and Bullring Tour
On this day trip from Malaga, travellers are treated to a guided tour around the city and a visit to the famed Ronda bullring, the oldest in Spain. A guide will travel with you on the coach from Malaga and provide an entertaining commentary on the sights and landscapes you pass along the way, then hop off and provide an in-depth tour of the city’s hotspots. Afterwards, there’s time for a 90-minute visit to the famous bullring, followed by a few hours for lunch and solo exploration. From £65.24 per person.
Ronda from Malaga with Private Transportation
If bumping elbows with other tourists isn’t quite your style, this private day trip is an excellent option. The tour includes a private transfer to Ronda, as well as a tour around the city with a local guide. Visitors can enjoy around four hours in the city and itineraries are determined by your own personal interests and preferences. Tickets for sights are not included in the tour price but your guide can help organise these on the day or beforehand in peak season. From £212.25 per group of up to two people.
Ronda Private Day Trip
This five-star private day trip is an excellent option for those who prefer a more tailored approach to exploring new cities. Led by either Thomas or Peter – two highly knowledgeable local guides – travellers are treated to a whirlwind tour of the town’s best-loved sights. Highlights might include trips to the Puente Nuevo Bridge, the Plaza de Espana, the Plaza de Toros and the Arab Baths. The Palacio de Mondragon and the Jardines de Cuenca are also well worth a visit. Your guide will also provide recommendations on the best places to stop for an authentic Andalusian lunch too. From £608.02 per group of two people.