The Posada del Castaño has for several years provided top quality walking itineraries for Ramblers groups, UK tour operators, walking clubs and groups of friends.

 

Click here to see sample itineraries with costs. NB. itineraries and costs vary with respect to arrival airport, included meals, etc

Sample 6 day group itinerary - average 14km/day

Sample 8 day group itinerary - average 19km/day

Sample 8 day group itinerary - average 12 km/day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experience: Drawing on years of experience in designing walking and activity-based tours for the UK adventure travel market we feel we are well placed to offer you the best group walking experience at the most affordable prices. Our itineraries are tailored to meet the needs and abilities of each group and we offer a sliding scale of costs to reflect the varying number of potential participants. The bigger the group, the lower the price for each individual.

 

Walks: Most trails are rated easy to moderate but all walks can be adapted in length to suit the wishes and abilities of your group. Whether you prefer leisurely rambles or longer cross-country treks you can be confident we will tailor your itinerary to incorporate the best possible routes in terms of scenery and interest.

 

Guiding: Your bi-lingual guide, Craig, will accompany you throughout the trip. Our aim is to help you understand something of the local history, geology, flora and fauna - as well as many other aspects of the Sierra. With a stockpile of anecdotal tales garnered from 13 years living and working in the area we aim to offer an inside perspective of this rural landscape and it’s inhabitants.

 

Transport: We work with a reputable local transport company to provide pick ups from most airports, though Seville and Faro are those we most recommend for their proximity. Ours is the highest village in the Sierra and from here there are many beautiful circular walks making local transfers either short or unnecessary.

 

Lunches: A large part of the charm of the Sierra de Aracena is the many tiny villages dotted around its valleys and hillsides.  Most day walks involve passing through at least one or two of these. Tranquil plazas offer the opportunity for light refreshments, and lunches are usually taken in any of a number of tiny tapas bars serving local delicacies such as the renowned  Iberian cured ham or the local wild mushrooms which abound throughout the area in autumn. Alternatively we can prepare picnic lunches on some or all days if you prefer.

 

Dinner: There are two fine restaurants in Castaño del Robledo serving delicious local cuisine. Both are reasonably priced and have plenty experience in catering to our groups.

 

 

Scheduled Group Tours

If you can't organise a group yourself but still wish to participate in the group experience then you can join one of our regular departures operated in partnership with Explore Worldwide - Europe's foremost Adventure Tour Operator.

 

We operate two group tour products for Explore.  The first includes a week of fully guided walks based here at the Posada del Castaño. Together with a group of like minded people you'll cover the very best walking trails the area has to offer and there's also a free day built into the itinerary so you can relax, visit Seville or go horseback riding or mountain biking. See Explore's webpage, "Walking in the Sierra de Aracena", for more details.

 

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The region of Andalucia is renowned for it’s rich Moorish heritage, it’s 13th century castles of Christian reconquest and it’s stately palaces and cathedrals from Spain’s “golden century” of the 1600’s. The Explore tour “Highlights of Andalucia” includes visits to the famed Alhambra Palace in Granada, the tranquil Great Mosque of Cordoba as well as visiting Seville with it’s historic mudejar palace and huge gothic cathedral. The week long tour includes a two night escape to the Posada del Castaño for some easy walks in the mountains.  See Explore's webpage, "Highlights of Andalucia", for more details.

 


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