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Old May 23rd, 2017, 09:09 AM
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I will be in Spain Oct 6 to 26. I fly into and out of Madrid. Upon arrival on the 6th I will take the train to Cordoba where I will stay for 2 nights. From there I have 3 days to plan before arriving in Seville on the 11th. I have my heart set on staying in Ronda, but now I have just discovered Gaucin. I am in love!! Also the Hotel Fructuosa, wow. Problem is how to get to these two towns. I do not drive. I know I can take the bus to Ronda, and from what I'm reading there is one bus a day to Gaucin. So, do I go from Cordoba to Ronda first, spend a night, then a bus to Gaucin for 2 nights. Or, go to Gaucin first, but how? I see there is a train, but it doesn't go all the way to Gaucin and there is no taxi service from the station to Gaucin. Haven't contacted the hotel yet, maybe they could arrange a driver to pick me up. Which town will be easiest to get to Seville from? Hope those familiar with this area can help me figure out transportation options. I am spending 6 days in Seville before flying to Marrakesh for 3 nights!! Yay!! Then flying to Madrid where I will spend 5 nights with a day trip to Toledo. I'm very excited for this trip. I've been to Northern Spain a couple times, so it will be wonderful to see the beauty of the south. Bonus, Marrakesh!! Thanks.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 11:03 AM
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Gaucin might not be in the cards. Now having a hard time finding a hotel in the town that's not too $$.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 03:53 PM
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No Granada?
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 04:39 PM
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I also hope you are going to Granada while in Seville.
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Old May 24th, 2017, 09:07 AM
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Don't hate me, but nope. Maybe on another trip. Booked Hotel San Francisco in Ronda for three nights. Hoping to do a day trip to Gaucin and maybe some walking tours/hikes in that area now.
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Old May 24th, 2017, 09:20 AM
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well, if you did wnt to go there, there is a bus from Ronda to Gaucin, only costs a few euro

http://www.tgcomes.es/horarios_30_english.htm

you're right, it is only once a day, I think not every day, either. You'd hve to take a taxi, it's about 25 miles
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Old May 24th, 2017, 09:27 AM
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Ronda is worth a half day visit. Look for Ekscrunchy's trip report. Believe she stayed in Gaucin and it wasn't worth even half a day. Go to Granada !
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I agree, Ronda is worth a half day or maximum a day trip, charming at night with street lights on. You can easily do a day trip to Arcos de la Frontera- by bus, or you may also go to Malaga by bus or by train. But of course Granada will be the best choice.
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I'm not going to knock your decision. not all of us want to do the 'must do's' that have been designed over time. Maybe you are a slow traveler and don't want cities all the time. Maybe you house an inner el Greco and will wander out of Ronda, find a comfortable rocky perch and paint a masterpiece (el Greco's famous landscape of Toledo http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/greco/toledo.jpg).
Hopefully you'll provide a short trip report when you come back and let us know how you enjoyed Gaucin. See if it would appeal to others.
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