Sierra de Grazalema Walking Tour

Spain
Walking
Self-Guided
Sierra de Grazalema Walking Tour

Sierra de Grazalema Walking Tour

Prices

From $450USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, Guesthouses

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Highlights

Spend 8 unforgettable days walking in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park

Uncover a beautiful green oasis in southern Spain as you walk among rugged peaks and whitewashed villages.

Enjoy pleasant walks in unspoiled nature with the awe-inspiring Sierra del Pinar mountains as your backdrop.

Immerse yourself in the authentic Spanish culture and tradition on display in unique small villages like Grazalema.

Enjoy delicious tapas and local wines on beautiful outdoor terraces, striking the perfect balance between activity and leisure.

Walking in southern Spain is an experience characterized by remarkable natural beauty, tranquil landscapes, and delightful encounters with Spanish culture, food, and wine. The 8-day self-guided Sierra de Grazalema Walking Tour is no exception! Immerse yourself in southern Spain as you make your way through the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.

This fantastic walking tour strikes the perfect balance between activity on foot and leisurely evenings spent in charming villages along the way.

Setting out from Grazalema in the heart of Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, you’ll enjoy scenic walks at your own pace through gorgeous countryside, ancient oak groves, and delightful olive orchards. The impressive Sierra del Pinar Mountains will be your ever-present backdrop!

The pueblo blancos, or whitewashed villages, will welcome you with open arms, inviting you to experience the local atmosphere and charm of these beautiful little communities. Enjoy overnight stays in Grazalema, Montejaque, Benaocaz and more!

Experience the unspoiled beauty and allure of southern Spain on the remarkable Sierra de Grazalema Walking Tour.

Sierra de Grazalema Walking Tour

Day 1 Arrive in Grazalema

Today marks the beginning of your walking adventure in southern Spain.

A private transfer will pick you up from the Ronda bus station and take you to your first accommodations in Grazalema, where your tour will begin!

Located in the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, this beautiful village sits 825m above sea level and is nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Sierra del Pinar Mountains.

You’ll enjoy the authentic charm of this fascinating village, which has both Roman and Arab roots, as you spend two nights here.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Grazalema
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Discover the Beauty of Grazalema

Today, you’ll have a choice of two circular routes to embark on as your introduction to Grazalema. Both routes will grant you remarkable views of natural landscapes painted in red earth tones and draped in lush green vegetation.

Following the walk of your choice this morning, set your sights on the old town of Grazalema this afternoon. Enjoy its labyrinth of narrow alleys and picturesque squares adorned with fountains. A visit to the Nuestra Señora de la Aurora, an 18th-century baroque church, is a marvellous idea. Follow it with a dinner of local specialties, like Grazalema’s well-known honey sweet potatoes, asparagus soup, or delicious local sausages and lamb!

Soak up the charm of this delightful village this evening before departing for Benaocaz tomorrow.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Grazalema
Distance
1.5-4.5 hours, 4-9 km, 150-500m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Walk Limestone Landscapes, Scenic Groves, and Traditional Cortijos

On a choice of two spectacular walks today, you’ll enjoy striking limestone formations, holm and cork oak groves, and views of several traditional ranches (cortijos) that dot your path.

The shorter of the two routes involves an ascent to the pass at Puerto Boyar. At times route finding can be challenging, particularly if the weather is foggy.

This route is longer but less challenging as the terrain is nearly all flat. A taxi transfer will take you from Villaluenga to your accommodations in Benaocaz.

Option 2: 5 hours, 16 km, 350m of ascent, 325m of descent

Overnight Location
Hotel in Benaocaz
Distance
Option 1: 5.5 hours, 12 km, 500m of ascent, 550m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Walk an Ancient Footpath to Mesmerizing Vistas

A scenic circular route awaits you today as you walk along an ancient footpath that sets out from Benaocaz. Along the way, you’ll encounter a popular nesting site for vultures and a chance to take in the beauty of these giant birds. Sweeping mountain vistas unfold in every direction as you make your way through the serene landscape.

Continue the ancient Roman road down to the pleasant town of Ubrique, where you can enjoy a spectacular dinner before completing the circuit back to Benaocaz.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Benaocaz
Distance
1.5-3 hours, 5-7 km, 10m of ascent, 465m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Walk the Llanos del Republicano Valley to the Sierra de Libar

This morning, a short transfer will take you to your starting point in Villaluenga del Rosario.

Descending to the Llanos del Republicano, you’ll experience the beauty of this breathtaking valley, home to a deep limestone cave and rushing river. The path unfolds between the Sierra de Libar and Sierra del Palo and envelops you in limestone hills and remarkable karstic formations as far as the eye can see.

Continue the route to the lovely town of Montejaque, your next pueblo blanco of the tour!

Overnight Location
Hostel in Montejaque
Distance
5.5-6.5 hours, 17.5 km, 640m of ascent, 640m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Walk the El Hacho Peak or to La Cueva de la Pileta

Again, walkers will enjoy a choice of two walks for today’s route.

This circular walk sets out from Montejaque via El Hacho Peak. You’ll follow gravel tracks through the Río Campobuche Valley and make your way through dense woodlands and gorgeous olive orchards.

