Andalucia Highlights Walk - Premium Adventure

Andalucia Highlights Walk - Premium Adventure

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Andalucia Highlights Walk - Premium Adventure

7 Days Starting in Ronda and ending in Seville

Visiting: Ronda, Benaoján, Grazalema, El Caminito del Rey, Córdoba, Seville, Europe

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

TFS

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

6 - 16

Physical rating:

Leisurely / Moderate

Age range:

18 to 99

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Moorish landmarks and pueblos blancos. Flamenco flows and tapas bars. Cliff-hugging walkways and gorge-spanning bridges. This culture-rich Premium Adventure unlocks the eternal beauty and romance of Andalucia. It starts in the mountaintop town of Ronda, followed by easy walks through idyllic countryside, into all-white villages, and along the dramatic El Caminito del Rey cliffside pathway. It’s then onto the cultural powerhouses of the region, Córdoba and Seville, to tour Unesco-listed cathedrals, walk historic neighbourhoods and get swept up in the emotions of a flamenco performance. Did you know you can travel by train to this trip? Find out more here

Highlights

  • Brave the cliff-hugging walkway El Caminito del Rey

  • Marvel at the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, a wonder of Islamic architecture

  • Take a cycling tour through the orange tree-lined streets of Seville

  • Dip into Spain’s flourishing organic wine movement at a local winery

  • Watch a flamenco show in Seville, an essential Andalucian experience

  • Mingle with locals during an authentic tapas dinner in Ronda

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start At Our Accommodation In Ronda
Location: Ronda
Meals Included: dinner

We begin in Ronda, a historic mountaintop town divided by the spectacular El Tajo canyon. On arrival at the hotel, we enjoy a welcome drink on the roof terrace where our tour leader gives his first trip briefing.

After, we walk to a restaurant to savour our first dinner together with spectacular views of Ronda and the surrounding valley. On the way, we stop to see the old bullring – the first built in Spain – and Puente Nuevo, the spectacular arch bridge over El Tajo that unites the two sides of town.

Premium accommodation: Hotel Catalonia Ronda

Day 2 : Walk To Benaoján; Afternoon Wine Tasting
Location: Benaoján
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

After breakfast, we walk from our hotel to the village of Benaoján. Our journey takes us out of Ronda and into the gorge, where we see the town and Puente Nuevo bridge from below. As we journey next to the Guadiaro river, we pass a rural landscape of herb gardens, vineyards and fruit trees. We also walk through Grazalema Natural Park, where an underground river flows through mountains to Benaoján, where our walk ends and we take time to rest and enjoy our picnic.

After lunch, we visit an organic winery (the region around Ronda is well known for red wines and organic wine production is a growing trend in Spain, with many producers embracing sustainable, ecofriendly methods). We taste some of their produce and learn about their production processes.

Returning to Ronda, we end the day with a tapas dinner – an essential Andalucian experience. Your tour leader can help you navigate the menu or, if you’re happy to give your Spanish a whirl, ask one of the local diners for their insider tips.

Premium accommodation: Hotel Catalonia Ronda

Ascent: 919ft (585m); descent: 3,215ft (980m)

Day 3 : Circular Walk From Grazalema; Afternoon Olive Oil Tasting
Location: Grazalema
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch

We start the day with a transfer (approximately one hour) to Grazalema, a dreamy mountain village of whitewashed, red-roof buildings, to begin our circular walk to the top of Endrinal mountain. Along the way, we pass old agricultural grounds and ice wells, which once provided ice for storing fresh food. When we arrive at the summit, we are rewarded with views of Simancón and Torreón mountains and enjoy our picnic lunch. After, we follow a different route back down, which will take us alongside the Guadalete river. Returning to Grazalema, we transfer (approximately 50 minutes) to an olive oil mill where we learn about the harvesting and production processes and try some of the produce.

Premium accommodation: Hotel Catalonia Ronda

Ascent: 2,103ft (641m); descent: 2,103ft (641m)

Day 4 : Walk El Caminito Del Rey; Transfer To Córdoba
Location: El Caminito del Rey, Córdoba
Meals Included: breakfastlunch

After breakfast, we transfer (approximately one hour) to our most beautiful and exhilarating hike of the trip, El Caminito del Rey. Built in 1905 and reconstructed in 2015, the route takes us along a footpath attached to the near-vertical orange-red cliffs of El Chorro gorge. Along the way, we see the tranquil waters of the Guadalhorce Reservoir and look for soaring griffon vultures, which can have human-sized wingspans.

