Walking Alpujarras

"Alpujarras Escape" Walking Holidays


Leave the rat race far behind and enjoy quiet, remote walking and hiking with just the right amount of luxury thrown in for good measure! Short breaks or week long holidays available.

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.

Las Alpujarras Escape Walking Holiday Itinerary

Soportujar to Lanjarón on the GR7 path

The Alpujarra offers some amazing scenery, hot sunny weather and is the perfect area for enjoying the charm of this special Andalucian Spanish walking holiday. Throughout Spring and Autumn the backdrops are particularly incredible. Through spring the land is carpeted with an extensive amount of wild flowers and blossom on the fruit trees and it's when everything is at full colour.

A walk along the famously known long distance GR7, crossing its hillsides and gorges, through the quiet, less tourist white villages of Soportujar and Cañar, before we drop back down to the spa town of Lanjaron.

Forests, gorges, streams, cultivated land and irrigation channels, compete with the sleepy white villages. This walk offers easy gradients and a very diverse day walk with a good introduction to the area.

Round of the Barranco de Poqueira, Capileira

A circular walking tour of the exciting and dramatic, Poqueira gorge (Barranco de Poqueira). After progressing through Capileira we descend down to the valley bottom and follow the winding path as we make our way up, along the river. Reaching Cortijo Tomas we turn west and follow on a higher path to the western side before declining down to the river. A final steep climb brings us back to Capileira and Bubión.

Circular walk in La Taha del Pitres

A series of whitewashed villages. Going down through Mecina Fondales and Fondales before we cross the Rio Trevelez and climb up steep zig zags to the ridge-line at the top. We then turn east which offers superlative views of the Sierra Nevada. A final steep descent passing smallholdings with various fruits on the trees brings us to the village of Busquístar.

Rio Culo Perro and the Rio Trevelez Valley

A splendid walks which runs alongside Rio Trevelez valley to the Refugio Horcajo where the Rio Juntillas connects from the left. This well marked path is used regularly by the “vaqueros” (mule men) and their dogs to make their daily trip up the valley to tend to their cattle.

This area is particularly beautiful and makes for an interesting journey. The constant water means plenty of greenery. Wild flowers and is especially know for its orchids.

High Forests of the Alpujarras

We start this day by taking 4WD transport up to a high trail-head. Here we ascend up through wooded slopes and the pine forests with superlative scenery across the main Sierra Nevada range.

Reaching the splendid summit of Las Alegas (2700m) and then dropping down to enjoy lunch at the old ruined Refugio Cebollar. The Refugio is positioned in a stunning location on a colourful alpine meadow. After lunch we continue our way through the wooded slopes back to the awaiting transport. This is the best way to see the lesser known areas of the southern Sierra Nevada.

Lanjaron Circular following ancient waterways

The Spa town of Lanjaron is famous for it's waters. This circular walk of the town ascends along the side of the Rio to reach old buildings at Tello. The descent comes back parallel to the ancient waterways (acequias) before dropping back into Lanjaron.