Enjoy Year Round Walking and Hiking tours in Andalucia
There is great variety in Andalucia. From the beautiful GR7 and Sulayr paths of the Alpujarras to the lesser known areas of the Sierra de Huetor, Lecrin Valley and Cumbres Verdes near Granada. Whether hiking in the fascinating Tabernas deserts of Almeria or tramping the heights of the Almijara above Nerja. Suitable for relaxed ramblers or ardent fellwalkers. There is something for all in this wonderful part of Andalucia.
Quick links to Walking Tours
- "Alpujarras Escape" Walking Tours, leaving the rat race far behind!
- "Walking Over Lemons", a week with writer Chris Stewart
- Exploring Lanjaron's "Waterways and River Valley"
- "End to End", GR7 Linear Walking Tour, through the Alpujarras
- "Rivers, Gorges and Refuges" - day tours in spectacular surroundings
- "Nature walking" - day walking tours in superb landscapes
- Group Walking Holidays, with central base
Sierra Nevada and Granada
Tabernas Desert Badlands, Almeria
Malaga and Seville Provinces
- Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra Blanca
- Walking & Hiking Sierra de Aracena
- "Vias Verdes" - GR48 long distance path
Or why not join one of our scheduled daily walking tours from September though to June (inclusive) each year. Daily hikes near Granada, the Alpujarras and Seville.More on our Day Walking Tours
Walking in the Alpujarras
The Alpujarras offers something for everyone, the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada to the Coast is less than an hour. The contrasting views, the rich heritage as well as the open friendliness of the people makes this an ideal location for our "Alpujarras Escape" Walking Holidays.
Here you can leave the rat race far behind and enjoy quiet, remote walking with just the right amount of luxury thrown in for good measure! Our hikes link many of the white villages with easy to moderate day tours allowing you to enjoy the area to the full. Or why not enjoy "Walking Over Lemons" with writer, Chris Stewart and ourselves?
Day Walks near Granada and Sierra Nevada
- The Cumbres Verdes 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 possesion of the land and this gives varied and interesting scenery and views. We offer a range of walks in this area that we have developed and refined over many years. These walks take advantage of both horseshoe and linear rounds and are suitable for all ages and abilities
- The historical "Vereda de Estrella" path winds its way up a narrow valley before turning southwards. At this point a classic view of the north faces of Sierra Nevada giants of Alcazaba (3350m) and Mulhacen (3482m) come into view. We have two hiking tours, the "Cortijos de Hornillo" (Moderate) and the full circuit of the "Vereda de Estrella" (Challenging). You will find more information about each of these below. The best months are May, June, September, October and November
- Escape the heat between June and Oct and walk to High Mountain Lakes in the Rio Lanjaron valley and near the ski area. Our walks are designed to take in the best these lakes have to offer. Much of the walking is above 3000m on rough but well tracked paths. Some steep sections are met but generally the trekking is relaxed and easy. We allow plenty of opportunity to swim or relax by the lakes
- The Sierra de Huetor mountains are relatively unknown. 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 Lecrin valley is a cluster of beautiful towns and villages south of Granada. It is bordered to the east by the mighty Sierra Nevada and to the south by the Sierra de Almijara. The area has a surprisingly great variety of walking and hiking, known only to small bands of local enthusiasts. Our series of day walks aim to cover the best the valley has to offer by both linear and circular routes
Desert Walking in Almeria
Believe it or not.....the desert badlands of Tabernas in Almeria offers some fascinating and enjoyable year round walking of the type normally found in North Africa.
We can take you on either long multi-day traverses, staying overnight in tents or on simple half day or day walks. The scenery is dramatic and spectacular.
Other Regions of Andalucia
- The Sulayr GR240, the "Mountains of the Sun", as the Arabs used to call the Sierra Nevada, is now given its name to a great 300km footpath that encircles the range. It is divided into 19 sections that covers tens of kilometers of old traditional paths, animal tracks and cattle routes. This new path was inaugarated in November 2007 and is designed to help walkers link small villages at about the 1800m level around the Sierra Nevada. Walkers will also discover a flavour of past Arab and Andalucian cultures and influences.
- The Sierra de Almijara stretches between the coastal strip near Nerja and the town of Alhama de Granada to the north. On the east side of the range there is the lovely, very spanish, hill town of Otivar, our base. The walking in the Almijara is surprisingly rugged. Any time of year is good to visit this range, the mountains of which rise to 2000 metres. Normal access is made from the south but we prefer the quieter and remoter access from the north and east.
- Seville Province - our walking holidays in the Sierra Aracena and Sierra Morena near Sevilla stay in small country villages or at the Sierra Mountain Refuge, Refugio Bonales. Here you can take day trips through the green, wooded countryside or try out guided multi day linear hiking tours along the the GR48 long distance path
- Nearer to Malaga and the Costa del Sol you will be amazed at the wonderful hills and mountains of the Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra Blanca. All good walking destinations within easy reach of Malaga.