Walks Europe Spain Hiking Over Lemons

Hiking over Lemons / Self-Guided

8 days | From £769 | Self-guided, for 2 or more persons travelling together

Explore the atmospheric and sleepy Alpujarras on foot and discover rural Spain of old.


8 days | From £769 | Self-guided, for 2 or more persons travelling together

  • Unspoiled Moorish villages
  • Charming accommodations and hosts
  • Almond orchards and olive groves
  • Enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine
  • Walk high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

This Alpujarran delight offers you the opportunity to explore one of the most stunning and undiscovered areas of Spain, where life continues as it has done for hundreds of years since the Moors first farmed here. Explore on foot the almond orchards, olive groves and terraces, visit the Mairena Olive Mill. Wander through the traditional local white-washed villages high up in this part of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Beginning in the charming village of Mairena, you embark on a walk that takes you from one delightful mountain village to the next, by waterways and along ancient trails which are still used today by farmers walking to and from their fields.

Spain Hiking Over Lemons Map
Day 1. Arrive Almeria/Granada and transfer to Mairena
Arrive Almeria or Granada. Transfer to Casa Las Chimeneas in Mairena.
Day 2. Day walks from Mairena
Today you can choose one of the many varied walks directly from Casa Las Chimeneas. If you are feeling ambitious this could be an opportunity to climb El Chullo. Other, less challenging but no less beautiful walks from village to village are also available. The choice is yours.
Day 3. Transfer to Trevelez, day walk
Today you be transferred by vehicle to the village of Trevelez, the western most village of this trip. There are several walks options from Trevelez. You can strike up to the peak of Penabon, or, if you are aren't ready for a day of hard walking there is another easier option, which follows the river for a round trip.
Day 4. Walk to Berchules
You start your route eastwards back towards Mairena, along the ancient Camino Real or the GR7. The route takes you high into the sierra past ancient farmlands and forests, and crossing the high ridge you descend into the village of Berchules.
Day 5. Walk to Yegen
From Berchules you walk along the local stream, and then down into the village of Mecina Bombaron. From here you climb slowly up to the village of Yegen, where Gereal Brenan lived after World War 1, and wrote his famous book 'South of Granada'.
Day 6. Walk to Mairena
Descend to the springs of Cuesta Vinas from here to the village of Valor you walk further onto the small village of Nechitel followed by the final stretch across the almond terraces and lavender fields, until you once again reach the lovely Mairena.
Day 7. Day walk from Mairena
Having returned to Mairena it is possible to again choose one of the many walks available immediately from the village.
Day 8. Depart
Transfer to Granada or Almeria Airport. Depart. Arrive UK.

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  • Trip Grade: A/B - Easy/moderate
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Trip code: TLEM
  • Max altitude: 2,000m
  • Accommodation: Guesthouses x 7 nts
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 evening meals included
  • Departs: February until June, September until November
  • OVERSEAS JOINING POINT : Almeria or Granada airport
  • IMPORTANT : Make sure your chosen holiday is guaranteed to run before you purchase your air tickets and make any other travel arrangements

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