12 ROUTES FROM THE VILLAGE

The following 12 routes, ranging in length from 3 kms to 13 kms, are easily accessible from the village.  These routes are fully signposted with Roman numerals on ceramic plaques and blue painted stripes. All have detailed written instructions in English and Spanish, which can be downloaded in pdf formatbelow (click on each link). You can also follow each route on wikiloc, using GPS technology. If you have any questions about the routes, or any feedback, please email: gaucindaywalks@gmail.com

Another excellent source of information written in English is a book written by local author Patrick Elvin “50 walks through Gaucín, Andalusia”, and is available to buy at the stationery shop in town or on Amazon. You are welcome to follow a route with the group of hikers from Gaucín (contact them on Facebook or e mail at gaucindaywalks@gmail.com).
Alternatively you can hire a local guide like Enrique Higuera who will show you all the secrets of the paths of the Serranía de Ronda.

Enrique Higuera

Enrique Higuera

Profesional walking Guide

 

Enrique is a profesionalWalking guide since 2014. Now he is in Gaucin, where he lived for 15 years. He offers local walks around Gaucin and The Serrania de Ronda.

He offers gastronomical and cultural tours too and visits to the local Bodegas.

decaminoasantiago1@gmail.com

ROUTE I : Up el Hacho

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 3 hours including photo stops
Distance: 7 Kms
Terrain: rough rocky paths, some steep climbing
Ascent/descent: 480m

Route in Wikiloc

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ROUTE II : Around El Hacho

Difficulty: Easy/Medium
Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Distance: 8 Kms
Terrain: rough paths and tracks
Ascent/descent: 290m

Route in Wikiloc

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ROUTE III : “La Adelfilla”. To the Ermita

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 2h 30m
Distance: 7 Kms
Terrain: Tracks and rough paths
Ascent/descent: 360 m

Route in Wikiloc

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RUTA IV : Hidden corners of Gaucin

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 2 hours 30 minutes including visit to the castle
Distance: 2 Kms
Terrain: village streets; rough paths around the castle
Ascent/descent: 100m

Route in Wikiloc

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RUTA V : Garganta las Palas

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 2 hrs 30 minutes
Distance: 9 Kms
Terrain: rough tracks and paths
Ascent/descent: 300m

Route in Wikiloc

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ROUTE VI : La Umbría

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Distance: 6 Kms
Terrain: Tracks and paths
Ascent/descent: 185m

Route in Wikiloc

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ROUTE VII : The Route of Guzmán el Bueno

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Distance: 5 Kms
Terrain: rough paths and vehicle tracks
Ascent/descent: 230m

Route in Wikiloc

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ROUTE VIII : Molino del Capitán

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Distance: 8 Kms
Terrain: rough paths and tracks, some sections of steep descent

Ascent/descent: 350 m

Route in Wikiloc

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ROUTE IX y X: Vias ferratas El hacho y El castillo del águila

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ROUTE XI : La Herriza y la Alquería

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 3 hours 30 minutes – 4 hours

Distance: 13 Kms

Terrain: rough paths and tracks

Ascent/descent: 440m

Route in Wikiloc

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ROUTE XII : The Smugglers path

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (with a car) OR 2 hours 30 minutes (walking from Gaucin petrol station)

Distance: 5 kms (with a car) or 10 kms (walking from Gaucín petrol station).

Terrain: rough paths and tracks

Ascent/descent: 150m

 

Route in Wikiloc

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ROUTE XIII : Venta del Socorro to La Claridad

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Distance: 5 Kms
Terrain: rough paths and tracks
Ascent/descent: 150m

Route in Wikiloc 

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ROUTE XIV : Route of the Muleteers

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Distance: 3 Kms

Terrain: uneven rocky paths and tracks, some steep sections

Ascent/descent: 190m

Route in Wikiloc

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GREAT TRAIL OF THE SERRANIA DE RONDA

The area of Gaucín offers fantastic hiking opportunities for any level of experience.  The 98 square kilometres of the municipality are a paradise of biodiversity and beauty with breath-taking views on even the shortest routes.  Many of the routes are ancient paths walked by muleteers between the villages of the Serranía. The trails around Gaucín are part of the GR141 Gran Sendero de la Serranía de Ronda, a spectacular long-distance hiking route.  The GR 141 is a circular route of 110 km in 6 stages starting and finishing in Ronda, passing through the mountain ranges and valleys of the rivers Guadiaro and Genal. Gaucín is featured in Stage 3 – “El Colmenar to Benarrabá”.

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