Walking Las Alpujarras & the Sierra Nevada

Guided walking holiday in Spain

From € 625.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • Multiple accommodations
  • Guided walking holiday
  • group with guide on a walk in the sierra nevadawalking holiday group exploring a small village in the Alpujarras
  • walking holiday group exploring a small village in the Alpujarras

Walk in the wonderful Aplpujarra mountains and the stunning Sierra Nevada. This walking holiday has been created for walkers who want to walk that little bit longer and also do some high level walks in this beautiful region in Spain.

The Las Alpujarras in Andalucia, Spain is the place of the 'Moors' last stand. The whole of the area is still rich with their legacy. You can see it in the architecture, the food and most of all the scenery. They have carved terraces out of the hillsides, creating amazing landscapes and irrigated the land using waterways, making lush valleys still used for agriculture today.

The itinerary includes Siete Lagunas (2900 m) and the Berchules circuit walk.

Accommodation in Alpujarras & Sierra Nevada

This is a multi centre holiday and you will stay in excellent quality accommodation that your hosts have used by us for years The rooms are comfortable and have en-suite facilities, and the hotel's offer great food. Swimmming pools are open from end of May till the beginning of September.

You will stay in a beautiful hotel based in Cadiar. It has been developed over the years keeping all the local architecture and building techniques. Excellent food with wine from there own vine yards. With swimming pool. You will also spend a few nights in a traditional hotel based in Trevelez, the highest village in Spain. Excellent food in their own separate restaurant, and also in a beautiful hotel in Capileira. Great rooms with views down the poquiera gorge. With swimming pool.

bedroom hotel in Cadiar Exterior hotel Capileira Swimming pool Hotel Capileira

Breakfast is included in this walking holiday, and packed lunches consisting of locally sourced produce are provided on guided walking days. Packed lunches consist of a piece of fruit, a sweet i.e. cake, biscuit and a freshly prepared sandwich or salad.

Lunches can be prepared for special dietary requirements and the hotels also cater for vegetarians.

Walking in Alpujarras & Sierra Nevada

Three women walking along a trail in the Alpujarras Group of walkers in a rocky area

This walking holiday has a medium grade and has been developed for people who would like to walk a bit longer and also enjoy some more challenging walks. The itinerary includes Siete Lagunas (2900 m) and the Berchules circuit walk. Walks are between 9 - 20km, with some steep ascents and descents.

Alpujarras & Sierra Nevada itinerary

people walking uphill in the Alpujarras people walking through a canyon

Day 1 - Arrival. After being met at the Airport we transfer to Capileira to your first accommodation.

Day 2 - Villages of the Poquiera Gorge 5-6 hours. You'll walk from the hotel and descend to the river below Capileira and carry on down the river to the lowest of the villages, Pampaniera. From here we follow the Gr7 up to Bubion before carrying back to Capileira.

Day 3 - Capileira - Trevelez 18km 6-8 hours. Walking from the hotel you'll walk from the Poqueira Gorge over to la Taha and on into the rio Trevelez valley. Taking in the beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada behind you and the Contraviesa in front. You'll walk through varying landscapes before finally coming to Trevelez.

Day 4 - Siete Lagunas 7-8 hrs. A high mountain walk using the track that goes to Mulhacen (the highest peak in mainland Spain). A hard but thoroughly rewarding walk, with great views and an amazing sense of wilderness. The Siete Lagunas is the glaciation cirque defined by Loma del Mulhacen and the Alcazaba.

Day 5 - Free Day Or Trip to Granada and the Alhambra. A visit to the Alambra and then to the moorish baths for pampering, if you wish (30 Euro extra) or just some free time in the historic city of Granada, eating, drinking and shopping (45 Euros, min 2 persons).

Day 6 - Trevelez - Alquiera de Morayma 19km 6-8 hrs. A great walk from Trevelez all the way down into the Cadiar Valley, walking through Juviles, Timar and Lobras before finally coming to the beautiful hotel of Alquiera de Morayma. Your base for the next two nights.

Day 7 - Berchules Circuit - 15km 6-8hrs. Transfer to Berchules 15mins. A great walk taking in another valley that sweeps down from the Sierra Nevada. Walking to the moors last stand and then on and up, climbing through a cool pine forest. Before coming out for great views of the Las Alpujarras below. Farewell Drinks in the evening.

Day 8 - Departure after breakfast, transfer to your airport.

Dates and availability

group walking through snow patches in the sierra nevada group of people taking a break at a viewpoint

25 April 2015 - Full

2 May 2015 - Full

23 May 2015 - 8 days/7 nights - € 675.- per person

12 September 2015 - 8 days/7 nights - € 645.- per person

10 October 2015 - 8 days/7 nights - € 675.- per person

Single supplement is €120

Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form, for more information.

Location map of walking in las alpujarras and Sierra Nevada walking holiday

Holiday type

Multiple accommodationsGuided walking holiday
Guided walking holiday
Board basis: Half Board


From € 625.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing


7 nights Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch on walking days, 5 guided walking days, airport transfers from Malaga, Almeria & Granada

Not included

All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

Walking holiday reference


Walking grade

Walking holiday in low to high mountains
  • Low to high mountains
  • Moderate walking
Walking holiday in high mountains
  • High mountains
  • Moderate to challenging walking
Walking holiday in high mountains
  • High mountains to alpine conditions
  • Moderate to challenging walking

Best time of the year

April - May
September - October

Walking Holiday by:

Ibex Trex

Dan Shaffrey


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Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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