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On the south of Spain, in the Almeria region, the natural parc « Cabo de Gata » offers more than sixty km of wild coast.
Classified as a biosphere reserve, the Cabo de Gata is an area of desert climate and its exceptional landscapes are often used for some adventure film set like the well known Indiana Jones.
This itinerary crosses the natural parc from east to west along the wild coast and its beautiful « calas ». Every evening, you will stop in the typical white villages of Andaluzia.
An ideal walk for the winter time to be able to find back the sun and get out of the greyness.
Day 1 :Arrival in Las Carboneras. Overnight Hotel ** B&B
Day 2 : After a visit of the « Playa de los Muertos », you will climb the « Mesa Roldan ». From this headland at 200m high, you will see an unforgettable panorama over the coast and the Cabo de Gata mountains. Walk down to Agua Amargua, small fishermen village preserved of the mass tourism. Overnight in a charming hotel HB
Day 3 : Walk on the « sierra de la Higuera » to get to the village La Negras, along the « calas » of Enmedio, el Plomo and San Pedro. Probably one of the most wild and spectacular walk of the itinerary.
Overnight Las Negras in a 3 stars hotel HB
Day 4 : Always following the coast, you will arrive to the Cerro de los Lobos at 265 m high. This coast part is classified, as five other ones, as an integral marine reserve. It is in this well preserved sections that the ornithologic enthusiast will be able to observe some of the birds living in this reserve like the osprey. Walk down the valley to Rodalquillar and overnight in a charming family run hotel HB
Day 5 :Change of sceney for a walk in the lands. You will visit the old gold mines site of and you will climb the mountain « Lomillas de las Palas » at 297 m from where you can see the Sierra Nevada.
Back to the coast to the village of La Isleta del Moro and overnight in a traditional family of fishermen hotel. HB
Day 6 : Another walk really nature crossing the integral marine reserve of La Punta del Lomo which is the only land in Europe that receives the birds colonies coming from the North African coasts
After climing to the tower of La Cala Higuera, walk down to the port de San José and overnight hotel ** B&B
Day 7 : From the lighthouse « Faro de Gata », you will walk back to San José. This itinerary will make you discover the geological richness from volcanic origin of the beach « Playa del Monsol » and the « white » cliffs of Cerro de Vela Blanca.
To finish with a beautiful point, you will walk along the « playa de los Genoveses »,beyond all question the most spectacular of the region. Overnight San José B&B
Day 8 : End of the trip after breakfast
Highlights : Mineral site and village of Rodalquillar, playa de los Genoveses, Cala del Plomo, castillo San Pedro.
Desert region with steppes, rocky coast with wild beaches « calas », prickly pear, palm-trees, aloe …
Valid from : Daily all year except from 15th june to 15th septembre
Acces : Almeria airport , Easyjet, Ryanair
Departure : Almeria airport, transfer from san José
Net cost 2016 : from 518€ pp in double /twin room
What’s Included : 7 nights comfortable and carefully chosen accomodations, double or single room occupancy with private facilities, 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners, luggage transfers, , transfer from Carboneras to Playa de los Muertos day 1 and transfert to Faro Cabo de Gata day 7, detailed route notes & maps, hotline 7/7 from 8:00 to 20:00, all tax and service charges.
What’s not included : Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks, items of personal nature