Around the town of Sanlúcar, there is a series of extremely interesting routes and trails, which allow tourists to gain insight into the most salient characteristics of the towns and villages that make up the province of Cádiz.
These routes are as follows:
The Wine Route
Itinerary that takes you to a number of towns that make one of the most famous wines in the world, Sherry, including the towns of El Puerto de Santa María, Rota, Chipiona, Sanlúcar and Trebujena.
This route gives you the chance to visit the bodegas, known as the “cathedrals of wine”, to play golf, visit monuments of tremendous historical and artistic interest, and to witness the spectacular Royal School of Equestrian Art in Jerez.
Route around the white villages
This route takes you around a whole host of different villages which offer both typical and exceptional features, characterised by their whitewashed houses. It begins in Arcos de la Frontera, which is classed as an historic-artistic heritage town, continuing through Algodonales, Setenil, El Bosque, Grazalema, Ubrique, etc., giving you the opportunity to visit churches, castles, monasteries and convents, all located in pretty picturesque streets and squares. The route also offers visitors the chance to see traditional leather-making factories and enjoy the Sierra de Grazalema Nature Park.
It sets off from Jerez de la Frontera and takes in the towns of Alcalá de los Gazules, Benalup, Los Barrios, Castellar, Jimena, San Roque, Algeciras and Tarifa. This route allows you to take in the spectacular sight of seeing fighting bulls grazing in the fields, and to visit country estates, castles, nature parks, etc.
Along the Atlantic coastline there are several towns that are included on this route: Cádiz, San Fernando, Chiclana, Conil, Vejer de la Frontera, Barbate, Zahara de los Atunes and Tarifa. The highlight of this area are the broad swathes of untamed beaches with fine golden sands, as well as the crystal clear waters, set against a backdrop of artistic and historical heritage, the Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia, large golf courses, and the authentically seafaring ambience of villages such as Barbate.