La Sierra de Grazalema Walking Holiday

Start / Finish:
Grazalema / Ronda

Grade:
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Availability:
January to June and September to December

from 59 km
Distance
8 days / 7 nights
Duration
Breakfast
Meals
Hotels and Country Cottages
Accommodation
From 580€ per person
Price


Distance
from 59 km

Duration
8 days / 7 nights

Meals
Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotels and Country Cottages

Price
From 580€ per person
Our Official License as a Wholesale Agency (Tour-Operator) allows us to work without intermediaries.

Have you ever imagined walking through the interior of a Natural Park and getting to know the charming villages that surround it? On your hiking route through La Sierra de Grazalema, you can make it happen.

You will walk through the landscapes of the Natural Park of the Sierra de Grazalema while you get to know the Andalusian mountains, highlighted by their limestone sculptures, and cross beautiful villages such as Ronda, Montejaque, Benaocaz and Grazalema.

In Santiago Ways, we want to be part of this adventure and, through our experience, help you enjoy while moving through the forests, green fields and white painted villages of the Andalusian region.

The hiking trail in La Sierra de Grazalema starts and ends in Ronda. You will walk on earthy routes and adorned by the unrivalled greyish colour of olive groves and beautiful cork trees.

You will find the places that combine Christian and Moorish tradition, which in turn are adorned by an enormous culture from Arab and European customs.

You can enjoy our baggage transfer service that will allow you to walk much easier while discovering the beauty of this hiking trail through the towns and villages you’ll be visiting.

Also, if you have any incidents en route, we are at your disposal 24 hours a day via an emergency telephone. With Santiago Ways, you will walk safely and comfortably.

We’re glad you’ve got this far. Now, we just need to know how you want us to help you prepare your trip. We’re waiting for you! Leave us your details and we will send you a quote tailored to your requirements.









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Arrival in Grazalema

Today you will arrive in the beautiful white city of Grazalema, from where you will start your hiking route through La Sierra de Grazalema. The best way to get there is to take a flight to Malaga and, once there, take a bus that will take you to Ronda. From Ronda, a transfer included will take you to Grazalema.

This city will delight you from the moment you walk through it. Its white houses with decorated windows showing floral decorations and cobbled streets around it will take you back in time.

Overnight: Grazalema

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Circular route from Grazalema

Today you start your route through the Sierra de Grazalema and you will have two hiking options to choose from. In both, you will enjoy spectacular views, typical Andalusian limestone mountains and lots of vegetation that you will love.

Since both of the options are short, at the end of the day we suggest you take a walk in the village and revel with the views from a terrace.

Option 1

  • Length: 4 km

Option 2

  • Length: 9 km

Overnight: Grazalema

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From Grazalema to Benaocaz

Your hike today will be along the limestone paths of the Natural Park. You will pass through forests and typical Mediterranean vegetation, as well as around groups of traditional regional houses. You will then arrive in Villaluenga, from where you must reach Benaocaz by taking a taxi.

Once there, you will discover a village that, located on a hill, has a great tradition from the Roman era where it seems that everything is painted white thanks to its beautiful façades.

Length: 12 km

Overnight: Benaocaz

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Circular route from Benaocaz

From Benaocaz today you will have the opportunity to make one or several walks around the spectacular municipality. In the morning, for example, we suggest that you walk the ancient Roman trail to Ubrique. Once there, in addition to resting and taking time to eat, you will have to decide if you return walking or take a taxi back.

When you return, you have the possibility of another circular route that runs along a historic path that has a viewpoint as its final destination.

Length: 5 km

Overnight: Benaocaz

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From Benaocaz to Montejaque

Today you will take a short transfer to Villaluenga from where you will start your route to the Llanos del Republicano, through a descent that will take you to a valley where the river vanishes. Today's walk will be long, but it starts with a descent and it is not so difficult.

You will walk along cliffs between the Sierra de Libar and the Sierra del Palo, where you will have to follow a path adorned by limestone sculptures that will take you to Montejaque. This is another one of those beautiful white villages in the region.

