ACTIVITIES AT FINCA AL-MANZIL
ALL THE HOUSES HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO THE WONDERFUL SIERRA
Walking - There is a delightful walk directly to the village of Montanchez on the old moorish path which takes about 40 minutes. The walk to Arroyomolinos and the water mills takes about 1 hour. There are also several beautiful walks on ancient paved paths on the higher parts of the sierra, walking through the typical landscape of olive grove, chestnut woods and cherry orchards.
We have made paths for easy walking, particularly to the highest parts of the fincas where there is an olive grove and many traditional stone shelters, chozos, also plenty of springs and ponds, perfect pic-nic spots. The hike to the top is rewarded by wonderful views.
Our walking holidays are certified by Responsible Travel
Bike riding - Bicycle hire is available for easy riding on the lanes around the finca, maybe a visit to the Visigoth Basilica set in beautiful cork oak forests.
Horse riding- We have 4 horses that are available for experienced riders and 1 donkey for gentler rides. Thers is also a riding stables nearby for treking with a guide.
Cooking - We run a 7 night and 4 night cooking holiday at Finca al-manzil once a month except in July and August.
Why not do a morning or two of creative cooking with Pippa whilst renting the cortijo or one of the other rural retreats?
Our cooking holidays are certified by Responsible Travel
Driving - Only 10 minutes to Montanchez with its famous jamon served in all the bars and the lively Saturday market. Our nearest large towns, Caceres, Trujillo or Merida takes 30-40 minutes. See separate entries for walking, bird watching and Extremadura . Also the blog has many posts about interesting things to do and see our area of Extremadura.
See the blog for Finca al-manzil with masses of information about trips from the rural retreats, day trips, cultural experiences, fiestas and much more.