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From: 325 €
Duration: 4 days
The south-western slopes of the Sierra Nevada offer excellent year-round walking in a land where white-washed villages, terraced fields and ancient irrigation channels survive from the Moorish era. Abundant Mediterranean crops thrive at lower elevations - olive orchards, orange and lemon groves, almonds, figs and grapes - with snow-covered peaks visible in the distance. Nearby, lies the city of Granada, at once ancient and modern with its twisting lanes and bustling avenues. As a fitting end to this mesmerizing journey: a visit to the eternal Alhambra, spectacular 8th wonder of the world.
To make the most of your short break, we've included taxi transfers between Granada and the Alpujarras.
This program combines well with other S-cape trips in Southern Spain: Andalucía Mora, Seville City-Cycling, Sevilla & Sierra Morena, Pueblos Blancos, Ruta de los Olivos, etc.
If you're looking for an 8-day holiday, click here: Alpujarras Walking Trip
Arrival in the Alpujarras
Today you travel to Granada and meet your driver for the transfer to Capileira, chief village of the region, situated at an elevation of 1436m. Its lovely monuments, tiny squares and narrow lanes recall the village's history as a former Moorish settlement. Settle in at your small mountain hotel and begin to take in the atmosphere.
Circular walk from Capileira
Route through the Río Poqueira Valley, from Capileira via Bubion to Pampaneira. You walk among fields, passing ancient threshing circles, with some steep ascents and descents. Enjoying marvellous views all the while.
Challenge: 5 hours; 9 km; 560m ascent/descent
From Capileira to Granada
Transfer back to Granada this morning, where you'll have a chance to stroll round the city or visit the stunning Alhambra – ancient Moorish fortress which itself merits a visit to Spain. Accommodation this evening at a perfectly-situated hotel, near restaurants and tapas bars in the historic city centre.
Day 4 Departure from Granada
Your program comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Departure from Granada airport or Malaga airport.
Trip availability: Year round
The prices for the following periods will be provided on request: 22 to 31 March, 2013 and 5 to 8 December, 2013