Walking in Andalucia

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Outside the golden cultural triangle of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, the rural landscape of Andalucía is breathtaking. And what better way to appreciate it than on foot? This walking holiday takes us through rugged hills, sunflower fields and olive groves, while also visiting the limestone peaks of Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, El Chorro gorge, and the c...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Visit El Chorro gorge and walk the spectacular Caminito del Rey
    • Trek through Sierra de Grazalema, the first national park in Andalucía
    • Explore the abandoned Caños Santos Monastery and the white village of Setenil
    • Travel to Seville, the birthplace of flamenco, to see the Giralda and Alcazar palaces

What's this trip about?

    Outside the golden cultural triangle of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, the rural landscape of Andalucía is breathtaking. And what better way to appreciate it than on foot? This walking holiday takes us through rugged hills, sunflower fields and olive groves, while also visiting the limestone peaks of Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, El Chorro gorge, and the cliffside walkway called El Caminito del Rey. In this corner of Europe, the excesses of modern life do not seem to have taken root and our home for the week is the perfect example: a rustic, homely cortijo (farmhouse) in the agricultural heartlands. Additionally, there’s a whole day reserved for exploring the magnificent city of Seville. Why travel with us? This expertly curated trip was designed to showcase the endless beauty of rural Andalucía. For that reason, we stay in a beautifully converted farmhouse called Cortijo Rosario, near the small agricultural village of Algámitas. Surrounded by ancient olive groves, sunflower fields and rolling hills, you’ll have the opportunity to see a side of Andulicia few are privileged to explore: authentic, rugged and romantic. Please note: There are Activity Level 2 (Leisurely/Moderate) or Activity Level 4 (Moderate/Challenging) departures for this trip. Please check the Dates & Prices tab to confirm the Activity Level rating for each departure before booking as these do not run simultaneously. For a day-by-day schedule for each Activity Level, see the itinerary tab.Walk through olive groves and rugged hills in Andalucía

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 15 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityAlgamitas
End CityAlgamitas

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Hiking & Walking
  • Trekking & Expeditions

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Spain

Attractions

  • Andalucia
  • Seville

Activities

  • Culture
  • Hiking

Trip includes

    • All breakfasts, four picnic lunches and six evening meals
    • All accommodation
    • Caminito del Rey walk

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Start Cortijo Rosario, Algamitas

We stay at Cortijo Rosario in the heart of the Andalucían countryside, around 62mi (100km) from Malaga. Our converted farmhouse is just a short walk from Algamitas, a peaceful traditional village far from big towns or cities. It’s the ideal chance to experience the re...

Day 2 Gentle walk to Villanueva de San Juan; optional tapas lunch – Level 2 (Leisurely/Moderate)

Take a guided walk on the trails and paths around the cortijo and on to the neighbouring village of Villanueva. The countryside surrounding Algamitas is picture-perfect, covered with olive trees, beautiful farmland and rolling hills. During the walk, our leader will g...

Day 3 Walk in the Sierra de Grazalema – Level 2 (Leisurely/Moderate)

Our private bus will drive us high into the Grazalema Mountains, over the Pass of the Doves. Designated a Unesco biosphere reserve in 1977, the Sierra de Grazalema was declared the first natural park in Andalucía in 1984 and is one of most ecologically outstanding are...

Day 4 Walk to Caños Santos Monastery; walk to the white village of Setenil - Level 2 (Leisurely/Moderate)

Today we set out from Cortijo Rosario, walking through Algamitas farmland to the abandoned monastery of Caños Santos, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, follow the Ruta de los Molinos along the river that runs through the white village of Setenil de las Bodeg...

Day 5 Free day in Seville; return to the cortijo after dinner – Level 2 (Leisurely/Moderate) and Level 4 (Moderate/Challenging)

In the morning we transfer by private minibus to magnificent Seville. Now the capital of Andalucía, the city was one of the first conquests of the Moors. After the fall of the Cordoba Caliphate in the 11th century, under whose direction it previously lay, it became t...

Day 6 Visit El Chorro gorge and walk El Caminito del Rey – Level 2 (Leisurely/Moderate)

A short drive takes us to El Chorro gorge, where we are dropped off at the Guadalhorce Dam and reservoir to begin our walk. We’ll head to the start of El Caminito del Rey, a narrow cliffside path hanging 328ft (100m) above the Guadalhorce river. Originally built aroun...

