While many travelers to the south of Spain have Granada and Seville in mind, some of the most charming and authentic experiences can be found along the Route of the White Hill Towns. Here's how to visit these tiny, whitewashed villages from Seville.
Visit several of the white villages, along with Ronda, on a day trip from Seville.
Tour the El Gato and La Pileta caves, or marvel at the olive groves of the UNESCO-listed Sierra de Grazalema Nature Park.
Sample olive oil in Zahara de la Sierra.
Walk the scenic streets of Ronda, situated atop two cliffs separated by the famous New Bridge.
Learn about the Roman and Moorish architecture styles that characterize the area.
Enjoy a traditional Andalucian lunch made with fresh, local ingredients.
Things to Know
The chain of picturesque white villages begins about 53 miles (86 kilometers) from Seville.
Choose a private or small-group tour to gain insight from a tour guide and roundtrip transportation from Seville.
Expect day trips from Seville to last between eight and 10 hours.
Wear comfortable walking shoes suitable for traversing uneven surfaces; many of the white villages are hilly.
This region of Spain is famous for its sunshine, so don't forget sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
Most day trips include hotel pickup and drop-off in Seville.
Day trips are also available from Cadiz, Malaga, and Jerez.