Alpujarra | 6 days | Granada - Spain | From 750€ |
The Alpujarra is a historical and natural region which extends over two provinces, Granada and Almería, on the south slopes of the Sierra Nevada.
The average elevation is 1,200 metres (4,000 ft) above sea level. There are several interpretations of this Arabic name: the most convincing is that it derives from 'al-basharāt' meaning something like 'sierra of pastures'.
Sierra Nevada, the second highest mountain massif in Europe, run from east to west creating a natural barrier between the Alpujarra and the Moorish and magic city of Granada.
The Alpujarra forests and wild meadows along of fertile valleys covered in aromatic herbs, carry us to the beautiful white villages with its Berber style houses. On our trip we enjoy Spanish hospitality and traditional cuisine. We will also explore one full day in Granada, home to the Moorish Alhambra Palace, and we will be luxuriated with famous Granada 'tapas'
Arrival to Capileira, a beautiful Moorish village protected by UNESCO where you can walk along its narrow streets and discover its secrets corners.
Day 2: Poqueira River Valley
Our hike will firstly take us to the old settlement of 'La Cebadilla'. We will climb up, crossing several rivers that flow down the slopes of Mulhacén until we arrive at the 'Cortijo de Las Tomas'.We will start the return leg with stunning views of the high snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada. We will walk along the irrigation channels returning to Capileira.
Day 3: Capileria - Bubión - Pampaneira
We will run our hike visiting undoubtedly, the three most famous and beautiful villages of Alpujarras. We can wander around its narrow streets visiting artisan workshops and to lose yourself in its streets listening to the sound of running water.
Day 4: Capileria - Trevelez
We climb to the highest village in Spain through forests and we will see the most representative fauna of Sierra Nevada
Day 5: Capileria - Monasterio Budista
You will discover why Buddhists have chosen this place to build a monastery…
Day 6: Alhambra & Granada
In the morning we visit Moorish Alhambra Palace, enjoy this wonderful place till lunch time, when we will have lunch in 'El Albaicín' neighbourhood. Afterwards we will discover the 'Sacromonte' neighbourhood. Finally we will head to the city of Granada where we will begin our walking route through the city centre.
Alpujarra - Sierra Nevada.
Up to 10 per mountain leader
- Mountain leader (UIMLA)
- 6 nights accommodation
- Alpujarra meals, including packed lunch
- Transport (available on request)
- Lunch and dinner in Granada
- Travel Insurance
- Single accommodation (available
Backpack, 45 l.
Technical mountain clothing.
Hiking trousers and jacket made of Gore-Tex
Hat or winter hat and gloves
liner sleeping bag
Sun cream and protective lip balm
Head lamp and extra batery
1.5 litre water bottle or camelbak
Small first aid kit and any personal medication.
Sierra Nevada | 5 days | Granada - Spain | From 750€ |