The Route of the White Villages

will bring you to beautiful places like Medina Sidonia, Arcos de la Frontera,Ubrique, Vejer de la Frontera, El Bosque, Zahara de la Sierra, Grazalema,Castellar de la Frontera or Jimena de la Frontera. On your way you pass the wide undulating grasslands, the latifunds the Andalusian country aristocracy, where the "toros bravos" (bulls) are bred. Then you enter the natural mountain parks of Los Alcornocales (the cork oaks) and the highly protected national park Sierra de Grazalema with their romantic mountain villages and amazing natural beauty.

Sierra de Grazalema

The protected, beautiful natural park is in the north of the province of Cádiz. On the East it borders the Serranía de Ronda. Hence a daytrip to Ronda is also possible, but involves approx. 6 hours driving. The picturesque villages El Bosque, Benamahoma or Grazalema are a 1.5-2hrs drive away. From there you can choose between short or long walks through the lovely, lush river valleys, past precipitous crests, through forests of cork oaks and pines and up the 1600m high peak El Torreón.  

Hiking tips

  • La Garganta Verde, the green gorge, ca. 2,5hs, medium difficulty, authorisation required (go to tourist information first). Zahara de la Sierra.

  • El Torreón, up to the highest peak of Grazalema, 3hs, medium difficulty, authorisation required. Between Grazalema und Benamahoma.

  • Salto de Cabrero, 4hs walk from Grazalema to Benaocaz, medium difficulty.

  • Calzada Romana, a 1h walk on an old Roman road next to Benaocaz

  • Cueva de la Pileta, a tour through a cave with prehistoric paintings. Absolutely worth visiting! From Benaoján towards Jimena de Libar.

  • Stop and take a stroll through the picturesque village of Grazalema and visit the Ecomuseo del Agua Molino (watermill museum) in Benamahoma.



Calle Grazalema

 Lago Azul

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