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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Cadiz, Cadiz, Costa de la Luz, Andalucia
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Experience Cdizs natural beauty on this privatehiking day trip to La Garganta Verde and Zahara de la Sierra, from Cdiz. Go on a 2-hour adventure hike through La Garganta Verde, a stunning gorge inside Grazalema Natural Park. The trail crosses a deep river, so swimming know-how, waterproof shoes, and swimsuits are recommended. Then visit the picturesque white village of Zahara de la Sierra, and admire panoramic views from its hilltop castle, overlooking Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Ideal choice for families
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

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 gorges full size. Here you can see one of Europes largest breeding colonies of griffon vultures. Continue to Zahara de la Sierra, a popular white village in Cdiz province. See its castle, built on a rocky peak high above the lakes turquoise waters, and see the whitewashed houses of this white village below. Visit during Andalusias 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 Zahareos, likely coming from the Arab word sahra, meaning desert.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Transport from Hotel

Hiking trail at "La Garganta Verde" crossing a river (swimming knowledge requiered)

Tour in Zahara de la Sierra

Exclusions

Gratuities

Expenses not specified above

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

Wear sport sandals or water-proof shoes, cap, bring drinks, snacks, sunscreen

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 25-Apr-2017

    Had an amazing time on this trip! Driver and guide were really great and took photos for us too. They also had lunch with us and recommended what to eat on the menu. Going through La Garganta Verde was definitely an experience, be prepared to go through really cold water though. I'd recommend you bring a spare change of clothes and shoes as you will walk through chest deep water for some parts and we had to swim for one part too. The view from Castillo de Zahara de la Sierra were nothing short of stunning and quite easy to get up there. This was one of my favourite trips in Spain, I'd highly recommend it!