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The mountains of Western Andalucia, designated by UNESCO within the Mediterranean Intercontinental Biosphere are a unique landscape of global ecological and cultural importance. Situated at the intersection between Africa and Europe and the Atlantic...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Gaucin, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent linear route designed and organised by Mike from Ardales to Benarraba, 70+miles and a lot of climbing over 6 days. Pity Mike couldn't guide us. Instead he set up this route along the GRs 249 and 141. Supplied superb dossier in advance, an i...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

spent a week walking In Andalucia based at Cortijo Rosario in Algamitas, about 1.5 hours from Malaga airport. The hosts, Cartouche and Joked, are helpful, warm and friendly. The chef provided superb meals and packed lunches were tasty and balanced. The scenery was magnificent and...More

Thank cath w
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Mike has organised some great day trips for us. Whether visiting Roman sites, prehistoric caves, the souks of Morocco, or the high sierras, he's always given a comprehensive, knowledgeable presentation. He's taken us to much of Andalucia, never once beefing to use a map, let...More

Thank Milomunster1
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

An easily accessible walk in the early afternoon heat of July. Small up and down inclines mostly in the dappled shade of the pine trees, several open patches which offer unobstructed views of the village of Gaucin, a well spent hour or two.

2  Thank Heather C
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Michael is a fantastic guide, the best I have had. From day 1 we knew we were in safe and knowledgeable hands. He was concerned for each individual and looked out for all of us making sure we were drinking and resting enough. He led...More

1  Thank sewingmoor
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We came to Gaucin to go mountain walking and a friend recommended taking Mike as a guide. There are lots of trails you can find online so i wasn't sure it'd be worth getting a guide for the few days but WOW how wrong i...More

Thank Sasha S
SierraWalks, Owner at Sierra Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Hi Sasha, thanks for your fantastic write up and recommendation, its really appreciated!! It would be great to see you and your friends back for some more walking, if you can't spare the time for the 14 day Camino, i've put together a great 3-6...More

Reviewed 27 November 2016

I don't walk about hills like my family because I'm old, mad, bad and decrepit. However, Mike told me how to get to the very best tapas bars and restaurants in both Gaucin and elsewhere. They were astonishingly good. The man is a star, a...More

1  Thank JRTUk
SierraWalks, Manager at Sierra Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Dear Julian, thank you so much for your very generous recommendation . While you may not have won the prize for best behaved resaurant diner you do win the prize for my funniest trip advisor review, and I want to thank you very much for...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016

Mike organised a 5 day walk from Ronda to Sotogrande for a small group of friends. There was not one detail left out. We were met at the airport by Mike, always smiling and taken to Ronda. The following morning we set off on the...More

Thank Marina A
SierraWalks, Manager at Sierra Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2016

Thank you Marina for your fantastic feedback, it is really appreciated. You, your husband and your friends were great company along the mountain trails and i hope we get the chance to trek the sierras again, whether here in Andalucia or in Colombia :-)

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this informative and enjoyable walk with Mike, outside the beautiful village of Gaucin. I found his enthusiasm and knowledge of this region's rich history & his environmental understanding was a great introduction to the area and well worth doing, as this was...More

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SierraWalks, Manager at Sierra Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for your fabulous review, it is greatly appreciated. i am really pleased you enjoyed the hiking here in Gaucin and hope the rest of your holidays in Northern Spain are going well. Hope to see you back one day in the future!

Reviewed 14 September 2016

I visited Gaucin with my family for my Dad's 70th birthday and it was the first experience we've really had of Spain. Mike met us from the airport and from the moment we met him to the moment we left a week later we were...More

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SierraWalks, Manager at Sierra Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post such a fantastic review. It was a real pleasure to meet you and your wonderful family and share a part of your holiday here in Gaucin. I would love to see you all out here again some...More

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