Come to Andalucia and enjoy some of the most beautiful walks in Europe on our guided walking holidays!
You will be staying in Torrox, a pretty traditional, whitewashed Spanish village with narrow medieval streets and old ladies gossiping in the quiet streets whist children play close by. It is a lovely village in a beautiful area that enjoys the best climate in Europe.
You will be surrounded by green hills and large nature reserves (one-fifth of Andalusian territory is under environmental protection), and there are chards and olive trees, snow-capped mountain ranges and spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.
The walks all start from different parts of the Axarquia - the name given to the region to the east of Malaga - and they all begin within one hour's drive of the village. Complimentary transport is by 4x4 vehicle or mini bus from Torrox Pueblo. The walks that we do last between 5 - 6 hours, and are at a pace that allows you to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings.
We are always happy to provide a less strenuous programme for those who wish an easier option. The grades of walks are as follows:
- Easy walk, less than 7 Km, less than 900 ft of height gain
- Gentle walk, between 7Km and 15Km, less than 1000ft of height gain
- Medium Walk, between 7Km and 13Km, height gain between 900ft and 2000ft
- Challenging walk, between 15Km and 21Km, height gain over 2000ft
- Difficult walk, over 20Km, height gain over 2200ft
Please note that sometimes a shorter walk with a lot of height gain will include some steep sections, which may make the walk appear more difficult than a longer walk with gentle inclines, and with larger groups of 10 of more, we will often split the group into easier and more challenging walks.
All our guided walks are provided with 2 guides, assisted by local guides, drivers and any other staff as appropriate.
Our guests stay in one of our charming, reformed Moorish houses in the Torrox, a delightful mountain village situated east of Malaga. These old Spanish houses have been beautifully restored and they are well equipped with all modern conveniences, including washing machine, fridge, iron, ironing board, hairdryers and showers. All the houses have terraces with wonderful views over the village, the mountains in the background or the sea and we are within eight minutes drive of the beach to which a regular bus service operates. Hotel accommodation is also available at different times of the year.
We offer delicious tasty local food in delightful environments. You will find the food on your holiday is fantastic and our guests tell us that this is one of the highlights of their walking holiday with us.
We invite you to come on one of our walking holidays and experience a part of Spain where nature and beauty abound. A walking vacation where there is superb hiking through forests and meadows, climbs up mountains and walks down into valleys. A place where you will see unique flora and fauna, some of which can only be found here. Come on a walking holiday to Spain that you will never forget!
Dates and Prices
Guided Walking Holiday in Torrox Dates and Prices 2018/9
Dates available on request
All guided walking holidays costs noted above are per person.
****Transfers from Malága to Torrox leave the airport between 12.00-12.30 on arrival day . Transfers from Torrox to Málaga airport leave Torrox at 09.00 am. For courtesy transfer please book flights to arrive and depart within these times. Transfers by private taxi can be arranged for other times. Cost is 60 euros payable by the guest to the driver.****
We very much welcome single travelers on our holidays therefore we do not charge a single supplement.
For information on other dates available during the year, and for the latest special offers, please use the enquire now form to ask for further details.
What is Included?
- 7 nights accommodation
- Programme of Walks
- Breakfast Starter Pack
- 5 Picnics
- 6 Dinners and Wine
Food: A breakfast welcome pack is placed in all the houses (breakfast to be taken on a self-catering basis). Otherwise lunches are provided on walk days and main meals, which are taken as a group, are provided at a selection of hand picked restaurants, including wine and soft drinks (except on rest day).
Note: We also provide all transport during your holiday on a courtesy basis
What is not included?
Our holidays do not include flights, allowing guests to travel from their most convenient local airport.
The starting point for our holidays is Malaga Airport. Courtesy airport transfers are provided for our holidays at specified times. Transfers from Malaga normally leave the airport at 11:00 and 12:30 in the morning and return at 08:00 or 10:00 in the morning. Transfers by private taxis can be arranged at other times – please use the enquire now form to ask for more information.
Torrox is the quintessential Spanish village with its narrow medieval streets, whitewashed houses nestled into the hillside, old ladies sitting in wooden chairs gossiping and children playing in the streets. It is a lovely traditional Spanish village that enjoys the best climate in Europe with over 300 days of sunshine each year. Torrox is where you will be staying, and a place that you might just fall in love with!
Torrox is situated in a very beautiful part of Spain with green hills, white villages, and massive nature reserves (one-fifth of Andalusian territory is under environmental protection). There are chards and olive trees and snow-capped mountain ranges with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.
From Torrox it is possible to visit the cities of Granada and Malaga. Nearby the Almijarra and Montes de Malaga nature reserves can be explored and these inland areas, where the mountain peaks rise to over 7000 feet, are home to many varieties of fauna and flora now lost to most of Europe. These nature reserve parks are a haven for walking.
Our guests stay in one of our charming, reformed Moorish houses in the Torrox, a delightful mountain village situated east of Malaga. You will enjoy all the comfort of modern conveniences in a pleasant traditional setting. Guests will normally share houses and most rooms have their own bathroom facilities. A limited number of one bedroom houses are available on request.
These old Spanish houses have been beautifully restored and they are well equipped with all modern conveniences, including washing machine, fridge, iron, ironing board, hairdryers and showers. Most of them also have English TV/DVD. All the houses have terraces with wonderful views over the village, the mountains in the background or the sea. We are within eight minutes drive of the beach to which a regular bus service operates.
