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The Grazalema Sierra
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The Grazalema Sierra
Andalucia – a flower-filled paradise for walkers
2 & 3 (flexible options)
mountain paths and tracks; some rocky routes
rural hotel in Grazalema
7 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 3 picnics
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Seek out up to 300 different species of flowers on our special
with the help of our particularly detailed walking notes, CD and identification guide. Available 16 April to 22 May.
About Andalucia >
Andalucia may have returned to Christian rule in the late 15th century, but the legacy of the Moors, who held power for nearly eight centuries, is still very much in evidence in its customs, gastronomy, architecture and language. The fact that Andalucia is such a melting pot of cultures is what makes it so captivating. There are two very striking features of this part of Andalucia: the pueblos blancos – towns and villages of whitewashed houses with terracotta roofs, whose inhabitants still see themselves as culturally apart from the people of the lowlands; and the rich flora and fauna of the Alcornocales Natural Park, which owes its name to the expanses of cork oaks, and the Grazalema Natural Park. The latter’s craggy limestone mountains belie the fact that it shelters over 1,000 species of flowers – best seen in April or May – and 136 species of bird, among them hoopoes, bee-eaters, Bonelli’s, golden and booted eagles, and one of Europe’s biggest colonies of griffon vultures.
self-guided, single-centre walk
wide range of walks in Andalucia's Grazalema Natural Park
hire car included for exploring the famous
rare wildlife and an array of colourful flora
The amazing landscapes and fresh mountain air of the Grazalema Natural Park make for wonderful, rewarding walking in Spain’s deep south. Africa is close in every sense, from the scent of orange trees to the Moorish influence on the whitewashed buildings. If the scenery is magnificent, equally outstanding is the wildlife – the craggy limestone peaks shelter surprisingly green valleys and gullies, which in turn are home to an astonishing array of flowers and birds.
The wide variety of detailed and informative walking routes provided is matched only by the astonishing array of flora and fauna.
Of the region’s famed
(‘white towns’), Grazalema is one of the prettiest, framed by mountains and with sloping cobbled streets, and makes a perfect base for a week of walking and discovery. This is an area we know very well – Inntravel has offered holidays here for many years – and we offer an exceptionally wide range of detailed and informative walking routes. Fantastic at any time of year, they are particularly special in April and May, when flowers line the paths.
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