Walking & activites in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park
The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park offers a great variety of walking trails in stunning and varied landscapes.
The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is home to the highest peaks in the province of Cadiz, with classic treks to El Torreón and El Reloj offering spectacular views as far as the city of Jerez and the vast Seville agricultural plains. The Spanish fir forest and other areas in the Reserve can only be visited at certain times of the year and permits are required. Since visitor numbers are limited, to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to contact the Natural Park authorities well in advance.
Other great walks are along the Majaceite River, whose banks offer and exuberance of dense riverine forest, with elms, poplars and willows. And thanks to the crystalline waters that flow throughout the year, although extremely hard to spot, is a population of otters.
For climbers, there are excellent rock faces in Grazalema, Montejaque, Benaoján, and Benaocaz; for those who enjoy sports closer to ground or below it, there are excellent canyoning opportunities and the longest cave in Andalusia.
There are also ways of seeing the surrounding countryside that do not require walking: horse riding, hang-gliding or paragliding, and kayaking.
And for those who enjoy less active pastimes, plant lovers can appreciate up to 300 species in the El Castillejo botanical garden, next to the El Bosque Visitor Centre.