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Our holidays are based in the delightful village of Orba in the region of south east Spain known as Marina Alta located midway between Valencia and Alicante 25km inland from the Costa Blanca.

You can discover the splendour of a popular walking area the mountains and valleys of which afford a multitude of ever changing panoramic views.

Agriculture flourishes here in this fertile region renowned for producing olives, almonds, oranges, lemons and grapes. Grapes are produced for both wine and raisins and many crops are cultivated in much the same way as they have been for four or five centuries.
Walking in Marina Alta, Spain
You will marvel at the thousands of terraces built to gain maximum production from this mountainous region.

The Walking

Walk through groves of olive orange and almond sensing the total stillness and silence broken only by the sound of bees collecting pollen from rosemary and heather and a vast variety of other herbs and plants which grow profusely. Savour the peace and tranquillity of walking on pine scented forest tracks often leading to high ridge walks; traverse peaks and valleys using ancient mule tracks and Mozarabic pathways skilfully engineered centuries ago by the Moors.

Listen to the sound of choughs flying high in the air by the rock faces and crevices; walk by the salt water marshes where heron egret and marsh harriers are found. See ancient ice pits walled caves Neolithic cave paintings and the remains of Moorish castles high in the mountains.

Walking in Marnia Alta, Mountains

Guided - Independent Holidays

Your guide managers, Richard and Ann, have been associated with the area for over 20 years and have lived there permanently for 10 years. Not surprisingly, they have gained an extensive knowledge of an area that they love passionately.

All the walks are on a mixture of forest and farm tracks and paths, with some scrambling for those who take the more difficult routes. The walks which will normally be led by Richard or Ann, of between 7 to 11 miles in length and lasting from 4 to 7 hours. 

The week’s walking can be planned to include or leave out ridge walking, precipitous paths, flat walks or high walks.

Five days guided walking is included and is available year round except July and August. Advice is given on the many local places to visit on your non-walking day or you can take a self guided walk, with notes provided.

Self Guided Holidays

Walking, Marina Alta

We will send you our exclusive Walking Booklet for the area with a choice of walks for all levels of ability with most moderate or challenging.

Transport is provided to the start and finish of each walk as public transport is scarce. Walks vary from 5 miles and 245m ascent to 15 miles and a climb of 1370m. Richard will advise you on weather and local conditions.

Walk Grading

Guided - Moderate & Challenging

Self Guided - Moderate & Challenging

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Casa Cronk

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You will stay in the house of your hosts, Richard and Ann Cronk, which has been specially designed with 5 self contained guest rooms offering double or twin beds and private facilities with shower. There is a shared kitchen for the sole use of guests, for tea, coffee and all beverages throughout your stay.

A swimming pool provides a welcome post-walk dip in the warmer months. A continental breakfast is either served on the terrace or inside if preferred. Packed lunch is also provided. Dinner is a treat to look forward to, taken in the dining area or outside if weather is suitable and is cooked by Ann who specializes in offering Spanish and Continental recipes using fresh in season produce. At least twice a week dinner is taken out in a local restaurant and one of the walks finishes with a country paella in a rustic restaurant. Wine is included with dinner and all beverages throughout your stay. Casa Cronk is fully non smoking.

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Close proximity to the sea means a climate ideal for autumn winter and spring walking. The temperatures do rise greatly in July and August and we do not recommend holidays during these months. Weather is normally dry and sunny with cool evenings.

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There are frequent flights to Valencia or Alicante airports with scheduled low cost and charter airlines from throughout the UK & Ireland.Transfer to and from your hotel is included and takes 90 minutes from Alicante or Valencia airports.

There are flights as follows:

Valencia - nonstop from Heathrow Gatwick Luton Stansted Bristol Bournemouth Coventry East Midlands Manchester Liverpool Newcastle Belfast and Dublin. Connecting flights from London City Jersey Guernsey, Newquay, Southampton, Birmingham, Isle of Man, Leeds, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen.

There are nonstop flights to Alicante from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Exeter, Bristol, Bournemouth, Southampton, Cardiff, Birmingham, Coventry, East Midlands, Norwich, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Doncaster, Humberside, Blackpool, Durham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Prestwick*, Aberdeen* Dublin and Belfast and connecting flights from Jersey, Guernsey, Newquay and the Isle of Man.

* Summer only

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Marina Alta

Self Guided and Guided Holidays


·         7 Nights accommodation with half board* and picnic lunch

·         Transfers between Valencia or Alicante airport and hotel

·         Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

*Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast


  • ‘With flights’ includes typical flight prices* from London to Valencia or Alicante. Flights from many local airports are also available (exact price for your dates available on request)
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Not Included:

  • Drinks with meals

Please note these prices will differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices

All prices valid for 2018

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 7 nights half board* and picnic lunch in a shared twin/double standard room.  

Casa Cronk


7 nights half board* and picnic lunch

With Flights

7 nights half board* and picnic lunch

Own International Flights

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Single Supplement

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Guided Walking Supplement per week

01 Sep – 30 Jun






*Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Seasonal Supplement (Christmas, New Year & Easter) may apply 

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