Hiring a Flamenco Campers campervan makes for a holiday of adventure and discovery in Andalucia. Southern Spain is home to beautiful, historic, white-washed mountain villages. Discovering these delightful ‘pueblos blancos’ make for an unforgettable Flamenco Campers holiday.

Why Go?

Rural Andalucia offers a unique and picturesque insight into life in Southern Spain. Some of the most beautiful white villages can be found in Malaga province, close to the remarkable mountain town of Ronda, in the ‘Serranía de Ronda’ area, including the scenic Genal Valley and Guadiaro Valley. Also, Ronda is now a renowned for wine growing, and a visit to a few of the local wineries makes for a fun and fascinating experience.

Where is it?

The Serranía de Ronda is an area of valleys and mountains, a place of outstanding natural beauty, with the town of Ronda at its heart, a historic community of culture, art and architecture.

How to Get There

It takes less than one and half hours to drive from our Flamenco Campers base to the town of Ronda. You will be heading inland, into rural Andalucia; however, the country roads are very good quality, and the drive is beautiful.

From our base get onto the A-7052 heading north west, past Cartama, where you can join the A-357 that climbs north and then begins to descend towards Ronda.

On The Way, Visit…

Carratraca

Within about half an hour of leaving the Flamenco Campers base, and whilst on the A-357 you will pass the village of Carratraca. This makes for a wonderful place to take a break. Turn off the main road and drive up to this renowned thermal spa village. The Romans made bathing an integral part of their culture, so understandably when they occupied Iberia they were quick to exploit the many thermal water springs in Southern Spain, creating a network of thermal spas, known as ‘Balnearios’ – Carratraca is one of these historic spa villages.

Ronda

This mountain town is one of the most famous in Andalucia, thanks to its spectacular setting on a rock outcrop with a deep gorge canyon that divides the old town and new town, which are connected by an impressive and historic bridge. A stop here is essential. In fact, it’s a good place to stay overnight as there is a charming campsite on the edge of town.

Ronda is rich in history and culture. The narrow streets and squares of old town follow the original layout of the Arab medina that stood here some thousand years ago. The new town also has many striking features, including the oldest bull-ring in Spain.

The town is full of excellent bars and restaurants, so you will be able to try many of the region’s specialities including, ‘ajo blanco’, (a white almond and garlic soup); ‘rabo de toro’ (slow cooked oxtail); and migas Rodeñas (a rustic dish of fried breadcrumbs with chorizo). If you have a sweet tooth try the ‘yemas de Tajo’ (sweet treats made with egg yolks and sugar). Also, the convents still make homemade biscuits, so if you have time visit one of them to buy a box of cookies to enjoy in your Flamenco Campers camper van.

Wineries

Ronda has also emerged as a boutique wine growing area, with some renowned small-scale wineries. Many are open to the public and offer wine tastings. We particularly like:

Finca Descalzos Viejos – where the oak wine barrels are stored in an ancient chapel with priceless frescoed walls.

Bodega F. Schatz – the family was the first to restore the tradition of wine growing to the area towards the end of the last century.

Cortijo Los Aguilares – one of the most beautiful settings for a winery; charming tasting rooms serving great red and rose wines.

Bodega Doña Felisa – probably t