Hiking tour in the Andalusia region of Southern Spain
Hiking tour in the Andalusia region of Southern Spain

Spain - Andalusia Alpujarra Hiking Tour

from €962

The Alpujarra is a region of mountain villages to the south of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which are nestled in between sheltered valleys and gorges, running down towards the Mediterranean Sea. Its terraced farmlands have a year-round supply of water from melting snow above, giving the area the appearance of ... Read More

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  • Difficulty
    Fit: 3/5
  • Tour Type
  • Availability
    March 1 - December 31
  • Duration
    7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Distance
    10 km/day

Day 1 | Arrival Granada

Arriving on your own to Granada, make your way to the first hotel, shown below. The hotel is in a great location in the city center. We will give you a private welcome meeting at your hotel with Sandra our local expert early this evening. At the orientation you’ll be given all the documentation (map and information of Granada, map and route description for the hikes, plus cultural information for the trip). This night you can try some of the famous “tapas” and perhaps discover some traditional flamenco. Dinner on your own, suggestions provided at orientation.
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Villa Oniria


Granada Andalucia

Villa Oniria

Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Seminar Room '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hair Dryer '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Safe in Room '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Hiking tour in the Andalusia region of Southern Spain

Hiking tour in the Andalusia region of Southern Spain

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Day 2 | Transfer to Granada – Pitres

After visiting the Alhambra (optional) and after lunch at 4:00 (if you prefer earlier or later just let us know,) you will be collected by taxi and brought to Pitres, located in the foothills of the Alpujarra, just south of the Sierra Nevada region. The drive takes about 1.5 hours but the time will fly,watching the landscape change as you leave Granada and climb up into the mountains, reaching the inaccessible lands that were the last stronghold of Granada’s Moorish population. In Pitres you will stay in a quaint 2 star hotel where we include a delicious homemade Spanish-style dinner.

Meals: breakfast, dinner
Highlights: scenic drive to Pitres
Overnight: Pitres, Casa Rural**

Hotel San Roque


Granada

Hotel San Roque

Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';
Hiking tour in the Andalusia region of Southern Spain

Hiking tour in the Andalusia region of Southern Spain

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Day 3 | Pitres - Loop Walk: 15 km / 9 miles

Today you have a couple of options. After your breakfast, at your leisure, you can do a leisure walk of 6 km (with 364m elevation gain) along some of the villages of the Taha, Ferreirola Fondales and Mecina. You can also extend the circular hike to the other side of the river, making it a great walk with rewarding views of the canyon and the river with white villages on the hillsides. You also have the option to walk to Bubión (5,5 km), and Capileira or Pampaneira (about 2,5 km more) and come back by bus. Those villages are situated in the spectacular Poqueira valley. Dinner included again tonight back in Pitres.

Meals: breakfast, dinner
Distance: 15 km / 9 mi
Highlights: loop hikes through white villages, rivers & canyons
Overnight: Pitres, Casa Rural**

Hotel San Roque


Granada

Hotel San Roque

Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Mini-Bar '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Room Service '; Restaurant ';

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Day 4 | Pitres - Trevélez: 14 km / 9 miles

Today you walk to your next destination, Trevélez, passing through an oak forest, accompanied by the alluring scent of thyme, oregano and lavender. Trevélez lies at the foot of the Mulhacén and is the highest village of Spain (1478 m). It is famous for its delicious cured ham (jamón Serrano), which you are sure to sample! You have the option of walking straight to Trevelez or doing a little detour through the village Busquistar, which means 2 km and 100 m of added climbing. If you do not feel like walking today, in case of health issues or bad weather, you can take the local bus.

Meals: breakfast, dinner
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Highlights: hiking to Trevélez, Mulhacén
Overnight: Trevélez, Hotel la Fragua**

La Fragua II


Trevelez

La Fragua II

The hotel and restaurant La Fragua are situated in the village of Trevelez, at the highest point of the Alpujarra. The village is known for its excellent hams, its beautiful countryside, and its strategic location within the region and for being the highest village in Spain.

