Bootlace 2017 season
Guided walks in and around the Sierra Nevada, plus our popular Morocco Treks
See below for complete listing of walking holidays we have planned for this year - winter, spring, early summer and autumn walks in Southern Spain and Morocco.
(In between the dates shown, we are very happy to plan 'tailor-made' holidays with you - please see our 'bespoke' pages for more on those.)
Prices for scheduled walks generally include all food, accommodation and transport during the week, except for occasional exceptions as detailed in the individual walks' descriptions.
Please do send us a message (there's a form for this at the bottom of the page) if there's any more you'd like to know, or to arrange to book places on any of these walks.
A SHORT VIDEO OF WALKING ON THE ATLANTIC COAST OF MOROCCO WITH BOOTLACE AND RANCH DIABAT:
Photography workshops based in the Alpujarra led by Andy Beel, FRPS
Come and see, learn and practice new skills with Andy Beel, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic professional photographer and workshop leader
Winter, Easter, Late Spring and Autumn guided walks from Cortijo Romero 2017
Fiona and Paul guide these four separate weeks based at Cortijo Romero:
sunny Winter Walking with log fires at night and clear air, Easter Walks taking in spring flowers and warm sunshine in southern Spain, Step into Summer in May enjoying the peace of high meadows and pastures, or join us for the glowing sunsets of Autumn Walking
Exploring the volcanic massif of Jbel Siroua in the saffron growing area of the northern Anti Atlas.
An early spring trek exploring the mountainous saffron growing area of the Jbel Siroua at the northern end of the Anti Atlas.
A seven-day tour including two nights in the lovely town of Essaouira, four days easy to moderate trekking with local guides and a visit to Marrakech
Exploring the Atlantic coast on foot (with optional lifts on camels): sweeping sandy bays and rocky headlands, fishermen and farmers, tree-climbing goats and camels grazing with their young. If you love a salty tang in the air and walking with the sounds of the ocean this is the trek for you!
From two contrasting bases: the lovingly restored and tranquil guest house of El Saltador, just outside the village of Lucainena on the edge of the desert, and the pretty sea-side town of Las Negras in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park. As well as easy walks and picnics, the programme for the week includes star-gazing in the clear desert air, visit to Almeria city and Baños de Sierra Alhamilla with its natural hot springs and Palmery.
Alpine Spring in the Sierra Nevada - includes two nights at the Refugio Poqueira (2500m) and ascent to the highest peak of the range, Mulhacen (3479m).
With the warmth of early summer in Andalucia luring us up into the fragrant air of the higher mountains, this itinerary takes us up to enjoy the heights of the Sierra Nevada peaks – second only to the Alps. The beginning of this week provides time to acclimatise to the altitude as well as the warmer weather, and get legs into high mountain ratio ready for the ascent to the peak on Thursday!
For another opportunity to get up to the peaks for HIGH MOUNTAIN WALKING in the AUTUMN see AUTUMN IN THE HEIGHTS
Including nights at the Refugio Poqueira (2500m) below the highest peak of the Sierra Nevada, Mulhacen (3482m), in Capileira, second highest village in Spain (1450m).
A week of high level walking exploring the Trevelez valley, the long distance paths GR7 and GR240, the ancient mule tracks leading through La Taha and the Poqueira valley and ascending to the Refugio Poqueira at 2500m.