Walkers will be delighted by this eight-night, seven-day scenic route which takes in spectacular and varied landscapes, starting in the cultural hub of Malaga, the coastal city which has reinvented itself as much more than the Costa del Sol’s capital. The route takes you past vineyards, oak forests, olive and almond groves, over mountains and through verdant valleys, following mule tracks and footpaths, into deepest rural Andalucia.
The hiking ranges from easy to challenging, but above all, on quiet roads: you will be unlikely to meet other walkers on these little-trod paths. An extraordinary opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of southern Spain in spring, when warm days, with trees and flowers in full bloom, offer perfect hiking conditions.
Accommodation, over eight nights, is in simple farmhouses in small provincial towns and villages, with delicious Andalucian meals using fresh local produce, allowing walkers to rest and refuel in comfort before the next day’s stage. In the two cities, guests stay in stylish boutique hotels.
Besides the breathtaking and varied landscapes, the route takes walkers past Roman, Jewish and Mozarabe (Islamic-era Christian) remains, celebrating the cultural richness of Andalucia’s past, and its religious tolerance which saw Jewish, Muslim and Christian inhabitants of the region live together happily until the 15th century.
• Camino Mozarabe, eight-nights, seven-days. Starts in Malaga, finishes in Cordoba
• Included: All accommodation (bed and breakfast), walking guide, support vehicle/luggage transfer, local guides and visits in Malaga and Cordoba, entrance tickets, preparatory material, logistical support, welcome dinner, farewell dinner and 2 dinners during the walking stages, snacks and water for walking days.
• Total distance covered: 100km, with daily stages between 10 and 20km.
• Level of Difficulty: moderate
For more information about dates of the Camino Mozarabe call (+ 34 650 73 31 16) or email Manni Coe at email@example.com
TOMA & COE is a boutique travel consultant based in Andalucia, which was founded by adoptive Andalucian Manni Coe in 2011, who is passionate about showing clients “The Spain you Never Knew”. TOMA & COE has 17 years of travel guiding experience in Spain and prepares each bespoke itinerary individually, always designing every detail to fit the specific client.