We begin in Cordoba, visiting 8th century Mezquita and the Cathedral within it. We walk in the Sierra Subbéticas and the Alpujarras to see castles, ‘white villages’, olive groves and vineyards which lie along the historic route to our ultimate goal, Granada and the magnificent Alhambra. Optional extension to Seville is available.
For almost eight centuries, until the fall of Granada in 1492, the Moorish occupation of various parts of al-Andalus provided influences of a civilised and enlightened ambience that reverberate still in Europe and further afield in the New World. The legacy of this often Golden Age is clearly visible in the great historic cities of Cordoba and Granada and is still traceable along the ancient paths that link the former capitals.