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Algeciras to Ronda scenic railway, Costa del Sol

Posted by Luci Ackers on 9 March 2015
Related property: Bena Vista
Algeciras to Ronda scenic railway, Costa del Sol

In the 1890s, a railway was built by the Algeciras (Gibraltar) Railway Company Ltd between Algeciras, right down in the south of Spain, and Ronda slightly further north. It was masterminded by British engineer John Morrison and his friend Alexander Henderson. The line connected with the main network to Madrid and acted as a gateway to the rest of Europe.

Nowadays the train journey from Algeciras makes a lovely day trip and takes you through stunning scenery and historic sites up to Ronda. The route runs on a single track down the Guadiaro valley and passes the beautiful Genal valley too, a place where there is limited road access, pretty villages and a number of walking routes. The journey captures the best of Britain during the Industrial Revolution and you can enjoy the novelty of spotting British Victorian railway memorabilia along the way. There are gastronomic surprises at different stations en route as well and, of course, the stunning views. Why not hop off to take a stroll through the unspoiled countryside before continuing on your journey.

Take a look here for the list of stations you'll pass through.

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Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.

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