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HOLIDAYS

 


WALKING ANDALUCIA’S EASTERN COAST.

Jon Keo Walking Tours and Involved Walking Holidays (and Preferred Travel Services) have worked together for several years. I can recommend it as an excellent walking holiday of the highest standards.

Prices include flights from several UK airports.

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DATES
  • May 11, 2022£819
  • May 12, 2022£859
  • June 1, 2022£829
  • September 15, 2022£849
  • November 6, 2022£739

Andalucía's Eastern Coast (known as Costa Tropical) has glorious hills and mountains, pretty beaches and coves, the azure waters of the southern Mediterranean, and a wonderful sub-tropical climate – what else do you need for a walking holiday in the sunshine? Your base is the coastal city of Almuñécar, where the sierras plunge spectacularly into the sea and you will find no less than 25 beaches and coves within the boundary of the municipality. It is a city whose Phoenician, Roman, and Moorish past is still much in evidence. Granada is only 45 miles away and you have an included visit to the last city to be surrendered by the Moors in 1492.

Holiday Highlights

Flights plus Seven nights half board in Almuñécar, on the Costa Tropical Two coastal guided walks and a Mountain walk near white-painted Frigiliana. Local knowledgeable walking guides

DATES

11 May 2022

01 June 2022

15 September 2022

06 November 2022

HOLIDAY ITINERARY

DAY ONE Arrival Day

On arrival at Malaga airport, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the Hotel Bahia Tropical (55 miles) located in Almuñécar for seven nights half board accommodation.


DAY TWO Walk 1

Short transfer (4 miles) to the starting point of your first walk, just outside Almuñécar. Your guide will take you via gorges, cliffs, and coastal paths along beaches and coves, passing ancient watchtowers, with excellent views as you go.

Your destination is the old town of Salobreña, where there is time to have lunch and explore. The walk is 5 miles, 150m of ascent and descent, approximately 3 hours walking.

The terrain is a mix of rough trails and road walking with the steep ground in parts.


DAY THREE Included excursion to the wonderful city of Granada

You will have time to explore Granada before your guided visit of the Alhambra complex.

The Alhambra complex consists of several areas including the Generalife Garden and Summer Palace, Alcazaba, Charles V Palace, and the Nasrid Palaces.

Please note the Nasrid Palace part of the complex may not be included in your visit.


DAY FOUR Free day in resort.


DAY FIVE Free day or why not join our optional excursion to the scenic Alpujarras.

There is a 60 minute coach transfer to the Sierra Nevada where you start your walk from Capileira (4000ft). The route is a well-used walking trail that winds between Capileira, Bubion (3500ft) and ends in Pampaneira (3000 feet). The route is 5 miles with a climb of 150m and descent of 300m, walking for 4 hours.


DAY SIX Walk 2

10-mile coach transfer to your starting point at Playa Canuelo, a remote sandy cove, from where you walk along the old coastal route to La Herradura.

This walk includes a visit to the Watch Towers of La Caleta and Cerro Gordo en route, and a stop off at a beach-side cafe for coffee in Playa Cantarrijan, one of the most beautiful

beaches on the coast. The walk continues through the Maro Cliffs Nature Reserve where you may see ibex (wild mountain goats which can grow to 14 stone in weight!).

You stop for lunch at La Herradura before catching the local bus back to Almuñécar. From there you walk for a further hour along the promenade to your hotel.

The walk is 7 miles in total and the terrain is a mix of rough trails and road walking with steep ground in parts. Ascent/descent is 250m, approx. 4 hours walking.

DAY SEVEN Walk 3

Coach transfer to Frigiliana, 16 miles away, for your circular walk in the hills behind this pretty white-painted village. 

The walk takes you to the top of Cerro Felix (540m) with the most stunning views of the Mediterranean, Nerja, and Frigiliana.

The route follows the old mule routes laid down over centuries in the Sierra Almijara Natural Park, a protected area of 44,000 hectares home to ibex, wild boar,

vultures, and eagles. This route is all cross country on rough trails with steep ground in parts, consisting of 8 miles, 400m of ascent and descent, 4 hours walking.


DAY EIGHT Departure Day

Free time until your transfer to the airport and your return flight home.


  • Hotel Bahia Tropical

    Location: Taramay, Almuñécar
    Satellite TVAir conditionedFree Wi-FiMini barSafe (chargeable)HairdryerPrivate bathroomOutdoor swimming poolThermal Spa & Solarium

    Availability: 4 Single | 12 Twin/Double

Hotel Bahia Tropical is situated on the small Pozuelo beach in Taramay, on the eastern edge of Almunecar, 3 km from the city centre. There is a frequent bus service to town if you do not want to take the extremely pleasant walk along the seafront. The hotel offers spacious rooms all with a balcony or terrace. The restaurant serves buffet style food and there is a bar with entertainment on most nights. There is a large outdoor pool and a spa. One entrance to the spa is included during your stay (one hour use to include active pool with water massages, sauna, Turkish bath, pediluvium and sensation shower). Health and body treatments are also available at an extra cost.