Services for Self-guided Tours
Services for Self-guided Tours:
Self-guided tours include all information which permits you to follow the route (maps, descriptions, practical and cultural information). Also it will contain basic information to help you enjoy the tour at the end of each day’s activity (biking, hiking etc.), such as: timetables, restaurants, visits, alternative excursions etc. Optionally, there may be navigation information available to download to a GPS receiver.
Whenever possible on our tours, we use welcoming accommodation with a personal service offering a good level of comfort (heating, hot water, bar/restaurant, etc.) and quality cuisine (based especially on traditional regional cooking). Where the possibility exists we also choose establishments with architectural interest, which fit in with their surroundings (converted farmhouses, cave houses, refurbished mills, country houses and rural lodges, etc.), and, again wherever available, we use accommodation offering services related to the cultural and adventurous spirit of the routes (thermal baths and massages, cultural entertainment, etc.).
Given that tours designed by Otros Caminos tend to run through rural areas, the client/traveller should accept that occasionally it may not be possible to choose exactly type or style of accommodation ideally desired. In any case, the minimum services of any establishment should include:
· Bathroom with standard facilities including bath or shower
· Heating and hot water
· Restaurant/Cafeteria facilities within the establishment or close by within the village (500m from hotel)
· Beds with clean sheets and warm blankets
In all our hiking tours this service is included (except on transfers with public transport) and also in some bike tours. In case it is not included, and you don’t want to carry your luggage with you on the bike, then no problem: we will arrange for it to be taken to your destination on each stage, so that you have everything you want at the end of an exciting day’s activity.
You can hire an excellent mountain bike from us – aluminum frame, front suspension, 27 speeds, disc brakes and Shimano components, 28″ or 29” wheels. Some tours can be done with a comfortable hybrid bike. All our bikes are equipped with racks, front bags with map holder, extra inner tube and basic material to fix a puncture. Bikes will be delivered and collected to starting and finish point of your route. You can also rent an electric mountain or hybrid bike.
Sometimes, during a self-guided tour, you would like to receive more direct explanation about what you see. We can organize excursions with an English-speaking guide, for example to visit the Alhambra (also available in other languages), or to do a short hiking or cycling tour from Granada or into the Alpujarras.