Costa Rica Traverse

I don't think my feet have touched the ground since I've returned from Costa Rica so any relaxation achieved on the trip is rapidly disappearing sadly. However, just a quick note to say that it was the most amazing trip I've ever done. Danny our guide was phenomenal - his ability to keep us upbeat and motivated and telling us information on a need to know basis was fantastic - I wish he could be our guide on every trip I do in the future! The rest of his team was also fantastic - the logistics behind the trip were critical but totally seemless as we trudged through the rainforest and up vertical mud slopes in the rain. I was going to go on a Patagonia trek but delighted that I was advised to do this trip - it really was a challenge and I was nervous about my levels of fitness but I realise now that I'm fitter than I thought I was - long may I continue to keep the fitness up although last week I took it easy. Thanks again to WE for their excellent advice to do this trip - I'm so happy I did and have met some great people as a result!

L Chambers | UK
 
 

Moorish Kingdom of Granada

The Moorish Kingdom of Granada was established in the 13th century encompassing the provinces of Granada, Málaga, and Almería. For 250 years the region had a thriving Islamic culture evidenced today by the architectural legacies found throughout the area. The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is representative of the Muslim, Jewish and Christian influences which affected the Kingdom of Granada throughout the centuries. During this week long walking tour there will be ample time to contemplate the rich history with a series of walks to visit centuries old Moorish towns and villages in the high valleys of the Alpujarras and the Tahá de Pitres with their crumbling fortresses and castles and the troglodyte quarter of Guadix. Set at the foot of the snow capped Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada is a natural base to amble the impressive trails before spending time in the cities Albayzin quarter and the Alhambra Palace.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Málaga, transfer to Pampaneira in the Alpujarras for 3 nights
DAY 2 Walk through the Moorish villages of the Tahá de Pitres (5hrs)
DAY 3 On foot on old transhumance paths (4.5-5.5hrs)
DAY 4 Sierra de Huétor (2.5hrs); visits to the castle of La Calahorra and troglodyte quarter of Guadix; arrival in Granada
DAY 5 Day of visits in Granada: Albayzín, Alhambra & Generalife palaces
DAY 6 Vereda de la Estrella (3.5-5.5hrs)
DAY 7 Walk of the Arenales del Trevenque (3.5hrs) and evening entertainment
DAY 8 Transfer to Málaga, trip concludes

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Trip Code: AGW
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
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Next Trip:  09 October 2016
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