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Discover the intriguing province of Granada with relaxed walks and a variety of food and wine tastings. Ignite your passion for Spain, with its rich culture and delicious cuisine.

  • Breathtaking scenery away from the crowds
  • Explore the Moorish heritage of Granada
  • Perfect trip for food loving walkers
  • Enjoy the Mediterranean climate
  • Walk at your own pace

Spain is climbing the ranks in the list of top countries known for the quality of its food and wine. During this trip you will get the chance to explore Sierra Nevada with its famous mountain range, towering over the country’s Mediterranean shores, and take part in a mixture of culinary visits and tastings.

During the walks and activities included in this trip, you’ll visit local villages and hamlets where the pace of life is agreeably slow and you’ll have the chance to gain a real insight into rural life. You’ll also have the chance to explore Granada, one of Spain’s must see cities with it’s rich Moorish heritage and vibrant culture. You’ll also visit the Mediterranean coast, known as the Costa Tropical on account of its exceptionally mild climate, and see the fascinating cave houses of the Sacromonte district.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Malaga & transfer to Alpujarra, afternoon village walk

    On arrival at Malaga airport, you will be transfered to your accommodation in Alpujarra. This afternoon you have the chance to stretch your legs with a guided walk through Mairena to an old stone threshing circle and on to the neighbouring village of Jubar.

  2. Day 2: Huerta walk, cooking demonstration & olive oil mill visit

    After a leisurely morning, visit the property's gardens and help forage for fruit or wild salad before watching a cooking demonstration of local recipes, cooking over a large paella burner. Enjoy what has been prepared for you, surrounded by orange, fruit and olive trees.

    This afternoon you can choose to relax with a book or join an optional walk in the surrounding area. Before dinner, take a stroll to see around the village oil mill, one of only two traditional mills of this kind still working in the province of Granada.

  3. Day 3: Walk to Ugijar, winery visit & optional walk along the GR7

    Today you will walk down into the river valley to the village of Ugijar (approximately eight kilometres). After a short stop for refreshements, continue to the family run winery of Bodega Dominio Buenavista. You will be shown around the vineyards and your visit will conclude with a tasting.

    After lunch and a short siesta, you can choose to finish the day relaxing with a good book or put your walking shoes back on and take a walk along the famous GR7 to the village of Nechite.

  4. Day 4: The Poqueira Gorge: walk from Capileira to Bubion

    Today you bid farewell to Mairena village and head to the vibrant city of Granada. On the way you will visit the stunning Poqueira Gorge and walk between Capileira and Bubion. Calling at a local ham curing business, you will have the chance to sample a slice or two of it’s exquisite delicacy – jamon serrano.

    Continuing your journey to Granada, there will be an orientation walk of the city that will take you past the cathedral and into the lower part of the Albaicin – a hilly neighbourhood of narrow winding streets and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  5. Day 5: Morning at leisure, afternoon hike above the Alhambra

    This morning is left free for you to explore at your leisure. This afternoon you will walk along the wooded slopes above the Alhambra palaces and gardens (approximately 12 kilometres). 

  6. Day 6: The tropical coast, transfer to Grenada

    This morning you will visit a local plantation which grows a variety of tropical fruit. From here you will walk to Playa del Caleton (approximately four kilometres), where you can enjoy a further walk along the coast before a short transfer to Salobrena, known for its impressive 12th century castle. 

    This afternoon is left for you to enjoy at your leisure - relax on the beach or take a refreshing swim before heading back to Granada late this afternoon.

  7. Day 7: Fly back to the UK

    This morning is at leisure, so you have some time to further explore Granada, do some shopping or relax before an afternoon single timed transfer takes you back to the airport in time for your flight back to the UK.

Price and Other Information

  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 7 days from £1,399 per person
  • Duration including flights from/to UK: 7 days Price available on request
  • Single room supplement: From £399
  • Walking grade: Easy
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
  • Max alt: 1,500m
  • Group size: 4-12
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  • What’s included
    • Homestay x 3 nights, hotel x 3 nights
    • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
    • Experienced English speaking guide

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