Two Continents - From Tarifa to Fés
With walks & hikes in Spain and Morocco
“The sights were amazing and the people were warm and delightful. You put together an experience for us that will shape our thinking for years to come.”
In Greek mythology, Hercules slayed the giant Anteus and married his beautiful widow Tingis. In celebration, Hercules pulled Europe and Africa apart using the peaks of Jebel -Tarif (Gibraltar) and Jebel – Musa for handgrips. Ever after, these mountains have been known as the Pillars of Hercules.
The Pillars and the contrasting cultures of Europe and Africa are features of our Two Continents Tarifa to Fés walking adventure. The first two nights are spent in Tarifa, with the first walk high above the Straights of Gibraltar. You then cross to Africa for a coastal walk with great views back to Europe and then continue to Chefchaouen, surely the prettiest and most magical town in Morocco. You stay for three nights in an amazing riad in the medina with walks in the Rif mountains and villages. The last two nights are spent in Fés, the oldest and most interesting of the ‘imperial’ cities in Morocco. From Fés there are continental flight connections, or the option to return to Tarifa by rail and ferry (as reviewed by Michael Portillo in this BBC travel docucumentary).
Tarifa to Fés – Itinerary & Walks
The first two nights are spent in Tarifa in a small family run hotel built within the fortified walls of the old town. The location close to the harbour is perfect and the rooms are all very comfortable with double/twin beds with en-suite facilities The next three nights are spent in a stunning riad in the centre of the medina in Chefchaouen. All the rooms have great character with double/twin beds and ensuite facilities. The last two nights are spent in Fés in a delightful riad within the medina.
Travel & Transport
Flights are not included allowing guests to fly out from their most convenient local airport and/or travel prior to meeting up in Spain. The holiday starts in Tarifa which has direct bus services from Gibaltar, Malaga and Seville, all of which have international flight services. The holiday provisions include all travel costs from Tarifa to Fés including the Tarifa to Tangiers ferry. The holiday ends in Morocco and includes a transfers from the old city to Fés airport. From here there are currently flights back to Europe including Ryanair services to London (Stanstead) and to Malaga. Or if you have the time, we can also arrange at cost for you to travel back to Tarifa via Tangier by high speed train and ferry.
Dates & Prices
Sunday 21 – 28 May
£745 per person (two guests sharing double/twin rooms)*
*Add £175 per person for single occupancy rooms.
What we include
- Seven nights accommodation in double/twin rooms with en-suite rooms
- Main meal of the day (excluding rest day)
- Guided walks with transfers to trail heads
- Tarifa to Tangiers ferry
- Luggage transfers
- Airport transfers to Fés city to airport (see note on Travel & Transport)
Reviews & Visitors Book
“I would like to thank you once more for a truly wonderful experience we had for the entire duration of our trip; We loved our authentic and traditional accommodation, each with its own particular splendours; the sights; the friendliness and knowledge of our guides; food – and the company of like-
minded people. I have been wanting to
do this particular journey with Spanish Steps for some years, and I am pleased that it finally came to pass and that I have come across and chosen such a fine organisation” Sabine & Mervyn (Bangor NI)”
“I very much enjoyed the holiday, the walks, the food and the company too. What a lovely group of people! I really enjoyed the Moroccan food (and wine!) and intend to find some recipes to try out on my family. Fez was such a contrast to Chefchaouen & Tangier. I really do appreciate your efforts to make your holidays such a wonderful experience, enjoying comfortable accommodation and delicious food. I had a really great time and hope to be back to try another Spanish-Steps special in the future” Frances (Southampton)
“Many thanks for the wonderful holiday” I enjoyed every minute of every
day, especially the company of yourself and the others. Granada and Fes were the highlights for me, but of course everything in between was awesome as well. Your itinerary is a fantastic insight into these beautiful countries and all the “locals” we met, especially Abdeslam, were so passionate and
hospitable. Truly memorable.I have already recommended Spanish Steps to many and will continue to do so” Janelle (NSW Australia)