Day 1: Meet at our hotel in Seville at 1:00 pm. This attractive city, founded by the Phoenicians, has much to see in a small area. We will take a short afternoon tour of the old quarters before enjoying a light supper of some of the best tapas in Spain.
Overnight Seville.Day 2 -4: We'll depart Seville and head towards the Sierra Grazalema, an ecologically unique area to the south. The most attractive town in the sierra is Grazalema, dominated by the magnificent rock outcrop known as the Penon Grande. Grazalema is a lively village with steep, cobbled streets, white-washed houses, and plant pots spilling over with colorful flowers. It was famously described in the 1950s by the British anthropologist Julian Pitt in his study, 'People of the Sierra'. Overnight near Ronda (3 nights).
Day 5: We'll move east to the beautiful city of Granada, crowned by one of Spain's best historical sites, the Alhambra. We'll stop en route in Antequera to visit one of Europe's largest prehistoric tombs. Granada has a history of settlement going back into pre-Roman times. It was the Moors from North Africa who gave the city its present character of narrow lanes and Arab architecture. We will take a private guided tour of the beautiful Alhambra, a fortress and palace complex, to understand better its history, layout and architecture. Overnight in Granada
Day 6 -7: South of Granada rises the Sierra Nevada, the highest peaks in Spain. The slopes are covered with forests of pine and oak, with scattered fields in deep valleys. Our hikes will vary from river valleys to low peaks with distant views into the high Sierras. The hilltops are ringed by amazing Moorish canals, many still in perfect working order, designed to carry water to lowland farms and towns.