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Across Andalucía: Drive & Explore Holiday

Buzzing tapas bars and grand Moorish palaces; quiet walking trails and empty beaches. Our greatest Andalucía road journey, enjoyed at your pace.

Enjoy a relaxed southern Spain road journey of great contrasts, from the tapas bars of Seville and Jerez to peaceful hills and ancient olive groves, from the iconic views of Cádiz and Ronda to the grand Moorish monuments of Granada and Córdoba, and from an unspoilt Atlantic coast steeped in history to coastal deserts on the Mediterranean.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Get to know Seville with your guide

Meet your guide at the airport for a transfer into the heart of the old city. Once settled head out together to explore the city, go over the details of your holiday and try some tapas bars for dinner.
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Day 2 - Explore Seville independently

Full day to explore Seville. Our detailed Holiday Guide has extensive background information and personal recommendations for things to do and see, places to eat and flamenco shows to enjoy.
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Day 3 - Stay in the high Aracena hills

Drive out of Seville up into the peaceful Aracena Hills. Visit Aracena's hilltop castle and perhaps go for a stroll before settling into a beautiful guesthouse run by descendents of William Wordsworth.
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Day 4 - Walk cobbled pathways through the hills

Lunch is a fantastic tasting menu of regional specialities in a nearby village so you can afford to start the day slowly before setting off on foot along beautiful old cobbled pathways.
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Day 5 - Explore on the way to the Costa de la Luz

Travel south towards Vejer de la Frontera on the Atlantic coast near Cádiz, stopping en route to see the Doñana National Park or stop in at Jerez with its sherry bodegas and equestrian school.
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Day 6 - Explore the history and natural beauty of the coast

Today is yours to explore the nearby coastline at your pace, maybe with a walk in the Barbate natural park and a visit to the Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia, set against beautiful sand dunes.
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Day 7 - Explore the old town of Cádiz

Today we suggest you take a day trip to the beautiful city of Cádiz, one of the oldest in Europe and home to one of our favourite fish markets. Jerez and Doñana are also at hand today.
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Day 8 - Visit white villages en route to Grazalema

Drive north into the limestone hills and open pastures of the Grazalema Natural Park, via the beautiful town of Arcos de la Frontera or a walk in the peaceful Alcornocales Natural Park.
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Day 9 - Walk in the valleys and pastures

Today is yours to explore Grazalema, with many walking routes of differing lengths beginning and ending at the front door of your farmhouse hotel. If you prefer, riding horses is also an option.
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Day 10 - Explore the landscapes of Ronda

Visit iconic whitewashed villages on your way to the dramatic, richly historic, town of Ronda. Settle in to your hotel before visiting in the evening, when the day's crowds are gone.
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Day 11 - Travel to the olive groves of the Sierras Subbéticas

Continue east to stay in the little known Subbéticas hills, completely surrounded by olive trees. You can break the journey with a walk in the Torcal de Antequera Natural Park.
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Day 12 - Walk or cycle amidst olive orchards

The sierra is full of great walking routes, like the Bailón gorge from the beautiful village of Zuheros. You could instead cycle along an old train track now converted to cycling path.
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Day 13 - Visit the great mosque of Córdoba

Spend today visiting Córdoba, with its great mosque, and extraordinary history. Near your hotel you can also visit one of the olive bodegas in Priego, said to produce the world's best oils.
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Day 14 - Visit a Moorish fortress en route to Granada

Leaving the rural heartland behind, travel east to the city of Granada today. Along the way, visit the dramatic Moorish hilltop fortress at Alcalá la Real, and walk in the valley of the Rio Velillos.
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Day 15 - Explore the Alhambra Palaces and Albaicín quarter

Meet your guide today to visit the emblematic Alhambra and its Generalife gardens outside peak visitor hours. Later, explore the former Moorish quarter, the Albaicín, on foot and at your pace.
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Day 16 - Explore the Sierra Nevada on the way to the coast

Travel to the coast at Cabo de Gata, the most pristine corner of the Spanish Mediterranean. For a truly amazing contrast, you might want to enjoy the heights of the Sierra Nevada on the way.
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Day 17 - Explore the pristine coves on foot

Explore on foot walking along lovely beaches to the lighthouse at the cape or climbing extinct volcanoes with great views before enjoying a local fish meal.
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Day 18 - Explore the coast from land or sea

Another day to explore, perhaps today you might ride horses through the desert or spot flamingos in the salt lagoons before kayaking and snorkelling along the coast towards the cape.
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Day 19 - Head along the coast to Málaga

Enjoy one last morning and lunch by the beach before driving to Málaga. Often hidden behind the mass tourism of the Costa del Sol, Málaga's interest is a recent discovery for many.
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Day 20 - Enjoy the art and street ambiance of Málaga.

With the Picasso Museum, Pompidou Centre, Roman amphitheatre and Moorish palaces all within reach of its lively pedestrian centre and sandy beach, today is yours to wander.
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Day 21 - Travel home, or keep exploring

When you are ready to say goodbye to Andalucía, arrange a taxi to the airport for your flight home. Alternatively, ask us how you can connect with other corners of Spain to continue exploring.
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1 of 21

Day 1 - Get to know Seville with your guide

Meet your guide at the airport for a transfer into the heart of the old city. Once settled head out together to explore the city, go over the details of your holiday and try some tapas bars for dinner.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain seville giralda cathedral chris bladon pura

2 of 21

Day 2 - Explore Seville independently

Full day to explore Seville. Our detailed Holiday Guide has extensive background information and personal recommendations for things to do and see, places to eat and flamenco shows to enjoy.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia aracena top arias montano

