This tour is available as guided tour as well as self guided. Please read to more about the character of the tour, general conditions, type of accomodation, etc.
Requirements- Character of the tour
Mountain hiking experience.
Character of the Tour
3-6 hour mountain-hiking on poorly marked trails. You walk on old paths without technical difficulties or dangerous passages. After prolonged periods of rain, the paths can be muddy and slippery.
The individual stages require a good general fitness and stamina.
Depending on the season. In the winter months it can be quite cool because of the Atlantic influence. The main rainy season is from January to April, but from June to September, it hardly ever rains. The best time for this tour is spring, though it may rain sometimes, it is cooler and the flowers in spring are just spectacular. Unfortunately, the weather is very unpredictable in Andalusia. Good rain-gear is required.
"Hotels with Charm", with their own restaurants
2 nights in Casa Rural. Lovely country hotel with spa and massages.
1 night at a 2 * Hotel in Villaluenga
1 night in a 4 * Hotel in Grazalema
1 night at a 2* Hotel in Benaoján (old mill converted into a beautiful country hotel)
Vegetarian food preferences and food allergies can be registered when booking. Please state your wishes on application.
Good food and comfortable accommodation - hiking without luggage
All the hiking trails have our selected accommodation. The hotels also have restaurants, where you can taste local food. Luggage transport from hotel to hotel is available, as well as a English-speaking tour assistant.
Self guided tours:
On self guided tours you will have telephone tour assistance
A competent English-speaking tour assistant welcomes you on the evening of your arrival at the hotel to hand you all information, like: maps, GPS, and is always available for you on a mobile phone.
Getting there (only for self guided tours)
There is a train going between Ronda and Algeciras, get of at Estacion de Gaucin (within walking distance to the Hotel).
If you come from Gibraltar Airport, you can get a taxi to Algeciras train-station
Time table for the train- only 3 trains a day!:
Algeciras to Gaucín (El Colmenar): 6:15, 11:45, 15:30
Ronda to Gaucín:9:18, 15:46, 19:40
(less then 1 hour journey)
http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/horarios.html (click on "search all stations")
Malaga or Gibraltar
We can arrange a pick-up from the Málaga or Gibraltar Airport on request.
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