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Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking: A Hiker’s Paradise with Local Guides

Discover the natural wonders of Sierra Nevada, Spain’s magnificent mountain range, with the guidance of professional and enthusiastic local experts. Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking are deeply rooted in this stunning region, and are dedicated to providing an unforgettable experience. With qualified guides who are fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch, German, and French, they are there to immerse you in the beauty of Sierra Nevada’s rugged, wild, and unique landscapes. Guides are fully insured and licensed mountain guides.

Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking: A Hiker’s Paradise with Local Guides – Reviews on Tripadvisor here

Exploring Sierra Nevada’s Natural Beauty

In the heart of Sierra Nevada, Europe’s third-highest mountain range after the Caucasus and the Alps, Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking offer guided tours for nature enthusiasts who wish to experience the region’s wonders alongside experienced local guides. Whether you’re passionate about nature, flora, fauna, or the culture of the charming white Moorish villages, they have one, two, three-day, or long weekend trips that cater to your interests. Sierra Nevada’s landscapes transport you to a world you can’t resist being a part of. Delve into its rich history, geology, flora, fauna, and the customs of the local culture that make Sierra Nevada truly unique.

Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking: A Hiker's Paradise with Local Guides
Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking: A Hiker’s Paradise with Local Guides
Year-Round Adventures

Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking welcomes adventurers all year round, with 1, 2, or 3-day inspiring guided tours that explore the wild and wonderful mountains. They also provide convenient airport transfers and assist with accommodations, ensuring your trip is stress-free. Relax and savor the untamed beauty of these mountains, characterized by dramatic scenery, unique ecosystems, and picturesque Moorish villages. We value your input and can customize your experience to match your ideas and preferences.

The Sierra Nevada is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers, and the local guides from Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking are there to make your journey memorable. Whether you’re drawn to its rugged landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, or the cultural richness of its villages, Sierra Nevada Spain Hiking has something for everyone.

More information and contact details.

Web: https://sierranevadaspainhiking.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraNevadaHiking
Tripadvisor: Reviews on Tripadvisor here

Ronda Today

Everything you need to know before you visit Ronda “The city of dreams” in Andalucia. https://www.rondatoday.com/

Visit Cádiz

Planning on visiting Cádiz? Tourist information. Monuments. Hotels. Activities. City guides: https://visitingcadiz.com/

The Caminito del Rey

Find tickets for the Caminito del Rey: https://www.caminodelrey.es/

Wildside Holidays – Spain

Take a trip on the Wildside! Discover the wildlife and nature of Spain, its Natural and National Parks and find the top wildlife, activity and walking holiday companies.

Iberia Nature Forum

Struggling with identifying those bugs and beasties? Why not check out the Iberia nature Forum! https://iberianatureforum.com/

Unveiling Gran Canaria’s Natural Splendors: Join the 12th Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2023 for an Unforgettable Adventure!

Are you a nature enthusiast? Have you had the pleasure of experiencing the beauty of Gran Canaria? If not, now is the time to seize the opportunity and embark on an unforgettable adventure at the 12th Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2023

Introducing the 12th edition of the Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2023 – an event tailored to nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts. Step into the world of international hiking and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Gran Canaria. This annual extravaganza gathers walkers from across the globe, offering an unparalleled and unique experience.

Unveiling Gran Canaria's Natural Splendors: Join the 12th Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2023 for an Unforgettable Adventure!
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Walking, cycling and wildlife holidays in Spain for 2023

Are you looking for the best companies organising walking, cycling and wildlife holidays in Spain for 2023? well, look no further! Apart from the great information here at Wildside Holidays about the natural, national parks and the wildlife you might find here in Spain, we have the definitive list for a guided or self guided holiday.

