Journey through al-Andalus
‘Rail & Hike’ through Moorish Spain
Granada to Malga via Cordoba, Ronda and the amazing Caminito del Rey
“There are so many wonderful thingsI could say about this trip – full of exciting events and places I would never have found or done on my own”
“Rail & Hike” through Moorish Spain
Our Rail & Hike adventures include visits to some of the finest historical towns and cities in Andalucia together with some wonderful daily walks and hikes in the most impressive natural parks of southern Spain. Travel between locations is by train through varying and often dramatic scenery. The rail journeys are comfortable and relaxed in ultra modern and sometimes high-speed trains. What better way can there be for people who walk to get the very best out of Andalucia.
This unique walking holiday starts in Granada where we stay for one night and include a visit to the Alhambra Palaces. From Granada we head east to Antequera, visit Córdoba by high speed train, then south to Ronda, another jewel from the Moorish occupation of Spain. We then head back east through the ‘lakes of Andalucia’ and the chance to walk the Caminito del Rey. Voted by Linely Planet as one of the ‘must do’ walks in the world. Our Journey through al Andalus ends in the historic centre of Malaga. On route, we stay in carefully chosen hotels and eat in excellent local restaurants. We rate the daily walks as Level 1 & 2 dependent on the amount of travel and cultural interest in the day. It is possible to opt out of any of the daily walks but few choose to do so. At the end of our 7 night walking tour it is easy to leave by air from Malaga or by train or bus for onward travel in Spain.
Itinerary & Walks
Travel and Transport
Flights are not included allowing guests to travel from their most convenient local airport, or meet up in Spain. The meeting point for the holiday is in Granada where we stay for one night. There are a few direct flights into Granada airport but many more into Malaga. If you choose to fly into Malaga, there is a direct and inexpensive coach service to Granada but you will need to arrive on an early flight if you wish to transfer on the same day (See below*).
The holiday ends in Malaga where we stay for one night. From Malaga centre there are frequent and convenient shuttle services to the airport and also to the train and bus stations for onward travel in Spain.
*If you have the time available, we do recommend travelling a day before the start of the walking holiday and staying an extra night in Granada (or Malaga if you arrive there on a late flight). There is so much for us to see and we try to visit the Alhamba in the evening of the first day if at all possible.
Dates & Prices
Wednesday May 26 – June 2
Wednesday September 8 – 15
Cost £695* per person
*Single supplement £105
NB The holiday starts in Granada and ends in Malaga. See notes on Travel & Transport above
What is included
- 7 Nights hotel accommodation with en-suite rooms
- Evening meals with wine. (Excluding rest day)
- Escorted daily guided hikes and city walks.
- Entrance to the Alhambra Palaces.
- Entrance to the Caminito del Rey.
- Bag Transfers.
- All travel costs from Granada to Malaga.
Reviews & Visitors Book
“We wanted to thank you for a truly memorable tour of Andalucia. We thought the combination of walks, tours, hotels, restaurants was perfect – just what we needed. All with a delightful bunch of companions too! We are very keen on another trip with you guys for when we return to Europe next May – we will get in touch soon when we have an idea of dates and which tour. In the meantime thank you again for all your hard work in making our Spanish trip such a wonderful experience. Martin & Liz (Australia) Sept 2019
“Just a quick not to say thank you so very much for a superb holiday through Andalucia, I loved the variety of the places we visited —El Torcal was right up my street, so peaceful and quiet, very interesting stone formations. Then the“piece de resistance”, the Caminito del Rey, was fab, loved it, although I was a little anxious about doing it not brilliant on heights, but I did and it was fascinating. Very interested in joining you for the trip to Marrakesh. Jane (Northants) Sept 2019
“Thank you for opening our eyes to Andalucia. It truly is a unique, relaxed atmosphere and I fell in love with the area. Loved your relaxed manner in hosting us around – plenty of time to explore, always knew where to be and when but never felt rushed, plus be good food or a drink was never far away. Linda and Ian (Cambs)