What should you expect in this private hiking tour Los Alcornocales natural park in Cadiz?

Welcome to Cadiz in Costa de la Luz, Andalusia. My name is Carlos and I worked in the environmental and conservation field in Canada, UK and Spain for 5 years. This private guided hiking tour Los Alcornocales natural park is within Cadiz province.

In this guided nature tour in Los Alcornocales we will discover more about Cadiz, its nature, part of its history and traditions.  We will learn about the culinary, medicinal and traditional use of Mediterranean plants, found internationally. We wil also see some of the only area with the subtropical forest in mainland Europ as well as Mediterranean forest with cork and andalusian oaks. In this hike you will also learn about the local fauna, and the socioeconomic benefits that nature provides to the local people. Finally, if you are interested to taste a traditional food tasting such as cheese, game meat, local wine,  and more, in this magical area please let me know.

More information about other hikes and nature in Cadiz

If you want to do a full day hiking tour in Los Alcornocales natural park, please click here. If you want to do a coastal hiking tour, please click here. This tour is a 3-4 hour hiking and photography tour in the beatiful El Estrecho natural park.

Cadiz province is one of the most biodiverse provinces in mainland Spain.  It may be because we are at the southern most point of western Europe, only 14km from Africa. Habitats range from dense forest reminiscent of cloud forest to Mediterranean forest, dune systems, and more. Moreover, Cadiz has over a third of its surface protected, while its climate/sunlight hours are similar to Canary Islands. Los Alcornocales natural park is the only park in mainland Europe where you hike within a subtropical forest, Laurisilva forest. Los Alcornocales also has the largest cork oak forest in Spain, and we will go hiking to the heart of this natural park.

Private hiking tour in the heart of Los Alcornocales natural park

Who will guide you in this guided hike in Cadiz province?

I will pick you up at your hotel or city where you are staying. From here we will head toa beautiful valley where we will drive through to arrive to the beginning of the hike. For this we have the permits for the hike and to drive inside.

During the hike I will be using my environmental knowledge of the local fauna and flora as well as to tell some of the history of the area.

What is included in this private hiking tour in Cadiz province?

  • 1 knowledgable environmental technician and guide.
  • Pick-up and return back home at the end of the day.
  • Hike through private "fincas" to see pristine habitats and cork oak trees. Here we will explain about the cork extraction.
  • Insurance and permits included
  • Private local food tasting with local wines (extra if you are interested)

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Important Info

When: Available Monday to Sunday as a private hiking tour.

Meeting Point: Your hotel or most convenient place. I will pick you up.

Price: Cost will depend on the size of the group, €231 for up to 4pax. Extra cost for more people because of transportation.

Group Size: 1-15 people, offered only as a private tour.

Language: Tours are offered in English or Spanish.

Optional add ons: Local lunch in venta after the hike, mushroom picking or birding expert.

Frequently Asked Questions about this private guided nature tour in Cadiz province

What should I bring to this private hiking tour in Los Alcornocales?

Make sure you follow the recommendations for each hike. Bring a hat, sunglasses, head torch, sun cream, and 2- 3 litres of water. Please also bring a head torch to use when we come back down after sunset.
Also don’t forget to bring along your camera to show everyone back home all the best moments from your tour!

What language is the tour in?

The tour is offered in English or Spanish, which your guide which will be fluent in.

How difficult is the hike?

We can adapt the hike to your group. If you want an easier day, we can hike at a relaxing pace and stop frequently so it is enjoyable for everyone! As well, I can recommend a shorter hike with less slopes and easier terrain for those who find tough hikes too challenging. Just let us know any preferences or restrictions when you book the hike.

Can children join the tour?

Yes, of course. However, children must be over 5 years old because of the difficulty of some routes. They will enjoy this nature day.

Can dogs join the tour?

Yes, but they will have to travel in the boot/trunk of the car and have a leash at all times inside of the natural park.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything is included unless you choose to add on a service. If there is anything in particular you would like to add on, please let us know in advance and we will make it happen.

What happens in the event of rain?

Luckily, we are in an incredibly sunny region where rainy days are infrequent for much of the year (July averages only 1mm of rain in the whole month!). However, if the tour is cancelled due to weather conditions, we will offer it another day or instead give you a full refund.

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