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Andalucian Trails

Away from the coastline, the quiet villages of Competa and Capileira take us to a hidden world of deepest Andalucia. The network of paths, passing olive groves and orchards, cross the region and offer panoramic views as we go.

  • Andalucia

  • 14 nights
  • Half Board
  • Landscape


  • May



  • Average group size: 10-12 per grade

Moderate Challenging

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Walking grade

Grade 5

Grade 6

During our first week in Competa, we will walk at Grade 5 level, which includes walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Some walks will involve as much as 800m of ascent and descent and daily mileage between 8-10 miles. The walks are characterised by excellent views and airy lunch spots whilst there are plenty of opportunities to sample local food and drink. Our accommodation is located at approx. 600m above sea level and the maximum altitude reached on our walks is 1211m.

During the second week, from Capileira, the Grade 6 moderate walks includes full days with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 1000m of ascent and descent with an average of 10 miles per day.  Some walks will be less demanding but equally rewarding. 


Classic Collection

Thoughtfully designed, meticulously planned, carefully graded, and expertly guided walking tours and hiking holidays along well-loved and off-the-beaten-track footpaths.


Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy hill walking in the Sierra Almijara and Sierra Tejeda with fantastic views over the valleys.
  • Admire the traditional Andalucian Pueblos Blancos dotted throughout the landscape.
  • Walk to the hillside town of Frigiliana with valley and distant sea views.
  • Explore the charming town of Competa with its magnificent 16th century church and shaded plazas.
  • Explore the trails of the Poqueira Gorge.
  • Picturesque panoramas with snow-capped mountains or springtime blossom.
  • Ascend the 2500m Peña Bon above Trevélez.

This holiday combines our Walking in Competa and High in the Alpujarras holidays.

Explore the captivating charm of Andalusia, where picturesque white villages perch on majestic hillsides, basking in the golden rays of the sun against the stunning backdrop of Sierra Almijara. As you wander through the labyrinthine cobbled streets, you'll uncover the hidden treasures of orchard valleys, olive groves, and authentic rural life in this enchanting region.

Cómpeta, an Andalusian gem nestled in the Axarquia region, remains one of southern Spain's best-kept secrets. Steeped in Moorish history, this active farming town is renowned for its production of almonds, olives, avocados, and even its own wine. The old town exudes charm, boasting two 18th-century chapels, San Sebastian and San Anton, while the magnificent 16th-century Church of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion presides over the bustling Plaza Almijara, Competa's heart and soul.

Our well-established network of footpaths allows you to embark on a journey through the hills, offering a mix of short and long walks that lead you to charming villages, providing a glimpse into the traditional essence of Andalusia. As you ascend to the high country, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic vistas and occasional glimpses of the Mediterranean in the distance.

To the south of the Sierra Nevada range and north of the Sierras of Lujar, La Contraviesa, and Gador, lie the Alpujarras Valleys. We have been exploring this hidden and relatively unknown area of Andalusia since 1990. Our experienced leaders have an intimate knowledge of the trails, ensuring an unparalleled adventure.

Capileira, our chosen base at an elevation of 1300m, is a picturesque pueblo blanco perched above the Poqueira Gorge. Here, you'll immerse yourself in the dramatic landscape of terraced orchards, vineyards, and olive groves irrigated by deep gorges. Countless scenic paths crisscross the village, and this rugged yet stunningly beautiful area includes mainland Spain's highest peak, Mulhacen, soaring to 3479m. Weather permitting, we'll ascend its slopes for awe-inspiring views of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Mediterranean to the south.

Another captivating walk begins at your hotel and winds through six local villages, where red peppers and onions dry in the sun against whitewashed walls, and life unfolds at a leisurely pace. The circular Route of the Acequias transports you deep into the wild and remote valley beneath Mulhacen, tracing ancient irrigation channels.

Your journey culminates in Trevelez, Spain's highest village at 1700m, reached via a stunning traverse along the GR 240, a long-distance footpath known as 'Sulayr,' named after the Moors' moniker for the Sierra Nevada - the Mountains of the Sun.

Capileira, with its charming cobbled alleyways, artisan shops, and restaurants serving delectable Alpujarran cuisine, invites you to savor the flavors of the region. As the locals say, '¡Aqui se come muy bien!' – Here, one eats very well!

Please note: the walking on the second week in Capileira is top of a Grade 6. Please ensure your insurance policy covers you for walking up to 2700m  

  • Return flights from London to Malaga.
  • Airport Transfers.
  • En suite three-star hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Half board with dinners taken at a mix of our hotels and local restaurants.
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach.
  • Services of a Classic Tour Leader.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, 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.

