Wild Walking in Andalucia - 7 contrasting days

Boutique Hotel Near Ronda, Spain - Los Castanos


Wild Walking in 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

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance which is highly recommeded 

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.

Wild Walking in the Serrania de Ronda

Magnificent pristine scenery

Christmas 2018 Hotel Package Break

Join us for a traditional Christmas break in a peaceful setting


Christmas Package 2018 | Malaga | Spain | Country Hotel | Christmas

All-inclusive price for our three-day best of the breaks!

Escape commercial Christmas! And all the work involved!

Once again we are offering our three day Christmas House Party featuring great food and superb wines in a peaceful atmosphere with a group of like-minded companions. Everything is home-made (except the wine); our food is local and ecologically produced as far as possible.

The food was beyond delicious- a Christmas Eve feast of countless tapas including a spectacular flaming chorizo, and the best mince pies and Christmas pudding I’ve ever had. Award-winning food! Fantastic place and fantastic company! A must on your trip in Southern Spain.” A previous guest comment on Tripadvisor

24th December, Christmas Eve 
Arrival. Sip a mug of mulled wine while settling in to your super comfortable room. Stroll around the village. Hike to the next village to stretch your legs and make lots of room for the ….

Feast of Traditional Spanish Tapas which will be served family style in the evening. Delicious food from Di´s international kitchen.

25th December, Christmas Day
begins with a Champagne and Smoked Salmon breakfast (plus all our usual breakfast choices)
- Spend the morning walking the beautiful Alto Genal valley. Ten minutes or three hours. Just down the lane or to another village and back.
- Or choose from our wide selection of games – Scrabble or Rummikub, cards or chess.
- Or read Di’s highly acclaimed book. Or another from our vast library.
- Or watch a movie.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served about 2 pm and Late Christmas Lunch at about 3 pm. Succulent barbequed turkey will be accompanied by traditional dishes and new exciting combinations. Our superb cuisine is served dinner party style.

Dessert of course follows with again some traditional choices and some new creations.
Coffee, chocolates, snooze, zzzzzzzzzzzz

In the evening we will offer a choice of snacks including our famous Croque Señor for those who need topping up.
Last year there was a mammoth Pictionary game till the early hours. Or so they told me. I was already asleep.

26th December, Boxing Day 
After breakfast, we suggest, but do not insist upon, a day in Ronda. Just 15 minutes drive away. A wealth of history, monuments, culture, and fooooodie places! Detailed route notes provided. And we will meet you at the best place to eat in Ronda at 2 pm should you care to join us. (not included in the package price)

In the evening, traditional leftovers. And local wine of course

27th December
After a delicious breakfast, time to say goodbye. But if you would like to linger a little longer in the peaceful mountains, you can reserve more nights.

Price: 875 euros plus 10% IVA per room for two people sharing which includes:-

– 3 nights’ accommodation on the 24th, 25th December and 26th December 2017
– Breakfast every morning
– Kingsize bed (2 metres long) or twins
– Tapas Feast on 24th
– Christmas lunch extravaganza
– Snacks in the evening
– Open bar
– Additional nights before or after at the special rate of 100 euros per night

What’s not included: transportation, holiday insurance, Boxing Day lunch in Ronda, IVA 10%

To reserve:

- Click BOOK NOW at top right hand corner of page
- telephone for instant gratification +34 952180778
- use the Contact form here
- email to reservations at 

Please note that a 25% deposit is required.

Christmas Break

Christmas food, great wine, fabulous company