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  • Day13

    Ronda, Stadtrundgang

    April 30, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Heute sind wir vom Campingplatz in das Dörfchen Ronda gewandert. Eigentlich wollten wir den Via Ferrata an der berühmten Brücke über die Schlucht machen, aber der war geschlossen. So haben wir uns nur das Dorf angesehen. SPEKTAKULÄR! 😂

  • Day632

    A day out in Ronda

    March 20, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    At 32km away, Ronda was the large town closest to the villa. It was another of those days where the weather didn't know what it was doing, let alone the weather forecasters, so we thought a drive and trip to a settlement would be ideal. The sun shone bright on the lush green landscape as Paul maneuvered the car out of El Balcon with Cath, us and Poppy. The grass almost seemed to glow with the recent glut of rain and the hills were bobbled with grids of neatly pruned olive trees.

    Checking the road that led around the north east of the Zahara-El Gastor reserviour was still closed, we took the detour along the south west side, via the little Pueblo Blanco of Zahara, its distinctive castle clinging to a cliff, that raised it head and shoulders above the white houses. After pulling over to admire views over the blue, but mud tinged water, we set of again, only to find the road ahead was also shut. Landslides and subsidence caused by the unusually high rainfall have really taken their toll on the area. The 2nd detour took us in the opposite direction of our destination, to the extent that we turned around and tried to go a different route, only to find our way barred. What started off as a 32km drive turned out to be nearly 70km!

    Paul was great taking this extended journey in his stride and there were some beautiful sights along the way. We'd been watching Griffin Vultures around the house but today we got to see Egyptian Vultures, also known as Pharaoh's Chickens. The landcape was fertile and there was plenty of livestock farming, with sheep, goats chickens and cows as well as horses and donkeys. Interestingly we saw an area growing cork oaks, the bark on their trunks peeled back, a process that is carried out once every 9 or so years.

    Parking in Ronda was a lot more straightforward than in Seville the previous day. We worked our way through the unremarkable streets of the new town towards the original settlement, separated from us by a steep ravine. We found a bar-restaurant for lunch and were shown through to the quaint back room, with red and green painted wooden furniture and matching check pattern tablecloths. The food was good with Vicky enjoying the Andalucian speciality of gazpacho for starters and Will, a succulent leg of kid for mains.

    Warmed up and refuelled we continued down the main street until we reached the large white walls of Ronda's bull ring. None of us approved of the activity so we gave it as little attention as possible and carried on by the few little tourist stalls to the railings, past which the earth fell away precipitously to a flat valley floor 100m below. The Guadalevín river ran close to the foot of the cliff but we could see over the flat plain for tens of kilometres to the low hills that formed the horizon. The sunlight was brilliant but its warmth hadn't impacted much on the air, whose heat was effectively sapped by the icy wind so we didn't hang around too long.

    Working our way round the edge of the cliff we came to the Puente Nuevo; a 98m high stone bridge whose three arches span the El Tajo gorge that separates the Ciudad, or old town, from the new. We were surprised to see Choughs flying about below us, we associated these charismatic crows with mountains in Austria and Germany. Crossing the bridge, we had great fun leaning over the stone walls and black painted iron railings to see what was below.

    The brightly lit whitewashed houses of the original settlement provided an amazing contrast to the intensely dark grey sky brooding above. As we made our way up the winding cobbled streets the clouds broke and by the time we'd re-entered the new town it was hailing on us!

    At the supermarket on the way home we stocked up with wood, looking forward once again to the crackling heat of the villa's open fire.
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  • Day14


    July 11, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    The town of Ronda is one of the most beautiful places in Spain. It's famous bridge is spectacular, and our hotel is literally on the cliff overlooking the bridge. Construction on the bridge began in 1751 and it boggles the mind how large a task it would have been. It is 120m high above a narrow canyon through which a river runs.

    The whole of Ronda is elevated above the countryside around it. There are many places from where magnificent views can be savoured.

    Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway both spent many summers in Ronda and wrote about how they loved the town, its beauty, rugged cliffs and its long tradition of bullfighting.

