Walking holidays in Spain

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Departure information

All our walking holidays in Spain run from Saturday to Saturday, although we may be able to offer midweek departures for groups of 8 or more.
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Responsible tourism: Walking holidays in Spain

Environment

We know our local fauna and wildlife and actively engage our guests with this. Through our walking holidays in Spain we were instrumental in working with the regional environmental agency and the Quatretondeta town hall to get a significant area of our local mountain range the Sierra Serrella declared a micro reserve for Flora and Fauna under the EU Life 2000 initiative. We maintain close contact with local environmental groups.

We encourage our guests to act in responsible way, and with an insight and understanding of the region, its people and their customs.

In the majority of the properties we use have solar energy and we continue to work to improve energy efficiency whilst maintaining comfort. As of 2014 we are members of a energy cooperative and all our electricity is now supplied via renewable sources., of solar, wind and biomass with a certificate A for energy consumption.

Community

We bring employment to our local village. All our purchasing is from local suppliers and where possible using local agricultural produce. Locally produced olive oil and almonds are available for our guests to purchase. Through our walking holidays in Spain we support local income generation and small business enterprises by supporting locally owned accommodation, shops and restaurants.

Reviews of Walking holidays in Spain

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 04 May 2015 by

Magnificent introduction to a beautiful remote area of Spain. The family love Spain. They support local farmers and crafts and promote the region and its festival. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Mar 2015 by

Go ahead and book! The scenery was wonderful. The mountains vast and empty of people. Our guide was very knowledgeable re: the history and wildlife of the area. Felt very confident in him on the walks. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2014 by

The views are amazing and the area is not developed. You should see eagles, butterflies, and wildflowers. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 May 2013 by

Most memorable were the fiestas - this was my second visit with this operator. This time around I chose the week specifically for the Fiestas of Moors and Christians which were quite amazing. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2013 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was the fantastic Alcoy Festival of Moors & Christians. Excellent food and walks with lots of wild flowers. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2013 by

The walking was excellent-taxing enough to be satisfying but not too difficult. The limestone scenery and the effect of a massive earthquake in 17th century were really amazing. Lots of birds, lovely plants and well-informed caring guide. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2013 by

Excellent...The walking experience, food and company were the most memorable parts Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2013 by

The walks were very pleasant...the best part was the evenings in the dining room, it was the perfect setting to allow people to relax and get acquainted, not to mention the excellent cuisine cooked by Pat and served by family members. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2012 by

Probably the highlight was walking through a deep and beautiful gorge where the remains of Moorish houses were still very evident, looking up and seeing a pair of Golden Eagles and their juvenile circling above us. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Apr 2012 by

The most memorable part was the great variety of walks through pine forests and gorges to the peaks, really enjoyable with magnificent views and points of interest. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2012 by

All of the walks had beautiful views and challenging sections, but the one that really stood out was Els Frares. On the last day of the holiday, we scrambled up the scree covered face of the mountain in front of Quatretondeta past amazing pinnacles and ran back down. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Mar 2012 by

The fabulous gorges and rock formations...Excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2011 by

This was, WITHOUT A DOUBT, a five-star hiking experience. Brian, Pat and Tom are very natural, down-to-earth and warm people. We enjoyed meaningful conversations throughout the hikes and during the fun evenings at dinner (during which we were also treated to GREAT music!!!) Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2011 by

Reaching the first peak of the holiday was exciting and came with a real sense of achievement...I would highly recommend this holiday to any keen hill/mountain walker. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2011 by

The most memorable parts were the walks and the food, the walks were well guided and varied and the food each night was excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2011 by

Great walks - plenty of opportunities to revisit and not repeat any walks you have previously done. Away from mainstream tourism to not be bothered by crowds, yet close enough to the main airports (and trains if that is your preference) for easy travel. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2011 by

There were many memorable moments: Splendid views, interesting wildlife (often insects), WONDERFUL meals and great company...Hope to be back for more. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2011 by

