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Pueblos Blancos (Guided)

The famed white towns and villages around Ronda and Grazalema have long been a destination for discerning travellers.The rolling contryside of Serrania de Ronda and the majestic mountains of the Sierras de Grazalema are rich in plant and birdlife and offer great opportunities for walking. This 7 night guided walking holiday links the very best of these sierras and pueblos with outstanding walks and carefully chosen accommodation in tthree of our favourite pueblos. Meals are provided at good local restaurants and bags are transported between locations.


Ronda Gorge





Itinerary Spanish Steps - Into a different world



Day 1 - Arrival Day
The holiday begins in Ronda which is about 2 hours by road from Malaga and Seville airports. Cordoba and Granada are also accesible  making it an ideal location  for guests wishing to start or extend their holiday with a visit to one of the grand cities of Andalucia. We stay in Ronda for one night in a pleasant hotel in the centre of this historic, evocative and much visited  town. In the evening, there is time to explore the old town followed by 'welcome drinks' and dinner at one of our favourite local restaurants.





Valle de Libar Day 2 -  Ronda to  Montejaque
We leave Ronda through the ancient Puerta Almocábar into San Francisco and the valley of the Duende. It is easy walking and there are great views of the famous bridge and onwards towards  the towering peaks of Sierras de Grazalema and the pretty villages of Benaojan and Montejaque where we stay for two nights. Our accommodation is in charming  casitas close to the centre of the village. These well appointed cottages cluster around a crystal blue pool set in large gardens with stunning views.
Walking time 4 - 5 Hours




Day 3 - Montejaque to Jimera de Libar
We walk from Montejaque down through the pretty pueblo of Benoajan to the Estacion and across the river bridge.Our walk then follows the way-marked route to Jimera. The pretty path shares the valley with the Rio Guadiaro river and ' Mr Hendersons' famous railway line. Walking time 5 Hours There is an exceptionally good restaurant in Jimera de Libar were we stop for tapas before returning by 'chuggy train' to Benaojan
Valle de Guadiaro



Correos

Day 4 -The Pass of the Correo .
From Montejaque our walk follows the old postal route through the Liber valley before heading off towards the heart of the Grazalema Parque Natural. We pass through pine and oak covered hillsides, green pastures and over the Correo Pass with magnificent views of the higher peaks of Grazalema. Our walk ends in Villaluenga del Rasario, the highest village in the province of Cadiz. We transfer from there to Grazalema where we stay for four nights.
Walking time 5 - 6 Hours




Day 5 - Rest Day
Our hotel in Grazalema is larger than the Spanish Steps ' norm' but the staff are very friendly and the location and facilities make it a ' must'. The pool-side rooms have fine southerly views overlooking the village and there is an excellent choice of restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. Not only an excellent place for a rest day, Grazalema is a perfect base for some casual strolls and our final two walks.

 

Grazalema





Salto Cabrero

Day 6 Grazalema to Benaocaz
From the pueblo we climb gradually to the Puerto del Boyer and take a desending path to Benaocaz. It is another exceptional walk with magnificent views across mountain ranges to the plains of Jerez and on a clear day, the Atlantic coast beyond. We descend through open countryside, oaks, pines, gulleys and extraordinary limestone formations. Finally, we cross a stone bridge and arrive in the pretty village of Benaocaz.Time for refresments and return to Grazalema on the local bus.
Walking time  4 - 5 Hours
 

Day 7 - The last walk
Again, we have a choice of walks for our last day but my favourite is a little known walk from Grazalema around Cerro Coros. This 1,329m peak has amazing panoramic views across Zahara del Sierra to the north and towering sierras to the south. There are great vantage points for raptor watching and looking down on eagles 'on the wing' is likely to be one of the highlights of the week. (NB This walk starts at around 1,200m after a short road transfer. Walking time 4 Hours.

Day 8 - Buen Viaje
After a farewell breakfast, road transfers to Malaga airport

Coros











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Spring 2014
April 6 - 13**
June 1 - 8
Cost £625* p/p
** Early Bird £595
Autumn 2014
Sept 14 - 21
Oct 5 - 12

Cost £625* p/p

What is included:-
- 7 Nights accommodation. First night in Ronda in traditional hotel with en-suite rooms, The next two nights in the casitas of Montejaque. (Each of these charming small houses has a double and twin room sharing a bathroom, kitchen & sitting room.) The next night in Villaluenga del Rosario
and the last 3 nights in Grazalema staying in charming rural hotels with en-suite rooms in both locations.
- Breakfasts
- Main meal of the day including wine. (Except  on the rest-day)
-Guided walks and travel costs for all elements of the route.
-Transfer of bags between locations.
-Airport transfers by minibus or public coach services from and back to Malaga or Seville airports at specified times.




* All rooms are doubles. Single occupancy charge is £85 per week.




Travel
The holiday starts in Ronda and ends in Grazalema.These towns are located between Malaga, Seville, Jerez, Cordoba and Granada.  We will be happy to provide transfer options from any of these cities or airports. Please ask for details before booking.
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