HIKE IN ANDALUSIA

  8 day Independent or Escorted tour   This fabulous hiking vacation in Andalusia can be enjoyed as either a guided or independent walking holiday and cultural experience. During the week you will be based in Alhama de Granada a small town midway between Malaga and Granada and at an altitude of around 800m. You […]

 

8 day Independent or Escorted tour

 

This fabulous hiking vacation in Andalusia can be enjoyed as either a guided or independent walking holiday and cultural experience. During the week you will be based in Alhama de Granada a small town midway between Malaga and Granada and at an altitude of around 800m. You will be surrounded by olive groves and fruit trees. This region is really little explored by the tourist , away from the Costa’s you are in the true rural Spain. Stunning scenery , secluded countryside and a fabulous year round climate.

We have easy to medium grade walks for you to enjoy. Mixed with the walks will be a tour to the wonderful historic city of Grenada with its breathtaking Moorish architecture and stunning quaint streets. Of course nothing will be rushed as this is the true Spain where life rambles on at a nice relaxed pace, so you have a rest day scheduled mid-week.

 

Day to Day Itinerary

 

Day 1

Arrival

Arrive at Granada or Malaga airports and be met by Terry, he will drive you to your hotel in Alhama de Granada. Here we shall have a welcome meeting with time to settle into your rooms and take in the amazing views from your hotel. I am sure Terry will be having a beer tonight with you all.

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Day 2

Gorgeous Alhama Walking approx 3 hours easy Walk Starting from the Moorish castle of Alhama de Granada we walk through the town to El Balneario which is the natural hot waters. We then pass the 1st century Roman bridge and continue to the Lake at El Ventorro. Now a nice stop and a refreshing drink before walking back through the gorge to Alhama. As you approach Alhama you will see the houses hanging to the cliff edge and the many examples of the old caves houses used by locals in the past. Evening meal in the renowned La Seguriya restaurant directly over looking the Gorge.

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Day 3

Las Viñas 8km, 2.5-3 hours 

A lovely and steady two and a half to three hour walk around the reservoir called ‘Embalse de los Bermejales and Las Viñas. The walk starts ‘El Ventorro’ where you shall walk around the lake nearby. First you will have a short transfer there in around 5 minutes. There are great views over the water and out to the mountains of the Sierra Tejeda beyond.

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Day 4

Rest Day

Today you can decide to relax in Alhama , speak to Terry and maybe take a further walk or maybe rent a bike and cycle around the wonderful lanes of the region.

 

Day 5

Las Lomas-route of Mohemed Ibn Batuta. 8 km 3-3.5 hours

Mohemed Ibn Batuta was a great Muslim traveller and writer between 1304 to 1374. First a short transfer to the start of your walk. Today’s walk is a little harder but with superb views over to Alhama and in the distance the Sierra Nevada Mountains. There is some climbing today (around 200-300m ) but with plenty of rests to break up the climb it should not be too difficult.

 

Day 6

Granada and Alhambra Palace 

No visit to Andalusia is complete without going to Granada. We shall visit the famous Alhambra Palace followed by some sghitseeing in the city.

Day 7

Pork and Herbs !

A wonderful 3-4 hours walking tour in the Parque Natural at the foot of the Sierra Tejeda mountains. Here you will have amazing views over to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the local cortijos. Here we shall have our picnic lunch.

 

Day 8

Departure

Now it is time to say good bye to the new friends you have made. Terry will drive you back to the airport during the day for your departures.

 

 

Tour Rating- moderate
There are some low hills and the walks average 9 miles per day.

 

Accommodation

Our usual accommodation is a lovely restored house in the village of Alhama de Granada, very professionally run by a Dutch couple. The Casa Sonrisa will be your base for the full week. Each night you shall eat out in different restaurants.

 

Schedule & Price

Daily departures from February through October (except July and August)

Price per person CAD $1460
Single Room surcharge $200

 

This tour includes:
* 7 nights bed & breakfast in a nice local guesthouse rated 3 star

* Packed lunches on walks

* Walk transfers as per schedule

* Transfers from Malaga or Granada airports on tour arrival and departure dates only

* Guided walks and driver

* Welcome meeting

* Information pack

* Details on tourist attractions

 

 

Schedule & Price

Daily departures from March through October, except from June 9th to August 31st

 

Price per person CAD $825
Single Room surcharge $200

 

 

This tour includes:

* 7 nights bed & breakfast in a nice local guesthouse rated 3 star

* Map kit and route notes

* Walk transfers as per schedule

* Transfers from Malaga or Granada airports on tour arrival and departure dates only

* Welcome meeting

* Details on tourist attractions