Walking in Grazalema – 6th April – 13th April 2011
This was a wonderful base for a really good week’s walking amongst soaring limestone scenery and strewn with a profusion of very pretty wildflowers. Each day provided interesting walks amongst a rich variety of landscapes, along quiet paths and up to the tops of some stunning viewpoints.
Some of these paths dated from Roman times and others from when the Moors flourished and did much to develop the land and its culture. So there was much to see between the interesting walking, wildflowers and cultural sites.
Our leader, Ursula, did an excellent job in setting a very good agenda to get us around so much in our all too short seven days there, and also in helping us to make effective use of the local bus service that enabled us to reach and see so much. One example of this was that Ursula accompanied us on our “free day” when we went to the attractive cliff-top town of Ronda, and where interesting things were to be seen and experienced virtually around every corner – the cafes in the little squares weren’t bad either!
After all this fun each day we were all ready for the excellent dinners and healthy portions that were served at the hotel that was welcoming and so well placed in the heart of the village. So all in all an excellent break and one I would happily recommend to anyone who likes mountain scenery and with the option of exploring some very interesting culture.