At the end of the walk, we stop for lunch at El Mirador restaurant, where we can sample the local paella recipe and enjoy views of the Guadalhorce Reservoir. After, we transfer (approximately two hours) to Córdoba, a historic city that played a vital role in both the Roman empire and Islamic Spain.

Premium accommodation: Hotel Eurostars Conquistador

Day 5 : Córdoba Walking City Tour; Transfer To Seville
Location: Córdoba, Seville
Meals Included: breakfast

This morning, we visit the historic centre of Córdoba, a Unesco World Heritage site enlivened with flowery courtyards known locally as patios. Our guided walking tour captures the highlights, including the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and the Roman bridge over the river Guadalquivir. We also visit the Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba (Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba), an icon of the city and one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture on the planet.

We then have lunch and a transfer (approximately two hours) to Seville, our final destination of the trip. After hotel check in and a rest, we head to dinner in the lively Triana district. Along the way, walk alongside the river Guadalquivir and see the Torre del Oro, a stone watchtower where gold-laden boats would unload their cargo from South America in the 15th century.

Premium accommodation: Hotel Zenit Sevilla

Day 6 : Seville Cycling Tour; Flamenco Show And Farewell Dinner
Location: Seville
Meals Included: breakfast, dinner

On our final day, we have a guided bike tour of the city. Seville is flat and has many cycle lanes, which makes it an ideal city to explore on two wheels. We visit many of the landmarks, including the Guadalquivir river; Maria Luisa Park, the primary green space in the city; the Triana neighbourhood; the Jewish Quarter; the Unesco-listed cathedral; and the Royal Alcázar palace, which we can explore solo after lunch. This evening, we attend a flamenco show, an integral part of Andalucian culture. Our performance is at the Museo del Baile Flamenco (Flamenco Dance Museum), which was founded by legendary flamenco dancer and choreographer Cristina Hoyos to promote and preserve the artform.

After, we head to restaurant LaHerre for our farewell group meal. Aside from dishing out great local cuisine, it also has a rooftop terrace bar, where we can toast our adventure with views of La Giralda, the magnificent bell tower of Seville Cathedral.

Premium accommodation: Hotel Zenit Sevilla

Day 7 : End Seville
Location: Seville
Meals Included: breakfast

Our trip ends in Seville this morning. If you’d like more time in this fascinating city, speak to your sales representative about extending your stay.

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners

  • Tipping for all hotel staff, local staff and drivers

  • All premium accommodation

  • Named tour leader, chosen for their expertise

  • All transport and listed activities

  • Group arrival and departure transfers available

What's Not Included

  • Tip for the tour leader

  • Travel insurance - information on insurance through Exodus is available here

  • Single accommodation (available on request)

  • Visas or vaccinations

Food

All breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners, one wine tasting and one olive oil tasting are included.

For breakfast, the hotels offer a large selection of cereals, fruit, cheese and cold meats, plus pastries, tea and coffee.

Vegetarians: While a meat-and-fish diet is the norm in Spain, many vegetarians have not experienced any problems here. However, the choice of vegetarian and vegan meals may not be as extensive as you are used to.

Mealtimes in Spain are later than in many other countries; dinner is usually taken between 9pm and 9.30pm.

Accommodation

Unwind at the end of each day in our expertly curated, handpicked accommodation on this Premium Adventure. Each property has been chosen for its excellent location, comfort, style and unique characteristics.

Hotel Catalonia Ronda, Ronda, three nights (four-star)

Infinity pool overlooking the bullring, perfect for sundowners
Stroll to shops and restaurants in the heart of Ronda
Contemporary feel throughout the hotel

Hotel Eurostars Conquistador, Córdoba, one night (four-star)

Elegant décor throughout with handcrafted furnishings
Several spots for a relaxing drink, including a beautiful courtyard
Indulge in unique dining experiences

Hotel Catalonia Santa Justa, Seville, two nights (four-star) 

Unwind in the rooftop swimming pool
Great central location within walking distance of the historic centre

Check out our Q&As

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews of this Operator

Gergana Racheva  

Very helpful and prompt service

06-Jan-2023

Very helpful and prompt service. I called to check for an already booked trip and once we sorted this, the agent was ready to help me with another booking as well. He actually waited for me to book my flight tickets, answered all my questions, informed me of all my options. Exodus is a tour company I am using regularly due to the quality of their trips, ease of booking and helpfulness of their customer service team

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Tim Hardy  

Stunning walking. Walking the Amalfi Coast

04-Nov-2021

This trip takes you through the most beautiful parts of the Mediterranean walking with a guide and also discovering the wonders of Pompeii and Vesuvius. The hotel had a nice feel as family run, spotless and comfortable rooms, we were well looked after for breakfasts and dinner each day, and the barmen fixed some mean cocktails for us.!

