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Activities

  • Guided Group
  • Food

    • All breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches and 6 dinners are included. Breakfast is usually continental in style, comprising cereals or yoghurt, toast with marmalade or tomato, fresh orange juice and tea/coffee. The picnic lunches include bread, cheese and/or cold meat, tomato, chocolate/biscuits, fresh fruit, and other seasonal produce. For dinner, a typical Spanish soup is usually served first, followed by a local dish including meat/fish and vegetables for the main course and for desert there may be fresh fruit or a typical Spanish sweet. Vegetarians and most other dietary requirements can be catered for, but please inform us at the time of booking or in advance of travelling.

    Activities

    • Adult Group
    • Culture & Discovery
    • Accom: hotel/lodge
    • Solo departures
    • Walking centre-based
    • Walking & Trekking
    • Food

      • All breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches and 6 dinners are included. Breakfast is usually continental in style, comprising cereals or yoghurt, toast with marmalade or tomato, fresh orange juice and tea/coffee. The picnic lunches include bread, cheese and/or cold meat, tomato, chocolate/biscuits, fresh fruit, and other seasonal produce. For dinner, a typical Spanish soup is usually served first, followed by a local dish including meat/fish and vegetables for the main course and for desert there may be fresh fruit or a typical Spanish sweet. Vegetarians and most other dietary requirements can be catered for, but please inform us at the time of booking or in advance of travelling.
      • All breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches and 6 dinners are included.  *Breakfast in Berchules:* Cereals or yoghurt, toast with marmalade or tomato, fresh orange juice and tea/coffee. A similar continental breakfast is provided in Granada. *Lunch:* Bread, cheese/cold meat, tomato, chocolate/biscuits, fresh fruit, and local products are provided as part of the packed lunch. *Dinner:* First course usually typical Spanish soup, main local dish with meat/fish and vegetables, followed by fresh fruit or typical sweet for dessert. *Vegetarians:* It is possible to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements. Please inform us at time of booking. Mealtimes in Spain are later than in many other countries; dinner is usually taken between 20:00 and 21.30.

      Activities

      • Centre-based
  • 1

    Start Berchules.

    The tour starts this afternoon at our hotel in Berchules where you will meet your leader and the rest of the group at the main trip briefing. Berchlues is located a 2 hour and 45 minute drive from Malaga Airport.

  • 2

    Circular walk from the hotel door, following a stone-laid mule path with panoramic views.

    On this first day we take a circular walk from the hotel. Great views and water babbling in the irrigation channels give a good introduction to the Alpujarra. The area is generally agricultural and we will see how the land has been managed through the ages. As well as spotting relics dating back to the middle ages there are stunning views of the region. This will be the shortest and least demanding walk of the week giving a chance to acclimatise.

  • 3

    Descend into Guadalfeo Valley to the market town of Cadiar; climb through hamlets to Juviles, site of Mozarabic 10th century castle.

    Today there is the chance to see abundant local flora and fauna while walking through beautiful landscape. The route takes us through several towns and villages, such as Lobras and Timar, until we reach Juviles, home to a 10th Century Mozarabic castle. A 10-minute transfer takes us back to our hotel in Berchules.

  • 4

    Walk along Roman paths through La Taha to explore Moorish villages hidden in a deep gorge.

    A short transfer takes us to the beginning of our walk exploring the nature of the Rio Trevelez Valley. We walk along Roman paths through the area of La Taha, a collection of Moorish villages hidden in a deep gorge. Lunch is taken in a tiny bar, where we are offered a selection of local dishes, as available on the day, lunch is paid for locally.

  • 5

    Scenic walk from the white village of Trevelez (the highest village in Spain at 1550m); return through working cortijos to see how the traditional way of life continues.

    Our day starts with a short transfer to the white village of Trevelez – at 1550m, it is the highest village in Spain. The town is particularly famous for the quality of its world-renowned Jamon Serrano. There are shopping opportunities in this larger village and a chance to sample the ham at its source. From here we enjoy a scenic circular walk involving riverside sections and a chance to see the local cowboys handle their herds on the hillsides.

  • 6

    Walk through a great variety of landscapes, from moonscape to the verdant upper reaches of Berchules' Rio Grande.

    The walk will vary with the season. Normally we take a circular walk from the hotel to take a deeper look at our home valley. An amazingly scenic walk giving an easy access through apparently impossible cliffs. Points of historical and folkloric interest are encountered along the way as well as paddling possibilities at the river crossing. We finish on the longest walk of the week.

  • 7

    Free day in Granada and optional visit to the Alhambra Palace (those wishing to visit must purchase a ticket in advance).

    Transfer to Granada (just under 2 hours) and free time to explore this wonderful city at your own pace. There is the opportunity to visit one of Europe's most visited historical monuments - the magnificent Alhambra Palace. If you would like to visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada, tickets are restricted so you will need to book this in advance. Please refer to the 'Extra Expenses' section of the trip notes for further details.

  • 8

    End Granada.

    For those not travelling on the group flights, the tour ends after breakfast. **

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