Coordinates 851

Uploaded July 24, 2014

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3,356 ft
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64.9 mi

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near Ronda, Andalucía (España)

This is a nice trip around Ronda City with adequate elevation, lovely views passing via passes which were climbed many time by professionals during Vuelta's.

You start in city center taking the direction for Gaucin / Jimena de la Frontera through A-369. Shortly you will start climbing for 10 km to the pass called Puerto Encinas Borrachas over 1.000 m.a.s. and then you can keep on for Atajate still surrounded by dry and steep mountains. After 20 km you will come to Atajate and there you have to turn right for Benaojan / Jimena de Libar to get nice 6 km long downhill via empty road MA-508.

In the valley go over train track and turn right for Benaojan / Montejaque through MA-549/501. You will go along famous paleolithic cave Cueva de las Piletas showing so old pictures of early life here. Entering Benaojan you will come to T-junction and turn left for Montejaque, still up and in the village right to follow road MA-505 going along Lake Montejaque. After 6 km you meet main road Ronda-Algodonales A-374. Turn back to Ronda but only for few km's. Then turn left to follow signs for roman archaeological site Acinipo to see above all impressive rest of main theater wall.

Then you keep on for Setenil de las Bodegas famous for its hanged houses in rock formation. Road A-7402 is a bit destroyed in two places, but slow down to survive. From Setenil de las Bodegas you have to climb back to Region of Malaga through CA-414/MA-414. Following road to Cuevas de Becerro you will get nice downhill to proper village and there turn right back to Ronda. There is one last pass called Puerto de Saltillo (830 m.a.s.) and then you will appear again in Ronda.
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RONDA/PLAZA DE TORROS

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RONDA/NEW BRIDGE

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RONDA/CHURCH HOLY SPIRIT

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RONDA/ALMOCABAR GATE

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TURN RIGHT FOR ALGECIRAS

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KEEP STRAIGHT FOR ATAJATE/ALGECIRAS

Mountain pass

PASS ENCINAS BORRACHAS

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ATAJATE {FOOD & DRINK]

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TURN RIGHT FOR BENAOJAN

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TRAIN STATION JIMERA...

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TURN RIGHT FOR CAVE PILETAS/BENAOJAN

Archaeological site

CAVE PILETAS

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BENAOJAN [FOOD & DRINK]

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TURN LEFT TO CLIMB TO MONTEJAQUE

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MONTEJAQUE [FOOD & DRINK]

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TURN RIGHT FOR ZAHARA/GRAZALEMA

Mountain pass

MURES

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CAVE HUNDIDERO

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TURN RIGHT FOR RONDA/ACINIPO

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TUN LEFT FOR ACINIPO ARQ. SITE

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KEEP STRAIGHT FOR ACINIPO/SETENIL...

Archaeological site

LEFT TO CLIMB RUINS OF ACINIPO

Archaeological site

ACINIPO RUINS [OPENED 10-14H]

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RIDE RIGHT FOR SETENIL DE BODEGAS

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SETENIL DE BODEGAS [FOOD & DRINK]

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KEEP STRAIGHT FOR ALCALA/CUEVAS....

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TURN RIGHT FOR CUEVAS DE BECERRO

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HAZA DE LOS MONJAS

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CUEVAS DE BECERRO [FOOD & DRINK]

Intersection

TURN RIGHT FOR RONDA

Mountain pass

PASS SALTILLO (830 M)

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