This tour will take you walking through the most beautiful areas surrounding Andalucia, along with windsurfing/kitesurfing in the ultra windy Tarifa!
Please note that breakfast is provided throughout the tour, but lunches and dinners are only provided in the first week.
Day 1: Malaga
Fly from the UK to Malaga, where you will be greeted by our ground agents. From here you will be driven to Andalucia, and check in at your accommodation, the Cortijo Rosario, for the next 7 nights.
Day 2: Villanueva
A gentle walk through rolling olive groves to the neighbouring village of Villanueva.
Day 3: Penon
Today you will walk a circuit around the impressive Peñon crag that looms over the Cortijo Rosario. An optional tapas lunch in the village gives you a chance to soak up the authentic Andalucian atmosphere.
Day 4: Algamitas
We set out from the Cortijo Rosario through Algamitas to the abandoned monastery of Caños Santos where you will have lunch. In the afternoon we follow the Ruta de los Molinos along the river that runs through the cliff-sided village of Setenil. Your tour leader will give you an introductory talk to prepare you for the following day's trip to the city of Seville.
Day 5: Seville
The day is free to explore Seville at your own pace. Now the capital of Andalucia, Seville 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 the most powerful city in 'Al Andalus'. Near the centre of the city is the evocative 'Giralda', an architectural masterpiece dating from the 12th century.
Originally built as a minaret for the central Mosque in Seville, this Mosque was later destroyed, and it is now the bell-tower for the enormous cathedral. Close by is the magnificent 'Alcazar', a complex of palaces dating back from Roman times and later used by both Moorish and Christian rulers.
It has fine examples of Moorish and 'Mudejar' architecture, rivalling Granada's 'Alhambra', and some lovely gardens. After the Christian re-conquest Seville became famed as the gateway to the 'New World'. Christopher Columbus negotiated here with Queen Isabella to fund his epic voyage to the Americas, bringing her back untold riches and making Seville one of the wealthiest cities in Europe. We return to the Cortijo.
Day 6: Grazalema Mountains
Your private bus will drive you high into the Grazalema Mountains over the Pass of the Doves. You will walk up past some fantastic limestone scenery and down into the white Village of Benaocaz.
Day 7: El Chorro Gorge
A short drive takes you to the El Chorro Gorge, which offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Spain. Your walk takes us up to a high point from where you can overlook the canyon hundreds of feet below, and ends at the massive Guadalhorce dam and reservoir complex.
Day 8 - 13: Tarifa
You will be taken back to Malaga airport, where we will provide you with a hire car. From here drive down to Tarifa, where there will be a reservation at the beautiful 4* Hurricane Hotel. The hotel is located right by the beach, and one of our 2 centres in Tarifa. Whilst in Tarifa you can enjoy the amazing shopping, authentic restaurants, and lively nightlife!
Day 14: Fly to UK
After 7 nights in the windy Tarifa kitesurfing/windsurfing, it's time to check out of your hotel and make your way back to Malaga airport, from where you will take a short flight back to the UK.