Walking vacations respect the environment with a low carbon footprint, we strive to reduce our carbon footprint and atmospheric contanimation by reducing transfers to a minimum, using fuel efficient vehicles and recycling all plastic, glass, paper and cooking oil.
Water is a scarce resource and so to reduce water consumption so we have a shower head installed as well as double plunger toilet cisterns to reduce consumption.
Fire is a serious problem for Mediterranean ecosystems so we observe all regulations on fire safety and request or guests not to light fires anywhere in the countryside.
By staying in small rural communites you are directly supporting the community, it is very difficult to earn a living in these mountain villages and rural depopulation is a serious problem that leads to the abandonment of farm land and increasing forest fires.
We use local shops and services to help maintain local businesses and your presence will also contribute to sustain the rural economy and local business.
Should you wish to buy souvenirs we suggest you buy something from the village such as olive oil, almonds or locally produced spicy sausages. This provides direct benefits to the community and to the environment by supporting those that care for the land.
Reviews of Walking vacation in Alicante
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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 27 Feb 2016 by Sally James
Superb!...Instantly relaxing as Erik met us and all organisation was taken care off. He is so friendly, relaxed and reliable that you immediately relax and enjoy the vacation.Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Feb 2015 by pauline hamilton
Brilliant vacation and would definitely return to complete the rest of the walks.
The whole experience of being in such a wonderful place to walk, with varying and spectacular views daily. Very peaceful Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Nov 2015 by Jenny Dunlop
Most memorable was the lovely walks and the lovely weather. We enjoyed the house where we lived - As Tunel - spacious for 2 people.Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Mar 2015 by Ian Cleland
Absolutely first class. Amazing walks, charming village to stay in (Tarbena), very comfortable and well equipped apartment.
If you are a keen walker you simply could not fail to feel exhilarated and delighted by the combination of scenery, village, transport and accommodation.Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Mar 2014 by Penny Whitford
The most memorable part of the vacation was really being able to immerse ourselves in what felt like real Spain amongst the most charming of people who spoke no English but understood the meaning of hospitality.Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Feb 2014 by Gabrielle Lorenz
A lovely week, the walking was great, the views fantastic and it was very relaxing.Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Oct 2012 by Jude Nash
The most memorable part of the vacation was enjoying a well deserved glass of wine after a lovely days walk in the sunshine, whilst admiring an unspoilt view of the mountains around Confrides.
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Reviewed on 13 Jun 2011 by Helen Burke
The winding trail to El Castellet and the views from it, the wildflowers and the local hospitality were the most memorable parts....Most enjoyable.
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Reviewed on 08 May 2011 by Jennifer Scarff
I wanted this vacation in order to getaway from things for a while and get some peace and quiet - I certainly got this. We have had a nice time and my walking muscles are very toned. The friendliness of the people who ran the various places where we stayed each night was without fault.
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Reviewed on 06 Mar 2011 by Gabrielle Lorenz
Most memorable were walks in stunning countryside bathed in bright sunshine with fantastic views of steeply terraced mountains to the blue sea, almond trees with their pink blossom, olive groves and orange trees heavy with fruit.Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Jun 2009 by Kate MacAulay
We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the walks immensely. We were given fresh cherries picked from the tree and almonds from the area as nibbles for our walk. Packed lunches were a highlight of each day - wondering what we would have!Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Jun 2009 by Donal Lawton
The most remarkable aspect was that just one hour's drive from crowded Benidorm you can trek beautiful countryside without a tourist in site. Being able to see the ordinary lives of the local farmers, harvesting their fruit etc. and staying in villages that seem to stand still in time, was great.Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Dec 2008 by Gayle Sutherland
Most memorable? Walking in the hills and mountains on footpaths empty of other people, fabulous views - esp down into the Guadalest Valley. Excellent regional food aplenty, particular star was the Bennimantel restaurant.Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Nov 2007 by Doug Brown
The highlight was the climb to the pass to Castell de Castell. The scenery was beautiful the whole way.Read full review
Reviewed on 31 May 2007 by Irmgarde Horsley
The most memorable part was the wonderful walks with varied scenery and terrain. Erik was kindness itself and quickly assessed our modest ability and tailored the walks appropriately, while providing options. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this vacation--all so very memorableRead full review
Reviewed on 19 Feb 2006 by Carol Ni Chormaic
We really enjoyed the vacation- would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys walking. We are looking forward to going back!
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