Walking Las Alpujarras & The Sierra Nevada
The Las Alpujarras in Andalucia, Spain is the place of the ‘Moors’ last stand. The whole of the national park of the Sierra Nevada is still rich with their legacy. You can see it in the architecture, the food and most of all the scenery. They have carved terraces out of the hillsides, creating amazing landscapes and irrigated the land using waterways, making lush valleys still used for agriculture today.
Our most popular holiday in the Sierra Nevada, this medium level walking holiday has been created for walkers who want to walk that little bit longer and also do some high level walks. The itinerary includes Siete Lagunas (2900 m) and the Berchules circuit walk.
We spend two nights in each hotel with one circular walk and then a linear walk to the next hotel. There is free day and the opportunity to go to Granada and the Alhambra.
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Moderate
- Group Size Small Group
A 7 night walking holiday based in the beautiful Sierra Nevada National Park and the heavily arabic influenced Las Alpujarras. We start high in the Poqueira Gorge in Capileira for 2 nights before walking East to Trevelez and the famous ‘jamon’ town. Here we spend a few nights before we walk down into the more mediterranean valleys of the Alpujarras.
Our most popular holiday in the Sierra Nevada, this medium level walking holiday has been created for walkers who want to walk that little bit longer and also do some high level walks. We will walk for around 6 -8 hours a day with plenty of stops to appreciate the stunning scenery. The paths are mostly good underfoot, there are some steep ascents and descents but nothing most people can not do.
Staying in local family run hotels(2* or 3*) and eating in good restaurants. Lunches will be a mixture of eating in bars or a picnic lunch.
Airport Transfers from Malaga or Granada
7 Nights Ensuite Hotel Accommodation
All Evening Meals
Lunches on Walk days
5 Guided Walks
All Transport in the week
Flights, personal snacks/drinks
Lunch on free day
- Day1 Airport Pickup
Meet at Malaga airport and leave for Capileira at 14.00hrs.
Go through the week and answer any questions.
Evening meal in Hotel Finca Los Llanos.
- Day2 Poqueira Valley - 3 Villages 10km
Hotel –Villages of the Poquiera Gorge 5-6 hours 10km
We will walk from the hotel and descend to the river below Capileira and carry on down the river to the lowest of the villages, Pampaniera. Lunch in a bar here before we follow the Gr7 up to Bubion before carrying back to Capileira.
- Day3 Capileira - Trevelez 18km
Capileira – Trevelez 18km 6-8 hours
Walking from the hotel we walk from the Poqueira Gorge over to la Taha and on into the rio Trevelez valley. Taking in the beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada behind us and the Contraviesa in front. We walk through varying landscapes before finally coming to Trevelez.
- Day4 Siete Lagunas 18km
Siete Lagunas 7-8 hrs
A high mountain walk using the track that goes to Mulhacen (the highest peak in mainland Spain). A hard but thoroughly rewarding walk, with great views and an amazing sense of wilderness. The Siete Lagunas is the glaciation cirque defined by Loma del Mulhacen and the Alcazaba.
- Day5 Free Day 0r Granada
Free Day Or Trip to Granada and the Alhambra(50 Euro per person min 2 people) A visit to the Alambra and then to the moorísh baths for pampering, if you wish(30 Euro extra) or just some free time in the historic city of Granada, eating, drinking and shopping.
- Day6 Trevelez - Hotel Aquiera De Morayma 19km
Trevelez – Alquiera de Morayma 19km 6-8 hrs
A great walk from Trevelez all the way down into the Cadiar Valley, walking through Juviles, Timar and Lobras before finally coming to the beautiful hotel of Alquiera de Morayma. Our base for the next two nights.
- Day7 Berchules Circuit 15km
Transfer to Berchules 15mins
Berchules Circuit – 15km 6-8hrs
A great walk taking in another valley that sweeps down from the Sierra Nevada. Walking to the moors last stand and then on and up, climbing through a cool pine forest. Before coming out for great views of the Las Alpujarras below.
- Day8 Return to Airport
Transfer to Granada or Malaga airport
Hotel Finca Los Llanos 3 * Rural
A charming family run hotel in the lovely village of Capilerira. Rooms are large and all en-suite. There is a swimming pool open most of the year. Wi-fi in all the rooms. Evening meals in the restaurant. If busy it will be a good hot buffet.
Hotel La Fragua 2* Rural
Situated in the top barrio of Trevelez. They have two hotels and an excellent restaurant in the middle of them. Good sized comfortable en-suite rooms with wifi. Small swimming pool available May – Sept.
Hotel Alquiera De Morayma 2* Rural
A beautiful hotel with large rooms all with fabulous views of the Sierra Nevada. Large swimming pool open May – Sept. Wifi in bar/restaurant. Excellent restaurant.
En-suite rooms based on 2 people sharing a room
If you would like to have your own room, there is a 120 Euro surcharge.
We pay this to the hotels and do not profit from it.
1 Good pair of walking boots, preferably not brandnew
2 Walking poles, if you are not confident on loose ground
3 Waterproofs- especially if you are going high
4 Warm jacket, Fleece etc
5 Sun hat
6 Sun Cream
7 Sun Glasses
8 Comfortable backpack
9 Water bottle/ camel pack
10 Travel insurance
11 Health card
12 Blister plasters
As you will be partaking in an activity holiday, it is a condition that you are adequately covered by the relevant insurance for medical and holiday cover. You will be asked to send proof of insurance when you have booked a holiday with us. We also recommend that you obtain your EHIC card which enables a citizen from the EU to health care anywhere within the EU.
Most holiday insurance companies include walking as part of their normal policy – just make sure it goes up to 3500m if you are walking Mulhacen.
All our guided itineraries have airport transfers included. We recommend Malaga to fly into and contact us and we will discuss with you the pick up options available.
Of course you can. If you are willing to share a room then there is no problem but if you want your own room there is a single supplement charge applicable.(120 Euro for 7 nights)
We keep our guided groups to 8 people. We feel the group works better in a small more personalised group.
No, the choice is yours. If you want free day then just inform us at the time and we can hopefully give you other options or if you feel a walk maybe too much for you we can usually arrange a shorter version for you.
We have never cancelled a week but we will inform you if the group on your chosen week is low on walkers.
All the hotels can cater for any diet. If you have a particularly allergy, just let us know and we will make sure the hotels are aware.