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Drive from Seville to Granada

Hi .. we are planning to drive from Seville to Granada via Ronda and el caminito del rey in a day and stay overnight in Granada. Is this doable? Is the road to Ronda dangerous?
Family of 4 travelling from the US.. kids are 10(almost 11) and 8.🙏

Thank you!!

Posted by
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Why would it be dangerous? What are you suggesting? Have not been on that route specifically but Spanish roads in general are a good as the roads in the US.

Posted by
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I suppose it's doable, but I'm not sure it's practical. That would be about five hours driving so doesn't leave much time to see things at either stop. In particular, if you plan to walk the path you need to allow several hours (remember you need to park at one end, get to the entrance, walk or vice versa - it's a one way route along the path).

Personally, I'd pick one or the other.

The roads aren't dangerous. Though some foreign drivers are:

Posted by
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I read that the road to Ronda is very curvy due to the mountains.. we will probably drop that from out route and go to the trail directly as I know the kids will enjoy that.

Thank you!

Posted by
18869 posts

ViaMichelin estimates the driving time Seville-Ronda-Ardales-Granada at over 4-1/2 hours. That's with no stops, getting lost, looking for parking in Ronda or walking from where you park in Ronda to the edge of the historic area (I don't know how far that will be). Even dropping Ardales, it's still a 4-1/2 hour drive. Either of those stops would take a good bit of time, plus you have to find food at least once during the day. I think you have time for one stop but trying to do both of them would be pushing it.

The Caminito del Rey website mentions a walking time of 3 to 4 hours, but I'm not clear on transport back to the parking lot you would need to use. Are there buses all the time? If so, how often do they run? Also, if this is an end-of-year trip, note that the Caminito is closed on December 24, 25, 30 and 31 as well as on January 1. The December 30 closure is because it's a Monday.