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
This is a great introduction to walking in the Alpujarras mountains 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 Alpujarras, 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 or 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 in May with a refreshing week of walks to suit, al fresco picnics and good company. Autumn Walking in October brings warm, bright light, trees ablaze with gorgeous colours and fruits 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!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY: "...wonderful memories of a really memorable holiday - I still carry the 'inner glow' left from the holiday - we all got on so well - it made it all the more special!" (F.H. Easter Walking 2015). "Gorgeous scenery, nicely chosen trails, good company and, of course, the best choice of bars for refreshments..." (H.K. Easter Walking 2016)
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