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Spain’s Southern Valencia region offers a wealth of walking trails, history and natural beauty.

Guided Walking Holidays - From the Spanish Sierra to the Sea

Travel to Spain’s Southern Valencia region with Ramblers Walking Holidays, offering a wealth of walking trails, history and natural beauty. It’s an area in which the Romans and Moors left their architectural mark. The coastline boasts miles of beautiful beaches, while the sierras serve as a dramatic backdrop to the Mediterranean Sea.

Coastal wetlands and marshes offer a richness of flora and fauna and are home to a variety of birdlife year round. Flamingos are often seen, as are grebes and water fowl. The sand dunes of Guardamar with their Aleppo pine trees, and the natural park of La Mata, comprising of pink tinged salt lagoons, offer a wonderful contrast of terrain for our walks.

The mountains and pastures of the Sierra de Escalona and the lunar landscape of the Sierra Aitana are home to a diverse habitat of Mediterranean pine forests and grasslands, endemic plant species, and bird life. The picturesque views enhance our walking trails. The salty desert of Albatera is dramatic with its limestone and sandstone cliffs, enhanced by salt deposits.

Guardamar del Segura, a relaxed coastal town at the mouth of the Ria Segura, has a lovely beach, long promenade and plenty of cafés and restaurants. Wednesday is market day, and transport operates frequently into Alicante and Elche, making exploring the old towns easy on a free day.

Christmas is a much quieter time to visit the area and is ideal for those who want to escape the hectic holiday. Our hotel offers a lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals and our free day will be Christmas Day where we enjoy a morning walk through the town's parks and beach area towards the marina.

Why not enjoy a two week holiday in Valencia by combining this holiday with our new Orange Blossom Coast holiday in north Valencia - Spanish Costas & Sierras

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy the contrast of walking terrains from the coastal wetlands and marshes to the lunar landscape of the Sierra Aitana.
  • Knowledgeable local guide for insight on the flora and fauna, and local history.
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch in a mountain village on one of our walks.
  • View the dramatic scenery of the Albatera salt desert.
  • Relax in a wonderful hotel in a lovely sea front location with swimming pool.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Gatwick to Alicante
      Airport transfers
      En suite accommodation
      Breakfasts taken at the hotel
      Dinners taken at the hotel and local restaurants
      All local transport costs.
      Knowledgeable English speaking naturalist local guide on all walks
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

    Please see the Holiday Information sheet for this Holidays Itinerary as the content may vary depending on departure date.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Alicante (British Airways, Dec Easyjet)
  • Arrival transfers c. 45 minutes
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Hotel Meridional

The recently refurbished, four-star Hotel Meridional is situated on Guardamar del Segura’s sea front. The hotel boasts a locally renowned restaurant, El Jardin, spa, small outdoor swimming pool and roof top bar. The contemporary style rooms are all en suite and have TV, hairdryer, WiFi, air conditioning and a furnished balcony.

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