The price of our holidays does not include flights, allowing you to travel from your most convenient local airport, or to join us in Spain.
The starting point for our holidays is Malaga Airport. Flights to Malaga are plentiful and competitively priced from most UK airports and from others in northern Europe.
Airport transfers are provided at the specified times. Transfers from Malaga normally leave the airport at around midday on the day of arrival and return to Malaga at around 10:00. Transfers can be arranged at other times but there may be a small additional cost.
If you have any difficulty in arranging your flights, our Administrator in the UK will be more than happy to help you with your reservations.
Our holidays do not include flights, allowing guests to travel from their most convenient local airport. The starting point for our holidays is Malaga Airport . Airport transfers are provided for our holidays at specified times. Transfers from Malaga normally leave the airport at 11:00 and 12:30 in the morning and return at 08:00 or 10:00 in the morning. Transfers by private taxis can be arranged at other times - please ask for details.
Q: Can I come by train?
It's surprisingly easy to travel from the UK to Spain by train. In fact, it's amazing that some people still think you need to fly. Take an afternoon Eurostar from London to Paris in just 2 hours 20 minutes, then the excellent Elipsos trainhotel from Paris to Madrid or Barcelona overnight, with onward train connections for Alicante, Malaga, Valencia, Seville or Granada (train fares not included in package).
Your most important item is, of course, a pair of comfortable walking boots with ankle support and a sole that provides grip, as some of the terrain can be rugged at times. It can be cold - especially high in the mountains - so you should bring some warm clothing, particularly in early Spring and late Autumn.
And, just in case . . . a lightweight waterproof. We hope you won't need it. Mostly we will be walking in dry weather, in warm sunshine, so casual, comfortable, summer clothes will generally suffice. A hat and sun protection cream is essential. A small rucksack for carrying lunch is also recommended and you might consider a walking stick, as some of the ground is a bit rough.
Q: Is the accommodation comfortable?
Although the houses are typical Spanish village houses, they have been modernised, they are well equipped with good bathroom facilities, the beds are a good standard, and you will not be overcrowded. They are equipped with fridge freezers and hairdryers, and satellite free-to-view television is also provided.
Most of our houses have English TV and/or DVD (please specify your requirements when booking).
Q: Will I have to share?
Houses are allocated on a shared basis. All our bedrooms have their own bathroom. We do have a limited number of one-bedroomed houses if you prefer not to share.
Q: Is there a swimming pool in the village?
There is a lovely all year round swimming pool in the village within easy walking distance of most of the accommodation. The swimming pool as a retractable roof and is open air during the summer months.
Q: Is my Money Safe?
Your money is 100% recoverable if Walk Andalucia ceases to trade. This query was sent to the Times Travel recently and you can click here for the response.
Q: Do I have to be fit?
You will need to be reasonably fit, but we want our guests to enjoy rather than endure their holiday so that you do not need to be super-fit. All our walks are graded 'easy' to 'moderate' so you don't have to be super fit. Please call us if you need more advice.
Q: Is the whole group expected to be of the same walking capability and experience?
We do try to arrange our walks so that we can cater for people of different capabilities and usually we are able to offer both an easy option and a more challenging option for those who require it.
Q: What happens if there are adverse weather conditions?
In the event of adverse conditions (caused by the weather or other forces outside our control) and which are deemed by the Walk Leader to make an outdoor activity unsafe, or even dangerous, then Walk Andalucia reserve the right to suspend or cancel that day's activity with or without advance notice. Such conditions may include lightning, when no outdoor activity will take place, or torrential rain considered likely to damage paths and tracks. Whever possible advance warning o f such a suspension/cancellation will be given to each house by means of a text message to a pre-arranged mobile phone.
If the day's activity has to be suspended or cancelled the Walk Leader will similarly advise an alternative programme for the day which may include:
Visit to Nerja Caves
Transport to Nerja for shopping etc
Visit to local Bodega for wine tasting
Lunch at Finca la Paz (Gill & Dave's)
The decision to vary the programme or suspend/cancel activity will be made by the Walk Leader.
Q: What happens if I injure myself on a walk?
Our guides are trained in first-aid. They also carry mobile telephones so that help can be contacted if necessary.
Q: Are there many single people on your holidays?
We particularly welcome single people on our friendly and inclusive tours.
Q: What is the average age of people who go on your holidays?
We have people of all ages on our walks. Typically, our clients tend to be in their 40s, 50s, and 60s but everyone is welcome.
Q: What is the Breakfast Pack?
The breakfast pack contains bread, butter, tea, coffee, milk, jam, cereal, juice and water. Most of the ingredients will last a week but fresh bread can be purchased daily in the village.
Q: Are vegetarians catered for?
Yes, there is a vegetarian option every night.
Q: Do I leave a tip in the local Restaurants?
It is customary to leave a 1 euro per head tip when eating meals in local restaurants.
Q: Are towels provided?
All linen is provided. Laundry and hairdryer facilities are provided in the houses.
Q: Can I bring along somebody who does not wish to walk?
Certainly, and we will provide full information about places to visit, shopping etc.
Q: Would I have to start very early in the morning?
Our walks usually start at 10:00 in the morning.
Q: Is there internet access in the village
There is all day Wi-Fi access at the Hotel la Casa and you can stay as long as you like for the price of a cup of coffee. One of our houses also has wi-fi and, if you are particularly anxious to have this, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Q: Are any evening activities organised?
Dinner is taken as a group each night except when you are free to choose your own (with help from Dave & Gill if necessary!).
Q: Is there a contact telephone number in Spain?
Yes, all contact information will be provided prior to start date.
Q: Can I stay for extra weeks?
Yes, provided we are given sufficient notice.
Q: Can I book a self-guided or self-drive walking holiday any time?
Yes, provided we are given sufficient notice. Please enquire before booking. (Note we do not offer self drive or self guided walkling holidays during the month of August).
Q: Can I pay in euros/dollars?
Payment is by cheque, bank transfer or debit/credit card. There is a 3% surcharge for debit/credit card payments. We can certainly arrange for you to pay in euros, dollars, and most other currencies.
Q: Is there Wi-Fi in the house?
Wi-Fi is not usually in the houses although it is available through a local hotel (details of which are included in your joining instructions). If it is particularly important for you to have wi-fi in your house, you should let us know so that we can try to accommodate you.