Descending main roads to Benaoján, tranquil Mediterranean woodlands soon welcome you as you prepare for a steep ascent via goat trails up to the caves at La Cueva de la Pileta. The caves are home to fascinating prehistoric paintings, first discovered in 1905.

Option 2: 2.5-5 hours, 13 km, 325m of ascent, 625m of descent

Overnight Location
Hostel in Montejaque
Distance
Option 1: 3.5 hours, 8 km, 325m of ascent, 325m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Hike Beautiful Rural Trails to Ronda

For your final day of walking, a beautiful scene unfolds on the rural trail that lead to Ronda. A delightful section on a cobbled path marks the beginning of this walk and continues to guide you through pastoral farms to the mountaintop town of Ronda.

Arriving in Ronda, you'll be amazed by the spectacular bridge that spans the El Tajo Gorge, carving the fascinating historic town in two. On one side of the dividing bridge you'll find the 15th-century new town, and on the other, the Moorish old town.

A visit to the Moorish quarter is an excellent way to begin your exploration of Ronda. The areas around Ronda are also well known for wine production, so tonight, enjoy a spectacular dinner with a bottle from the Serrania de Ronda.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ronda
Distance
4.5 hours, 11.5 km, 440m of ascent, 420m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Depart Ronda

Following breakfast this morning, you’ll depart Ronda and return to the airport, taking with you a week’s worth of magical memories made while walking in southern Spain!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Sierra de Grazalema Walking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour of Sierra de Grazalema is always run as a private tour for your group and the price per person depends on the number of people staying in one room, as well as the season.

Prices below are per person.

Departures on January 1st - March 28th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €775EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €650EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €475EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €425EUR

Departures on March 29th - May 31st:

  • Price per solo traveller: €795EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €675EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €495EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR

Departures on June 1st - 14th:

  • Price per solo traveller: €775EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €650EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €475EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €425EUR

Departures on September 1st - December 23rd:

  • Price per solo traveller: €775EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €650EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €475EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €425EUR

Departures on December 24th - 31st:

  • Price per solo traveller: €795EUR
  • Price per person in a single room (group of 2+): €675EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room: €495EUR
  • Price per person sharing a triple room: €450EUR
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Accommodation on the Sierra de Grazalema Walking Tour

This tour is based in 3-star hotels with plenty of charm excellent locations. Each accommodation offers private rooms with ensuite bathrooms and basic amenities to make your stay comfortable.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
See pricing details for pricing if you are a solo traveller or require single rooms in your group.

Hospedería Casa de las Piedras in Grazalema

Enjoy a lovely stay at this converted manor house dating back to the 18th century. The house has been fully renovated and owes its beautiful traditional décor to the “age of splendour” of Grazalema’s textile industry.

Posada El Parral in Benaocaz

This small rural hotel is located in the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema, enveloped in stunning natural scenery. The hotel terrace offers amazing views, and guests can enjoy the swimming pool and patio.

Posada del Fresno in Montejaque

You’ll be welcomed by the warm hospitality of Posada del Freseno, known for its family-friendly ambiance.

Polo Hotel in Ronda

The Polo Hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a number of exciting days of hiking. Guests will enjoy basic amenities, like use of the rooftop terrace and a cozy in-house coffee shop.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Sierra de Grazalema Walking Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included.

Transportation during the Tour

A private transfer on Day 1,from the Ronda bus station to your accommodations in Grazalema is included, as well as a short transfer on Day 5 to the trailhead. Luggage transfers are included on Days 3,5, and 7.

Airport transfers are not included but can be added in advance as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Detailed route maps and notes
  • 24-hour phone assistance

Not included

  • Flights to and from Spain
  • Optional taxi transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Fees not mentioned as 'included'
  • Guide services

Optional Extras

  • Activities and excursions unless otherwise mentioned as included
  • Single room supplements
  • Solo traveller supplements
  • Airport transfers
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Sierra de Grazalema Walking Tour

How hard is the Sierra de Grazalema Walking Tour?

We rate this tour a 2/5. Daily walks average 3-5 hours in length excluding breaks. Roads can sometimes be hilly or mountainous but are well maintained.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Sierra de Grazalema Walking?

7 breakfasts are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Ronda to start this tour?

Fly into Málaga Airport (AGP). You can then take a train or bus to the Málaga City Centre. From the city centre you can take a bus to Ronda, which takes approximately 3 hours. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer as a supplement in advance or arrange your own private transfer from the airport.

Where does the Sierra de Grazalema Walking Tour end?

The tour ends in Ronda. You can travel from Ronda back to Málaga and Málaga Airport (AGP) by bus, which takes approximately 3 hours. Alternatively, you can arrange a private transfer in advance as a supplement or arrange your own private transfer to the airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain for this tour?

The best time to visit Spain for this tour is early summer and early fall when the weather tends to be warm and sunny. The tour is not available at the end of summer due to high heat.

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Prices

From $450USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, Guesthouses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour a 2/5. Daily walks average 3-5 hours in length excluding breaks. Roads can sometimes be hilly or mountainous but are well maintained.


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