Our auto-guided walking in Andalucia is just one of the many options on offer in this peaceful area. The Alto Genal particularly is a walker’s paradise with quiet trails and a journey of discovery; walking in the wild, experiencing crazy heights or gentle strolls. A number of National parks are located nearby, with wonderful wildlife and chilling but intriguing vestiges of the civil war.
Whilst we offer a suggested itinerary, this can be rearranged or changed to reflect your interests. More time shopping in busy nearby Ronda if you like!
7-Day Walking Auto-guided Holiday
Hotel Los Castanos has designed a 7-day walking holiday which includes some wonderful routes through quiet chestnut forests and over the top of limestone karst. Meals and wine are included in the holiday.
The GR141 which harks back to the Romantic Andalucia days in the 19th century when travellers from Gibraltar came inland and ventured through the bandito-laden mountains to Ronda. Details on this page.
Guide to walking the Genal Valley
And then for walkers there is this incredibly detailed guide that some guests of ours have created and shared with us. It is truly amazing and applaud their attention to detail. Check it out!
There are also paleolithic caves to excite and mystify you, attempting to answer the age-old question of why humans went to such lengths to make marks and pictures on remote, hard to access cave walls. It is intriguing.
Extreme Mountain Biking Trails
We have also developed an impressive set of three extreme mountain biking routes for the intrepid. Details here!
Walking & Bird Watching in Andalucia
Birding is big in this area. We are on the migration route from north to south and back again in March and October. We have four species of eagles and Griffons vulures flying above the rooftop terrace and too many LBJs to mention! We also have an incredible expert who will take you out for the day and reveal fascinating ornithological, botanical and even cultural insights. Peter Jones. Contact him here.