GOLF HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND MOROCCO

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Golf holidays & Trips in Spain, Portugal and Morocco by Golf Experience
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Excursions

 

Day Trip to Morocco.

This is a full day excursion departing the Marbella hotel at 09.00 and returning to the hotel at 7.30PM approx.

You will sail to Tangiers in Morocco from the Spanish port of Tarifa (sailing time 1 hour). On arrival in Tangiers port you will be met by your private guide who will take you on a tour (by bus) of the city and its surrounds. The you will visit the Kasbah are and the old Medina before enjoying a typical Moroccan lunch in a restaurant overlooking the city and port.

Then you will have time for some shopping in a Moroccan bazar – Morocco is famous for its rugs, leather goods and ceramics. You will then return to the port and board your fast ferry back to Spain. Total duration of stay in Tangiers is approximately 5 hours.

Tangiers

Ronda

(Drive time from Marbella 1 hour)

Discover the beauty of Ronda on this private 3-hour walking tour. Ronda is a mid-sized town situated high in the Sierra de Ronda an hour inland from Marbella.. Explore the city’s most iconic monuments and sights like the Arab baths, Old Town Hall, and one of Spain’s oldest bullring. You can customize the tour to meet your needs.

A typical Ronda excursion can be complemented by a visit it to a nearby vineyard for some wine tasting with tapas.

Wine tasting near Ronda.

Ariel view of Ronda

Ronda’s famous bullring – the oldest in Spain

Caminito del Rey

(Drive time from Marbella 90 minutes)

El Caminito del Rey (The King’s Little Path) is a walkway, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Ardeles in the province of Malaga. The name derives from the original name of Camino del Rey (King’s Pathway), abbreviated locally to el caminito. The walkway had fallen into disrepair and was partially closed for over a decade. After four years of extensive repairs and renovations, the walkway re-opened in 2015. It has been known in the past as the “world’s most dangerous walkway” following five deaths in 1999 and 2000.

Traversing a collapsed section in 2006

The walkway was built to provide workers at the hydroelectric power plants at Chorro Falls and Gaitaneoi Falls with a means to cross between them, to provide for transport of materials, and to help facilitate inspection and maintenance of the channel. The construction began in 1901 and was finished in 1905. King Alfonso XIII crossed the walkway in 1921 for the inauguration of the dam Conde del Guadalhorce, and it became known by its present name. The walkway is 1 metre (3 ft) in width and rises over 100 metres (330 ft) above the river below.

El Caminito del Rey

The original path was constructed of concrete and rested on steel rails supported by stanchions built at approximately 45 degrees into the rock face. It deteriorated over the years, and there were numerous sections where part or all of the concrete top had collapsed. The result was large open-air gaps bridged only by narrow steel beams or other supports. Few of the original handrails existed, although a safety wire ran the length of the path. Several people lost their lives on the walkway and, after two fatal accidents in 1999 and 2000, the local government closed both entrances. Even so, in the four years leading up to 2013, four people died attempting to climb the gorge.

The regional government of Andalucia and the local government of Málaga agreed in June 2011 to share costs of restoration (including car parking and a museum) of €9 million. The project took approximately three years to complete. Many of the original features remained in place.

In March 2014, the foundation of the reconstruction project was laid by specialized alpinists. The walkway reopened on 29 March 2015, and Lonely planet listed it in the best new attractions for 2015. The new pathway has a 2.9 km along the side of the gorge.

El Caminito del Rey

Cooking school & Wine tasting

(Marbella)

The day will start with a visit to the Marbella Food and fish market where your host for the day (Rashida) will help you select the ingredients for the lunch which you will help her prepare at her villa. You will also visit an Olive Oil shop – interpretive centre. Spain is the Saudi Arabia of Olive oil!

Then you will transfer to Rashida’s villa and get to work. Rashida will have selected suitable wines for you to sample and accompany your meal.

Mid afternoon you will return to the hotel for a well-deserved siesta!

Radhida’s cooking class

Gibraltar

Half day tour (drive time form Marbella 40 mins)

Gibraltar

Travel south towards the Famous Rock of Gibraltar which is less than an hours’ drive from Marbella.

You will walk across the border where you will be met by your local guide and transport. Gibraltar is a “overseas colony” of the United Kingdom.

The tour will last approximately 3 and a half hours and we can allow time for you to enjoy the excellent local cuisine – the finest of British “fish and chips” if you so wish! Gibraltar is not known for its culinary heritage not unlike its Colonial master but as they say “when in Rome

Places of interest that you will visit include:

  • Pillars of Hercules
  • St Michael’s Cave
  • Top of the Rock Ape’s Den
  • Great Siege Tunnels
  • Moorish Castle
  • 100 Ton Gun
  • Europa Point
  • Drive through and around the Rock
  • Drive over the Runway and view borderline to Spain

Jerez & the Sherry Experience

Jerez, the home of Sherry is a 90 minute drive from Marbella.

Jerez de la Frontera, usually called Jerez, is a city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Its old quarter surrounds the Alcázar de Jerez, a Moorish fortress founded in the 11th century. The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art is a famed riding school with horse shows and a carriage museum. The city is also known for flamenco music and sherry production in the so-called Sherry Triangle lying to the west. A typical visit would include a visit to a world famous “Bodega” and the Andalucia Equestrian School famous for its dressage.

Sherry Bodega Jerez

Jerez Cathedral.

Andalucian Equestrian School, Jerez.

Cordoba & The Mezquita

(2 hour drive time Marbella)

Córdoba is a city in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. It was an important Roman city and a major Islamic centre in the Middle Ages. It’s best known for La Mezquita, an immense mosque dating from 784 A.D., featuring a columned prayer hall and older Byzantine mosaics. After it became a Catholic church in 1236, a Renaissance-style nave was added in the 17th century.

Cordoba’s Mezquita

Granada & the Alhambra

Granada is a city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s known for grand examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation, especially the Alhambra. This sprawling hilltop fortress complex encompasses royal palaces, serene patios, and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty, as well as the fountains and orchards of the Generalife gardens.

The citadel of the Alhambra (A UNESCO World Heritage site) and the Sierra Nevada mountains in the background.