Walking Alpujarra - We offer guided walking holidays through the beautiful scenery of the Alpujarras foothills of the Sierra Nevada
The Alpujarra boast stunning scenery, hot sunny weather and is a wonderful area for walking. During the spring and autumn months the surroundings are particularly beautiful; in spring the land is carpeted with a vast array of wild flowers and blossom adorns the fruit trees which are dotted around the slopes. In autumn leaves turn. The area is characterised by steep valleys scoured by rivers and streams hurtling down the mountainside from the snow covered slopes above, many of which rise to over 3000 metres. Traditional farming has left a legacy of terraced valley sides, dotted with small buildings or cortijos, which were the summer residence of village farmers.
The Alpujarra was one of the last outposts of the Moors when they ruled Spain many years ago. They left a legacy of attractive villages, built in a style unique to this part of Spain, together with many miles of acequias, a complicated system of irrigation which remains to this day. These are fed from numerous springs which are a product of the snow capped peaks of the Sierra Nevadas, producing crystal clear waters enriched with minerals. Many of the villages have public drinking fountains where you can enjoy an ice cold glass of mineral water or fill a bottle for later.
Our local based experienced mountain guide offers a wide variety of scenic walks and exclusive treks in this wonderful area. Walk through ancient landscapes shaped by the Moors, where you can see Golden Eagles, wild boar, mountain goats.
TREVELEZ GORGE - Dramatic scenery taking in the ancient villages of Pitres, Mecina Fondales, Atalbeltar, Ferrierola and Busquistar.
POQUEIRA VALLEY - Walking with Mulhacen and La Veleta as your backdrop through the popular villages of Capileira, Bubion and Pampaneira.
RIO CHICO VALLEY - Secluded high altitude walking in the shadow of snow capped peaks.
GR7 - Great walks along the GR7 long distance path linking the famous "white villages"
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