Day Walks are organised throughout the year in all seasons. Please contact us with your holiday dates so that we can suggest a date of an outing for you.
Suggested walks are between 5 and 6 hours of walking time. However it is a difficult task to accurately judge how long a walk will take for every single person. I have calculated the times having in mind an average walker who enjoys making short stops for wildlife, taking a photo or two and having a snack under a cork-oak tree. So, in fact, the walking time itself forms only part of our day out in addition to enjoying our environment. I do not walk to score points or set new records and the focus is on enjoyment. None of the walks include hard scrambling, steep climbing or hard altitude gains. The terrain can vary between dirt tracks, stony paths, rocky fields, forest paths and meadows and I advise of that prior to our walk.
SAMPLE WALK: GRAZALEMA TO MONTEJAQUE or MONTEJAQUE TO GRAZALEMA
This lovely medium difficulty 5 hour walk can be done in a variety of ways: we can start in Montejaque and finish in Grazalema, we can reverse it or we can start in Montejaque and catch the bus from Grazalema to go back to Montejaque or Ronda. If you wish to start in Grazalema and then end up back in Grazalema, transport can also be arranged. I can adapt the walk to your needs.
It’s a walk at low altitudes yet you will be surrounded by mountain views. We will cross three beautiful valleys, a cork oak grove and we will walk along a river. The surface varies from a forest path to a dirt track, with a short part of a stony path. There are some thistles in one spot so please wear long trousers.
The birdlife on this walk is astonishing. There are birds that love the rocky landscapes like the Blue Rock Thrush, Black and Black-eared Wheatear. There are also those that prefer woodland, such as Mistle Thrush, Hoopoe and Booted Eagle. Finally there are birds which like open spaces such as Woodchat and Iberian Grey Shrike and the Bee-Eater. The lovely Cirl Bunting is also likely to make an appearance.
The variety of birds and landscapes is what makes me adore this walk and I love to share it with visitors. Flower and butterfly lovers will be also satisfied, and there is a part of the walk where I have counted at a time seven different species of orchids in one single spot. Wildflowers are in season on this walk between mid April and mid June.