Walking Alpujarras

Highlights of the GR7 Walking Tour of the Alpujarras


Want to walk the GR7? GR7 walking holidays in Las Alpujarras. Follow the trails through the magnificent Las Alpujarras on this 6 day walking holiday staying in different towns and villages. The walks linking these villages along the GR7 is full of variety. Forest, cultivated land, gorges, streams and irrigation channels, compete with sleepy white villages.

GR7 Walking Holiday Itinerary

GR7 Lanjarón to Bubión

Ascending slowly up along the GR7, the route takes us through the quiet white villages of Cañar and Soportujar before arriving at the gateway to the Poqueira Gorge. We then take a steep rise up to Pampaneira and onto the village of Bubión which is perched on the side of the gorge.

Always interesting, appealing, varied and relaxing! The contrasting scenery, rich heritage as well as the friendliness of the Alpujarran people makes this the ideal location for a walking holiday. Many of the villages have public drinking fountains where you can enjoy an ice-cold glass of mineral water or fill a bottle for later.

The GR7 is famously known as one of the top long distance paths to run through Europe. Combine this with the beauty, warm sunshine, pretty white villages and ideal walking of the Alpujarras and the result is a enticing mixture.

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.

GR7 Trevelez to Busquistar

A moderate walk along the GR7, starting with a gradual rise but on well graded tracks, we head south out of the village and up through bosky and diverse scenery. Heading down a steep descent into the Barranco de la Bina before we climb out the other side and continuing down to the white village of Busquistar.

Day walk to visit Siete Lagunas

A challenging walk to the end of our holiday for those with the energy to make this ascent, you'll be glad you did as it is very rewarding. Siete Laguans is a series of higher lakes located in a valley. This beautiful area is surrounded by the views of Mulhacen and Alcazaba, the highest peaks of mainland Spain. The scenery is dramatic and a contrast against the stunning lakes and green grassy slopes. Siete Lagunas is a hard but well worthwhile day.