Andalucia Guided Walking Holiday

Code: AXLCL

Print page

Level

  • 2
More information

Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

More about difficulty levels

From £1,649.00 - 7 nights

Book

Prices are per person

Room 1:
Room 2:
Room 3:

Holiday overview

New at HF Holidays

A chance to uncover delightful Andalucia on our new multi-centre holiday. Enjoy walks in some of the region’s most beautiful natural parks, with time for wildlife spotting, an insight into the rich culture and history of the area, and a showcase of their much-celebrated gastronomy.

Holiday highlights

  • Explore Seville and Córdoba with expert local guides
  • Enjoy dinner in an Andalusian home
  • Walk the Guardiaro Valley and travel by train to Ronda

Price includes

  • A full programme of guided walks and sightseeing with experienced local guides including transport and entrance fees
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • Half Board en-suite accommodation - 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 evening meals

Accommodation

Stay in 4-star hotels in Grazalema and Priego de Córdoba.

Stay in the Hotel Fuerte GrazalemaEnjoy views of the Guadalete Valley and the outdoor pool at the Hotel Fuerte Grazalema.
Stay in the Hotel Huerta de las PalomasNear Priego de Córdoba, stay at the cortijostyled Huerta de las Palomas, which is surrounded by olive groves.

Itinerary

 

Day One – Arrival

Upon arrival at Málaga International Airport, meet with your local leader and transfer by coach to your hotel near the town of Grazalema. Free time to enjoy the hotel facilities and settle in before dinner in hotel.

Day Two – walks in the Natural Park of Sierra de Grazalema and “Bread & Cheese” activity

Coach from hotel to the nearby village of Benamahoma, to begin a walk along the Río Majaceite to the town of El Bosque through pastures and olive groves. There we will visit two local food producers – a flour mill which produces bread in the traditional manner, and a museum / shop / producer of artisanal cheeses, for which the Grazalema region is renowned. In the afternoon, we walk circular loop through the valley called “Llanos del Endrinal” before some time to stroll afterwards in the town of Grazalema before returning to the hotel for dinner.

Day Three – Seville

Full day excursion by coach to Seville, with stop en route in the mountain town of Zahara de la Sierra. Guided walk in Seville, tracing the connections between Spain and its former colonies in the Americas via the 1929 Iberoamerica Expo and the legacy of its singular architecture. We stop in the gracious surroundings of the 5-star Hotel Alfonso XIII, after which there is free time. The afternoon activity, “Seville from upon high”, is a walk through the commercial centre of the city, with a local guide showing us the city as seen from atop two of its landmark buildings: the Giralda spire of the c.14 cathedral and the walkways of the avant-garde c.21 Metropol Parasol building, known locally as “Las Setas” (“the mushrooms”). Early evening drinks and Tapas Dinner in Seville before returning to the hotel.

Day Four – Ronda

Full day excursion to Ronda and the Guadiaro river valley, where we will trace a section of the long-distance path GR-249 as we walk between the stations of Jimera de Líbar and Benaoján, before taking the train to Ronda (a short section of one of Spain’s most scenic lines). In Ronda we will walk through this enchanting town, passing its most distinctive monuments such as the 18th century bull ring and “New Bridge”. Enjoy free time in the city, before we embark on a second walk, descending from the “Old Town” to the Guadalevín river valley and through farmlands and vineyards to the winery Bodegas Descalzos Viejos, where we will learn of the fascinating story behind the business from its owner and taste the wines before returning by coach to the hotel for dinner.

Day Five – to Priego de Córdoba

On the way from Grazalema to our second destination we stop at a unique place, the salt lagoon of Fuente de Piedra. Here we will be guided by a botanist who will explain the presence and habits of a large breeding colony of flamingos, a species of bird more normally associated with Africa than Europe. We continue by coach to our second hotel on the outskirts of Priego de Córdoba. This evening we enjoy a guided stroll in the attractive and historic quarter of “La Villa” before going on to dinner in a local restaurant.

Day Six – Natural Park Sierra Subbética.

We are taken by coach this morning to the town of Cabra where we can enjoy a short stroll through its streets and see the very sword used by “El Cid” in the battle of Cabra in 1079 between the Islamic states of Granada and Seville. We then continue to the Natural Park of Sierra Subbética, where we begin a walk from below a hermitage which sits on a knoll overlooking the surrounding countryside, and end in the captivating white village of Zuheros. After time for a drink in Zuheros we return by coach to the hotel with time to enjoy the hotel facilities before dinner this evening at the hotel.

Day Seven – Córdoba

Coach to the city of Córdoba, where we will discover its history and character through a walk with a local guide traversing the historic centre from the palace of the Viana noble family to the San Basilio district, admiring several of the floral patios that are an essential element of city life, and which are the focus of an annual Festival of Patios. We reassemble in the early afternoon to enjoy a guided visit of the monuments which best demonstrate the rich medieval history of Muslim and Jewish peoples living in Córdoba, the Great Mosque and the small, intimate Synagogue. Our final activity is, appropriately enough in the largest area of production of olives in the world, an insight into the “Liquid Gold” extra virgin olive oil that will be explained to us by a resident of Zuheros, Antonio Zafra, in his one hectare small-holding which has 12 different olive varieties. The evening concludes with dinner, which makes use of the oil and olives from Antonio’s trees, in a private home in the village, a personal and fun way to bring our Andalusian experience to a close.

Day Eight - Departure

After breakfast we’ll transfer by coach to Málaga International Airport for our return flight.

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
23 May 2020 AXLCL - Multi Centre Andalucia
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 23 May 2020, 6:45 a.m.
  • Arrive: 23 May 2020, 10:45 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Malaga

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 30 May 2020, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 30 May 2020, 1:35 p.m.
  • Depart from: Malaga
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,879.00 Book Now
23 May 2020 AXLCL - Multi Centre Andalucia - Without Flights 7 £1,649.00 Book Now
19 Sep 2020 AXLCL - Multi Centre Andalucia
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 19 Sep 2020, 6:45 a.m.
  • Arrive: 19 Sep 2020, 10:45 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Malaga

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 26 Sep 2020, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 26 Sep 2020, 1:35 p.m.
  • Depart from: Malaga
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,879.00 Book Now
19 Sep 2020 AXLCL - Multi Centre Andalucia - Without Flights 7 £1,649.00 Book Now
17 Oct 2020 AXLCL - Multi Centre Andalucia
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 17 Oct 2020, 6:45 a.m.
  • Arrive: 17 Oct 2020, 10:45 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Malaga

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 24 Oct 2020, 11:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 24 Oct 2020, 1:35 p.m.
  • Depart from: Malaga
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,879.00 Book Now
17 Oct 2020 AXLCL - Multi Centre Andalucia - Without Flights 7 £1,649.00 Book Now

Sign up for our newsletter

Our newsletters are a great way to receive special offers, inspiring articles, stories and news from HF Holidays.

To subscribe, please enter your email address below and click 'submit'.

We won't pass your details on to any third party unless we have your express permission, you are free to unsubscribe at any time.