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

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10am
  • Departure Details :
    Transfer from Hotels in: Jerez, Cádiz and El Puerto de Santa María. You can request pick up at Chiclana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Rota with an additional fee. Please conta.. read more

Overview

Experience Cádizs natural beauty on this private hiking day trip to La Garganta Verde and Zahara de la Sierra, from Jerez. 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.

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 Cádiz 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 Zahareños, likely coming from the Arab word sahra, meaning desert.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  •  Transport from Hotel
  • Hiking trail at "La Garganta Verde" crossing a river (swimming knowledge requiered)
  • Tour in Zahara de la Sierra, ,

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Meals
  • Expenses not specified above

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

A moderate amount of walking is involved

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