Access to Montejaque
- Situated in the Heart of the Andalucian Mountains in the Grazalema National Park & Ronda Mountains
- Only 19 klms to Ronda
- Only 2.8 klms from a Main Line Station
- Walking Distance to Excellent Mountain Climbing and Hiking Trails
- Only an hour and a half to the Beach
- Malaga Airport only 1hr 40mins
- Bus stop 500 mtrs
- Supermarket & Bank/ATM 300 mtrs
By Air to Southern Spain
There are flights to Malaga International Airport which is only 1hr and 40min away you can fly to Malaga Airport from most starting locations.
Many of our clients find the following websites helpful:
- Skyscanner – a very useful flight finding website which then allows you to go and book your trip directly with the airline
- Expedia – traditionally, one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly flight finders
We are often asked whether we are able to recommend a particular airline. In our experience Easyjet & Wizz Air seem to be a popular choice, or British Airways if budget allows.
Once you are here how are you going to get around? if you are not walking, climbing, cycling or running that is!
Public transport is very good, frequent and great value for money, and you can get almost anywhere with a little planning.
Nestling majestically among the mountains and overlooking a fertile valley of olive groves and almond trees, Montejaque is a stunning traditional Andalucian village that dates back to the time of the Berber settlers. The village perches at 687 meters above sea level; it is situated on the edge of the Grazalema National Park and commands spectacular views in all directions.
Montejaque is home to approximately 800 people and prides itself on its traditional lifestyle: goats, chickens and other farm animals can be seen in most of the small gardens and the indigenous community still wake early in the morning to make the most of the daylight.
Information and guidance in English and other languages, about the village and all that the surrounding area has to offer, can be found at the excellent Tourist Information Centre. Here is a just a taste of what Montejaque can give you: tapas bars offering daily changing menus ranging from sizzling prawns and chorizo to pork meat delicacies, where you can sit back and, with a Sangria, soak up the authentic village atmosphere; a mouth-watering traditional Spanish churros & chocolate shop, and small, bespoke supermarkets.
For your convenience there are two banks with ATMs in the village. On a Thursday morning you can stroll up the winding, cobbled streets to the main square to enjoy the vibrant farmers’ market. Visit the restored laundry museum, the olive oil production centre and the wonderful wineries where you will be met with a warm welcome. For children there is a fun, clean playground, a daily nursery and a petting farm.
Montejaque offers a perfect base for countless activities. It is a favourite springboard for hiking, with its excellent trails through the national park; the breathtaking 3hr Ronda mountain trek through the mountains; or the family friendly walk up to the Mirador on the southern slope to see the spectacular 360 degree views of the Grazalema National Park. Other activities include caving (there is a cave information centre in the village), horse riding, bird watching and cycling. There is something to delight all tastes and ages! If you wish to travel further afield, there are daily buses to Benaojan and Ronda from where you can catch a train or bus to almost any part of Spain.
Taxi to Ronda – 19.6 km, 24 mins Walking – 14.7 km, 3 hours
Taxi to Benojan – 2.8 km, 4 mins Walking – 2.1km, 27mins
“……. is where you should go if you ever go to Spain on a honeymoon or if you ever bolt with anyone. The entire town and as far as you can see in any direction is romantic.” Ernest Hemingway
With its spectacular escarpments and views, Ronda has become one of the most frequently visited and loved towns in Andalucia. The Rio Guadalevin sweeps through its centre along the deep El Tajo gorge and visitors can stroll across the Puente Nuevo ‘new’ bridge, which straddles the 100m chasm below, and gaze out at the breathtaking views of the Serranía de Ronda Mountains.
Amongst the many sights to see are: La Ciudad, the old district of Ronda, with its narrow, twisting lanes, historic churches and Gothic style cathedral surrounded by beautiful gardens; La Alameda Park where you can stand on one of the many balconies and be transported by the panoramic views; the leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, Ronda’s loveliest public space.
Ronda is also home to the oldest and one of the most highly regarded bull rings in Spain. Plaza de Toros. In addition, a chance to watch the splendid displays and get super close to owls, eagles and vultures at Aguilas de Rondais is not to be missed.
And for a really lively shopping experience, head off to the town’s pedestrianised high street, Calle La Bola, where you can stroll and enjoy the wonderful variety of shops, stopping whenever you feel weary at one of the delicious tapas bars or cafes.
Montejaque & Ronda