We understand that many people will come to the Posada simply to relax for a few days or weeks. However, many more will come wanting to get to know the countryside the villages and the surrounding nature and we feel the best way to do this is to get out and walk amongst it. For this reason we've designed a few different ways to help you do just that
This way you walk where you want, when you want, and as much you want. We sell local 1:25,000 topographic maps, we'll offer you advice about where to go and how to get there and you'll be free to consult our selection of local guide books and trail maps. Just make your reservation at the Posada, come on along, and we'll take it from there.
Self Guided 1 Week Walking Holiday
Ideal for individuals, couples and small groups of friends who are looking for a comprehensive walking tour through the Sierra. The seven night itinerary includes:
Transfer from Seville airport.
Three nights Posada del Castaņo
One night Almonaster la Real
One night Alājar
One night Aracena
One night Seville
Baggage transfer between villages
Topographic maps, full route notes and diagrams.
Breakfast throughout and dinner on first night.
Advice, recommendations and full backup as required.
Transfer out to Seville at the end
This carefully planned itinerary includes some of the best and most scenic trails the area has to offer. Since Castaņo del Robledo is the highest village in the Sierra the overall route is downhill, however there are a several uphill sections - though nothing that is outwith the capabilities of anyone who enjoys regular walks in the UK.
For two people sharing, the price starts at 570 per person. For a more detailed itinerary please fill out our on-line enquiry form specifying, "1 week self guided" in the comments section.
Guided Small Group Tours
If you'd prefer to join a group of like-minded individuals and be accompanied throughout your trip by Craig, Sasha or an equally experienced tour guide, then you can book one of the two group tour itineraries we offer through "The Adventure Company" - one of the UK's leading adventure tour operators (previously known as "Travelbag Adventures"). The maximum group size is 16 and either itinerary can be booked with, or without, international flights from the UK.
The 8 day tour "Sierra Aracena" spends 6 nights here at the Posada del Castaņo and includes 4 days guided walking in the Sierra, and one 'free' day. The trip ends with a night in Seville.
The 15 day tour "Andalucia in Depth", visits the major historical and cultural centres of Andalucia including, Granada, Cordoba and Seville. The trip also takes time in two of Andalucia beautiful Natural Parks - including the Sierra de Aracena where you stay in the Posada del Castaņo for three nights. The tour ends with two nights at the beachside town of Tavira on Portugal's eastern Algarve.
You can download a fully detailed dossier for each of these tours, including prices and flight details, from the Adventure Company's website at: www.adventurecompany.co.uk. Search under tour codes 'WA' (Sierra Aracena) or 'AN' (Andalucia in Depth).
For information about our horseriding holidays based at Posada del Castaņo please see the relevant page of our site.