alpujarras walking and hiking tours

Mountain Walking & Hiking Holidays in Andalucia, Spain

Enjoy fantastic year-round walking and hiking tours in Andalucia

There is great variety in Andalucia. From the beautiful GR7 and white village hill trails of the Alpujarras to the lesser known areas of the Sierra de Huetor, Lecrin Valley and Cumbres Verdes near Granada. Whether hiking in the fascinating Tabernas deserts of Almeria or tramping the heights of the mountains above the Costa del Sol. Suitable for relaxed ramblers or ardent fellwalkers. There is something for all in this wonderful part of Andalucia.

Quick links to our walking tours

Day Tours, Week long Holidays, Lanjaron, Capileira, Trevelez, GR7, GR142

Summer day walks in the high mountains

Cumbres Verdes, Lecrin valley, Sierra de Huetor, Vereda de Estrella

Tabernas desert badlands, Almeria & Mallorca

La Concha, Torrecilla, Sierra Blanca, Sierra de las Nieves

Sierra de Aracena, GR48

Walking Holidays Sierra Nevada

The Alpujarras

Explore the hill trails of the white villages and ancient hillsides south of the Sierra Nevada
1st September through to 30th June

The Best Day Walks and Hikes in the Alpujarras

Join in with one of our Day walks and hikes in the Alpujarras that we operate every day from September to June. A varied and interesting choice of routes full of superb hiking, great scenery, interesting wildlife and cultural history.

"Alpujarras Escape" a week long walking tour

The Alpujarras offers something for everyone, the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada to the Coast is less than an hour. The contrasting views, the rich heritage as well as the open friendliness of the people makes this an ideal location for our "Alpujarras Escape" Walking Tour.

Guided Walking Holiday - "Walking Over Lemons"

On this week long tour you can leave the rat race far behind and enjoy quiet, remote walking with just the right amount of luxury thrown in for good measure! Our hikes link many of the white villages with easy to moderate day tours allowing you to enjoy the area to the full. Or why not enjoy "Walking Over Lemons" with writer, Chris Stewart and ourselves?

Daily Nature Walks

Guided nature walking tours by local experts. Enjoy some of the wonderful bird, plant and animal species that live here, some of them endemic to the area.

Group Walking Holidays

Enjoy the week long all inclusive delights of our Group Walking Holidays. These are specially formatted to allow you the flexibility to choose eachs days activities, whether they be a gentle guided walk, a harder guided hike or an excursion to visit some of Andalucias greatest historical and natural sights.

Interesting pdf from the Granada Tourist Board (opens in separate link) Alpujarras and Lecrin Valley

Sierra Nevada summer day tours

Summer Sierra Nevada

Summer day walks in the high mountains
mid-June through to mid-October

Veleta and Cerro de los Machos

A superb varied circular walk visiting the dramatic bowl of the Corral del Veleta and ascending one of the lesser known peaks of Cerro de los Machos (3329m). Optional interest and excitement can be added to the return journey by crossing the Paso de las GuĂ­as en route to the Col de Carihuela and to Veleta (3394m), the second highest peak in the Sierra Nevada

Mulhacen, highest peak in mainland Spain

The classic summer day traverse of Mulhacen (3482m), the highest mountain in mainland Spain. Ascending the steep west flank and descending via the long south ridge. Spectacular views of the N faces!

High Mountain Lakes

Escape the heat between June and Oct and walk to High Mountain Lakes in the Rio Lanjaron valley and near the ski area. Our walks are designed to take in the best these lakes have to offer. Much of the walking is above 3000m on rough but well tracked paths. Some steep sections are met but generally the trekking is relaxed and easy. We allow plenty of opportunity to swim or relax by the lakes

Walking and hiking tours Granada

Granada area

Visiting Granada? Go on a nearby hiking tour
1st September through to 30th June

Cumbres Verdes

The Cumbres Verdes are well known to the local spanish Granadinos as they are very close to the Granada ring road (20 mins), so access is easy. In spite of this the walking is quiet and unspoilt and has a certain attraction missing in the higher and wilder Sierra Nevada. Lush green valleys fight with arid badlands for possesion of the land and this gives varied and interesting scenery and views. We offer a range of walks in this area that we have developed and refined over many years. These walks take advantage of both horseshoe and linear rounds and are suitable for all ages and abilities

Vereda de Estrella

The historical "Vereda de Estrella" path winds its way up a narrow valley before turning southwards. At this point a classic view of the north faces of Sierra Nevada giants of Alcazaba (3350m) and Mulhacen (3482m) come into view. We have two hiking tours, the "Cortijos de Hornillo" (Moderate) and the full circuit of the "Vereda de Estrella" (Challenging). You will find more information about each of these below. The best months are May, June, September, October and November

Sierra de Huetor

The Sierra de Huetor mountains are relatively unknown. The hills and forests offer the intrepid explorer a magnificent insight into the days when there were few paths into the mountainous areas. The area may only reach around 2000 metres in height but they have fascinating valley and mountain scenery worthy of mountains much higher and...more famous?

The Lecrin Valley

The Lecrin valley is a cluster of beautiful towns and villages south of Granada. It is bordered to the east by the mighty Sierra Nevada and to the south by the Sierra de Almijara. The area has a surprisingly great variety of walking and hiking, known only to small bands of local enthusiasts. Our series of day walks aim to cover the best the valley has to offer by both linear and circular routes

Walking in Almeria Tabernas desert badlands

Almeria deserts, Mallorca peaks

Explore Europe's only true desert badlands or Mallorca's rocky mountains
1st September through to 30th June

Tabernas desert tour

Believe it or not.....the desert badlands of Tabernas in Almeria offers some fascinating and enjoyable year round walking of the type normally found in North Africa.

We can take you on either long multi-day traverses, staying overnight in tents or on simple half day or day walks. The scenery is dramatic and spectacular.

Film location tour

Visit some of the film locations from the Spaghetti Westerns, Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones movies and many more.

Mallorca Mountain Peaks

We have been running walking holidays in Mallorca for many years but never fail to be amazed by the breathtaking scenery and spectacular landscapes. This has to be one of top walking areas in Europe. With over a dozen hills reaching 1000m heights and two over 1300m the NW area of the island from Puerto Pollensa to Soller provides great opportunities for ramblers, hillwalkers and scramblers.

Walking in the Costa del Sol area

Costa del Sol & Malaga

Give the bars and beaches a miss and head for the hills!
1st September through to 30th June

Marbella Mountains

Sea to Mountains! Both La Concha (1243m) or La Torreclla (1919m) can be easily accessed from Marbella and the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol

Close to Malaga and the Costa del Sol you will be amazed at the mountain, gorge & forest walks. Even a sighting of some ancient Roman baths.

Hiking in Seville Province

Seville Province

Walking tours close to Seville
1st October through to 31st May

Sierra de Aracena

Our walking holidays in the Sierra Aracena and Sierra Morena near Sevilla stay in small country villages or at the Sierra Mountain Refuge, Refugio Bonales.

GR48 long distance path

Try out guided multi day linear hiking tours along the the GR48 long distance path

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Head Office: 41 Axholme Drive, Epworth, DN91EL, North Lincolnshire, UK. Registered Office: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, England

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