Almeria is one of the lesser-known areas of Spain, sandwiched between Granada to the west and Murcia to the north, in the region of Andalucia. It is the driest part of Spain, with an area classified as desert, yet it produces a large proportion of its vegetables and fruit for export, grown under plastic. Alfaix is a small village in the centre of the province, where the Holiday Property Bond (HPB) developed one of its holiday resorts, which opened in 2010. It makes a good base for walking in the local countryside, particularly along the dried river valley (Rio Aguas Rambla), and hiking in the hills to the south (Sierra Cabrera).
This story describes the short walks available from the resort, as well as providing an introduction to the Holiday Property Bond.
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|Location||Alfaix, Almeria, Andalucia, SE Spain|
|Date walked||18 October 2016|
|Walk type||Countryside and easy hill walks|
|Difficulty||Mostly easy, but uneven walking surfaces, with optional gentle hill climb|
|Distance||Varied, 3 - 6 km (2-4 miles)|
|Time taken||2 hrs|
|Map used||Mapa Topografico Nacional de Espana, MTN50, Mojacar|
|Walk source info||HPB guide to Alfaix Walks Ray Cantrell, Walks and Excursions in Eastern Almeria, available at La Venta de Alfaix mini-market|
|Getting there||Situated close to the A7/E15 motorway, 3km SW of Los Gallardos. One day there may be access by rail (see the story)|
|Places to stay||HPB El Pueblito de Alfaix|
|Other features||Remains of Alfaix baths; Rio Jauto Rambla; indicators for underground gas pipeline; citrus plantation; new railway track bed with no rails|