Grazalema: Serrania de Ronda: Andalucia.
The village of Grazalema is in the province of Cádiz in Andalucia. It lies in the mountain range of the Sierra de Grazalema at 800m.
In 1977 this area was declared a “Reserve of the Biosphere” by UNESCO due to the exceptional variety and wealth of its flora and fauna.
This pretty village draws walkers from all over the world
There are fantastic walks, a huge variety of flowers and diverse bird and animal life.Large, soaring birds can easily be spotted in the high cliffs including Booted Eagles and Griffon Vultures.
All walks in Grazalema are for those who enjoy a good,medium to level walk.
Here is a sample walking itinerary.
Day 1: Arrive at Malaga Airport(Please enquire for time when your flight should arrive at Málaga airport and the departure of the courtesy bus transfer.) Your guides will meet you and transport you to the village. After settling in your accommodation we will arrange a short orientation tour of Grazalema.
Day 2: Puerto de Boyar – Puerto de las Presillas – Llanos de Endrinal – Grazalema (linear, one way)
This is an excellent walk for a chance of spotting the Spanish Ibex – the wild mountain goats which roam the high peaks of the Sierra de Grazalema. Various species of wild orchids, when in season, can be found along the path, together with other wild flowers such as Spanish Iris or Peruvian Squill.
Day 3: Benaocaz Village – Grazalema Village (linear, village-to-village)
This village-to-village walk is a wonderful ramble through changing landscapes – forest paths, rocky outcrops, meadows and a gorge overlooked by the famous Salto de Cabrero crag – the Goatherd’s Leap – named after the anonymous legendary goatherd who could jump from one side of the gorge to the other.
Day 4. Pinsapar – The Spanish Fir Forest (linear, return)
This is one of the most memorable walks of the Sierra de Grazalema, offering mountain views, abundant birdlife and a chance to see the ancient endemic Spanish Fir Trees – a protected species that exists only around Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves (near Ronda).
Day 5: Rest Day.
Day 6: The summit of Simancon (1560 meters) semi-circular
The spectacular views are worth the steady climb which starts at about 950 meters. The climb is very gradual and the surface does not pose much of a challenge until the last 20 minutes of the walk when we must pick our way through the rocks to reach the very peak of Simancon.
Day 7: Montejaque to Venta de los Alamillos (linear, one way)
This is a remote ramble through lost and lonely stunning landscapes. The walk starts at the Montejaque village square and ends in a cork oak and Portuguese oak forest where the magnificent oak trees encourage nesting of woodpeckers, various owls and Hoopoes.
Day 7: Airport Transfers.