Ruta Ernest Hemingway

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Exclusive Ernest Hemingway Tour: Chestnuts and Oak Trees Under the Forest Canopy

Slow the world down for one day and soak up the stillness of the forest. Several of the reasons why Hemingway fell in love with Ronda await you in the Genal Valley: imaginary landscapes, romantic airs and gastronomy rich in nuances.

The essential
  • Initial yoga session, saluting the sun.
  • Chorrera de Balastar, Faraján 
  • Visit “The Meadow of Ham”, Upper Genal.
  • Food at the Tin Factory.
  • Route of the Cliffs / Sendero de las Eras, Júzcar.
  • Dinner by Benito Gómez — 2 Michelin Stars — at Finca La Algaba (OPTIONAL)

How does a day ”Ernest Hemingway style” go? Here is what waits you

How does a day “Ernest Hemingway Style” go?  Here’s what awaits you:

Our vehicle arrives punctually at your hotel and at every stop you get to meet your companions on this adventure.
Once at the meeting point, Sergio will  wish you “good morning” and will introduce Isa.  She will lead you in the yoga session which precedes your other activities.
After the energy boost, we head to Faraján in our private vehicle (BMW x3 or van). During the journey you can feel the embrace of the sea of chestnut trees, holm oaks and cork oaks that make up this valley.
First we visit the waterfall of Las Chorreras de Balastar. We’ll just tell you that Hemingway described it as “a white swan on a pool of hope.” And in its surroundings you will discover the well-cared-for orchards from the Arab period that the residents of Faraján tend with affection. The fruit trees, the arabic waterways and the leafy vegetation will leave you in no doubt that this landscape a real orchard.

The next stop is at the small Iberian pig farm of Jamones de Alto Genal. This visit gives you a clear vision of what life is like in the countryside and the love that these small entrepreneurs feel for their environment – a careful protection of their animals, concern for their well-being and their diet, which results in a delicious and surprising ham. You savour it calmly along with the rest of local products, among which the derivatives of the chestnut predominate, a crop ever-present in the area.
We eat at the Royal Tin Factory, in Júzcar. This old 17th century factory has been converted into an ecological winery. The wines and dishes are excellent, and the place… remote and magical. And since today is your lucky day, you have even seen the rare Iberian lynx.
After this short break, it’s time for some action. It is time to do the Ruta de los Riscos, also known as the Ruta de las Eras (“The Cliff Route”). It is a simple route between limestone rocks to which the action of the water and the wind has given the most curious shapes. You feel like you are in an open-air museum.
Back in the van once more, you take the opportunity to rest a bit while you think about what is left to enjoy.
And you have decided to end the day by giving yourself a tribute and enjoying a dinner in style. A dinner designed by none other than chef Benito Gómez, from the Bardal restaurant. Only that is not where you are going, it is to the small Mediterranean paradise of Finca La Algaba where you will live the experience.

It is the finishing touch to a dream day in the copper forest.

Who is the Ernest Hemingway tour for?

A combination of the culturally curious, rural enthusiasts and lovers of high-class gastronomy. We are talking about the woman who dares to do this route.

If you are fascinated by the anecdotes of the great names of culture, if you think that there is no better de-stressing than a day among centuries-old trees and you are clear that for there to be good cuisine there must be a good product, this tour will make you fall in love with Andalucía.  Peace, nature and good food, for the body and for the soul. That’s the Ernest Hemingway route. Will you sign up?

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Prepare your Ernest Hemingway Route with 2B Experiences

Here we give you all the information you need so that you come prepared and nothing catches you unexpectedly.

  • This tour includes a low difficulty trekking route.
  • We recommend bringing appropriate clothing and footwear for the mountains.
  • It is also advisable to bring a backpack with water, a snack, sunglasses and sunscreen, etc.

What runs on our account

A guide who is an expert in this zone, and who speaks your language.

A woman who instructs you in yoga or meditation.

A private visit to Hams of the Upper Genal, with a tasting of their products.

A tasting of wines and local products in the Royal Tin Factory.

A full-day excursion.

You have the opportunity of customizing your route.

Four excellent reasons for not missing out on the Ernest Hemingway Route

Genal Valley

A hidden spot where magic still reigns.

Discover this Chestnut Sanctuary, also known as the Copper Valley, because of the beautiful leaf colours in the autumn.

Chestnut ham

Thanks to the special environment in which they are raised, the pigs of these meadows enrich their diet with the flavour of chestnut.

The taste of their meat bears witness to a ham production process so original that you will never have tried anything like it.

