Spain; Guided Walking Holiday In Andalucia BV01

8 Days From £0 (1,075 USD)

Enjoy a week long guided walking tour in the stunning scenery of Andalucia, Southern Spain. You will stay in charming local village houses and enjoy fantastic food whilst soaking up the magnificent views and wonderful climate of this part of Spain.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Malaga, Spain
End Location: Malaga, Spain
Accommodation: cottage
Period: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Difficulty: Suitable for Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Section coming soon
Years In Business: 10

Tour Highlights

-Limited group sizes to meet your individual needs
-Pre-selected, awe-inspiring locations
-Comfortable transport to and from locations
-Delightful accommodation in village houses
-Breakfast Pack including tea, coffee, butter, bread, fruit juice, water, cereal, jam
-Picnic lunches whilst on location
-Evening meals + wine taken together in local restaurants
-Services of English speaking guides throughout the holiday

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.

We are based in Torrox Pueblo, an historic Moorish village just four kilometres from the coast. Torrox Pueblo is a typical Andalucian hillside village but situated only 4.5 kilometres from the beach. Its charm lies in its narrow streets, its white village houses adorned with bright geraniums and bougainvillea, and its endless sunshine.
Our guests stay in traditional village houses, which have been both sympathetically restored and furnished with all modern conveniences. All the houses are situated a short walk to the lovely village square with a variety of restaurants and bars. The townspeople boast that they enjoy "El mejor clima de Europa" - the best climate in Europe, and they are right!

We are anxious that you relax and enjoy your evenings, and we promise good local food and wine at friendly restaurants that look forward to welcoming our customers.

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Accommodation in traditional village houses, which have been both sympathetically restored and furnished with all modern conveniences and have their own shower/wc, satellite TV, 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.
- Walking tours, activities and meals as per itinerary

Excludes
- Flights, insurance and anything not mentioned in programme.

Prices per person - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. 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. Evening drinks and discussion of programme, dinner at Los Cantares
Day 02. 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 03. 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 4x4. 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: 4˝ hours- Distance: 12 kilometres - Grade: moderate
Day 04. 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 05. Rest day. There will be people on hand to provide information and help you to plan your own day out - others have enjoyed a trip to Nerja and its caves, or into the vibrant, historic city of Malaga, including the famous Picasso Museum.
Day 06. 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 07. 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 08. After breakfast we transfer you to Malaga Airport