The Arcos Camino
The walking journey starts at Arcos and finishes 6 days later at Almuña. We walk in massive limestone sierra and open farmland lunching with a local family en route to the remote village of Algar. We team up with Roque and his mules who accompany us through dramatic sandstone country alongside gushing streams choked with rhododendrons and arbutus into the interior of a forest of huge cork oaks, out of sight and sound of modern life.
This holiday can be extended by another 7 days by joining the Escorted Tour of Andalucia with Hughie from the 15th - 22nd May.
"The back up comes from a small army of Andalucians. They drive ahead to prepare and layout picnics in the shade of cork trees – quails, quinces, rugs, cushions, mares’ tail clouds in a pure blue sky, wake me at four." - Stephen McClarence - Yorkshire Post
For a detailed itinerary please click here.
The Arcos Camino Departure Dates & Prices
8th-15th May 2013
€1,950 per person sharing
Single room supplement: €350
The prices include 7 nights full board, wine with lunch and dinner, services of English speaking and local guides, airport transfers and transport throughout the week and entrance fees as specified. Flights not included.
Arrival and Departure Airport: Málaga
Accommodation en route: The first 2 nights are at an 18th century fortified olive mill converted into a splendid residence. 2 nights in a simple but comfortable Village hotel at Algar and the final 3 nights at Almuña.
Walking Grade: 2
Overall walking distance: 50 miles
Longest walking day: 12 miles
Going under foot: Mainly good but muddy in parts if wet, some pitted fields and a rocky downhill section on day 2
Option to walk less: Yes, there are plenty of options to walk shorter distances