Walking Holidays


At Casa Rural El Recuerdo we can also offer customised walking holidays for single people, couples or small groups during autumn, winter and spring on dates to suit you.


Extremadura is an unspoilt region of Spain of traditional land use practice and varied landscapes with a rich historic heritage.  Martin will accompany you as your guide, sharing his expert knowledge of Extremadura with you.



Apartado de Correos 28
10200 Trujillo (Cáceres)
Extremadura Spain

Telefono: 927319349
Movil: +34 609684719/  609684631




We will walk in different landscapes each day, each with a distinct theme.  We will be able to customise this itinerary according to your specific interests. The holiday is exclusively yours.


The daily walks can include:


Monfragüe National Park : World famous for its birds of prey, it also has excellent walking though some of the best preserved Mediterranean woodland in Spain , with spectacular views of cliff faces and river gorges.


The transhumance: Extremadura is criss-crossed by ancient drovers’ trails and we will follow one through the open steppe-like plains, passing through patches of woodland and a river valley.


Sierra de Montanchez: This is one of the most important areas for the production of the high quality Iberian ham and stands as a mountain range in the centre of Extremadura. The village of Montanchez is picturesque with a small castle. We will also be able to sample the wonderful cured ham.


Villuercas Mountains and Guadalupe: Forming the eastern edge of Extremadura, this series of ridges is remarkably unspoilt with walks through different types of woodland and mountain habitats up to 1600 metres above sea level. The monastery of Guadalupe is a famous pilgrimage site.



The dehesas: Much of Extremadura is dominated by the ancient grazing woodlands or dehesas, where evergreen oaks are managed to provide shade and acorns for livestock. The dehesas have a fascinating history and offer a landscape of particular beauty.


Wine and olives: The Sierra de los Lagares is the range of hills where we are based for the week at Casa Rural El Recuerdo. Walks take one through old olive groves and there are also small vineyards. We will visit the local winery and learn more about the production of olives.


Medieval heritage: No visit to this part of Spain can miss out the opportunity of strolling in the narrow streets of Trujillo and Cáceres, medieval towns with an extraordinary historic heritage of occupation and conquest, manifest today in wonderful architecture of castles, palaces and churches.

Day 1


Pick-up at Madrid (or Seville or Lisbon if preferred) and stop en route (if time permits).


Days 2-7


An itinerary designed around your interests, based on the ideas described above.


Day 8


Return to airport, with a stop on route (time permitting).




8 day/7 night itinerary ground price € 1420 per person*


*Based on minimum group size of two people. Please contact us for quote for price for single person or for variation in number of days.

Price excludes flights, insurance, drinks and other items of a personal nature.  All other holiday expenses are fully inclusive: all accommodation, meals, wine with meals, transport, entrance fees, guide fees & taxes. There are no hidden extras.




You will stay at our house, which has six guest rooms with either double or twin beds. All rooms have en suite bathrooms. Lunches will be picnics or at a local restaurant.


Grade of walking


All walks are easy to moderate, on footpaths or tracks. There will be plenty of time to appreciate the views.




Transport is by car/minivan/minibus (depending on group size), with a drive (less than an hour) in the morning to the start of the walk and return to the vehicle if a circular route or pick-up linear.


What to bring    


We will advise you on the weather before you arrive and on what best to bring. However through most of autumn and winter the weather is mild. Rain showers are most likely in autumn and spring, with winter days often anticyclonic with settled fine weather, sometimes misty in the morning.


Walking shoes or light walking boots are ideal.


Other interests


Please let us know whether you would like to include into the itinerary visits to historic monuments such as Roman sites in Mérida.