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Holidays in Andalucia, Spain

Andalusia is one of our favourite holiday destinations in Europe, crammed full of everything we love to do on holiday, dominated by a slow-pace and eco vibe. There are two breathtaking National Parks in the region, meaning you are never short of activities and adventure. The Donana Natural Park, home to flamingos and vast grasslands, is only available if you book through a guide, whilst the Sierra Nevada is open to anyone willing to leave their vehicle behind and explore on foot, bike or horseback. Sadly some of the Costa del Sol has been tainted by development but there are still plenty of beaches, like Axarquia, that are blissfully untouched.

Alongside outdoor activities, Andalusia has heaps of culture on offer. The urban centers of Seville, Cordoba and Malaga all have beautiful old towns and classic Spanish squares to wander through. At night the cities and towns of Andulucia come alive with tapas bars and fiestas and the region is home to a number of local festivals throughout the summer.  For a relaxed cultural excursion Ronda’s Moorish architecture is a must, as is the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Grenada. 

Traditional weaving in the Alpujarras

Walking in Spain - Rural Life in the Alpujarras

Self-guided, single-centre walking holiday through the Sierra Nevada with scenic, varied walks along ancient paths linking other traditional villages, eating local food, you will gain a real insight into this alluring corner of southern Spain
From £275

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Great Escapes Tarifa Costa de la Luz Andalucia Spain

Self-catering chalets with outdoor terraces & garden area. Within walking distance to golden beaches with views across the Atlantic to Morocco. Plan your BBQ, relax by the pool, lounge in the hammocks in beautiful grounds surrounded by natural park.
5 rooms (one per chalet)

Low season 395 euros; Mid season 495 euros ; High season 595 euros per week minimum stay for a chalet for one couple.

The Green Mountain Yurt views

The Green Mountain Yurt, Alpujarras, Spain

A charming yurt on a sheltered mountain site within easy walking distance to the village, with comforts galore. Perfect base for hiking. Enjoy a private space, own self-catering outdoor kitchen & eco bathroom; indulge yourself in a beautiful garden.
1 double yurt, plus addtional tent available if required

€60 per night or €385 per week

The Rooftop Terrace for lounging and viewing the amazing mountain vistas

Los Castaños, Cartajima, Andalucia, Spain

An undiscovered pristine valley, 17 km from busy Ronda, offering amazing hiking and simple luxury (nothing boring or corporate). Enjoy local Ronda wines and excellent home cooked food where everything is made from scratch even the preserved lemons!
6 twins/doubles

110 euros - 120 euros

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Almond blossom in an Alpujarran Village

Walking in Spain - Life in an Alpujarran Village

Self-Guided Walking to Experience Life in an Alpujarran Village is an opportunity to take scenic, varied walks along ancient paths linking other traditional villages, seeing local farming practices and seasonal food preparation.

From £595

7 nights
Various departures from September-May
Sierra Nevada Views with Sherpa Expeditions self-guided walking holidays

Hiking in Hidden Andalucia | 8 Days

Discover the mountains & valleys of the Alpujarras by walking the beautiful southern fringes of the Sierra Nevada and following the ancient byways of rural Spain, at your own pace during this fantastic trip offered by Sherpa Expeditions.

From £750pp based on twin sharing

8 Days
Daily departures from April to November
Andalucia church, Spain

Contrasts of Andalucia Cycling, Spain

Self-guided cycling at your own speed through Andalucia in Spain, hotel-to-hotel, travelling through a delightful mix of coast, rolling hills, along Roman roads and greenways and staying in characterful hotels in this bird spotters paradise.

From £847 per person

8 days 7 nights
Daily departures from September to December
Walking in Spain

Walking in Andalucia, Spain

This exceptional week long adventure takes in some of the most unspoilt and remote landscapes of this hidden corner of Andalucia. Basing ourselves amidst the lovely whitewashed ambience of Canillas de Albaida, on the edge of the glorious vistas.

From £455 (tour only)

7 days
various departures year around
Tarifa

Costa de la Luz walking in Andalucia, Spain

Explore the long sandy beaches and Moorish towns of Spain's southernmost reaches. Witness spectacular scenery with views to Africa on this leisurely self-guided, two-centre walking holiday with fabulous bird spotting opportunities.

