|Day 1:||Arrive in Aracena. On arrival in the Sierra de Aracena, you meet your hosts, who give you an introduction to the region and talk you through the walks over a glass of sherry or wine. (Note: you reach Aracena by a 1.5hr bus from Seville; if you like, we can include private transfers instead). Enjoy dinner in your hotel. (D)|
|Day 2:||Sierra de Aracena. Walk a circular route today to get you used to the area. The path takes you through evergreen oak and chestnut forests along a pretty river valley to the village of Corteconcepcion. Walk 14.5km, 4hrs, up 250m, down 250m. (B)|
|Day 3:||Walk over the high sierra. Leaving your bags to catch their taxi, set off walking un into the high sierra and your next inn. On arrival at your hotel you will find your bags waiting for you. Walk 11km, 4hrs, up 300m, down 320m. (B,D)|
|Day 4:||Walk through valleys. Today's highly varied walking takes you up and down one valley before following a path by the river to your third inn, set in an old water mill. Walk 16.5km, 5hrs, up 550m, down 15m. (B,L)|
|Day 5:||Whitewashed villages. Walk perhaps the prettiest route of the week, taking you through whitewashed villages with cobbled streets, through chestnut forests and over the ridge to the south side of the sierra. Walk 19km, 5hrs, up 480m, down 480m. (B,D)|
|Day 6:||Relax or walk a circular route. Depending on your energy levels, you could follow pleasant trails along the river to explore water mills, a longer circuit up into the western hills, or simply relax by the pool at your charming inn. (Optional) walk 8km, 3hrs, up 250m, down 250m. (B,L)|
|Day 7:||Complete your circuit. Walk through your last villages and cork oak on your way back to Aracena. Relax and celebrate tonight as you reach the end of your walk. Walk 12km, 3hrs, up 400m, down 250m. (B)|
|Day 8:||Return home. Catch the bus (or your private transfer if you prefer) to Seville for your flight home. Alternatively extend your stay in Seville or head to the beach. (B)|
A genuinely untouched corner of Andalucia, an area so little known that you see a way of life long forgotten elsewhere. Total peace and quiet in rural villages. You get to see and interact with the local community as you are staying in the smallest of villages, which see few visitors, local or from overseas. All hotels and restaurants are locally owned so your holiday makes a direct difference to all of our suppliers.
The route is exclusive to us. Our guides meet you, drive you to the hills and run through your holiday with you. They are there to support you in case of need at any time during your stay. You will learn about the area, the people and the environment with your guides.