Paul Green  

It's amazing what you can do in a week! Cycling the Dalmatian Coast.

08-Oct-2021

This holiday was extremely enjoyable. The itinerary is well planned and the route takes you to a variety of destinations. Not having been to Croatia before I didn't know there were so many beautiful small islands and I loved the ferry and catarmaran rides. The coastal route we took was dramatic and the World Heritage sites in Split and Dubrovnik very interesting and worth visiting. The Adriatic Sea was warm, blue and inviting, good for swimming even in October. The hotels we stayed in varied in size from medium to large. I particularly liked the one just outside Dubrovnik as I had a sea view. Tourists were plentiful in Split and Dubrovnik but in the other places we stayed there was an end of season feel and it was quiet on the roads and in the resorts. The food was good and our guide was always able to recommend a nice restaurant for our evening meal. The weather in October was good for cycling - not hot, partly cloudy most days and one day it rained!

Mrs Y Morrison  

Fabulous company and trip

06-Jan-2023

We went overland from Cape Town to Zimbabwe through Botswana and Namibia. What a fantastic trip. Our first time with Exodus although we have travelled extensively around the world. We would highly recommend this company for such a brilliant trip - we got everything and more all at a good price. Thanks to everyone involved. We are looking at our next trip!

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John Edwards (Google Reviewer)  

I went cycling in Albania...

19-Aug-2023

I went cycling in Albania with exodus as my first holiday with them. Such a well organised and wonderful experience where I met multiple fellow travellers who have been advocates of them for many years. You can't argue with happy repeat customers and I'm planning my next adventure with them soon

Rob Burridge (Google Reviewer)  

I'v just come back from...

17-Jul-2022

I'v just come back from an amazing Wildlife & Wilderness trip in Botswana and I highly recommend Exodus Travels. Our guide Brian, was extremely knowledgeable on both the wildlife and history of Botswana and neighbouring countries. The other three staff, Abbis, Chief & Mr T, who accompanied us through out our 2 week trip, put in the hard work and made sure our camp was always prepared and that we we're well fed and looked after. The tour took us to some beautiful places and we saw some amazing wildlife, and on several occasions this was due to Brian's knowledge of the area and wildlife behaviour. Exodus have been very quick to respond to any queries I had, and the whole experience ran smoothly. I was also pleased to hear that during lockdown they provided staff with food packages 👍. I'd normally go on self organised trips, however, with this trip, the tour and guide Brian took us to places not possible otherwise and showed us things that we would'v missed out on. All of which were the highlights of the tour.

Daphne Partridge (Google Reviewer)  

After 14 roup adventure holidays...

26-Nov-2023

After 14 roup adventure holidays with Exofus we would not hesitate to recommend them as an excitingholiday company. They take you off the beaten track but offer great support and expertise :)

Katrina Handford  

A wonderful trip! Sierra de Aitana Trek

01-Nov-2021

I couldn't speak more highly of this trip. The scenery was absolutely stunning; the areas provided a great variety of walks with spectacular views. The accommodation was perfectly situated to start most of the walks directly from the hotel. It was also within walking distance of the bars and restaurants in Benimantell and Guadalest. Having said that, the food at the hotel was wonderful and so there was little need to venture further afield. Homecooked, nourishing and delicious food from the hotel was perfect fuel for the trekking.

Alison Payton (Google Reviewer)  

I've done 8 trips in...

17-May-2023

I've done 8 trips in the last 14 years with Exodus, and have been rewarded with a 10% discount on all future bookings. I feel very confident that I'll receive pleasant, efficient service, and have the unusual holiday experience that I'm looking for each time. I've trekked to the top of snow-capped peaks, wild-camped in the desert, seen amazing spectacles of nature, visited 4 capital cities in a week, and learned about local culture and experienced local hospitality in a way that I simply wouldn't on a conventional holiday. The quality of the accommodation and guides can vary, but this is mainly down to cultural differences and things that Exodus can't control. I've only ever complained once, my complaint was taken seriously, and I was sent a discount voucher - you can't say fairer than that. I remain a loyal customer.

johanna leonor (Google Reviewer)  

If you like to be...

07-Sep-2023

If you like to be mistreated Exodus is perfect for you. If you enjoy terrible choices for hotels and pseudo restaurants Exodus is perfect for you. Careless about their clients and loveless about their propositions. Exodus has been a dissatisfaction and disappointment about every dealing i and my group have had with him. Especially a man called Simone who just cares about the money he can get from you couldn’t care less about service.

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  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of exodus charges.

    Up to 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 20 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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