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Discover the delights of rural Andalucia in the veil of the Sierra Nevada mountains on this 1-week walking holiday.

  • Walking through timeless, rural Andalucia
  • Explore white-washed villages of the Alpujarras
  • Visit magical Granada
  • Visit Spain’s highest village

The foothills of the Sierra Nevada afford some delightful walking opportunities through open countryside, woodlands, colourful fruit orchards and distinctive mountain villages with their iconic whitewashed stone houses. The famous GR7 trail winds its way through this landscape along the flanks of Europe’s second highest mountain range.

Here, life remains at an enviably slow pace beneath the impressive backdrop of the high Sierras. See the snow-fed mountain streams bubble, almond trees blossom and overhead the mighty golden eagle and griffon vulture soar.

The bustling ‘Costas’ of the Mediterranean feel like a million miles away as you walk through this timeless region of rural Andalucia with its appealing climate.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Granada & transfer to Lanjaron

  2. Day 2: On the GR7 to Soportujar, transfer to near Orgiva

    Time to begin your journey along the GR7. The route ascends and descends as it traverses the mountain sides as you make your way to the small village of Soportujar.

  3. Day 3: Transfer to Soportujar, walk to Capileira

    Today you’ll pass many isolated buildings to then reach the colourful village of Pampaneira, selling local weavings and other handcrafts, where you leave the GR7 to ascend to Capileira.

  4. Day 4: Along the GR7 & Camino Medieval to Busquistar

    This route takes you through varied countryside and terrain and includes some of the seven villages and hamlets known as ’La Taha Pitres’. The second half of the walk links up the hamlets of Atalbeitar and Ferreirola followed by a final stretch through woods, orchards and then open, rocky ground before you reach Busquistar, a pretty village set on the steep slopes above the Rio Trevelez.

  5. Day 5: Through pine woods & moorland to Trevelez

    Walk through pine woods and moorlands to reach Trevelez, the highest village in Spain.

  6. Day 6: Downhill to Cadiar

    Crossing open, rural countryside you initially walk along the opposite side of the valley you walked yesterday. Winding your way past traditional hamlets affords an insight into Alpujarran life as you head down to the delightful country estate of Alqueria de Morayma, close to the village of Cádiar.

  7. Day 7: Transfer to Granada

    Transfer to magical Granada where you are free to explore at your leisure.

  8. Day 8: Fly back to the UK

Price and Other Information

  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 8 days from £699 per person
  • Duration including flights from/to UK: 8 days Price available on request
  • Single room supplement: From £225
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Self-Guided
  • Max alt: 1,600m
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  • What’s included
    • Hotels x 7 nights
    • 7 breakfasts

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Dates & Prices

Choose your preferred departure date from the 2 options below, then make a no obligation booking request, or enquire if you would like to ask us a question.

Self-Guided Dates and Prices
Year Daily Departures Price From (Exc. Flights) Options
All prices are per person. Daily departures subject to availability.
2019 From 23 Feb to 12 Apr £699 Book or Enquire
2019 From 22 Apr to 22 Dec £699 Book or Enquire

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