Frequently asked questions

Andalucia has the sunniest climate in Europe. In all but the hot mid-summer months conditions and temperatures are generally good for walking. Historical weather statistics are available for Malaga on most weather websites but inland mountain areas can be a few degrees cooler and sometimes wetter.

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After paying the balance for your holiday you will be sent practical information about the holiday including arrival instructions, what to pack etc. We then prepare a program of walks to match your preferences - relaxed, moderate or stenuous. A week before the start of your holiday you will be sent confirmation of arrival and meeting instructions. We try to meet all our self guided guests on arrival as we think this personal contact is important, It also give us the opportunity to hand over the full information pack and go through the holiday with you. If we are unable to meet you, the holiday pack will be waiting for you at your first accommodation and you will be told of this before you arrive. If you plan to stay extend your holiday in Spain we will be very happy to pass on our local knowledge if required.

After paying the balance for your holiday you will be sent practical information about the holiday including arrival instructions, what to pack etc. About week before you leave to start of your holiday you we will be sent confirmation of arrival details and the expected transfer time from the airport. For details of the itinerary and provisions please see individual holiday pages. The walking itineraries are a guide and may be changed to suit weather conditions, temperatures and preferences of our groups. If you plan to extend your holiday we are very happy to pass on our local knowledge if required.

You need to be healthy and are likely to be regular walkers, or be fit from other activities. Our guided walks are mostly classifed as Level 2 with daily walking times of 5 to 6* hours including breaks with a maximum ascent on some days of 600 metres. The paths are sometimes rocky underfoot and are often in remote areas but are not dangerous or precipitous. We avoid 'route marches' and there is always time to enjoy the scenery, flora and fauna. *NB Daily walking distances can vary between 8 and 16 kms depending on terrain and temperatures. On some of the walks we are able to offer longer or shorter options to satisfy differing walking preferences. Our Level 3 walks are more strenuous with up to 6 hours walking time excluding breaks with maximum ascents of up to 1,000 mteres on some days. Our Level 1 walks are normally 3 to 4 hours. They can be in hilly terrain and usually involve time for other activities such as cultural interest or travel. Walk descriptions for our self guided holidays are individually prepared to suit guest preferences

Our holidays do not include flights, allowing guests to travel from their most convenient local airport or join in Spain. For information on flights you may find Skyscanner helpful, The starting point for most holidays is Malaga. Airport transfers are provided for some of our guided walking holidays at specified times (see detailed holiday provisions). Transfers from Malaga normally leave the airport at 2.0 pm. and arrive back at the airport at 11.00 am. Please check with us if you have any problems with these timings.

Booking Prodedure

If you wish to enquire about availability or need any other information, we are best contacted by email or by using the message form below. If you would like us to call you back, please leave a contact telephone number in your message. NB We reply to all messages promptly. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please email or call our UK Office and we will return your call.

The BREXIT decision has caused the value of the Pound to drop by over 10% against the Euro and uncertainties continue. Our holidays are priced in Pounds Sterling and remain largely unchanged. If you are considering one of our walking adventures, we would recommend early booking to take advantage of our Price Guarantee against any price increase once deposits have been accepted.

How To Pay in Sterling Payment in Sterling (GB Pounds) are best made by internet transfer and we can also accept personal or bank cheques posted to our UK office. How to pay in Euros Our holidays are priced in Sterling but we are happy to invoice and receive payment in Euros at the rate of the day. Direct payments in Euros can be made by bank or internet transfer within Europe. How to pay in other currencies Payment can be made from non-Euro currencies by Sterling bank transfer or by credit card via the PayPal secure server. For larger, balance payments, transaction charges are likely to be reduced by using foreign exchange specialists in your home country such as

If we have suitable availability on the holiday you require, we will register your booking and post or email a Booking Form to you along with a copy of our Booking Conditions. These should be read before confirming your booking request with us. The booking will be secured when receive a deposit of £50 per person and booking form. A balance invoice will be sent out to you no later than 8 weeks before your arrival date.

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Phone: UK 0044 1604 770012
Spain:  0034 95 255 3270

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