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Individual Hiking Holiday Costa de la luz Cadiz Spain

Costa de la Luz, the 'coast of light', runs from Tarifa to the border with Portugal. With this varied walking holiday you will discover an authentic, still unknown part of Spain that contains all famous Spanish ingredients. Think of the passionate flamenco, sherry, bulls and delicious tapas. And of course the vast Atlantic Ocean to take a refreshing dip after - or even during the walks. Your hotel is also a stone's throw from the beach and sea. In addition to a long coastal walk that takes you over 100 meters high cliffs, from where you can even see Africa, you also go inland. For example, you walk via a donkey path through the old cork oak forests at Facinas and you climb the ridge of the Sierra de la Plata, from where you have an overwhelming view over the entire coastal region. You will visit the ruins of a Roman city that made a living from tuna fishing, and then if you wish, you can also taste this delicacy with a good glass of local wine. You will also walk through La Breña Natural Park, an area full of fragrant pine forests. The bright green treetops contrast beautifully with the azure blue sea. Of course, a visit to a characteristic white Andalusian village with its winding streets should not be missed. What could be more fun than walking there yourself through a varied hilly landscape full of corn and corn fields? You will also visit the lively, versatile Cádiz. This oldest city in Western Europe is located on a peninsula in the ocean. The special light that gives the region, the Costa de la Luz, its name, gives the city the allure of a film set. The compilers of this trip have lived in this part of Andalusia for years. They love nothing more than to share their enthusiasm about the region with you! Bienvenid@s!

Day 1.

Arrival day. Pick up your car at the rental company indicated by us at the airport of Seville, Malaga or Jerez (driver's credit card required) and then you can travel to your accommodation in Zahora. Upon arrival at the hotel in Zahora, the Pedrotours team will be waiting for you to provide you with all the information about the trip while enjoying a welcome drink.

Day 2. Cape Trafalgar – Los Caños de Meca - Barbate

A coastal and forest walk. Start your day from our hotel in Zahora and walk along the beach to the Cape of Trafalgar, where in 1805 the famous battle that made England ruler the seas took place. Continue along the coast to los Caños de Meca (sandy beach, fresh water springs, rocks) and continue the walk through the La Breña Natural Park, along the steep cliffs of Barbate. You constantly enjoy a beautiful view over the Atlantic Ocean, in clear weather even as far as Africa; the houses of Tangier can be seen. At Torre del Tajo, a 15th-century watchtower, you will get one last beautiful look at the spectacular cliffs before walking past pine forests to the beach of Barbate, a tuna village. A nice end to the day is a visit to the largest dovecote in Europe; 7,770 terracotta nesting places, now in disuse, but during voyages of discovery the pigeons were taken as fresh food on the ships.

Distance 16.5 km / level 1-2 / 4 ½ hours walking / 281M Up / 281M Down / Max height 104 meters

Day 3. Tarifa and the cork trees from Facinas
You drive in the morning to Tarifa, the southernmost point of Spain. From the Mirador del Estrecho you have a beautiful view of the Strait of Gibraltar and the African coastline, here only 14 km away. The beach at Tarifa is a windsurfers paradise, it is nice to see the skills of the wind and kite surfers. Here you have the opportunity to spot dolphins and whales, which gather here in the Strait of Gibraltar. It is recommended to visit the white town of Tarifa with many nice, mostly Moroccan boutiques. After the visit to Tarifa you drive to Facinas, where you can visit a chapel and a village cemetery: there you start the walk. You walk along the old cork oaks, the cork is still transported by donkeys and mules. We therefore walk on a donkey path, winding, stony, sometimes we have to jump a water stream. On the way we meet donkeys, mules and horses that roam free. You have a view of a valley with cork oak forests on the other side. A picnic there is of course wonderful in the shade of one of the cork oaks.

Distance 12 km / level 1-2 / 3 ½ hours of walking.

