Cadiz's White Villages, Day Trip
Amid green hilltops, ridges, gorges and ravines, along the vanished Medieval border between Moorish and Christian Spain, lie whitewashed villages. Here the modern age has barely made a mark.
This day tour with a local guide takes you by private vehicle out of Cadiz. Through the spectacular mountain scenery of Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, you’ll stop at three of those well-preserved pueblos blancos (white villages). First, Arcos de la Frontera, where aristocrats and generals built monumental palaces and churches on narrow, geometric streets. Then, Medina Sidonia which is famous for its beef, ham, cheese, and sweets made by convent nuns. You’ll eat at the top of the village, in the charming home and restaurant of local sisters Lola and Manola. The tour ends at Vejer de la Frontera, a beautiful walled town above the River Berbate. Now a chic hub of bohemian craft shops and jewellery stores the past still rings from the white-painted stones.
What to Expect
Private drive through the spectacular mountain scenery of Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park and Arcos de la Frontera with a local guide.
At the top of the village, experience Medina Sidonia’s famous beef, ham, cheese, and sweets made by convent nuns.
The tour ends at Vejer de la Frontera – a 21st-century trading in a place where the past still rings from the white-painted stones.
Meeting Place: To be planned with you
Meeting Times: Suggested time 9:00 am
Duration: 8 hours
- This tour takes you through cobblestone streets, with some gentle inclines.
- Comfortable shoes recommended.
- This tour does have light bites along the way and lunch, but it is best to have a substantial breakfast before the tour begins.