This route starts at the María Auxiliadora Square in Ronda, also known as ‘Campillo’ Square. The paved track goes to the Molinos (the Mills) Beauty Spot. There is a path, which has stretches covered in concrete, and goes along the lower slope of the cliff to Las Muelas mountain pass, the first big drop on the route. There is to follow this way up to a footway on the left that goes to Benaojan Road. Go along it for less than a kilometre, and cross it at the Indiana Beauty Spot. At that point, an asphalt road that stretches beside the river will take you to the first ungated level crossing. There turn left and go along a dirt track to ‘La Pasá de Gibraltar’, a way that was named after a ford made by the Guadiaro River.
Then follow an uphill path that goes along the railway, and then climbs to the Ronda Pass, the second big drop. From that place, a downhill dirt track will take you to Benaoján.
You will go through the village from the north to the south, until you get to Benaoján Train Station, where the second, in this case gated, level crossing is. Cross it and go over the bridge on the Guadiaro River. This way, which goes towards Jimera de Líbar Train Station, following the river, is really eye-catching and supposes no difficulties.
When you get to the station, you will have to cross the railway for the fourth time, and go on beside the road to the Municipality of Jimena de Líbar. Then go past the swimming pool and, five minutes after, you will get to a washing place at the end of this stage.
GR-141 Gran Senda de la Serranía de Ronda is a circular trail composed of 6 separate routes along a large part of the Serranía de Ronda.
It is perfectly well known that you will enjoy unforgettable landscapes exploring the region off-road. Unlike other regions with a gentler orography, this fact becomes especially true in the Serranía de Ronda because modern roads were not built, for technical reasons, along ancient paths which used to link different villages. Thus an unexplored world with stories and tales, fountains, abandoned alquerias (old farmhouses), mills and cortijos (typical Andalucian country houses) is out there awaiting a doughty explorer to discover it. You will need to park your car, put your hiking boots on and follow the route. The Gran Senda de la Serranía de Ronda is waiting for you.
You will not feel alone at any time as the trail goes through most of the small villages in the Serranía where you can have a well-deserved rest in bars and restaurants, buy food for the hike and even stay overnight in a cottage or a small hotel.