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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 15 people
Destination(s): Spain  
Specialty Categories: Walking Tours   Multi-activity  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 752 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 897 Euro (EUR)

Since 2004, we offer a wide range of guided walks in small friendly groups and on very quiet footpaths, in the Alto Genal, an unspoilt area of Andalusia, and within the National Park 'La Sierra de las Nieves'.

The level of our Spanish walks is gentle. Our guided walks are up to 8/9 miles and follow mainly bridleways with relatively easy gradients to a maximum height gain of 600m, and range from 1 to 5 hours. Walking in small groups means that our walks can be tailored to suit all needs.

The pace of our Spanish walks is very easy going and we take the time to take it all in, enjoy the amazing flora and fauna, take photos and visit the quaint small white villages we walk to, which are nestled in the pristine mountains 20 km south of Ronda.

It is much more than just a walking holiday! You can visit nearby sights of interest such as historical Ronda, enjoy other activities, or simply relax.

- Other activities

* Indian Head Massage - releases the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.

* Natural face-lifting massage - lifts, tones & highly relaxing. Also including neck, shoulders and head massage.

* Reiki - highly relaxing natural healing technique based on Universal Life Force, channelled through the practitioner's hands.

* Pamper yourself with Esalen or Californian massages:
Relaxation massage
Muscle tension relief massage
Sports massage
Cellulite removal massage

The Esalen or californian massage combines oriental techniques, such as shiatsu and ayurveda, as well as reflexology. It has been designed in order to remove stress, resolve muscle problems and help to unite body and mind.

* Swimming pool - unwind and relax fully by the lovely swimming pool of the hotel in summer months.

* Bird watching - sit back and enjoy the ride. Enjoy the expertise of Peter Jones of Ornironda, who will drive you to where the birds are (2 persons minimum). Normal tour time: 10 am to 4 pm.

* Paragliding - soar with the majestic Griffon Vultures. Baz and Sam of Andalucian Experience offer tandem flights all year round except in July and August.

The walking holiday prices are per person:

* Half board - double occupancy: 752 € (approx 925 USD)
* Half board - single occupancy: 897 € (approx 1,103 USD)

Sample itinerary:

Day 1: Airport transfer and welcome drink.

Day 2: Caminos de los Pueblos blancos - Walk to Moorish Parauta via Cartajima, the highest white village in the Genal Valley, through Oak and Sweet Chestnut woodland and across two tributaries of the Genal river. Visit of Parauta if you wish and lunch in one of its typical Andalucian restaurants. After lunch, possibility of walking to Igualeja, the largest Pueblo blanco in the valley and source of the river Genal, amongst Sweet Chestnut woodland. Return to the hotel. Distance: 14 km / 9 miles Ascent: 350m Descent: 400m

Day 3: Walk to the beautiful white village of Alpandeire along Los Riscos, dramatic limestone rocky outcrops, with "eras" (old threshing circles) and fantastic views over the Genal Valley and Morocco on clear days. We will walk up a track which plateaus after ¾ of an hour and we will follow remains of an ancient Moorish cobbled footpath down to Alpandeire caracterised by its very impressive cathedral sized church. Enjoy Andalucian gourmet cuisine in the restaurant La Casa Grande. After lunch, possibility of continuing to Atajate, the smallest white village in Malaga Province, amongst Cork Oak woodland and ancient Olive groves, following in part remains of a cobbled Moorish footpath. Return to the Hotel. Distance: 13 km / 8 miles Ascent: 300m Descent: 350m

Day 4: Sightseeing day in historical Ronda. Visit Ronda and its numerous architectural wonders including the famous New Bridge and Tajo gorge with its breathtaking views. Shopping opportunity too! Lunch in Ronda in one of its typical tapas restaurants.

Day 5: Riverside walk from Estación de Benaoján to Estación de Jimera de Libar, along the river Guadiaro with gorgeous views over the Sierra Blanquilla (mountain range part of Grazalema National Park). Lunch in the Bar Allioli of Estación de Jimera de Libar. Distance: 71/2 km / 4 miles Ascent: 200m Descent: 200m

Day 6: Round walk in the Biosphere Reserve of la Sierra de las Nieves. Steep climb through the indigenous Pinsapo woodland but stunning rewarding views once at the top of Los Puertos de los Pilones over the Genal valley, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Gibraltar and Morocco on clear days. Packed lunch while enjoying superb views. After lunch we will meander on an easy wide path down to our starting point, with a chance to see Vultures. If everyone is interested, we will go and see the impressive Pinsapo de las Escalateras, a 26 meters high Spanish Fir, situated close by. Distance: 8kms / 5 miles Ascent: 400m Descent: 400m

Day 7: Airport transfer.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
* Airport transfers from/to Malaga airport and all transport
* Welcome drink
* 6 nights in luxurious hotel accommodation, double/single occupancy, half board (Breakfast & dinners).
* 4 guided stunning walks at your own pace in a small friendly group in the Serranía de Ronda, a beautiful area of Andalucía - ideal to get away from it all!
* 1 guided tour of Old Ronda rich in Moorish history

Price Excludes:
* Flights
* Insurances (travel & hiking)
* Lunches
* Fees for other activities & entrance to sights of interest
* Hotel bar / mini bar

Tour dates:

* 4 - 10 October 2010 - Autumn walking
* 23 - 27 December 2010 - Singles Christmas Break (Booking closing date: 31.10.2010)
* 22 - 28 May 2011 - Spring flowers & migratory birds
* 12 - 18 September 2011 - Indian Summer walking
* 3 - 9 October 2011 - Autumn walking

Supplier Information
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Location: Spain
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2007
Client Request Served: 20

The company offers personalized guided walking while using local specialists for hotel accommodation, restaurants, etc., to promote sustainable tourism in a rural unspoilt part of Andalucia, Spain. The proprietor is an experienced guide (over 10 years) who has been involved in walking clubs organization and...

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