Walking in Andalucia
Description of Walking in Andalucia
This walking in Andalucia holiday takes you to this wonderful but relatively unknown region of Spain. Although only 45 minutes from Malaga airport, Andalucia is a walkers’ paradise with temperatures averaging around 25°C in September and 20°C in the winter months.
Join a group of like-minded people and share our hill walking holidays in beautiful Spain’s southernmost region. Solo travellers are particularly welcome and there is NO single supplement.
Our holidays are all about finding the hidden Spain, having fantastic guided walks and meeting like-minded people. For many of our guests, the best aspect of the holiday is the excellent company of the group members and in particular, the great company of Paul and Victoria, the tour leaders, who have lived in the area for many years and who always go out of their way to include everyone in the walking and social activities. A holiday you will always remember.
“I have been away with a number of walking companies as you know and I can say that yours is the best organised I have been on - and you made all of us very welcome. You are all really good guides, sensitive to the needs of their clients - and very pleasant and knowledgeable. The fact that you had two guides for each group is also very impressive and unique in my experience.”
“Thank you for great walks, super care and excellent attention to detail. Our accommodation was lovely. We would recommend this holiday to everyone!”
The walks are well organised, with some ascents and descents, and the care and safety of our guests is paramount. All historical and local information is provided. Guests stay in lovely authentic village houses which have been sympathetically restored with all modern conveniences, but retain their charm. All solo travellers have their own bedroom and private bathroom. The accommodation is very comfortable.
The wining and dining are superb. We eat in family-run village restaurants where the food is home cooked and locally sourced. You will find the owners both welcoming and friendly. We pride ourselves on catering for all diets.
After a day’s walking and before dinner, sitting in the sunshine in the main plaza surrounded by orange trees and fountains is an absolute delight.
There is a hotel upgrade available, subject to availability. Please enquire for further details.
We are delighted that many of our guests return year after year for the hill walking, sunshine and great company. This is a holiday you will remember with fondness and great memories!
Walking in winter is great here, and we are offering a very special Walking Over Christmas holiday, with no turkey or tinsel, just fantastic hill walking in warm winter sunshine! Or spend the New Year with like minded people and enjoy five days in the sun.
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18 Reviews of Walking in Andalucia
Reviewed on 10 Nov 2019 by Pat WheatonVery good. Our guide, John, was excellent. Patient, considerate and very knowledgable about the history of the area which was fascinating. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Apr 2019 by Kersti SmithThe walks and the views were memorable, especially the one where we saw Sierra Nevada. Great trip ! Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Apr 2019 by Chris WattsGreat holiday; friendly, relaxed, well planned and led, very flexible too... Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Nov 2019 by Christina PreissWonderful walks with great leader plus historical insights Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Dec 2018 by Pamela Parka really well planned and varied walk programme, expertly led... It was an excellent holiday. I have travelled with some of the bigger companies before, and really appreciated the more personal approach on this trip. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Jan 2018 by Ken HuntThe little village, we stayed in Torrox was the most memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Mar 2018 by Elaine McAdamThe highlight was the beautiful walks exploring the mountainous countryside. Very welcoming, knowledgeable hosts Paul and Victoria, who put a lot of effort into making sure we were all well looked-after. Thank you. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Dec 2017 by Jackie SuttonReally good holiday, we had great personal service from our hosts/guides and did some lovely walks. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Sep 2015 by John FreemanIf you wish to have a taste of the real Andalucia , this week will tick all the boxes Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Sep 2014 by ROBERT INNISFantastc week, I shall be returning.....Fabulous location, great weather, good food, fun people to share a holiday with......all in all a great week. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Oct 2013 by Pauline DoddsVery good. I loved the variety: different types of scenery on walks, eating out in different restaurants and even private houses, and also the different age groups.(40's upwards) I would recommend this holiday particularly for single people Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Sep 2013 by Carole ChaneyExcellent...I really enjoyed the holiday. I think the great scenery and the the fantisic hospitlaity we received. The accommodation was great and the it was lovely being in a small village. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 May 2013 by Susan LivingstoneExcellent...The best parts were being able to enjoy an idyllic atmosphere on most of the walks; being taken up into the mountains away from the tourist sites; the location of some of the walks affording pretty paths off the beaten track and stunning scenery we would never have accessed easily on our own; the beautiful Spring flowers in bloom. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Apr 2013 by Jane NightingaleLovely laid back trip. Great walks, comfortable accommodation and plenty of food! Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Feb 2013 by Julian PowerGreat fun - and great company - exploring breathtaking aspects of Spain that we would never have discovered on our own. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Apr 2013 by Jane KeatesMost enjoyable...nice walks and the excellent meals Read full review
Reviewed on 14 May 2012 by Mei Yoke ChanEven though the weather was less than conducive, we had a great time and Chris was very helpful and solicitous, making sure we were OK on our self-guided walks. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Apr 2012 by Nick HayesThe most memorable part was the transition from "forest walk" to "mountain walk" when the vistas open up. Read full review
PlanetWherever possible we use fruit and vegetables sourced locally. Where we buy food we use local markets, which only stock locally grown produce in season, thus supporting the local agricultural community. Evening meals are taken locally in typical Spanish restaurants serving regional dishes.
We have the greatest respect for the local people and their customs and are anxious to share our knowledge of Andalucia with our guests. We take our clients to local fairs, processions and celebrations when they coincide with a holiday, and we explain the background. We also provide people with a history of Torrox and the surrounding villages during our walks. We encourage our guests to speak to the local people in the village, if only to say hello.
We work in partnership with local businesses and we generate new business and work in the local economy. Guests have an opportunity to visit the local olive oil co-operative and purchase locally produced olive oil, local wine and other goods. We encourage clients to buy home-made products such as dried figs, raisins, honey, almonds and wine.
Our cleaners and extra drivers are local people. Our guests stay in local village houses, which have been restored by local workmen and we have been careful to ensure that these houses have retained their unique Moorish character whilst providing all necessary comforts. This helps the Pueblo retain its immense charm and encourages sustainable tourism, which is necessary for the growth of a healthy local economy.
During our walks our guests are encouraged to behave in an environmentally responsible manner. We stay on well marked paths and we always take our litter home with us. We do not encourage the picking of wild flowers and plants.We do not leave any type of fruit peel along the way.
PeopleOur community is very important to us and we respect and like them enormously. Our food is cooked by local chefs, the houses cleaned and maintained by tradesmen and ladies from the village. Our guides have lived in the area for many years and are known and respected by the villagers.We use the local petrol station for refuelling, limit the use of unnecessary transport thus keeping the traffic from building in the winding streets.
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