Tour Dates

November 2016 - FULL

7th - 14th - Combination Walking, Mushrooms and Medicinal Herbs

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1:

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal with wild mushrooms en route
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Return to walking lodge, slide show on Wild Mushroom species in Andalusia and Axarquia
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma and with Wild Mushrooms
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • 4.15pm Cooking class to create a Spanish Mushroom dish
  • 8pm Dinner with Spanish Mushroom dish on the side

Day 4:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Wild Mushrrom walk and picking
  • Packed lunch
  • 3.30pm Return to walking lodge free time
  • 4pm Second cooking with mushrooms, different dishes
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Trip to Competa for historical tour and shopping
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 3pm   Free time
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Final walking tour Rio Chillar from Nerja
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm Free time for walking or relaxation at the Lodge
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

14th - 21st Combination Walking and Spanish Cooking

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1:

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed programme
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the wal;king lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9am Trip to the market as part of buying ingredients activity {ingredients costs included in the price} in Spanish first cooking session {Spanish Cuisine}
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 30pm Cooking session Spanish Food
  • 5pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cutural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 30am 2nd cooking session { Andalusian/Morocan cuisine} with  mid morning snacks interval
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 30pm Transport to a new starting point for guided walk
  • 5pm High Tea
  • Relaxation time or review of cooking from the morning activity
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 30 am Guided walk
  • Lunch at the Lost Village { not included in price but usually Menu del Dia at €20 for 3 courses.}
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time
  • Dinner at 7.30

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 30 3rd cooking session Spanish Countryside/farmer’s  cuisine
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 30pm Guided walk
  • 5pm high tea and free time
  • 8pm dinner and an evening of live entertainment

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Cooking session of choice { pre arranged on day 1 or day 2}
  • Lunch 1pm
  • 30pm Afternoon free time or guided walk optional
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

 

 

21st - 28th Combination Walking Spanish Language and Spanish Culture

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Introduction to Spanish language… Greetings and Meetings Spanish grammar and Language
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Spanish Language Restaurants and Bars, Shopping and directions
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Spanish Language Intercambio.. coffee and mid morning snacks in Competa with Spanish mature students for intercambio session and practicing lesson on day before at Cafe
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 2.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Spanish language and grammar Hotels and B&B’s
  • 12.30 free time
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Review of Spnaish Language learning, small quiz and certificates
  • 1pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

 

December 2016 - FULL

11th - 18th Combination Walking and Yoga Retreat

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • 7am Meditation and yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 4pm Yoga
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • 7am Yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 4 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 4.30pm Yoga and meditation
  • Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner
  • 9.30pm optional mediation

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk Canillas de Acetuna
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time and massage pre arranged on day 1 or seminar, on site, on the Biology and anatomy and history of Yoga
  • Dinner at 7.30 and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 2 hours of Yoga and Pilates
  • 11.30 free time or trip into Competa for shopping or hstorical tour
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk from the Lodge taking the old silk route trail to the View Point in Competa
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • Transport to Rio Chillar walk from Nerja
  • Packed Lunch
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time and 2nd massage as pre arranged on Day 1
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

 

22nd - 29th Combination Walking and Spanish Cooking

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9am Trip to the market as part of buying ingredients activity {ingredients costs included in the price} in Spanish first cooking session {Spanish Cuisine}
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Cooking session Spanish Food
  • 5pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30am 2nd cooking session { Andalusian/Morrocan cuisine} with  mid morning snacks interval
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Transport to a new starting point for guided walk
  • 5pm High Tea
  • Relaxation time or review of cooking from the morning activity
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk
  • Lunch at the Lost Village { not included in price but usually Menu del Dia at €20 for 3 courses.}
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time
  • Dinner at 7.30

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30 3rd cooking session Spanish Countryside/farmer’s  cuisine
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk
  • 5pm high tea and free time
  • 8pm dinner and an evening of live entertainment

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Cooking session of choice { pre arranged on day 1 or day 2}
  • Lunch 1pm
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time or guided walk optional
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

 

February 2017

21st - 28th Combination Walking and Painting Holiday

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 2.30pm Painting …. sketching in pencil and water colour
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Water colour painting continued Introduction to acryllic
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Painting
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 2.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Painting
  • 12.30 free time or continue painting
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Finish paintings and review
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

March 2017 - 8 Spaces left on each tour!

3rd - 10th Combination Walking and Spanish Language and Spanish Culture

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Introduction to Spanish language… Greetings and Meetings Spanish grammar and Language
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Spanish Language Restaurants and Bars, Shopping and directions
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Spanish Language Intercambio.. coffee and mid morning snacks in Competa with Spanish mature students for intercambio session and practicing lesson on day before at Cafe
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 1.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Spanish language and grammar Hotels and B&B’s
  • 12.30 free time
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Review of Spanish Language learning, small quiz and certificates
  • 1pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

17th - 24th Combination Walking and Spanish Cooking

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9am Trip to the market as part of buying ingredients activity {ingredients costs included in the price} in Spanish first cooking session {Spanish Cuisine}
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Cooking session Spanish Food
  • 5pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30am 2nd cooking session { Andalusian/Morrocan cuisine} with  mid morning snacks interval
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Transport to a new starting point for guided walk
  • 5pm High Tea
  • Relaxation time or review of cooking from the morning activity
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk
  • Lunch at the Lost Village { not included in price but usually Menu del Dia at €20 for 3 courses.}
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time
  • Dinner at 7.30

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 30 3rd cooking session Spanish Countryside/farmer’s  cuisine
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk
  • 5pm high tea and free time
  • 8pm dinner and an evening of live entertainment

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Cooking session of choice { pre arranged on day 1 or day 2}
  • Lunch 1pm
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time or guided walk optional
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

24th - 31st Combination Walking and Yoga, Meditation and Massage Retreat

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • 7am Meditation and yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 4pm Yoga
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • 7am Yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 4 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 4.30pm Yoga and meditation
  • Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner
  • 9.30pm optional mediation

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk Canillas de Acetuna
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time and massage pre arranged on day 1 or seminar, on site, on the Biology and anatomy and history of Yoga
  • Dinner at 7.30 and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 2 hours of Yoga and Pilates
  • 11.30 free time or trip into Competa for shopping or hstorical tour
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk from the Lodge taking the old silk route trail to the View Point in Competa
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • Transport to Rio Chillar walk from Nerja
  • Packed Lunch
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time and 2nd massage as pre arranged on Day 1
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

