Andalusia is home to the Flamenco. You won´t see a Flamenco elsewhere as impressive, beautiful and stunning. Ronda offers various shows throughout the week.
Outdoor - activities
La molina borders on three national parks which offer a wide and varied range of hiking routes:
Sierra de las Nieves,
Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Ronda and, not too far
Alcornocales Natural Park.
We are pleased to provide you with detailed information on numerous hikes.
We can also organise a guide on request, and bring you to starting points and pick you up again.
Other outdoor activites which the area is known for - and of which we can organise some for you:
Horse - Riding
Enjoy the beauty of Andalucia on horse-back and finish with tapas and wine... We will be more than delighted to organise this for you.
Paragliding/hang-gliding and balloon flights
Fly with the eagles and vultures. Algodonales is a 30 min drive. Another starting point is only 5 km from La Molina itself (Ronda la Vieja/Acinipo)
Hiking and climbing
There are numerous hiking routes close to Setenil de las Bodegas and in the neigbouring sierras.
Cycling in Andalucia Cycling is a popular sport in Andalucia and it is not uncommon to see groups of cyclists out enjoying a weekend morning together as they tour the countryside. These are often serious cyclists in full gear. Some are members of local cycling teams and may, therefore, be training for upcoming competitions.
Another excellent option for cyclists are the Vias Verdes. These are old railways lines which have been turned into Greenways, with old stations and other buildings now serving as guest houses, restaurants and information centres. Only cyclists and pedestrians are allowed to use them, making them an excellent choice for families who enjoy cycling. Bike hire is available, along with trailers for those too small to negotiate their own wheels. There are 12 Vias Verdes in Andalucia, with routes going along coasts, over hills and through olive groves. A great way to appreciate the countryside and its inhabitants safely with friends and family, while getting fit. Read more about Andalucia’s Via Verdes here. Beautiful cycling tours are possible, for example on the Via Verde de la Sierra.
From Olvera to Puerto Serrano the tracking and cicle track follows over 26 kilometers ancient railroad lines.
The region is also interesting for motorcyclists due to its well-developed and winding roads through the varied landscape.
Discover the wealth of local wines, such as the internationally awarded and ecologically produced wines by Frederick Schatz, the first organic winery in the province of Malaga.
Various nearby agencies offer adventure sports like canyoning, cave exploring, paintball, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, jeep tours, balloon flights and much more.
Orcas, dolphins and whales can be seen in the Strait of Gibraltar. Between April to August you can take a boat from Tarifa going out to the Mediterranean and Atlantic Seas.
A 35 minutes drive from la molina you will find the 250 meter deep canyon 'Garganta del Chorro', one of the best climbing areas in Andalusia.
A total of 600 varied routes for all abilities attract climbers from around the world.
In the area around Campillos (Río de la Venta), there are about 60 climbs in a narrow canyon.
The overhangs in the grotto of Archidona are among the toughest tours of Spain.
Other climbing areas are located in Grazalema (Peñón Grande) and Benaocaz in the Sierra de Grazalema.
Fishing in the lake of Zahara-El Gastor
La Molina lends itself to birdwatching. The cliffs and the protected river landscape with mature trees host a vast variety of birds.
At the Sierra de Grazalema and at the rock of Zaframagón are two of the biggest colonies of griffon vultures in Europe.
On guided birdwatching tours you can not only discover rare birds but also other wild animals of the Sierra.
Ruta de los Bandoleros - 'the bandits route'
In the 18th and 19th century it was advised to avoid them - Spain's famous street robbers, the Bandoleros.
Nowadays you can follow their footsteps in the mountains of Andalusia. The Ruta de los Bandoleros begins in their former bandit stronghold Ronda and continues through the deep valleys, oak forests and olive groves to one of the most beautiful white villages in Andalusia.
Countless tales and legends surround the Bandoleros. While affluent travelers trembled before them, the poor saw them as freedom fighters and benefactors, who shared their gains with them.
One of the most famous of these Spanish Robin Hoods - El Tempranillo - is still celebrated every year in Grazalema. Each October, he is honored with a celebration including costumes from the Bandoleros era and plenty of red wine.
A museum in El Gastor is solely dedicated to this famous Bandolero.
In Ronda, the “Capital of the Bandoleros”, there is also a museum dedicated to the bandits where you can see weapons, historic pictures and traditional costumes. (www.museobandolero.com)
Ruta de Almorávides y Almohades
The Almohades and Almoravides were Berber dynasties that controlled North Africa and Al-Andalus from the 11th to the 13th centuries.
On the Almoravides and Almohades route we are reminded of the common cultural heritage of the two neighboring continents.
The trail begins in Tarifa and stretches over 400 kilometers through the provinces of Málaga and Cádiz, crosses Ronda and ends in Granada.
On the trails of this fascinating history of Andalusia, there are stunning landscapes, legendary places and fortresses, monuments and traditions - and, of course, typical gastronomical delights.
Cueva de la Pileta
In the cave discovered in 1905, you can see cave drawings from the Aurinac culture (among others). Paleolithic wall paintings of fish, goats and horses can be deciphered, some around 32,000 years old.
One of the descendants of the original discoverer guides tours through this fascinating flowstone cave (this is the only way you can see it).
Cueva de Gato
Between Montejaque and Benaojón lies another cave complex.
The entrance can be visited without a guide. For further exploration you have to join a guided tour that, among other things, leads through an underground river.
Ronda La Vieja - Acinipo
The original town of Ronda stood on this spot until 550 AD when it was ruined by the Visigoths. Later, it was rebuilt on its present location 20 kilometers away.
Nowadays there is a Roman archaeological site that can be visited.