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 where the modern age has barely made a mark.

This day tour with a local guide and historian takes you by private vehicle out of Cadiz and through the spectacular mountain scenery of Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, stopping at three of those well-preserved pueblos blancos”. First, Arcos de la Frontera, where aristocrats and generals built monumental palaces and churches on narrow, geometric streets. Then Medina Sidonia, famous for its beef, ham, cheese, and sweets made by convent nuns. You’ll eat at the top of the village, in the pretty 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 – 21st-century trading in a place where the past still rings from the white-painted stones.

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What to Expect

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A local guide and historian takes you by private
vehicle out of Cadiz and through the spectacular mountain scenery of Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.

First, Arcos de la Frontera, where aristocrats and generals built monumental palaces and churches on narrow, geometric streets.

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Then Medina Sidonia, famous for its beef, ham, cheese, and sweets made by convent nuns.

You’ll eat at the top of the village, in the pretty home and restaurant of local sisters Lola and Manola.

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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 – 21st-century trading in a place where the past still rings from the white-painted stones.

Details & Booking

Available: Everyday
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. 

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