Guided Walk with author Chris Stewart ... timed to see our village fiesta!
Friday 15th September - Friday 22nd September 2023
September in the Alpujarras .............. Walk with the writer Chris Stewart; have lunch at his home El Valero; experience a genuine fiesta! Processions, fireworks, and all the fun of the fair
Late September is a lovely time to visit the Alpujarras. The fierce heat of Summer is gone, though the skies are still predominantly blue, and the terraces are filled with lines of tomatoes and peppers, with the trees heavy with pomegranates, almonds, walnuts, late figs, and the last of the year's grapes.
It's a great time to walk too. And who better to guide you than Chris Stewart, whose good nature and good cheer are matched by his deep knowledge and love for the area. We'll have lunch at his paradisical farmhouse of El Valero, originally made famous in Driving Over Lemons.
In addition there's another treat in store, as this year we have timed the week with Chris to coincide with what must be one of the most delightful weeks to visit Mairena . Your last forty eight hours will see the preparations and grand finale of the yearly fiesta in honour of the village's Patron Saint, Santo Cristo de la Luz. There will be communal meals, live music and the dramatic display of the evening procession of the Saint through the winding streets, complete with candles, flowers, fireworks, all accompanied by the sound of the fiesta brass band. It really is a spectacle you won't forget. It's not strictly intended for tourists though our guests are always welcomed into the heart of the celebrations, and and you'll witness something both intimate and authentic, and what can only be described as pure theatre!
This really is a special week. We’ll walk each day just far enough to make you hungry for a delicious Las Chimeneas dinner, at the pace of the slowest participant, so that no one gets left behind or too fatigued. The price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, and a single timed transfer to and from Malaga airport.
The cost per person is 975 euros.
Max. 16 people