In the Footsteps of the Moors



The influence of the Arab civilisation that ruled for many years in Spain is explored in this walking holiday that visits castles, Mozarabic trails, and historic battle sites in remote canyons. We also visit some ancient cave paintings that are a record of the civilisations that inhabited the area more than 8,000 years ago.

Dates: May 13th - May 20th  2017

Or any other dates for groups of 3, 4 or 5.

Location: Guadalest Valley (Sierra Serrella & Sierra Aitana), Val de Laguart, Barranco de Malafi

Price: £499

The Mozarabic fort on the flanks of the Bernia are extensive and impressive remains.
Bernia Fort
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The Moorish citadel of Guadalest is one of the many ancient settlements we visit
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A relaxed lunch exploring the remains of Confrides Castle
Confrides Castle
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It still holds water today - more than 500 years since it was built!
Water Tanks built by the Moors
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The Moors built trails and castles in the mountainous landscape.
On the trail of the Moors
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We traverse the Bernia Mountain
Bernia Peak
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A short but easy scramble takes us to the the ruins of Serrella Castle
Exploring the Castle on Serrella
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Villages built by the Moors are still the main settlements in the area today.
Moorish Villages
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Late February & March are the best times to see the suerb display of blossom
Almond Blossom and Clover
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This trail goes through a massive rock arch hidden on the side of a canyon
An ancient Moorish Trail
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Hidden close to the village of Abdet is this canyon which is traversed by one of the walks
Hidden Canyons
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Walking Holiday Accommodation

accommodation for walkers costa blanca

Accommodation for walkers families and individuals from £10 per person per night! Contact us for special offers. Abdet is the ideal base for a walking holiday with easy access to many walks, and of course you are surrounded by spectacular scenery. There are two recently renovated houses area suitable for groups or individuals. All bedding is included and we can also provide a food welcome pack to get you started. We also offer guided walking holidays

There is a restaurant in the village and even more choice in the nearby village of Confrides. In the summer months the local pools and streams provide superb venues for relaxation.

For further info look at the Costa Blanca Mountain Friends web site. the small, fit and friendly group devoted to mountain walks, scrambling, abseiling and rock climbing in the beautiful Costa Blanca mountain area of the Valencia region