We have carefully selected the very best trails on this exciting village to village hike to give you the experience of this fantastic region of Spain. If you love Andalucia, then this holiday is a must for you!!!
The tour is in 5 stages, 95 kms. 3700m ascent/4200m descent.
A vehicle will be provided each day to carry your larger packs with clothes etc onwards to each destination. This leaves you free to enjoy carrying a normal size day with your essentials in.
Here is a sample of the itinerary( subject to change at any time due to the weather and other factors.)
Arrive at Málaga airport before 12.00 . Transfer to Ronda(1.5 hours. Stay overnight in the Hotel Colon (or similar) Afternoon free to explore and choose your dinner location.
Stage 1. Ronda to Jimera de Libar. 24 kms. 600 m ascent/800 m descent.
An impressive start to the walk down into the historic Tajo de Ronda gorge. We pass gardens and orchards on a narrow road before a climb to a low ridge. Followed by a fairly flat section through the hamlet of Indiana.We will find ourselves above the village of Benaojan where lunch awaits us. ( Not included)
Stage 2. Jimera to El Colmenar. 26kms. 805 m ascent/ 1062 m descent- longest day.
A high level undulating path with 2 small but tricky river crossings. Lunch is in the small village of Cañada del Tesoro. We arrive at the Canyon of the Vultures, cross the German bridge via a short scramble down with safety steel rope to aid us.
A 5 km undulating trail brings us to the town of El Colmenar where a cold drink will be very welcome! Stay overnight at Hotel Butreros.
Stage 3. El Colmenar to Bennaraba via Gaucin. 19kms 1270 m ascent/973 m descent.
An 8km ascent up through fields and woodland on mixed trails. We drop down into the popular village of Gaucin. Many good lunch options here. We then leave from the bottom of the village and follow the rolling woodland for for 2km until we see the village of Bennaraba across a gorge. Steep descent on forest path to cross small river and up the other side. Overnight at Hotel Banu Rabbah.
Stage 4. Benarraba ro Venta San Juan. 8 kms. 350 descent.
Follow an excellent riverside trail on some low board walks and steel walkways to avoid the river and arrive at a superb country Inn with food to match.
Return to Bennarraba to relax by the pool or explore the village.
Stage 5. Alpandaire to Ronda. 19 kms. 1032ascent /1043 m descent.
An interesting and undulating walk where Ronda can be spotted in the distance. Arrive at a pretty Plaza in Ronda mid afternoon for a well earned cold drink!
Overnight at Hotel Colon.
Morning transfer to Málaga airport.
This is a small specialised, bespoke tour with limited numbers.More info and a kit list will be sent on receiving your booking.
Airport transfers for flights arriving at Málaga before noon and departing Málaga after noon.
7 nights accommodation in specified hotels.(Subject to availability.)
Continental style breakfast.
A juice, piece of fruit and a healthy snack will be provided.
5 days guided walking.
Transport of luggage between stages.
Picnic lunch on stage 5- Alpandiere – Ronda.
NO LUNCHES, EVENING MEALS OR DRINKS ARE INCLUDED.
**** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HOLIDAY IS DESIGNED FOR WALKERS WITH GOOD STAMINA. THERE ARE NO EASY WALKS ON OFFER.****