Wildlife walking holidays - Sierra de Grazalema

Our 7 day Guided walking, nature and culture tours

We run flexible holidays with NO fixed start time. Let us know when you want to come and we will organise your holiday to suit your available holiday dates.

Contact Wildside Holidays Grazalema here….

We run two types of holiday for you to choose from…

  • Fully inclusive 7 day guided walking at a fantastic price of just 800 UK pounds per person!
  • Mixed Guided and Self Guided 7 day walking holiday just 650 UK pounds per person! (For two of the five walks we supply you with maps and picnics and you can explore some of the Sierra de Grazalema on your own)

You arrive at Malaga airport with transport pickup at around 3pm to Grazalema and leave at 8am for Malaga airport for departure.(Depending on flight times of course)

We run small groups with normally never more than 8 guests at a time although sometimes we invite other people visiting or passing through the park area with our “join a group” service. Meeting like minded people and making new friendships through our shared love of the surrounding nature is an important part of Wildside Holidays – Grazalema.

Click read more for sample itineries and more information and please contact us with any questions about our walking holidays in Spain.

  • Fully guided walking tours in the spectacular Grazalema Natural Park.
  • Walks are led by our local experienced guides.
  • Breathtaking scenery and wildlife.
  • Single centre holiday in the beautiful white village of Grazalema.
  • Excellent hotel accomodation.
  • Wonderful cuisine and we cater for vegetarians or other dietary requirements.

Contact Wildside Holidays Grazalema here….

Click one of the images below, sit back and enjoy the views!

Accommodation:
Our guests stay in the Hotel Penon Grande – a traditional hotel located in the centre of the village.

Food:
Breakfasts are taken at a local restaurant and your picnic lunch is provided on walk days from the same place.  For evening meals, we move around the village and use a variety of restaurants. Vegetarian food is always available and we can cater for anyone with allergies etc… Just let us know your requirements.

Transport:
Airport pickup is included in the price of your holiday along with any other transport to and from walk start or finish points.

Our holidays do not include flights and the starting point for our holidays is normally Malaga Airport. Airport transfers are provided for our holidays at specified times. Transfers from Malaga normally leave the airport at 15:00 in the afternoon (transit time to Grazalema is about 2 hours) and return is at 08:00 in the morning. If you can’t get a flight that arrives for the 15:00 pickup then private taxis can be arranged at other times – Please ask for Prices

What is included?

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Airport transfers to and from Grazalema
  • Transport when required for walk start and/or pickup points
  • Services of a Qualified and experienced guide
  • Breakfast
  • Picnics on walk days
  • 3 course evening meals with drinks

Sample Itinerary
The following Sample Itinerary shows a selection of the walks we offer.  We are very flexible and very often change the routes and walk days according to the time of year, level of fitness of our guests and weather conditions etc.

Day 1: 15:00 Airport Transfer

Arrive at Malaga Airport where we will meet you and transport you to the village.  After settling in your accommodation we will arrange a short orientation tour of Grazalema.

20:00 Dinner at local restaurant

Day 2: Puerto de Boyar – Puerto de las Presillas – Llanos de Endrinal – Grazalema (Circular)

This is an excellent walk for a chance of spotting the Spanish Ibex – the wild mountain goats which roam the high peaks of the Sierra de Grazalema.  Various species of wild orchids, when in season, can be found along the path, together with other wild flowers such as Spanish Iris or Peruvian Squill.

Time: 5-6 hours including wildlife stops and a picnic lunch.
Surface: A well-defined, rocky path and a comfortable forest path.

Day 3: Benaocaz Village – Salto de Cabrero – Grazalema Village (linear, village-to-village)

This village-to-village walk is a wonderful ramble through changing landscapes – forest paths, rocky outcrops, meadows and a gorge overlooked by the famous Salto de Cabrero crag – the Goatherd’s Leap – named after the anonymous legendary goatherd who could jump from one side of the gorge to the other.

Time: 5 hours 30 minutes including wildlife stops and a picnic lunch break.
Surface: A rocky path for the first short section and then easy paths and a comfortable forest track.
Getting there: 20 minute drive to Benaocaz.

Day 4: Pinsapar – The Spanish Fir Forest (linear, return)

This is one of the most memorable walks of the Sierra de Grazalema, offering mountain views, abundant birdlife and a chance to see the ancient endemic Spanish Fir Trees – a protected species that exists only around Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves (near Ronda).

Time : 5 hours 30 minutes including 1 hour for picnic and wildlife stops.
Getting there: 15 minute drive to the start of the walk.

Day 5: Rest Day (optional day trip to the town of Ronda. Information about Ronda here…)

Day 6: The summit of Simancon (1560 metres).

The spectacular views are worth the steady climb which starts at about 950 metres.  The climb is very gradual and the surface does not pose much of a challenge until the last 20 minutes of the walk when we must pick our way through the rocks to reach the very peak of Simancon.  Your reward is 360o views.

Time: 6 hours, including a stop for a picnic lunch.

Day 7: Montejaque to Venta de los Alamillos (linear, one way)

This is a remote ramble through lost and lonely stunning landscapes. The walk starts at the Montejaque village square with its story-book feel and ends in a cork oak and Portuguese oak forest where the magnificent oak trees encourage nesting of woodpeckers, various owls and Hoopoes.

Time: 6 hours including a stop for a picnic lunch
Getting there: 30 minute drive to Montejaque main square
Return: 10-minute drive from Venta los Alamillos to Grazalema

Day 8: 8am return to Malaga airport

Dates & Prices:

  • Fully inclusive 7 day guided walking at a fantastic price of just 800 UK pounds per person!
  • Mixed Guided and Self Guided 7 day walking holiday just 650 UK pounds per person! (For two of the five walks we supply you with maps and picnics and you can explore some of the Sierra de Grazalema on your own)

We run flexible holidays with NO fixed start time Let us know when you want to come and we will do the rest to suit your travel times! Contact us now!