April 2017 - FULL

6th - 13th Combination Walking and Yoga, Meditation and Massage Retreat

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • 7am Meditation and yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 4pm Yoga
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • 7am Yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 4 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 4.30pm Yoga and meditation
  • Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner
  • 9.30pm optional mediation

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk Canillas de Acetuna
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time and massage pre arranged on day 1 or seminar, on site, on the Biology and anatomy and history of Yoga
  • Dinner at 7.30 and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 2 hours of Yoga and Pilates
  • 11.30 free time or trip into Competa for shopping or hstorical tour
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk from the Lodge taking the old silk route trail to the View Point in Competa
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • Transport to Rio Chillar walk from Nerja
  • Packed Lunch
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time and 2nd massage as pre arranged on Day 1
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

21st - 28th Combination Wild Orchid Walking, Cooking and Spanish Culture and Language

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1 arrival:
  •  {we ask for flights to be booked wherever possible that arrive by latest midday} and airport transfers to the Walking Lodge, Finca Los Pinos
  • ‘Meridiana’ served.. Spanish high tea… on arrival
  • Tour of the walking lodge site and review of the program ahead and at this time any last minute changes will be considered wherever possible. Try to be as flexible as we can with the program.
  • Dinner at 8
Day 2: First walking tour 5 hours
  • Get to know your immediate area around you
  • Hike to The Lost Village of Acebuchal and wild orchid tour
  • Menu del Dia lunch of traditional Spanish Country food and tour of this tiny hamlet restored to wonderful traditional glory following being leveled to ruin in the midst of rebel fighting against Franco
  • 4 x 4 collection from the Lost Village back to the walking lodge
  • one hour free time
  • Spanish Language class  and Meridiana
  • Dinner at 8 with Spanish guitar live entertainment
Day 3: Orchid walking tour, full day out
          Or for cooking class, a trip to the local markets to buy fresh ingredients in Spanish for cooking class in the afternoon.
  • Transport to the start of walking tour
  • Wild Orchid walking tour from Canillas del Albaida
  • Return to Walking Lodge for lunch
  • Spanish Language and culture class
  • Spanish cooking class. Cooking may be learning to make a Fish Paella, or learning 3 to 4 Spanish tapas fish dishes
  • Meridiana
  • Free time
  • 8pm Dinner
Day 4 {Optional} Day trip excursion to Granada or Malaga
Day 5: Hike to the top of Maroma and Wild flower walking and Intercambio
  • For the experienced hiker a 9 hour round trip hike to the top of the highest peak here in the Axarquia, Mt Maroma.
  • For the less experienced hiker,  the next wild flower walking in the morning, and an afternoon of Spanish culture and intercambio session, which will involve going out into Competa with the Spanish teacher, and learning to buy food at the shops, order high tea at the restaurants and talk with Spanish people during tea
  • 8pm Dinner and Live Flamenco entertainment
Day 6: Free day OR a 2nd cooking class … Spanish Meat dishes
Day 7:
  • Final wild orchid walking tour in the morning, Spanish language class and folder provided with a  certificate of the learning to date and to provide material ongoing for home study
  • Afternoon Option  a cooking class of Spanish vegetables and rices.
  • Dinner is in Competa at a local restaurant . This is not included in the overall price but is at the best restaurant in Competa at very reasonable prices.
Day 8: airport transfers and departure

May 2017 - FULL

12th - 19th Combination Walking, Walking Tour, Wild Birds and Spanish Cooking

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1:

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal with opportunity to spot a variety of birds flying above the valleys below the walk
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Return to walking lodge, slide show on Wild and native bird species in Andalusia and Axarquia
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • 4.15pm Chance to explore more areas of nesting birds
  • 8pm Dinner with Spanish Mushroom dish on the side

Day 4:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Walk to known areas of wild birds of prey
  • Packed lunch
  • 3.30pm Return to walking lodge free time
  • 4pm Exploring more of the natural park at a slower pace from the Goat Track running above Finca Los Pinos
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Trip to Competa for historical tour and shopping
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 3pm   Free time
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Final walking tour Rio Chillar from Nerja
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm Free time for walking or relaxation at the Lodge
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

 

19th - 26th Combination Walking and Yoga, Meditation and Massage

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • 7am Meditation and yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 4pm Yoga
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • 7am Yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 4 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 4.30pm Yoga and meditation
  • Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner
  • 9.30pm optional mediation

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk Canillas de Acetuna
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time and massage pre arranged on day 1 or seminar, on site, on the Biology and anatomy and history of Yoga
  • Dinner at 7.30 and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 2 hours of Yoga and Pilates
  • 11.30 free time or trip into Competa for shopping or hstorical tour
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk from the Lodge taking the old silk route trail to the View Point in Competa
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • Transport to Rio Chillar walk from Nerja
  • Packed Lunch
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time and 2nd massage as pre arranged on Day 1
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

June 2017

4th - 11th Combination Walking Spanish Cooking, Culture and Language - FULL

 

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1 arrival:
  •  {we ask for flights to be booked wherever possible that arrive by latest midday} and airport transfers to the Walking Lodge, Finca Los Pinos
  • ‘Meridiana’ served.. Spanish high tea… on arrival
  • Tour of the walking lodge site and review of the program ahead and at this time any last minute changes will be considered wherever possible. Try to be as flexible as we can with the program.
  • Dinner at 8
Day 2: First walking tour 5 hours
  • Get to know your immediate area around you
  • Hike to The Lost Village of Acebuchal and wild orchid tour
  • Menu del Dia lunch of traditional Spanish Country food and tour of this tiny hamlet restored to wonderful traditional glory following being leveled to ruin in the midst of rebel fighting against Franco
  • 4 x 4 collection from the Lost Village back to the walking lodge
  • one hour free time
  • Spanish Language class  and Meridiana
  • Dinner at 8 with Spanish guitar live entertainment
Day 3: Orchid walking tour, full day out
          Or for cooking class, a trip to the local markets to buy fresh ingredients in Spanish for cooking class in the afternoon.
  • Transport to the start of walking tour
  • Wild Orchid walking tour from Canillas del Albaida
  • Return to Walking Lodge for lunch
  • Spanish Language and culture class for Pauline
  • Spanish cooking class for your husband in parallel to language class. Cooking may be learning to make a Fish Paella, or learning 3 to 4 Spanish tapas fish dishes
  • Meridiana
  • Free time
  • 8pm Dinner
Day 4 {Optional} Day trip excursion to Granada or Malaga
Day 5: Hike to the top of Maroma and Wild flower walking and Intercambio
  • For the experienced hiker a 9 hour round trip hike to the top of the highest peak here in the Axarquia, Mt Maroma.
  • For the less experienced hiker,  the next wild flower walking in the morning, and an afternoon of Spanish culture and intercambio session, which will involve going out into Competa with the Spanish teacher, and learning to buy food at the shops, order high tea at the restaurants and talk with Spanish people during tea
  • 8pm Dinner and Live Flamenco entertainment
Day 6: Free day OR a 2nd cooking class … Spanish Meat dishes
Day 7: Final wild orchid walking tour in the morning, Spanish language class and folder provided with a  certificate of the learning to date and to provide material ongoing for home study
          Afternoon Option  a cooking class of Spanish vegetables and rices.
Day 7 Dinner is in Competa at a local restaurant . This is not included in the overall price but is at the best restaurant in Competa at very reasonable prices.
Day 8: airport transfers and departure

