In the south of the Iberian Peninsula, between the Andalusian provinces of Cadiz and Malaga, lies the Sierra de Grazalema, a natural environment particularly known for its White Villages, its rainy climate and its incredible landscapes. Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park offers many options to enjoy some quality rural days and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city. Do you want some ideas to enjoy this natural environment? Read on!
As a mountainous area, it is not surprising that one of the most popular activities among rural tourists is climbing. Sierra de Grazalema has almost 100 sport climbing trails at various levels of difficulty. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you can try your hand at the Peñón Grande or the Aguja del Puerto de las Palomas.
There is no quality rural area that does not have hiking trails, one of the most common practices among rural tourists who choose to escape the city to enjoy the natural landscapes of the area they are visiting. The routes in Sierra de Grazalema include the Majaceite River path, ending in the centre of Benamahoma and offering a pleasant walk for the whole family. Don't miss the walk through the vegetable tunnel and the chance to see a nutria in its habitat.
It's not a bird! It's not an aeroplane! Is you letting yourself go and falling into the void from the Nava Bridge in Sierra de Grazalema. A place with beautiful views where you can literally feel like a free soul. If unique and impressive sensations are your thing, try this adrenaline-pumping outdoor activity. Launch yourself into the void while enjoying the landscape of Sierra de Grazalema.
If you are a "down-to-earth" person, a more common but also an enjoyable option is to cycle through the Natural Park via Villaluenga del Rosario, Grazalema and Llanos del Republicano, 3 of the 19 villages that make up the famous Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos (Route of the White Villages). During the walk you will be able to see the highest mountains of the region, including Sierra del Pinar and the Cumbre del Reloj, as well as Cerro de San Cristobal.
Sierra de Grazalema offers different caves to get lost in for the more curious, who want to explore and discover every nook and cranny. In the province of Rhonda, you will find La Cueva del Gato, one of the most essential systems in Andalusia, where you can enjoy lakes, siphons and abysses with permanent water.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, don't stop! A step beyond caving and hiking would be canyoning. Tajo de Ronda has rappels of more than 30 metres, crystal clear water pools and a natural environment that will make this an unforgettable activity. We recommend you do it in the summer, as you will constantly be in the water and the trees cover the walk making it very pleasant.
The region also offers adventurous options for those more aquatic: a kayak trip around one of the most characteristic reservoirs: Los Hurones reservoir, in Ubrique, or the Zahara de la Sierra-El Gastor reservoir. A quiet activity to enjoy the natural landscape that grows along the water's edge from the inside. If you are lucky you may see some native deer during your walk.
Doing an enotourist route
Many winegrowers have chosen Ronda as a key point to produce their wines. This is due to the region's proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, the rainy climate and the geological diversity of the terrain. In Sierra de Grazalema, many grapes are grown, such as Tempranillo, Merlot, Franc, Pinot Noir or Garnacha. Do you dare to take a route to discover the whole process of wine cultivation and production?
All set for adventure!
All you need to do is choose your accommodation from one of the most special houses in Grazalema