Route of the White Villages
In our most popular cultural tour through the White Villages of the mountains our first stop is Zahara de la Sierra, where we stroll along the narrow streets with its little cafés and then walk up to the castle ruin. From up there we have a privileged view over the Zahara-El Gastor Lake, the valley, the mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema with the pass to Grazalema where we continue our route up the curvy road to the 1357 m high “Puerto de las Palomas” which means “Pigeon Pass”. If we are lucky we can see the coast of Cadiz from the viewpoint. In Grazalema we amble along the winding alleys, take a glimpse at the Calzada Medieval (a medieval paved road) and then have a tea at the “Tetería Azul”, a teashop which reminds of the Moorish past of Grazalema. On the way back we take the road that leads along the other side of the Sierra to El Bosque passing by the Moorish village Benamahoma.