Grazalema to Montejaque

Hiking - Moderate

This walk takes us cross country between two white villages, exploring the varied terrain and landscape of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park along the way.

We begin in Grazalema, formerly one of the wealthiest, and thus grandest, of the rural white villages. It is beautifully well-kept and is one of the few which still holds an annual bull running festival. We exit the village via the old mediaeval cobblestone pathway, then head into the heart of the Grazalema Natural Park. This is an area of rocky mountain crags, karst valleys, and cork oak forest. We spend time in the Hundidero valley, walking along mountain pathways and old drovers’ routes, through holm oak forests and along a river valley, enjoying a succession of beautiful views all the way. We finish in Montejaque, an old Berber village, set high in a rocky niche, hidden from view until you are almost upon it. Stop for optional refreshments in Montejaque and visit the mirador “viewpoint” at the top of the village, reputedly the site of an Arab fort…though nothing remains of it. Return to Ronda in our minibus.

Note: The trail surface is mainly in good condition and easy walking for the whole of this route. There are a number of stream crossings, which can be rocky underfoot. They are normally dry but after wet weather can contain a small amount of water. There is one steep, rocky section just outside Grazalema up an eroded stream bed - this requires some "scrambling".  The route can be shortened to omit this and start outside Grazalema.

Distance: 

16km

Hike Time: 

4-5 hours

Ascent: 

224m ⬆︎

Descent: 

377m ⬇︎

Start:

GRAZALEMA

Finish:

MONTEJAQUE

PRICE:

€55 p.p*

Includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Transport from Ronda to startpoint and return to Ronda

* Price is based on a minimum of 2 people 

Tel: 0034 638 873 279

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