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The province of Almeria offers a combination of coastal trail walking in the beautiful Cabo de Gata Natural Park with excursions to secluded beaches and rocky coves.

  • Small coves & azure waters along Almeria's coast
  • Walk to Cabo de Gata Lighthouse
  • Moderate walks along rugged coastal trail
  • Explore desert-like interior landscapes

This six day route in the province of Almeria features coastal trail walking in the beautiful Cabo de Gata Natural Park: cliff-top trails above some beautiful secluded beaches and rocky coves, and through small small fishing villages such as Las Negras. The trail follows a section of the GR92 - the Mediterranean Way - from Los Escullos to San Jose.

At Rodaquilar you can take an excursion into the hinterland, a unique desert-like landscape where you will find old, abandoned gold mines and villages. Here Hollywood has found some great natural locations for its westerns and action films. Another film location on our trail is Mesa Roldan, a table-top mountain that is one of the filming locations of Season 6 of ‘Games of Thrones’.

Almeria is a popular year round destination, blessed by winter temperatures which average around 15C between November and March; the Mediterranean coastline of Almeria is no secret for winter sun-seekers, but offers some great walking opportunities too.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Almeria & transfer to Agua Amarga

    Fly from the UK to Almeria and transfer to Agua Amarga. Optional circular walk from Agua Amarga to Mesa Roldan.

  2. Day 2: Coastal walk to Las Negras, transfer to Rodalquilar

    Coastal walk from Agua Amarga to Las Negras, reputed to be the best maritime scenery of the National Park of Cabo de Gata. The trail leads down to the tranquil Cala de San Pedro, a crescent-shaped beach overlooked by the ruined medieval watchtower. From Las Negras you will be transferred by taxi to Rodalquilar.

  3. Day 3: Las Minas walk

    Enjoy a walk inland today from Rodalquilar to Las Minas to see the old abandomed mine shafts used in the Indiana Jones movies. You can also visit the museum of mining and the old gold mines. In the afternoon, you might like to visit the village's botanical gardens El Albardinal, which displays native species like cacti and palm trees.

  4. Day 4: San José

    Coastal walk from Rodalquilar to San Jose via Los Escullos, following part of the GR92 – the Mediterranean Way. The trail offers superb views from the cliffs near the ruined watchtower of Torre Vigia de Cala Higuera, before it drops down to the picturesque resort town of San Jose.

  5. Day 5: Walk to Cabo de Gata lighthouse

    Admire the views on this coastal walk from San Jose to Cabo de Gata lighthouse. On the way you will pass by the beautiful sandy dune beaches of Los Genoveses and Monsul, fringed with agave and prickly pear cacti. At the Cabo de Gata lighthouse you will be met by taxi and driven back to your hotel for your final night's stay.

  6. Day 6: Transfer to Almeria & fly back to the UK

Price and Other Information

  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 6 days from £529 per person
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 6 days from £729 per person
  • Single room supplement: From £130
  • Walking grade: Easy to Moderate
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  • What’s included
    • Hotels x 5 nights
    • 5 breakfasts

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Dates & Prices

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Year Daily Departures Price From (Exc. Flights) Options
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2019 From 7 Jan to 12 Apr £529 Book or Enquire
2019 From 22 Apr to 30 Jun £529 Book or Enquire
2019 From 1 Sep to 22 Dec £529 Book or Enquire

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