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Andalucia, Southern Spain





Explore Picture-perfect Whitewashed Villages 
perched in the Hills...
surrounded by Olive Groves...




                                                           "Simply the best holiday I have ever been on" - Sue



GROUP GUIDED HIKING, PAINTING & PHOTOGRAPHY VACATIONS


Experience Spain’s most beautiful region, the magnificent Andalucian countryside. 

It’s a region of historic whitewashed villages & rugged mountains. 
Villages with a distinctive Arabic influence scattered amongst dramatic hills and mountains.  
Where grape vines, mango trees and kiwi fruit thrive alongside ancient olive & almond groves.  

Get back in touch with nature, where the air is clean, fresh and invigorating. 


"What a fabulous trip, it was so fantastic" - Adrienne


Imagine the possibilities............

Spend your days hiking, photographing or painting in the nearby mountains and white hill towns 
and enjoy evenings exploring a traditional Spanish whitewashed village...  

Enjoy the stunning countryside by day and enjoy a nightcap on the rooftop terrace
of your private house overlooking the twinkling lights of the village below... 

Laugh with new friends while walking a seaside promenade and sip sangria at a sidewalk cafe...

                  Our trips attract people of all ages and are suitable for singles, couples and groups. 


                    "One of best the holidays of my life – truly great. Varied walking through lovely valleys, great company, great food and wine, perfect weather – and all very well organized by the hosts” - Don

"The trip to Andalucia was really wonderful.  I have to say that I enjoyed the entire trip - the hosts, the town, the other walkers, the hikes, the food, the accommodations.  I would recommend this trip to anybody who likes people and hiking.  I also appreciate your level of customer service and attentiveness." - Toby

               ".... enjoyed the walking and company and relaxed atmosphere. Accommodation was excellent."- Joy
                                         
 ".... very friendly people, great walks and stunning scenery." - Nisha

                 "Good walking in superb country with a happy friendly group and an excellent friendly social aspect which although achieved apparently effortlessly undoubtedly requires much work."  - Glenys & David 

               "Top, really enjoyed, excellent value, very well organized, great fun and wonderful people. Also loved accommodation. I am reborn!  Simply the best holiday I have ever been on." - Sophie

                                                            "Trip was wonderful.  I enjoyed the entire trip - the hosts, the town, the other walkers, the hikes and food, the accommodations.  I would recommend this trip to anybody who likes people and hiking.  I also appreciated your level of customer service and attentiveness.  - Toby


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The different types of trips that we offer:

Guided Group Hiking weeks
Guided Group Photography weeks
Guided Group Painting weeks


Additional days can be added on to all trips to do as you wish, just let us know! 
Stay some extra days and explore on your own. 
Relax and soak up the local flavor of your white-washed village, spend time at the beach, visit the cultural cities of Malaga, Cordoba, Ronda or Granada. Or visit Gibraltar and spend some quality time with the famed Barbary Apes.  The choice is yours! 



***OUR TRIPS ARE VERY SOLO TRAVELER FRIENDLY WITH NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!***

  
A Great Value Trip!!  NEVER A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!

Everything is included so you can enjoy a European vacation without worrying about the exchange rate!


      
What's included on all our above trips:
ALL-INCLUSIVE! (except for airfare): airport transfers during specified times,
accommodation in a traditional village house with a rooftop terrace with your own bedroom & bathroom, most meals (except on rest day), self-catering breakfast, picnic lunch on hiking days and drinks including wine with lunch and dinner.  No single supplement!











Andalucia is one of the warmest regions of Europe. It has a temperate, Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters with irregular rainfall.  A recent article confirms our claim!

Escape to Sunny Andalucia
         
Sunny Delight for Malaga
Reprinted from The Olive Press, Andalucia's news publication
June 18, 2008

 

                                     

                                   

                                     It’s official: Malaga resort of Torrox has Europe’s best climate
  The sign that greets you as you enter the resort could be dismissed as a piece of shameless self-promotion.

But Torrox can indeed claim to have the best climate in Europe – and have the paperwork to back it up. A study of 21 Mediterranean municipalities, all of whom make a similar statement, has found that the weather of the town cannot be bettered anywhere on the continent.

The report – which was compiled over six years by weather forecast company MeteoGroup – concluded that the geographic location of Torrox resulted in excellent year round temperatures.

With it being open to the sea to the south and surrounded by mountains to the north, the resort’s average annual temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
This is a most beautiful part of Spain
Spectacular mountain areas, comprising of terraced hillsides and valleys with orchards of orange, avocado and olive trees and historic Moorish whitewashed villages perched in the hills.


We explore varied terrain with spectacular views
of the coasts, the surrounding whitewashed villages, mountains and a variety of flora and fauna.

Don't just enjoy a 'balcony view' (although you will have that!), the Pueblos Blancos of Andalucia are balcony towns: perched amid the picturesque rocky peaks of Malaga. The White Towns' are named for the perpetually whitewashed buildings - topped with tile roofs and decorated with a profusion of potted flowers and wrought-iron grilles - that makes the nearly two dozen villages sparkle in the bright Andalucian light.

The best seasons to visit are the spring and fall. 
The climate is mild and the olive groves and indigenous trees are verdant and aromatic. 
As with the Pueblos Blancos, culture and countryside combine to make this
a truly memorable part of Spain.

Because we have been offering holidays in this beautiful region for many years,
we know the best off-the-tourist track places for you to visit.


Map of Andalucia.  See where we are!
See Map Here



What’s Included/We offer: 
Full week program of activity
Transfers to and from the airport on arrival & departure days at specified times
Accommodation in a beautiful traditional village house in a historic Moorish white village furnished with all modern conveniences (including washing machine, fully equipped kitchen, hair dryer, iron & ironing board). Most of our houses have English TV and/or DVD (please specify your requirements when booking). All linen is provided including towels.  Most houses will have 2 people but some can accommodate 3-4. You will share a house but have your own private bedroom & bathroomAnd all the houses have beautiful terraces with views over the village, the surrounding countryside or the sea.  See photos here.
All transport during the tour
Meals with drinks: breakfast packet & then self-catering breakfast, picnic lunches on walk days and dinners with wine (except on rest day)
The opportunity to meet new friends in a friendly and inclusive social environment
Small groups
Experienced leaders  - On all our guided walks tours we provide 2 guides, assisted by local guides, drivers and any other staff as appropriate

Not Included:
Flights (airfare/transportation from your home), items of a personal nature, travel insurance.


Don’t spend your time moving around each day with your luggage.  Enjoy a week in the Andalucia in your own private house in a traditional Moorish whitewashed village perched in the Andalucian hills!  Enjoy your days in the breathtaking countryside. Hikes include picnic lunches with wine and great views and then come back to your traditional white village house each night and have a nightcap on your rooftop terrace! 

GRADES OF HIKES

1. Easy hike, less than 7 Km, less than 900 ft of height gain

2. Gentle hike, between 7Km and 15Km, less than 1000ft of height gain

3. Medium hike, between 7Km and 13Km, height gain between 900ft and 2000ft

4. Challenging hike, between 15Km andd 21Km, height gain over 2000ft

5. Difficult hike, over 20Km, height gain over 2200ft

Please note that sometimes a shorter walk with a lot of height gain will include some steep sections, which may make the hike appear more difficult than a longer hike with gentle inclines.

With large groups (10+) we will often split the group into easier and more challenging hikes. More details on request.

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 **Please note that pricing may change due to international currency fluctuations.