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Walking in Andalucia
FH-EXD-119054
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At a glance
Explore romantic countryside, rugged hills and Moorish villages of Andalucia on foot
Trip Highlights
Start Destination
Algamitas
End Destination
Algamitas
What's included
  • All breakfasts
  • 5 picnic lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 6 evening meals are included. Breakfast: Continental buffet-style breakfast with local fruit and yoghurt. Lunch: Packed lunches are provided for the day walks, usually filled with cheese/cold meats. On some days it is possible to eat Tapas lunches together as a group instead. Evening meal: The evening meal is treated as the main meal of the day and will be local Spanish cuisine. All food is freshly prepared from locally grown seasonal produce. Water, wine and tea or coffee are provided with the evening meal. A selection of soft and alcoholic drinks is available at the bar (payable locally). Vegetarians are generally well catered for at the Cortijo Rosario. Please advise us on booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Fly to Malaga; transfer to Cortijo Rosario.
Drive 1.5 hrs from Malaga airport to our home for the week, the Cortijo Rosario.
2
Day 2
Gentle walk through rolling olive groves to neighbouring village of Villanueva de San Juan.
A gentle walk through rolling olive groves to the neighbouring village of Villanueva.
3
Day 3
Walk a circuit around the impressive Peñon Crag.
Today we walk a circuit around the impressive Penon Crag that looms over the Cortijo Rosario. An optional tapas lunch in the village gives us a chance to soak up the authentic Andalucian atmosphere.
4
Day 4
Visit Caños Santos Monastery; walk to Setenil, a unique 'Pueblo Blanco' with homes built into the side of a gorge.
Today we set out from the Cortijo Rosario, walking through Algamitas farmland to the abandoned monastery of Canos Santos, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon we follow the Ruta de los Molinos along the river that runs through the famous white village of Setenil de las Bodegas. Built underthe overhanging ledge of a gorge, Setenil is not only famous for its peculiar architecture but also for its bars, restaurants and food shops which are ranked as the best in the region. Free time to discover Setenil and return to the Cortijo by provate minibus. (16 km, approx 5-6 hours walking including stops).
5
Day 5
Introduction to the magnificent city of Seville with free time to explore.
The day is free to explore Seville at your own pace. Now the capital of Andalucia, Seville was one of the first conquests of the Moors. After the fall of the Cordoba Caliphate in the 11th century, under whose direction it previously lay, it became the most powerful city in 'Al Andalus'. Near the centre of the city is the evocative 'Giralda', an architectural masterpiece dating from the 12th century. Originally built as a minaret for the central Mosque in Seville, this Mosque was later destroyed, and it is now the bell-tower for the enormous cathedral. Close by is the magnificent 'Alcazar', a complex of palaces dating back from Roman times and later used by both Moorish and Christian rulers. It has fine examples of Moorish and 'Mudejar' architecture, rivalling Granada's 'Alhambra', and stunning sculpted gardens. After the Christian re-conquest Seville became famed as the gateway to the 'New World'. Christopher Columbus negotiated here with Queen Isabella to fund his epic voyage to the Americas, bringing her back untold riches and making Seville one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. We return to the Cortijo.
6
Day 6
Walk the 'Pass of the Doves' through fantastic limestone scenery to the 'White Village' of Benaocaz.
Our private bus will drive us high into the Grazalema Mountains over the Pass of the Doves. We walk up past some fantastic limestone scenery and down into the white Village of Benaocaz.
7
Day 7
At El Chorro Gorge, walk through spectacular scenery with views of the canyon, the massive Guadalhorce Dam and reservoir complex.
A short drive takes us to the El Chorro Gorge, which offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Spain. Our walk takes us up to a high point from where we can overlook the canyon hundreds of feet below, and ends at the massive Guadalhorce dam and reservoir complex.
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Day 8
Fly to London
To Malaga; fly to London.
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Walking in Andalucia 5/5

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? Too difficult to identify just one experience. Overall, it was just so very relaxing. What did you think of your group leader? Exceptional. Do you have any advice for potential tr…

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Put simply - fantastic!  You start the day with a continental buffet-style breakfast in the morning, with local fruit and yoghurt. Packed lunches are provided for any day walks, usually filled with cheese/cold meats. On some days it is possible to eat Tapas lunches together as a group instead. The evening meal is the main meal of the day and will be local Spanish cuisine. All food is freshly prepared from locally grown seasonal produce. Water / Wine and tea / coffee are provided with the evening meal. A selection of soft and alcoholic drinks is available at the bar (payable locally). Vegetarians are generally well catered for at the Cortijo Rosario. Please let us know if you have any particular requests.

Rachel George - Customer Operations

advise us on booking if you have any

special dietary requirements.

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