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Orange Blossom Coast

Nestled in northern Valencia, Spain's Castellon region remains a well-kept secret waiting to be discovered. While relatively unknown on the international stage, this captivating area unveils a treasure trove of delights for walkers, including breath taking hillside and coastal trails. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Moorish history and savour the delights of its exceptional cuisine.

  • Spain

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board & 1 Lunch.
  • Landscape

    Coast & Islands

  • May

    Oct

    Nov

Moderate

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Grade 4

This Grade 4 walking holiday includes walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain and includes an element of sightseeing as we walk, seeing monasteries, small villages, and museums. Walks range between 6-10 miles a day, generally taking 5-6 hours including stops. You can expect ascents and descents between 100m-450m, although a couple of the walks will be very top of grade with ascents/descents of 500m-600m and over uneven and rocky terrain in parts. The maximum altitude reached on this holiday's walking programme is approx. 900m. Please refer to the Daily itinerary for further information on each day’s walk.

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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.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • An abundance of flora, fauna and birdlife.
  • Explore the stunning Mediterranean coastal landscapes.
  • Discover protected coves in the Serra d’Irta National Park.
  • Experience the Mediterranean jungle of Serra d'Espada Natural Park.
  • Visit Vilafames, one of the prettiest villages in Spain.
  • Experienced local guide throughout.

Spain's Castellon region, nestled in the northern part of Valencia, holds a treasure trove of hidden delights that remain relatively unknown to the outside world. The area boasts an extensive stretch of soft sandy beaches, picturesque traditional villages, and a plethora of natural parks and protected areas, all carefully guarded as a well-kept secret by the locals. For those fortunate enough to explore this enchanting region, they are rewarded with a captivating blend of scenic wonders and cultural delights.

One of the highlights of this area is the availability of spectacular walking trails that wind their way through the rolling hills and along the mesmerizing coastline. Accompanied by knowledgeable local guides, we embark on unforgettable journeys into the heart of the Serra d'Espada and Serra d'Irta mountain ranges, as well as venture into the awe-inspiring Desert of Palms. Each step taken reveals a captivating landscape that resonates with the echoes of Moorish history and the rich heritage of the region.

Not only is the Castellon region a feast for the eyes, but it also serves as the "Pantry of Spain" due to its abundant harvest of fresh vegetables and an array of fruit trees, most notably the fragrant oranges. In the springtime, the hills and plains burst forth with a breath-taking display of cherry, almond, and fruit blossoms, infusing the air with a delightfully aromatic ambiance. As autumn unfolds its colourful tapestry, the land generously offers an abundance of figs, almonds, and avocados, creating a bountiful harvest that tantalizes the taste buds and showcases the region's gastronomic excellence.

We stay in the coastal town of Benicassim, where we are greeted by a charming beachfront and a magnificent display of Belle Époque architecture, adding a touch of elegance to the coastal landscape. Here, a delightful combination of sun, sea, and history welcomes us, making it an idyllic starting point for exploring the natural wonders and cultural heritage that await in the surrounding hills and countryside.

The Castellon region is a veritable hidden gem that beckons to be explored, offering a tapestry of experiences that span from tranquil beachside retreats to invigorating hikes in the rugged mountains, from savouring delectable local cuisine to immersing oneself in the colourful traditions of the villages. For those seeking an escape from the beaten path and a genuine taste of Spain's natural and cultural diversity, the secret allure of Castellon awaits discovery.

  • Return flights from London to Valencia.
  • Airport transfers.
  • En suite four-star accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Dinners taken in a mixture of the hotel and local restaurants.
  • A superb local lunch on day six.
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach.
  • Services of a local guide throughout the holiday.
  • 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

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

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

Benicassim

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

You arrive into Valencia airport, meet your coach, and transfer by road (approx. 1 hour) to your hotel in the lovely sea-side resort of Benicassim. Depending on your arrival time, there may be the opportunity of an orientation walk before you have dinner in the hotel's restaurant. There will also be chance to meet your local guide, Cheema, and talk about the week ahead.

