Self-guided walking in the Genal Valley
If you would like to walk in the Serranía de Ronda, but don't wish to join a guided group, here is the ideal solution... a week's walking between the picturesque white villages of the Genal valley, with an information pack containing all you need to find your way as well as a host of interesting facts about the region... and with your luggage moved for you! Suitable for groups of 2-10 persons.
Self-guided walking - relaxed
Ideal for families with children during the summer holidays, or any group preferring easier paced walking.
ONE WEEK Activities: 5 walks of 4h-5h30 (GV level)/ 3h-4h30 (relaxed level); visit to Ronda. No technical difficulty; on (sometimes steep) paths. The itineraries are waymarked as well as being comprehensively described in our free information pack.
FULL BOARD EXCEPT 1 LUNCH in rooms for 2 in delightful rural hotels in the villages of Benarrabá (2 nights) and Jubrique (5). Please note that drinks are not included with the dinners at Benarrabá. Free of charge: transport of your luggage between the hotels; return transfers Málaga-Jubrique and Jubrique-Ronda; other transfers as necessary; entry to the Jubrique and Benarrabá open-air swimming pools in summer.
PRICE per person group of 2-3: 745 euros; group of 4-10: 695 euros; single +145 euros
2019 most weeks, Sunday-Sunday, between 10 February and 8 December.
RENDEZVOUS Málaga, in the afternoon - choose a flight arriving before 15.30.
DISPERSAL Málaga, in the morning - choose a flight departing after 12.30.
Location of these programmes:
SUNDAY: Transfer from Málaga to Jubrique. First three nights at Jubrique.
MONDAY: The woods and the 'rockeries' of the rare rock peridotite, in the upper Monarda. Picnic. GV level: 5h30, +700m; relaxed level: 4h30, +450m.
TUESDAY: Excursion to Ronda, which you explore with our historical topo-guide. Tapas lunch and return to Jubrique.
WEDNESDAY: Morning walk to Genalguacil, renowned for its street sculptures, and descent to the river Genal (bathing possible). Picnic. By the metal walkways along the Genal to the Venta de San Juan and car transfer to Benarrabá (2 nights). Both levels: 4h-4h30 (plus the visit to Genalguacil), +300m.
THURSDAY: Alternatives: circular short walk around Benarrabá (SL, 2h, +200m) and free time; or bus (2 euros) to Gaucín and walk (GR, 3h30, +350m) back to Benarrabá (or both walks). The lunch is not included on this day.
FRIDAY: Along the mule paths of the higher slopes of the west side of the Genal valley: superb views and the village of Algatocín (lunch). Arrival at Benalauría (relaxed level) or the Venta de San Juan (GV level) and car transfer to Jubrique. GV level: 5h30, +500m/750m; relaxed level: 4h, +500m/400m. Last two nights at Jubrique.
SATURDAY: The chestnut groves of Los Hoyones. Panoramic views of the Genal valley and its white villages. Picnic. GV level: 4h30, +400m; relaxed level: 3h30, +400m.
SUNDAY: Transfer to Málaga.
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