Most memorable were the food cooked by Pat, vulture watching, scenery, comfortable accommodation with rooftop patio overlooking mountains and enjoying a well earned beer after a good walk. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2011 by

I thoroughly enjoyed it - the dramatic jagged mountain scenery, the (unseasonably over 30 degreees) hot and sunny October weather, delicious food and great company. This was a prefect antidote to the British Summer. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2011 by

The walks were excellent - very well chosen and organised, with beautiful scenery and views. Our guide, Jem, was very knowledgeable about the area and local flora and fauna and happy to answer all our questions... Altogether, a lovely holiday. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2011 by

The scenery was stunning, the guide excellent, the birds, wildflowers and herbs were fantastic. In addition the hosts Brian and Pat were very welcoming, the accommodation was good and the food excellent. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2011 by

Jem, our guide was sensitive to groups' varied fitness levels allowing all to stretch out or take it as easy as they wished and very knowledgeable on birds, plants and other aspects of local ecology. Pat is an inspired cook and using all local ingredients and cuisine, she prepared subtle and delicious feasts for us every evening. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2011 by

Excellent value for money, accommodation was excellent (cosy fire on return to your medieval cottage, accompanied by a nice cup of tea), the food was very good, the guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2011 by

The walking was very good and Jem our guide was excellent. He knew the mountains and paths really well and chose walks which gave us great variety and wonderful views...Wonderful. High quality in every way. Very good value for money. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2011 by

Most memorable? The beautiful January sunshine, t-shirt, shorts, good company, fantastic scenery, accommodation excellent, hosts warm and welcoming. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2011 by

Most memorable? Seeing the vultures - they looked beautiful. It was a stress-free, enjoyable holiday but the rain ruined a few of our days. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Apr 2010 by

Excellent. A great trip I am very likely to repeat. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Dec 2010 by

Absolutely excellent on all counts. I can't thank Brian and Pat enough for their care and kindness, especially when the air controller's strike extended our holiday with them by 3 days! I highly recommend it and will be going back myself! Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2010 by

Excellent - I really enjoyed the week and there were absolutely no negatives. Pat & Brian run a tight ship and know their business, and it comes across with their clients. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this tour company to anyone, and also plan on returning with some of my hiking buddies. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2010 by

Our group leader could not have been faulted and took our wishes fully into consideration; the terrain is spectacular; the hotel is clean, comfortable and very safe. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Apr 2010 by

The group was good and jelled well. Pat's food was amazing , and my room with the view was excellent Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Apr 2010 by

Great holiday - wonderful week- made many friends and would most likely go again. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 May 2009 by

These people are all absolutely great professionals. Moreover, they made me feel very welcome. They did everything one could think off to make this an unforgettable stay. The walks were chosen in accordance to the wishes and capacities of the group members. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2009 by

An exceptional holiday with fantastic walking and wonderful local food... Strenuous ascents followed by breathtaking ridge walks with panoramic views and then lovely mule tracks which descended slowly to interesting villages were the most memorable part. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jan 2009 by

Undoubtedly the most memorable was the wonderful walking on varied terrain with great mountain scenery. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Nov 2009 by

Had a really great time, excellent countryside and well lead walks, great accommodation and fabulous food and hospitality Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2009 by

The best times were definitely reaching the mountain peaks and the wonderful 360 degree views. The food in the hotel also must come high up the list of best bits! Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2009 by

Everything about this holiday was excellent, and exceeded expectations. The walking was varied, the guide/s were knowledgeable and supportive, the food was simply wonderful, and my walking companions were friends by the end of the week. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2009 by

It was an ideal walking holiday for the time of year and to be able to book at such short notice was ideal for me. Again the views were spectacular and weather superb. Pat's cooking and knowledge of local cuisine and flavours was also superb. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Mar 2009 by

Memorable walks to places that I would never have found myself. The best ever veggie food. Good company - plenty of laughs and good conversation. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jan 2009 by

