Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park - Walks
Grazalema is one of the most popular places in Andalucia for walkers. It has over 30 signposted routes, but many walks in the park have restricted access to protect nesting birds and prevent fires in summer. Contact the park office in El Bosque or in Grazalema for more information.
Sendero Río El Bosque A linear 4.2km walk along the attractive, wooded Majaceite river, lined with poplars, elms and willows, as well as watermills. You can start/finish at either village along this route, El Bosque or Benamahoma, where you can continue the watery theme and visit the Ecomuseo del Agua on watermills, irrigation and other water-related topics in the Sierra.
Sendero Calzada Romana is a 3km linear easy walk along the Roman road between Benaocaz and Ubrique. The starting point is in Benaocaz at the main entrance to the village from the A374.
Sendero El Pinsapar is a 10km walk starting from the CA531 road leading from Grazalema to Zahara. About 1km from the A372/CA531 crossroads is a picnic area with a car park, where the sendero begins. You need to make sure you get permission first for this walk, from the park office in El Bosque or one of the visitors' centres.
The first part of the walk is a steep ascent up the Sierra de las Cumbres, where there are some great views over the Serranía de Ronda to make up for the challenging climb. The path then takes you up to the densely wooded Spanish fir forest.
Sendero Salto de Cabrero is a 7km walk to the Goatsherd's Leap, a series of spectacular 80m-high rocky crags. The path begins just outside Grazalema, on the A372 towards El Bosque, at the Puerto del Boyar viewpoint (mirador).
Sendero de la Garganta Verde is a 2.3km walk that takes around four hours. It has restricted access so you have to obtain permission first from the park office in El Bosque or any other park information centre. The path begins 3km south of Zahara at a car park. You pass a cliff face where griffon vultures nest and into the gorge with its towering vertical sides of up to 400m."Walking the Mountains of Ronda and Grazalema" by Guy Hunter Watts
The dramatically situated town of Ronda can make a great base for a walking holiday in the mountains of Andalucía, as can any one of the picturesque 'pueblos blancos' (white villages) that nestle among the surrounding hills. This guidebook presents 32 mainly circular walks in the Ronda region, covering the town and its environs, the Natural Parks of La Sierra de Grazalema and La Sierra de las Nieves (both UNESCO biosphere reserves), and the Genal and Guadiaro Valleys.
Clear route description is illustrated with mapping, and the route summary table and 'at a glance' information boxes make it easy to choose the right walk. There is the option to buy a printed book, an eBook, or both as one deal.
Buy a copy online of Walking the Mountains of Ronda and Grazalema