Swimming Pool '; Closed Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Restaurant ';

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Day 5 | Treveléz - Berchules: 14 km / 9 miles

Today you have two options:
Longest option: 5-6 hours, ca 14 km, 680 m ascent &1000 m descent. In case of bad weather or health issues: Bus from Trevelez to Bérchules at 3:15 PM. You will leave Trevelez taking the GR 7-trail and walking through a forest with good views of Trevelez and the higher peaks. You come to a point where you have to choose if you want to climb and walk an additional altitude of about 1900-2000 meters or (shorter option) if you prefer to head down towards the village Juviles (where you can find shops, bars, bus) and from there continue towards Bérchules on an ancient trail.

Tonight you will stay in a rural lodge close to Bérchules. It is located at 1300 meters altitude and is about a 40 minutes walk from the next village. Here you will also receive a home cooked meal, made with ingredients from the chef's vegetable garden (whenever possible.) When you arrive you can take drinks from the fridge outside and enjoy the marvelous sunset from the terrace, which is the former threshing floor! If the weather allows, you can also enjoy your breakfast outside.

Meals: breakfast, dinner
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles
Highlights: GR trail hiking to Bérchules
Overnight: Bérchules, Hotel Bérchules**

Berchules


Bérchules

Berchules

On the outskirts of the village of Bérchules, at an altitude of 1320 m., the hotel is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and is the ideal location to explore the Alpujarras.

Swimming Pool '; Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access '; Cable TV '; Hotel Lounge/Bar '; Restaurant ';

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Day 6 | Berchules - Yegen: 14 km / 9 miles

Today you will take the GR 7-trail to Mecina, crossing the green “barranco” (gorge) on an old path between both villages. In Mecina you can have a drink or buy something to eat, before continuing on the trail to Montenegro and Yegen. You will pass the small village of El Golco and will notice how the landscape changes as you walk towards Yegen.

You will stay in a typical refurbished village house or "Casa Rural", in a very comfortable apartment with a kitchen, terrace and views over the valley. Enjoy another delicious home cooked meal, made with local products whenever possible. We will also provide wine, and you can even choose a wine from the Alpujarras, so there is no need to buy anything beforehand! It is a full meal, with desert and coffee or tea afterwards!

Meals: breakfast, dinner
Distance: 14 km / 9 miles, 5-6 hours, ca 15 km, ca 700m +
Highlights: beautiful changing landscape as you arrive to Yegen
Overnight: Yegen, Casa de los Vientos***

Casa Rural Yegen


Yegen Andalusia

Casa Rural Yegen

Privately owned village apartment newly remodeled with space for families. Kitchen facilities, swimming pool, terrace, more. Optional Rooms: -Double room with bath room (shower) and access to roof terrace. -Studio with big bed, kitchen, bathroom (shower) and roof terrace -Apartment with 2 beds, kitchen, bathroom (shower) and lounge

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access ';

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Day 7 | Yegen - Loop Walks: 4 km / 2 miles

Today is your last hiking day! You can do one of the small circular walks from the village or do them both!
1) “Walk of Health” trail - 4 km Sendero de la Salud: a walk which climbs to the Fountain of Health and heads back to Yegen through a beautiful gorge, bordered by huge chestnut trees.
2) Brenan Trail (Sendero de Brenan): a short but demanding walk that was a favorite of the famous English writer Brenan, once a resident of Yegen (it takes about 1.5 hours). Start at the old fountain and walk through olive and almond groves, visiting the ancient fortress at Peñon del Fuerte. Here you can enjoy views of a fairy tale landscape, as you return to Yegen.

Dinner included again tonight! Another home cooked meal with wine, dessert and coffee. It will be different than last night - based on your preference!

Note: In case you have an early flight tomorrow, it is possible to arrange for a transfer this afternoon to Granada or Malaga for you last night. Please book this well in advance, at time of tour booking.

