The Heart of Andalucia

Semi-Guided - 8 Days / 7 Nights

The landscape is hilly and dotted with small white-washed villages (‘pueblos blancas’) built on steep slopes. In Granada, visit the beautiful Alhambra Palace and Gardens of the Generalife, legacy of the Moorish period. To complement your Andalucian walking experience discover the local cuisine and learn about the nuances of tapas while enjoying Andalucia music and dance.

Your Journey

Day 1 Ronda

Make your way from Granada to Ronda by train to arrive midday. Enjoy a guided tour of the incredible gorge the town is sited on.

Day 2 Ronda (12km)

Day to explore the Grazelema Park. Walk to caves on the outskirts of Ronda then to Benaoján and along the river to Jimera del Líbar.

Day 3 Ronda

Guided tour in the Cueva de la Pileta cave, discovered in 1905 and features pre-historic cave paintings. Free afternoon to explore Ronda or go walking.

Day 4 Grazelema – Cork woods & Green Valley circuit (12km)

Transfer to the Grazalema Sierra. Discover the cork forests and the local cork-cutting tradition. Overnight in the mountain village of Grazelema, a town of Roman and Moorish origins, with cobbled streets and white-washed houses – one of the region’s most famed ‘pueblos blancos’ (white towns).

Day 5 Grazelema (12-15km) (Walking - 12 km, 4.5 hrs / 15 km, 5.5 hrs)

Walk today to Benaocoaz over the Sierra del Endrinal into a hidden valley surrounded by sheer rock walls. A higher route is available with splendid views over the sierra.

Day 6 Cordoba

Transfer to Cordoba by car with a stopover in the beautiful town of Osuna. Enjoy a guided walk. Your hotel is in the heart of the historic part of the city next door to the famous Mezquita (mosque) and a few minutes’ walk from the Roman bridge, Alcazaba, and the Jewish quarter.

Day 7 Cordoba

Enjoy this beautiful city, with our suggestions, maps and routes supplied.

Day 8

Arrangements end after breakfast. 

Pre Tour Option: Granada - 3 Days/2 Nights

Granada was the last Arab kingdom after more than 700 years in Spain. King Boabdil left behind the greatest symbol of the Andalucian Legacy: The Alhambra Palace.
Book two night pre tour in Granada to visit this famous palace adorned with water features gracing beautiful patios, elaborate pointed arcs, intricately carved ceilings and wall tiles that reflect the sophistication of this ancient period.
Details of 3 city walks enable you to explore all the nooks and crannies of this fascinating city.

Terrain

Moderate with some steep climbs in the Ronda Gorge and from Grazelema.

Meals

Breakfast daily

Price

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros

2018: Double/Twin Share (min 2 people) €1622, Single room supplement €POA

High Season surcharge (24 March - 31 May, 1 Sept - 15 Nov) €200

Extra 3 Days / 2 Nights Granada, Per Person: 

Double / Share Twin €280. High Season Surcharge €130.

Schedule

2018: Start any day of the year. It is not recommended to travel July/August as temperatures are very hot.

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A Walker’s World has been offering walking holidays in Europe and around the world since 1991.

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