Chris Stewart 'Walking over Lemons, Alpujarra Hiking Weeks

We have teamed up with writer Chris Stewart to deliver guided walking holidays in the Alpujarras

Chris Stewart 'Walking over Lemons, Alpujarra Hiking Weeks

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 says

Chris and dog walking

Chris and dog walking

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

Walking through the white villages of La Taha de Pitres, Alpujarras

Walking through the white villages of La Taha de Pitres, Alpujarras


€1075 per person sharing a room. €1275 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.

Further information

For further information and bookings please contact Anne at Casa Ana on [email protected] or use our Contact Form