The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations.
Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.
Please note that whilst many activities are included on this trip, some additional activities are booked and paid for locally and are in addition to the basic holiday price on this Explore 'lite' family holiday. Prices quoted below are based on 2017 rates, 2018 prices will be updated as soon as they become available.
Day 2: CastaNo del Robledo - Public pool €2 pp (Only open July and August, closed on Mondays)
Day 2: Castaño del Robledo - Horseriding €20 pp for 1 hour, €30 pp for 2 hours. The stables are located in Galaroza, 10km away. Prices exclude transport to/from the stables, the price of which will depend on numbers.
Day 3: Aracena - Visit to the Caves on day 3 €8.50 (€6 for under 12's) 50 minute tour, walking around 1.2 kms with 100 steps to climb.
Day 5: Mertola - Museum multi entrance ticket €5
Day 5: Mertola - 4x4 excursion on day 5 €35 pp a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants. The jeep safari lasts around 4 hours.
Day 5: Mertola - Abseiling on day 5 fixed price of €250 for a minimum of 8 participants.
Days 6 & 7: Alcoutim - Mountain Bike Hire €10 per bike per day (helmet hire available at €5)
Days 6 & 7: Alcoutim - Kayak hire €6 for 1 hour, €10 for half a day
Days 6 & 7: Alcoutim - Museum multi entrance ticket €2.50
Days 6 & 7: Alcoutim - International Zipwire €18 pp, minimum age of 14 and maximum weight of 110kg applies. Starts on the Spanish side. Along the 720 metres joining the two countries users cross over the river at speeds between 70 and 80 kilometres per hour, literally flying through time and gaining one hour
Outside of the summer months of June to September Andalucía is generally mild, though the Sierras are subject to some rain, so waterproofs are also recommended for the rare shower. Lightweight cotton clothing is advised from June to September, although for late and early season you may also like to pack a fleece or warm sweater. Don't forget your swimming costumes.
Luggage: On tour
One main piece and a daypack. Remember, you are expected to carry your own luggage - so don't overload yourself.
Insect repellent, high factor suncream (at least factor 15), good quality sunglasses, a torch and a water bottle. You will also need a towel for the canoeing and for swimming and you may want to bring gloves, knee/elbow pads and padded shorts for the cycling. You will need a helmet for your cycle excursion on day 3. You may hire a helmet locally for €5 or you may wish to take your own.