Length: 18 km

Overnight: Montejaque

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Circular route of your choice from Montejaque

Today you have two route options to choose from. The first, through Pico El Hacho, along the Campobuche River valley, forests and extensive olive groves.

The second will take you along paved roads to Benaojan and then you will have to climb a steep path. Your final destination will be 'La Cueva de la Pileta', declared a National Monument, where you can get to know prehistoric cave paintings. To return to Montejaque, you can do so by ordering a taxi from the Cave.

Option 1

  • Length: 8 km

Option 2

  • Length: 6-12 km

Overnight: Montejaque

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From Montejaque to Ronda

Your walk today to Ronda will take you along cobblestone paths, extensive fields and long journeys surrounded by country houses. The town of Ronda retains a historic charm that will make the whole route worthwhile.

There, the El Tajo gorge with its abyss divides the city in two. Also, Puente Nuevo, which is actually from the 18th century, offers you beautiful views. We suggest you take photographs as souvenirs of this spectacular landscape.

The Moorish district is of great interest to the town, so be encouraged to discover it. Also, get to know and delight yourself with all the charm of Ronda that you will discover as you walk through its beautiful streets.

Length: 12 km

Overnight: Ronda

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Return from Ronda

Today your hiking trail in La Sierra de Grazalema with Santiago Ways finishes. *

From Ronda you must take a transfer back to Malaga on your own.

*Remember that when you book your circuit you can ask us to book additional hotel nights for the days after the end of your circuit to extend your stay in one of the towns or villages in La Sierra de Grazalema.

End of our services.

General information

All the rooms you will find on this hiking trail have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure good comfort.

Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodation offered in order for all travellers to have an adventure experience always accompanied by nights of absolute rest.

Availability

When working with quality accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of the location will be provided 30 days before the start of the trip.

All our accommodation is subject to availability. In case we can't offer you any of them for reasons of capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.

Single rooms

Single rooms are available subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.

Where am I going to stay?

All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment along your hiking trail:

Grazalema

Grazalema

Montejaque

Montejaque

Ronda

Ronda

Included Services

checkAccommodation in Hotels and Country Cottages.

checkRooms with private bathroom.

checkMeal plan of your choice.

checkComplete itinerary of your trekking route in La Sierra de Grazalema.

check24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

checkBaggage transfer between stages on days 3, 5 and 7.

checkTransfer from Ronda to Grazalema on day 1.

checkTransfer from Benaocaz to Villaluenga on day 5.

check VAT.

Additional Services

checkAdditional single room: to consult.

checkExtra nights (breakfast included): to consult.

checkTravel assistance insurance: 3€ per person and day.

checkCancellation insurance: 3€ per person and day.

In order to resolve our travellers’ doubts, we answer, the most frequently asked questions when we receive inquiries about our hiking trails.

If you have any other questions, you can contact us and we will be happy to help you resolve all your doubts.

Route

What is the best time of year to travel on this route?

This walking route can be done from January to June and again from September to December, since in the two months of high summer, high temperatures make the walk uncomfortable.

How do I get to the starting point?

To get to your starting point for the walking trail in La Sierra de Grazalema we suggest you take a plane to Malaga Airport. From there, you must get to Ronda on your own. By bus, you will take about 2 hours.

Once in Ronda, an included transfer will be waiting for you to take you to Grazalema.

When you finish your trip in Ronda, we recommend taking the same means of transport as at the beginning for your return to Malaga.

Remember, we can arrange a private transfer both at the beginning and end of your route. Ask us about this option at the time of booking.

Can I travel alone?

It is not possible to travel alone on this route due to the terrain found in the area. However, if you want to sleep in a single room, we can arrange it for you.

Single rooms have a surcharge on their price and are subject to availability.

When can I start my trail?

You can start your hiking trail any day of the year according to the specifications of your itinerary.

Does this route have an accompanying guide?

