Andalucia walking holiday, Autumn in Spain

“Andalucia in the autumn – walking destinations don’t come much better than this. Enjoy five guided walks of up to 18km, with a day in Granada, too.”

Highlights

Poquiera Gorge walk | La Taha region walk | Trevelez Siete Lagunas walk | Option to climb Mulhacen | circular walk in the Campo | Berchules Circuit | Granada and the Alhambra | organic wine and cheese sampling

Description of Andalucia walking holiday, Autumn in Spain

Spain in the autumn is the perfect walking destination, and this Andalucia walking holiday in October is a wonderful way to see the stunning Sierra Nevada and Las Alpujarras. The trees in the valleys are glowing red and gold, birds are migrating to Africa and the olive and almond orchards are bustling with activity.

This holiday introduces you to the real Spain in its autumnal glory, through five guided walks. Each is at a leisurely to medium level and we walk for 6-8 hours a day. There are plenty of breaks, with lunch provided and you have lots of time to take in the views and wildlife. It includes fabulous walks in the Poquiera Gorge, La Taha and the Siete Lagunas high mountain walk. We have also included a day to visit the unforgettable Alhambra palace in Granada.

You will stay in two great hotels initially, with transfers to the starting points of each walk, starting with the 3 star Hotel Finca Los Llanos. This is a very friendly hotel offering great meals and a buffet breakfast. You then move on to the lovely Alqueria De Morayma, a peaceful hotel set in wonderful gardens in a quiet village. The walks begin in the Poquiera Gorge and we gradually make our way further east to Cadiar, walking some of the classic trails which also include some really dramatic high-level routes of up to 3,000 metres, with stunning views of the landscape around. The trips ends with a day visiting the Alhambra and a night in a hotel in Granada, with a five-course meal and flamenco show rounding off this wonderful trip.

All breakfasts and dinners are included, with lunch also on the walking days.

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Environment

To save water we use hotels that encourage guests to reuse towels for a few days.
We expect guests to bring their own water bottle, flask or camelpack to use as the springs in the Sierra Nevada and Las Alpujarras is mainly drinkable and excellent quality. We also explain to guests the local water systems that are 1500 years old, how they work and how and why they are changing them to alternative methods of irrigation for the preservation of water.
We also actively explain to customers the reasons for not buying cheap and perfect, fruit and vegetables in the north of Europe as it is not good for our water or environment in Spain. How the plastic greenhouses are using the water table in the Sierra Nevada.
The hotels we use have swimming pools which are effectively reservoirs that hold water for a certain amount of time before it is recycled with fresh water and the water in the swimming pool is untreated so it can be used on local vegetable and fruit.

Community

We run a tourism business and we appreciate that this is a large employer in some of the villages and for us to keep running rural holidays we need to support our local communities. Encouraging the use of traditional ways of farming, building and cooking.

We believe in supporting the local communities and crafts people, this is integral to the region and to our walking holidays. During the Autumn Special week we shall have the opportunity to visit a local leather workshop in Capileira, one of the first villages we stay in. On the first days walk we shall walk through Pampaneira and have the opportunity to visit several other local craft workshops.
We shall also visit local artists as we pass there galleries through out the week.
At the last hotel Alqueira De Morayma we will be sampling the hotels own organic wine and cheese.
This is all important in keeping local traditions alive and we encourage clients to buy the local products to help keeping it that way.

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Reviewed on 28 Oct 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


A walk from Bιrchules incorporating the so-called "Moor's last stand", and definitely seeing the Alhambra for the first time.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Make sure you read all the accompanying documentation and have the right gear for every eventuality. Be flexible, and open to possible changes.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


It provided income for local accommodation providers

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Interesting walks in great company. Congratulations to our guide on his organizational feats! He also went out of his way on several occasions to make sure our experience was a good one.

Reviewed on 07 Nov 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


All the superb walks, the perfect weather, beautiful views and quiet surroundings with hardly any other people around. Dan is an excellent guide who had organised everything perfectly.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


A reasonable level of fitness is required.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, it was a holiday with a low environmental impact: away from typical tourist sites, using the local infrastructure.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


I had a fantastic time, enjoyed the wonderful walks in the beautiful Alpujarras and the relaxed atmosphere in the hotels where we stayed. Not to forget the good food, drinks and laughs!

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