Tamara

Tarifa – Andalusian landscapes between two oceans

Tamara

Tarifa – Andalusian landscapes between two oceans

Hiking Collection by Tamara

7

Tours

22:13 h

48.6 mi

4,625 ft

With the sea at your doorstep and the mountains behind you, Tarifa is the perfect place for nature lovers. Among hikers, however, this region of Spain is still considered an insider tip. Where the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Ocean meet, dreamlike paths run along the coast. The colour palette of the landscape changes between dark greens of pine trees, reddish browns of the earth and the shining turquoise of the oceans. You will find vast forests, the scent of sea air and fantastic views around every corner. In this Collection, I have put together different routes around Tarifa for you. The south of Andalusia offers a huge variety of landscapes – you can choose whether you want to walk through woods, along cliffs or directly along the beach.

You will find seclusion, peace and the salty sea air on all our hikes, as well as fantastic views from the peaks that rise directly from the sea. Morocco is only 8.7 miles (14 kilometres) away and on clear days you can see individual buildings on the African coast. Two of the hikes start directly in the city of Tarifa and lead you through picturesque nature reserves. To get to the starting points of the other routes, you will need a car. The fresh breeze that blows all year round makes the climate pleasant even in summer. But sometimes the wind can be strong. It is worth taking this into account when planning your routes. With a strong wind in your back, it's easier to hike, but it can be challenging to walk against it. Don't forget to bring enough sun protection and water. Lodges and shelters, like in the Alps, are rare in Andalusia so untouched nature awaits you. You are more likely to meet horses, cows and goats than other hikers. Tarifa is a true natural paradise.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    04:29
    10.8 mi
    2.4 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This hike leads about eight kilometers along the really wonderful Colada de la Costa. The goal is the old defense tower Torre Vigia Guadalmesí. Here the Mediterranean Sea, which meets …

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  • Intermediate
    02:48
    6.05 mi
    2.2 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this varied circular hike, everything a hiker's heart desires is included: meter-high dunes, great views, wooded mountains and a fine sandy beach.From Tarifa you can drive to Valdevaqueros …

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  • Easy
    00:53
    2.09 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short round takes you to the highlights in tranquil Bolonia, 23 kilometers west of Tarifa. The place is known across national borders because of its Roman excavations. The settlement …

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  • Intermediate
    03:01
    5.63 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A few kilometers from Tarifa, on the foothills of the Sierra de la Plata, is the town of La Peña. The circular hike through the Los Alcornocales nature reserve starts …

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  • Easy
    01:55
    4.71 mi
    2.5 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short and relaxed hike takes you along the beach promenade and then further on a wooden plank path through the natural bird sanctuary.The tour starts at the island …

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  • Intermediate
    03:32
    6.73 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This beautiful circular hike takes you under shady trees along the stream of the Río de la Miel. Due to the coolness of the stream and the surrounding forest, this …

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  • Difficult
    05:35
    12.6 mi
    2.2 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    You start at the parking lot near the village of Barbate in the nature reserve Parque Natural de La Breña y Marismas, a good 40 minutes by car from Tarifa. This 20 kilometer hike is characterized by breathtaking views of the Atlantic. Most of the time you walk directly along the coast, the last part to Los Caños de Meca through a pine forest with a sandy bottom. Shoes that reach over the ankle are an advantage here.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    48.6 mi
  • Duration
    22:13 h
  • Elevation
    4,625 ft

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Tamara

Tarifa – Andalusian landscapes between two oceans