Join Chris Stewart "Walking over Lemons", Alpujarras, Spain

Enjoy a superb weeks guided walking holiday in the Alpujarras

Walking over Lemons in the Alpujarras
Walking over Lemons in the Alpujarras

Chris Stewart Alpujarras Walking Holiday Overview

These week long hiking tours in the Alpujarras are based at Casa Ana in Ferreirola. Run by Chris Stewart, writer of the famous travel book "Driving Over Lemons"

Chris Stewart Walking Alpujarras

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 is available on 4 or 5 weeks per annum.

Highlights include:

The walking groups are small so early booking is strongly recommended.

Download the full itinerary (pdf)

hiking alpujarras video

Walking level of challenge

Expect altitude gains of about 350m 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.

Choice of walking grades: (What do these grades mean?)

The week includes!

Dates - September to June

Accommodation - at Casa Ana, Ferreirola (included above)

Prices - from €1295 per person (€1475 single)

Price includes bed and breakfast accommodation, 5 picnics or lunches, dinners, wines, excursions, local transport and guides.

It does not include: flights, airport transfers, tickets to monuments (eg. in Granada), one lunch, some refreshments eg. coffee stops on walks.

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Dates for 2021 Holidays

Programe One (PDF download)

  • 24 April - 1 May 2021
  • 18 - 25 September 2021

Programe Two (PDF download)

  • 15 - 22 May 2021
  • 22 - 29 May 2021
  • 16 - 23 October 2021

Winter Walking dates (ask for details)

  • 13 – 20 February 2021

Can't make one of Chris's weeks? Dont worry, we run similar Walking Weeks on Demand from September to June inclusive each year, guided by Spanish Highs.

Times Articles July 2020 (click to enlarge)