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On a non-group,self-guided walking holiday in Andalucia, we provide maps and our carefully researched route notes, so that you can walk from one hotel of character to the next while your luggage is transported, or explore from a single base – always at a pace that suits you.
Our walking holidays in Andalucia – in keeping with our Slow holiday philosophy – are a means of discovering the region up close. Our meticulously planned routes (described in easy-to-follow notes) allow plenty of time to take in your surroundings. And because there’s no group, no arrangements to make (we do all that), and no luggage to worry about, you can make impromptu stops to watch a griffon vulture, learn about Andalucia’s Moorish roots, or to explore a pueblo blanco (white town).
Which corner offers the best walking in Andalucia (Andalusia) will depend on the scenery you like to explore because, when it comes to walking, Andalucia’s variety rivals that of some small countries. Walking in the Alpujarras, for example, on the Sierra Nevada’s southern slopes, is a magical experience full of surprises. Or you may prefer to explore the desert-like landscapes of Almería; the chestnut-clad Aracena Sierra near Seville; or the mountains surrounding famous Ronda.
Travelling from outside the UK?
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
Choosing the right walking holiday in Andalucia
Our walking holidays in Andalucia cater for all levels (see our grading system below), from easy walking in the Aracena Sierra to the demanding but rewarding routes offered by our walking holidays in Las Alpujarras. For a choice of routes of different levels, choose a centre-based walking holiday, such as The Grazalema Sierra.
Generally easy walking with few ascents / descents, but perhaps the occasional long day.
Easy-to-moderate walking with some ascents / descents, and occasional longer days.
Moderate walking on varied terrain, with some long days and regular ascents / descents.
Moderate-to-challenging walking on more rugged terrain with significant ascents / descents on most days. Compass skills may be required (check the individual holiday).
Challenging hikes, featuring long days with significant ascent / descent on challenging terrain. Compass skills may be required.
Choice of easier or harder routes, so that you can tailor most days to your requirements.
What to expect from your walking holiday in Andalucia
We believe that there are three ingredients which make for a memorable walking holiday, and so feature in all Inntravel holidays, including our walking holidays in Andalucia. They are: impressive scenery; charming hotels chosen for their welcome; and tasty local cuisine.
Informative route notes
With an Inntravel route guide in your pocket you can be assured of choosing the right path and not missing the interesting sights along the way. Providing clear, current and comprehensive information, our route notes allow you to set your own walking pace, explore the unique features of the region, and take in local culture at your leisure.
The freedom of independence
If you value independent travel and hotels of character, you’re in the right company. With Inntravel, you set your own holiday start date, duration (you can add extra nights at any hotel) and preferred travel route (by train, plane or ferry). Talk to us and we’ll make your personalised holiday plans and travel arrangements happen.
Walking is our world
If you’re considering a walking holiday, we suggest speaking to the experts. That’s us. Since 1984 we’ve been discovering the best routes and accommodation and are happy to share our knowledge and expertise. Our friendly staff are specialists who have walked our routes and stayed in our hotels. Contact us, to discuss your walking holiday.