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Rural Andalucia

Exploring the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park on foot and by bike...

A cockerel crows as the morning sun rises above the distant hillside, bathing the whitewashed buildings of the town in a golden glow. The main square is bustling with the anticipation of the weekly market and villagers chat over a morning coffee swapping their latest news. And so starts another day in the traditional Spain you’ll discover away from the costas.

This is a nature lovers’ haven. The contrasting landscapes offer gently rolling hills, wooded valleys and acres of oak and cork trees, which gradually give way to dramatic rocky outcrops and high peaks. The province has rich and varied wildlife with plenty of opportunities to spot birds of prey or perhaps hear woodpeckers in spring. The profusion of springtime flowers gently gives way to mushroom season in the colourful autumn months.

There is an extensive network of footpaths and centuries-old drovers’ tracks linking numerous pretty villages, making it a delightful region to explore on foot or by bike. Many of the gentle trails offer the perfect terrain for Nordic Walking too. Whitewashed towns and villages, often huddled around the focal point of a large church or castle, make a perfect lunchtime stop or for a late afternoon coffee. The region is famous for its black Iberian pigs, which roam free and feed on acorns from the numerous oak trees.
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You enjoy the great outdoors and possess a moderate spirit of adventure. For you, nothing beats exploring the natural world, whether by foot, wheels or water. You enjoy filling your days with great scenery and a range of different experiences. You are moderately fit. Previous outdoor activity experience is preferable. Where walking is involved you can expect up to 8 miles of walking on occasionally rough paths with up to 600m of ascent.



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  • Accommodation

    The former country house of Finca Valbono is now a hotel with its accommodation in cottages scattered around its extensive grounds. The main house features the restaurant, renowned for its high quality dishes, lounge and bar and there is also a swimming pool. Walking trails lead directly from the hotel and there is also a riding school on site. On a couple of evenings we also plan to eat in local restaurants.

  • What's Included
    • Return flights and airport transfers.
    • En suite accommodation and breakfasts.
    • Dinners taken at the finca and local restaurants.
    • Equipment and instructors for our cycling and Nordic walking days.
    • Guided visit of Seville.
    • All local transport costs.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • Nordic walking on country paths.
    • Discovering the flora and fauna of the Rio Tinto Mines.
    • Savouring Andalucian cuisine and wines.
    • Cycling the nature trails of the area.
    • Exploring Seville with our local guide.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Arrival transfer by road (c90mins).
    • Flights: Gatwick-Seville (c2hrs 45mins), British Airways.
    • UK add-on flights £95 return, British Airways.
    • Upgrades to Business Class available, please ask for a competitive quote.

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You enjoy the great outdoors and possess a moderate spirit of adventure. For you, nothing beats exploring the natural world, whether by foot, wheels or water. You enjoy filling your days with great scenery and a range of different experiences. You are moderately fit. Previous outdoor activity experience is preferable. Where walking is involved you can expect up to 8 miles of walking on occasionally rough paths with up to 600m of ascent.



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