Cliff Top Walks
A beautiful walk along the highest cliffs of the Andalusian coast
Discover the headland at Cape Trafalgar and its iconic lighthouse.
Alcornocales Natural Park
A day of fantastic scenery
Discover the charming resort of Tarifa with its beautiful old town and fortress.
Join us on a week of delightful Solos Spanish walking around the beautiful area of Cadiz, located in Spain’s well known Andalusian region. We will marvel at stunning views and experience fascinating history on our four exclusive fully guided walks taking in the sights of gorgeous forests, the highest cliffs of the Andalusian coast as well as a spectacular coastal walk.
After arriving in Gibraltar airport, we will transfer to our hotel. In the evening we will have a Solos welcome drink followed by dinner.
A beautiful walk along the highest cliffs of the Andalusian coast! Starting from Barbate, we climb gently from the beach through inland pine woodland and Mediterranean shrubland. The views are amazing and we might even see the coast of Africa in the distance. We continue to the village of Caños de Meca perfect for a pitstop on its lovely beach and maybe dip your toes in the sea.
The walk continues along the beach as far as the headland at Cape Trafalgar and its iconic lighthouse.
Distance: 12,5 kilometres (7.76 miles)
Highest point: 106 metres
We start from Valdevaqueiros and its huge dune and walk through the countryside climbing towards San Bartolome mountains. On the way, we walk past one of the major Necropolis in the South west of the Iberian Peninsula used by prehistoric humans and later on by Romans for their funerals. We continue to the tiny village of Betijuelo hiking amongst cattle and start going down back to the beach across the pine forest. The beach is lined with stunning rocky cliffs and we walk along the cliffs as far as Bolonia.
Today is at leisure where you could take an optional excursion to discover the beautiful city of Cadiz with a guided tour. Approx cost €55
The longest, but most beautiful walk of the week ; we start with a walk through a cork tree forest (Alcornocales) continuing through a canyon (canuto) where the humidity and the microclimate allow for a spectacular array of tropical vegetation. As we continue, on clear days, we can see the rock of Gibraltar, coast of Africa, the cliffs of Barbate and the bay of Bolonia. A day of fantastic scenery.
Distance: 16,5 kilometres (10 miles)
Highest point: 1130 meters
Today is at leisure where you could take an optional excursion and Whale watch at Tarifa. Approx cost €60
Today we take a lovely walk along the coast to Tarifa ; we hike along pebbled beaches, passing the imposing watch tower of Guadalmesi, with the 2 pillars of Hercules, the official waterline between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean clearly visible. The walk ends in the charming resort of Tarifa with its beautiful old town and fortress.
Distance: 16 kilometres (9.5 miles)
Highest point: 240 meters
We say goodbye to Andalusia and depart to the airport for our flight home
This delightful beach front, Moorish-style hotel located on land formally owned by the Dukes of Medina Sidonia is perfectly located only a short walk to the town centre of Zahara de los Atunes. A lovely traditional base for our week of Solos walking
Facilities include a restaurant, bar, TV/reading rooms as well as an outdoor pool.
All the well-furnished rooms have a private balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, hairdryer and safe. There is free Wi-Fi available in all rooms.
The transfer time from Gibraltar Airport to the Hotel is approximately 1 hour 25 minutes, depending on weather and traffic.
Four guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Medium and you can expect to walk between 12 to 16km per day, with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain and high altitudes involved.
Below are the distances for each walk, however please bear in mind these are approximate and subject to change due to local conditions
Length approx 12.5km Altitude: 106m ascent
Length approx 15.5km Altitude: 450m ascent
Alcornocales Natural Park
Length approx 16.5km Altitude: 1130m ascent
Coastal Trail to Tarifa
Length approx 16km Altitude: 240m ascent
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive.
The weather, even in summer, is unpredictable. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.
You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % add on.
Compulsory vaccinations: None.
All clients are responsible for acquainting themselves with up to date health information of the countries being visited and where necessary take the required precautions. We recommend that you check with your doctor prior to departure as this information can change. You can also visit the travel health website for more information; Travel Health Spain
full 10-year passport is required, valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay.
A visa is not required by holders of passports endorsed “British Citizen” for stays of upto 90 days in any 180-day period.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Spain Foreign Advice
If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. Alternatively, you can apply for your Visa with our preferred partner the Travel Visa company.
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