Meals: breakfast, dinner
Distance: 4 km / 2 miles
Highlights: loop walks to Fountain of Health & ancient fortress visit
Overnight: Yegen, Casa de los Vientos**  

Casa Rural Yegen


Yegen Andalusia

Casa Rural Yegen

Privately owned village apartment newly remodeled with space for families. Kitchen facilities, swimming pool, terrace, more. Optional Rooms: -Double room with bath room (shower) and access to roof terrace. -Studio with big bed, kitchen, bathroom (shower) and roof terrace -Apartment with 2 beds, kitchen, bathroom (shower) and lounge

Swimming Pool '; Air Conditioning '; Open Parking '; Non-Smoking Rooms '; Internet Access ';

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Day 8 | Yegen – Granada

Today you will have a transfer back to Granada airport (or Málaga airport with a supplement.) We can also book an extra night in Malaga in a very nice four star hotel, located in the historical centre or close to the airport. Make the most of the ride as you wind through the mountains, enjoying this dramatic scenery found only in this region! You can also extend your stay towards the beautiful beaches of the Nature Park of Cabo de Gata. Ask us for our recommendations and we are happy to make additional arrangements for you!

Meals: breakfast
 

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

Included:
- 7 nights’ accommodation in mostly 2 star lodging,
- Double room with breakfast, with private shower/bathroom
- Private orientation meeting at the first hotel
- Dinners day 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6&7 home cooked meals
- Private luggage transfers between lodgings
- Private transfer from Granada to hotel in Pitres
- Private transfer from Yegen to Granada
- All navigation materials including route maps, cultural information, cue sheets, visit information
- On call tour support throughout the trip
- Travel planning services pre and post tour

Optional Experiences:
- Alhambra Tickets and Tourist Card Pass
- Granada Private Tapas Tour for couples or small groups

Lodging

Accommodation:
5 nights in 2 star hotels and rural guest house; 2 nights in 4 star in Granada. Upgrades only available in Granada or post tour.

Hotels:
- Villa Oniria - Granada****
- Hotel San Roque - Pitres**
- Hotel Fragua - Trevelez**
- Hotel Berchules - Berchules**
- Casa Rural Bed & Breakfast - Yegen**

** Please see Itinerary tab for more information **
Rates for Alpujarra Hiking in Andalusia
Spain Hiking Alpujarra - 7 nights
Double Occupancy:
962 euros/person
Single Supplement:
106 euros/person
High Season Supplement April 12-22:
78 euros/person
Transfer to Malaga Supplement:
77 euros/person
Private Tapas Tour Granada:
90-49 euros/person for 2 to 6 persons


Rates for 2019 are shown based on 2-4 persons. Single supplement is for single room occupancy when 2 or more travel; no solo bookings available. For groups of 6 or more, contact us for quotes. Extra nights in Granada and Malaga available; please inquire for rates. Alhambra tickets and Tourist Cards available, book early; as us for information.

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Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- Granada and world famous Alhambra
- Rural paths and villages with old Moorish history
- Amazing vistas, local food and produce
- Perfect off season destination

Need to Know:
- Rural setting, remote villages - truly off the beaten path!
- Clean comfortable accommodations, no deluxe or upgraded options exist
- Alhambra tickets must be purchased well in advance (90+ days) - ask us how

Duration: 8 days & 7 nights. .
Dates: Available March through December.
This is a self-guided hiking tour
Custom guided groups are possible for groups of 6 or more; please inquire.

Level 3 - Rated "Fit" based on distance and elevation. Comfortable tour, not luxury, great value, rural setting means fewer English speakers. Should be comfortable with maps and trail orientation.

Options

- Alhambra tickets and tourist card purchases
- Granada Tapas Tours - private experiences for 2 to 6 persons
- Extra nights in Granada or Malaga at tour completion

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  • Local Coordinator

    Our local expert Sandra left the Netherlands and came to Andalusia in 2000 because she loves the region, its people and its gastronomy. Originally trained as a psychologist, she has been working as a hiking and biking guide for about 20 years, giving her the experience and professionalism we want for our clients. Married to native man from Granada, Sandra knows Andalusia as well as any native Andalusian, and she will be available to help you during your trip!

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    On this trip we recommend:
    - trekking shoes, well broken in
    - trekking poles
    - lightweight clothing that is wicking, convertable, sun protective
    - wind jacket or rain shell
    - consult your packing list and weather forecast prior to travel

    No other special gear or backpacking gear is required. Some things you may want to bring:

    - GPS
    - Smartphone with GPS app, and local SIM card for low cost calling
    - hydration pack capable of carry ample water, picnic lunch, and small items.

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