 

11th - 18th Combination Walking Spanish Cooking, Culture and Language

 

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1 arrival:
  •  {we ask for flights to be booked wherever possible that arrive by latest midday} and airport transfers to the Walking Lodge, Finca Los Pinos
  • ‘Meridiana’ served.. Spanish high tea… on arrival
  • Tour of the walking lodge site and review of the program ahead and at this time any last minute changes will be considered wherever possible. Try to be as flexible as we can with the program.
  • Dinner at 8
Day 2: First walking tour 5 hours
  • Get to know your immediate area around you
  • Hike to The Lost Village of Acebuchal and wild orchid tour
  • Menu del Dia lunch of traditional Spanish Country food and tour of this tiny hamlet restored to wonderful traditional glory following being leveled to ruin in the midst of rebel fighting against Franco
  • 4 x 4 collection from the Lost Village back to the walking lodge
  • one hour free time
  • Spanish Language class  and Meridiana
  • Dinner at 8 with Spanish guitar live entertainment
Day 3: Orchid walking tour, full day out
          Or for cooking class, a trip to the local markets to buy fresh ingredients in Spanish for cooking class in the afternoon.
  • Transport to the start of walking tour
  • Wild Orchid walking tour from Canillas del Albaida
  • Return to Walking Lodge for lunch
  • Spanish Language and culture class for Pauline
  • Spanish cooking class for your husband in parallel to language class. Cooking may be learning to make a Fish Paella, or learning 3 to 4 Spanish tapas fish dishes
  • Meridiana
  • Free time
  • 8pm Dinner
Day 4 {Optional} Day trip excursion to Granada or Malaga
Day 5: Hike to the top of Maroma and Wild flower walking and Intercambio
  • For the experienced hiker a 9 hour round trip hike to the top of the highest peak here in the Axarquia, Mt Maroma.
  • For the less experienced hiker,  the next wild flower walking in the morning, and an afternoon of Spanish culture and intercambio session, which will involve going out into Competa with the Spanish teacher, and learning to buy food at the shops, order high tea at the restaurants and talk with Spanish people during tea
  • 8pm Dinner and Live Flamenco entertainment
Day 6: Free day OR a 2nd cooking class … Spanish Meat dishes
Day 7: Final wild orchid walking tour in the morning, Spanish language class and folder provided with a  certificate of the learning to date and to provide material ongoing for home study
          Afternoon Option  a cooking class of Spanish vegetables and rices.
Day 7 Dinner is in Competa at a local restaurant . This is not included in the overall price but is at the best restaurant in Competa at very reasonable prices.
Day 8: airport transfers and departure

 

September 2017

3rd - 10th Combination Walking and Painting Holiday

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 2.30pm Painting …. sketching in pencil and water colour
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Water colour painting continued Introduction to acryllic
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Painting
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 2.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Painting
  • 12.30 free time or continue painting
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Finish paintings and review
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

 

October 2017

7th - 14th Combination Walking and Yoga Retreat

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • 7am Meditation and yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 4pm Yoga
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • 7am Yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 4 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 4.30pm Yoga and meditation
  • Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner
  • 9.30pm optional mediation

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk Canillas de Acetuna
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time and massage pre arranged on day 1 or seminar, on site, on the Biology and anatomy and history of Yoga
  • Dinner at 7.30 and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 2 hours of Yoga and Pilates
  • 11.30 free time or trip into Competa for shopping or hstorical tour
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk from the Lodge taking the old silk route trail to the View Point in Competa
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • Transport to Rio Chillar walk from Nerja
  • Packed Lunch
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time and 2nd massage as pre arranged on Day 1
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

 

15th - 22nd Combination Walking and Spanish Language and Spanish Culture

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Introduction to Spanish language… Greetings and Meetings Spanish grammar and Language
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Spanish Language Restaurants and Bars, Shopping and directions
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Spanish Language Intercambio.. coffee and mid morning snacks in Competa with Spanish mature students for intercambio session and practicing lesson on day before at Cafe
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 1.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Spanish language and grammar Hotels and B&B’s
  • 12.30 free time
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Review of Spanish Language learning, small quiz and certificates
  • 1pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

22nd - 29th Combination Walking and Spanish Cooking

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9am Trip to the market as part of buying ingredients activity {ingredients costs included in the price} in Spanish first cooking session {Spanish Cuisine}
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Cooking session Spanish Food
  • 5pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30am 2nd cooking session { Andalusian/Morrocan cuisine} with  mid morning snacks interval
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Transport to a new starting point for guided walk
  • 5pm High Tea
  • Relaxation time or review of cooking from the morning activity
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk
  • Lunch at the Lost Village { not included in price but usually Menu del Dia at €20 for 3 courses.}
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time
  • Dinner at 7.30

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30 3rd cooking session Spanish Countryside/farmer’s  cuisine
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk
  • 5pm high tea and free time
  • 8pm dinner and an evening of live entertainment

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Cooking session of choice { pre arranged on day 1 or day 2}
  • Lunch 1pm
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time or guided walk optional
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

 

November 2017

4th - 11th Combination Walking and Yoga, Meditation and Massage Retreat

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • 7am Meditation and yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 4pm Yoga
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • 7am Yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 4 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 4.30pm Yoga and meditation
  • Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner
  • 9.30pm optional mediation

