Trip reference number: 20050

Trip Operator: Ramblers Walking Holidays

The Moorish Trail

From: £2095.00

Guided Walking Holidays - The Moorish Trail Follow in the footsteps of the mysterious Moors as you forge a path from Marrakech to Madrid. Barter with the locals in the Djemaa El Fna as the smell of exotic spices invades your senses. Immerse yourself in rural Morocco as you walk in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains and through Berber villages, where little has changed for centuries. Discover the influence of the Moorish culture in Spain by exploring the impressive buildings, taking in the glorious colours and sampling local delicacies over a glass or two of local wine. The bustling medina of Marrakech encircled by miles of rose coloured ramparts greatly contrasts with the golden silence of the countryside. As colourful carpets air in the sunshine and donkeys carry the days crops back to the villages, workers gather to sip mint tea. Leaving Marrakech, on the first of our train journeys, we travel to Rabat, one of Moroccos imperial cities, and its modern capital. From the northern port of Tangier, we take the ferry€ross the Strait of Gibraltar to southern Spain, into Andalucia. We board the train to Ronda, our journey giving us spectacular views of the mountains with the beautiful Pueblos Blancos coming into view as we travel. Ronda, with its arched bridge spanning the Tajo gorge, and little cobbled streets, is an endearing town. Continuing to Granada, we visit the spectacular Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, originally designed for the military and later becoming a royal residence. Crdoba, once the Iberian Peninsulas Islamic capital, is famous for the Mezquita with its lustrous decoration. We take the high speed AVE train to Madrid to explore the capital city with the opportunity to visit its galleries, museums and parks.

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