Moderate walking on varied surfaces, with some long days and regular ascents / descents.
You must start and finish your break between these dates:
28 December 2019 - 04 January 2020
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Pilar provides a generous packed lunch each day (pay for locally). This was a perfect arrangement: as we were there over New Year, the few shops were often not open. We enjoyed all the walks - detailed and accurate - so never needed to use maps, compass, etc. We especially enjoyed the Moorish Watchtower walk for its spectacular views. The detour on the Tárbena walk was worthwhile too. The weather was fantastic! Whilst cold at night (coat & woolly hat and gloves needed) during the day it was hot and sunny - shorts and tee shirt! - layers absolutely seemed to be the answer (from 4 - 1 each day!) - small backpack ideal for lunch, additional water, and stripped-off items of clothing! Hotel Serrella (the green coloured hotel at the bottom of town) was a perfect stop for the end of the walks with its outside patio area in full sun!
We loved this holiday! I think one of the best yet! Pilar and her family's hospitality was wonderful. The food generous and delicious. We managed to eat our way through the new year gala dinner - no idea how! Especially as we had already had a gathering with drinks and nibbles prior with guests and family friends. Wine and Cava flowed as part of the dinner. My husband managed to eat the 12 grapes with the midnight chimes. The outside disco - though not generally our thing - was fun to join in with the local celebrations. Weather every day was brilliant. We ate breakfast outside each day on the terrace - with its spectacular mountain views. The walking was wonderful - such scenic views - and already almond blossomed - what a fabulous start to the year!
Pilar and Juanjo could not have been more welcoming and made our New Year truly memorable with their wonderful food, arrangements for New Years Eve - including the grapes and good breakfasts and picnics. The suggested walks were clear to follow and the scenery was spectaular particularly so close to commercial resorts like Benidorm. It was unexpectedly beautiful.