Chris Stewart "Walking over Lemons", Alpujarras

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Join up with writer Chris Stewart to enjoy a weeks guided walking holiday in the Alpujarras

These week long hiking tours in the Alpujarras are based at Casa Ana in Ferreirola. Run by Chris Stewart, writer of the famous travel book "Driving Over Lemons"

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The Walking Holiday

The Alpujarra is one of Spain’s most spectacular and unspoilt walking areas, with hikes in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and rambles through the meadows, orchards and white villages.

The holiday is based at Casa Ana, a gem of a guest house on the edge of Ferreirola, with magnificent views of the Trevelez river gorge. The house recently featured in the Times top 50 places for a holiday in Spain.

And who better to guide you than Chris Stewart, author of “Driving over Lemons” and himself a keen walker. Chris invites you to explore the area and share his deep knowledge (and great stories) about the history, culture and nature of the Alpujarra. Chris is available on 4 or 5 weeks per annum.

Can't make one of Chris's weeks? Dont worry, we run similar Walking Weeks on Demand from September to June inclusive each year, guided by Spanish Highs.

What Chris Stewart says .......

Chris Stewart Walking Alpujarras

"Ferreirola is about the prettiest village in the western Alpujarra, and that’s where the enchanting Casa Ana is to be found. It’s just up the hill from our farm. In September the heat of summer is over and the beautiful low light of autumn takes over. The poplars and pomegranates ought to be changing colour and there’ll be the first hint of woodsmoke from the high villages of the Alpujarra.

It’s a lovely season, and I can promise you that the food and wine will be of the best. The ambiente and conversation? Well that’s up to me and you… What we plan is three or four walks around the Alpujarra – nothing too tough, although it’s steep country, so you ought to be in tolerable good shape.

A day in Granada with a gourmet lunch at one of the city’s best known restaurants and some mooching round the bars and bodegas of the mountain villages."

Highlights include

  • 4 day walks exploring the Trevelez and Poqueira valleys
  • A day of walking in the higher mountains
  • Ham and wine tasting at Antonio’s bodega in Pampaneira
  • Gourmet dinners at Casa Ana with the region’s most celebrated chef Wes Somerville
  • Meet young chef Guillermo for a dinner at his modern Spanish tapas bar Botanic in Capileira
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Additional on "Chris Stewart" led Weeks

  • A walk from Casa Ana to Chris’ farm El Valero and lunch prepared by Chris and his wife Anna (featured in Rick Stein’s Spain on BBC2)
  • A day in Granada exploring the Moorish city with Chris and architect Rafael Anderson. Plus a degustación lunch at Francisco Lillo’s famous bodega La Oliva

Dates coming up

These weeks are very popular so please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment


Prices 2016

€1275 per person sharing a room. €1475 for single accommodation. Price includes: bed and breakfast, picnics and lunches, dinners, wines, excursions, local transport and guides. Price does not include: flights, airport transfers

Walking level of challenge

Expect altitude gains of about 900 feet and 6 – 7 hours of walking per day. Bring sensible clothing and good hiking boots. Hiking poles are useful. Sun hats, sun glasses, sun block and a water bottle are essential.

Whats it like?

Alpujarras white villages video

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