Spain

Walking Holidays in Spain: Andalucia

In the hill country beyond the coastal resorts close to Malaga lies the small town of Competa, some 700 metres above sea level. This was the base for 51 ramblers to explore the valleys, hills and ‘white villages’ of the Sierra Almijara.

Walking Holidays in Spain: Andalucia

On the Wing through Spain

Despite the recent drought and then rain while we were there, we had some amazing sightings and I would definitely visit the region again. On our first day, in the Valle del Jerte, we walked beside extraordinary rock formations carved out by the rushing stream.

On the Wing through Spain
Ellen PortessSpain, Europe

Our Spanish Feathered Friends

Walking, wildlife and some history; the recipe for a perfect holiday for us, and we weren’t disappointed. We drove past snowy mountaintops, through the rural heart of Spain, to Plasencia and the extraordinary sight of white storks nesting in many of the chimneys.

Ellen PortessSpain, Europe
Our Spanish Feathered Friends

A Taste of Andalucia

Held in central London during another June downpour, attendees at our ‘Taste of Andalucía’ event last night were mentally whisked to the more pleasant temperatures and climate of southern Spain. With 10 different walking holidays to choose from in Andalucía, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays showcased a photo collection of the area, with lynxes, wolves and a medley of wild flowers taking centre stage.

A Taste of Andalucia

You can see Ibiza from here!

This is the crowning glory of the week! A bus journey to Valdemossa, from where we walked steeply uphill to join the ‘Archdukes Walk’. This walk may be at the very top of the grade but the scenery is more than worth the extra effort. I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.

You can see Ibiza from here!

Walking Among Wildflowers in Andorra

I have just got back from leading D+ and C+ walks with a second leader, John Phelps, in Andorra. Despite the snow preventing access to some of the higher peaks (and making some of the lower walks quite exciting in places), we completed a full week’s walking.

Walking Among Wildflowers in Andorra
Pat PoleEl Rompido, Spain, Europe

The Charms of El Rompido

Where to start describing this colourful region and the wonderful walks it offers? Every day held new surprises, with our hotel as an excellent base – our first night set the tone, with us arriving to a delicious dinner and discovering what a treat was in store for the week: a varied, plentiful buffet, and a reserved table where we could start to get to know each other.

Pat PoleEl Rompido, Spain, Europe
The Charms of El Rompido
Maggie Baldwin13950, Spain, Europe

Mairena in the Alpujarras

We were all met at Malaga airport in brilliant sunshine by David & Emma (the owners of Las Chineneas) and driven for approximately 3 hours to our destination, Mairena, high in the Alpujarras. We passed through interesting countryside with olives and almonds growing. 

Maggie Baldwin13950, Spain, Europe
Mairena in the Alpujarras

​Following the path of the Moors

Ramblers intern Kate Mellor has been walking the path of ancient history across two continents. She was following the Moorish Trail on a cultural journey that began in the 8th century; starting in Marrakesh, it leads through Morocco, across to Andalucia in Spain, and all the way up to modern Madrid. 

​Following the path of the Moors
Lynn ScrivenerSpain, Europe

Lemsford Fiesta

The fabulous fiesta ‘A Taste of Spain & her Islands’ at Lemsford Mill over the weekend 28 and 29 June,  was a brilliant success.The biggest event ever hosted by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, was housed in an elegant marquee positioned on the lawn in the midst of the Mill’s lush garden greenery.

Lynn ScrivenerSpain, Europe
Lemsford Fiesta