Mr Henderson’s Railway

"One of the most picturesque train journeys in Europe" - Michael Portillo


  • Discover the fascinating story of Mr Henderson’s Railway, the Andalucian railway built by a Victorian Englishman
  • Journey through some of the most stunning scenery in Southern Spain
  • Indulge in some excellent food and wine along the route (not included)
  • Walking option also available to enjoy some scenic hiking along the route
  • Explore the Old Town of Ronda


Trip Profile

1 Day
Best Time To Visit:
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
Tour Dates/Days:
Group Size:
Min: 2
Max: 20
The station

Tour Summary

This marvellous piece of Andalucian engineering heritage was, until recently, relegated to memory. But TOMA & COE have helped to revive it, so that we can show you the old glory days of train travel, with a modern twist.

Our day begins at the Hotel Reina Cristina in Algeciras, a magnificent colonial English hotel which dates from the turn of the century. Here we discover why the area held such appeal for Mr Henderson and find out about the many dignitaries who visited. Then we will take you on the railway itself to enjoy the spectacular views and scenery as the train winds its way up through the hills to Ronda.

We will visit the Reina Cristina’s sister hotel, the Reina Victoria in Ronda, perched magnificently atop the cliffs of Ronda Old Town. We will also take a short stroll through Ronda before heading back down to the Costa del Sol.

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  • Hotel Reina Cristina in Algeciras
  • Mr Henderson’s Railway to Ronda
  • Walking tour of Ronda Old Town
  • Optional – Scenic hiking along the route


Our driver will collect and drive you to Algeciras.

Malaga has direct flights from the USA and major European cities.


Our driver will return you to your meeting point.

Malaga has direct flights from the USA and major European cities.


Please enquire for prices

As TOMA & COE is a bespoke travel agency working with private clients and small groups, prices may vary slightly according to the time of year.

Costs are based on double occupancy/a minimum of two guests

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is Mr Henderson’s Railway?
The original line ran from Algeciras to Bobadilla, a total of 178km (110 miles).

Can we get off the train at different stations?
If you wish, we can walk part of the route, joining a later train to arrive in Ronda. Unfortunately, there are few scheduled trains daily, so it is not possible to spend time at many different stops on the route.

Is the station in the centre of Ronda?
Yes, it is close to the bus station. The station is a 19th century building.

Is it easy walking in Ronda Old Town?
The town itself is almost flat. However, if you wish to visit the Old Bridge and Roman baths, there is a steep hill to navigate.


krysta s

We booked 5 excursions with Toma and Coe for our trip to Spain. Words cannot begin to describe how amazing each and every tour was.

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Our guide to Ronda is coming soon

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