Sierra de Grazalema Hiking Day Trip

the last Spanish Fir forest

DISTANCE

11,4 kilometers

ACCUMULATED DIFERENCE

+300 meters, -900meters

DIFFICULTY

Easy to moderate

DURATION

5 hours

The Grazalema Natural Park presents an astonishing landscape. Here the cliffs and rocks are abundant, together with a very diverse vegetation: holm oaks, cork oaks, scrubland and the Spanish Fir, a species of fir that has its best preserved forest in Grazalema. The abundance of vegetation is due to the fact that this is one of the areas in Spain with the highest amount of rainfall.

There is also a great variety of fauna, including the Spanish Ibex and the Griffon Vulture, which has one of its largest European colonies here.

The route we propose is the Pinsapar route (Pinsapo is the spanish name for the Spanish Fir), one of the most spectacular in the whole park. It is located inside the restricted area but we are in charge of applying for the permits ( bear in mind that there are daily quotas so it is better to book this route well in advance).

After a first section in ascent crossing bushes and pine forests we will arrive at the Spanish Fir forest, which grows in the shelter of the impressive cliffs of the Torreón summit, which at 1648 m.a.s.l. is the highest peak in the province of Cadiz. Then we will cross Spanish Fir forest in a gradual descent until we reach the white village of Benamahoma. There is a taxi service (not included) to go back to the parking El Pinsapar.

If you prefer to do another route of higher or lower difficulty or duration, or located in other areas of the park, please contact us. We are very knowledgeable about the extensive network of trails in the Sierra de Grazalema.

 

   LOCATION

Grazalema (Cádiz).

 

   AVAILABILITY

The area is closed between July and early October due to fire risk (but alternative paths still open).

 

   NOTICE

Access is limited to a maximum number of people per day, so please try to book at least one week in advance.

 

   WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

-Mountain boots or at least trekking shoes.
-Comfortable clothes appropriate to the season.
-Water and some food.
-Sunscreen and cap recommended.

150€ up to 10 people (ask us for bigger groups).

   Guide.

   Permit to access into a restricted area of the park.

   All taxes.

   Accident insurance. Doñana Wings is included in the Tourism Registry of the Andalusian Government as an Active Tourism company (AT/SE/00129) and holds a Liability Insurance (82168675) and Accidents Insurance (82164529) with AXA SEGUROS Company.

  Transportation (We usually meet at the start point of the walk. Nevertheless, pickup can be arranged from any meeting point in Western Andalusia by a fuel fee).

    Meals and drinks.

    Accomodation.

This is our cancellation policy:

– Cancellations at least 7 days before the tour: 100% of the amount will be refunded.

– Cancellation due meteorological conditions: 100% of the amount will be refunded.

– Cancellations from 7 days before the tour until 2 days before the tour: 50% of the amount will be refunded.

– Cancellations less than 48 hours before the tour or “No show”: 0% of the amount will be refunded.

Share this Page