Year round walking and hiking holidays and tours in the Alpujarras
Our day hikes or multi day walking tours in the Alpujarras will lead you into some incredible
locations and scenery. The area offers walks of great variety and
suits both relaxed ramblers and the more adventurous hiker.
Grade: Leisurely Grade: Moderate
The contrasting views, the rich heritage as well as the open friendliness
of the people makes this an ideal location for a walking holiday.
The Alpujarra boast stunning scenery, hot sunny weather and is a
wonderful area for enjoying the delights of this uniquely andalucian spanish walking tour. 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.
Our Walking Holidays
We offer 2 types of walking tour:
- from a base in the spa town of Lanjaron. From here our experienced guides will take you out each day onto the magnificent trails in the Alpujarras. Some of the walks are
circular in nature and some are linear with organised pick up locations (Sample circular and linear walks below).
- a multi-day linear tour, staying overnight in different villages for example, Lanjaron, Bubion, Busquistar, Trevelez and Cadiar. Your luggage is taken on each day to the next days hotel stop over ...... see further details of about our multi day linear walking tours
"A rather belated but sincere thank you to you and your team for making our week in Lanjaron so successful and enjoyable. The effort you put in in organising and adjusting walks to suit our varying meeds as well as the relaxed atmosphere your team exuded made for a really wonderful week acclaimed by many as the best away week ever for Fitzamblers" (Ted Marah - Fitzamblers)
Circular - A round of the Poqueira Gorge
We take you up to the start of the walk in the village of Capileira.
The route takes us round the head of the dramatic Poqueira Gorge and
up to a height of 2000m with an option to ascend to the Poqueira Hut
at 2500m. The scenery is wild and mostly accompanied by the rushing
waters of the river. We have options available for a 5 hour or 7 hour
hike depending on requirement. There are some short, steep gradients
involved and a height gain of 500m (1000m for the ascent to the hut).
Linear - Pampaneira, Soportujar, Canar and Lanjaron
The walk linking these villages along the GR7 is full of variety.
Forest, cultivated land, gorges, streams and irregation channels,
compete with sleepy white villages. The walk is, for the most part,
of easy gradients. Time 5.5 hours. Ascent 550m.
Linear - Taha de Pitres to Orgiva
Explore the quiet villges of La Taha below Pitres before crossing the Rio Trevelez gorge via a narrow bridge and ascending the steep hillside behind via an ingenious path.
Above the gorge we follow old trails and the GR142 down to the Rio Cadiar. We are now in the vicinity of Los Agustines and we follow the road back to the market town of Orgiva. 5hrs. 200m ascent.
Linear - Ventura trailhead, Casa Forestal de Tello and Lanjaron
We start from a high point at 2100 above Lanjaron after a 45 minute
4WD journey. Here we make the short ascent to the old ruined Ventura
Hut with good views up the valley to the Cerro de Caballo and the Rio
Lanjaron. Then it's a long descent over open moorland and into then
pine forests around Casa Forestal de Tello. After crossing the Rio
Lanjaron we follow the old drove road of the "Camino de Las Sierras"
back down to a welcome drink in Lanajron. 4hrs. 50m ascent.
Linear - Puente Palo Forest, Cuna and Lanjaron
The pine forests of Puente Palo are our start point. This area lies at
1700m above the village of Canar. Following good tracks we climb up
though the forest eventually emerging from the last trees. A short
section of pathless ground follows until we reach the ridgeline, which
is followed to the summit of Cuna (2292m). The ridge down is followed
before breaking off and following a series of interesting trails that
lead back down into Lanjaron. Intersting and contrasting views
throughout of both the Lanjaron and Rio Chico valleys. 5hrs. 600m ascent.
Examples of walks available of between 3.5 and 5 hours
- Trevelez to Busquistar along the GR7 - 550m ascent
- Mecina Fondales to Busquistar alongside the Rio Trevelez - 500m ascent
- A round of the dramatic Poquiera gorge - 400m ascent
- The Cumbres Verdes hills S of Granada - 450m ascent
Want more gentler rambling?
Examples of gentle rambles available of between 2 and 3 hours
- Mecina Fondales to Busquistar - 100m ascent
- Bubion to Pitres along the GR7 - 300m ascent
- Round walk from Capileira visiting the Rio Poqueira - 400m ascent
- Canar to Lanjaron along the GR7 - 100m ascent
- Stroll to the wonderful viewpoint at Boca de la Pesca - 300m ascent
Alpujarra Walking Photo Gallery
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• Alpujarra Walking
The Alpujarra boast stunning scenery, hot sunny weather and is a wonderful area for walking.
• Lanjaron Sunsets
Beautiful sunset over the spa town of Lanjaron in the Alpujarras
• Lenticular Clouds
Lenticular clouds over the Sierra Nevada heralding high wind speeds at altitude and possibly the onset of bad weather
• Scrambling Alpujarras
Developing remote scrambling routes in the Alpujarras, Andalucia
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• Timelapse Lanjaron
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• Walking in the Alpujarras
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• Snowshoeing Alpujarra
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