Walking Grazalema National Park Spain
Walking Grazalema National Park Spain taking in the fabulous limestone outcrops and some amazing wildlife. The route walks some of the classic paths in Grazalema and you stay in the spectacular town of Ronda on your last night.
We also operate this Walking Grazalema National Park Spain tour as a Single centre staying 6 nights in Grazalema and 1 night in Ronda.
The National Park of Grazalema is 100km from Malaga airport and takes roughly 1.5 hrs to get there.
Designated a Unesco Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and then a Spanish National park in 1984, it was the first national park in Andalucia. The National park of Grazalema is full of spectacular limestone and dolomite gorges and crags that rise up dramatically, with the most spectacular being the Garganta Verde, ‘Green Throat’. Which has one of Europe’s largest population of Griffon Vultures. It has an exceptionally rich bird life, particularly raptors.
Mammals include roe deer, Egyptian mongoose, badger, fox and Spanish ibex. As well as the rivers having a healthy otter population.
The trees consist of large cork oaks, holm oak, olive trees and the magnificent and well preserved forest of the rare Spanish fir.
El Pinsapar Walk, View On A Guided Walk DayThe region is also know as the wettest in Spain, but the weather is very seasonal and only helps the scenery to be the greenest in Andalucia. This area also has an extraordinary array of plant life with a recorded 1300 species. Many of them endemic and some flourish in this environment.
Around the Grazalema national park are some beautiful small white villages with some great accommodation, which we link together on our self guided walking itineraries and on our Grazalema Special Walk.
There is a large Área de Reserve, with the most fragile ecosystems, Spanish fir forests and black vulture colnies. This part of the park are controlled in terms of dates and numbers. At times when fire risks are greater (July to September) walks to this area are closed.
High rainfall and a limestone landscape mean that the water courses and springs are plentiful. The principal rivers are the Guadalete, Guadiaro, Tavizna and Ubrique.