Enjoy Spanish Walking Holidays in the Granada province of 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 Amijara above Nerja.
Suitable for relaxed ramblers or ardent fellwalkers. There is something for all in this wonderful part of Andalucia.
Use our "Walking and Trekking Grades and Recommendations" to help you find a suitable trip.
Walking in the Alpujarras, Andalucia
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 a walking holiday. Our tours link many of these villages with easy to moderate day tours allowing you to enjoy the area to the full.
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"Thank you for such a fantastic holiday. Now back at home it is hard
to imagine that only last week we were setting off for Lanjaron. Thank
you for your excellent guidance and also for showing us
around and your recommendations. We have come home with
wonderful memories and feelings of high achievements."
Caroline Fishbourne, Macclesfield
Hiking in the Lecrin Valley area
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. Day trips or week long walking holidays
can be arranged. Accommodation is in the valley itself in one of the excellent
holiday properties available through Spanish
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Walking the Cumbres Verdes near Granada
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.
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Walking - GR7 & GR142
The GR7 is one of the top long distance paths running through Europe. Combine the beauty, sunshine, villages and ideal walking of the Alpujarras and the result is a enticing mixture. You will walk at between about 700 metres and 1400 metres most days. The little known GR142, traverses the "Alpujarras" at a lower level than the GR7.
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The High Mountain Lakes
Escape the heat and walk to high mountain lakes in the Rio Lanjaron valley. For many local people the mountain lakes of the upper Lanjaron valley are the "Shangri-La", a mystical place that provides year round water to the lower levels of the Alpujarras. It is almost a pilgrimage for them.
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 upper Rio Lanjaron valley is lush and green and has the delightful rio constantly sending it's waters south towards the populated Alpujarras. It is a special place!
Grade: Moderate Grade: Challenging
Desert Walking in Almeria
Believe it or not.....the desert area 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.
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Sierra de Huetor walking
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?
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Walking The Sulayr GR240
Sulayr, 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.
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Sierra de Almijara walking
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.
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