Route of the Cliffs

This is an expedition into a magic world, sculpted by Nature.

Allow yourself to be amazed by the varied landscapes which go from the terrain of olives and almonds to the eroded magnificence of the cliffs.

Dinner Design

An avant-garde dinner with mountain roots from the hand of a chef with two Michelin stars.

Live a dream evening at Finca La Algaba with the good work of Benito Gómez


The itinerary

We pick you up at your hotel, and all trips will be done in our private vehicle. If you also choose to combine the Ernest Hemingway Tour with our Dinner Design experience, we will pick you up at your hotel and take you back when the event is over.

The plan for the day is as follows

◆ Welcome

◆ Visit to the Chorreras de Balastar

◆ Personalized visit with tasting at Alto Genal Hams

◆ Lunch at the Royal Tin Factory of Júzcar

◆ Los Riscos hiking route.

◆ Return to the accommodation

✺✺ 2 Michelin star dinner at Finca La Algaba (Optional)

And don’t forget that  just by booking on our website


You will not find this tour cheaper anywhere on the web.


We pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation in our private vehicle.


Because you’re dealing directly with us, you can include activities which are not in the formal plan.

Ernest Hemingway summary

Duration: Pick up at 8:30 am and return to the hotel at 5:00 pm.

If you complete the day with the Dinner Design experience, the van will pick you up again at your hotel at 6:30 p.m. and will take you back at the end of the event.

Distances from the hiking trails: 2.5 km, with a drop of 250 meters.

Dates: This tour takes place on Wednesdays, throughout the year, although in the summer months, when it is extremely hot, we will do an alternative route that will not disappoint you.

Hours: 8:30 am: Hotel pick-up – 9:00 am: Yoga / sun salutation – 10:00 am: Visit to the Balastar Chorreras – 12:00 pm: Visit to Alto Genal Hams – 1:00 pm: Lunch at the Royal Tin Factory – 15:00: Los Riscos hiking route – 17: 00: Return to the hotel


Dinner Design schedule (optional activity): 7:00 p.m.: hotel pick-up – 7:30 p.m.: arrival at Finca La Algaba – 8:30 p.m.: Meditation – 9:00 p.m. Dinner Design Dinner by Benito Gómez —Transportation back to the accommodation.

Cost of the Ernest Hemingway Route: € 200 (VAT included)

Cost Dinner Design by Benito Gómez (optional): € 200 (VAT included)

Also included:

– A guide who speaks your language

Travel in our private vehicle

Food based on local products

Make your reservation for the Ernest Hemingway Tour

Do you have any doubts? We try to solve them here:

Is it safe to do the Ernest Hemingway Tour despite Covid-19?

  •  Yes, it is. We take all necessary measures to protect both our clients and all the workers involved in our experiences

Does the Ernest Hemingway Tour include Benito Gómez's dinner at La Algaba farm?

  • No. Dinner Design by Benito Gómez is an independent experience. However, we offer the possibility of adding it to the morning tour to live a round day from sunrise to dusk.

Is this route only for women?

  • No, of course you can come accompanied by a man. Although our main clients are women, we welcome anyone who wants to spend a pleasant day outdoors.

And can my children come?

  • The philosophy of 2B Experiences is to facilitate a carefree day for our clients and our routes are designed to meet that objective. Consequently, we prefer not to mix different profiles so that the experience is pleasant for all. However, if you want to organize a private tour with your whole family, do not hesitate to contact us and we will happily plan it.

Do I need to bring a mat to practice yoga or meditation?

  • It is not necessary, since 2B Experiencies we provide it for you. However, if you prefer, you can also bring your own.

What happens if I am forced to cancel my reservation?

  • You can cancel without any cost with a maximum of 24 hours in advance.

Can I make the payment in cash on the day of the route?

  • We do not offer this option. Payments are made through our website, automatically and completely secure

Can I give the exclusive Ernest Hemingway tour to a friend?

  • Of course. Write to us to provide us with your information and we will proceed to confirm your reservation.

Does the price include a souvenir or local product?

  • No, any purchase in the places we visit is at the customer’s expense.

I am an agency and I would like to sell this experience, how do I do it?

  • Please, contact us and we will give you all the information, including our special price for agencies.

Have you decided?

We hope we have clarified any possible question, but do not hesitate to write to us if you need more information.

And if you are one of those who are convinced and you are wanting to spend a day surrounded by lush nature and taste the delicacies of the place, booking with us is very easy from here and has all the advantages that we have explained to you.

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