About Wildside Holidays: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/about-wildside-holidays/

Just click the links for further information about each company providing walking, cycling and wildlife holidays in Spain for 2023


Nature Plus – Grazalema is based in the picturesque white village of Grazalema in southwest Andalusia. The village is known for its white-washed houses, clay-tiled roofs, steep cobbled streets, traditional architecture, and deeply rooted cuisine. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/nature-plus-grazalema/

Grazalema is a walkers paradise! https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/the-sierra-de-grazalema-natural-park-a-walkers-paradise/

The white villages of the Sierra de Grazalema: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/the-white-villages-pueblos-blancos-of-the-sierra-grazalema/

Trek Sierra Nevada offers self-guided and guided walks in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Andalucia. As well as accurate trail descriptions for some of the best self-guided walks in southern Spain, you will find lots of useful information about where to stay, when to come and how to get around the local area. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/trek-sierra-nevada/

Based in Chiclana de la Frontera, Natura Tours – Cádiz is surrounded by diverse landscapes and natural parks, Natura Tours provides birdwatching, whale and dolphin watching, general wildlife and guided walking. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/natura-tours-cadiz/

Genuine Andalucia is a specialist travel agency based in both Seville and Jerez de la Frontera. They offer trip planning and private bespoke holidays in Southern Spain for couples, small groups and families who prefer to keep a local and respectful perspective away from mass tourism and the crowds of the costas. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/genuine-andalucia-trip-planners-and-bespoke-trips/

Hike and Bike the Sierras are hiking and biking guides and specialist providers of holidays, tours, day trips and bike rentals. They are based in the town of Ronda and offer a wide range of mountain biking, road cycling, e-biking and hiking trips. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/hike-and-bike/

Wild Andalucia lead birding and wildlife tours in central and southern Spain, including classical destinations such as Extremadura, Doñana Natural Park and the Straits of Gibraltar, among many other renown birding spots such as the Sierra de Grazalema and mountains of Ronda. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/wild-andalucia-wildlife-and-birdwatching/

Nerja and Frigiliana between them make this area a fantastic destination for hiking and walking in the Málaga province of Andalucia. The rugged mountains, fast running rivers, stunning scenery, wildlife and flora all combine to make this region a fantastic destination for the “Active Tourist”. Join John Keo Walking Tours for a memorable day out in the countryside of Spain. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/john-keo-walking-tours/

Hotel La Mariposa – The Espuña Adventure. Multi activity destination in the stunning Sierra Espuña (Murcia region of southern Spain) in the village of Gebas. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/hotel-la-mariposa-the-espuna-adventure/

Discover the beauty of southern Spain with Andalucia Nature Trips. Kayaking in the marshlands, walking and hiking around the landscape of mountain ranges or along the coast of Andalucia. Biking, horseriding, birdingwatching, wildlife painting, beekeeping and vineyard tours. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/andalucia-nature-trips/

Granada Wildlife offer guided tours in this wonderful and diverse area of Spain. Day tours are centered on the area to the West of the city of Granada, around the province’s second town, Loja. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/granada-wildlife/

Birding, nature and wildlife tours in Andalucia. Located near Tarifa in Andalucia and putting you right at the epicentre of birding in The Strait of Gibraltar. With Inglorious Bustards you can experience the incredible event of bird migration. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/inglorious-bustards/

Edible Bike Tours are based in the Ronda area of Western Andalucia and specialise in short guided tours by e-bike, with a culinary twist. Taking you on country roads, passing through charming white villages, stopping for tapas, and cycling on some of Andalucía’s most scenic routes. Choose from half day, one-day, 2 or 3 day tours, and all tours include food and wine. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/edible-bike-tours/

Based in the village of Vejer de la Frontera, Explore la Tierra is focused on wildlife, walking, local gastronomy and cultural tours of the beautiful villages of Cádiz. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/explore-la-tierra/

