Flexible day walks that can be tailored to reflect the more ambitious hiker or the more gentler rambler
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
Fantastic - with totally diverse scenery and walking - very informative and interesting. Thank you all
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
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.
Just returned from a great weeks walking in The Alpujarras. Had a wonderful time thanks in no small part to your guides. Great experience, grand company and fantastic photos.
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!
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.
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"
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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