Midway between Cordoba and Granada in the heart of Andalucia, the tiny white village of Zuheros sits high on the northern flank of the Sierra Subbetica - a beautiful range of hills and National Park. The area is a dramatic limestone massif, weathered over millennia into a series of valleys and peaks, making it fantastic walking country.
The walks are all in or around the National Park on farm tracks, country paths, through open country and along the Via Verde, a panoramic disused railway line that was once used to transport the olive harvest. Views open out to river valleys, tumbling waterfalls and olive groves against the backdrp of mountain sierras and hillsides sprinkled with red peonies and orchids. The trail takes you to the tiny villages of Zagrilla Alta and Luque with their quince orchards and castle, and the stunning cave above Zuheros where Roman and Bronze age remains have been discovered.
Staying in such a small village guarantees genuine Spanish hospitality. The whitewashed Hotel Zuhayra, with its popular bar and patio restaurant, is a stone's throw from the Moorish castle and town square. There is a small pool for a refreshing dip after a day's walking. Your host, English-speaking Antonio, will be on hand with advice on how to organize your week. He will help arrange taxi transfers (included) where necessary from some of the walks, and tell you all about Zuheros' museums and other villages in the area. And for 'days off' or extra nights, the classic cities of Cordoba and Granada are less than an hour away by taxi.
This holiday could also be done with the use of a rental car (not included). Though not essential for the walking days a car is useful for day trips to Cordoba or Granada, although taxis can be organized to visit these cities.
|Meals||Buffet breakfast, 6 picnics and all evening meals (including wine).|
|Tour Starts||Pick up is from Malaga Airport at 11:00, and then transfer to hotel, 90 mins. Airport transfers are subject to at least 2 people (in total) booked on each departure.|
|Tour Ends||Return to Malaga Airport by 10:00 (drop off time).|
|Rail Options||Not applicable|
|Rail Supplement||Not applicable|
|Singles||Add $30 per night, except Mar 24 & 31 when $40 per night.|
|Other details||Other details:This holiday could also be done with the use of a rental car. Though not essential for the walking days a car is useful for day trips to Cordoba or Granada, although taxis can be organised to visit these cities. Inquire for prices.|