Transfer Time = 1h

Day 2

Sierra de Irta & Peniscola

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    56.5 hours

  • Distance

    8.2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    90/70m

Today you'll spend the day exploring the Serra d'Irta, the last and longest unspoilt stretch of the coastline. As you walk in the direction of the town of Peniscola, on mostly easy, comfortable paths and dirt roads, you'll discover the Mediterranean shrub eco-system, view old defensive towers and see impressive limestone cliffs. The undulating path passes small secluded coves, set against the backdrop of the hillside. The medieval city and castle of Peniscola can be seen in the distance as you walk and you'll have time to explore the town and enjoy a tasting of locally produced artisan beer before returning to Benicassim.



Day 3

Desert de les Palmes

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    6.2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    389/397m

Your second linear walk will make us cross an entire evergreen Nature Park from its inner jungle side (its “dark side”) to the shrubby coast-facing slopes, offering us impressive sights of both Castellón's coastline and inner mountains. Very close to Benicàssim, a hard but incredibly beautiful ascent through lush vegetation will lead us to the highest point of the preserved area, Bartolo peak, from which you’ll see the entire Bay of Valencia and even the volcanic archipelago of Columbretes islands. The red sandstone geology will amaze us due to the high contrast of colours: the evergreen forests, the red sharp rocks, and the blue of the sea all mixed up amongst the remains of a centennial Carmelite monastery and old hermitages spread all around


Day 4

Sierra de Espada Nature Park

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    5.5 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    452/518m

This day you will enjoy an incredible route through the real Mediterranean Jungle at a unique Nature Park, the second biggest one at Valencian territory. Along a linear 14 km route you will cross the Nature Park from Aín, a precious Muslim-origin medieval village in the North, to Almedijar, the capital of the 16th century Moorish revolts, in the South. Ascending little by little through three different evergreen, lush ravines, firstly along a river forest, then surrounded by cork-oaks covered by ferns, lichens and moss, you will reach the highest point at an altitude of some 900 metres. The walk-down to Almedíjar will cross Mosquera forest, which is perhaps the best preserved cork-oak jungle in Spain. After a lunch stop at the old Mosquera farm-house and learning some things about Almanzor, an old Moorish leader, below a centennial, monumental tree, you will arrive to Almedíjar with enough time to have some cold beers while breathing the atmosphere of the authentic rural life. Dinner is at a local restaurant this evening.


Day 5

Free Day

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Today is a free day for you to explore on your own. You may wish to relax by the hotel pool, go to the beach or follow part of the Via Verde along the coast from Benicassim to Orpesa. The cities of Castellon can be reached by train if you prefer a day of culture and tapas. You may prefer a walk along the extensive Benicassim promenade alongside the blue-flag beach and seeing the Belle Epoque architecture of the impressive sea front villas and historical buildings. There is plenty to choose from! A transfer from the hotel to Valencia is included if you wish to explore the city. 

Day 6

Millennial Olive Tree Trail

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    3.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    64m

You will start with an urban walk in the medieval village of Canet lo Roig. You’ll continue with a very easy walk along rural dirt roads, around the area holding the largest amount of Millenary Olive-trees in the world. You’ll learn all about the monumental olive-trees: how they got here and why, the stories they have lived, what are their natural features, why they are important to this area and its inhabitants. Before lunch time, you’ll enjoy a professional extra-virgin olive oil tasting, carried out by a local expert at the porch of a medieval hermitage. This cannot be described with words, you have to live it! The lunch will take part at the old chaplain’s house of one of the 5 only Royal Sanctuaries in Spain: a fantastic 100% seasonal menu before participating in a cultural visit to the old sanctuary, full of curiosities and stories, guided by a very theatrical and amusing local tour guide. Dinner this evening is in a local restaurant.


