Jo and Ken, aim to go beyond being ‘just a hotel’ and are introducing specialist interest and activity breaks, such as group cycling, walking, yoga and ‘working-away’ breaks, for 4 – 7 days, with a completely tailored itinerary to suit your requirements, which include full or half board and activities taking into consideration required abilities.
We can accommodate groups of 10 in five double or twin rooms at Almohalla51, which is a perfect group size, but for bigger groups we can also provide more accommodation locally. Our specialist interest breaks include a healthy and delicious menu designed to fit the nature of the activity. We never stop being delighted by the plethora of fresh, intense flavoured, local produce at our fingertips and Jo enjoys every chance to cook with Andalusian produce such as our locally produced olive oil, cheeses and Serrano hams. If desired we can include some meals out at restaurants with great gastronomic reputations in fantastic nearby locations! We have also teamed up with the ‘Art of the Tapas’ an amazing restaurant in Antequera and have the option to bring their chef to our hotel and delight you with their amazing menu! This is a great option for the last night of your stay! All dietary requirements can be catered for at the hotel.
We work with you to define what you want and tailor your break with great attention to detail to provide a completely bespoke experience for you. We work with a team of experts to provide your guides and tours. Each break will be tailored to the group’s requirements.
Our specialist interest breaks include the following;
Our guided walks breaks start from our doorstep for a range of different routes, some mountainous, some flat. Or we will provide transport and take you to a different location to start your walk. Walking in Andalucia is stunning, with an endless vista of green rolling hills studded with perfect chequered lines of olive groves. Clear lakes, pine forests, streams running through wild flowers, carpeting valleys and rocky hills causing the typical winding roads are just some of the delights! Here in central Andalusia you can walk the length of the ‘Malaga way’ if so desired ! Late lunches will be taken at restaurants en route or after the walk, or pack lunches will be provided on trails without restaurants or cafes. Late afternoons can be spent relaxing by the pool or wandering around the town, which has plenty of historic interest, sampling tapas and local wines. Delicious evening meals will be served at the hotel around 8 – 9pm giving you time to digest your late lunch!
A full itinerary will be designed around your requirements and interests. Length of walks can be tailored to the groups levels of fitness and requirements.
Enjoy a tranquil break unwinding in beautiful surroundings, practicing Yoga or Pilates in a programme of taught classes daily in our sun room by the pool, whilst listening to the sounds of the birds. Evenings can be spent relaxing over a healthy meal with a glass of wine, watching the sunset, swallows and bats, or for the more energetic, a walk up the hill through the pine forest behind the hotel, to the Sanctuary at the top, or just to the view point and stone seats set in a circle for a quiet moment of meditation. And for the liveliest, the town is only minutes away to explore with some lovely bars.
Stunning vistas, quiet roads, beautiful white villages, clear lakes, great café stops and above all the Pico de Valeta the highest paved road in Europe, at just under 3,400m topping snow capped Sierra Nevada. Andalucia is a fantastically well kept secret with keen cyclists in the know, who crave less touristy but equally gruelling climbs and often the mountain is empty!
Almohalla Bike rides start from the front door with routes to suit all abilities and levels of fitness; ranging from a 30km route to Villanueva de Tapia with a short café stop in the town and the high road back with a fabulous view of La Pena de los Enamoradas to a fabulous 100km day out taking in the Vuelta a Espana climb to El Torcal. We are a totally flexible and can plan a long weekend or a week of rides for you and your group, catering for fitness and ability.
You will be guided by Ken, an avid cyclist with good local knowledge and over 40 years experience on mountain climbs who will show you some stunning rides. A full itinerary of rides will be tailored to ability and fitness ranging from 30 – 100 kilometre daily rides of varying terrains. Breakfasts and evening meals are plentiful and tailored to fit the nutritional requirements of sustained strenuous cycling. Packed lunches and drinks are provided during some rides or lunch is taken in cafes en route. There is a local sports Physio and masseur on hand to relieve tired muscles. Relax in the evening in communal areas, by the pool or watching your favourite race in your room on supplied tablets.
Triathlon training and boot camps.
Full support programmes for marathons and triathlons can be designed around your groups needs, making full use of the mountainous terrain and beautiful trails close to the house for running and cycling. For those that require more than a dip in the plunge pool, there is a full size pool down the road in the town along with a sports center for further training. A nutritious menu will be offered to support your programme, along with bookable Physio and masseurs.
The pandemic has meant that a lot of us have shifted our work lives dramatically into a new routine of home working, which often really means ‘the bedroom’. Companies are now far more relaxed about where you work from, so how about coming to Almohalla 51 for a week or more, to work in beautiful surroundings with constant blue skies above? You can work using our Wifi, in any of our indoor or outdoor work spaces, taking breaks for a dip in the pool, a walk up through the pine forest to the Sanctuary behind the hotel, or into the town for tapas. Evenings you can switch into holiday mode, completely relax and enjoy the luxury of Almohalla 51 and the delights of Archidona.
We can accommodate all other speciality interests, such as groups interested in wildlife or birdwatching or even your bookclub! For example a group wanting to come with different interests – half wanting a cycling itinerary and the other half wanting a walking itinerary, can easily be catered for! We are open to suggestions !!
Minimum of x5 guests, 20% deposit taken at time of booking
To find out more and book, contact Almohalla 51 on [email protected] or +34 657 842850 or +44 7941511362