On this self-guided walking holiday to Andalucia discover the mountainous area of Sierra de Grazalema. Explore the sculpted limestone hillsides and historic white- washed local villages. Walk through shady olive groves, woods of cork oak trees and Spanish fir forests. Ronda - Discover this Moorish town built on the sides of a deep gorge Pueblos Blancos - Stay amongst the Andalucian white villages Tapas and wine - Enjoy the local specialities and the relaxed pace of life al fresco
Your holiday starts with a taxi transfer from Ronda bus station to the 'Pueblo Blanco' (whitewashed village) of Grazalema. Here, in the foothills of the Sierra del Pinar Mountains, your hospitable and characterful hotel will be your base for the next three nights. You can arrive into Malaga Airport (AGP) or Seville Airport (SVQ) and there are public transport options available to Ronda. Private transfers from both airports are available at an additional cost. Please contact our self-guided team for more information.
Today's walking route takes you through a classic limestone landscape dotted with 'cortijos' - traditional farmhouse complexes found across the countryside. You'll traverse through lovely woods of evergreen oaks and typical Mediterranean vegetation on your way to Benaocaz - an untouched 'Pueblo Blanco' with historic remains dating back to Roman times. The village sits perched on a hill, with sweeping views all around. From here, you will transfer back to your hotel in Grazalema. You can expect today's 12 kilometre walk to take approximately five hours.
Today, you have a choice between two circular routes in the area around Grazalema. Both walks offer lovely views among the striking combination of red earth tones and green vegetation. Because neither walk is particularly lengthy, you may choose to do both. This afternoon, there is time to relax in Grazalema. You may choose to explore the small shops in the village, or enjoy a refreshing drink on an outdoor terrace. You can expect today's 5 and 4 kilometre walks to take approximately three hours and one-and-a-half and, respectively.
This morning starts off with a 20-minute taxi transfer to the village of Villaluenga del Rosario - home to a unique 'square bullring' carved right out of the rock. From here, you descend into the bucolic valley of Llanos del Republicano, where the river disappears mysteriously into a limestone sink. Next, your route takes you uphill, along sculpted cliffs in the Sierras de Libar and el Palo, to reach another jewel of a town - lovely Montejaque. After a refreshing drink, you have the option of taking a taxi to your next hotel base in Benaoján, or continuing here on foot. Your hotel for the next three nights is positioned on the edge of the hamlet, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. As well as boasting an outdoor swimming pool, it also offers a great restaurant, serving locally-produced food. You can expect today's 18 kilometre walk to take approximately six hours.
Today's route begins with a 10-minute walk to the train station for your 10-minute train journey to Jimera de Libar. From here, your scenic walk takes you through the beautiful Rio Guadiaro Valley, all the way back to your hotel. You can expect today's 9 kilometre walk to take approximately three hours.
This morning, you will walk to the nearby Cueva de la Pileta - a cave with surprising formations and prehistoric paintings, which we recommend taking time to explore. On your way back, you can either make a detour to have lunch in Montejaque, or return directly to your hotel to enjoy lunch by the pool. Depending on which route you take, you can expect today's 6.5 and 6.4 kilometre walks to take approximately two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half hours, respectively.
Today's rural route sets out along a section of ancient cobbled path. After passing through fields and past characterful family farms, you reach the end point of the trip - Ronda. Widely regarded as one of the prettiest towns in Andalusia, its intriguing mix of Moorish and European monuments is captivating. Established in the 9th century BC, Rhona is also one of Spain's oldest towns and its history is palpable. Tonight's conveniently-located hotel provides an ideal base from which to explore the town. You can expect today's 11.5 kilometre walk to take approximately four-and-a-half hours.
After breakfast, the organised part of your holiday comes to an end. Private transfers from Ronda to either Malaga Airport (AGP) or Seville Airport (SVQ) are available at an additional cost. Please contact our self-guided team for more information.
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