    The narrow streets and the white buildings are so characteristic of this area. It is one of the most beautiful towns in Andalusia, if not Spain itself. We are only spending one night here, which seems hardly enough.
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  • Day13


    January 7 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Málaga- Ronda ca. 118 km
    Nach einer etwas unruhigen Nacht, Spanier mussten wieder feiern, sind wir früh am morgen Richtung Ronda aufgebrochen. Die Fahrt war gut, die Landschaft noch besser, jedoch die Straße eine Katastrophe.
    Aber egal wir haben es geschafft. Der Stellplatz liegt ca. 2,5 km außerhalb, es heißt immer so schön , fußläufig, allerdings sollte man wirklich gut zu Fuß sein, sonst macht das keinen Spass. Wir sind alles in allem mehr als 9 km gelaufen und jetzt sind wir ganz schön platt, einschließlich Hund.Read more

  • Day14

    Bullring in Ronda

    July 11, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    The bullring in Ronda is famous in Spain. Hemmingway wrote extensively about bullfighting and spent a lot of time in Ronda. I visited the bullring and toured its facilities, museum, bull handling yeards and the ring itself. For a town on only 30,000 people, it has a significant place in the history of bullfighting. Apparently the style of bullfighting differs in each area of Spain, and the toreadors in Ronda take a slightly different approach to those in Seville, who try to impress with flourishes and graceful turns and dance-like moves. Its a bit more stolid in Ronda, if I understand it correctly.

    The bullring here had more areas open to the public than the bullring in Seville. I could actually stand in one of the eight stalls that hold the bulls, which are released one by one and they run in a straight line from their pen, into the daylight of the ring. They are furious and a bit disoriented when they enter the ring, and are ready to take on whoever is standing in the ring wearing fancy clothes and waving a red cape around.

    The tour of the bullring was very interesting. I would like to see a bullfight but they are not taking place in the heat of summer.
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  • Day88

    Ronda Altstadt

    December 28, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Unsere Münchner Bekannter Thomas kam heute morgen zu uns auf den Stellplatz und es wurde kurz vorher sogar der Platz neben uns frei. Mittags dann zusammen ein Spaziergang in die Altstadt, wobei wohl die Brücke zur Altstadt die Hauptattraktion ist. In der Altstadt noch etwas gemütlich gegessen und dann wieder zurück zum Wohnmobil.Read more

  • Day89

    Nochmal Stadtbummel in Ronda

    December 29, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Heute Morgen wurde gegenüber ein großer Markt aufgebaut und den haben wir uns natürlich angesehen. Interessant war auch die Rennbahn mit den Modellautos. Die haben ganz schön Speed drauf. Mittags wollten wir eigentlich mit dem Roller die Umgebung erkunden, aber Ute war es zu windig und so sind wir nochmal in Richtung Altstadt gelaufen. Auf dem Rückweg konnten wir den Schinken Baguette nicht widerstehen und somit bleibt die Küche kalt.Read more

  • Day12

    Teba, Olvera und Ronda

    April 29, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Heute ging es in die Berge in die weißen Orte Teba, Olvera und Ronda. In Ronda bleiben wir heute auf dem Campingplatz. Den Ort besuchen wir morgen, für heute ist es genug.

  • Day29


    November 11, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Fast wär ich dran vorbeigefahren. Nette Stadt trotz vieler Touristen. Diese wird von einer beeindruckenden Brücke namens Puente Nuevo über eine 120 Meter tiefe Schlucht getrennt. Leider wars recht kalt.

  • Day33

    Fauler Tag in Ronda

    May 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Wir haben beschlossen einen " faulen Tag" im Camping einzulegen.Morgens wurden die Waschmaschinen ausgenutzt um Wäsche " richtig" zu waschen und das WoMo wurde vom Sand befreit und geputzt. Es wurde auch viel mit Nachbarn rechts und links geplaudert.
    Am Nachmittag haben wir die weitere Route überlegt und gefaulenzt. Es ist angenehm warm, es läuft ein Lüftchen. Einmal nichts tun schadet nicht.
    Werden heute Abend den Tag mit einer schönen Sangria abschliessen.

    Hier noch einige Bilder von gestern
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Ronda, RRA, 29400, Ронда

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