Duncan, Onne and Joost run Walk Spain based in Competa, Andalucia. Cómpeta is surrounded by un-spoilt Spanish nature: the Tejeda and Almijara mountain chain and the large national park (more than 42.000 hectares) with the impressive mountain Maroma (2067 m) looming in the background. The airport of Málaga is just a 1-hour drive away. For arrivals at Málaga airport before 16.30 hours, Cómpeta can also be reached that day by public transportation. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/walk-spain/

Spanish Highs, Sierra Nevada Mountain Guides provide a wide range of activity holidays including walking, hiking, trekking, scrambling, mountaineering, snowshoeing & skiing in the Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada. (highest mountains in western europe outside the Alps!) https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/spanish-highs-sierra-nevada-mountain-guides/

Based in Manilva on the Costa del Sol in Andalucia and guided by Johanna Mayrhofer, Sur Walks provides day hikes. Pick-up by minibus from your hotel or apartment is included. The guided trips are always in small groups so it’s just like hiking with a group of friends. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/sur-walks-walking-and-wildlife-from-the-costa-del-sol/


Aragón Active Holidays provide small group special interest & activity holidays with local, qualified mountain and wildlife guides based at a boutique rural hotel in a quiet mountain farming hamlet close to the Ordesa National Park in the Spanish Pyrenees. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/aragon-active-holidays/

Basque country

Based in Donostia-San Sebastián, Basque Country Walks offer half-day and full-day guided walks to some of the most beautiful yet hidden corners of the Basque country and also shorter walks combined with visits to charming villages and gastronomy experiences. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/basque-country-walks/

Walking North Spain is a mountain travel company specialized in walking and hiking holidays that offers different kinds of trips (guided, self-guided and tailor-made), as well as leisure and free time activities that complement walking routes with cultural, gastronomic, wildlife and natural history interests. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/walking-north-spain/

The Pyrenean Experience. A fantastic mountain retreat in the Pyrenees and the base for our guided walking and self-guided walking holidays with insights into local basque culture and gastronomy. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/the-pyrenean-experience/

Looking for walking holidays in the Spanish Pyrenees? Hike pyrenees offer guided and self guided walking holidays in the stunning mountain scenery of Northern Spain. Based in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees surrounded by some of the best walking in Spain. Hike Pyrenees specialise in small group guided walking holidays and self guided walking holidays. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/hike-pyrenees/

Castilla y Leon

Ants on track cycling and walking holidays is an active, fun, healthy, ecological and friendly travel agency. They specialize in organizing fantastic cycling and walking holidays across spain. Self-guided cycling tours and hiking trails through different regions Spain. Carefully chosen itineraries of great scenic beauty, interesting cultural content and delicious corners to fill your sight, soul and memory of sensory pleasure. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/ants-on-track-cycling-and-walking-holidays/

Picos Rock and Snow holidays. Guided Walking, Trekking, Scrambling, Snowshoeing & Ski Touring Holidays in the unspoilt Picos de Europa mountains of Northern Spain with the Picos experts! Explore the dramatic landscapes of the Picos de Europa and the valleys of Liébana on their eastern flank, Groups of all abilities, sizes, ages, desires and aspirations. Without doubt it is the experience and invaluable local knowledge that will enhance any visit to the Picos de Europa for those that come here to walk, scramble, snowshoe or ski. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/the-picos-de-europa-rock-and-snow-wildlife-holiday-houses/


Creative Catalonia – Cycling and Walking Holidays is the specialist for creating your very own ‘tailor-made’ bike holiday or walking holiday in the beautiful Barcelona and Girona regions of Catalonia, Spain. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/creative-catalonia-cycling-and-walking-holidays/


Lace up your hiking boots, limber up your legs and set out on an unforgettable pilgrimage to the Spanish holy city of Santiago de Compostela with Spanish steps walking tours. Join Judy and Juan Carlos, alongside their team of dynamic guides, on the walk of your life as Spanish Steps traces the centuries-old footsteps of pilgrims who have ventured across the expansive landscape of the Iberian Peninsula for the past 1,200 years.https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/spanish-steps-and-the-camino-de-santiago/


