Hiking Day Trip to La Garganta Verde & Zahara de la Sierra

Language
Spanish, English
Duration
8 hours
Free! cancellation up to 72h

Highlights

  • Discover the beauty of Sierra de Grazalema
  • See the Garganta Verde, a spectacular canyon carved by the Arroyo del Pinar River
  • Admire native wildlife in their natural environment

Description

See the Garganta Verde, a spectacular canyon carved by the Arroyo del Pinar River, located about 3 miles (5 km) from Zahara de la Sierra village, in Sierra de Grazalema park. It gets its name from the dense vegetation covering vertical walls that reach up to 1,300 feet (400 meters).

Do a 2-hour hike on the 1.5-mile (2.5 km) trail running alongside the canyon. Keep an eye out for scrub of broom, wild olive trees, fan palms, mastic trees, goldfinches, stonechats, and warblers, and glimpse the rock faces of La Garganta.

Stop at the El Arroyo de Bocaleones observation balcony to appreciate the gorge’s full size. Here you can see one of Europe’s largest breeding colonies of griffon vultures.

Continue to Zahara de la Sierra, a popular white village in Cádiz province and admire panoramic views from its hilltop castle, overlooking Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. See its castle, built on a rocky peak high above the lake’s turquoise waters, and see the whitewashed houses of this “white village” below. Visit during Andalusia’s hot summers, and you will soon discover the reason for the houses’ light color.

With land covering more than 43 square miles (70 square km), the town is surrounded on all sides by hills ranging between 1,000 to 3,280 feet (310 to 1,000 meters). With about 1,600 inhabitants, it is known as Zahareños, likely coming from the Arab word “sahra,” meaning desert.

After the visit to Zahara de la Sierra, you will be heading to your hotel in Cádiz.

Included

    Pick up from Hotels in: Cádiz, Jerez and El Puerto de Santa María

  • >Hiking trail at "La Garganta Verde" crossing a river (swimming knowledge required)
  • Visit to the White Village of Zahara de la Sierra
  • Civil liability and accident insurance

Not included

  • Meals

Price

Tour

1 people
(price per person)
461 $
2 people
(price per person)
230.50 $
3 people
(price per person)
221.50 $
4-5 people
(price per person)
166 $

More information

Note that

  • The trail crosses a deep river, swimming knowledge is required.
  • COVID-19 Measures

    • Enjoy the activity safely! We adopt the recommended legal and sanitary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Among them, keeping the safety distance, the use of masks for both the guide and the participants, small groups, disposable headphones, vehicle disinfection before and after each service, disinfectant gel available, avoiding the use of printed material, among others, according to the specific type of activity.

    Additional details

    Please, be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.

    A minimum of 2 persons are necessary to guarantee the tour.

    The use of comfortable shoes is recommended. Hats and sunglasses are also recommended in summertime.

    Cancellation

    Free! cancellation up to 72 hours before the date of the activity with 100% refund / Less than 72 hours, late arrival or no show: no refund will be provided.

    Starting point

    The guide will pick you up at the hotel or cruise ship. Please, advise at time of booking.
    Hiking Day Trip to La Garganta Verde & Zahara de la Sierra
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