Your Itinerary

Day 1





Arrive at Malaga Airport and transfer by road to (1.5 hours) to the village of Competa and your hotel, the Hotel Balcon de Competa, where you stay for 7 nights' accommodation. If flight times allow, there will be a short introductory village walk before dinner.

Transfer Time = 1.5 hours

Day 2 to 7



Breakfast & Dinner


Located in the Axarquia region of Andalucía, Competa is approx. seven hundred metres above sea level and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, countryside and Mediterranean, and is best known to many for its locally produced wine. The white-washed village is fascinating to explore with its labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets that date back to Moorish times. The walks programme for the week takes you into valleys, with walks alongside streams, to hill tops offering panoramic views over the countryside side and to the mountains beyond as well as to Andalucian white-washed villages. This area has a strong Moorish influence as can be seen in the houses, cobbled streets and village fountains.

An example of the walks that have been planned to be included in your programme (dependent on weather conditions and the ability of the group) are as follows:

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    10 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Cerro Del Agua: A good introductory walk direct from the hotel. Exploring the valley of the Rio Llanada and climbing to the ridge of Cerro Del Agua before dropping down to the valley of Rio Cajula and returning to Competa via the village of Canillas.

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    11 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Casa De La Mina and Cerro Gavilan: A lovely walk into the high mountain terrain north of Competa with a remote feel. Beautiful views of the Sierra Almijara to the north and to the coast, returning along an old mule track to Competa.

  • Time

    5.5 hours

  • Distance

    8.6 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Puerto Blanquillo: From Fabrica De La Luz the walk is through a delightful unspoilt valley and penetrates well into the high sierras to reach Puerto Blanquillo

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    10.9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Frigiliana: A gentle walk along the valley of the river Torrox, with wonderful scenery and views down to the coast. You visit the “lost village” of Acebuchal, and there is time to explore the whitewashed inland village of Frigiliana before returning to Competa.

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    9.2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Salares: A good long top of the grade walk offers wide vistas involving significant descents and ascents as you make your way to the ‘Moorish’ village of Salares. Here you’ll find a local bar for well-earned refreshments.

Day 8

Competa to Capileira


Breakfast & Dinner


Transfer by coach today between the two centres. Check into the Hotel Finca los Llanos, a beautifully located property on the edge of the village of Capileira. Settle in and learn about your grade 6 walks for the following week at this evening's briefing.

Day 9 to 14



Breakfast & Dinner


During your time in Capileira the walks will take you along mule tracks and hillside paths through the Andalucian white-washed villages, into the Poqueira Gorge, down into the Poqueira Valley and up towards Mulhacen, the highest mountain in Iberia. Picturesque viewpoints, splendid lunch spots and Moorish history awaits you. There will also be a day at leisure for you to explore on your own, relax at the hotel or a possible extra excursion. An example of some of the walks that have been planned to be included in your programme (dependent on weather conditions and the ability of the group) are as follows:

  • Time

    4.30 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


The Six Villages Walk: A classic exploration of typical Alpujarras white villages, little changed since Moorish times. This is a walk out of the hotel and over the low ridge to the south east of our village. Following tracks and mule paths through gentle countryside and quiet villages, you finish the day in Mecina where you can have refreshments as you wait for the bus to take you back up to Capileira.

  • Time

    4.5 hours

  • Distance

    9.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Route of the Acequias:  You take transport high into the Sierras (up to almost 2000m) and join a narrow path along the bank of the Acequia Baja, continuing along the route of the Acequias and climb to the higher channel with spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada mountains, You stop for a picnic lunch at San Tomas before heading down to the Poqueira Gorge, the route meanders through the jumbled rocks of the valley floor before arriving at a shady stream junction. You follow the path down to the abandoned village, La Cebadilla and back to Capileira in time for drink.

  • Time

    5.30 hours

  • Distance

    10 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


The Sulayr Path to Trevelez GR240: A beautiful linear walk along the GR240, over high open moor, to the village of Trevelez. The main climbing comes at the start of the day, through pine forests, before opening out to give fantastic views as we descend into the Trevelez valley. Time for exploration & refreshments in Trevelez, before a bus back to Capileira.

