Walking Holiday Andalucia

All-inclusive week (or less if you don’t have a week free) of gorgeous walking in wild and secret Andalucia

Your unique opportunity to visit truly traditional Andalucia – spend seven days (or less) and meet the people, experience their culture, taste their food and wine, hike and explore their quiet mountainscapes. And amazing birds!

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The Alto Genal is unbeatable for a walking holiday in Spain. A quiet, undiscovered valley with 7 tiny villages scattered around the higher reaches of the river. One side of the valley has rough limestone crags which make for exciting mountain walking, the other side is covered with sweet chestnut trees. In spring there is a wide variety of wild flowers and migrating birds, in early summer the chestnuts flower and a musky scent fills the air, and in autumn the chestnut trees go through a spectacular palette of red and gold. Walks vary from one to five hours and from easy to moderate in difficulty and we supply detailed walking notes. And a rescue service should you get tired!

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1 Pick up your rental car at the airport of your choice and drive the 90 minutes to Cartajima using the detailed directions we supply. A warm welcome with sherry awaits you.
Day 2 The first walk we suggest is a triangular route that goes through two of the seven little pueblos blancos of the Alto Genal valley. The route goes mostly through sweet chestnut forests. 16 km – 5 hours
Day 3 A 30 minute drive takes you into the first of the Natural Parks that are on offer where the spectacular walk takes you through pines, past Civil War ruins, and gives you a chance to spot griffon vultures. Views of the coast, Africa and Gibraltar. 12 km – 4 hours and can be shortened
Day 4 A city walk today as you go around Ronda and then through the old city taking in most of the monuments. A chance to do some shopping for leather, ceramics, and other local handicrafts. 11 km – 3 hours or can be shortened
Day 5 The other triangular walk today taking you to the most remote of the villages, Pujerra, and then to Juzcar the only blue white village in the world. 14 km – 5 hours
Day 6 We drop you off at the far end of your linear walk and you walk back across the dramatic limestone karst that forms the backdrop to the Alto Genal Valley. Weird rock formations will excite your imagination. 17 km – 6 hours and can be shortened
Day 7 The Caminito del Rey, one of the scariest hikes in the world! Click here for more information. Or, if you don’t fancy that, we have others up our sleeves or perhaps a free day for last minute shopping in Ronda.
Day 8 We say goodbye and send you on your way back to the airport with happy memories of a marvellous walking holiday.

Main Attractions

— seriously off the tourist trail pueblo blanco
— magnificent mountainscapes
— award-winning boutique hotel
— wildlife treats might include wild boar and horses, ibex, vultures and eagles
— fascinating, varied Western Mediterranean food
— Hike Sierra de las Nieves, rare pinsapo pines and Civil War memories
— detailed up-to-date notes with all hiking and driving
— flexible activities. Do more or less!

Restrictions – not suitable for children under 12, hiking medium difficulty
Dates – Subject to room availability. Avoid mid-June to mid September.
Cost: 782 € pp sharing a double room. If you would like less than 7 days holiday, please ask and we will adjust the price.
Included: Economy car collection at Malaga airport, 7 nights bed and breakfast,  7 dinners with local ecological wine, all taxes
Not included: Flights, insurance (recommended)
How to Make your Reservation: Put your preferred dates into the availability checker below and reserve securely online. Get anwers to any questions or make a reservation, please go to the Contact page or telephone for immediate attention +34 952180778