Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hiking in Grazalema

Before the whirlwind that is feria gets started (¡maƱana!) I just wanted to  share some pictures from our roadtrip weekend to area in and around the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Grazalema.

Our main reason for going was to do some hiking, now that the rain has stopped and before the crazy hot summer temperatures settle in. And we hiked! An 11 kilometer circular route, starting and ending in Grazalema, which offered gorgeous panoramic views from some of the highest peaks. And I'm not going to lie, at points it was pretty aggressive, especially for my the pups' short little legs. But we all made it and I rewarded myself with what else? Tintos de verano. 

Other than our epic hike, the rest of the weekend was wonderfully relaxing. We stayed in the tiny village of Benaojan, at an old mill that has been converted into a small hotel. The river that used to power the mill runs directly behind the hotel, so there was the constant, soothing sound of rushing water. On both nights we took the foot path that runs along the river into town for dinner. Luckily, we remembered to bring a torch flashlight, so that we could find our way back! Sidenote: Does anyone else find themselves using the European version of English words after being in Spain for a bit? Like torch or trainers? 

 Before heading back to El Puerto on Sunday, we stopped in Ronda (to do a little shopping) and Zahara de la Frontera. I just can't get enough of visiting pueblos blancos!

Oh, and don't think I forgot about the giveaway I promised...


  1. I'd "fancy" a tinto de verano right now. :o) Beautiful pictures.

    1. Brilliant! Haha, the Queen's English does seem to creep in. And gracias!


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