Which are the best hikes around Vejer de la Frontera?

Do you want to get to know not only Vejer de la Frontera but the rural Vejer as well? If you are going to spend several days we recommend you have a look at the following hiking options. In this post we will give you four of the best hikes around Vejer de la Frontera you can find.

Saltmarshes of Barbate

The walk is a 4-5 hour walk and is a semi-circular route of almost 11km. You can add the 3km extra (line in black at the bottom) to complete the route full circle but note this route is not as beautiful as the rest of the walk. It is part of the Natural Park La Breña and Marismas de Barbate. It is one of the smallest natural parks of Andalusia, and very important for the migration of birds. Do not go if it has rained recently as the paths are prone to flooding during the rainy season.

La Breña

This walk is best if you have someone who can drop you off and pick you up at the end to enjoy the full experience. You can do two hikes together and see all the different ecosystems by hiking from Barbate to Caños de Meca: pine forest, dunes, cliffs, and coastal marine habitat. This park has the largest pine forest habitat in Cadiz province, which was planted between the 19th-20th centuries to stop the advancement of the dunes and now provides habitat to protected species. The dunes also support different protected species like chameleons. Many bird species breed in the cliffs along the coast that can reach over 90m in height. The coastal marine habitat along the cliffs also has many protected species and corals. This park has one of the biggest populations of Mediterranean coastal juniper in Cadiz.

Below is a map of a beautiful hike route where you can see most of the habitats except the dune habitat. The route is around 6.5km long both ways. There are white belts around trees and posts with two horizontal lines, which you follow along the route. The views and varied biodiversity is worth the walk!

Below you will find an explicative video of the Natural Park of La Breña and the Saltmarshes of Barbate.


Windmills route

This is one of the most well-known hikes of Vejer de la Frontera. It is an interesting hike because you will see different landscapes, beautiful viewpoints and learn about the traditional windmills. If you have a short amount of time I recommend doing the blue walk, as you will see the 7 traditional flour windmills on the outskirts of the village in only 3km (blue line), while the whole route is 9km (blue and black line). Below you can find a map.

Hiking in Vejer de la Frontera

Watermills of Santa Lucia

This hike around Vejer de la Frontera is a circular route of around 5.5km , and takes about 2-3hours. This route has a very green landscape and you will enjoy visiting a Roman aqueduct (Photo below) as well as the watermills.

Watermills Santa Lucia hike from Vejer de la Frontera

Each route has its own attraction, some are more ideal for birding, some for viewpoints and biodiversity, and others for culture and history. I hope you have a great time discovering the rural area of La Janda by doing any of these hikes of Vejer de la Frontera.


Full day tours in Vejer de la Frontera and Cadiz province

If you are looking for Andalusian culinary food, cultural and Sherry wine experiences for sightseeing Cadiz province, then keep reading. I will now take advantage to show off to you the great food tours in Vejer de la Frontera and throughout Cadiz province that we do. Officially, Vejer de la Frontera is one of the most beautiful villages of Spain, you should come and meet us!

Cultural and culinary food tours

If you want to learn the whole process of the Almadraba and Bluefin tuna in Cadiz province check our Bluefin tuna tour. You will learn the history of Bluefin tuna in the area since Phoenician times. You will go in a private boat ride to visit the Almadraba (if you are lucky it may be active); visit a local food market; and taste different parts of bluefin tuna in all ways, salt-dried, grilled, raw.

If you want to learn more about Vejer de la Frontera, its traditions and gastronomy book our Sherry & Tapas tour! Learn about sherry wine, wine tastings, and how to pair it with traditional gourmet food from the area. Taste different types of Spanish Sherry wines and local food like bluefin tuna, bull meat, salmorejo, eggplant with honey and pinenuts, etc. The tour includes 5 tapas and 5 Andalusian wines/Sherry wines.

If you would like to visit other beautiful white towns like Vejer, we can do a tour of the white towns in Cadiz province. On the other hand we can mix a visit to a beautiful white village with a visit to an olive oil mill. Or you can choose to do a private tour that we can design especially for you based on your interests. Come and join Explore la Tierra in Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain!

Our latest addition is our become an artisan for one day tour. Make your own cheese and your own leather souvenir in Ubrique and enjoy its great history and panoramic views. This white village is famous worldwide for its importance for the international leather companies.

Sherry wine tours

Would you like to learn more about Sherry wine and immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions? If you want to learn and experience it with the company of a local guide and turn your visit to Cadiz into an exciting culinary adventure, book with us. Sherry wine love is very contagious, surely you will also become one!

If you have your own transport we can accompany you while learning about Sherry. Enjoy the best Sherry bodega tours, local culture and traditions and the local gastronomy. In case you do not have a car we can arrange transport, restaurant and the rest of your trip for you.

If you would like to learn all about Jerez-Sherry-Xeres D.O. then join us for our Ultimate Sherry wine Tasting tour. We can design a private tour just for you and your family.

If you are staying in Vejer de la Frontera or within Cadiz province we can organize a private Sherry wine tasting with local gourmet tapas for your group. We will go to your place and do a Sherry wine or Andalusian wine tasting for you privately. We can focus on premium Sherries; VORS and premium Sherries; or Andalusian wines in case you do not like Sherry wine.

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