Walking Over Christmas Holiday.The perfect escape!
No turkey,no tinsel, no crowded shops, just great hill walking in the warm, winter sunshine.We would like to welcome you to enjoy the best climate in Europe. Beautiful walks,nature,wildlife and delicious Mediterranean food.If you would like to do something active over Christmas, then this is the perfect getaway. We look after you with a fun packed itinerary and a free day where you can spend your time as you wish – whether that be to explore the region,the city of Málaga, or simply enjoy a day at the beach…the choice is yours!
We very much welcome solo travelers and there is no single supplement for guests staying in a shared house. A private bedroom and bathroom is available to all guests.
** Please note that this holiday is a medium grade hill walking holiday and will involve ascents and descents. Flat walks are not available.**
“It was so great to escape from the usual Christmas. The walks were brilliant, accommodation was excellent and the warm sunshine and friendliness of the walking guides was amazing. Thank you so much!”
” Thank you for a brilliant Walking Over Christmas holiday. So lovely to escape the weather and consumerism at this time of year and enjoy the company of like minded people and to walk in the warm winter sunshine.”
Our guests stay in traditional village houses in the charming white village of Torrox. All our houses have modern conveniences.Houses are allocated on a shared basis. All our bedrooms have their own bathroom.There is the option to upgrade to the Hotel Al Andalus. Subject to availability. Please enquire for further details.
Sample itinerary.( This is subject to change at the discretion of the Guide)
Day 1: Walk Andalucia will meet you at Málaga Airport and transfer you to your house or hotel in Torrox. Depending on arrival time in the village there will be a light lunch.An opportunity to get to know your fellows walkers and hosts Paul and Victoria.
Welcome dinner at village restaurant.
Day 2: Torrox Discovery Walk. 15 kms. 450 meters ascend. 300 meters descend.
Local walk from the village of Torrox. Experience the rich history of this ancient village. Climb steadily to reach the top of a ridge line, admire the wonderful views of the Sierra Almijaras. Passing through olive, advocado, orange,lomquat and almond groves. Return via Rio Torrox.
Day 3: Frigiliana. 9 kms. 350 meters ascend. 350 meters descend.
Circular walk starting from the picturesque white village of Frigiliana. Following a mountain stream in a beautiful gorge, ascending a rugged footpath to a ridgeline with spectacular views. On our return to Frigiliana there is an opportunity to enjoy a cold beer or coffee or spend some time exploring the pretty streets and artesan shops.
Dinner at local restaurant
Day 4: El Acebuchal & Cerro Verde. 12kms. 534 meters ascend. 200 meters descend.
Walk from the historic ‘ lost ‘ village of Acebuchal through wild, open countryside with ascend to just below the summit of Cerro Verde. Great views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Route traverses dry river bed, forest tracks and foot paths. This route was well used by the Civil Guard and The Republicans during the Spanish Civil War.
Late lunch at Restaurant El Acebuchal.
Day 5: Rest day.
We will be happy to provide you with maps, timetables and plenty of information to help you enjoy your rest day.
Day 6: Beach and Cerro Gordo. 10 kms. 400 meters ascend. 300 meters descend.
Coastal walk from El Cañuelo up to a Moorish look out tower. Views to the Sierra Nevadas and the Mediterranean. Rocky climb to a ruined farm house and threshing circle.
Day 7: Tres Ventas. 13 Km 350 meters ascend. 350 meters descend.
Stunning high level walk through remote, wild hillsides with incredible views of Sierra Almijara, lunch on sheltered terrace of ruined farmhouse with lovely views down to Torrox and the sea.
Farewell dinner at village restaurant.
Day 8: Adios from Walk Andalucia.
After breakfast we will transfer you to Málaga airport at 9.00 am.