Guy Hunter-Watts spent 10 years leading tours in India, South America and Mongolia before settling in southern Spain in 1987. As well as a working as a walking guide he also works as a freelance writer for a number of travel guides and websites. His two best known titles are Walking in Andalucía and Small Hotels & Inns of Andalucía. Guy knows the mountains of his part of the world as well as most shepherds and is currently charting a new coast to coast walk, linking the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. If you fancy an inspirational day of walking in the beautiful Grazalema Natural Park, look no further.
Guy´s aim on any walk is to offer you a uniquely beautiful full or half day excursion and share with you his passion for his adopted country. Whilst you're walking he'll tell you about local folklore, medicinal and edible plants, the region's history, geology and agriculture as well as pointing out birds, mammals and insects.
Best of all he'll lead you along some of the most beautiful mountain trails in southern Europe.
Amongst his more popular guided walks are the following walks. The trailheads are about a 50 min drive from Hacienda de San Rafael.
Montejaque Circuit: The Hidden Valley Walk An unforgettable 5 hour circular walk departing from Montejaque, one of the Sierra de Grazalema's most beautiful villages. The walk leads through remarkable karst formations to a hidden valley at the heart of the Park.
From Grazalema to Benaocáz via Cortijo Dornajo: This 4.5 hour walk numbers amongst southern Europe's most beautiful hiking trails and well deserves its 'classic trail' status. From Grazalema a stunning mountain path leads us
over a high pass then down through ancient woodland to the sleepy village of Benaocáz.
Grazalema Circuit: The Walk of the Griffon Vultures This 3.5 hour circuit is an ideal walk if you wish to leave the afternoon free for visiting Ronda or other white villages in the Park. The walk begins and ends in the beautiful
village of Grazalema. After climbing up past the dramatic ridge of Peñon Grande we reach an area of extraordinary limestone formations. From here the trail winds down to the Palomas pass from where we follow a well-surfaced
trail back down to the village.