Sierra Greenway & Charming White Washed Villages
La Sierra Greenway, whose route was never crossed by any train, runs for 36 km at the foot of the most southern mountains of the Iberian peninsula. This is a 4 day break in La Sierra Greenway & Charming White Washed Villages. Enjoy your accessible holidays in the South of Spain.
The greenway runs between the towns of Puerto Serrano and Olvera. This exceptional route, which continues parallel to the banks of numerous rivers, passes through such spectacular places like the nature reserve of Peñón de Zaframagón, where there is a large colony of griffon vultures).
Birds are controlled through a modern video surveillance. The peculiarity of the white villages is its facades painted in white color, in order to maintain away the stifling heat of the Andalusian summer. In contrast to the monochrome of these villages, you can delight in the striking colors of the flowers that adorn their narrow streets.
This is a singular and colorful spectacle. The villages were built on top of the hills and they were fortified to defend the Inhabitants the enemy attacks. The essence of the White Villages will take you back to the Andalusi culture (legacy of Al-Andalus), although its history is much older.
The agenda for La Sierra Greenway & Charming White Washed Villages is as follows:
Day 1: Arrival to the wagon train hotel and check-in. The guests will be assigned a wagon train to spend the whole stay. The rest of the day will be free time and the opportunity to enjoy the the swimming pool (equipped with hoist). Enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding area. It will be a great idea to visit to the greenway’s interpretation center.
Day 2: Handbikes and mountain bikes will be available for you to enjoy your the greenway. La Sierra Greenway is the most visited in Spain and has been awarded prizes of prestigious organizations such as “Premio Andalucia Via Verde”, “Premio Andalucia del Turismo 2016” etc.
We recommend to make a stop at the nature reserve in the Peñón de Zaframagón, where you can watch one the largest colonies of griffon vulture in the world. You can also visit the Interpretation center (observatory) located at this same place.
Once you get half way of the road (Coripe Station) you can end your route there or do the second part. In both cases, you will have a wheelchair accessible taxi service to take you back to your wagon train hotel in Olvera. In the evening, get ready to enjoy a delicious gastronomic experience at your hotel. You will have different dishes made with traditional local products.
Day 3: Full day accessible tour in which we will visit two of the most charming villages of Spain: Setenil de las Bodegas and Ronda.
Setenil de las Bodegas: The uniqueness and extreme beauty of its streets make this village one of the main tourist destinations of the Sierra de Cadiz. The village is famous for its dwellings built into rock overhangs above the Rio Trejo. The town extends along the course of the Rio Trejo with some houses being built into the rock walls of the gorge itself, created by enlarging natural caves or overhangs and adding an external wall. There are special and charming spots like Calles de las Cuevas a la Sombra (Cave streets in the shade) y Calles de las Cuevas al Sol (street caves in the sun). The town has a medieval origin and where the Villa is located, originally was an Almohade settlement.
Ronda: In the thousand year old Ronda, we can find one of the most multicolored and interesting towns of Andalusia. The landscape, urbanism, history, the romantic legends of famous bandits, make Ronda a unique and vibrant town. Here things move slow and so the route that we will follow. You will appreciate in detail the features of the Ancient Arab medina, on the south bank of the Guadalevín River. The medina still maintain part of its former walls. We will cross the new bridge and stroll along the Alameda del Tajo. We will have time enough to make several stops to enjoy the hidden spots and beautiful buildings that open their doors to the visitor; We will also make a stop for lunch to taste a good selection of local dishes from the serranía.
Day 4: Breakfast and check-out. End of Sierra Greenway & Charming White Washed Villages holiday package.
The accommodaion (hotel) for this package in La Sierra Greenway & Charming White Washed Villages is located in Olvera Station. This is a quirky accommodation using railway carriages with very comfortable apartments. Great location and facilities. Sleep in a train car shaped surrounded by nature. This wagons recreate those used in the old line railway lines of the 19th century in Spain.
Each coach has an area of about 50 square meters and consists of 2 rooms, 1 Bathroom, 1 living-kitchen (fully equipped) and a small porch. One of this cars is adapted for wheelchair users and people with disabilities.
The complex has an outdoor saltwater pool (11.5 x 5.5 meters) with artificial lawn surrounding the area. Air conditioning in all spaces, underfloor heating, WiFI zone, etc...
In addition you will also find areas adapted for parking vehicles and motor homes and also a restaurant with terrace in the main building of the train station.
All tours are accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.
The price includes:
The price includes:
- 3 nights in wagon train hotel (breakfast included)
- Bicycle, handbike and adapted bike rental
- Wheelchair adapted taxi service to take you back to the hotel at the end of your route in the greenway
- Gourmet experience with local products
- Full day tour visiting Setenil de las Bodegas and Ronda (transportation a wheelchair accessible taxi)
- English, German or Spanish guide
The price does not include:
- Means of transport to get in and out of the Greenway area.
- Meals/snacks and drinks
- Extra services (Mobility Equipment rentals)
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
We will refund 85% with at least 30 days notice, 50% refund with at least 15 days notice, 25% refund with at least 7 days notice and no refund with less than 7 days notice. In those Tours or Packages with airline, boat or train tickets reservations, the customer will pay the entire cost the service. Also applicable for hotel and van reservation costs.
Prices are subject to alteration based on fluctuating hotel prices