Whitewashed villages are as synonymous with Andalucia as honey-coloured hamlets are with the Cotswolds. You’ll tour 2 on this trip – Vejer de la Frontera and Medina Sidonia. Vejer is perched above the steep gorge of the River Barbate and sandwiched between the sea and the sierras. You’ll have a guided walk through the town, meandering through the jumble of cobbled streets, hidden patios and button-cute houses. Along the way, you’ll pass the pretty main square – Plaza de España – which has a colourful mosaic-tiled fountain at its centre. Medina Sidonia is packed with Moorish influences, and is one of the most unspoilt hillside villages in Spain. The cobblestone lanes are lined with reja-fronted houses with terracotta roofs, and the whole place is looped by Medieval walls. We’ll wander around the village, spotting sights like the Gothic church and Moorish gate, before stopping for a drink at a local bar or café.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.