Guided Day Walks & Hikes in the Alpujarras, Andalucia, Spain

The best selection of guided walks available near Alpujarras & Granada

White Village Day Hikes
White Village Day Hikes

Day Hikes in the Alpujarras

Flexible day walks that can be tailored to reflect the more ambitious hiker or the more gentler rambler. Walking Tours run every day September to June inclusive!

Throughout the year (excepting July and August) we run regular day walks in the Alpujarras. You are welcome to join us on some of the hiking trails through white villages and alongside gushing irrigation channels.

This area is simply amazing with good hiking conditions from September until the end June.

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Your Choice of Day Walks! Big selection of day hikes to suit every taste

White village walking Las Alpujarras

White Villages of the Alpujarras

The three white hill villages of Capileira, Bubion and Pampaneira sit on hillsides above the dramatic Poqueira gorge. Mulhacen, at 3482m rises above the towns. This walk links all three of these villages and crosses the gorge twice.

A start is made from the highest of the villages, Capileira. The trail drops down to cross the Rio Poqueira via a small bridge. Then its an undulating traverse on the west side of the river before dropping down, recrossing the river and climbing up to the village of Pampaneira.

After a brief stop (maybe to visit a bodega!), we head steeply uphill through the village, exiting at the top before continuing the journey to Bubion. From Bubion it is then another 30 mins to reach the end at Capileira

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White Villages
Moderate Circular walk
9.5km5hrs
544m544m

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walking in the Taha del Pitres

Day Walking Taha del Pitres

Taha del Pitres, heart of the Alpujarras

A lovely drive through the Alpujarras brings us to the Taha de Pitres region. This is an area characterised by small white villages, steep sided gorges and abundant flora and fauna.

Most of this walk we are follow old medieval trails through the hills and villages. We start in Mecina Fondales and drop down to the enchanting voillage of Fondales. Here we turn east and head for Ferrierola, perched high above the Trevelez gorge.

Then it's uphill to visit the very quaint, Atalbeitar before rising to reach the road that leads us to the town of Portugos. We take quiet back tracks to Pitres before dropping steeply back down to the start point at Mecina

This walk is partly covered in our trip report "My Favourite Walk in The Alpujarras" which you would enjoy reading

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Taha del Pitres
Leisurely Circular walk
8.5km5hrs
424m424m

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hiking round the Barranco de Poqueira, Capileira

Lanjaron circular walking tours

Lanjarón Circular

No need for transport today! The walk starts and ends from Lanjaron. It is very varied circular walk that has proved to be very popular with clients. We first visit the Arab Castle and walk along the cliff tops of the Tajos de Colorao opposite.

A short climb and we reach the Ermita of the Tajos de la Crux. This is a magniificent mirador which overlooks the town. We traverse land northwards and reach the "Camino de las Sierras" an old drove trail to the mountains. This will follow until we can take a faint track which traverse down to cross the Rio Lanjaron by an old bridge.

A superb section follows consisting of a series of beautiful irrigation channels and chestnut woods before we drop steeply back down to the hotel in Lanjaron.

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Lanjaron Circular
Challenging Circular walk
12km6hrs
621m621m

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walking route round the Lanjaron Circular

High forests of the Alpujarras

High forests of the Alpujarras

We take you in a 4 Wheel Drive car above Lanjaron on dirt trails and forest tracks to reach our start point near Puente Palo 1730m. Few (if any) others will be seen as we make our way gradually uphill and use faint trails to traverse across to join the forests edge at about 1900m.

We use forest trails and paths to emerge from the northern part of the forest, high above the Rio Chico. Glorious mountain views! If we are lucky wild boar might be spotted and we frequently see golden eagles hereabouts. We lunch at the Cortijo de "U".

We drop down a firebreak and rejoin the forest track that drops down to Puente Palo. Then its back along the dirt road to the start point. A totally enjoyable, different and engaging day!

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Alpujarra Forests
Moderate Circular walk
11km5hrs
539m539m

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walking the Rio Culo Perro Trevelez

Day Walking GR7 Soportujar to Lanjarón

GR7 Soportujar to Lanjarón

The Alpujarra boast stunning scenery, normally 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.

A walk along the long distance GR7, traversing hillsides and gorges, through the quiet non-tourist white villages of Soportujar and Cañar, before finally dropping down to the spa town of Lanjaron.

Forest, cultivated land, gorges, streams and irrigation channels, compete with sleepy white villages. The walk is, for the most part easy gradients. A very varied day walk and a good introduction to the area.

See also our trip report "A walk along the GR7 long distance path in the Alpujarras"

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GR7
Moderate Linear walk
15km5hrs
386m680m

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walking from Soportujar to Lanjaron GR7

Walking the Ruta de Río Bermejo above Pitres

Ruta de Río Bermejo, Pitres

A beautiful circular walk with stunning views, a nice climb out of Pitres, spectacular gorges & big waterfalls. Starts and end in Portugos. This beautiful walk has spectacular views, a nice climb and a big waterfall. The walk goes west to the town Pitres and ascends to the unusual village of Capilerilla.

Then it is steeply uphill on forest trails to reach the high point of the walk, the gorge and waterfalls at Tajos Cortes (1763m). The gorge of the Rio Bermejo lies beneath and can be reached by clambering over large boulders.

Beautiful views southwards to the Sierra de Contraviesa. The return is made directly to Portugos through forest trails and arable farming fields.

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Rio Bermejo
Moderate Circular walk
7km4hrs
482m482m

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walking from Soportujar to Lanjaron GR7

Dates & Prices

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Group size (per booking) (prices are per person per day)
  • 1 person - cost €100
  • 2 persons - cost €65
  • 3 persons - cost €55
  • 4 persons - cost €45

Definition of "Group" - if you are booking a trip for 2 persons the 2 person rate applies, 3 persons - 3 person rate etc (not dependent on eventual total group size!).

Price includes:
  • Guiding (Alpujarras, Granada area, Lecrin Valley, Costa del Sol, Granada
  • Local transport to and from Lanjaron or agreed departure/pick up points
  • We have a limited number of walking poles for the use of guests if required

N.B Meeting place to be agreed upon, normally Lanjaron or the start of the walk

Over 4 persons - Group discounts apply. Enquire via email or contact form