Self guided walking tours in Andalucia
Description of Self guided walking tours in Andalucia
Our self guided tailor made walking tours in Andalucia are ideal for people keen to walk independently, who like to enjoy the culture and gastronomy of the real Spain, and prefer to have the organisation and research of their walks taken care of.
In order to assist you, you are provided with guide sheets together with explanatory notes and a compass so that you can follow well defined paths. We always choose interesting walks with lots to see. You will also have the backup of our experienced guides, Paul and Victoria, who will be available in case of need.
We are based in Torrox , an historic Moorish village just four km from the coast. Its charm lies in its narrow streets, white village houses adorned with bright geraniums, bougainvillea and over 300 days of sunshine a year.
Our guests stay in traditional village houses, which have been sympathetically restored and furnished with all modern conveniences. All the houses are situated a short walk from the lovely village square with a variety of restaurants and bars.
Before your departure, we consult closely with you to ensure that your holiday is tailored to your individual requirements. Your programme will be based upon your own personal preferences. We offer a large number of walks ranging from introductory to challenging depending upon you. We meet you at Malaga Airport and transport you to the village house where you will be staying and we provide detailed route descriptions, maps and a compass for each day’s walk. We collect you from your house and transport you to the start of each walk and we will collect you at a prearranged time and place (usually an interesting village, country inn or bar) at the end of each walk.
What’s included in the price of our self-guided hiking holidays? Transport to and from Malaga Airport, accommodation in a traditional and comfortable village house with all facilities including washing machine, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, fridge and fully equipped kitchen. All linen is provided including towels. Breakfast is taken on a self catering basis and we provide a welcome pack of food. We also supply packed lunches on hike days, a full information pack with a compass, walk descriptions, maps and map holder, and guidebooks (where appropriate). When you arrive, we’ll take you on a guided orientation walk around the village and throughout your holiday you’ll have use of a Spanish mobile phone so you can keep in contact in case of emergencies.
4 Reviews of Self guided walking tours in Andalucia
Reviewed on 25 Mar 2013 by Michelle WhiteThe mountain walks are amazing with the views of the Griffin Vultures being a huge highlight. Clive, who runs the tourist office for Grazalema was also a genuine highlight. He took real interest in our stay there and was brilliant at directing me to the veggie friendly restaurants. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Jan 2013 by Rachel LawsonIt was great...The views were fantastic and the walking very pleasant. The walks were well organised. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Apr 2013 by Ian MacphersonThe walks were very interesting and varied. The staff based in Torrox were very helpful when we had issues. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jun 2012 by Tony EvansEnjoyed the hikes and loved the coast North of Nerja & Maros. Read full review
PlanetWherever possible we use organic fruit and vegetables grown locally. We buy food at 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 hikes. 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 from housewives in the village.
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 hikes 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.
PeopleOur community and the village are very important to us. The local residents are very supportive of us and our guests and are so very welcoming. Our guests always tell us how pleased they were that we encourage them to use the local bars and restaurants on their rest day and that we are able to tell them about the rich history of the local residents. We promise to help support our community as much as possible.
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