Day 7 Walk a circuit around the Peñon overlooking Algamitas – Level 2 (Leisurely/Moderate)

Today we walk around the impressive Peñon Crag, which looms over Cortijo Rosario. El Peñon is the highest point in the Seville province, 3,700ft (1,130m) above sea level, offering dramatic views of the landscape around Algamitas and the neighbouring villages, hills an...

Day 8 End Cortijo Rosario, Algamitas

Our final breakfast is the perfect chance to reflect on the many highlights of this unforgettable Andalucian escape. Once you're full up, bid a fond hasta pronto to our hosts, who may well feel more like family by now, before starting your return home.

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Dates & Availability

Price From $2,100
Price per day$263
Last Updated: 4/12/2024
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Anonymous

Oct 2018

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Everything that it should have been.

A week walking in beautiful Andalusia, with a day in Seville as a change. Centre-based, so no packing and unpacking. Springtime, and the flowers were stunning. Wal...

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Anonymous

Oct 2018

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Wonderful full of surprises

This was my first time travelling solo I was so lucky to meet a group of 8 who were great company & good fun. Alex, our guide, gave us a warm welcome & we ...

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Anonymous

Oct 2018

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Flower filled meadows

An excellent, varied itinerary encompassing the different aspects of the area. Camenito del Rey. The flowers, possibly at their best due to the past few weeks of co...

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Anonymous

Oct 2018

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Sunny Days

A fantastic time walking in the area around the Cortijo Rosario & beyond. Each walk introduced a different vista into the experience & we saw lots of birds...

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Anonymous

Oct 2018

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Amazing trip

This was an amazing trip .The guide, Alejandro ,was excellent and took us on some fantastic walks through carpets of wild flowers .The accommodation was comfortabl...

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Accommodation

7 nights in a comfortable converted farmhouse with pool 5 days centre-based walking Moderate/challenging walking available on selected departures Altitude maximum 1256m, average 612m Group normally 4 to 15, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 6 dinners included,Our base for the week is Cortijo Rosario, a converted farmhouse reserved exclusively for our groups. In the heart of the romantic Andalucían countryside, in the Seville province, the cortijo overlooks the small village of Algamitas and is within reach of Seville city and the charming town of Ronda. Together with its neighbouring sister village Villanueva, Algamitas is known as the forgotten village: modern development has more or less passed by and life goes on as it has for generations. Little English is spoken in the villages, as the tourism boom on the coast has not affected the welcoming community. The main income is agriculture, with olives the predominant crop along with cereals, wheat and sunflowers. This rural location really offers a fascinating insight into the real Andalucía. All rooms have private bathrooms and there is a bar, lounge, outdoor dining area, and a lovely pool open year-round (not heated). There are also two friendly dogs and a cat owned by the manager that like to lie on the patio in the sun. Cortijo Rosario has been renovated while retaining its traditional heritage. It is not a luxury villa or hotel, but all rooms are unique and have different sizes, as per the original structure of the building. Towels are changed once during the week and rooms are serviced every other day. Amenities  Pool Bar Lounge Outdoor dining area Wi-fi Honesty bar Worth knowing There is one single room available, which can be guaranteed on a 'first-come, first-served' basis with a supplement payable in advance on booking. We may be able to confirm double rooms for single use closer to departure. Please contact our sales representative no more than two weeks before departure to check if this is available.  Due to the remote location, special dietary requirements must be declared and requested at the time of booking.
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The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

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You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

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Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

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Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

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    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

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Meals Included
All breakfasts, four picnic lunches and six evening meals are included. Breakfast: Continental buffet breakfast with local fruit and yoghurt. Lunch: Packed lunches are provided for most day walks, usually filled with cheese/cold meats. On some days it is possible to enjoy authentic tapas in local villages. Dinner: All food is freshly prepared from locally grown seasonal produce, and the meals come with complimentary wine, tea and coffee. A selection of soft and alcoholic drinks are available at the bar (payable locally). Vegetarians are generally well catered for at Cortijo Rosario. Please note that due to the remote location of the accommodation, it is not always possible or ideal for the local staff to make last-minute menu changes. It is, therefore, crucial you advise us on booking if you have any special dietary requirements.
Age Requirements
16 years and up
Additional Information
Seven nights in a comfortable converted farmhouse with a pool Five days centre-based walking Group normally six to 15, plus UK leader. Minimum age 16 years old Altitude maximum 4,121ft (1,256m), average 2,008ft (612m) Travel by minibus Activity Level 2 and Activity Level 4 departures available; see the Dates & Prices tab to confirm Option to travel by train to your adventure
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