Grazalema Tour

Grazalema

Province: Cádiz
Route: Circular route
Trip Distance: 94 kms
Time: 5h
Difficulty: Medium / High
Ground: Mountain

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Fantastic route that takes us into the heart of Sierra Grazalema Natural Park, also by the route of the White Villages. Grazalema, with its Peñón Grande, Villaluenga del Rosario and its famous payoya goats cheese, Ubrique and its leaders articles, El Bosque and its Santa María de Guadalupe church, enjoying the pleasure and relax offered by Zahara de la Sierra with its swamp and the impressive views of Las Palomas Port, rated by many as one of the most beautiful ports of Andalusia and even in Spain.

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Grazalema will be our starting point, going up and downd a couple of kilometers until Villaluenga del Rosario with a short descent at the end of this smal village in Cádiz province, famous with its payoya goats cheese.

We will then continue along a small up and down road until Benaocaz, which we leave to our right to begin with a long descent, quite sinuous, which will take us to Ubrique, known for its handicrafts and leather works, we enter a busy area, but also beautiful for its landscapes between valleys that will gradually take us to El Bosque, and to enter it we will take a small crossing, by a secondary road, to let us observe what awaits before facing the first port of our route, El Boyar.

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El Boyar begins fairly smooth and gradually will show us all its splendor, before the junction with the town of Benamahoma will pass through an area, next to the river, which will not leave anyone indifferent cycling over there, looks like the Pyrenees area and its high mountains, forgetting we are in Andalusia.

The port starts with large ramps and constant turns, which will make us get altitude quickly. Step by step softens the ground to reach a recreational area, where we can breathe and recreate our sight with the landscape will find on our way. In this point the port begins again to show us its hardness, with linked curves to arrive at the highest zone and where we changed the landscape leaving behind the trees and beginning the scrub.

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At this point we can not get carried away by our view, apparently the ground appears to soften and will feel the slope continues and the flat ground becomes a constant ascent. The rest of the climb will be quieter and will enjoy the breathtaking views El Boyar delight us. We approach to the top, typical place to take the traditional photo with the port signal behind us.

From here we will begin a long and beautiful descent that will take us back to Grazalema, but will be a quick visit because our route continues where we started, except that this time we will take the turn to the left, along the path of the Riverita, called by local people. Will go up about five hundred meters of high ramp, and then begin a nice long descent to the big marsh, riding alongside and enjoying the beauty environment.

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Continue until we reach the junction of Zahara de la Sierra, one of the most beautiful and impressive places of our tour that welcomes the start of Las Palomas port. Here begins the hardest area of the tour, but surely the most beautiful, because as we are gaining height the panoramic views will make us much smoother our long climb.

In the middle of the port we will change the slope and will see the magnificent views to the Garganta Verde, one of the areas of greatest ecological value. We will continue enjoying the ascent and the horseshoe turns, step by step take us to the top.

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Already just take the typical photo at the top of the port and begin the descent that will take us back to Grazalema, where be able to delight with some other typical delicacies, accompanied by some fresh beer, to replenish and hydrate after a magnificent day of cycling hard to forget.

More information:
Bike Station Marbella
Avenida Arias de Velasco, 8
Marbella – 29601 – Málaga
Phone (+34) 952 861 807
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