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Spanish Highs Day Walking Tours in Andalucia

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Weekly day walking tours near Granada in the Sierra Nevada and Alpujarras, Andalucia

Join in on one of our year round regular weekly day walks in a choice of superb hiking locations. From October to June inclusive we walk in the lower mountains and hills and in the searing heat of summer we tackle to high mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada where the air is fresh and cool.

Low Mountains - the Alpujarras, Cumbres Verdes and Sierra de Huetor.

High mountains - Mulhacen and Siete Lagunas (every Tuesday and Thursday), Veleta and Cerro de los Machos (every Monday and Wednesday).

Moderate

Characteristics of our Day Walks

  • Discounted prices - 50€ per person per day
  • Length of walking day - Average five to seven hours duration
  • Conditions underfoot - Some good paths, some trackless and rocky terrain
  • Altitude - Generally no extremes of ascent/decent. Max ascent approx 800m
  • Distance - Approx 10km to 14km depending on route choice
  • Weather and temperature - No real extremes
  • Remoteness and comfort - Mainly good facilities, with access to local amenities
  • Those who take regular hill walks should manage these treks. Good health and reasonable fitness are important

Our Weekly Tours (Oct to June inclusive)

Our Weekly Tours (July to Sept inclusive)

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When and on what dates?

Walking White Villages, Alpujarras

daywalk-alpujarras (47K)

€50 per person. Minimum number 2 persons. To reserve email info@spanishhighs.co.uk.

Meet El Volante restaurant in Lanjaron at 8am. Head east from centre of town. 20m after Repsol petrol station on L, El Volante is on the R.

This is a linear walk through some quiet and "non touristy" white villages in the Alpujarras. Our transport drops you at the start point of the walk. We then return to Lanjaron through the villages of Soportujar and Cañar before crossing a plateau and heading down to Lanjaron.

Hillsides, white villages, wooded forests, gorges, great views!

Always interesting, appealing, varied and relaxing! The Alpujarras offers something for everyone. The contrasting views, the rich heritage as well as the open friendliness of the people makes this an ideal location for a walking tour. 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.

Mountains of the Cumbres Verdes, Granada

daywalk-cumbres-verdes (48K)

€50 per person. Minimum number 2 persons. To reserve email info@spanishhighs.co.uk.

Meet at the roundabout some 300m above the Alhambra Palace at the top end of the Alhambra car parks at 8:45am OR El Volante Restaurant, Lanjaron at 8am.

The Cumbres Verdes (Green Peaks) are well known to the local spanish Granadinos as they are very close to the Granada ring road (20 mins), so access is easy. In spite of this the walking is quiet and unspoilt and has a certain attraction missing in the higher and wilder Sierra Nevada. Lush green valleys fight with arid badlands for possession of the land and this gives varied and interesting scenery and views.

Trevenque is a well known summit is one of the most spectacular and dramatic in the Sierra Nevada. The mountain is steep on all sides, but there are numerous ways up to it's majestic summit of 2079 metres.

The peak is very varied with the arid (las Arenas) badlands contrasting with the lush Dilar valley area. All the walks are interesting day excursions of varying lengths from a simple 4 hour to a long 7 hour day. There are scrambling routes available to the more adventurous should they wish.

Hiking the GR48 path, Sierra de Aracena, near Seville

daywalk-aracena (79K)

€50 per person. Minimum number 2 persons. To reserve email javier@spanishhighs.co.uk or call +34 680311303.

Meet Restaurante la Raza, Avda. Isabel la Catolica 2. It is located at Plaza de España (a tourist site most visited and easy to find).

A 15 km round trail that takes you into different birding habitats with wonderful bird watching. Through Pyrenean-Oak Wood and Cork Oak Wood, olive groves, orchards, Mediterranean scrub and dehesas. The best time of the year is spring to early summer and also autumn and winter.

Route: Bonales Mountain retreat, Casas de los Bonales, Tentudia Monastery, Refugio Bonales, Sierra Mountain Refuge

Pine Forests and Refuges of the upper Alpujarras

daywalk-alegas (80K)

€50 per person. Minimum number 2 persons. To reserve email info@spanishhighs.co.uk.

Meet El Volante restaurant in Lanjaron at 8am. Head east from centre of town. 20m after Repsol petrol station on L, El Volante is on the R.

We take 4WD transport up to a high trailhead. From here we ascend wooded slopes through the pine forests with superlative views across to the main Sierra Nevada range.We reach the fine summit of Las Alegas (2700m) and then drop down to lunch at the ruined Refugio Cebollar. This is set in beautiful location on a colourful alpine meadow.

Then we continue our way via wooded slopes back to the waiting transport. This is a fine way to see the lesser known areas of the southern Sierra Nevada.

Sierra de Huetor near Granada

daywalk-huetor (64K)

€50 per person. Minimum number 2 persons. To reserve email info@spanishhighs.co.uk.

Meet outside the main entrance to the Estacion de Autobuses in Granada at 8:45am OR El Volante Restaurant, Lanjaron at 8am.

The Sierra de Huetor mountains are relatively unknown and give great guided walking and scrambling in quiet and interesting scenery. The hills and forests offer the intrepid explorer a magnificent insight into the days when there were few paths into the mountainous areas. The area may only reach around 2000 metres in height but they have fascinating valley and mountain scenery worthy of mountains much higher and...more famous?

The area is open to day or multi-day walking and is perfect for the "get away from it all" types who are tired of following wide trails and footpaths accompanied by the noise of other travellers.

Round of the Taha de Pitres, Alpujarras

daywalk-taha (578K)

€50 per person. Minimum number 2 persons. To reserve email info@spanishhighs.co.uk.

Meet El Volante restaurant in Lanjaron at 8am. Head east from centre of town. 20m after Repsol petrol station on L, El Volante is on the R.

A lovely drive through the Alpujarras brings us to the Taha de Pitres region. This is an area characterised by small white villages, steep sided gorges and abundant flora and fauna.

We drop down through a couple of small villages, where time seemingly has stood still, to the Rio Trevelez and cross by an old bridge before zig zagging our way up the steep hillside above. Then we have genler terrain and marvellous extensive views to the southern Sierra Nevada.

A steep drop down on an old mule track, cross a river and we climb up to the village of Busquistar. A return is made via a high path above the gorge to mecina Fondales and hence to the waiting vehicles.

Veleta and Cerro de los Machos

Every Monday and Wednesday between 1st July and 30th September

We depart Lanjaron at 8am or meet at the Sierra Nevada ski area at 9am. Then we take bus or chairlift (€10 extra) to the cool air at nearly 3000m.

We then drop into the spectacular Corral de Veleta via the Veredon Superior, cross the dramatic cirque and climb to Cerro de los Machos (3329m), one of the best viewpoints in the Sierra Nevada. We then traverse to the Col de Carijuela before ascending Veleta, 2nd highest peak in the range (3394m).

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Mulhacen and Siete Lagunas

Every Tuesday and Thursday between 1st July and 30th September

Meet in Lanjaron at 7:30am or Capileira at 8:15 and catch the 8:30 National Park bus (€10 extra) to Mirador de Trevelez. A 6 hour walk taking in the W ridge of Mulhacen and descent of E ridge to Siete Lagunas.

A superb day trip which gains not only the highest peak in mainland Spain (3382m) but also the most beautiful lakeside location in the range. Spectacular views of the N faces!

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