HIKING HOLIDAY COSTA DE LA LUZ INDIVIDUAL

Costa de la Luz, the ‘coast of light’, runs from Tarifa to the border with Portugal. During this varied walking holiday you will discover an authentic, still unknown part of Spain that contains all the 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 in, after – or even during the walks. The first three nights you will stay in Vejer de La Frontera, the (in our opinion!) most beautiful white village in Andalusia, perched in the rolling countryside. Overnights 4 and 5 you will stay in the seaside village of Zahora and 6 and 7 in the fishing and surfers village of Tarifa, both located on the Atlantic Ocean. You will also visit lively, versatile Cádiz. This oldest city in Western Europe is located on a peninsula, surrounded by the sea. The special light from which the region, the Costa de la Luz, owes its name, gives the city the allure of a film set.

The compilers of this walking tour have lived in this part of Andalusia for years, love nothing more than to share their enthusiasm about the region with you and are there for you if you need it. We provide transport to and from the airport and from hotel to hotel, making your holiday simply more uncomplicated. Bienvenid@s, we look forward to seeing you!

Accommodation: Hotel La Janda in the town of Vejer de la Frontera. You can walk straight into the old town from this beautifully renovated family hotel.

Hotel Alhambra in the town of Zahora with brightly colored rooms and many plants in the courtyard.

Apart hotel Dar Cilla in the town of Tarifa a beautiful apartment close to the center.


Program

Day 1.

We will pick you up from the airport and take you to Vejer de La Frontera where a welcome drink awaits you and give you all the information you need for a carefree week. We also give insider tips for your first evening in this beautiful village. And then your Andalusian adventure can begin!

Day 2. Explore the area

You start with a city walk to get to know Vejer de la Frontera. You walk through the many winding streets with beautiful flowers in the patios, along colorful squares with ceramic fountains and you climb an old city tower to enjoy the beautiful view. the walk from Vejer to Palomar de La Breña: the largest dovecote in Europe, located in the La Breña Natural Park. You walk through the rolling farmland and fragrant pine forests and when you arrive at the Palomar you can have a drink in the nearby hacienda or have your own picnic in the shade of a grove of palm trees. In a loop you walk back to the center of Vejer on top of the hill, while enjoying the Andalusian landscape.

Distance 16.5 Km / Level 1-2 / 4 ¼ hours walking / 174M Up / 174M Down / 220M Max Altitude

Day 3. Vejer de la Frontera, Santa Lucia, La Muela, Vejer de la Frontera.

You start again from Vejer, your location. Today you walk down towards Santa Lucia, a lovely town with a Roman acuaduct with waterfalls and a natural ‘yakuzi’. It’s great to stop and simply realize where you are. From the acuaduct you have a view as far as Vejer, which can be seen on the opposite hill. You continue the road that climbs further up the hill, until you reach La Muela where you can have a bite to eat. After the meal you continue your way back to Vejer de La Frontera by this beautiful nature with a view over the valley and the ocean.

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

Day 4. Zahora – Cape off Trafalgar – Barbate

This morning we will take you to the coastal town of Zahora, where your new accommodation will be located. After dropping off your bags you can start today’s walk. You will walk to the coast in 20 minutes and walk along the beach to the Cape of Trafalgar , where the famous battle took place in 1805 that killed Nelson and made England ruler of the seas. Continue along the coast to los Caños de Meca, named after the freshwater springs found here. Then you will return to the Natural Park La Breña, this time along the sheer cliffs of Barbate, constantly enjoying beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day you can see the contours of Africa beautifully. At Torre del Tajo, a watchtower from the 15th century, you have one last beautiful view of the spectacular cliffs. On the way back you go a little further inland, through the shady pine forests.

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

Day 5. Cádiz: the city that smiles

Today a rest day at the beach or pool (pool April to October) or a visit to Cádiz, more than an hour’s drive from your hotel in Zahora.A walk through this oldest city in Europe, located on a peninsula and dating from 1100 BC ., should not be missed on your trip. Cádiz is now one large monument from the 18th/19th century with a homogeneous, colonial architecture, but under the current city are the Phoenician and Roman districts. It is a city that embraces you; colourful, cheerful, relaxing and surrounded by the sea.Your tour takes you past the most beautiful places: Plaza san Juan de Dios, the cathedral, the flower market.Very popular with the Gaditanos: eating tapas in the old covered market, combined with a good glass local wine. When you visit, don’t forget the picturesque beach of La Caleta, with the lighthouse and the hand-painted fishing boats. Costs tour to and through Cadiz 40€ p.p.

Day 6 . Tarifa-Torre de Guadalmesí.

Today we will take you to Tarifa, where you will stay for the next two nights. Arriving in this white fishing village, you can start today’s walk directly from your new home. It is a beautiful linear route between Tarifa and the Guadalmesí Tower, passing the Colada de la Costa.It is not a beach walk, you walk a little higher, but you can occasionally descend to the coast for a swim.You are in the Natural Park of the Strait of Gibraltar, located between the two continents of Europe and Africa and between two seas; the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Morocco is only 14 km away from the Spanish coast; you can see the houses of Ceuta. We turn around at the Guadalmesi tower, but you can make this walk as long/short as you want.

Distance 17 km / level 1-2 / 5 hours walking.

Day 7. Tarifa – Windmills – Rio Vega

Today a walk along the Rio de la Vega is on the program. You walk for 2 km to the starting point of the route through the shopping street of Tarifa. You follow the river de la Vega for a long time; Depending on the time of year, more or less water flows here. This region is popular with surfers because of the wind, and therefore also extremely suitable for alternative energy: the windmill. The area around Tarifa has one of the largest aeolian parks in Europe, of which we have The ‘retintos’ are also walking around here: red-brown cows that can live freely until they finally end up on a plate during the ‘feria del retinto’, a large culinary feast in which all the surrounding villages participate and compete for the most original tapas. Take enough water with you on this circular walk, because there are parts with little shade. TIP! Early in the morning, take a 2-hour boat trip with Firmm from the port of Tarifa, to spot dolphins and whales in the Strait of Gibraltar 99% chance of sighting, and the possibility to see two continents at the same time! (note opening hours https:/ /www.firmm.org/nl/).

Distance 16 km / level 1-2 / 4 ½ hours walking.

Day 8: Return trip to the airport or book a few more days! We will extend your trip without any problem.


Inclusive / exclusive

Inclusive
Return flight Malaga or Seville

Transport to hotels

7 nights Breakfast

Welcome and farewell drink

Maps and GPS coordinates

Exclusive
Insurances.

Supper

lunches / picnics

Visit Cadiz



Price and availability


From €995.00 with a double room

Single room € 200.00 extra per week


Dates 2024

Possible every day from February 14 to June 15

Possible every day from September 15 to December 15

For prices and dates please contact us.



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  • peter@pedrotours.com
  • Centro de barrio la Muela buzon 31, 11150 la Muela Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz Spanje
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