Walking Holidays in Nerja – See More of Andalucia
Nerja is a beautiful town and is set on the coast with the high mountains as a backdrop, the new National Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama. It is for this reason that Nerja and the surrounding areas lend themselves to walking holidays.
You don’t have to be a professional walker to enjoy the great outdoors along the Costa del Sol, you just pick a route that looks pleasant enough and off you go.
There are, however, companies in Nerja that offer guided walking tours around the areas. All through the week, offer a guided walk.
Their many interesting sights and the scenery are both beautiful and majestic. But that’s isn’t all.
Walking in Andalucia via Nerja Beach Holidays
If I were to list all of the great walks around Andalucia, I would spend a lifetime doing so. Andalucia is one of the most dramatic places in the whole of Spain, some might say, the whole of Europe. It has everything a walker/hiker could wish for.
Andalucia or Andalusia is a largely autonomous region of hills, rivers and farmland bordering Spain’s southern coast. It was under Moorish rule from the 8th-15th centuries, a legacy that shows in its architecture, including such landmarks as the Alcázar castle in Seville, the capital city, as well as Córdoba’s Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral and Granada’s Alhambra palace.
Fancy a really scary walk?
From the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada to the beaches of the Costa del Sol, there are fantastic walks that will take you through fields and sedate olive groves and others, such as the Caminito del Rey, that will take your breath away.
El Caminito del Rey is a walkway, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Ardales in the province of Málaga, Spain. The name derives from the original name of Camino del Rey, abbreviated locally to El Caminito. The walkway had fallen into disrepair and was partially closed for over a decade. The walkway is back open and scaring people as much as it ever did.
It’s not just monuments, historic town and cities, Andalucia is dotted about with Pueblos Blancos or ‘White Villages’. These pueblos Blancos are whitewashed villages and located in some of the most unusual of places and with the countryside that is a delight to walk through.
You will find very few fences, most places are accessible on foot as a large part of the countryside is given to olive groves and arable farming.
Using Nerja villas and apartments as a base, you can jump into your car and take off to visit the great sites, such as the Alhambra Palace in Granada, the Great Mosque in Cordoba, Antequera, Ronda and many more such delightful and historic places. Afterwards. head out into the countryside and enjoy a wonderful walk and experience rural Spain.