  • Time

    5.30 hours

  • Distance

    11 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Refugio de Poqueira: At 3479m above sea level, Mulhacen is the highest mountain in Iberia. Weather permitting, a walk high on its slopes will take you to the remotely placed Alpine refuge of Poqueira. From the end of the old Nevada mountain road at Hoyo del Portillo you follow well-cairned forest paths to a lofty viewpoint from where you may with luck be able to spot the Rif mountains of Morocco on the horizon. From here a long steady climb on good tracks through high mountain terrain leads to the refuge. Occasionally small patches of easy angled snow may have to be crossed! After lunch, being careful not to disturb the ibex, you circle back to the start on the remains of the old mountain road, pausing at the Mirador de Trevelez at the edge of the ridge for views of the Trevelez valley and village, far below. Please note: early and late in season this walk may not be possible because of snow cover, but there are many fine alternatives possible just below the snow level. 

  • Time

    5.30 hours

  • Distance

    10.2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


The Acequias of the Toril Valley: This lovely circuit climbs good paths directly from the hotel to gain the old Moorish watercourses at nearly 2000m and follows them to the head of the Toril valley and a delightful picnic spot for lunch by the river. In the afternoon you will descend steadily into the dramatic Poqueira gorge, cross the charming stone bridge of Chiscar, and make a stiff little climb back up to Capileira for well-merited refreshments in the village plaza.

Day 15

Final day



After breakfast, you head back to Malaga airport for your flight back to the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

28th Sep 2024 - 12th Oct 2024 (14 Nights)

21st Dec 2024 - 4th Jan 2025 (14 Nights)

3rd May 2025 - 17th May 2025 (14 Nights)

27th Sep 2025 - 11th Oct 2025 (14 Nights)

21st Dec 2025 - 4th Jan 2026 (14 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Malaga 
  • Airport transfers by road approx. 1.5 hours
  • We can offer regional flight options but due to the location and travelling time to our resort we operate just one transfer coach between the airport and our hotel to coincide with our main group. This may mean that there is a wait at the overseas airport in one or both directions.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Balcon de Competa

You stay at the friendly three-star Hotel Balcon de Competa in the dramatically set Competa.

White houses with balconies bursting with flowers crossed by sinuous streets characterise the town, and surround the hotel. You will also enjoy modern amenities inside, with free Wi-Fi, swimming pool (although this may not be in use year round), tennis court, restaurant, cafeteria and bar in the gardens.  Sole use rooms will be a double/twin for sole occupancy.

A hint of the walking to come can be seen in the countryside around the town, with views of La Almijara mountain range and the Mounts of the Axarquía dotted with vineyards. On the horizon, the unmistakable blue of the Mediterranean.

Hotel Finca Los Llanos

The rustic Finca Los Llanos is conveniently located in Capileira with the village amenities including cafes, restaurants, supermarket, bank and bakery all close by. In the heart of the Alpujarras, it is one of Los Pueblos Blancos, and offers wonderful views from its terrace across the valley. The hotel's swimming pool is open May-October, and there is also a quiet terrace, lounge/bar and restaurant.

The hotel has 44 rooms, distributed over three buildings, which are named after three writers who left their mark in the Alpujarra - Brenan, Irving and Lorca. Rooms are en suite with hairdryer, TV, telephone and mini-fridge. Complimentary wi-fi is available in the hotel's public areas.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

During our first week in Competa, we will walk at Grade 5 level, which includes walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Some walks will involve as much as 800m of ascent and descent and daily mileage between 8-10 miles. The walks are characterised by excellent views and airy lunch spots whilst there are plenty of opportunities to sample local food and drink. Our accommodation is located at approx. 600m above sea level and the maximum altitude reached on our walks is 1211m.

During the second week, from Capileira, the Grade 6 moderate walks includes full days with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 1000m of ascent and descent with an average of 10 miles per day.  Some walks will be less demanding but equally rewarding. 

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Currency in Spain

The currency in Spain is the euro. You may wish to take some euro cash with you until you reach an ATM. Credit cards may not be accepted in smaller towns and rural areas.


In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Your Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Malaga 
  • Airport transfers by road c. 90 minutes
  • We can offer regional flight options but due to the location and travelling time to our resort we operate just one transfer coach between the airport and our hotel to coincide with our main group. This may mean that there is a wait at the overseas airport in one or both directions.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

European Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

For some Schengen countries your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.


  • Breakfasts are taken in the hotels. A continental breakfast will be offered each morning.
  • Lunches are not included, but you will be able to purchase supplies from the local supermarkets and bakeries, and a lunch stop may include a local cafe on some days.
  • While we are in Competa, dinners will be taken at the hotel and will be three courses menus, and on one evening we have a food and wine pairing evening, with local Andalucian wines. From Capileira, dinners will be taken at the hotel and also in good local restaurants, giving the opportunity to enjoy typical cuisine in a village atmosphere.

Footwear & Kit List


Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Spain

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.


Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Health Advice for Spain

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Spain. You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. Tetanus immunisation is recommended.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.


Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.


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