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk Canillas de Acetuna
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time and massage pre arranged on day 1 or seminar, on site, on the Biology and anatomy and history of Yoga
  • Dinner at 7.30 and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 2 hours of Yoga and Pilates
  • 11.30 free time or trip into Competa for shopping or hstorical tour
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk from the Lodge taking the old silk route trail to the View Point in Competa
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • Transport to Rio Chillar walk from Nerja
  • Packed Lunch
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time and 2nd massage as pre arranged on Day 1
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

5th - 12th Combination Walking and Spanish Language and Spanish Culture

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Introduction to Spanish language… Greetings and Meetings Spanish grammar and Language
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Spanish Language Restaurants and Bars, Shopping and directions
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Spanish Language Intercambio.. coffee and mid morning snacks in Competa with Spanish mature students for intercambio session and practicing lesson on day before at Cafe
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 1.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Spanish language and grammar Hotels and B&B’s
  • 12.30 free time
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Review of Spanish Language learning, small quiz and certificates
  • 1pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

12th - 19th Combination Yoga, Spanish Cooking, Language and Culture

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1 arrival:
  •  {we ask for flights to be booked wherever possible that arrive by latest midday} and airport transfers to the Walking Lodge, Finca Los Pinos
  • ‘Meridiana’ served.. Spanish high tea… on arrival
  • Tour of the walking lodge site and review of the program ahead and at this time any last minute changes will be considered wherever possible. Try to be as flexible as we can with the program.
  • Dinner at 8
Day 2: First walking tour 5 hours
  • Get to know your immediate area around you
  • Hike to The Lost Village of Acebuchal and wild orchid tour
  • Menu del Dia lunch of traditional Spanish Country food and tour of this tiny hamlet restored to wonderful traditional glory following being leveled to ruin in the midst of rebel fighting against Franco
  • 4 x 4 collection from the Lost Village back to the walking lodge
  • one hour free time
  • Spanish Language class  and Meridiana
  • Dinner at 8 with Spanish guitar live entertainment
Day 3: Orchid walking tour, full day out
          Or for cooking class, a trip to the local markets to buy fresh ingredients in Spanish for cooking class in the afternoon.
  • Transport to the start of walking tour
  • Wild Orchid walking tour from Canillas del Albaida
  • Return to Walking Lodge for lunch
  • Spanish Language and culture class
  • Spanish cooking class. Cooking may be learning to make a Fish Paella, or learning 3 to 4 Spanish tapas fish dishes
  • Meridiana
  • Free time
  • 8pm Dinner
Day 4 {Optional} Day trip excursion to Granada or Malaga
Day 5: Hike to the top of Maroma and Wild flower walking and Intercambio
  • For the experienced hiker a 9 hour round trip hike to the top of the highest peak here in the Axarquia, Mt Maroma.
  • For the less experienced hiker,  the next wild flower walking in the morning, and an afternoon of Spanish culture and intercambio session, which will involve going out into Competa with the Spanish teacher, and learning to buy food at the shops, order high tea at the restaurants and talk with Spanish people during tea
  • 8pm Dinner and Live Flamenco entertainment
Day 6: Free day OR a 2nd cooking class … Spanish Meat dishes
Day 7: Final wild orchid walking tour in the morning, Spanish language class and folder provided with a  certificate of the learning to date and to provide material ongoing for home study
          Afternoon Option  a cooking class of Spanish vegetables and rices.
Day 7 Dinner is in Competa at a local restaurant . This is not included in the overall price but is at the best restaurant in Competa at very reasonable prices.
Day 8: airport transfers and departure
26th - 3rd Specialist Walking Tour with History and Medicinal Herbs

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1:

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal with medicinal herbs en route
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Return to walking lodge, slide show on Wild Mushroom species in Andalusia and Axarquia
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Guided walk on the historical Silk Route tour, starting with a presentation on the history of the walk and about the medicinal herbs found in the area
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • 4.15pm Cooking class using medicinal and local herbs
  • 8pm Dinner with local herbs dish on the side

Day 4:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Wild herb walk and picking with history
  • Packed lunch
  • 3.30pm Return to walking lodge free time
  • 4pm Second cooking with mushrooms, different dishes
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Trip to Competa for historical tour and shopping
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 3pm   Free time
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Final walking tour Rio Chillar from Nerja
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm Free time for walking or relaxation at the Lodge
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

December 2017

3rd - 10th Combination Walking and Yoga Tour

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • 7am Meditation and yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 4pm Yoga
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • 7am Yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 4 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 4.30pm Yoga and meditation
  • Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner
  • 9.30pm optional mediation

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk Canillas de Acetuna
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time and massage pre arranged on day 1 or seminar, on site, on the Biology and anatomy and history of Yoga
  • Dinner at 7.30 and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 2 hours of Yoga and Pilates
  • 11.30 free time or trip into Competa for shopping or hstorical tour
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk from the Lodge taking the old silk route trail to the View Point in Competa
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • Transport to Rio Chillar walk from Nerja
  • Packed Lunch
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time and 2nd massage as pre arranged on Day 1
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

 

January 2018 - FULL

4th - 11th Combination Walking and Spanish Language and Spanish Culture

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Introduction to Spanish language… Greetings and Meetings Spanish grammar and Language
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Spanish Language Restaurants and Bars, Shopping and directions
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Spanish Language Intercambio.. coffee and mid morning snacks in Competa with Spanish mature students for intercambio session and practicing lesson on day before at Cafe
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 1.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Spanish language and grammar Hotels and B&B’s
  • 12.30 free time
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Review of Spanish Language learning, small quiz and certificates
  • 1pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

15th - 22nd Combination Walking and Spanish Cooking

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9am Trip to the market as part of buying ingredients activity {ingredients costs included in the price} in Spanish first cooking session {Spanish Cuisine}
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Cooking session Spanish Food
  • 5pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30am 2nd cooking session { Andalusian/Morrocan cuisine} with  mid morning snacks interval
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Transport to a new starting point for guided walk
  • 5pm High Tea
  • Relaxation time or review of cooking from the morning activity
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk
  • Lunch at the Lost Village { not included in price but usually Menu del Dia at €20 for 3 courses.}
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time
  • Dinner at 7.30

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30 3rd cooking session Spanish Countryside/farmer’s  cuisine
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk
  • 5pm high tea and free time
  • 8pm dinner and an evening of live entertainment

