Malaga hiking Ronda to Castellar
The C- 341road is the link between Ronda and Gaucin. It crosses the north west spurs of the Ronda Sierra and passes through olive groves, corn fields, almond trees and vineyards.
Benadalid , with its shining whitewashed streets of undeniable Muslim origin is an eloquent example of the type of mountain village the traveller is getting to know.
Gaucin at the foot of Hacho Sierra is one of the most attractive villages in the region. The steep slopes and winding streets are an invitation for all lovers of popular architecture. At the top there are the remains of the Castle of El Aguila, which was built in Muslim times.
At this point the road enters the sierra of Cadiz , Jimena de la Frontera lies at the end of a short turn off on the right of the road. The village is at the foot of an Arab castle, surrounded by forests and pasture where horses and fighting bulls graze.
The old part of Castellar de la Frontera still preserves a semi abandoned cluster of houses inside the old Muslim area. The view from there is splendid and reaches as far as the bay of Algeciras and the African coast. The village is reached by passing through the only gate in the curtain wall.