Spain walking holiday, Walking in blossom
Description of Spain walking holiday, Walking in blossom
Enjoy guided walks in Las Alpujarras and the Sierra Nevada on this Spain walking holiday. Come in early spring to see hillsides blanketed in wildflowers, with the sweet smell of blossom in the air, with the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada a striking backdrop for each walk. Calm weather and temperatures peaking at 25C are perfect for walking, with clear skies and warm sun the ideal way to shake off winter.
There are three days of guided walking, with each walk leisurely in nature and around 12 - 16km in length, so you have time to take in the scenery and soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful part of Spain. Accommodation for the four nights is in the excellent Hotel Berchules and all food and transport is included during this short walking holiday.
10 Reviews of Spain walking holiday, Walking in blossom
Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020 by Tine SalomonsenPerfect way to start spring. Exercise and relaxation in a perfect balance. Loads of nature and fresh air. Everything well planned in a nice relaxed way. Read full review
Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020 by Martina FlavinFantastic. Enjoyed it immensely. A wonderful way to de-stress, enjoy the outdoors, get good healthy exercise, with no hassle whatsoever. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020 by Lindsay BurlisonExcellent. Very knowledgeable guide. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Mar 2018 by Elaine CarterThe amazing walking , everyday a different walk. The beautiful blossom trees, truly was a Walk in Blossom. Would have been great even without the blossom though! Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Mar 2018 by Hilary MacKenzieThe highlight was the daily hikes: the scenery is beautiful and inspiring. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Feb 2018 by Valerie GhinnThe beauty of the massed blossom was the most memorable. Dan was a brilliant leader, affable & good natured as well as knowledgeable about the area. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Mar 2017 by Karen SutherlandThe most memorable moment was the stunning views and sense of achievement - earning that beer! Really enjoyable - I do mean joy. It was such a pleasure to discover this part of the world and get a little bit (OK a lot) of exercise too. Challenging at times but worth it. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Mar 2017 by Susan SargeantLovely walking through hillsides full of blossoming almond trees in the mountains of the Alpujerras in southern Spain. Read full review
Reviewed on 11 Mar 2015 by Jenny TrickettA lovely short break walking experience. The location is just beautiful. I would certainly recommend this trip to any walker. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Mar 2015 by Isabel de MiquelThe landscape was so beautiful it almost made you cry! The location was great, and the people were wonderful. We ate local food, even bought the fantastic local products... and will spread the news of the beauties of this region. Read full review
PlanetThe hotel we use on this holiday is Alqueira De Morayma set in its own grounds and has an organic farm attached to it where they produce their own olive oil, wine and St Johns Wort oil. This is all done using as much solar power as possible. The rooms are part powered by solar power and wind power and built in the traditional Alpujarran way.
Our holidays have a very strong focus on nature and the environment and we spend a lot of time in local nature reserves. Guests are made aware of the unique flora and fauna and we talk specifically about endangered species and reintroduction efforts. We focus our guests attention on local efforts to preserve flora and fauna and we like to think our holidays significantly contribute to raising awareness of the Spanish mountain environment.
We do everything we can to reduce carbon emissions from transport by encouraging guests to travel by train. We minimise our pick-ups by grouping people together. We also make a concerted effort to reduce transport during activity days by offering as many local walks as possible and with at least one 'transport-free day'.
PeopleThis holiday has a strong focus on the local culture. We discuss how people lived in the past, how the Sierra Nevada and Alpujarras valleys got depopulated and we try to encourage discussion about and understanding of the local history. We discuss the varied and interesting history. We also visit a small museum which houses old artefacts from the local area and gives a great idea of how people farmed and lived in times gone by. We visit the unspoilt villages of the region and have lunch in the local bars where possible, this is a good way of giving money back to the local community.
Where possible we employ local staff and make use of local services. We encourage our guests to visit the local markets and make use of local activity providers while on our holidays. A large proportion of the income derived from our holidays goes directly into the local community and we try to ensure that this is directed to small, local businesses.
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