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The Arcos Camino

The walking journey starts at Arcos and finishes 6 days later at Almuña. We walk in massive limestone sierra and open farmland lunching with a local family en route to the remote village of Algar. We team up with Roque and his mules who accompany us through dramatic sandstone country alongside gushing streams choked with rhododendrons and arbutus into the interior of a forest of huge cork oaks, out of sight and sound of modern life.

"The back up comes from a small army of Andalucians.  They drive ahead to prepare and layout picnics in the shade of cork trees – quails, quinces, rugs, cushions, mares’ tail clouds in a pure blue sky, wake me at four." - Stephen McClarence - Yorkshire Post

The Arcos Camino Departure Dates & Prices

Pirivate parties upon request

€ Per person - Sharing a double room

€ Per person - Individual room

The prices include 7 nights full board, wine with lunch and dinner,  services of English speaking and local guides, airport transfers and transport throughout the week and entrance fees as specified. Flights not included.

Arrival and Departure Airport: Málaga

Accommodation en route: The first 2 nights are at an 18th century fortified olive mill converted into a splendid residence. 2 nights in a simple but comfortable Village hotel at Algar and the final 3 nights at Almuña.

Walking Grade: 2

Overall walking distance: 50 miles

Longest walking day: 12 miles

Going under foot: Mainly good but muddy in parts if wet, some pitted fields and a rocky downhill section on day 2

Option to walk less: Yes, there are plenty of options to walk shorter distances