Curving around Ronda's south and southeast, the Serranía de Ronda may not be the highest or most dramatic mountain range in Andalucía, but it’s certainly among the prettiest. Any of the roads through the range between Ronda and southern Cádiz province, Gibraltar or the Costa del Sol make a picturesque route. Cortes de la Frontera, overlooking the Guadiaro Valley, and Gaucín, looking across the Genal Valley to the Sierra Crestellina, are among the most beautiful spots to stop.
To the west and southwest of Ronda stretch the wilder Sierra de Grazalema and Los Alcornocales natural parks. There are plenty of walking and cycling possibilities. More recently, the region has developed nearly a dozen vie ferrate, making it one of the best areas in Spain for fixed-protection climbing. Ronda’s tourist office can provide details of outdoor activities as well as maps.