Ruta del Los Bandoleros – 6 day hike from the Ronda Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea from £734

This 6 day/7night trail begins in Ronda and takes in some of Southern Spains wildest and most dramatic landscapes – untill recent times  the redoubt of smugglers and bandits who used the folds of the rugged sierras as refuge giving this hike its name,  Ruta de Los Bandoleros.


The route is available both as a self guided or as a fully guided week long hike.  The self guided option ( £734p/p)  benefits from a support vehicle to forward excess luggage onward to the next hotel and on call should assistance be needed. A comprehensive  dossier is also included, full of info, hiking maps, GPS co ordinates and Satellite imagary to make navigating the sierras complex topography quite literally a walk in the park.

Gaucin, Serrenia de Ronda

For those that choose the guided option ( £974 p/p), the Ruta de los Banderleros is guided by Michael himself,  leaving walkers free to enjoy the scenery without the responsibility of navigating and free to learn about the unique ecology, history and the the local stories of this facinating area.

Enjoying the views, day 1

We overnight in a different village each night so while the walking will be through some of Andalucia’s wildest corners our accommodation will be in delightful boutique and historic hotels ( 3 & 4 star ) including the 13 century Moorish Castle of Castellar de la Frontera. This also gives us a chance to sample the regions fabulous gastronomy – well earned after a days walking in the Spanish Sierras!


This hike visits some of Andalucia’s most treasured historical and ecological attractions including one of Europe’s most biodiverse protected areas, Los Alcornocales Natural Park and archeological sites of Neolithic, Roman, Visigothic and Moorish origin. Walking distances vary between 15-25km a day depending on the terrain amounting to an average of 7 hours/day walking time designed for the moderately fit in mind. There is a support vehicle on hand all times to forward luggage on to next hotel and to provide assistance if needed.

West of Castellar, day 3

Contact for further info and availability. Group size ( 2-6 ),  prices are based on a couple or friends sharing a room, single room supplement an additional €340. Price includes airport transfers to/from Malaga,  7  nights accommodation in 3 & 4 star hotels, support vehicle and driver. Self Guided option includes a comprehensive dossier with info, maps, GPS points etc. Guided option includes the additional benefit of a local guide ( Michael ) for all 6 days walking.