Guided Day Walks and Hikes in Las Alpujarras, Spain
Join us each day with the very best selection of guided walks and hikes available in the Alpujarras
Dates - Available every day from September to June inclusive
Flexible day walks that can be tailored to reflect the more ambitious hiker or the more gentler rambler
Prices - During our Winter Season (Nov until April incl) Day Walks in the Alpujarras at great price of just €40 per person per day. Tours run every day!
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White Villages of the Alpujarras
We start in the town of Capileira and take a path out of town that descends to cross the Río Poquiera. The undulating trail descends gradually with great views across to the "White Villages" and up towards Mulhacen, highest peak on the Spanish mainland. After recrossing the river we arrive at the town of Pampaneira where we take lunch and have a break. Then its steadily uphill to pass through the lower parts of Bubion before joining a path that takes us back to the start point in Capileira
5hrs, 544m ascent, 10km
Barranco del Poqueira
A classic round of the Barranco del Poqueira that starts and ends in Capileira. The walk goes up the eastern side of the valley with great views ahead to the high Sierra Nevada. We take a break at Cortijo Parales before going on past Cortijo Tomas to cross the Rio Mulhacen. There is a short section of path (fenced and cabled) traversing a steep cliff before we continue onto cross the Rio Veleta and onto the top of the Tuberia (Hydro pipeline). A steep zig zag descent brings us to the old town of Cebadilla. Then its down the western bank of the Rio Poqueira before a steep climb back up to the start point
8hrs, 1051m ascent, 20km
Heading south from the town we visit the arab castle then descend to cross the lower Rio Lanjaron before climbing up to the Tajos de Colorado ridge. This ridge gives expansive views of the town with the Sierra Nevada behind. We visit a small ermita (chapel) and then traverse the eastern side of town to cross the Rio Lanjaron. The character of the walk changes. Now we walk alongside ancient irrigation channels, through woodlands of oak and chestnut, before dropping steeply back into Lanjaron for a welcome cold drink!
5hrs, 621m ascent, 8km
Note: this walk can be shortened or lengthened to suit
Taha del Pitres, the heart of the Alpujarras
White Village Walk
Beautiful walking in glorious surroundings! An interlinking walk between pretty Andalucian white hillside villages. We visit Mecina Fondales, Fondales, Ferrerierola, Atalbeitar, Portugos, Capilerilla and Pitres. Mostly on good paths and ancient medieval trails. Not to be missed!
5hrs, 498m ascent, 10km
Trevelez Gorge walk
The harder option that visits the spectacular Trevelez gorge starting and ending at Mecina Fondales. This walk exits Fondales and follows old drove trails that cross the Rio Trevelez using ancient bridges, steep trails and high forest roads. Expansive views to the villages and mountains opposite. From Busquistar we explore the small quiet villages of Atalbeitar and Ferrierola before returning to our start point.
7hrs, 701m ascent, 14km
GR7 Soportujar to Lanjarón
We join the GR7 near Ermita de Padre Eterno and pass through Soportujar before climbing through agricultural fields to join an old irrigation channel which we follow to the dam over the Rio Chico at 1150m. A delightful path on the other side leads us high above the river to reach the town of Cañar, where we take a break. From here we continue on the GR7 entering a narrow gorge. The hillside is steep and the path a bit loose here. Crossing the stream we eventually reach the arable flatlands above Lanjaron. Then its down to the Ermita de la Cruz and the town itself.
4.5hrs, 386m ascent, 15km
Note: this walk can be lengthened if desired by adding finishing options found in the Lanjaron Circular walk (above).
Ruta de Río Bermejo above Pitres
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.
5hrs, 482m ascent, 8km