Walking In Blossom
Las Alpujarras in early spring is a sight to behold. The hills are covered in purples, pinks and whites and the air is scented with the heady smell of blossom. The Sierra Nevada is still covered in snow and makes an amazing backdrop for our days walking.
The guided walking holiday is five days long with three days guided walking and four nights in the excellent Alquiera de Morayma hotel. All food and transport in Spain provided.
The guided walks will be of a leisurely nature, to enjoy the scenery and give you the chance to appreciate this stunning area.
Walking In Blossom Holiday Sierra Nevada
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
A 4 night short guided walking holiday in the winter sunshine of the Sierra Nevada and Las Alpujarras. The month February and March are fabulous opportunity to walk in the almond blossom of the Contraviesa. Walking through vineyards and almond groves, the pinks and purples, and scents of the almonds create a heady atmosphere.
Our three walks are all fairly leisurely but all different with great views and landscapes to walk through. The weather is usually dry and sunny at this time of the year. The temperatures will be good walking weather around 18oC in the sunshine but at night it will be cold. We will be staying the beautiful Alquiera De Morayma hotel for four nights. Eating in their lovely restaurant and enjoying the roaring fire.
Airport Transfers from Malaga or Granada
4 Nights Ensuite Hotel Accommodation
All Evening Meals
Lunches on Walk days
3 Guided Walks
All Transport in the week including Airport transfers
Flights, personal snacks/drinks
Meet at Malaga airport and leave for Cadiar at 14.00hrs.
Go through the week and answer any questions.
Evening meal in Hotel Alquiera De Morayma
Almond Groves and Vineyards - 13km
Vineyards, Orchards and the Sierra Nevada 13 km 400m Descent
Transport to Barranco Obscuro vineyard, (10mins) where we start our walk down the Contraviesa mountain range. Walking downhill all day we will pass through almond orchards in full bloom with snow capped Sierra Nevada as the backdrop. Lunch in the village of Cadiar.
Walk back to the hotel.
Evening meal in the hotel.
The home of Gerald Brennan - 14km
The Home of Gerald Brennan – 15km
Walking from the hotel we walk along a dry river bed which takes us to the small village of Yator, where we have a coffee break. From here we walk uphill on a vehicle track to the hamlet of Monte Negro before we get to the village of Yegen. This is the 1920’s home of the Hispanista Gerald Brennan.
Transfer back to Hotel(20mins)
Evening meal in hotel.
Walk in the 'Campo'
Walk into the Campo 12km (16km extension) 100m Dscent 100m Descent
Walking from the hotel out into the surrounding countryside and visiting the whitewashed villages of Lobras and Timar on route. We have the opportunity to see Ibex on the crags and Golden Eagles in the air on this wilder walk.
Evening meal in the hotel.
Return to Airport
Transfer to Malaga airport
Hotel Alquiera De Morayma 2* Rural
A beautiful hotel with large rooms all with fabulous views of the Sierra Nevada. Large swimming pool open May – Sept. Wifi in bar/restaurant. Excellent restaurant.
En-suite rooms based on 2 people sharing a room
If you would like to have your own room, there is a 65 Euro surcharge.
We pay this to the hotels and do not profit from it.
1 Good pair of walking boots, preferably not brandnew
2 Walking poles, if you are not confident on loose ground
3 Waterproofs- especially if you are going high
4 Warm jacket, Fleece etc
5 Sun hat
6 Sun Cream
7 Sun Glasses
8 Comfortable backpack
9 Water bottle/ camel pack
10 Travel insurance
11 Health card
12 Blister plasters
All our guided itineraries have airport transfers included. We will discuss with you the pick up options available.
As you will be partaking in an activity holiday, it is a condition that you are adequately covered by the relevant insurance for medical and holiday cover. You will be asked to send proof of insurance when you have booked a holiday with us. We also recommend that you obtain your EHIC card which enables a citizen from the EU to health care anywhere within the EU.
Most holiday insurance companies include walking as part of their normal policy – just make sure it goes up to 3500m if you are walking Mulhacen.
Of course you can. If you are willing to share a room then there is no problem but if you want your own room there is a single supplement charge applicable.(120 Euro for 7 nights)
We keep our guided groups to 8 people. We feel the group works better in a small more personalised group.
We have never cancelled a week but we will inform you if the group on your chosen week is low on walkers.
No, the choice is yours. If you want free day then just inform us at the time and we can hopefully give you other options or if you feel a walk maybe too much for you we can usually arrange a shorter version for you.
All the hotels can cater for any diet. If you have a particularly allergy, just let us know and we will make sure the hotels are aware.