Walking Tour • March 22-29, 2024
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Spain's Costa Del Sol this spring as we embark on a soul-stirring walking and hiking trip designed exclusively for women of faith. Join us on a transformative journey where we will uplift one another, nurture our spirits, and discover the natural wonders and historical treasures of this enchanting region.
As we lace up our hiking boots and set off on scenic trails, we'll witness the Costa Del Sol in all its springtime splendor. From coastal pathways adorned with vibrant flowers to rugged mountain paths boasting panoramic views, each step will be a testament to the divine beauty that surrounds us.
Our journey is not just about physical exploration; it's an opportunity for women to forge deep connections, support one another, and grow spiritually.
As we traverse the stunning landscapes, we'll also delve into the rich history and culture of the Costa Del Sol. We'll visit historic towns, and marvel at architectural wonders that bear witness to centuries of human ingenuity.
Our knowledgeable guides will lead us with grace and wisdom. They will offer spiritual guidance, share stories that inspire faith, and create an atmosphere of encouragement and support.
During our journey, we'll have opportunities to savor the delectable flavors of Spanish cuisine, connect with local communities, and soak in the warmth and hospitality of the people we encounter along the way. These interactions will add depth to our experience, fostering a sense of unity and cultural understanding.
Join us and allow the awe-inspiring natural beauty, historical marvels, and spiritual connections to ignite your soul. Discover the transformative power of nature, fellowship, and personal growth as we embark on this remarkable journey together.
7 nights accommodation
Transportation from Malaga Airport to Mijas
Entrance fees into Mijas Bullring
Entrance into Sohail Castle
3 Dinners (Night 1, Night 4, Final Night)
Choice between 1-hour full body massage or 1-hour facial massage
Transportation from Mijas to Malaga Airport
Gift from A Woman’s Journey
Trip Does Not Include
Flights to and/or from Spain
Any meals not listed above
Any food or beverages used from the mini-bar
Any activity not listed above
Transfers and/or Public transportation not listed above
Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, and tips
Prices are based on rooms' shared occupancy.
- Day 1: Arrival
- Day 2: Scavenger Hunt
- Day 3: Sohail Castle
- Day 4: Bullring
- Day 5: Walk to Church on Hill
- Day 6: Spa Day
- Day 7: Free Day / Celebratory Dinner
- Day 8: Return Home
Day 1: (March 22) Arrival.
A Woman's Journey will meet you at the Malaga Airport and travel back to the beautiful village of Mijas. This first evening we will gather for a meal and spend time visiting and getting acquainted.
Day 2: (March 23) After Breakfast, we will gather for a time of worship.
The day will be spent wandering the cobblestone streets of Mijas, after lunch, we will split up into teams and have a scavenger hunt. In the afternoon we will meet back at our hotel for a debrief and rest before dinner.
Day 3: (March 24) Breakfast, Morning worship time.
Today we'll travel to the Seaside town of Fuengirola. We may do some shopping or spend some time sitting on the beach. If we are lucky, we may see the rock of Gibraltar across the sea. We will have lunch on the beach, walk to the Sohail Castle, and explore this beautiful historic fortress. The castle sits atop a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, which once provided a strategic vantage point for controlling the surrounding area. Throughout its history, the castle has played a significant role in various historical events, and today it is a popular tourist attraction and cultural venue in the region.
Day 4: (March 25) Breakfast, Morning worship time.
Today will be a walking day. Our group will trek the path around the village of Mijas, stopping to visit the iconic bullring.
*This is considered an easy walk, but remember that Mijas is on a mountain, so there may be ups and downs.
Day 5: (March 26) Breakfast, Morning worship time.
Today will be a day to challenge yourself. After a short drive to the trail, we will hike up to the Spanish church Ermita del Calvario, we will take in the splendid sights of Mijas all the way down to the Mediterranean Sea. We will walk back down to our hotel.
*If you prefer not to make this hike we will have another option for you to choose from.
Day 6: (March 27) Breakfast, Morning worship time.
Get ready to relax and enjoy being pampered. We will spend the day at the spa and/or around the pool. You can choose between a 1-hour full body massage or a 1-hour facial. These are always beautiful times to connect with our Creator and relax from all the tension you have been carrying. **Note: Massage or Facial is included in the price of this trip. Any other pampering will be at your own expense.
Day 7: (March 28) Breakfast, Morning worship time.
Today YOU choose your own itinerary. Some may want to stroll through Mijas and have a leisurely lunch, some may decide to hop on the bus to Fuengirola and explore some of the sights we may have missed, and some may just want to hang out by the pool and relax. Remember, this trip is about slowing down and embracing everything our Creator has for us.
We will meet up for a final celebratory dinner.
Day 8 (March 29) Breakfast, we will take a shuttle back to the airport. Adios, my dear sisters!
The trip is open to 7 women.
Prices and dates may be subject to change due to travel and visa restrictions in the EU.
The nearest airport is Málaga (APG)
Limit 1 piece of luggage and 1 personal item (purse/backpack) per person.
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Covid-19 Travel Info
Spain's Covid-19 Travel Requirements
Please follow the guidelines set up by Spain for admission to the country.
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Please follow the guidelines set up by the U.S. for ease of travel and re-admission into the country.
AWJ Covid-19 Restrictions
While participating in events held or sponsored by A Woman's Journey, consistent with CDC and international travel guidelines, participants are encouraged to practice hand hygiene, “social distancing” and wear face coverings indoors to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, A Woman's Journey will fill the preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 laid out in the country of our trip's destination and in the United States. However, A Woman's Journey cannot guarantee that its participants, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.
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Upon receipt of your booking confirmation of the invoice, a deposit of 20%, as well as a $50 non-refundable application fee is required. The deposit will be deducted from the total tour cost. The full tour cost must be paid to A Woman’s Journey at the latest by February 1, 2024.
If you have to cancel your trip for any reason whatsoever, the following cancellation fees are applicable:
- Cancellations from 60 to 30 days before departure date: 80% of the tour cost will be refunded
- Cancellations from 29 to 15 days before departure date: 60% of the tour cost will be refunded
- Cancellations from 14 to 9 days before departure date: 40% of the tour cost will be refunded
- Cancellations from 8 days of the intended departure date will be non-refundable
Any cancellation refunds will exclude any and all credit card & processing fees.