Costa Rica Traverse

I have postponed sending this letter until now so as to be uninfluenced by post-trip emotions, as it were. But even 9 months on, I still cannot help but praise this expedition. It was a wonderful mixture of guides & people. The grade was enough to focus you on the task in hand, and to get a real feeling & respect for the land. The kindness & generosity displayed by ALL of the WE representatives on the trip all complimented the experience, turning it away from a regular organised expedition and into something more - something that has fed and quickened soul - and for adventure. Thank you.

Simon Stuart | Gloucester
 
 

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:  16 November 2014
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price: $1,390.00 USD

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