Guided Walking Holiday in Andalucia

Andalucia, Spain

Holiday overview

Destination

Spain


Type

Guided, Wine Tours


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Jan - Dec


Price

£ 799 pp


Duration

7 nights


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The aim of the programme is to provide the walker with a wide range of terrain and scenery with spectacular views of mountains, sea and the white villages.

The walks cover different parts of the Axarquia – the name given by the Arabs to the region to the east of Malaga. The aim of the programme is to provide the walker with a wide range of terrain and scenery with spectacular views of mountains, sea and the white villages. We take you into still unspoilt mountain areas and along lush green valleys. The whole area reflects its Moorish past. Bird life extends to eagles and griffin vultures, while mountain goats and deer inhabit the quiet slopes. As we always have two guides, each walk can be tailor-made to cater for all levels of walking ability so that everyone gets the most enjoyment out of the experience.

 

Price: 7 nights: £799.00 per person.  Early bookers no single room supplement.

Christmas guided walk £899.00 per person – 7 nights

New Year guided walk – 5 days/ 4 nights £630.00 per person

 

 

Included: 

  • 7 nights in traditional village houses, which have been both sympathetically restored and furnished with all modern conveniences and have their own shower/wc, washing machine, fridge freezer. All linen is provided and all the houses have beautiful terraces with views over the village, the surrounding countryside or the sea.
  • or 7 nights in hotel – supplement for hotel, please ask.
  • Transfers to/from Malaga airport if flight arrives by noon and departs in the afternoon (otherwise we book a taxi and €60 needs to be paid directly to the taxi driver).
  • Picnic lunches on walking days.
  • Dinner including drinks in local restaurants (except on rest day).
  • Welcome breakfast pack (breakfast on self-catering basis).
  • Transportation within walking itineraryGuided walks as per programme.

 

Not Included: Flights, insurance and anything not mentioned in programme.

 

Departure Dates :

Standard 7 night holidays – arrival day:

10th March,sold out

30th March (Easter),sold out

15th June,sold out

23rd September,

21st October

5th  November,

22nd December

5 day tour 31 December – 4 January

Sample Programme:

Day 1: Welcome to Andalucia.

We will meet you at Malaga Airport and transfer you to your house in Torrox Pueblo by private transport. After settling into your accommodation, you will join the other guests for a welcome lunch followed by an orientation tour and introduction to the history of village. Welcome dinner at Los Cantares.

 

Day 2: Comares.

Our first day’s walking takes us via an old mule track to the hill top village of Comares, the highest village in the beautiful Axarquia region with breathtaking sea and mountain views. The whole area is rich in fruit trees – almonds, pomegranates, oranges and olives, as well as avocados. Flowers in April to June are spectacular including a wide variety of orchids. Eagles, kites and Griffon Vultures have also been seen in this high terrain.Walking time: 5 hours – Height Gain: 2200 ft- Grade: moderate

 

Day 3: Casa de la Mina.

We take a short drive north of Torrox. Then for those who want a more challenging walk, there is a steep climb up a track that then follows a dry river bed for about one hour. Or we will drive you up the steeper part in our 4×4. At the top there are wonderful views of the valley from a height of about 980 metres, after which continue on an excellent track with stunning views across the Almijara. Then descend to the river for about an hour to a wonderful picnic spot beside a waterfall. On this walk it may be necessary to cross the river a couple of times so weatherproof boots or spare socks are useful. Walking time: 4½ hours- Distance: 12 kilometres – Grade: moderate

 

Day 4: El Canuelo.

A gradual ascent with stunning views of Lake Vinuela. A great walk for wild flowers and birds and in January and February beautiful almond blossom. It is an easy walk but you are rewarded with panoramic views that include Maroma, at 2068m the highest mountain in Axarquia. We continue walking through the Ventas de Zafarraya – a spectacular pass. Then head down to the village of El Canuelo for a refreshment stop. The restaurant also has a swimming pool and we can relax and enjoy the views of Lake Vinuela below. Walking time: 5 hours – Distance: 12 kilometres – Grade: easy.

 

Day 5:Rest day.

Relax and take a stroll on the beach or hop on a bus to the vibrant, historic city of Malaga, including the famous Picasso Museum.  In the evening, BBQ/Meal at a finca.

 

Day 6: Lost villages of Acebuchal.

The villages of Acebuchal, Bajo and Arriba were deserted in the 1950s when the villages were cleared in post Civil War guerrilla fighting. Our guide for this walk is steeped in the history of the area and we promise an entertaining and lively day. We finish the day at the Cortijo of Maria and her friends where they prepare a nine course meal comprising typical local home made dishes and wines. It is situated on a hilltop with views down to Nerja and the mountains behind. There is a swimming pool for the use of guests. Walking time: 4 hours – Grade: easy

 

Day 7: Canillas de Albaida.

The walk takes us through many walnut groves and in the spring, fields of bright red poppies. We pass a huge cave which was once used by the local honey maker and is now home to a herd of goats and climb to a height of 3,500 feet with superb views over the magnificent Sierra Almijara. Walking time: 5 hours ·Length: 12 kilometres – Grade: moderate

 

Day 8: After breakfast we transfer you to Malaga Airport.