Walking Spain's Sierra de Aracena

7 Nights in Spain
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Half Board

What can you expect

Corteconcepcion

Traditional “Pueblo Blanco” white village

Peña de Arias Montañas

Dramatic rocky outcrop, the church and belfry

Castaño del Robledo

Traditional village dating back to the 16th century

Almonaster La Real

One of the quaintest white villages in the Sierra

About the trip

Join us on a fantastic week of walking discovery, exploring one of Spain’s most beautiful and unspoilt mountain regions. The Sierra Aracena spanning Northern Andalucia, is a land of gorgeous woodland, picturesque white villages, rolling hillsides and crystal-clear streams. Our four hand-picked selected walks will certainly give you a wonderful experience hiking around this delightful area of Spain.

Grade : Medium

What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for sole use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Half Board: Breakfast (continental/traditional Spanish) and 3 course evening meal (The evening meals will be either individual choice from set menu or set traditional sharing platters Spanish style), complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink (evening meal taken at nearby traditional restaurant)
  • 4 x guided walks with professional guide
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Spain
  • Aracena - Corteconcepcion-Aracena
  • Aracena-Linares de la Sierra- Alajar
  • Day At Leisure
  • Santa Ana La Real - Riscos de Levante
  • Day At Leisure
  • Almonaster La Real
  • Departure Day

What’s Extra

  • Lunches Items for lunch can be bought from the local supermarket or alternatively Picnic lunches can be arranged and purchased for the day approx. €10.00
  • Insurance, see here

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrive in Spain

Arrive at Seville Airport. Transfer to our rustic traditional accommodation in the centre of Aracena village where we have our welcome drink and enjoy our first evening meal at a nearby restaurant.
Transfer time 1hr 30 mins approx. (depending on traffic and road conditions)

  • Dinner
DAY 2

Aracena - Corteconcepcion-Aracena

The first of this week’s walks is a lovely circular route starting and ending at our hotel in Aracena. The route gives us an introduction to walking around the beautiful Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche region. We walk along traditional paths originally navigated by mule drivers and smugglers, through the gently rolling countryside before we descend on rural pathways to the delightful village of Corteconcepcion.

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DAY 3

Aracena-Linares de la Sierra- Alajar

After breakfast we start today’s walk from our hotel where our route takes us through the picturesque countryside with its variety of orchards, oak forests and Mediterranean shrublands to one of the smallest white villages in the Sierra, Linares de la Sierra dating from the Moorish period. Interestingly the name of the village stems from the local linen industry. We then leave this traditional village and make our way to the Alajar region with its many small villages where traditional farming and ways of living still exist today. Our route takes us upwards where we will see Olive trees and as we ascend further, they are replaced by Chestnut forests.

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DAY 4

Day At Leisure

Take a well-earned rest in this lovely village or perhaps take advantage of an excursion. Why not visit Seville and explore this historical and beautiful capital of Andalucia (private transfer without guide): 40 € / pers. (approx. payable locally)

  • Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 5

Santa Ana La Real - Riscos de Levante

After breakfast, we take our coach to the delightful, small village of Santa Ana La Real with its traditional white houses and cobbled streets. This is where we commence todays walk. We take the Risco de Levante trail where we will enjoy the cork oaks, riverbank forests and experience some of the best views across to the Sierras southern slopes. Along the way, we pass the remains of the Lime Kilns that existed years ago where quicklime was used to plaster the white village buildings.

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DAY 6

Day At Leisure

Take a well-earned rest in this lovely village or perhaps take further advantage of an excursion. Perhaps visit the Cave of the Wonders, the Ham museum and the Castle of Aracena: 15 € (approx. payable locally)

  • Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 7

Almonaster La Real

This morning, our last day, we take the coach to Almonaster La Real, one of the quaintest white villages in the Sierra. Today is a hike of discovery around the beautiful area surrounding Almonster La Real. We take a walk through this lovely village and visit the magnificent hilltop mosque dating from the 10th century offering stunning views over the village and surrounding valleys. There are many hill-top fortifications around this area such as the castles of Cortegana and Aroche originating back to the border conflicts between Spain and Portugal.

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DAY 8

Departure Day

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to the airport for our flight home

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

Los Castanos Hotel 2*

The Los Castanos Hotel is a centrally located traditional two-star hotel in the beautiful town of Aracena. The hotels Andalusian style and design is typical of the region and is perfect to experience the real Andalucia and a great base for our walks and hikes around this beautiful area of Northern Andalucia.

Facilities Include

Facilities include cafe/bar, reception, cosy lounge area, free Wi-Fi throughout

Room Includes

The traditional simple style rooms include twin/double bed, private bathroom, Wi-Fi, TV, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January 15 °C 6 °C
February 17 °C 7 °C
March 20 °C 9 °C
April 24 °C 11 °C
May 27 °C 13 °C
June 32 °C 17 °C
July - August 36 °C 20 °C
September 32 °C 18 °C
October 26 °C 14 °C
November 20 °C 10 °C
December 16 °C 7 °C

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