From £635 per person, based on two people sharing

7 nights, 8 days
Various departures from September to May
Making Paint and creating a painting at Los Gazquez

Art + Ecology Holiday, Andalucia, Spain

Cortijada Los Gázquez is an eco-retreat for the creatively minded. We run creative courses which tailor your experience of the environment in a way which allows you to maximise your understanding and creative response...

From 314 euros per person

7 days
Saturday to Saturday two weeks out of each month e.g 24th-31st July plus short breaks and tailor made creative courses.
Setenil de las bodegas in Historic Andalucia, Spain

A Week in Historic Andalucia, Spain

Cortijo Rosario, in an area rich in Moorish history, is our base to explore Seville and Cordoba to the dramatic hill town of Ronda and the 'white villages' of Andalucia, there is a wealth of culture and local food and folklore to indulge in.

From £939.00 GBP

8 days
Various Saturday departures all year around
Walking the Valleys & High Slopes of Las Alpujarras, Spain

Walking in Spain - Valleys & High Slopes of Las Alpujarras

Self-guided walking through the valleys & high slopes of Las Alpujarras, Spain takes a route following the trans-European long-distance GR7 path from Athens to Tarifa, in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada and along the cavernous Poqueira Gorge

From £915

10 nights
Various departures from April to October
Walking holiday in Andalucia

Discover the Highlands of Spain

Andalucía offers a quintessential Spanish experience. This 15-day trip reaches the true spirit of Al Andalus and the unique cultural heritage found in Seville, Córdoba and Granada. >> Free Gift: mention Greentraveller when booking: Explore Moleskin

From £1329 tour only

14 days
various departures: Saturdays from May to October
Paella. Yum.

Best of Spain

Explore cultured Madrid, experience a fiery flamenco performance in Seville, wander among Gaudi's handiwork in Barcelona - this Spanish adventure is as colourful and diverse as the land itself.

£1960 (maximum group size 12)

15 days
Various Saturday departures March to November
Cycling holiday along Andalusian coast, Southern Spain

Trans Andaluz Mountain Bike Holiday, Spain

This journey will take you through two UNESCO biosphere reserves, four natural parks, past the highest peaks in western Andalucia, alongside rivers , through olive groves, pine and oak forests, to finish at the white sands of the Costa de la Luz.

from £1070 (twin share basis)

8 days
Various departures in the autumn and spring
Walking in The Valleys of Las Alpujarras

Walking in Spain - The Valleys of Las Alpujarras

Self-guided walking in The Valleys of Las Alpujarras through timeless landscapes following parts of the trans-European long-distance GR7 path from Athens to Tarifa in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains staying in Andalucian traditional inns

From £620pp (based on two people sharing)

7 nights
1 April-30 June & 1 September-31 October 2016; start any day
Quiet paths for cycling, Spain

Jerez to Cadiz cycling, Spain

This self guided, hotel to hotel cycling holiday is a delightful mix of coastal routes, rolling hills, Roman roads and greenways. Staying in traditional Pueblos Blancos in the heart of the Spanish sherry region with great birdwatching along the way.

From £908 tour only Quote GT1234 when you book and receive a free bottle of champagne per booking!

7 nights
Departs daily all year around
Traditional weaving in the Alpujarras

Walking in Spain - Rural Life in the Alpujarras

Self-guided, single-centre walking holiday through the Sierra Nevada with scenic, varied walks along ancient paths linking other traditional villages, eating local food, you will gain a real insight into this alluring corner of southern Spain

From £275

3 days
Various departures from September to May
Walking in Andalucia, Spain

Walking in Andalucia, Spain

Near Algamitas, Cortijo Rosario with views over Seville, Cadiz and Malaga is a renovated farmhouse in an agricultural community. Our walks take us through hills, white villages, olive groves and the granite peaks of Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.

From £879.00 GBP

8 days
Various Saturday departures all year around
Church on the Andalucian Trails, Spain

Andalucian Trails - Centre Based walking holiday in Spain

This guided walking holiday in the Alpujarras of Andalucia in the Sierra Nevada. The stunning 800-year-old restored villa in the whitewashed village of Mairena makes the perfect place to explore this beautiful part of Spain.

£645

8 Days
Various departures in spring and summer
White villages in Andalucia, Montejaque, Spain

Self-Catering in Spain - Andalucian Cottages, Montejaque

Explore the region’s famous white towns on rewarding walking in rugged mountains staying at modern and traditional village houses in the heart of Andalucia enjoying the local food as you self-cater int hess splendid apartments.

From £530 per property based on a party of two

7 nights, 8 days
Various departures from March-November