One of our most popular gourmet tours in Andalusia, this 5-day walking holiday along Mr Henderson’s Railway offers a wonderful blend of scenery, slow food and fresh air to renew the senses and feed your passion for Spain. The gem of the trip is the railway itself! On the 27th November 1892, all 22 stations of a new railway line running from Bobadilla through Ronda to Algeciras was opened to the public. The economic founder of this railway was a well known millionaire by the name of Mr Henderson. This railway system changed the economic structure of this part of Andalucia and being the only railway to end in a port meant for a boom in trade and commerce. But, as the route boasts such incredible natural beauty, the train line soon became a hit amongst travellers and holiday makers. As lovers of delicious food and the great outdoors, this tour showcases all the reasons we adore Andalucia! An indulgent combination of picturesque walks, boutique hotels and amazing local food, all wrapped up in a soulful journey along one of the most scenic railways in Spain.
Itinerary / Schedule
This 5 nights/6 day tour will have you stay in some of our favorite boutique hideaways along the route of Mr Henderson’s Railway in Andalusia, as well as the prestigious Hotel Reina Cristina in Algeciras and the Reina Victoria in Ronda. You will walk through Los Alcornocales natural park, visit the hilltop fortress town of Castellar de la Frontera, discover local villages, swim in crystal-clear waters in an inland gorge, and top it off with a private discovery tour of the iconic Andalusian town of Ronda. You’ll encounter many fascinating species of wildlife along the route, including a chance to see close up the magnificent vultures in their natural rocky habitat. Indulge in plenty of excellent food and wine as we take you to some amazing restaurants along the route; eat locally grown food with a gourmet twist in restaurants built from converted cargo-bays, an old station, and our choice of the best local restaurants in each stop.
The next programmed departures for this 5 day circuit tour are:
- February 15th – 20th, 2014
- April 8th – 13th, 2014
- May 5th – 10th, 2014
- Sept 9th – 14th, 2014
Alternatively you can book this tour at any time as a closed private group tour.
The Tour Provider
Our private guides can organize intimate tours and day trips into areas of Andalucia that remain relatively “undiscovered”, and we will be delighted to share our insider secrets with you along the way. We live and breathe Andalucia and love to celebrate the local culture, history and gastronomy of this fabulous destination. It is our desire to share our favorite places with our clients and we look forward to it!
Price starts at €1429/ person
*The price of the tour is per person based on sharing a double room, and varies according to the numbers of guests on the tour:
- Accommodations with buffet breakfasts
- Lunches and dinners as indicated each day in the detailed itinerary with water, wine and beer.
- This particular tour is FULL BOARD. Includes every meal from dinner on day 1, through to breakfast on day 6.
- All transport costs and rail fares
- Local Spanish-speaking tour manager accompanying the group with room/board
- Entrance fees at sights mentioned in the itinerary
- Comfortable, modern tour bus; fuel, tolls, parking
- Guided walks with your Tour Guides as mentioned