Book Now, Pay Later - No Deposit On 2021 Adventures

 

Seville & Sierra de Aracena Highlights

6 Days & 5 Nights 4.6 Read 8 reviews
  • Vibrant Seville with its bustling tapas bars and architectural classics The Alcázar and the Catedral se Sevilla
  • Walk along ancient cobbled tracks through lush green countryside
  • Relax at the charming Molino Rio Alajar; lounging by the pool or playing outdoor chess
  • The pretty whitewashed village of Alajar
  • Sample the mouth-watering Iberian ham which this area is renowned for
A city break in the vibrant city of Seville combined with a few days of relaxing walking in the Sierra de Aracena. Spend two days in the exciting capital of Andalusia, exploring, shopping and sampling the delicious local cuisine. Then head into the countryside for a few days to relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings of the Sierra de Aracena National Park, walking along ancient tracks through lush green rolling hills and staying overnight in one of the Sierra's prettiest whitewashed villages, Alajar. Seville is a vibrant and enchanting city with fantastic architecture - one of the most impressive buildings being the Gothic Cathedral - arguably the largest in the world. After admiring the sights and taking in the Andalusian charm, spend three nights in the pretty whitewashed village of Alajar in the Sierra de Aracena. Walk through its unspoilt countryside, strolling along cobbled paths and timeworn mule tracks in one of Andalucia's most scenic national parks.
Read All

What To Expect

Perfect if you are short of time but would like a taste of a truly authentic, traditional part of Spain. Two days gives you plenty of time to explore Seville and the walks in the Sierra de Aracena of up to 11km are very easy, making this a nice relaxing break. Overnight stays are in a stylish boutique hotel in Seville and your own private cottage at Molino Rio Alajar.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Single Center Walking | The accommodation on this tour is in one main location, meaning you can unpack your bags for the duration of your trip

This trip is suitable for:

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie Adventures

Inspiration:

Activity Level & Terrain

This walking tour is graded Easy-Moderate. Walks are between 2-5 hours and there is an ascent/descent of between 130m to 500m each day. The paths can become slippy when wet but luckily this area experiences very little rain so that shouldn't happen too often!

However on the first two days you are free to explore the city of Seville at a leisurely pace and do as much or little walking as you like. As this is a self-guided walk you will be responsible for navigation, decision making and safety during your trip.

Navigation

You will be provided with detailed route maps to help you find your way. Some paths are part way-marked. You should ideally be competent at reading a map and navigating with a compass.

We also provide you with access to the Macs Adventure Smartphone App, which you can use to navigate. We strongly recommend using this App, or at least having it on your phone ready to use should you ever be in any doubt about your direction. 

Accommodations

5 nights accommodation is included in your trip. 2 nights are in a stylish boutique hotel in the centre of Seville and 3 nights are in your own private self-catering stone cottage at the Molino Rio Alajar.

We can also extend your stay in either location should you have the time.

The cottages at Molino Rio Alajar also have access to a swimming pool on site as well as open-air chess, artificial grass tennis court, table tennis and boules. Bike hire is also available locally.

Please note that our standard cottages on this tour have double beds. If you wish to have twin beds, then a supplement is payable; please check with us at the time of booking.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

If you require single rooms within your party we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable. Solo walkers are also welcome for an additional charge.

Meals

5 Breakfasts are included. In Seville, you can dine at one of the many restaurants and at Molino Rio Alajar you can arrange to have your own fridge stocked (please let us know in advance; this is at an additional pre-paid cost) so that you can prepare your own meals with the kitchen facilities in your cottage. Alternatively, Peter Jan and his team will be happy to pre-book a table for you at Restaurant Las Palomitas , a short 1.5km distance away in Alajar.

Included
  • 2 Nights in a boutique hotel in Seville
  • 3 Nights in a self-catering cottage at Molino Rio Alajar
  • 1 Welcome Dinner at Molino Rio Alajar
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Return transfers between Aracena and Molino Rio Alajar
  • Detailed route notes, maps and pre-departure information pack
  • GPX tracks and access to our smartphone app
Excluded
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Travel to and from Aracena
  • Return bus between Seville and Aracena
  • Lunches and Dinners (apart from 1 welcome meal at Molino Rio Alajar)
  • Drinks and Snacks
  • Personal equipment
Extras
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional nights during the walk

When To Go

You can start this holiday on any date between 15 September and 1 June. Option & Extension prices will be displayed as part of the booking process. Please note that unfortunately this tour is unavailable during Easter week.

Getting to the Start

Getting to and from Seville

On arrival in Seville Airport you can either take a taxi (approx. EUR21-30, dependent on time of day, and 15 mins duration) or a bus (30 mins, EUR4 each way) to the centre of the city (further information can be found on Seville Airport’s website).

Following your two nights in the city, you will need to take a bus from Seville to Aracena. Buses to Aracena take approx. 1h20  and the fare is around 7 euros. You will then be picked up from the bus station at Aracena and transferred to your accommodation near Alajar which takes a further approx. 35 minutes.

At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to Aracena, and will from there need to retrace the aforementioned steps to make your own way back to Seville and then on to the Airport. Or a private transfer is available at extra cost.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat and sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Equipment

Our pre-departure information pack has detailed advice and a kit list on what to take. This includes good waterproof gear, walking shoes/boots, and lots of other useful bits and bobs.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

How far in advance do I need to book?
How fit do I need to be?
How do the baggage transfers work?
When is the best time of year?
What happens if I can’t walk a stage?
Which is the best airport to fly to?

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Seville Day 2 Free Day to Explore Seville Day 3 Travel to Molino Rio Alajar Day 4 The Molinos Loop Walk - 11.5 km Day 5 The Linares Loop Walk - 15 km Day 6 Onward Travel

The Macs Way

  • Custom-made Adventures Custom-made Adventures
  • Freedom Freedom
  • Book with Confidence Book with Confidence
  • Expertise Expertise
  • Positive Impact Positive Impact
Build your perfect adventure your way
  • Flexible itineraries built around you
  • Knowledgeable and helpful specialist trip planners
  • Customize your trip to suit your interests
  • Start on any date that suits you
  • Choose your ideal trip length and difficulty
  • Range of accommodation comfort levels
  • Choice of trip styles
Authentic adventure travel experiences on your own terms
  • Choose your own travel companions
  • Walk, cycle and explore at your own pace
  • Make your own decisions
  • Choose your own path
  • Indulge your passions
Feel secure in making the right choice for your precious adventure time
  • 14,000+ unbiased trip & service reviews
  • Feefo Gold Award 2019
  • 25,000+ travelers trust us each year
  • As featured in the Guardian, Times, Nat Geo Traveler
  • Founder owned & operated since 2003
  • 100+ passionate team members across the US, UK & Europe
You can be confident that every detail of your journey has been expertly planned
  • Carefully planned adventures
  • Quality, hand-picked accommodations
  • Seamless and reliable arrangements
  • Comprehensive trip information & insider tips
  • Detailed maps, route notes and mobile GPS app
  • Helpful 24/7 support should you need it
Travel the right way and make a positive impact
  • Travel responsibly
  • Explore off the beaten track
  • Support locally owned businesses
  • Engage with local communities
  • Minimize your impact
  • Maximize the benefit of your travel
  • Challenge yourself & grow