Walking in Las Alpujarras in 11 days

  • Duration 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Granada / Mairena
  • Distance 103 km / 64 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Price From $1,535

Overview

Explore and tour around Granada and Las Alpujarras, two majestic places in the Spanish region of Andalusia. Discover Granada, a city surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada, crowded with ancient corridors, Moroccan mosaics and home to the Alhambra Palace. 

Explore the mountains and enjoy a relaxed rural life in Las Alpujarras. Follow the trails through olive groves and small Berber-style villages, ancient fortresses of the Spanish Moors. 

Taste some of the local specialties such as Serrano Ham and the Plato Alpujarreno, walk to the highest village in Spain, Trevelez and stay in Mairena, described as the 'Balcony of Las Alpujarras'. Be amazed by wonderful panoramas of these charming valleys in eastern Andalusia.   

  • Enjoy an Andalusian adventure, explore Granada and cross Las Alpujarras on foot
  • Discover the Alhambra Palace, with its Moroccan mosaics and gardens decorated with fountains
  • Delight in delicious local food: dried hams and dishes with an explosion of spices
  • Walk to Trevelez, The highest village in Spain, at the foot of the majestic Mulhacen Peak
  • Stay in charming country hotels located in idyllic locations surrounded by mountains

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Evening meals on days 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
    • Baggage transfer service between stages
    • Information dossier with routes and maps
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Unspecified transfers
    • Lunches, drinks and snacks
    • Unspecified meals
    • Entrance ticket to La Alhambra (we recommend booking in advance)
    • Personal equipment
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional night(s) before, during or after the tour

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Minimum number of people

    This holiday can be done on your own, however, we recommend doing so only if you are an experienced walker who feels comfortable with navigating mountains, ascents and steep descents; and if you've walked difficult trails, mountainous terrain and steep slopes previously.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    Granada Airport has air connections to London or Spanish cities such as Madrid and Barcelona. It is also possible to travel to Malaga Airport and from there take a bus to Granada.  

    Another option to get to Granada is to take a train from large cities in Spain such as Almeria, Cordoba, Seville or Madrid. 

    FAQs

    We suggest you make the reservation as soon as possible, as soon as you have decided your travel dates, as this region is an extremely popular destination and accommodation is booked quite quickly. However, we will always try to accommodate your plans.

    This route has a moderate to strenuous level of difficulty. The itineraries are between 3 to 8 hours on unpaved roads and animal trails with some asphalted roads. Some terrains are rocky and you may encounter loose stones or slippery sections in wet weather. The ascents are between 415 and 930 m with descents of up to 870 m. 

    During the summer, in the months of June to September, walking can be more difficult due to high temperatures so we recommend leaving early during these days.

    We will send you the information dossier after your reservation. This has a detailed list of equipment that includes standard walking clothing such as good walking shoes or boots, waterproof clothing and a light backpack.

    You can start this tour any day of the week, subject to availability, between March and June, and then from September to November. We do not offer this tour in July and August because they are very warm months that do not allow you to enjoy the walks.

    This holiday is available to solo walkers, but we recommend that you should be experienced, and familiar with navigational instruments, having walked before in rough and mountainous terrain and comfortable with steep ascents/descents and some slopes.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).