Hiking Day Trip To La Garganta Verde And Zahara De La Sierra From Cádiz_426141

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Hiking Day Trip To La Garganta Verde And Zahara De La Sierra From Cádiz

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Duration
time-raw8 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Starting point
Your accommodation in Cádiz
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Pickup Option
Free Pickup

The stunning La Garganta Verde canyon and the mountaintop village of Zahara de la Sierra are two of the highlights of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. This private full-day tour from Cádiz visits both, including a thrilling 2-hour hike through the gorge and spectacular views of Zahara Castle.

What to expect?

  • 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. 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.

What is included?

  • Hiking trail at "La Garganta Verde" crossing a river (swimming knowledge required)
  • Admission to all attractions
  • Ground transportation
  • English-speaking guide

Is this experience for me?

  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

Meeting point

  • Transfer from Hotels in Cádiz, Jerez, and El Puerto de Santa María.
  • You can request pick up at Chiclana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Rota with an additional fee.

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$151