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.
Campobuche River (also known as Guadares) (4 hours)
Guided hikes for those who want to learn to interpret the landscape and get to know Grazalema’s botanic biodiversity
Choose other routes (see list below)!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alto de Los Alamillos. Cañada Grande 11610, Grazalema (Cádiz)
Andalusia Tourism Registry RTA : H/CA/01403