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Cooking session of choice { pre arranged on day 1 or day 2}
  • Lunch 1pm
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time or guided walk optional
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

 

February 2018

3rd - 10th Combination Walking and Bird Watching Holiday

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1:

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal with opportunity to spot a variety of birds flying above the valleys below the walk
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Return to walking lodge, slide show on Wild and native bird species in Andalusia and Axarquia
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • 4.15pm Chance to explore more areas of nesting birds
  • 8pm Dinner with Spanish Mushroom dish on the side

Day 4:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Walk to known areas of wild birds of prey
  • Packed lunch
  • 3.30pm Return to walking lodge free time
  • 4pm Exploring more of the natural park at a slower pace from the Goat Track running above Finca Los Pinos
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Trip to Competa for historical tour and shopping
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 3pm   Free time
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Final walking tour Rio Chillar from Nerja
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm Free time for walking or relaxation at the Lodge
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

 

11th - 18th Combination Walking and Spanish Cooking

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9am Trip to the market as part of buying ingredients activity {ingredients costs included in the price} in Spanish first cooking session {Spanish Cuisine}
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Cooking session Spanish Food
  • 5pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30am 2nd cooking session { Andalusian/Morrocan cuisine} with  mid morning snacks interval
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Transport to a new starting point for guided walk
  • 5pm High Tea
  • Relaxation time or review of cooking from the morning activity
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk
  • Lunch at the Lost Village { not included in price but usually Menu del Dia at €20 for 3 courses.}
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time
  • Dinner at 7.30

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30 3rd cooking session Spanish Countryside/farmer’s  cuisine
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk
  • 5pm high tea and free time
  • 8pm dinner and an evening of live entertainment

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Cooking session of choice { pre arranged on day 1 or day 2}
  • Lunch 1pm
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time or guided walk optional
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

 

18th - 25th General Walking Tour Holiday

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Introduction to the area and the walks that can be enjoyed from your doorstep
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm free time to walk and explore Canillas before transport back to the walking lodge
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk along the old Silk trade route from Finca Los Pinos to the view point of Competa
  • Packed lunch
  • 1.30pm Walk to the fire break and along more of the old silk route
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Activity of choice to take place at the walking lodge. Options include Yoga, Painting or introduction to medicinal herbs
  • 12.30 free time
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Guided walk to Canillas de Acetuno
  • 1pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

March 2018

3rd - 10th Combination Walking and Bird watching

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1:

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal with opportunity to spot a variety of birds flying above the valleys below the walk
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Return to walking lodge, slide show on Wild and native bird species in Andalusia and Axarquia
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • 4.15pm Chance to explore more areas of nesting birds
  • 8pm Dinner with Spanish Mushroom dish on the side

Day 4:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Walk to known areas of wild birds of prey
  • Packed lunch
  • 3.30pm Return to walking lodge free time
  • 4pm Exploring more of the natural park at a slower pace from the Goat Track running above Finca Los Pinos
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Trip to Competa for historical tour and shopping
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 3pm   Free time
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Final walking tour Rio Chillar from Nerja
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm Free time for walking or relaxation at the Lodge
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

11th - 18th Combination Walking and Wild Flowers and Orchids

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1 arrival:
  •  {we ask for flights to be booked wherever possible that arrive by latest midday} and airport transfers to the Walking Lodge, Finca Los Pinos
  • ‘Meridiana’ served.. Spanish high tea… on arrival
  • Tour of the walking lodge site and review of the program ahead and at this time any last minute changes will be considered wherever possible. Try to be as flexible as we can with the program.
  • Dinner at 8
Day 2: First walking tour 5 hours
  • Get to know your immediate area around you
  • Hike to The Lost Village of Acebuchal and wild orchid tour
  • Menu del Dia lunch of traditional Spanish Country food and tour of this tiny hamlet restored to wonderful traditional glory following being leveled to ruin in the midst of rebel fighting against Franco
  • 4 x 4 collection from the Lost Village back to the walking lodge
  • one hour free time
  • Spanish Language class  and Meridiana
  • Dinner at 8 with Spanish guitar live entertainment
Day 3: Orchid walking tour, full day out
          Or for cooking class, a trip to the local markets to buy fresh ingredients in Spanish for cooking class in the afternoon.
  • Transport to the start of walking tour
  • Wild Orchid walking tour from Canillas del Albaida
  • Return to Walking Lodge for lunch
  • Spanish Language and culture class
  • Spanish cooking class. Cooking may be learning to make a Fish Paella, or learning 3 to 4 Spanish tapas fish dishes
  • Meridiana
  • Free time
  • 8pm Dinner
Day 4 {Optional} Day trip excursion to Granada or Malaga
Day 5: Hike to the top of Maroma and Wild flower walking and Intercambio
  • For the experienced hiker a 9 hour round trip hike to the top of the highest peak here in the Axarquia, Mt Maroma.
  • For the less experienced hiker,  the next wild flower walking in the morning, and an afternoon of Spanish culture and intercambio session, which will involve going out into Competa with the Spanish teacher, and learning to buy food at the shops, order high tea at the restaurants and talk with Spanish people during tea
  • 8pm Dinner and Live Flamenco entertainment
Day 6: Free day OR a 2nd cooking class … Spanish Meat dishes
Day 7: Final wild orchid walking tour in the morning, Spanish language class and folder provided with a  certificate of the learning to date and to provide material ongoing for home study
          Afternoon Option  a cooking class of Spanish vegetables and rices.
Day 7 Dinner is in Competa at a local restaurant . This is not included in the overall price but is at the best restaurant in Competa at very reasonable prices.
Day 8: airport transfers and departure

 

 