The village also has a really lovely square with a great range of bars and restaurants, and the surrounding countryside is a paradise for walkers.
PLEASE NOTE – ALL OUR HOUSES ARE NON-SMOKING HOUSES.
Below are a couple of the delightful messages sent to us about our accommodations:
“Lovely accommodation, perfect & convenient. Clean & lovely. Had everything we needed, lovely clean bedding & linen & comfortable beds.”
“House was superb and in a pleasant location. The facilities were generous for two people. It was clean and nicely appointed.”
Q: How do I get there?
A: The price of our holidays does not include flights, allowing you to travel from your most convenient local airport, or to join us in Spain. The starting point for our holidays is Malaga Airport. Flights to Malaga are plentiful and competitively priced from most UK airports and from others in northern Europe. Airport transfers are provided at the specified times (see dates and prices tab above). Transfers can be arranged at other times but there may be a small additional cost.
Q: Can I come by train?
A: It’s surprisingly easy to travel from the UK to Spain by train. In fact, it’s amazing that some people still think you need to fly. Take an afternoon Eurostar from London to Paris in just 2 hours 20 minutes, then the excellent Elipsos train hotel from Paris to Madrid or Barcelona overnight, with onward train connections for Alicante, Malaga, Valencia, Seville or Granada (train fares not included in package).
Q: What Equipment do I need to bring with me?
A: Your most important item is, of course, a pair of comfortable walking boots with ankle support and a sole that provides grip, as some of the terrain can be rugged at times. It can be cold – especially high in the mountains – so you should bring some warm clothing, particularly in early Spring and late Autumn. And, just in case . . . a lightweight waterproof. We hope you won’t need it. Mostly we will be walking in dry weather, in warm sunshine, so casual, comfortable, summer clothes will generally suffice. A hat and sun protection cream is essential. A small rucksack for carrying lunch is also recommended and you might consider a walking stick, as some of the ground is a bit rough.
Q: Do I have to be fit?
A: You will need to be reasonably fit, but we want our guests to enjoy rather than endure their holiday so that you do not need to be super-fit. All our walks are graded ‘easy’ to ‘moderate’ so you don’t have to be super fit. Please contact us using the enquire now button above if you need more advice.
Q: Is the whole group expected to be of the same walking capability and experience?
A: We do try to arrange our walks so that we can cater for people of different capabilities and usually we are able to offer both an easy option and a more challenging option for those who require it.
Q: What happens if there are adverse weather conditions?
A: In the event of adverse conditions (caused by the weather or other forces outside our control) and which are deemed by the Walk Leader to make an outdoor activity unsafe, or even dangerous, then we reserve the right to suspend or cancel that day’s activity with or without advance notice. Such conditions may include lightning, when no outdoor activity will take place, or torrential rain considered likely to damage paths and tracks. Whenever possible advance warning of such a suspension/cancellation will be given to each house by means of a text message to a pre-arranged mobile phone.
If the day’s activity has to be suspended or cancelled the Walk Leader will similarly advise an alternative programme for the day.
Q: What happens if I injure myself on a walk?
A: Our guides are trained in first-aid. They also carry mobile telephones so that help can be contacted if necessary.
Q: Are there many single people on your holidays?
A: We particularly welcome single people on our friendly and inclusive tours.
Q: What is the average age of people who go on your holidays?
A: We have people of all ages on our walks. Typically, our clients tend to be in their 40s, 50s, and 60s but everyone is welcome.
Q: Do I leave a tip in the local Restaurants?
A: It is customary to leave a 1 euro per head tip when eating meals in local restaurants.
Q: Would I have to start very early in the morning?
A: Our walks usually start at 10:00 in the morning.
Q: Are any evening activities organised?
A: Dinner is taken as a group each night except when you are free to choose your own.
Q: Is there a contact telephone number in Spain?
A; Yes, all contact information will be provided prior to start date.
Q: Can I pay in euros/dollars?
A: Payment is by cheque, bank transfer or debit/credit card. There is a 3% surcharge for debit/credit card payments. We can certainly arrange for you to pay in euros, dollars, and most other currencies.
“We liked the sunshine, wonderful hospitality, interesting and sympathetic companions, beautiful countryside, being stress-free from the moment we were collected from the airport, fantastic food, abundant wine, good accommodation, charming village – what’s not to like?”
Richard & Valerie Palmer
“Great people, wonderful walks, really good guides! New friends we hope will become old friends! The whole week was a total delight.”
“The whole experience has been an absolute delight. The walks, the excellent organisation and welcome, meeting a super group of people, it has been such a fun week.”
Julie Ennis & Judith Chamberlain
“Just a short note to thank everybody for a wonderful time (again!!) in Torrox over New Year. Fabuloso! Chris is a real find and a brill leader, and it must be gratifying for you all to see so many familiar faces, so much repeat business.”
“Just want to say we had a WONDERFUL time in Torrox. The walks we did were just right for us and a wonderful variety. And Chris was a great guide and wonderful commentator on the history of Spain and the local area. We will very happily recommend your holidays to anyone who is thinking of doing a trip like we did. Warm regards and thanks!”
Eileen & Keith Gruen