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Grocery shopping & hikes - Montejaque

Jasper, Canada
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Grocery shopping & hikes - Montejaque

We're driving to Montejaque tomorrow from Vejer de la Frontera. We will be staying in a self-catering accommodation there for several days and I am wondering if anyone can suggest where it would be best to shop for groceries.... does the village have a decent sized grocery store (I am guessing not), or should we stop somewhere along the way in a larger town?

Would also appreciate it if anyone has any suggestions for "must do" hikes in the area - anything up to about 15 -18 km in a day.

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1. Re: Grocery shopping & hikes - Montejaque

For shopping look at ; http://visitmontejaque.wordpress.com/shops/

For an idea of a walk I think it would be great to get to Ronda and if necessary take a train back to Estación de Benaoján – Montejaque. Need to check the train times though ! www.renfe.com --- of course you could take the train into Ronda and then walk back.

I have not done this particular walk but a route described in Walking World says:

This route can be done in its own right as a one-way walk returning by train to Benaoján, or combined with Walkingworld route 3435 as a superb circular day walk. The walk starts at the small hamlet of Estación de Benaoján – Montejaque, close to the Molino del Santo Hotel. The route follows the old road up into Benaoján Village itself and then takes the old road to Ronda (Camino Viejo de Ronda) over the southern end of the Algarrobo ridge, dropping down into the Guadiaro Valley. The old road now follows the railway for a while before climbing over onto the Hoyo Tabares below the spectacular cliffs of Ronda. The view from the base of the cliffs is especially magnificent in the rays of the evening sun and you pass the ruined mill at the base of the Tajo (Ronda Gorge) with probably one of the best views of the new bridge. The walk ends at the Barriada San Francisco, but you can vary the last stage to take in the old walls if you want an even closer view of the gorge. If you are doing the walk one way you can return to Benaoján by train after taking in some of the sights of Ronda.

Of course it is possible to download the entire walk for a small fee ! …walkingworld.com/walk/…A1n-to-Ronda.aspx

And trust you plan a visit to the Cueva de Pileta . And I think that there is a route to Grazalema as mentioned on the above web site -- visitmontejaque.wordpress.com/birdwatching/

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2. Re: Grocery shopping & hikes - Montejaque

If you go into Grazalema you should try to visit the visitor centre as they could be of help with some map or guide book. www.grazalemaguide.com

Jasper, Canada
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3. Re: Grocery shopping & hikes - Montejaque

Thanks very much! The blog site looks very informative, and I will check the other sites you've mentioned.

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4. Re: Grocery shopping & hikes - Montejaque

Hi,

The most interesting hikes are perhaps the ones starting from Grazalema (Camping Tajo Rodillo) and Benaocaz, but there is one rather nice in Montejaque too. You will find information on the routes from here (route descriptions in English, maps, driving instructions, road maps, GPS waypoints and a lot of photographs):

www.topwalks.net/en/sierra_grazalema.htm

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5. Re: Grocery shopping & hikes - Montejaque

Muchas gracias!

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