All our hiking trails are completed in self-guided mode. Thus, each traveller has the opportunity to advance on their own and at their own pace for each of the routes marked during the full route itinerary.

What does the full route itinerary contain?

The route's complete itinerary is a guide we prepare for you with information on the maps, routes and sights of each hiking route.

You will receive it by email one month before starting the trip along with all the documentation of the trip: accommodation reservations, luggage transfers, among others.

The kilometres of travel and the journey times indicated for our hiking trips are reference values.

It will depend on each walker the fulfilment of these times and distances, according to the speed at which they advance.


Advice

What should I consider to prepare physically?

Both sedentary people and those who regularly exercise should physically prepare for any of our hiking trails.

Sedentary people can start with moderate activity and continue progressively. They should start by taking small 20-minute walks, two or three times a week. It is suggested to increase the time until you reach walk about 4 or 5 kilometres every hour.

People with regular physical activity can start by walking from 45 to 60 minutes a day and increase the amount of time and kilometres they travel in the same span of time.

Generally, it is recommended to start training about three months before starting the route.

How far in advance should I make the reservation?

There is no minimum number of days in advance to book, although on certain dates the occupancy of the accommodation is higher, especially in high season.

Therefore, in order to guarantee availability in the best accommodation, we suggest you book as much in advance as possible, so that we can meet all your needs.

What clothes and hiking equipment are indispensable?

For any of our routes we suggest you to bring the following items: light and fast drying clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a pair of shoes suitable for hiking, trekking poles, a pair of shoes to rest in, a jacket that doesn't take up much space and a bottle to carry water.

Depending on the time of year in which you make the route, these items may vary.

Remember that with Santiago Ways, you have included a baggage transfer service between stages, so we will take your backpack from one accommodation to another so that you only worry about walking (maximum 1 piece of 20 kg per person).

For this reason, we suggest you prepare a second backpack, much smaller, that you can carry with you every day with water, sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, documents, some food and cash.

How does the baggage transfer work between stages?

Every day, at 8:00 am, you must bring your luggage, properly labelled, to the reception. One of our carriers will pick it up and take it to the place where you are going to stay on your next stage.

Delivery time varies according to the distance between stages and the carrier's delivery route. Usually, delivery is made before 4 p.m.

Please note that on many routes you sleep more than one night in the same accommodation, so the baggage transfer will not be necessary in these cases.

Should I take out travel insurance?

To make any of our hiking trails it is advisable to have travel insurance with all the necessary coverage, especially emergency evacuation and medical care.

To do this,we suggest you take out the Travel Assistance Insurance and Cancellation Insurance that we offer you in Santiago Ways.If you want more information about it, we will be happy to answer your questions.


Accommodation

Do all rooms have a private bathroom?

Yes, all rooms you book for hiking trails with Santiago Ways have a private bathroom.

Can I sleep alone in a room?

Yes. We offer accommodation in single rooms and double rooms, according to the requirements of each traveller.

Single rooms have a special surcharge and are subject to availability.

When do you tell me which hotels I'm going to sleep in?

We work with multiple accommodations in all locations which allows us to guarantee the best quality rooms for our travellers, provided that they are booked well in advance.

The name and exact location of each hotel is sent about one month before the start of the trip.

Am I going to share a room with strangers?

No. All the accommodations we book for our travellers have private rooms with private bathrooms in order to guarantee all the comfort and comfort they need to rest properly.

Is the accommodation close to the route I need to follow?

All the accommodation we book is located in the centre of the villages. In any case, depending on availability, if any accommodation is quite far from the centre, they are all accessible on foot.

When necessary, Santiago Ways will offer a transfer to the traveller so that they can reach their accommodation in the most comfortable way possible.

What kind of accommodation do you book?

All the accommodation we book in Santiago Ways offer the necessary comfort to rest after long days of walking. We have partnerships with hotels, country houses, mountain retreats and charming farm stays, always with a room and a private bathroom.

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La Sierra de Grazalema Walking Holiday