Walks and guided routes in the Tambor del Llano environment

Walk, listen, observe and enjoy learning. In Spanish or in English

Route 1

A circular and easy route without leaving the Tambor del Llano farm so you can get to know the farm where you are going to spend a few days (2 hours)

A little bit of history  to build the scene ... Ruins of old farmhouses. Refuge area for legendary bandits like Tempranillo. Farmland and vineyard. How this farm has been transformed: from a cattle farm to a charming hotel. From abandonment to an ecological farm, with horses, a herd of Merino sheep, a rare breed from Grazalema and an organic garden to supply the hotel dining room.

The nature of the mountains is expressed… The ecosystem of the Sierra de Grazalema. The vegetation and forests it contains. The cork oak trees and the cork produced. Los Llanos del Tambor, an example that shows one of the most unique characteristics of this area. Sandstone and limestone through which abundant rainwater seeps in cold winters. The Guadarés river that disappears at the end of spring and reappears with the first abundant rains. Native wild plants. The vultures lords of the skies of this mountain range. The deer their majesties of the territory. A wonderful natural habitat  for birds. Reptiles and amphibians. A symphony of frogs in the spring. Dragonflies and butterflies abound in the spring and summer.

 Route 2

Campobuche River (also known as Guadares) (4 hours)

Leaving from Tambor del Llano toward the plain, we find the Guadares (or Campobuche) river. Its source is in the Sierra de Grazalema and it is a tributary of the Guadiaro River, joining a few meters below the Cueva del Gato. There is a lovely walk following the flow downstream, passing through 'dehesas' of cork oak and gall oak trees. This route takes us by areas of shallow flow over bedrock and deeper pools to a small reservoir that retains the river and is a refuge for amphibians and reptiles.
 

 

Guided hikes for those who want to learn to interpret the landscape and get to know Grazalema’s botanic biodiversity

  • Learn to read the land, understand its geological and botanical history, and appreciate its rich flora.
  • How did these landscapes emerge ? What plants and ecosystems are found here?
  • The best way to know the Park is by foot. Our specialized guides will open your eyes to its hidden secrets: endemic species, protected plants, coevolution…
  • Most routes depart from Tambor. We can adapted to your needs and wishes.

Choose other routes (see list below)!

Walks and guided routes in the Tambor del Llano environment

Who is your guide?

We have several experienced and knowledgeable guides of this environment. You can arrange it in advance or check availability when you are in Tambor del Llano

Susan Eatock is of British origin but has been living in Grazalema for many years where she works professionally as a nature guide. She will teach you the secrets of this landscape, the birds, the amphibians, the reptiles, the forests, the flora...

Álvaro Bueno from Tambor del Llano, Álvaro Benítez professional guide from Grazalema, John Carlos Milbourn from Explora la Tierra.

Prices

Check availability and prices before making your guided hiking reservation

It depends on the number of people and the duration of the walks and guided routes

From €13 per person if you go in a group.

Other itineraries duration: Half day or full day

  • Prices for 1 or more people
  • Special prices for groups of more than 10 people
  • The prices include a personalized itinerary according to the client's preferences, as well as a specialized local guide and transportation during the route.
  • We can offer you a picnic basket for your excursion
  • We organize pick-up and transport from the train station or airport, plus food on demand.

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Routes

La Cañada Grande Route

This hike takes us through a wide path through cork-oak trees, crossing the Campobuches river and reaching a large pasture at the feet of Sierra de los Lajares.

Campobuche Lagoon Trail

This is a relaxed and mostly flat hike alongside the Campobuches river. It crosses a cork-oak and gall-oak forest to then reach a small water reservoir. 

Tambor del Llano hill trail or Jaral peak

We start from a pine-tree forest, cut across Tambor’s pastures onto the cork-oak forest and go uphill, where an amazing view awaits us.

Circular path Grazalema Puerto del Boyar

Be ready to go uphill! Starting from the village of Grazalema. From the feet oft he Torreón Peak it ascents towards Puerto del Boyar mountain pass to get a magnificent view of the valley (and, with luck, the distant ocean). It returns to Grazalema through a small Spanish fir forest.

Tambor del Llano Circuit, Llanos del Republicano

From Tambor del Llano we head towards the town of Villaluenga del Rosario, along the Real de los Bueyes canyon towards Puerto de la Mesa. After a small ascent to this port, we will see pastures and several farmhouses. We reach the top and begin the descent towards the Llanos del Republicano, where we can observe the contrast of areas of scrub and dense cork oak.