Sierra Circuit 6 nights
Through our contact with other hotels and restaurants in the area we can also offer you a couple of different walking packages that takes you hassle free around the park, staying at different hotels, with luggage transfers, restaurant recommendations for the evening and information on where to buy provisions for lunch should you prefer not to book full board. Taxi transfer from Seville can also be booked through us.
Our first Itinerant walking holiday starts and finishes in Alájar walking around the park in a clockwise direction The character of the villages has changed little over the centuries, their history reflected in their architecture and the landscape surrounding them. You walk along Roman cobbled tracks, glimpsing abandoned watermills and ancient hill forts left by the Moors. You will see villagers working their on small allotments, hear the ringing of goat bells among the oaks and chestnuts, and the bubbling of the many streams and springs which abound in these hills. Many of these tracks are longside the ancient arabian water system “acequia” and were frequently used during the Spanish Civil War and after to smuggle goods into Spain from Portugal.
Herds of the black Iberian pig grazing among the groves of cork and holm (Quercus Suber and Ilex) oak are a common sight, where in autumn they feast on the falling acorns. The area is rich in visible bird life with an important population of black vultures. Other birds of prey are common and include the Golden, Short-toed and Bonelli’s eagles. You can see stork’s nests on almost every village church as well as the endangered black stork, and as you wander along the streams, sightings of heron and egrets are common.
Night 3: Almonaster
Night 4: Galaroza
Night 5: Fuenteheridos
Price for a 7 day/ 6 night tour: 315€ per person at La Posada de Alájar and 360€ per person at La Posada de San Marcos based on 2 people sharing ensuite facilities. Discount available for 3 or 4 people
Prices included 6 nights B&B, full walking notes either in written or photographic format with corresponding maps, meet and greet session over a glass of wine to run through the week with you, luggage transfer to each hotel with the possibility of car transfer with your luggage to your next destination if you feel like opting for a day, and emergency/ back up support. Average distance for the walks are 12 – 15 km.
Picnic lunches and evening meals can be booked at all the hotels with prior notice.
Taxi transfer from Sevilla and back:
130€ each way for up to four people. Book through us and pay taxi directly if you would prefer not to hire a car. Public transport is also feasible; information on request.