The “Pinsapo” (Spanish Fir) is a species of fir native to southern Spain and Morocco. It only grows on relatively humid and northern slopes at an altitude of 1000-1800 meters. These specific circumstances can be found on the northern slopes of the Sierra del Pinar, where a small wood of Pinsapos covers some 400 hectares.
You will explore the famous Spanish Fir Forest of Grazalema, a protected area within the Natural Park, requiring a permit to get in. If getting the permit for this day was not possible (only 80 persons a day can enter), the hike can be swapped with the circular route of day 2.
On the hike through the Pinsapar you will follow the ancient trail that connects Benamahoma and Grazalema, beneath towering trees, more than 40 meters high. You climb to the Cumbres Mountains, with spectacular views of Grazalema and Ronda, and mountains as a distant backdrop. From Benamahoma you go back to Grazalema by bus or taxi (taxi to be arranged by the hotel).