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The Tajo de Ronda Gorge, the Tajo de Ronda Pathway

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The city of Ronda has opened the first stage of the Camino del Desfiladero del Tajo, a route that leads to the base of the Puente Nuevo bridge.connecting both sides of this iconic and internationally known monument. This new tourist attraction offers a unique perspective of this natural environment, usually viewed from above, now accessible from below.

From Visitanddo.com we tell you the latest news about the new "Caminito del Tajo de Ronda".how to get to Ronda, where to buy tickets to visit the Tajo de Ronda gorge, among others.

Where is the Desfiladero del Tajo de Ronda?

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The Desfiladero del Tajo de Ronda is located in the city of Ronda.The village, 100km from the centre of Malaga, is situated in the region of the Serrania de Ronda, on a plateau cut by the deep canyon of the river Guadalevin.

Ronda is known for its breathtaking scenery, history and architecture including the famous New Bridge which connects the old and modern parts of the city over the Tajo de Ronda.

To get to the start of the Desfiladero del Tajo de Ronda trail head towards the Plaza de María Auxiliadora and when you reach the end of the balconies, where you can enjoy amazing views of the valley, you will see a path that goes down to the Casa del Manolillo, which marks the entrance control to the Desfiladero del Tajo. We provide you with how to get to the Desfiladero del Tajo de Ronda by clicking here.

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Entrance and opening times to the Tajo de Ronda Gorge

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The tickets to visit the Camino through the gorge of the Tajo de Ronda have a price of 5 euros. They are available in the official website with a purchase limit of 4 tickets per transaction.

Just like the Caminito del Rey, children under 8 years of age are not allowed to participate in this activity.. Children over the age of 8 must bring their original ID card or family book to prove their age and must be accompanied by an adult. 

On the other hand, Ronda residents will not need to make a reservation and will be able to access free of charge. by presenting your identity document.

Currently, a maximum of 30 people per hour is allowed to ensure safety and avoid crowds.This gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy the views and obtain information via QR codes along the route.

Timetables vary according to the season:

  • In winter, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
  • In spring and autumn, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00 every day.
  • In summer, from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00 every day.

From when can you visit the Camino del Desfiladero del Tajo de Ronda?

The Camino del Desfiladero del Tajo de Ronda will be accessible from Thursday 11 April 2024 in the afternoon, with the reservation period starting on Saturday 13 April 2024.

Is it necessary to book a ticket for the Desfiladero del Tajo de Ronda?

Yes, it is advisable to book in advance to visit the Tagus Gorge, as there is a limit to the number of people who can enter, currently 30 people per hour to ensure visitor safety and avoid crowds.

What is the route along the Camino del Desfiladero de Ronda like?

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The first phase of the Desfiladero de Ronda path runs along a 250-metre footbridge three metres above the river Guadelvín.This suspended path, clinging to the rock and modelled in the image of the Caminito del Rey, offers breathtaking views of the Hoya del Tajo, as well as of the pools and waterfalls of the Guadalevín and the three bridges that cross it: the New Bridge, the Roman Bridge and the Old Bridge, from a unique and never-before-seen vantage point.

From the outset, the road runs along the left bank of the TagusThe path was originally built for the transport of materials and the access of workers during the construction of the New Bridge in the 18th century.

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The second phasewhich is still under construction and will be open for visits in the future, will start after crossing the New Bridge along the railing. This section, which is approximately 500 metres long, will be open to visitors in the future, shall be called Tagus Gorge Passage and will provide access to the steepest, most vertical and narrowest part of the gorge, allowing access to the platforms of the old weir of the flour mills, the hydroelectric power station and the Huertas del Tajo.

Recommendations and prohibitions for enjoying the Tajo de Ronda Gorge

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According to the official website of the Tajo de Ronda GorgeIn order to ensure the safety of visitors and preserve the natural environment, the following rules are implemented during the visit:

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for hiking.
  • Use sunscreen and a hat in case of sun.
  • Bring enough water for the visit.
  • Respect the flora and fauna of the Natural Park.
  • Keep quiet and avoid disturbing other visitors.
  • Use litter bins to dispose of rubbish.
  • Enjoying the Natural Park responsibly.


  • Carrying children or people on gangways.
  • Use harnesses, bulky backpacks, canes, crutches, wheelchairs, trolleys or similar on walkways.
  • Failure to use safety equipment correctly.
  • Use an umbrella in case of rain. It is compulsory to wear a mackintosh or similar.
  • Littering or littering.
  • Lighting a fire.
  • Smoking of any substance.
  • Ingesting alcoholic beverages and non-recommended foods.
  • Photographing or filming with a tripod or any other item that may obstruct the passage.
  • Use drones or similar devices.
  • Accessing the space with animals.
  • Bathing in the river or in its pools.
  • Entering the tunnels of non-enabled canals.
  • Leave the authorised path.
  • Pulling up plants or parts of plants.
  • Shouting or listening to loud music.
  • Undress, take off your shoes or lie down in the space.
  • Damage to rocks and other geological features.
  • Graffiti or inscriptions.
  • Scattering ashes of the deceased.
  • Access with baby carriage, wheelchair or any accessory that makes evacuation difficult.
  • Access to the site with children under 8 years of age.
  • Resell tickets or reservations.
  • Access and/or remain in the facility during closing days and times.

Visitors are obliged to comply with these rules and the instructions of the responsible staff.

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7 reasons to visit Ronda

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There are numerous reasons to visit Ronda, including the following:

  1. Breathtaking sceneryRonda is situated in a spectacular natural setting, high up in a deep canyon cut by the river Guadalevín. The views from the viewpoints and the famous Puente Nuevo are breathtaking.
  2. Historical and cultural heritageThe city has a rich history dating back to Roman and Arabic times, with influences visible in its architecture, cobbled streets and historic monuments such as the Plaza de Toros, one of the oldest bullrings in Spain.
  3. "Puente Nuevo"This iconic stone bridge, built in the 18th century, is one of Ronda's main attractions and offers breathtaking views of the canyon and surrounding countryside.
  4. GastronomyRonda's local cuisine is delicious and varied, with traditional dishes from the region such as oxtail, migas (fried breadcrumbs) or lamb stews.
  5. Wine tourismThe region of Ronda is known for its wineries and vineyards, where excellent wines are produced, especially reds. A visit to a winery and tasting the local wines is an experience not to be missed.
  6. Hiking and outdoor activitiesRonda's surroundings offer numerous hiking trails and outdoor activities, such as horse riding, climbing and canyoning, ideal for nature and adventure lovers.
  7. Quiet and picturesque environmentRonda retains a quiet and picturesque charm, with its narrow streets and charming squares, making it a perfect destination for strolling and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of southern Spain.

Don't miss the opportunity and make a excursion to Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas from Malaga in one day to get to know one of the most beautiful white villages in Andalusia:

This excursion to Ronda includes:

  • Transport to and from Málaga & Costa del Sol
  • English and Spanish speaking guide during the coach trips and excursion.
  • Free time in Setenil de las Bodegas
  • A glass of Spanish wine overlooking the Puente Nuevo.
  • Guided tour of the city of Ronda including entrance to Casa Museo Don Bosco.

The Tajo de Ronda Gorge is a unique destination that combines natural beauty with history and adventure, offering an unforgettable experience for those who visit, it is a perfect place for lovers of photography and natural beauty.

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