Sierra de Aracena walking and cultural holiday
Description of Sierra de Aracena walking and cultural holiday
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetAs part of our promise to sustain the environment we have used recycled materials to build our guest cottages. This means using old doors, beams and roof tiles. We have gathered the stones from ruins and old lost walls to reuse in the construccion of the houses and repairing kms of stone walls.
We have an ecological vegetable and herb garden for our guests to pick and prepare their own meals with and we support local ecologically run farms.
In the 22 years of living here we have adopted many straydogs and cats that we are giving a loving home and they have become the greatest friends of our guests. Especially the dogs are much appreciated as they are the perfect guides for our walking guests as they know the area very well.
We are careful to minimise the use of plastics and recycle them when used. After heavy rainfalls we have taken it as our responsibilty to clean the adjacent river from all the waste that has come its way, sadly this is a yearly event. We also separate glass, paper and plastic in several bins at our own establishment before we bring this personally to the closest garbage collections point 1 km further away.
PeopleIn the walking week we promote we have chosen local restaurants that use most of their products from own produce and who prepare great food with traditional recipes.
We use local partners, for example a local taxidriver to do all the transport for our clients. We have also given employment to Jose Maria & Felisa from our local village. They both have official working contracts and have worked here for over 14 years.They are considered family.
We promote the ecological farm business of the Family Eiriz in Corteconcepcion where guests can take a guided tour as the ecological Monte Robledo cheese farm in Aracena for a cheese making event.
All our guests receive a local bottle of red wine from El Condado de Huelva upon arrival and this is much appreciated.
We support the local restaurants by advising our guests about all the possibilities in the village and have made a special map made for them and advise about all kinds of attractions that are going on.