Highly recommend as an active holiday - if you are looking for being in the mountains, walking/hiking daily, and enjoying the end of the day with a wonderful meal - you can not go wrong. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Mar 2009 by

A great fresh-air spring break and warm hospitality... Stunning scenery, some great walking and lots of weather! Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Jan 2009 by

Each day's walking provided a different aspect of the area with some tremendous far reaching views at summits enhanced quite dramatically by low level cloud at times. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Jun 2008 by

It was all memorable - fantastic walks, lovely people, great food and a beautiful hotel. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jun 2008 by

The highlight was realising I could get to the top of the mountains! Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2008 by

Fantastic walks with a very well-run company. Very nice hotel with nice food and friendly management. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2008 by

I enjoyed every aspect of the holiday... the hotel and hospitality, the food and drink, the walks, the weather... but if I had to choose it would be the scenery and wildlife... vultures and golden eagles made my holiday. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2008 by

Brilliant. Hoping to go again next year! Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jan 2008 by

It was excellent. The hotel was great, the group I was with very nice indeed, and the countryside simply superb. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2007 by

The hotel staff were some of the friendliest I've come across, the tour guides were professional, capable and treated us all like friends while out on walks. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2007 by

The walks are fantastic, the hotel was superb, food was so tasty, the bar was welcoming, warm and all the residents loved it! I could not fault it in anyway. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 May 2007 by

Apart from the fantastic landscape and wildlife the whole holiday was so well organised and yet so relaxed it is something I will never forget. The food also, was superb. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2007 by

High quality walking experience. Great being out each day, good variety. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Dec 2007 by

The highlight was walking along one of the highest ridges in the area, with unbelievable 360 degree views, in glorious sunshine, wearing shorts and a t-shirt - in November! Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2007 by

Absorbing the beauty of the surrounding landscape and returning from a long days' walk to the peace and tranquillity of the village both stood out for me. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2007 by

The fantastic sunshine and beautiful scenery were the most memorable. The walks were spectacular. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2007 by

The highlights were the grade 3 walks and seeing a golden eagle. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2007 by

Each day was unique and there was so much to see and appreciate. Also the hotel was wonderful with a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere and excellent food. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2007 by

Most memorable was the wonderful scenery, lovely walks and very good food. We were very well looked after and the hotel was lovely. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2007 by

Very good - great views, great people, great walking and great food... everything I wanted. The highlight was the views from the tops of the mountains. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Oct 2006 by

The holiday was excellent, the hotel very comfortable, the food very good and the owners very warm, thoughtful and informed. The guided walks were well thought out and catered very well for a variety of experience and fitness. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Apr 2006 by

It΄s difficult to say, what was the most memorable part of our week, all days were so good. Our walks were fantastic. Some of the group are good walkers, and they enjoyed every moment. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2006 by

I would have to say that the most memorable part of my holiday was climbing to the top of an old Moorish castle and looking out over the countryside with the almond trees just beginning to flower. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2006 by

The most memorable part was the very well informed and interesting guide and excellent food. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2005 by

The most memorable part of my holiday was the walk on the third day when we walked up to see the griffin vultures. The spectacle of the birds soaring and riding the thermals against the backdrop of the mountains and the city below was mesmerising. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Oct 2005 by

The whole week was memorable. The setting is fantastic, the walks were long but very good, the food every night was excellent, and the hotel and staff was very nice and welcoming...definitely in the top 3 holidays ever and we will be returning. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2005 by

The most memorable part was discovering this part of Spain, its wonderful scenery, complete absence of other tourists, stunning wildlife (golden eagles, falcons, nightingales etc.) and huge range of aromatic herbs and flowers covering the landscape. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Mar 2005 by

The most memorable part was the fresh air, scenery and exercise. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 May 2005 by

The most memorable part was the stunning scenery & locations, challenge & variations of the walks, warm hospitality. Read full review

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