Aracena Hills walking vacation in Andalucia, Spain

“A tailor made walking vacation itinerary for a week, through Andalucia’s Aracena Hills. No car needed. Just pack your boots and head for Seville. The rest is a walk in the park. ”


Seville | Sierra de Aracena | Six days of Andalucia walking | Special tasting menu meals | Cork oak forests | River valleys | Locally owned guesthouses | Bag transfers while you walk |

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Departure information

This self-guided inn to inn departs any day to suit you between March to June and September to November, expect Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

A genuinely untouched corner of Andalucia, an area so little known that you see a way of life long forgotten elsewhere. Total peace and quiet in rural villages.

The route is exclusive to us. Our guides meet you, drive you to the hills and run through your vacation with you. They are there to support you in case of need at any time during your stay. You will learn about the area, the people and the environment with your guides. The walking trails which you will follow help to protect the traditional dehesa landscape, characterised by cork and holm oaks scattered across meadows grazed by free-range Ibérico pigs.

The Impacts of this Trip

You get to see and interact with the local community as you are staying in the smallest of villages, which see few visitors, local or from overseas. All hotels and restaurants are locally owned, so your vacation makes a direct difference to all of our partners.


1 Reviews of Aracena Hills walking vacation in Andalucia, Spain

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 01 Jun 2010 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

This is the definition of an uncrowded walking vacation through peaceful fields, tracks, and ancient villages. The cork oaks, olives, and chestnut trees are unique to this area and were even more sensual in person than in the photos that inspired my trip. Ancient cobbled paths and churches or castles from the 12th and 13th centuries were culturally fascinating. And the people are most friendly and good hearted--one of my favorite hiking trips ever. I would love to return in the fall to see the harvests and foliage changes.

Also, Lucy and Angel at the accommodation (our local hosts and contact) were absolutely a blast, great cooks, very welcoming and helpful. They have created a lovely restful place there where I could see spending a month!!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Bring a compass, and get better hiking notes than those provided. Travelers checks are useless, and ATMs are everywhere, even in the tiny whitewashed villages! A little spanish goes a long way here and is needed in the small towns.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Benefitted local people, yes. Minimized impact yes, although having the bags delivered to each hotel seems a lot of petrol wasted when the same person drives out from the base hotel each day to deliver them. Why not have a local means of transport from each hotel to the next?

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent, but a bit frustrating in always trying to decipher the walking notes even with the better map provided by our fantastic local host, Lucy. The route is varied and the hiking distances are very achievable with several hours to spare before dinner each night.

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