3 of 21

Day 3 - Stay in the high Aracena hills

Drive out of Seville up into the peaceful Aracena Hills. Visit Aracena's hilltop castle and perhaps go for a stroll before settling into a beautiful guesthouse run by descendents of William Wordsworth.
Images itinerary images original o2vqste72xx31fvblk326hgzjmp9y7zj spain andalucia aracena hills approaching valdelarco20201008 16861 bsvrht

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Day 4 - Walk cobbled pathways through the hills

Lunch is a fantastic tasting menu of regional specialities in a nearby village so you can afford to start the day slowly before setting off on foot along beautiful old cobbled pathways.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia jerez lustau criadera

5 of 21

Day 5 - Explore on the way to the Costa de la Luz

Travel south towards Vejer de la Frontera on the Atlantic coast near Cádiz, stopping en route to see the Doñana National Park or stop in at Jerez with its sherry bodegas and equestrian school.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia cadiz zahara beach c rjimenez

6 of 21

Day 6 - Explore the history and natural beauty of the coast

Today is yours to explore the nearby coastline at your pace, maybe with a walk in the Barbate natural park and a visit to the Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia, set against beautiful sand dunes.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia cadiz seafront c chris bladon pura

7 of 21

Day 7 - Explore the old town of Cádiz

Today we suggest you take a day trip to the beautiful city of Cádiz, one of the oldest in Europe and home to one of our favourite fish markets. Jerez and Doñana are also at hand today.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia cadiz arcos de la frontera c adobe stock

8 of 21

Day 8 - Visit white villages en route to Grazalema

Drive north into the limestone hills and open pastures of the Grazalema Natural Park, via the beautiful town of Arcos de la Frontera or a walk in the peaceful Alcornocales Natural Park.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia grazalema Los Frailellicos walk chris bladon 28125 29

9 of 21

Day 9 - Walk in the valleys and pastures

Today is yours to explore Grazalema, with many walking routes of differing lengths beginning and ending at the front door of your farmhouse hotel. If you prefer, riding horses is also an option.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia cadiz ronda c

10 of 21

Day 10 - Explore the landscapes of Ronda

Visit iconic whitewashed villages on your way to the dramatic, richly historic, town of Ronda. Settle in to your hotel before visiting in the evening, when the day's crowds are gone.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia el castellar to almedinilla c pura aventura 2811 29

11 of 21

Day 11 - Travel to the olive groves of the Sierras Subbéticas

Continue east to stay in the little known Subbéticas hills, completely surrounded by olive trees. You can break the journey with a walk in the Torcal de Antequera Natural Park.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia almedenilla salto caballo circular c pura aventura 2819 29

12 of 21

Day 12 - Walk or cycle amidst olive orchards

The sierra is full of great walking routes, like the Bailón gorge from the beautiful village of Zuheros. You could instead cycle along an old train track now converted to cycling path.
Images itinerary images original zndvcyh3ylhxasyvczd90x40zgdvqgse spain andalucia cordoba mezquita priest mosque c diego20201008 16861 1vqj5sz

13 of 21

Day 13 - Visit the great mosque of Córdoba

Spend today visiting Córdoba, with its great mosque, and extraordinary history. Near your hotel you can also visit one of the olive bodegas in Priego, said to produce the world's best oils.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia granada alhambra sierra nevada from albaycin c diego

14 of 21

Day 14 - Visit a Moorish fortress en route to Granada

Leaving the rural heartland behind, travel east to the city of Granada today. Along the way, visit the dramatic Moorish hilltop fortress at Alcalá la Real, and walk in the valley of the Rio Velillos.
Images itinerary images original m2f9zuj9dwpnsosv8hq9aslhx5gc5j6o spain andalucia granada albaycin from alhambra c diego20201009 16861 1k5dwvp

15 of 21

Day 15 - Explore the Alhambra Palaces and Albaicín quarter

Meet your guide today to visit the emblematic Alhambra and its Generalife gardens outside peak visitor hours. Later, explore the former Moorish quarter, the Albaicín, on foot and at your pace.
Images itinerary images original g61pbkcsgdc8htu692b8hi6l0fqxgxpi spain andalucia granada sierra nevada senda estrella mulhacen c diego pura20201008 16861 eo1a3b

16 of 21

Day 16 - Explore the Sierra Nevada on the way to the coast

Travel to the coast at Cabo de Gata, the most pristine corner of the Spanish Mediterranean. For a truly amazing contrast, you might want to enjoy the heights of the Sierra Nevada on the way.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia almeria cabodegata rock beach c typhoonski

17 of 21

Day 17 - Explore the pristine coves on foot

Explore on foot walking along lovely beaches to the lighthouse at the cape or climbing extinct volcanoes with great views before enjoying a local fish meal.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia cabo de gata sea kayak

18 of 21

Day 18 - Explore the coast from land or sea

Another day to explore, perhaps today you might ride horses through the desert or spot flamingos in the salt lagoons before kayaking and snorkelling along the coast towards the cape.
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Day 19 - Head along the coast to Málaga

Enjoy one last morning and lunch by the beach before driving to Málaga. Often hidden behind the mass tourism of the Costa del Sol, Málaga's interest is a recent discovery for many.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia malaga chris pura aventura 283 29

20 of 21

Day 20 - Enjoy the art and street ambiance of Málaga.

With the Picasso Museum, Pompidou Centre, Roman amphitheatre and Moorish palaces all within reach of its lively pedestrian centre and sandy beach, today is yours to wander.
Cdn pura aventura com images hero spain andalucia malaga chris pura aventura 28131 29

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Day 21 - Travel home, or keep exploring

When you are ready to say goodbye to Andalucía, arrange a taxi to the airport for your flight home. Alternatively, ask us how you can connect with other corners of Spain to continue exploring.

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