Walk days or walking holidays for groups.
Each walk lasts approx 3 hours and we cover approx 10km. All of these walks are easy medium graded and are obviously on the Sierra espuña terrain.
We meet at La Mariposa at 9.45am on the day of the walk.
Sometimes we walk from La Mariposa and sometimes we have a short drive from La Mariposa to the walk starting point.
Please do not ask us where we are walking prior to the day as sometimes we do not make up our minds on the route until the day of the walk, this is because we have to take in to consideration the abilities of the walkers in general, the weather and the size of the group. We have to take safety into account at all times.
The walk includes an after walk 4 course meal at around 1.30pm (including wine and beer on the table) at ´La Mariposa´ The walk is free (if you book the meal) and the meal is 13 euros....including wine and beer ...how do we do it?? (please tip the staff generously!!!)
Our lunches are not served quickly. In Spain, people take a leisurely lunch. Remember, these are 4 course meals.
If you are in a rush to get to another appointment, please let us know ASAP and we'll try and help.
IF YOU HAVE AN SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS I.E. VEGETARIAN, VEGAN OR GLUTEN FREE please INFORM US AT THE TIME OF BOOKING OTHERWISE YOUR LUNCH MAY BE LIMITED.
Wine, water and beer is included on the table. Whatever is on the table is included, anything else must be paid for.
All walkers MUST wear suitable footwear for a walk in the mountains, preferably with ankle support but essential to have good grip on the soles.
Also make sure that you have a small drink and an energy/chocolate bar.
WE OFFER DOUBLE EN-SUITE ROOMS FOR WALKING DAYS AT ONLY 35 euros PER COUPLE, inclusive of breakfast.
(either the night before or on the day) Normally 59 euros per couple.
Restaurant is closed on Wednesday lunch and evening and Sunday evening.
Directions and Walking dates below.
HOW TO BOOK.
Please either email or phone with.......
Date you wish to walk.
Number in group.
Contact phone number.
Any special dietary requirements.
Pequeños Recorridos (PR) WALKS
PRs are normally possible to do in a day, ranging from a couple of hours to more challenging 7-8 hour walks. Many of these routes are PRs in their entirety or else coincide with them along certain sections. PRs are generally marked in yellow and white, as below-
Our twice monthly EASY MEDIUM GRADE walks, 2ND AND 4TH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH,
All EASY MEDIUM GRADE walks are on the 2nd and 4th MONDAY of every month Unless otherwise stated (see below), we walk between late September and late May, each walk is graded as EASY MEDIUM and thiese grades take into consideration that the Sierra Espuña is a mountain range and grades easy medium for a mountain walk... ,and last approximately 3 to 3 and a half hours and around 10km in length with stops for views, drinks and comfort breaks along the way, THERE ARE NO PUBLIC TOILETS WHERE WE WALK!! Also please be sure that you understand that we are walking in the mountains and there will be some hills to walk up as well as down (you would be surprised the amount of walkers that turn up for a walk and complain about the fact that these mountains are hilly !!) At the end of the walk there is a walkers 4 course meal with some wine, beer and water included.
Please wear sensible shoes or boots for walking on tracks and tarils (the better the grip the better!
;-) The cost is....13€ per person if you have the walk and meal, or 13€ per person for just the walk or 13€ per person for just the meal. In other words everyone pays 13€ whether they walk or eat but a maximum of 13€ per person.
IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR DOGS PLEASE BE AWARE THAT NOV TO MARCH IS PROCESSIONARY CATAPILLAR DANGER TIME AND IF YOUR DOGS COME IN CONTACT WITH THEM IT CAN MAKE THEM SERIOUSLY ILL.
ALL WALKERS MEET AT LA MARIPOSA NO LATER THAN 9.45am ON THE DAY.
In case of cancellation. ... If you think that the walk may be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions please do not leave home without checking with us first, we will post a notice on this page and also on all of our Facebook pages.
2ND AND 4TH MONDAY (but please see dates below)
Walking re-starts this year in October, dates are as follows
14th and 28th October
11th and 25th November
9th and 30th (5th Monday) December
FOR UNBEATABLE WALKING GROUP OFFERS PLEASE LOOK BELOW
Gran Recorridos (GR) WALKS
Recently the marking of footpaths and walking trails has improved immensely on the Sierra espuña. These range from local paths to Gran Recorridos (GR), a Europe-wide network of long-distance walking trails. Some of the local routes have been classified officially as Pequeños Recorridos (PR) or “short routes”. Three GRs pass through the Sierra Espuña, many of our hikes and walks use sections of the trails. All of these marked routes tend to be easyish walking however we also have our own routes which are not marked routes (PR OR GR)
From Alhama de Murcia follow the signs for Mula/Pliego, after aprox 7 km there is a turning on the left for El berro, ignore this turn and stay on the Mula road until you reach the hotel, we now meet at Hotel la Mariposa on every walk day at 10am.
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It is essential that you book if you wish to come on one of these walks, please give us a telephone number or email address in case of cancellation.
LEGAL.....WE ARE FULLY LICENSED BY THE MEDIO AMBIANTE FOR ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES, WE HOLD PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE, MOTOR INSURANCE AND
PERSONAL INJURY INSURANCE* FOR ACTIVITIES FEATURED ON THIS WEBSITE.
*Personal injury insurance if offered to you on the day, if your holiday insurance does not cover you for our activities then we can offer it at an extra cost of only 3.50€ per person per day, we strongly recommend this.
walking group offers...
We offer a fantastic deal for walking groups, itinerary as below, and prices to suit all pockets.
Arrive in time for a light lunch, 2 to 3 hour guided walk on the Sierra Espuna, 4 course evening meal (all inc wine and beer during your meal)
Buffet breakfast and a 5 to 6 hour guided walk taking a packed lunch, back in time for a relaxing drink before your evening meal. (optional quiz night can be arranged)
Buffet breakfast and a 5 to 6 hour guided walk (packed lunch) back mid afternoon for afternoon drinks, evening meal (with live entertainment arranged at an extra cost of 8€ per person).
Breakfast and a free morning, vacating your room by 12 noon..
All of this for only 199 € per person (3 nights) with the services of our guide or 139€ without the services of our guide.
Includes accommodation, all meals and packed lunches, all guides(when needed)
Airport pick ups/drop offs are also available.