John muddeman is a wildlife guide with a particular interest in birdlife, orchids, dragonflies, butterflies and moths. He specializes as a wildlife guide in Spain including the Canary Islands, the Balearics, Extremadura, the Pyrenees, the Picos de Europa and of course his home patch in the province of Madrid. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/john-muddeman-wildlife-guide/


With two traditional houses available for self-catering Abdet Holidays is an ideal company to book your guided or self guided walking holiday. Abdet is near the village of Guadalest and is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery yet only 20 kms from Benidorm. https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/abdet-holidays/

So there you go, the best companies for walking, cycling and wildlife holidays in Spain for 2023.

Don’t forget to look at our sister websites for the Caminito del Rey, Grazalema, Ronda and the city of Cádiz. They are packed with information to help you get the very best out of a visit to Spain!

Read more about natural parks, wildlife and walking holidays in Andalucia here: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/natural-and-national-parks-in-andalucia/

Iberia Nature Forum

Struggling with identifying those bugs and beasties? Why not check out the Iberia nature Forum!

Discover the Iberia Nature Forum – Environment, geography, nature, landscape, climate, culture, history, rural tourism and travel.

Guided wildlife tours in The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park

Internationally known to nature lovers, the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is beautiful at any time of the year. As well as the stunning scenery, the mountain range is adorned by popular Andalusian White Villages which boast a combination of picturesque views, multiple footpaths, tourist information centers, museums, shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, and privately-owned rural accommodation for those seeking more seclusion. There is also the option of Guided wildlife tours in the The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.

What is the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park best known for?

Grazalema is a walkers paradise! https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/the-sierra-de-grazalema-natural-park-a-walkers-paradise/

Guided wildlife tours in the The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park
Grazalema poppy – Guided wildlife tours in the The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park

In a natural park of over 51,000 hectares, how do you know where to go?

Would you prefer to have someone else do the research for you?

Nature Plus – Grazalema” is a friendly nature guiding service that offers tailored 1/2 day or full day routes to individuals or small groups.

This gives you the opportunity to be specific about what you would like to see. Popular requests include; orchids, butterflies, wildflowers, birds, dragonflies, amphibians & reptiles. Also figuring importantly on wish lists are; general nature, mixed habitats & impressive views.

Guided wildlife tours in the The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park
Spanish ibex – Guided wildlife tours in the The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park

A major benefit is that you are not being urged to constantly catch up with a large, noisy group. You can relax, take photos and you’ll get to see so much more and at a gentle pace. You’ll also be able to ask questions as we go, as your guide is close by.

Sue Eatock is originally from the UK and has lived in Grazalema since 2005, where she has specialized in the fauna and flora of the area. This is a hobby that has turned into a business, so her passion for the local nature shines through.

Why have a guide at all?

With a guide, you will experience so much more, without having to put in hours of research, carry maps, or worry about the most suitable route.

As an example, let’s imagine for a moment that you would love to see the endemic Grazalema poppy (Papaver rupifragum). Where should you look for it, which month, and what time of day is best? This is when a local guide is a huge asset, taking you to exactly the right place.

If you are exploring the area over a few days, one day out with a guide will show you what to look for, where, and help you to identify what you are seeing.

Guided wildlife tours in the The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park
Guided wildlife tours in the The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park

Find out more about Sue and what Nature plus – Grazalema can do to help you get the best out of a visit to the Sierra de Grazalema here: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/nature-plus-grazalema/

Read more about natural parks, wildlife and walking holidays in Andalucia here: https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/natural-and-national-parks-in-andalucia/

The Grazalema Guide

The best way to see all our web projects in one place is over at the Grazalema Guide.

The Grazalema Guide – Tourist Information Portal for the Sierra de Grazalema, Wildside Holidays, The town of Ronda and the Caminito del Rey.