Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hillwalking in Andalucia

Apologies that this is off topic....but indulge me on this one.  Normal service will be resumed.

Sorry that this blog has been quiet for a week - I've been on holiday, getting some sun, exercise and relaxation.  We went to Southern Spain, hillwalking in the mountains of Andalucia, mainly in the Sierras de Trajeda.  What a superb area.

We had a great week of walking in some stunning scenery - often up over 1200 meters round some amazing limestone peaks.  

It was an organised trip  with Pure High Walking Holidays - a really good company.  The accommodation was fantastic in a beautiful little village. Each walk was  challenging enough to make you feel you had achieved something at the end of the day while we had confidence from being with a guide who knew the area well and who was a qualified Mountain Leader.  I'd thoroughly recommend Pure High if you are looking for a walking holiday in Europe.

I'll write the trip up in detail on my other (hillwalking) blog  over the next week or so, but here are a couple of photos to make you jealous!


Aaron Blaisdell said...

Photos look splendid! I visited Sevilla a few years ago and loved it. In two years I'm going to a conference in Jaen and plan to schedule some extra time for vacation with the family. I'm going to seriously consider a trip to the mountains.

Asclepius said...

Looks superb! Did you walk in VFFs?

Chris said...

No - inov8 Roclites for me. The thorns and general terrain would have made minimal shoes a bit of a challenge.