Special Features

The Algarve




The Algarve is the most southern region of Portugal and the south-west tip of Europe, proving to be over the years one of the most popular tourist destinations in Portugal, and not only Portugal, but in Europe too. - A unique jewel where you can find the finest beaches, stunning coves and rugged coastline. Its enchanting towns and villages are rich with history, and local cuisine is wonderfully delicious consisting of many fish and seafood dishes, fruits such as oranges and lemons, carob beans, figs and almonds all grown locally which are all economically important to the region. The locals are friendly and the climate warm nearly all year round.  What is there not to like about The Algarve?  Whether this is your first visit, or if you're a regular visitor there is always something new to discover. 


Themed Holiday Ideas are proud to announce The Algarve as our latest destination in Europe. Working with our associates based in The Algarve we are pleased to be able to offer many great themes and activity holidays such as cycling, walking, golf, bird watching, horse riding, historical tours, fishing, romantic breaks to name but a few. In the coming weeks and months we will be setting up many exciting themes and our in-house team are also concentrating on finding quality and affordable self-catering properties, plus bed and breakfast options too for our guests to stay at whilst taking part in the many activities/themes on offer.  As the Algarve can be particularly hot from June until early September, please note that not all of our activities will run during this period, so it is best to check with us at the time of booking.  

Themed Holiday Ideas looks forward to welcoming you to

The Algarve!

Cycling The Algarve

The Algarve Walking Experience

Walking Package Holiday - Algarve

Eastern Algarve Holidays

Western Algarve Holidays

Central Algarve Holidays

You can find all our Algarve holidays on www.themedholidayideas.com


The Lecrin Valley - Granada Region

Just south of the historic Moorish city of Granada is the Lecrin Valley, a lovely orchard-covered area with little clusters of pretty villages and towns that lay at the foot of the dramatic Sierra Nevada mountains. The Lecrin Valley is also only half an hour from the beautiful Costa Tropical. Perfect as a holiday destination, it’s away from the hustle and bustle of the coast, yet within easy reach, and only a short distance to Granada. Driving times are approximately 1.5 hours from Malaga, 35 mins from Granada airport, 20 minutes to Granada city and 25 minutes to the Costa Tropical.


There are many themes/activities to be found in this wonderful region of Spain, including historical tours, cycling (and mountain biking), horse riding (discover horse back riding in the Alpujarras  (Horse Riding in the Las Alpujarras)  , bird watching, food & beverage tours, to name but a few. However, although we offer all of the above, it’s the endless walking possibilities that we at Themed Holiday Ideas are fascinated with since discovering some of the most stunning nature spots.

 walk-lecrin (60K)

The GR7 path through the Alpujarras and the path through the Lecrin valley have been somewhat unfairly neglected. Yet the walking is as good, and possibly even quieter and more rural, than its better known neighbour to the east. We cover the section of the path through the following villages: Jayena - Albunuelas - Saleres - Restabal - Melegis - Murchas - Lecrin - Niguelas – Lanjaron


The town of Padul is at the northern end of the Lecrin. From here we can access, via dirt tracks, the lovely ridge wandering on the Silleta del Paul (1519m) and the Silleta del Manar, with their dramatic views east to the main mass of the Sierra Nevada. The interesting and arid peaks of the Alayos de Dilar ridge can also be reached from here.

The terrain is rough and rocky, but there are some good tracks up the actual peaks themselves, including reigning peak of the Corazon de la Sandia (1877m). Los Gallos (1907m) is a fine multi-summited peak just off the Alayos ridge and worth the pathless additional effort involved in reaching its summit.

The main gorge above Niguelas is an interesting excursion, as is the high track from the Cortijo de Echevarria to the Cerro de Caballo (3009m) via the ridge of Loma de los Tres Mojones. The acequia de los Hechos gives an easier day, traversing high above the surrounding valleys.

Our treks are “tailor made” to suit all your wishes and abilities. Our guided tours are superb and are conducted by local English speaking guides with a wealth of knowledge regarding the area. We also offer a range of quality yet affordable properties in the area for you to stay at while taking part in any of the activities we offer in the Granada area of Spain.

Lecrin Valley Accommodation 

Las Alpujarras Accommodation

Costa Tropical Accommodation


Contact us directly at www.themedholidayideas.com and we will find that perfect holiday for you!






Our Special feature this week is the Wonderful city of Seville.
Seville is a magical city rich with history and culture. We offer historical tours in Seville to help you explore the best and most interesting parts of this wonderful Andalucian city, including the incredible Cathedral of Sevilla hosting very important works of art. We talk about the history of the building and names and dates of sculptures, paintings and altarpieces. There is simply so much to see and do in Seville, and we even stop for lunch giving you a chance to taste the delicious Spanish cuisine.  

Food & Beverage
The tremendous variety of Sevillian cuisine is based around home cooking, house wives' recipes. The most famous dishes are Flamenco Eggs, Sauté Kidneys with Sherry, Stuffed Artichokes and Fried-Fish (the true speciality of the cities of Cádiz, Seville and Málaga). The city offers excellent restaurants serving all the specialities of Andalusian, Spanish and international gastronomy. The most popular are tapas, which are small rations of traditional dishes, eaten as a snack or even as a meal if you eat plenty!
Salads, Gazpacho, Salmorejo and chopped pork are typical summer dishes which help beat the heat. During lent, most of the tapas consumed are based around cod. And throughout the year most bars serve the exquisite ham of the Huelva Sierras, the prawns of Sanlúcar and fried fish. These delicacies are washed down with local wines such as Manzanilla, or the product of nearby regions such as sherry and Montilla or, of course, golden beer.


We offer a tapa and wine tasting tours in this stunning Andalucian city. 


There is no better way to discover beautiful Seville than by bicycle!  You can get to places where the bus tours cannot go - and you see more and in a shorter time than walking!

In the fantastic 3-hour tour, one of our guides will take you on a pleasant and relaxing journey through the most beautiful and interesting places in this historic city. On the tour you can meet travellers from other countries as well as see the most beautiful attractions, such as the famous Puente de Triana, the most stunning church in Andalusia, Santa Ana, and the Biggest Gothic cathedral in the world! You can also see the historic park Maria Luisa where you can find the pavilion of Spain (la plaza de España) of the Latin American expo of 1929.

Bike hire can be arranged!

Need somewhere to stay in Seville? We have a great selection of properties under our accommodation section on the website. Simply choose, book direct with the owner, and will arrange the rest for you!
Accommodation in Seville