July 22, 2018 by: Diana Beach
7 Day Walking Holiday Andalucia
- 7 days of varied hiking of a medium level
- Boots necessary but no scrambling
- All inclusive holiday from arrival in Malaga to departure.
- Dinner with local Ronda wine every evening
- Picnics when necessary
- Detailed notes
- Hire car from Malaga airport
- Collection service if you get tired!
- 850 € per person sharing a double room
Travel Insurance which is highly recommended
How to reserve:
Contact us with your desired dates (not July or August when it is too hot) and we will make the reservation. A 200 € deposit is required upon booking the holiday.
What you can expect to see:
♣ Chestnut groves and snow white painted villages presenting quintessential Andalucían scenes
♣ Two of Andalucía’s most interesting national parks, the Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra de Grazalema
♣ The ancient cliff-top town of Ronda where cobbled streets and open-air cafes provide ample chances to rest, relax and soak up the stunning views over the gorge.
♣ Delicious Mediterranean dishes are served at the hotel taking the very best of Spain and Morocco to create some truly majestic meals.
♣ Local Ronda wines, sherries from Jerez, and gins from Spain!
Suggested Itinerary which is totally flexible - walk more, or less, or not at all!
Day One: Pick up your rental car at the airport and drive the 90 minutes to Cartajima using the detailed directions we supply. A warm welcome with sherry awaits you.
Day Two: 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 Three: A 30 minute drive takes you into Sierra de las Nieves Parque Natural for a hike in the foothills of the highest peak, Torrecilla. 8 km - 3.5 hours
Day Four: 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 Five: Today a real treat! The Caminito del Rey which was until a few years ago dubbed "the most scary walk in the world". Now rebuilt and restored it is totally safe but thrilling scenery. Total trip including the drive in is 6 hours.
Day Six: Visit the blue village! And then on to a wild and lonely walk through dramatic limestone karst that forms the backdrop to the Alto Genal Valley. Weird rock formations will excite your imagination. 4.5 hours and can be shortened
Day Seven: A 40-minute drive takes you to another Natural Park, the Sierra de Grazalema and the stunning mountaintop town of Zahara complete with Moorish ruined castle. The walk goes through open countryside, woodland and close to the largest griffon colony in Europe. 15 km - 5 hours
Day Eight: We say goodbye and send you on your way back to the airport with happy memories of a marvellous walking holiday.