Day 7

Sierra Engalceran & Vilafames

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    5.5 hours

  • Distance

    5.2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    220m

A gentle walk for a beautiful farewell. At the beginning of the day you will carry out a hiking route in the municipality of Vilafamès, very close to Benicàssim, right on the other side of Desert de les Palmes Nature Park. You will enjoy rural landscapes, old fountains, red sandstone mountains covered by sumptuous pine-trees and holm oaks forests. After lunch, you make a visit to Vilafamès historic village, a beautiful medieval town considered one of Spanish Most Beautiful Villages, almost entirely built in red sandstone, including its castle.


Day 8

Final day

Meals

Breakfast

After breakfast, you say your farewells to Castellon, and travel by coach to Valencia airport.

Departure dates for your selected tour

16th May 2024 - 23rd May 2024 (7 Nights)

17th Oct 2024 - 24th Oct 2024 (7 Nights)

14th Nov 2024 - 21st Nov 2024 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Valencia 
  • Airport transfers by road c.1hr
  • 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.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Accommodation

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 Voramar

The Hotel Voramar is an idyllic seaside hotel in the heart of Benicassim. It's prime beachfront location offers breath taking views of both the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the majestic mountains, providing an unforgettable backdrop for your stay. The hotels on-site restaurant and bar, serving delectable dishes and refreshing beverages. The hotel has it own out door swimming pool as well as direct access to the beach, where you can unwind on the sandy shores or take a refreshing dip in the sea. Each room is equipped with modern amenities, including an ensuite bathroom, TV, hairdryer, air conditioning, mini bar, and complimentary Wi-Fi. 


Trip Information

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Holiday Grade

This Grade 4 walking holiday includes walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain and includes an element of sightseeing as we walk, seeing monasteries, small villages, and museums. Walks range between 6-10 miles a day, generally taking 5-6 hours including stops. You can expect ascents and descents between 100m-450m, although a couple of the walks will be very top of grade with ascents/descents of 500m-600m and over uneven and rocky terrain in parts. The maximum altitude reached on this holiday's walking programme is approx. 900m. Please refer to the Daily itinerary for further information on each day’s walk.

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.

You will find banks, ATMs and currency exchange points in Benicassim. Our hotel accepts credit cards.

Tipping

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 organized 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 organized group program, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Valencia 
  • Airport transfers by road c.1hr
  • 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.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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.

Meals

The Castellon region is known as the Pantry of Spain as the area produces a lot of the country's olives, fruit and vegetables. The range of fresh produce available is reflected in the dishes served and, along with Spanish wines, is a wonderful complement to the walking offered in the region. We plan to eat at our hotel and local restaurants during the week. One day we include an extensive lunch, so will leave dinner free that evening for you to explore on your own - if you are still hungry! Benicassim offers a good variety of tapas bars, sea-side restaurants and cafes to choose from.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

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.

Country Specific Kit

This holiday is perfect for those interested in flora and fauna and our walks give us a great opportunity to see more as we go, with knowledgeable local guides. You will find binoculars useful during the walks and may want to bring yours with you.

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 RWW15 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

Maps, Guidebooks & More

You can find an array of guidebooks for Spain such as The Rough Guide, Lonely Planet and Eyewitness Travel. Websites are also a good source of information and you may find the following websites useful:

Castellon Tourism - www.castellonturismo.com/en/

Spanish Tourist Office - www.spain.info/en_GB/

The Map Shop

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

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

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.

Weather

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.

EHIC & GHIC Cards

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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Spain

  • Capital

    Madrid

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00, UTC +01:00

  • Flight duration

    2.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 59mm

  • February

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 51mm

  • March

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 47mm

  • April

    14°C

    Avg. Rain: 49mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 42mm

  • June

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 27mm

  • July

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 14mm

  • August

    23°C

    Avg. Rain: 18mm

  • September

    21°C

    Avg. Rain: 37mm

  • October

    17°C

    Avg. Rain: 61mm

  • November

    13°C

    Avg. Rain: 69mm

  • December

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 69mm

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