Participants: 4-8 person (Open tour)
Languages: German, French, Spanish
Booking option: Booking on fixed rate
Winter temperatures between 15 -20Cº and the sun of the only European semi-desert invite you to take a break from the dark Central European winter.
The Natural Park Cabo de Gata- Nijar in the east of Andalusia extends over an area of 45,000ha of an African-like coastal mountain landscape of volcanic origin with peaks up to 500m high. Bizarre cliffs and hidden small bays that can only be reached on foot or by boat are waiting to be discovered.
Protected as a biosphere reserve, coastal nature park and geopark, Cabo de Gata-Nijar has remained largely untouched by the development of the last 30 years, which has destroyed many a coastal strip on the Mediterranean. Due to the warm semi-desert climate, the vegetation phases shift to autumn to spring. You walk in fresh, tender green, which emerges "shyly" in the protection of rocks and wadi basins. In the middle of the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, you will stay in the quiet beach village of San José on the Costa de Almería and explore the cliffs, cliffs and hidden coves with inviting beaches that you will reach on paths through wadis with interesting ecosystems and over the coastal mountains. As you stroll through the old towns of Granada, Almeria and Malaga, you'll discover Andalusian cities and their cultural highlights, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Alhambra of Granada.
Our 8-11 or 15 day programs are for transfers to and from Malaga airport, changes on request :
Arrival: Sunday before 15:00h
Return:Sunday or Wednesday
Visit the Alhambra and Granada to kick off the trip and Malaga with the Picasso House to end it. In between, enjoy the sun, light and beaches of the coastal nature park of Cabo de Gata.
Culture: Granada, Malaga
Relax: Natural Park Cabo de Gata
(Meals: F=breakfast; M=lunch; PN=pick nick; A=dinner)
Day 1: Arrival
After your arrival in Malaga, we will drive approx. 1:30h to Granada to our centrally located hotel.
We take advantage of the late afternoon to roam the Albaizin's Arabic-style neighborhoods and, in the evening light, enjoy the views from San Nicolas Square over the Alhambra and the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada. For dinner, we stop at a typical tapas bar to sample a variety of the region's specialties.
Drive approximately 1:30h.; Overnight Hotel Macía Gran Vía for 1 night; (A)
Day 2: Granada and the Alhambra
The morning is exclusively dedicated to the cultural highlight of Andalusia, the Alhambra. Along with the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, the castle and palace city of the Alhambra is the most impressive legacy of over 800 years of Muslim rule of what was then known as "Al-Andalus", and its oriental, dollhouse-like decoration is reminiscent of the stories of 1001 Nights.
In the afternoon, we complete the city tour in the old town of Granada before continuing to San José in the natural park of Cabo de Gata for the evening, which is our location for the following 5 nights.
In San José you will stay at the "Hotel Agades", a small family run hotel about 300m from the beach, the hotel is family run and all rooms have en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV and heating/cooling via individual air-conditioning units.
The beach town of San José is centrally located in the coastal nature park of Cabo de Gata and is the ideal base for all excursions and walks in the region. The town has a small sports and fishing harbour, banks, shopping facilities, restaurants, bars and pubs as well as a tourist information office.
Drive approx. 2h.; Overnight Hotel Agades for 5 nights; (F;M;A)
Days 3 to 6:
Relax, - Enjoy the sun, nature and beaches of Cabo de Gata Natural Park.
Day 7: Malaga (The last two days are the same in all programs)
You arrive in Malaga in the late morning and have the whole day to explore the lively center of the city. Our hotel is close to the Cathedral and the Picasso Museum, we recommend to use the afternoon to visit the Picasso Museum or the birthplace of Picasso, where the Picasso Foundation exhibits various collections.
(B) Overnight in the center of Malaga, Hotel Carlos V
Day 8: Transfer to the airport
Dates amp; Prices:
3. From the South - Culture and Relax
Dates on request for groups of 4 people or more
Per person in double room: 560,--€
Single room: 110,--€
Travel insurance, missing meals and drinks, tips (at own discretion), individual excursions and sightseeing.optional * Single supplement: 110,--€.
Please choose a date in the calendar and make a request.