GAIA ECO-LEARNING COMMUNITY
Our exclusive program of excursions "GAIA-SLOW TOURS" consists of a weekly offer, always on Fridays, where the participants of our educational eco-community GAIA, both the children alone with our accompanists, or including their relatives, can enjoy a different educational day in rural environments - of explosive nature normally -, and where, in addition, the historical-landscape-cultural wealth of the municipality, and, especially, of the region of the Axarquía, is put in value.
Natural Parks, parks and botanical routes, centenary farms and estates, ecological plantations, edible forests, Permaculture projects, museums, beaches of the Maro cliffs, agro-ecology, livestock, mycology and sustainable beekeeping, are some examples of our proposals.
Due to the great acceptance and demand that exists on the part of tourists, foreign resident families, and Spanish families that want to complement the education of their children with a more outdoor educational proposal that puts in value the environmental education and in values, we have decided to open our program of excursions of Fridays also to visitors
SUMMARY OF A STANDARD ITINERARY
After a brief introduction about the educational day and the place that hosts it at the meeting point, the guide and coordinator of the Gaia Educational ECO-community, a renowned anthropologist, permaculturist and journalist from Malaga, will offer several sessions and charming walks accompanied, if necessary, by the owners or guardians of the place, immersing the visitor in the eco-experience carefully designed for that Friday. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHERE THE NEXT PROPOSAL WILL BE!
The highlight of the day will undoubtedly be to share the impressions/reflections of the inspiring experience, tasting a vegan lunch or dinner with seasonal organic products in a circle.
SLOW TOUR DETAILS
Meeting point: Depends on the excursion
Meeting time: around 9:30 a.m. or 15 pm (depend on the proposal)
Every Friday of the 2021/22 school year
Languages: Spanish / English / German and /Italian. French possible too!!
Total duration: 5/6h
PRICES (include: Logistics, materials, reserves and vegan organics meals.)
-BETWEEN 3 AND 15 YEARS OLD: 30 €
-NON-MEMBER of our Association : 20 €
-SEMILLA MONTE ALEGRE MEMBERS: 15 €
-GAIA LEARNING ECOCOMMUNITY: 10 €
Promotion day are always the 3rd Friday of the month. In that day the maximum are 16 participants. The price Includes organic vegan breakfast and lunch or dinner)
-BETWEEN 3 AND 12 YEARS OLD: 20 €
-NON-MEMBER ADULTS: 15 €
-MEMBERS: 10 €
-ADULT GAIA LEARNING ECOCOMMUNITY: 10 €
Call us to see if we are availeble for private tours on weekend!!
Promotion for the 2021/22 school year of private educational tours on weekends: (from 6 children on)
BETWEEN 3 AND 15 YEARS OLD: 35 €
NON-MEMBER ADULTS: 25 €
Possibility to organize transportation to the space. Consult for more information
What it includes:
- Educational Slow-Tour with small groups of maximum 16 participants and many sensory experiences.
- GAIA Breakfast with tasting of fruits, products and wild/cultivated plants from the areas to be visited
- Vegan lunch
- A souvenir gift
Choose your best option!
FEBRUARY'S PROMO GAIA SLOW-TOUR
Next Friday 14th of January we will visit a singular place of the Axarquia of Malaga in the surroundings of Periana near the mountains of Alhama - 1500 m- and Enmedio -1416 m.
During the visit, we will drink from pure water springs, eat nuts and pick up walnut seedlings, harvest wild plants and fruits and visit charming and historical villages of 1 inhabitant that are in the process of being depopulated.
After an energetic breakfast, we will get to know some very old cortijos and haciendas in the sierra where hundreds of sheep graze in a forest of basophilic oaks, gall oaks, oaks, musks, hawthorns, and bushes such as kermes oak and piornal.
Between the Sierra de Alhama and the Sierra de Gallo-Vilo we will go up winding on the road that goes up to Alfarnate to visit one of the most attractive places of its territory: the Puerto del Sol.
To end the day, we will have a picnic lunch at around 13:300h near the highest point and take an unforgettable walk around the sunny terraces near Puerto del Sol where hundreds of mountain goats, wild boars, rabbits, hares, foxes, etc. come down to drink from a natural spring every day. Spectacular sunny viewpoint protected from the north face by the mountains, from where you can see all of Axarquia and its spectacular Sierra de Tejeda and Almijara, Africa and the beyond...
On the way back, descending from the Sierra, we will visit one of the few remaining spas with sulphurous waters in the peninsula. These famous Baños de Vilo, came to be considered in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as one of the most important in Andalusia due to the important medicinal properties of its waters.
From the hamlet of Vilo to that of La Muela, we will pass through the nucleus of Guaro where the gentle slopes are covered with olive trees, pastures and cereals, and, where water is available, we will see varieties of fruit trees (especially peach trees) that are increasing as the orchards approach the banks of the river where orange and lemon trees abound, making this area one of the most productive.