Virginia Woolf was hit with a wave of inspiration as soon as she set foot in Andalucia—where she reaped the inspo for her most famous novel. Following her footsteps, you’ll visit the sun-kissed Alpujarras to discover the hidden parts of Southern Spain. Hiking through the dreamy, unspoiled countryside, you’ll reach the forgotten white village of Yegen. Once an artistic refuge, it will serve as your base for serene siestas and loud fiestas, revelatory walks and engaging talks. But this 7-day all-women adventure offers so much more! Before experiencing the meditative side of Andalucia in the Alpujarras, you’ll soak in some good old Mediterranean buzz in Granada. And after all the hikes through terraced farmlands, walks among ornate arches, and balmy evenings made for telling stories, you’re bound to learn the Spanish joy of life.

  • Follow the footsteps of Virginia Woolf and other artists in seldom visited parts of Spain

  • Combine a city break and a serene hiking trip in the Andalucian countryside

  • Time for siestas and fiestas, great food, and lifelong memories under the blue skies

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Women’s Walking Holidays in Granada and Yegen
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Encarna Castillo
Encarna Castillo
Residing in Malaga and working as a novelist, cultural manager, and teacher of Spanish, Encarna is passionate about providing people from all over the world with adventures that combine hiking and cultural exploration. She explores how certain location...
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Walking Women
Walking Women
Sisters Sara and Ginny, the owners of Walking Women, are passionate about sharing their love for walking and having fantastic experiences with friends and family. Walking Women’s mission is to provide a safe space for women to explore and venture toget...
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N R about Walking Women on Tripadvisor

Fortunate to of experienced 4 or 5 trips with walking women. Love the diversity of trips, the choices, ability to spend time within the group of extraordinary women or time independently. Nothing is missed, such a treat to have everything planned for you. Would highly recommend to all.

Superbly well organised and acompanied! A definite must for single travelers :)
dep about Walking Women on Tripadvisor

From the little I have experienced on my holiday with WW, I can see people and places are carefully selected, and held to a high standard with prices that remain almost affordable for all; curated to make the guest at ease at all times wether in the intinerary of the walks or the destination hotel/B&B stay. As a solo traveler I’m only sorry I didnt discover it sooner 🙂

Lovely walks great company
caitlin747 about Walking Women on Tripadvisor

Been on a couple of walking women holidays, never been disappointed. Friendly knowledgable guides, really lovely walks and lots of fun

Jenny C about Walking Women on Tripadvisor

My first walking holiday and was pleased I kept up. The weather was fine so scenery was great. The accomodation was comfortable and the food provided plentiful and tasty. Group gelled together and guide Chrissy always on hand to assist.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • A 7-day hiking and sightseeing adventure in Andalucia
      • Accommodation in ensuite rooms based on single occupancy (6 nights)
      • Meals as indicated in the itinerary 
      • Local transportation for walks and tours 
      • Group airport transfers 

    What’s not included:

      • Airfare 
      • Lunches in Granada
      • Personal expenses in bars, restaurants etc. 
      • Entrance tickets for optional sightseeing and museum visits
      • Alhambra ticket (€20 per person)
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • This Andalucia walking tour is suitable for anyone who can walk for up to 5 hours with numerous breaks. Daily ascents will always be steady and no greater than 1,970 ft (600 m). Keep in mind that the weather in summer can be very hot and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day. Your guide will always be by your side to assist you with anything and change the route if hiking gets too strenuous. 

    If you’d love to join another beginner-friendly all-women tour in the Priorat wine region in Spain, check out this guided hiking tour in Priorat. If you’re looking for something a bit more challenging, but still beginner-friendly, check out this other all-women hiking tour in the Alpujarras

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items you would need in a day (around a 25-40L bag)
      • Hiking poles — optional
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Casual summer clothes to wear when you’re not hiking 
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • Sunhat
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this group adventure, the maximum client-to-guide ratio is 12:1. 
      • The cost per person does not decrease as the group grows, but you can decide to share a room with your friend and get a discount. 
      • Solo travelers are more than welcome to join!
      • The minimum number needed for this tour to run is usually 4 women. However, it’s also possible to run the tour with smaller groups if participants cover the extra cost required for it to operate. This will usually be discussed between you and your guide 6 weeks prior to the tour start date.

    Hiking in Andalucia can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • A $250 deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. 

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to ninety (90) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a refund or moving the credit to another holiday, minus the deposit. It is not possible to refund the deposit as it covers costs that have already been incurred.
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide. However, the Guide will discuss options with the Client regarding the possibility of reselling the Client’s place.
      • If Client has to cancel the trip due to COVID-19 infection, the Guide will refund Client’s money or transfer it to another trip.
  • To get to Granada, your starting point, most people fly into Malaga Airport, 1.5 hours away. You will meet your guide at 3 pm at Malaga Airport, and from there, they’ll take you to Granada. Make sure to arrive before that time if possible.

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in the Spanish region of Andalucia, please refer to requirements for travel to Spain.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

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