Day 4. From mountain to beach.
You can drive to the enormous walking dune of Punta Paloma in less than an hour. There the walk starts: you ascend along a 'valley', a gorge where you imagine yourself in a western, through the pine forests upwards. It is quite a climb, but then you have something! While hiking you have a view of the high rocks of the Sierra de la Plata, rather unapproachable ridges, spectacular to photograph. You ascend to a ridge, from where you have a magnificent view of the entire coastline from Tarifa to Bolonia; an overview of what you are going to run or what you have already walked. When you walk back there are beautiful views of the ocean, which you go in. After leaving the forest, you walk down to the ocean. Rocks in the sea, possibility for swimming and walking along this wild coast, you are again near the parking lot where your car is parked.

Distance 16 km / level 1-2 / 507 m high / 507 m down / 367M max height

Day 5. Cádiz
Today a visit to Cádiz, an hour's drive from our hotel. A walk through this oldest city in Western Europe, dating back to 1100 BC, should not be missing from a visit to Andalusia. Cádiz is now one large monument from the 18th and 19th centuries with homogeneous, colonial architecture: a city that embraces you. We will of course show you the most beautiful places: Plaza san Juan de Dios, the cathedral, the flower market. Then a visit to a small, very charming bodega and you will get an explanation of how the sherry is produced here. Tasting the sherry is of course part of it! Then you can have lunch: tapas on the old covered market, something for everyone. A visit to Torre Tavira is highly recommended: the highest tower in Cádiz, with a 'camera oscura' that gives us a unique view of the city in living images. A guide explains the many things worth knowing about Cádiz. There is also a terrace with a beautiful view of the city, the harbor and the bay: perfect for photos.

Day 6. Lighthouse to Baelo Claudia.
Today to Atlanterra, a beautiful hill with capital villas, along which tuna fish swim towards the Mediterranean Sea in May / June. That was also the case 2000 years ago, when Baelo Claudia was built. This Roman city lived on tuna; the 'factory' is still well preserved, as is the forum, the old streets, the roman baths and even the theater. Very complete - and the Romans saw the same mountains, hills and sea as we did during our walk. You walk past a goat farm and a vulture breeding ground (Buitre Leonardo) via a piece of asphalt to a secret road that takes you to the top of a hiking dune. As if you ended up in the desert. You walk down the dune, past the beautiful beach of Bolonia and can visit the Roman city (EU citizens free). In Bolonia wonderful restaurants for a delicious lunch. Maybe still time for a swim before walking back to the lighthouse and driving back to Zahora. This walk has the option of an extension of 1 1/2 hours for the tireless among us!

Distance 13 km / 18 km / Level 1-2 / 3 ¾ -5 ¼ hours walking / 333 M Up / 330M Down / 138M Max Altitude

Day 7. La Muela, Santa Lucia Vejer de la Frontera
A bouncer day! on the mountain in La Muela. A cup of coffee in the restaurant Tres Carillas and then walk towards a Roman acuaduct with waterfalls and a natural 'yakuzi', then you will return to civilization (well ... 7 houses ..) where you will find a bar with a terrace. could have a drink above the running water at Antonio's place (recommended). You continue the road, which on the other side of the motorway climbs further up the hill to Vejer de la Frontera: the most beautiful white Andalusian village. There we give a tour through the winding streets, with beautiful flowers in the patios, the old city wall and climb the old city tower.

Distance 14.5 Km / Level 1-2 / 4 ¼ hours walking / 174M Up / 174M Down / 220M Max altitude

Day 8: Goodbye! or extend your holiday .....

* Including*
-Bed & Breakfast
-Rental car
-Welcome and goodbye drink
-Maps and GPS coordinates

* Exlusive: *
-Flight tickets.
-lunches (or picnics)
- Dinner .

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Ineke from Amsterdam From 3 April to 10 April I went out with Pedro-Tours, a walking holiday with a wonderful short or long walk every day and sniff culture. It has become a super fun week. Well organized and beautiful location where we stayed all week. Peter is well aware of all the ins and outs of his environment and bee bad weather or other unforeseen things he knew a nice twist to give. Guarantee for a successful holiday! Peter I'm looking forward to a next vacation with Pedro-Tours!

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Pedro Tours offers adventurous bike tours around , Cadiz and La Costa de la Luz. The Mountain Bike tour is a unique opportunity to bike 35 km through the magnificent Breña natural park, starting in Zahora and riding through natural trails all the way to a seaside town called Barbate.

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A great day in La Muela! Peter from Pedro Tours arranged everything fabulous.

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