Bootlace walking holidays
Bootlace Walking Holidays
estd. 1995

❖ Spectacular mountain walks in Spain and Morocco ❖
Seasonal walking from Cortijo Romero

Winter, Easter, Early Summer and Autumn guided walks from Cortijo Romero 2020

1 - 8 February 2020, 11 - 18 April 2020, 23 - 30 May 2020, 10 -17 October 2020
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Fiona and Paul guide these weeks based at Cortijo Romero:

sunny Winter Walking with log fires at night and clear air, Easter Walks taking in spring flowers, early summer in the airy heights of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the warm sunshine of southern Spain, or join us for the glowing sunsets of Autumn Walking

Prices from £740 with early bird discounts available, for more and BOOKING follow this link in green to CONTACT CORTIJO ROMERO OFFICE

This is a great introduction to walking in the mountainous Alpujarra region and a perennial favourite with participants. Enjoy a week of varied hikes in good company, exploring this beautiful and inspiring region where winter is like April in England and the autumn arrives with fruits to gather, trees ablaze with gorgeous colours and glowing sunsets. (In October average temperatures are still in the twenties). The Alpujarra, perched on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, is still criss-crossed by a network of mule paths, ancient drovers roads and old Moorish silk routes which wind through the valleys and mountains. Amongst the wooded hillsides is a still-functioning system of arab acequias (irrigation channels) which waters terraces of olive, sweet chestnut and walnut trees. The whitewashed mountain villages, with their mazes of tiny streets and covered alleys give testament to the Berber influence. You will be accompanied by guides who live here and have an intimate knowledge of the region

Daily walks will vary in length and effort required, but the emphasis is on relaxation and enjoyment. Massages and other complementary treatments will be available from the Cortijo Romero practitioners. For Winter Walking in February the weather should be good for walking, with some sunshine during the day and the warmth of log fires to return to in the evening - or star-gaze on the cleanest skies in Europe. Easter week brings mild weather and fresh spring growth in the fields and village gardens. Step into Summer at the end of May takes us higher into the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains following in the steps of the shepherds who bring their flocks up into the cooler air and the peace of high meadows and pastures. Autumn Walking in October brings warm, bright light, and fruits and nuts to gather. Not forgetting a visit to the sea-side nature reserve and an optional trip to Granada to visit the Alhambra or the superb Arab Hammam - oh, and the fabulous vegetarian cuisine offered by the Cortijo Romero kitchen!

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY: "Both Paul and Fiona were excellent walk leaders. Despite not being an experienced trekker I felt totally at ease walking with them, their knowledge of the walks/surrounding area was exceptional. I appreciated their calm and relaxed manner as well as providing their advice/guidance to less able walkers !" (W.R. Winter Walking 2019). "Paul and Fiona were adept at managing a group of walkers with differing levels of fitness. Their local knowledge is excellent, and this enhanced all the expeditions..." (S.B. Easter Walking 2019) "fantastic, very knowledgeable about the area and the walks " (A.R. Easter Walking 2019)

FOR MORE INFORMATION Courses at Cortijo Romero

AND FOR BOOKING, contact the team at Cortijo Romero bookings

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Comments: - what people have said about walking and their holidays with Bootlace:
Exploring on foot is simultaneously the simplest and most intense way to see the world — Michael George, "Walking the Way", National Geographic, May 2015

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