Things to do in Grazalema

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From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

1. From Seville: Pueblos Blancos and Ronda Full-Day Trip

Drive through the Sevillian province and visit the picturesque of white villages. From Seville we will cross the andalusian countryside passing by the Aguzaderas castle. Later we will arrive into Zahara town, a marveolus whitewashed village to explore hidden on the mountains. Next, stop at an olive oil factory on your way to Grazalema. The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park is home to a range of beautiful landscapes that are perfect for enjoying a leisurely drive. Watch vultures in the mountains, home to the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain. Upon arriving in Grazalema, enjoy a nice meal, surrounded by the picturesque white houses adorned with colorful flowers. After lunch head to Ronda. Along the way, pass through a beautiful Mediterranean forest of cork trees and oaks, which serves as an important source of honey, cork, aromatic spices, and wood. See locals working with cattle, Iberian pigs, and goats. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain, built on two separate cliffs which are connected by Spain's most famous bridge - New Bridge, built in the 18th century. The tour guide will show you around Ronda and you will have some free time to explore the town on your own as well.

The Villages of Andalusia: Full-Day Trip from Seville

2. The Villages of Andalusia: Full-Day Trip from Seville

Escape the bustle of Seville and spend the day discovering the unique and charming villages of Andalusia and the stunning countryside that surrounds them. The spectacular route of this tour runs between Cádiz and Málaga, and encompasses as many as 3 villages and a beautiful Natural Park along the way. Spend the day admiring the unblemished, whitewashed facades of the Spanish villas against the lush greens of the surrounding forest and the bright blues of the clear skies. Venture into fairy tale villages for a beautiful leisurely journey through the unspoiled landscape and architecture. Admire spectacular views of the villages, and make sporadic breaks to taste some of the delicious traditional tapas and get acquainted with the culinary world of the Andalusian cuisine. The villages you will be visiting are Ronda, Grazalema, and Zahara. In Zahara you could also upgrade your day trip to include a visit to a charming olive oil mill and taste Spanish olive oil.

Pueblos Blancos & Ronda: Private Full-Day Tour from Seville

3. Pueblos Blancos & Ronda: Private Full-Day Tour from Seville

You will depart from Seville to begin the journey, driving through the Sevillian countryside, surrounded by wheat and beautiful sunflower fields. You will stop at the 'Castle of Las Aguzaderas' - an interesting medieval building located at the old border among Catholic and Moorish kingdoms. Then, continue through the mountains stopping at Zahara de la Sierra, on the top of a steep hill. Zahara is famous for its views and history.  Here, you will have time to wander around, have a cup of coffee and visit a small olive oil factory which makes one of the best olive oils in the region. On the way to Grazalema, you will go through the Nature Park Sierra de Grazalema. You will see a range of amazing landscapes over the provinces of Cadiz, Malaga and Seville, from 'Puerto de las Palomas' which is 1157 meters above sea level. Also, you will get the chance to witness the wildlife in its natural habitat. These mountains are home to the largest colony of Griffon vultures in Spain. Once in Grazalema, there will be time to have a nice meal, surrounded by white houses and colorful flowers.     After lunch, you will leave Grazalema and head to Ronda. On the way you will cross a very beautiful Mediterranean forest full of cork trees and oaks where up to the present day, locals still work with cattle (Iberian pigs, goats and cows) and produce honey, cork, aromatic spices and wood. After an exciting morning, you will reach Ronda, one of the oldest towns in the country. Ronda is unique for its nature and history. It is built on two separate cliffs and the town is connected by a famous bridge, known as 'The New Bridge' despite the fact that it was built in the 18th century. In Ronda, you will have free time to explore the town's beauty.

Seville: White Villages & Ronda 2-Day Trip & Overnight Stay

4. Seville: White Villages & Ronda 2-Day Trip & Overnight Stay

Start your trip from Seville accompanied by your guide and head first to see the medieval Aguzaderas Castle in El Coronil, an ancient fortification belonging to the Islamic period on the Iberian Peninsula.   Continue onwards to visit the village of Zahara de la Sierra, one of the most picturesque white villages in the province of Cádiz, where you’ll enjoy a pleasant walking tour to see its narrow streets and awesome views of its natural surroundings. Next, visit an original oil mill where your guide will explain the traditional process making olive oil and you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy a small tasting of the produce.   Then, drive through the wonderful landscape of Sierra de Grazalema, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1977. Continue to the village of Grazalema where you’ll have a break for lunch to discover the local gastronomy followed by some free time to explore the small city and its characteristic white buildings.   Finally, drive through the mountains to reach the beautiful city of Ronda where the guide will show you the most important attractions of the town including the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) and Alameda Gardens. At the end of the day, arrive at your 4-star hotel to rest and relax for the evening. The next day after breakfast, you can discover the city of Ronda by yourself before meeting the guide around 5:30 PM to return to Seville.

From Cadiz: Private White Villages of Andalusia Day Trip

5. From Cadiz: Private White Villages of Andalusia Day Trip

Soak up the breathtaking beauty of three of Andalusia's white villages on this day trip from Cadiz. Admire the whitewashed houses and their colorful flowers in Arcos de la Frontera, Grazalema, and Ubrique. See the mountain landscapes and discover the traces of their Islamic past with your guide. After getting picked up from your hotel in Cadiz at a time of your choice, set out for your first stop of the day, Arcos de la Frontera. Take in views of the Andalusian countryside from the window along the way. Along the way, your guide will tell you more about the history and culture of the region. Wander through the narrow streets of Arcos de la Frontera with your guide to reach the old town, declared a Monument of Historical and Artistic Importance by the Spanish government. Here, admire the 15th-century castle and the remains of the walled enclosure and its palaces and stately homes. Continue towards Grazalema, a beautiful white village nestled in the heart of the Sierra de Cadiz. After a short walk around the village to take in the panoramic views of the valley, stop for lunch at a local restaurant to sample some Andalusian gastronomy (not included in tour cost). Your final stop of the day is Ubrique. Walk through its medieval old town with narrow streets and beautiful squares full of fountains and flowers. Learn more about the town's leather-making industry, which supplies the likes of Gucci and Louis Vuitton. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your hotel in Cadiz.

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What people are saying about Grazalema

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4.5 / 5

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Included short stop at Castillo de las Aguzaderas, half an hour at an olive oil place near Zahara, time for coffee and a short wander in Zahara itself, then time for tapas lunch in Grazalema, and a couple of hours (including walking to/from bus station) in Ronda.

excellent walk very well explained by our guide Inés was an excellent guide everything was on time and very pleasant. With many very nice comments and it is seen that he knows the area very well

Really enjoyed the views in Ronda, so did in Grazalema, where lunch was delicious. Catherine provided excellent guide for us to enjoy the areas in a short day trip.

Very suggestive countries ... very well organized tour ... very knowledgeable guide and driver

Good guide interesting destinations and beautiful scenery