Walking in Las Alpujarras

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Capileira / Berchules
  • Distance 76 km / 50 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Price From $824

Overview

Tour the ancient villages of Las Alpujarras, nestled on the southern slopes of the snow-capped mountains in the Andalusian Sierra Nevada. From the village of Capileira, walk among olive groves and Berber-style villages, ancient fortresses belonging to the Spanish Moors.

Discover Spain's second-highest village, Trevelez, located at the foot of the imperious Mulhacen Peak. Enjoy delicious local specialties such as the famous Serrano ham. Spend the night in small rural hotels in the middle of idyllic spots surrounded by high mountains for an authentic experience of rural Spain.

  • Tour the villages around Las Alpujarras, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada
  • Wake up by seeing the wonderful views of the mountains from rural hotels amid idyllic locations
  • Delight in delicious local food: dried hams and dishes prepared with an explosion of spices
  • Visit Trevelez, the highest village in Andalusia, located at the foot of the mighty Mulhacen Peak
  • Explore Poqueira Canyon and the charming villages of Bubion and Pampaneira

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation 
    • Breakfasts
    • Evening meals on days 1, 5 and 6
    • Baggage transfer service according to itinerary
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Unspecified transfers
    • Lunches, snacks and drinks
    • Unspecified dinners
    • 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.

    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 is the closest and convenient to get to Capileira. There are international flights to Granada from London, as well as connections through other Spanish cities such as Madrid and Barcelona.

    From Granada, you can take the bus directly to Capileira (3 departures per day, 2.5h). Alternatively, you can fly to Malaga Airport, which has more connections from the rest of the UK and throughout Europe and travel by bus to Granada (approximately 4.5h in total).

    By train, Granada is connected by rail to many other major Spanish cities such as Almeria (3h), Cordoba (3h), Ronda (2.5h), Seville and Madrid (4h).

    FAQs

    We suggest you make your reservation as soon as possible, as soon as you have decided your travel dates, as this destination is extremely popular and accommodation sells out quickly.

    This route has a moderate to strenuous level of difficulty. The walks last between 3 and 8 hours, between 10 and 17 kilometres long and are travelled through mountainous terrain, and on a mixture of unpaved roads, animal trails and, in some sectors, pavement or smaller asphalted roads.

    Part of the terrain is quite rocky and, in the wet season, you may encounter loose rocks or muddy stretches. The ascents are between 415 and 930 metres and with descents of up to 870 metres.

    During the summer months (June to September), walking can be more difficult because at that time, the highest temperatures of the year are recorded, so we recommend departing early on those days.

    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).

    You can start this tour any day between March and June (subject to availability), and then again from September to November. The spring months of March and April are fantastic if you want to see bird migration in full swing and a profusion of flowers in bloom.

    Temperatures start to rise in May and June and the slopes are full of colourful butterflies and bee-eating birds. We do not offer this tour in July and August, as the temperatures are very high and prevent you from enjoying a pleasant walk.

    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.

    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.