18th - 25th Combination Walking and Wild Flowers and Orchids and Bird Watching

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1 arrival:
  •  {we ask for flights to be booked wherever possible that arrive by latest midday} and airport transfers to the Walking Lodge, Finca Los Pinos
  • ‘Meridiana’ served.. Spanish high tea… on arrival
  • Tour of the walking lodge site and review of the program ahead and at this time any last minute changes will be considered wherever possible. Try to be as flexible as we can with the program.
  • Dinner at 8
Day 2: First walking tour 5 hours
  • Get to know your immediate area around you
  • Hike to The Lost Village of Acebuchal and wild orchid tour with plenty of opportunities to see birds of prey including a range of eagles and vultures
  • Menu del Dia lunch of traditional Spanish Country food and tour of this tiny hamlet restored to wonderful traditional glory following being leveled to ruin in the midst of rebel fighting against Franco
  • 4 x 4 collection from the Lost Village back to the walking lodge
  • one hour free time
  • Spanish Language class  and Meridiana
  • Dinner at 8 with Spanish guitar live entertainment
Day 3: Orchid walking tour, full day out
          Or for cooking class, a trip to the local markets to buy fresh ingredients in Spanish for cooking class in the afternoon.
  • Transport to the start of walking tour
  • Wild Orchid walking tour from Canillas del Albaida
  • Return to Walking Lodge for lunch
  • Spanish Language and culture class or slide show on Wild and native bird species in Andalusia and Axarquia
  • Meridiana
  • Free time
  • 8pm Dinner
Day 4 {Optional} Day trip excursion to Granada or Malaga
Day 5: Hike to the top of Maroma and Wild flower walking and Intercambio
  • For the experienced hiker a 9 hour round trip hike to the top of the highest peak here in the Axarquia, Mt Maroma.
  • For the less experienced hiker,  the next wild flower walking in the morning, and an afternoon of Spanish culture and intercambio session, which will involve going out into Competa with the Spanish teacher, and learning to buy food at the shops, order high tea at the restaurants and talk with Spanish people during tea
  • 8pm Dinner and Live Flamenco entertainment
Day 6: Free day
Day 7: Final wild orchid walking tour in the morning, Spanish language class and folder provided with a  certificate of the learning to date and to provide material ongoing for home study
          Afternoon Option  a cooking class of Spanish vegetables and rices.
Day 7 Dinner is in Competa at a local restaurant . This is not included in the overall price but is at the best restaurant in Competa at very reasonable prices.
Day 8: airport transfers and departure

 

 

April 2018

7th - 14th Combination Walking and Wild Flowers and Orchids and Bird Watching

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1 arrival:
  •  {we ask for flights to be booked wherever possible that arrive by latest midday} and airport transfers to the Walking Lodge, Finca Los Pinos
  • ‘Meridiana’ served.. Spanish high tea… on arrival
  • Tour of the walking lodge site and review of the program ahead and at this time any last minute changes will be considered wherever possible. Try to be as flexible as we can with the program.
  • Dinner at 8
Day 2: First walking tour 5 hours
  • Get to know your immediate area around you
  • Hike to The Lost Village of Acebuchal and wild orchid tour with plenty of opportunities to see birds of prey including a range of eagles and vultures
  • Menu del Dia lunch of traditional Spanish Country food and tour of this tiny hamlet restored to wonderful traditional glory following being leveled to ruin in the midst of rebel fighting against Franco
  • 4 x 4 collection from the Lost Village back to the walking lodge
  • one hour free time
  • Spanish Language class  and Meridiana
  • Dinner at 8 with Spanish guitar live entertainment
Day 3: Orchid walking tour, full day out
          Or for cooking class, a trip to the local markets to buy fresh ingredients in Spanish for cooking class in the afternoon.
  • Transport to the start of walking tour
  • Wild Orchid walking tour from Canillas del Albaida
  • Return to Walking Lodge for lunch
  • Spanish Language and culture class or slide show on Wild and native bird species in Andalusia and Axarquia
  • Meridiana
  • Free time
  • 8pm Dinner
Day 4 {Optional} Day trip excursion to Granada or Malaga
Day 5: Hike to the top of Maroma and Wild flower walking and Intercambio
  • For the experienced hiker a 9 hour round trip hike to the top of the highest peak here in the Axarquia, Mt Maroma.
  • For the less experienced hiker,  the next wild flower walking in the morning, and an afternoon of Spanish culture and intercambio session, which will involve going out into Competa with the Spanish teacher, and learning to buy food at the shops, order high tea at the restaurants and talk with Spanish people during tea
  • 8pm Dinner and Live Flamenco entertainment
Day 6: Free day
Day 7: Final wild orchid walking tour in the morning, Spanish language class and folder provided with a  certificate of the learning to date and to provide material ongoing for home study
          Afternoon Option  a cooking class of Spanish vegetables and rices.
Day 7 Dinner is in Competa at a local restaurant . This is not included in the overall price but is at the best restaurant in Competa at very reasonable prices.
Day 8: airport transfers and departure

 

 

15th - 22nd Combination Walking and Wild Flowers and Orchids and Bird Watching

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1 arrival:
  •  {we ask for flights to be booked wherever possible that arrive by latest midday} and airport transfers to the Walking Lodge, Finca Los Pinos
  • ‘Meridiana’ served.. Spanish high tea… on arrival
  • Tour of the walking lodge site and review of the program ahead and at this time any last minute changes will be considered wherever possible. Try to be as flexible as we can with the program.
  • Dinner at 8
Day 2: First walking tour 5 hours
  • Get to know your immediate area around you
  • Hike to The Lost Village of Acebuchal and wild orchid tour with plenty of opportunities to see birds of prey including a range of eagles and vultures
  • Menu del Dia lunch of traditional Spanish Country food and tour of this tiny hamlet restored to wonderful traditional glory following being leveled to ruin in the midst of rebel fighting against Franco
  • 4 x 4 collection from the Lost Village back to the walking lodge
  • one hour free time
  • Spanish Language class  and Meridiana
  • Dinner at 8 with Spanish guitar live entertainment
Day 3: Orchid walking tour, full day out
          Or for cooking class, a trip to the local markets to buy fresh ingredients in Spanish for cooking class in the afternoon.
  • Transport to the start of walking tour
  • Wild Orchid walking tour from Canillas del Albaida
  • Return to Walking Lodge for lunch
  • Spanish Language and culture class or slide show on Wild and native bird species in Andalusia and Axarquia
  • Meridiana
  • Free time
  • 8pm Dinner
Day 4 {Optional} Day trip excursion to Granada or Malaga
Day 5: Hike to the top of Maroma and Wild flower walking and Intercambio
  • For the experienced hiker a 9 hour round trip hike to the top of the highest peak here in the Axarquia, Mt Maroma.
  • For the less experienced hiker,  the next wild flower walking in the morning, and an afternoon of Spanish culture and intercambio session, which will involve going out into Competa with the Spanish teacher, and learning to buy food at the shops, order high tea at the restaurants and talk with Spanish people during tea
  • 8pm Dinner and Live Flamenco entertainment
Day 6: Free day
Day 7: Final wild orchid walking tour in the morning, Spanish language class and folder provided with a  certificate of the learning to date and to provide material ongoing for home study
          Afternoon Option  a cooking class of Spanish vegetables and rices.
Day 7 Dinner is in Competa at a local restaurant . This is not included in the overall price but is at the best restaurant in Competa at very reasonable prices.
Day 8: airport transfers and departure

