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Welcome to Hooked on Walking Holidays and our walking holidays in Spain. This particular hiking vacation is a self guided walking tour in hidden Spain the región of the Sierra de Francia. A perfect Walking holiday starting with the world heritage city of Salamanca to then explore the stunning natural park of the mountainous region of Sierra de Francia, near the Portuguese border, an area untouched by mass tourism, where the traditional way of life is still very much alive. Fabulous walking amongst terraces of olive groves, vineyards, cherry and plum orchards and small vegetable plots carved on the hills, in an area otherwise dominated by vast oak and chestnut forests.
A first night in Salamanca city will allow you to discover this ancient university city and its beautiful baroque main square, cathedral and many other interesting museums and historic buildings.
This day is available to explore further Salamanca. After a private transfer to the mountainous region of Sierra de Francia, at the end of the day, you will spend the next five days in an area untouched by mass tourism, where the traditional way of live is still very much alive. You will have fabulous walking amongst terraces of olive groves, vineyards, cherry and plum orchards and small vegetable plots, carved on the hills.
Walk down into the spectacular Batuecas Valley and its isolated Monastery to then visit prehistoric paintings along a pleasant river walk. A taxi transfer will take you back.
Wonderful walk along oak and chestnut woodland crossing several mountain villages, and finishing in Mogarraz.
Another beautiful walk following the river Francia through woodland and terraced cultivation to reach the medieval town of Miranda del Castañar.
A walk taking you though the south facing slopes, cultivated with vineyards and olive groves and surrounded by strawberry tree and oak woodland. You will walk past two traditional mountain villages to reach the wonderful village of San Martin del Castañar.
A taxi transfer will take you to the top of the highest mountain in the area “Peña de Francia” where there is a monastery. From here your walk takes you through open mountain landscapes, pine forest and later the beautiful woodland of oak and Chestnut.
Departure after breakfast.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
By plane to Madrid international airport where you take a bus from the airport to Salamanca (approx. 2hrs and 45mins). On return take a bus service from San Martin to Salamanca (takes 1 hr) and from there take a bus back to Madrid airport.
2018 Prices – For complete tour price breakdown please click the book now button and select your holiday tour date. Prices will then be listed.
|Tour Code||Prices From (per person)||Book Now|
|Francia (7 Nights)||from £669||Book Now|
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