Day Hikes in the Alpujarras
Flexible day walks that can be tailored to reflect the more ambitious hiker or the more gentler rambler. Walking Tours run every day September to June inclusive!
Throughout the year (excepting July and August) we run regular day walks in the Alpujarras. You are welcome to join us on some of the hiking trails through white villages and alongside gushing irrigation channels.
This area is simply amazing with good hiking conditions from September until the end June.
Choice of walking grades (What do these grades mean?)
Just returned from a great weeks walking in The Alpujarras. Had a wonderful time thanks in no small part to your guides. Great experience, grand company and fantastic photos
Gerald and Claire B, UK
Fantastic guide with lots of interesting historical facts and information about the landscape, flora and fauna. Excellent service from the company, very quick to respond . Highly recommended
Fran B, Trip Advisor
What are your favourite walking tours in Las Alpujarras?
The white villages of the Barranco de Poqueira and the Taha del Pitres are very popular with clients and typical of the Alpujarras. We particularly like the Lanjaron Circular for its contrasts.
Your Choice of Superb Day Walks!
White Villages of the Alpujarras
The three white hill villages of Capileira, Bubion and Pampaneira sit on hillsides above the dramatic Poqueira gorge. Mulhacen, at 3482m rises above the towns. This walk links all three of these villages and crosses the gorge twice.
A start is made from the highest of the villages, Capileira. The trail drops down to cross the Rio Poqueira via a small bridge. Then its an undulating traverse on the west side of the river before dropping down, recrossing the river and climbing up to the village of Pampaneira.
After a brief stop (maybe to visit a bodega!), we head steeply uphill through the village, exiting at the top before continuing the journey to Bubion. From Bubion it is then another 30 mins to reach the end at Capileira
Moderate Circular walk
Taha del Pitres, heart of the Alpujarras
A lovely drive through the Alpujarras brings us to the Taha de Pitres region. This is an area characterised by small white villages, steep sided gorges and abundant flora and fauna.
Most of this walk we are follow old medieval trails through the hills and villages. We start in Mecina Fondales and drop down to the enchanting voillage of Fondales. Here we turn east and head for Ferrierola, perched high above the Trevelez gorge.
Then it's uphill to visit the very quaint, Atalbeitar before rising to reach the road that leads us to the town of Portugos. We take quiet back tracks to Pitres before dropping steeply back down to the start point at Mecina
This walk is partly covered in our trip report "My Favourite Walk in The Alpujarras" which you would enjoy reading
Leisurely Circular walk
No need for transport today! The walk starts and ends from Lanjaron. It is very varied circular walk that has proved to be very popular with clients. We first visit the Arab Castle and walk along the cliff tops of the Tajos de Colorao opposite.
A short climb and we reach the Ermita of the Tajos de la Crux. This is a magniificent mirador which overlooks the town. We traverse land northwards and reach the "Camino de las Sierras" an old drove trail to the mountains. This will follow until we can take a faint track which traverse down to cross the Rio Lanjaron by an old bridge.
A superb section follows consisting of a series of beautiful irrigation channels and chestnut woods before we drop steeply back down to the hotel in Lanjaron.
Challenging Circular walk
High forests of the Alpujarras
We drop you off at the Forest Station at Hoya del Portillo. Then it's up through the pine forests to break out onto open hillside and arrive at the Puerta del Molina. This is a superb viewpoint of the Sierra Nevada and all the main peaks cam be seen.
We drop back down on a dirt track before joining up with the long distance path, the "Sulayr",GR240. We drop down through gorgeous forested hillsides and all the way back for a cold celebration cold drink in the village of Capileira
A totally enjoyable, different and engaging day!
Moderate Circular walk
GR7 Soportujar to Lanjarón
The Alpujarra boast stunning scenery, normally sunny weather and is a wonderful area for enjoying the delights of this uniquely andalucian spanish walking tour. During the spring and autumn months the surroundings are particularly beautiful; in spring the land is carpeted with a vast array of wild flowers and blossom adorns the fruit trees which are dotted around the slopes.
A walk along the long distance GR7, traversing hillsides and gorges, through the quiet non-tourist white villages of Soportujar and Cañar, before finally dropping down to the spa town of Lanjaron.
Forest, cultivated land, gorges, streams and irrigation channels, compete with sleepy white villages. The walk is, for the most part easy gradients. A very varied day walk and a good introduction to the area.
See also our trip report "A walk along the GR7 long distance path in the Alpujarras"
Moderate Linear walk
Ruta de Río Bermejo, Pitres
A beautiful circular walk with stunning views, a nice climb out of Pitres, spectacular gorges & big waterfalls. Starts and end in Portugos. This beautiful walk has spectacular views, a nice climb and a big waterfall. The walk goes west to the town Pitres and ascends to the unusual village of Capilerilla.
Then it is steeply uphill on forest trails to reach the high point of the walk, the gorge and waterfalls at Tajos Cortes (1763m). The gorge of the Rio Bermejo lies beneath and can be reached by clambering over large boulders.
Beautiful views southwards to the Sierra de Contraviesa. The return is made directly to Portugos through forest trails and arable farming fields.
Moderate Circular walk
Dates & Prices
PricesGroup size (per booking) (prices are per person per day)
- 1 person - cost €110
- 2 persons - cost €75
- 3 persons - cost €65
- 4 persons - cost €55
Definition of "Group" - if you are booking a trip for 2 persons the 2 person rate applies, 3 persons - 3 person rate etc (not dependent on eventual total group size!).Price includes:
- Guiding (Alpujarras, Granada area, Lecrin Valley, Costa del Sol, Granada
- We have a limited number of walking poles for the use of guests if required
N.B Meeting place to be agreed upon, normally Lanjaron or the start of the walk
Larger groups - discounts apply. Enquire via email or contact form
Transport (effective for all bookings after 1st July 2022)
The guiding price above does not include transport. Due to rising energy and fuel prices we do not want to be constantly changing guiding prices to reflect transport costs. We want to be honest and open about our price structure.
Clients have two options:
NO COST OPTION - Pick up/drop off our guide in Lanjaron or a venue to be agreed. Use your own transport to and from the start/end of activity.
COST OF FUEL OPTION - Our guide will drive you to/from start/end of activity in one our own vehicles. Applicable costs are:
- Capileira, White Villages, Taha del Pitres €15
- Hoya del Portillo €20
- Sierra Nevada ski area €25
- Granada area, Cumbres Verdes €15
- Peñon de la Mata €20
- Lecrin Valley €10
- Jerez de Marquesado, Eastern Sierra Nevada €35
N.B For destinations not listed above we can easily work out a fuel cost