 

 

22nd - 29th Combination Walking, Painting and Wild Flowers and Orchids

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal and Wild Orchid Tour
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 2.30pm Painting …. sketching in pencil and water colour
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

Orchid walking tour and painting/sketching, full day out
  • Transport to the start of walking tour
  • Wild Orchid walking tour from Canillas del Albaida
  • Packed Lunch
  • Opportunity to go and freely walk around the area to paint/sketch
  • Return to walking lodge
  • Meridiana
  • Free time
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Painting
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 2.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Painting
  • 12.30 free time or continue painting
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Finish paintings and review
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

May 2018

5th - 12th Combination Walking and Wild Flowers and Orchids and Bird Watching

 

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1 arrival:
  •  {we ask for flights to be booked wherever possible that arrive by latest midday} and airport transfers to the Walking Lodge, Finca Los Pinos
  • ‘Meridiana’ served.. Spanish high tea… on arrival
  • Tour of the walking lodge site and review of the program ahead and at this time any last minute changes will be considered wherever possible. Try to be as flexible as we can with the program.
  • Dinner at 8
Day 2: First walking tour 5 hours
  • Get to know your immediate area around you
  • Hike to The Lost Village of Acebuchal and wild orchid tour with plenty of opportunities to see birds of prey including a range of eagles and vultures
  • Menu del Dia lunch of traditional Spanish Country food and tour of this tiny hamlet restored to wonderful traditional glory following being leveled to ruin in the midst of rebel fighting against Franco
  • 4 x 4 collection from the Lost Village back to the walking lodge
  • one hour free time
  • Spanish Language class  and Meridiana
  • Dinner at 8 with Spanish guitar live entertainment
Day 3: Orchid walking tour, full day out
          Or for cooking class, a trip to the local markets to buy fresh ingredients in Spanish for cooking class in the afternoon.
  • Transport to the start of walking tour
  • Wild Orchid walking tour from Canillas del Albaida
  • Return to Walking Lodge for lunch
  • Spanish Language and culture class or slide show on Wild and native bird species in Andalusia and Axarquia
  • Meridiana
  • Free time
  • 8pm Dinner
Day 4 {Optional} Day trip excursion to Granada or Malaga
Day 5: Hike to the top of Maroma and Wild flower walking and Intercambio
  • For the experienced hiker a 9 hour round trip hike to the top of the highest peak here in the Axarquia, Mt Maroma.
  • For the less experienced hiker,  the next wild flower walking in the morning, and an afternoon of Spanish culture and intercambio session, which will involve going out into Competa with the Spanish teacher, and learning to buy food at the shops, order high tea at the restaurants and talk with Spanish people during tea
  • 8pm Dinner and Live Flamenco entertainment
Day 6: Free day
Day 7: Final wild orchid walking tour in the morning, Spanish language class and folder provided with a  certificate of the learning to date and to provide material ongoing for home study
          Afternoon Option  a cooking class of Spanish vegetables and rices.
Day 7 Dinner is in Competa at a local restaurant . This is not included in the overall price but is at the best restaurant in Competa at very reasonable prices.
Day 8: airport transfers and departure

 

 

13th - 20th Combination Walking and Yoga, Meditation and Massage Retreat

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • 7am Meditation and yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 4pm Yoga
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • 7am Yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 4 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 4.30pm Yoga and meditation
  • Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner
  • 9.30pm optional mediation

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk Canillas de Acetuna
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time and massage pre arranged on day 1 or seminar, on site, on the Biology and anatomy and history of Yoga
  • Dinner at 7.30 and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 2 hours of Yoga and Pilates
  • 11.30 free time or trip into Competa for shopping or hstorical tour
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk from the Lodge taking the old silk route trail to the View Point in Competa
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • Transport to Rio Chillar walk from Nerja
  • Packed Lunch
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time and 2nd massage as pre arranged on Day 1
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

20th - 27th Combination Walking, Painting and Culture
21st – 28th Combination Walking and Painting Holiday

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 2.30pm Painting …. sketching in pencil and water colour
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Water colour painting continued Introduction to acryllic
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Painting
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 2.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Painting
  • 12.30 free time or continue painting
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Finish paintings and review
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

June 2018

2nd - 9th Combination Walking and Yoga, Meditation and Massage Retreat

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • 7am Meditation and yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 4pm Yoga
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • 7am Yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 4 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 4.30pm Yoga and meditation
  • Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner
  • 9.30pm optional mediation

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk Canillas de Acetuna
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time and massage pre arranged on day 1 or seminar, on site, on the Biology and anatomy and history of Yoga
  • Dinner at 7.30 and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 2 hours of Yoga and Pilates
  • 11.30 free time or trip into Competa for shopping or hstorical tour
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk from the Lodge taking the old silk route trail to the View Point in Competa
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • Transport to Rio Chillar walk from Nerja
  • Packed Lunch
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time and 2nd massage as pre arranged on Day 1
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

10th - 17th Combination Walking, Spanish Language and Culture, and Cooking

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Introduction to Spanish language… Greetings and Meetings Spanish grammar and Language
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Spanish Language Restaurants and Bars, Shopping and directions
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Spanish Language Intercambio.. coffee and mid morning snacks in Competa with Spanish mature students for intercambio session and practicing lesson on day before at Cafe
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 1.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Spanish language and grammar Hotels and B&B’s
  • 12.30 free time
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Review of Spanish Language learning, small quiz and certificates
  • 1pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

17th - 24th Combination Walking and Painting

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 2.30pm Painting …. sketching in pencil and water colour
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Water colour painting continued Introduction to acryllic
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Painting
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 2.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Painting
  • 12.30 free time or continue painting
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Finish paintings and review
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

October 2018

6th - 13th Combination Walking and Yoga, Meditation and Massage Retreat

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • 7am Meditation and yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 4pm Yoga
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • 7am Yoga
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 4 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 4.30pm Yoga and meditation
  • Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner
  • 9.30pm optional mediation

