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 hill 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.Our guests stay in the charming Hostel Casa De Las Piedras in Grazalema village.The rooms are large, well appointed and comfortable. There is a large lounge area where our guests can enjoy a glass of wine beside a log fire.
**All walks in Grazalema are for those who enjoy a good,medium or more challenging level walk. Ascents and descents are involved in most walks so a good level of fitness is required.Flat walks are not available.**
” After many years of Walk Andalucia holidays in Torrox we have finally had the Grazalema experience! The hotel was comfortable and relaxed, the perfect base from which to explore the pretty village.Our guides are just so friendly, knowledgeable and kind-the best guides ever! We walked in wild, beautiful areas and saw so much bird and wildlife.
Thank you for planning such a fantastic week in Grazalema.”
Sue and Trevor. October 2018.
Grazalema holiday includes:
Courtesy airport transfer leaves Málaga airport for Grazalema at 12.30. ** Please get in contact before booking your flights.**
- Courtesy airport transfer leaves Grazalema on departure day for Málaga airport at 09.00 .
- 7 nights accommodation in Hotel Casa De Las Piedras.
- Interesting and varied programme of walks ( 5 days)
- 5 picnics and salads, including healthy snacks and fruit juice.ALL PROVIDED AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!
- 6 meals inc. wine and water.( Meals not included on Rest Day and no dinner included if there is a late lunch day at a restaurant)
- Services of friendly and experienced guides on each walk.
Here is a sample walking itinerary for Grazalema.
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.
Day 2: Grazalema, Benaocaz via Casa del Dornajo. 11kms / 500 meters asc/des.- Grading – Medium
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.
Day 3: Zurraque Circuit. 15kms 360 meters asc/des..Grading – Medium
This walk takes us through extremely varied and dramatic landscapes, broad valleys, woodland and natural rock gardens.We will keep a look out for Griffon Vultures, wild pigs, Bonelli Eagles and deer.
Day 4. Pinsapo.- The Spanish Fir Forest. 15kms 620 meters asc / Des- Grading Medium.
This is one of the most memorable walks of the Sierra de Grazalema, offering mountain views, abundant bird life 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: El Simancon. 10kms 750 meters asc/dec – Grading Medium/hard
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: Grazalema to Montejaque. 15kms 225 meters asc/des – Grading- Easy/medium
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 8: Airport Transfers.