There is great variety in Andalucia. From the beautiful GR7 and white village hill trails of the Alpujarras to the lesser known areas of the Sierra de Huetor, Lecrin Valley and Cumbres Verdes near Granada. Whether hiking in the fascinating Tabernas deserts of Almeria or tramping the heights of the mountains above the Costa del Sol. Suitable for relaxed ramblers or ardent fellwalkers. There is something for all in this wonderful part of Andalucia. We also travel further afield to visit mountain ranges in Mallorca, the Picos de Europa and run regular hiking tours to the desert.
Quick links to our Walking Tours
Spanish Walking Weeks
Summer Day Walks (Jul-Sep)
Climb Mulhacen 3482m
Climb Veleta 3394m
Climb Cerro de Caballo 3009m
High Mountain Lakes
Low Level River Walks
What are the best walking areas near Granada?
Close to Granada lie the Cumbres Verdes mountains. They are very accessible and useful for a day hike. In summer the Sierra Nevada ski area (40 mins) provides convenient access to the high 3000m+ mountains. The world famous Alpujarras are a popular hiking destination, a short 45 mins drive from the city. The unusual Sierra de Huetor are 20 mins north by car and the quiet Lecrin valley 30 min to the south.
How can I calculate the Walking Time?
Use our walking time calculator which is based on distance, amount of ascent, intended pace, rucksack weiught and terrain surface
Walking Holidays & Tours in the Alpujarras
The Best Day Walks and Hikes in the Alpujarras
Join in with one of our Day walks and hikes in the Alpujarras that we operate every day from September to June. A varied and interesting choice of routes full of superb hiking, great scenery, interesting wildlife and cultural history.
"Alpujarras Escape" a week long walking tour
The Alpujarras offers something for everyone, the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada to the Coast is less than an hour. The contrasting views, the rich heritage as well as the open friendliness of the people makes this an ideal location for our "Alpujarras Escape" Walking Tour
Guided Walking Holiday - "Walking Over Lemons"
A week long walking holiday. Leave the rat race and enjoy quiet, remote walking with just the right amount of luxury thrown in! Our hikes many of the white villages with easy to moderate day tours. Or, why not enjoy "Walking Over Lemons" with writer, Chris Stewart and ourselves?
Group Walking Holidays Alpujarras
Enjoy the week long all inclusive delights of our Group Walking Holidays. These are specially formatted to allow you the flexibility to choose eachs days activities, whether they be a gentle guided walk, a harder guided hike or an excursion to visit some of Andalucias greatest historical and natural sights
Day Walking Tours in the Summer Sierra Nevada
Veleta and Cerro de los Machos
A superb varied circular walk visiting the dramatic bowl of the Corral del Veleta and ascending one of the lesser known peaks of Cerro de los Machos (3329m). Return journey crosses Paso de las Guías en route to Col de Carihuela and to Veleta (3394m), the second highest peak in the Sierra Nevada
Mulhacen, highest peak, mainland Spain
The classic summer day traverse of Mulhacen (3482m), the highest mountain in mainland Spain. Starts from Capileira and uses the National Park Bus service for access to 2700m. We ascend the steep west flank and descend via the long south ridge. 6hr return trip. Spectacular views of the N faces!
Visit High Mountain Lakes
Escape the heat between June and Oct and walk to High Mountain Lakes near the ski area and in the upper Rio Lanjaron valley. Walks are designed to take in the best these lakes have to offer. Much of the walking is above 3000m on rough but well tracked paths. We allow plenty of opportunity to relax by the lakes
Day Hiking Tours Near Granada
The Cumbres Verdes Mountains
The Cumbres Verdes are very close to the Granada ring road, so access is easy. In spite of this the walking is quiet and unspoilt. Lush green valleys contrast with arid badlands and this gives varied and interesting scenery and views. The walks take advantage of both horseshoe and linear rounds and are suitable for all ages and abilities
The Vereda de Estrella
The historical "Vereda de Estrella" path winds its way up a narrow valley. Classic views of the north faces of Alcazaba (3350m) and Mulhacen (3482m)! We have two hiking tours, the "Cortijos de Hornillo" (Moderate) and the full circuit of the "Vereda de Estrella" (Challenging). Best months are May, June, September, October and November
Sierra de Huetor
The Sierra de Huetor mountains are relatively unknown. The hills and forests offer the intrepid explorer a magnificent insight into the days when there were few paths into the mountainous areas. The area may only reach around 2000 metres in height but they have fascinating valley and mountain scenery worthy of mountains much higher and...more famous?
The Lecrin Valley
The Lecrin valley is a cluster of beautiful towns and villages south of Granada. It is bordered to the east by the mighty Sierra Nevada and to the south by the Sierra de Almijara. The area has a surprisingly great variety of walking and hiking, known only to small bands of local enthusiasts. Our series of day walks aim to cover the best the valley has to offer by both linear and circular routes.
Walks and Hikes throughout Spain
Tabernas Desert Tour
Believe it or not.....the desert badlands of Tabernas in Almeria offer fascinating and enjoyable walking, normally only found in North Africa. Join a day walks in this dramatic and spectacular scenery. We visit some of the film locations from the Spaghetti Westerns, Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones movies and many more
Mallorca Mountain Peaks
Breathtaking scenery and spectacular landscapes of the Sierra de Tramuntana. Has to be one of top walking areas in Europe. More than a dozen hills over 1000m and two over 1300m the NW area of the island from Puerto Pollensa to Soller provides great opportunities for ramblers, hillwalkers and scramblers
Costa del Sol and Marbella
Give the bars and beaches a miss and head for the hills! Both La Concha (1243m) or La Torreclla (1919m) can be easily accessed from Marbella and the Costa del Sol and give superb day hikes with sea views. Close to Malaga and the Costa del Sol you will be amazed at the mountain, gorge & forest walks
Nature Walks, Alpujarras, Sierra Nevada
Guided nature walking tours. Enjoy some of the wonderful bird, plant and animal species that live here, some endemic to the area. If you love walking and you love nature, this is just for you! With over 2000 plant, 60 bird and 270 insect species the diversity of the wildlife in the Sierra Nevada is staggering
The Island of La Palma, Canary Islands
Walking La Palma makes you want to stand still, to look around and take it in. Mountainous, deep canyons, rugged coastlines, green forests, black beaches and the blue ocean around it.
The walks we offer will be lead by La Palma experienced guides, with great knowledge about and love for the Island. They will show you every corner of the island and each of its five different vegetation levels. Volcanic areas and old lava flows in the South, subtropical rainforest in the Northeast and subalpine near to La Palmas most important observatory of the Northern hemisphere.