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk Canillas de Acetuna
  • Packed Lunch
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time and massage pre arranged on day 1 or seminar, on site, on the Biology and anatomy and history of Yoga
  • Dinner at 7.30 and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 2 hours of Yoga and Pilates
  • 11.30 free time or trip into Competa for shopping or hstorical tour
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk from the Lodge taking the old silk route trail to the View Point in Competa
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Yoga 7am
  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • Transport to Rio Chillar walk from Nerja
  • Packed Lunch
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time and 2nd massage as pre arranged on Day 1
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

14th - 21st Combination Walking and Bird Watching

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1:

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal with opportunity to spot a variety of birds flying above the valleys below the walk
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Return to walking lodge, slide show on Wild and native bird species in Andalusia and Axarquia
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • 4.15pm Chance to explore more areas of nesting birds
  • 8pm Dinner with Spanish Mushroom dish on the side

Day 4:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Walk to known areas of wild birds of prey
  • Packed lunch
  • 3.30pm Return to walking lodge free time
  • 4pm Exploring more of the natural park at a slower pace from the Goat Track running above Finca Los Pinos
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Trip to Competa for historical tour and shopping
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 3pm   Free time
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Final walking tour Rio Chillar from Nerja
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm Free time for walking or relaxation at the Lodge
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

21st - 28th Combination Walking and Painting

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 2.30pm Painting …. sketching in pencil and water colour
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Water colour painting continued Introduction to acryllic
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Painting
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 2.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Painting
  • 12.30 free time or continue painting
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Finish paintings and review
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

November 2018

3rd - 10th Combination Walking and Spanish Cooking

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9am Trip to the market as part of buying ingredients activity {ingredients costs included in the price} in Spanish first cooking session {Spanish Cuisine}
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Cooking session Spanish Food
  • 5pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30am 2nd cooking session { Andalusian/Morrocan cuisine} with  mid morning snacks interval
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Transport to a new starting point for guided walk
  • 5pm High Tea
  • Relaxation time or review of cooking from the morning activity
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk
  • Lunch at the Lost Village { not included in price but usually Menu del Dia at €20 for 3 courses.}
  • Transport back to Finca
  • Relaxation afternoon free time
  • Dinner at 7.30

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • 30 3rd cooking session Spanish Countryside/farmer’s  cuisine
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm Guided walk
  • 5pm high tea and free time
  • 8pm dinner and an evening of live entertainment

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Cooking session of choice { pre arranged on day 1 or day 2}
  • Lunch 1pm
  • 2.30pm Afternoon free time or guided walk optional
  • 5pm High tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

11th - 18th Combination Walking and Spanish Language and Spanish Culture

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Introduction to Spanish language… Greetings and Meetings Spanish grammar and Language
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Spanish Language Restaurants and Bars, Shopping and directions
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Spanish Language Intercambio.. coffee and mid morning snacks in Competa with Spanish mature students for intercambio session and practicing lesson on day before at Cafe
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 1.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Spanish language and grammar Hotels and B&B’s
  • 12.30 free time
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Review of Spanish Language learning, small quiz and certificates
  • 1pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

18th - 25th Combination Walking and Painting

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 2.30pm Painting …. sketching in pencil and water colour
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Water colour painting continued Introduction to acryllic
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Painting
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 2.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Painting
  • 12.30 free time or continue painting
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Finish paintings and review
  • 1.30pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

December 2018

9th - 16th Combination Walking and Spanish Language and Spanish Culture

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Introduction to Spanish language… Greetings and Meetings Spanish grammar and Language
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm Spanish Language Restaurants and Bars, Shopping and directions
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Spanish Language Intercambio.. coffee and mid morning snacks in Competa with Spanish mature students for intercambio session and practicing lesson on day before at Cafe
  • Lunch at the walking lodge
  • 1.30pm Old Silk Route walk from the walking lodge to the View Point of Competa,
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Spanish language and grammar Hotels and B&B’s
  • 12.30 free time
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Review of Spanish Language learning, small quiz and certificates
  • 1pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

1st - 8th General Walking Tour

Typical Tour includes:

Day 1: 

  • Arrival for morning flights to land before 1pm in Malaga.
  • Arrival at the Walking Lodge estimated  2.30pm
  • Welcome drinks and tapas and review of detailed program
  • Free time for heated swimming pool, hammock decks relaxation and explore the walking lodge grounds
  • Dinner at 7pm

Day 2:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am 4 hour walk from the walking lodge to the Lost Village of Acebuchal
  • Lunch at Acebuchal { Included in your all inclusive tour price}
  • 3pm Introduction to the area and the walks that can be enjoyed from your doorstep
  • 5.30pm High tea and relaxation free time
  • 8pm Dinner and Spanish cultural event … for example flamenco guitar live, or Andalusian live music

Day 3:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30am Transport from Walking Lodge to Canillas de Albaida for 3 hour walking tour foot hills of La Maroma
  • Packed Lunch
  • 3pm free time to walk and explore Canillas before transport back to the walking lodge
  • 5.30pm Relaxation time and high tea
  • 8pm Dinner

Day 4: 

  • Breakfast 8am
  • Rest of the day excursion day, Spanish and Andalusian Culture trips out for example The Alhambra in Granada or tour of the old town of Malaga and Picasso museum { included in the price}
  • Dinner 8pm

Day 5:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 9.30 am Guided walk along the old Silk trade route from Finca Los Pinos to the view point of Competa
  • Packed lunch
  • 1.30pm Walk to the fire break and along more of the old silk route
  • 5pm Transport back to the walking lodge
  • Free time
  • Dinner at 8pm and live entertainment around the pool

Day 6:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Activity of choice to take place at the walking lodge. Options include Yoga, Painting or introduction to medicinal herbs
  • 12.30 free time
  • 1.30pm Lunch
  • 2.30pm  Competa for shopping and historical tour
  • Self service snacks for tea
  • 8pm dinner

Day 7:

  • Breakfast 8.30am
  • 10am Guided walk to Canillas de Acetuno
  • 1pm Lunch at the lodge
  • 2.30pm transport to Nerja for Rio Chillar walk, with packed High Tea
  • 8pm Dinner at Competa restaurant { not included in overall tour price, but usually around €30 per head}

Day 8: Transfers to airport and end of the week.

For more information on any of these walks, please don't hesitate to contact us!