The small whitewashed village of Almodovar del Rio is set on a rocky ledge around its splendid old castle. The town has steep winding streets, old architecture and splendid views of the Valle del Guadalquivir below. Holiday homes in Almodovar del Rio make the ideal base for exploring this scenic area of rural Spain.
Holiday homes in Almodovar del Rio are ideal for walking holidays, cycling holidays and rural retreats whilst seeing the unspoilt side of Spain. Hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, horseriding and watersports such as kayaking can all be enjoyed in the area. Golf is within 30 miles drive. Hunting is popular in the Sierra Morena to the north while to the south the white villages and olive groves are ideal for scenic drives and walks. The karstic mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park offer opportunities for climbing, mountaineering, potholing, caving, bungee jumping and nature spotting.
Explore Cordoba, the nearest large town to Almodovar del Rio holiday rentals. This former capital of Spain has ancient architecture including the remains of a Roman Temple with grand columns, the wheel of the Albolafia Mill and the Palace of Mercy within its UNESCO listed Old Town. Set beside the Guadalquivir River it is a most pleasant day out. Visit some of the white towns that Andalusia is famous for such as Benemahoma, Prado del Rey and Arcos de la Frontera which is set on a limestone cliff with an old castle and a magnificent baroque church. Algodonales has an interesting hermitage and a lovely church dedicated to Santa Ana. The town of Ronda is about 164 km drive away and has a remarkable Roman bridge over the gorge, a bullring and delightful local shops.
Holiday rental homes in Andalusia enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) in August with almost zero rainfall. In the winter there are more showers and daytime highs average 17-21°C (63-70°F) The shoulder seasons of March to June and September to November are very pleasant for enjoying outdoor activities in the area.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Almodovar del Rio is Seville (SVQ) airport which is about 100 km away. It is served by Ryanair among other international airlines and low cost flights make this a cheap and easy destination to visit for a weekend or longer. Malaga (AGP) Airport is also easy to reach about 200 km away. A hire car is essential to reach Almodovar del Rio but driving is easy along the new highways.