Escaping the cold and looking for the Mediterranean sea, its´ light and nature, we´ll visit two areas of Andalusia where the good weather, gastronomy and a superb network of trails make it a must for any hiking lover.
First we will go to the province of Malaga, where in its eastern regions we´ll visit Axarquía, a mid-mountain Andalusian paradise. Pretty villages and stunning scenery accompany our tour through trails and mountains in this original and varied destination.
In the second part of the trip our base camp will be Cabo de Gata in Almeria, where we will find the contrasts of sea and semi-desert landscape with temperatures that allow pleasant hiking days on the shore of the Mediterranean sea.
We will explore some of the most outstanding trails of the network of trails in the Natural Park Cabo de Gata-Nijar, combining several when possible to make loops. We will be extremely careful with plant protection and the landscape in general, at this particularly sensitive and unique ecosystem in Europe.
Cabo de Gata is a unique enclave in the Iberian Peninsula. It contains in its surrounding area one of the most deserted volcanic landscapes of Europe, contrasting however with a rich flora and vegetation highlighting "Pita", which is the flower of the agaves. The prickly pears and palmettos also stand out. Land of contrasts, hidden coves, clear waters; the uniqueness of its natural building and the seabed of the coast are taken care of by Natural Park Cabo de Gata-Nijar. A depopulated and desert inland accompanied by a tormented coast, dotted with countless beautiful bays, allow for combining tours of striking originality in Europe, walking or cycling. The village of San José, of great beauty, is the center and base of operations for visiting the area.
The "Sierras de Tejera, Almijara and Alhama" Natural Park which borders the provinces of Malaga and Granada, is part of the diffuse mountain ranges, mountain ridges and high mountains that form the Cordillera Penibética. It corresponds to the foothills of the chain and presents the last peaks above 2,000 meters before fading in the Subbética mountains. These are mountains inhabited since ancient times, with a land that invites to hike and enjoy a Mediterranean climate. The region where it is located, Axarquía, also contains historical and landscape importance that amply justify its reputation in Europe as a destination for well-known active tourism. Torrox or Frigiliana, are small samples of the interesting villages in the area that are interesting to explore and enjoy calmly.
It is important to carry a very light backpack to walk comfortably, so it is recommended to carry only light and essential gear.
Aside from the regular travel trip dates, we are flexible to reconsider new dates if those are more convenient to the client’s leisure plans. Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any different dates in mind.
Time and meeting point
One week prior to the trip departure date, an email will be sent to each participant to give away the meeting point and time along with the guide contact information. At this point any information considered essential to the trip organization will be shared.
Plane tickets (if applicable)
If case you wish us to handle you plane ticket, please contact us with airport arrival and departure details and number of needed luggage. Before issuing any ticket, Price and details Will be send to the client for its approval.
Muntania fee for plane ticket management is 20€ per person.
If, otherwise, you handle your plane tickets, please coordinate with us before hand to check on arrival and departure information.
Please take into consideration getting with you on your carry-on luggage some set of clothing in case of checked luggage lose.
Living expenses in Nerja
You can either cook in the kitchen available at the apartment or going out to taste the typical food in a local restaurant.
Possibility of doing only the first part of the trip (Malaga area) or the second part (Cabo de Gata). Inquire with Muntania.
This activity includes a basic insurance policy; however, we highly recommend to add, for wider coverage, an extra specific travel policy. This extra policy can be contracted exclusively for the activity dates or annually (flexible starting coverage date), covering not just Muntania Outdoors trips but any other sport activity you may carry out throughout the year.
Extra insurance coverage with cancellation option, will allow you or a family member, in case of incident, to get back the total paid amount (or a percentage if you are already travelling) either for plane tickets or any trip service you might have hired. Moreover, through this coverage home return expenses will be taken care of.
Intermundial insurance company is our supplier for extra coverage insurances; thanks to the signed agreement between parties, Muntania gets to offer lower prices than handling directly with them. The travel insurance with cancellation option offered by Muntania will covered up to 900€ for national trips and 2000€ for abroad travel. In case your total trip cost is higher than the given coverage limit, an extension is always possible (please consult).