Itineraries

ANDALUSIA… SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPE AND CHARMING VILLAGES

6 days/5 nights – Ronda/Seville
Andalusia Granada

The GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE. This kind of itinerary could become in a genial opportunity to taste local specialties in charming restaurants some of them inside, singular buildings etc,

Other itinerary suggestion:
Cordoba, Granada,… they could be added to the described itinerary above. In the same way several easy walking route as Natural Park of Grazalema could be included. Obviously we would need more days.

DAY 1 MALAGA-RONDA

Airport Directly departure to RONDA (110 kms, 1 hr 45 minutes) In an impressive location, a sheer cleft of over 300 ft. called El Tajo splits the town. Time to visit the bull-ring, built in 1784, considered the most beautiful in Spain. Walking through the old town, we will find nice palaces and some magnificent views over countryside. Afternoon guided city tour where will visit the Bullring and old city. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 2 RONDA-OLVERA-CORIPE-RONDA

Breakfast, dinner and overnight at hotel. We will drive till Olvera (about 45 minutes), then we will start walking along the old train route transformed in walking route, Green route (=Via Verde). I would suggest to walk till the old station of Coripe which is about 21’5 kms so easy 3hrs30 minutes/4 hrs, easy track and in slight down the hill sense . Whole route is a nice but 2 special interesting: Peña Zaframagon, is one the biggest vulture concentration in Europe, and near Coripe, a milenary ‘holm oak’ tree which is declared ‘natural monument’ and protected. Afternoon we will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Ronda and its superb views

DAY 3 RONDA-ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA-JEREZ-SEVILLE

Breakfast at hotel. Departure along the ‘ROUTE OF THE WHITE VILLAGES’ (Arcos de la Frontera, Grazalema,…). All these villages in this mountainous area were part of the war like border between the Christian and the Muslim kingdoms for more than 3 centuries (XIII to XVth). They are surrounded by brilliant white houses with narrow streets like amaze.The path is filled with fantastic views. ARCOS FRONTERA Stop to visit this beautiful ‘White Village’, full of splendid corners, and impressive location. JEREZ FRONTERA Stop to visit a sherry wine cellar with a tasting. Sherry is the best well known Spanish wine abroad, and great part of the local economy is related to the production of this world-famous wine. SEVILLE Afternoon guided tour, to visit inside the Gothic Cathedral, the largest in Spain and third in the world, with the Giralda tower (striking minaret of the former mosque). Then a walk by Santa Cruz Quarter, a maze of small alleys with colorful names stepped in legend and small squares with the peacefulness of a tiny garden is an invitation to have a rest. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 4 SEVILLE-SAN NICOLAS DEL PUERTO-SEVILLE

Breakfast, dinner and overnight at hotel. Today we will discover the Sevilla Mountains (Sierra de Sevilla). We will drive till San Nicolas del Puerto about (1 hour 45 minutes) then we will start walking along the old train route transformed in walking route, Green route (=Via Verde). We will walk up for only 3kms till ‘Cerrro del Hierro ‘ , to see this panoramic view and lunar landscape of an old mining area. Later we will in this case when we will walk down along the ‘Green route’ for about 18 kms (3 hours 30 aproximately).

DAY 5 SEVILLE-ZALAMEA LA REAL-CONCEPCION-RIO TINTO MINES-SEVILLE

Breakfast, dinner and overnight at hotel. Walking day to know the spectacular old mining area of Rio Tinto which were worked by the Tartesos (old inhabitants of the area 3.000 years ago), Romans etc and in XIXth by British companies, so it remain some curious British quarters in some of these old mining little villages. We will start north Seville, near Zalamea la Real, (100 kms, 1hr 30’ from Seville) in a tiny village called Concepcion following the Odiel River, along this fantastic ‘via verde’ till El Campillo, about 15 kms and 2 hrs and half. Of course those ‘ with more force’, they can follow 90 minutes more to reach village Minas de Rio Tinto. Once you are in Minas de Rio Tinto there is a museum of miners and a curious old train from mining times in XIXth century (usually it is on operation only on week ends.).Balance of day in Seville

DAY 6 SEVILLE-MALAGA

Breakfast at hotel. Direct departure to MALAGA Airport (210 kms, 2 hrs 50 minutes)

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