, Spain
GAUCÍN: Balcony of the Ronda Mountains where the Holy Child appeared to St. John of God.
The illustrious, always noble, very hospitable village of Gaucín.
I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest book on walking in the Serrania de Ronda. We walked all 40 of them this season. List of the walks and cover below 
There are twelve walks based on Gaucin 
It is called 40 day walks in Southern Andalucia between Ronda and Jimena and is available on all amazon platforms . I am offering to Walking club members postage free cost price at 8 euros let me know and I will order in bulk my email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The third book in a series of walks in this beautiful area of Spain, Patrick Elvin has compiled a fine collection of circular day walks which range from ascents to 1400 metres to walks in the Genal and Guadiaro valleys. Based on 40 years knowledge of the region, these walks are a unique anthology and take advantage of the recent development of marked paths as well as locally sourced traditional rights of way. 

Walks range from 3 to 6 hours in length and have wikiloc tracks and raster maps to accompany detailed directions.
62 JIMENA Laja Alta circular 21
63 JIMENA The Hidden Lagoon 26
64 JIMENA Cerro de la Bujeillo and the Hozgarganta 32
65 JIMENA Bob´s Walk 37
66 JIMENA Vultures and rock pools – The Salado valley 41
67 SAN PABLO Up to the Canuto Largo 46
68 COLMENAR Aquaduct and Cerro Maravillas 53
69 GAUCIN Abrevedero to Cerro Maravillas 57
70 GAUCIN South Of Almuña 64
71 GAUCIN Hacho Peso Veranil La Herriza 68
72 GAUCIN The Brutrera Gorge 74
73 GAUCIN Colmenar to Castillo 79
74 GAUCIN Colmenar Camino de los arrieros 84
75 GAUCIN Smugglers clockwise 91
76 GAUCIN EL Hacho , Montoro , Salta De Cura 97
77 GAUCIN To the veranil and Puerto la Era 102
78 GAUCIN Puerto La Era to Buitrera Gorge 107
79 GAUCIN To Rio Genal and return via Heart attack hill 111
80 GAUCIN Venta Mirador de la Sierra to Rio Genal 115
81 BENARRABA Benastapar and Genalguacil 120
82 BENARRABA Los Montes circuit 125
83 ALGATOCIN Venta San Juan Jubrique GR 141 129 
84 ALGATOCIN Siete Pilas to Las Canchas and Guadiaro 133
85 ALGATOCIN 7 Pilas to the Guadiaro via Puerto La Era 137
86 ALGATOCIN Venta San Juan via Benarraba 143 
87 ESTACION DE CORTES To the Puerto del Oso 148
88 CORTES DE LA FRONTERA Sierra Los Pinos 153 
89 GENALGUACIL To the Rio Genal via rio Almarchal 159
90 JUBRIQUE Chris´s walk 164
91 JUBRIQUE Matagallar and Genalguacil 169
92 BENALAURIA Bermeja via the Peñon de Benadalid 174
93 BENALAURIA to Jubrique and return via the PR 291 178 
94 BENALAURIA to the river Genal 183
95 BENADALD Round the Dorsal 187
96 BENADALID Benamaya circuit via Benalauria 190
97 ATAJATE GR 141 towards Alpandeire 194
98 JIMERA DE LIBAR PR 258 and return via Cerro Bernal 199
99 ALPANDEIRE to the Jarastepar and Los Riscos 202
100 ALPANDEIRE – To the Riscos – return via the Romeral 206
101 JUZCAR- to Moclon return via Farajan and La Romeral 211

30 artists’ stalls will be open to the public from 11.00 am until 14.30 pm. Entrance is free, plenty of parking is available and refreshments can be bought at the bar. Come and spend a relaxing morning in this delightful venue, feasting on exquisite and original arts and crafts from traditional watercolours to abstract paintings, handmade jewellery to ceramics, candles, hand-woven textiles, patchwork, cards, pottery and photography.
Marcus Myers and Elizabeth Zeder will be there too, entertaining us all with their and singing and music. 
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Ronda Romantica Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th

The annual May Feria in Ronda is actually the second oldest fair in Andalucia. It celebrates the historical and cultural significance of the whole of the Serranía and so all the surrounding villages take part in some way. There are food and artisanal markets as well as planned activities throughout the 5 days. On Friday our town hall is offering a free coach to the Feria which departs from Socorro at 430 returning at 11pm. Anyone interested should put their name down by Thursday but please note that only those dressed in clothes of the era can get on the town hall bus! Please see the website  for more info and also the town hall poster below. 

The Hunky Doris live on Friday 25th at 10pmOur very own David Bowie tribute band will be playing at the gasolinera so if you don’t fancy the Ronda trip here is another very different option! Please see poster below.image2.jpeg
Art Gaucín and it’s complementary exhibitions Art Gaucín celebrates its 15th anniversary this year and opens its studios this Friday. Information is available on Facebook and it’s website year we also have really interesting complementary exhibitions. On Saturday and Sunday we have  the creative arts exhibition at the Casa de Juventud opposite the gasolinera. This includes a variety of work by local creative talent including ceramics, patchwork, photography, jewelry and much more. Then we have the “casa artesanos” at 25, Calle largashowing jewelry, sculptures and ceramics, much of which will be available for sale. 
After four months of closure for maintenance and redecoration, both Hotel La Fructuosa and Restaurante La Fructuosa have reopened for the season.

Our chef Mariano Ruiz, has made the best of his winter to work with Neil Armstrong. Together, they have designed a new menu. Come and try it out in our redesigned dining room or on our terrace (weather permitting).

We are open for dinner (8 pm to 10:30 pm) on:


For reservations:

By phone: 617 692 784

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Azulete Restaurant


Serving traditional Spanish and Mediterranean food

New menu, great wine list, Vegetarian menu and gluten free options!

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday from 7pm to 10:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays we also open for lunch from 12am to 2:30 pm

Phone:+ 34  952151143

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