|Follow the Moorish Trail|
Spain & Morocco
|Day 1||Valencia - San Josť|
|Day 2||In Cabo de Gata Natural Park - Orgiva|
|Day 3||The Walk of the Berber Villages|
|Day 4||The Walk of the Ruined Mills & the Arab Bath|
|Day 5||Orgiva - Granada - Alhambra|
|Day 6||Alhambra - Granada - Ronda|
|Day 7||The Walk of Mr Henderson's Railway|
|Day 8||Ronda - Free Day|
|Day 9||The Walk of the Goatherd's Leap - From Grazalema to Benaocaz|
|Day 10||Ronda - Sevilla|
|Day 11||Sevilla - Tarifa - Tanger (Morocco) - Fes|
|Day 12||Fes - Guided Walk of the Medina|
|Day 13||Fes - Azrou - Ziz Gorge - Boumalne De Dades|
|Day 14||Boumalne - Rose Valley|
|Day 15||Dades Gorge - Monkey Fingers - Erfoud - Merzouga|
|Day 16||Merzouga - Erg Chebbi|
|Day 17||Erg Chebbi - N'kob - Agdz|
|Day 18||Agdz - Berber Villages|
|Day 19||Agdz - Quarzazate - Asni - Ouirgane|
|Day 20||Toubkal National Park|
Departure dates have been arranged to allow both, "Follow the Moorish Trail" and "From the Mountains to the Mediterranean" walks to be combined.
Tour departure dates
|Name||Follow the Moorish Trail [21 days]|
|Begins||03 April 2018 | Valencia, Spain|
|Ends||23 April 2018 | Marrakech, Morocco|
|I really enjoyed the 10 days in Andalusia with our tour guides Gabriela & Gilles. The walking trails through the Sierra Nevada & Grazalema natural park offered spectacular scenery. Our accommodation was varied & comfortable. I loved all the places we visited from San Jose to Seville. The meals were fine in the hotels but would have liked more tastings of Tapas. Morocco was a unique experience. Starting in Fes, staying at the Riad & a tour of the Medina was quite amazing. Then driving many miles across the High Atlas to the Dades Gorge on to the sand dunes at Erg Chebbi. Then back towards Marrakech via Agdz. Here we stayed at a very special Riad my favourite for the trip. The walks we did through the Berber villages was stepping back in time but all very interesting with local guides. It was unfortunate Gabriella had to leave us in Morocco but with Gilles there to guide us all the way we had a great trip."
Alison from Hawthorn VIC, Australia 
|Gilles was a great guide and we enjoyed the trip!"
Helen from Stratford, Victoria, Australia 
|Brilliant guides, fabulous accommodation, exotic luscious food. Thank you Gabriella and Giles for leading this "mature" trekker on the walk of her life. How I wish I had started 30 years ago. I am almost prepared now for more mountaineering rather than the envisaged walk in the plains of Spain. Truly a great and very happy experience with so many shared exciting memories".
Llynne from Valla, NSW Australia 
|This trip was superb! Glorious days walking in the Sierras of Spain, with some snow still on the mountains, walking the mountains and valleys of the Grazalema Natural Park, the magic of waking up in the Alhambra Palace in Granada, exploring Sevilla, all were exceptional experiences. Then came the mysteries of Morocco- being led through the intricacies of the Medina of Fes, arriving at Boumaine in the High Atlas range after travelling through the striking Dades Gorge, finding ourselves in the desert with dunes at Erg Chebbi, riding lurching camels into the dusk and setting sun, the tranquillity of staying in oasis and exploring the date plantations with an exuberant guide, the vibrancy of Agdz, and the calmness of Ourigane with memories of a guided walk through Berber villages. There were so many stunning sights, fairytale experiences, and I saw things I had only ever imagined before. It was a very satisfying tour well-planned and led by Gabriela and Gilles, great guides, with unique accommodation that in itself was memorable."
Wendy from Sydney NSW, Australia 
|The holiday was extremely interesting in that the places we visited and the hotel stays were well selected, typical of the areas, varied and off the beaten track. With the exception of a few meals, very good food, and were the cuisine of the places we stayed at. The group size was large enough. Transport in the mini-buses was very comfortable. The walks were in places less visited which made them adventurous and gave us a different perspective of the local environments to that of just skirting around towns and villages, and gave a closer look at the landscape and how people in less populated area lived. The trip was well thought out and unique. Thank you."
Helen from Sydney NSW, Australia 
|We loved our walking tour of Spain & Morocco with Gabriela & Gill. They were both so accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. The walks were varied and Interesting with knowlagable guides. We would have liked to start the walks earlier than 9.30 - 10 as it was often hot and we didn't have enough time to enjoy the beautiful accommodation at the end of the day. The buses could have been more comfortable for those in the back seat, we had some long days and they felt every bump. I was lucky as I travelled in the front due to motion sickness. We had some long days in the bus but we covered a lot of country in Morocco which was really interesting and scenic. There was always a jewel at the end of the day as we stayed in some beautiful places. I really liked the lunches where we did the shopping and had picnics in the countryside.I realise that was difficult in Morooco. I think the meals could have been more varied eating where the locals eat,as we often ate in large dining rooms more than once at the same place. I would recommend Gourmet walkabout to my friends & hope to do another trip with you.)"
Prue from Barwon Heads VIC, Australia 
|Where to start?… so many highlights made up our wonderful trip to Spain and Morocco! A lasting impression for me is of the views high up in the Sierra Nevada and Atlas Mountains and looking down to the lush, fertile valleys below. We loved walking through the market gardens and villages where just about anything seemed to grow and covered every pocket of arable land. The changes in architecture and construction as we moved from Andalucía to Morocco were fascinating and the explanations about village life and culture by our local guides added to our enjoyment. The trip included wonderful cities like Granada and Fes as well as a surprise on our first night to find our hotel overlooked the sparkling sea in San Jose and time for a dip in the sea. Four nights were spent in a rustic hotel in the countryside near Órgiva in the Alpujarra mountains – the setting for Chris Stewart's book 'Driving Over Lemons". We enjoyed relaxing in the beautiful garden after a day's walking and sipping very large G&Ts! Thank you Gabriela and Gilles for a wonderful holiday and great time!"
Rosemary from Wallington VIC, Australia 
|What a fabulous 21 days! Great Guides, Accommodation, Food, Company, Walks, Loads of fun and laughter and quite overwhelmed by the magnificence of the Andalusias and Morocco. Bring on Jordan next :)"
Lyn from Point Lonsdale, VIC, Australia 
|An absolutely wonderful trip with a marvellous guide. A huge number of experiences packed into 3 weeks of travel. Excellent walking, great food and wonderful contrasts in accommodation from the rustic and immensely enjoyable Berber village, Tamerloute in the Valley of the Roses to the luxury of the stunning Parador at the Alhambra in Granada. The local guides in Morocco were interesting and entertaining, the schedule very well planned and the walks were of a good level for a medium walker.
Cathy from Kew VIC, Australia 
|An absolutely wonderful trip with a marvelous guide. A huge number of experiences packed into 3 weeks of travel. Excellent walking, great food and wonderful contrasts in accommodation from the rustic and immensely enjoyable Berber village, Tamerloute in the Valley of the Roses to the luxury of the stunning Parador at the Alhambra in Granada. the local guides in Morocco were interesting and entertaining, the schedule very well planned and the walks were of a good level for a medium walker...”
Cathy, Kew, VIC, Australia
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