Moorish Villages – whitewashed hamlets and quiet sierras
Explore the beautiful valleys and sierras of the southern Costa Blanca Mountains on a 100 kilometre trek through groves of olives and almond, pinewoods and quiet limestone moorland with stays in whitewashed Mediterranean villages which, up until 400 years ago, were home to a thriving Moorish community.
Small villages dot a landscape of cultivated valleys framed by pine clad limestone sierras and blue skies, wildflowers colour the mountainsides and verges while in February the scent of almond blossom fills the air while Golden Eagles and Choughs soar overhead.
This has been our most popular trekking holiday for over a decade because these mountains have a unique and unparalleled countryside to explore and savour.
Your accommodation has been selected to fit the character of the walking holiday, hostels and small family run casas rurales where excellent local cuisine and warm Spanish hospitality are the standard. Breakfast and supper are included so you only need to buy your picnic lunches, which can be ordered from the hotels, and wine with your supper.
“We asked Erik to plan a route for us to maximise our time in this beautiful part of Spain. Our 4 night, 4 day mini trek was perfectly planned and met our brief perfectly – with a short ‘warm up’ walk the afternoon of our arrival, and an opportunity for a refreshing swim at Fonts D’Algar at the end of the trek. The walks were interesting and varied and the views fantastic. The accommodation was a real bonus – each hostal/pension was full of character and our evening meals included lots of local specialities. We stayed near Guadalest, Confrides, Castells de Castells and Tarbena. We couldn’t fit in a whole week because of work and family commitments but the route Erik planned for us allowed us to make the most of our relatively short stay. I would recommend this company and particularly the personalised route planning.”