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$82.07 Day Trips & Excursions

Las Alpujarras and Lanjaron Full-Day Tour from Granada

Pass through Lanjaron, a famous medicinal spa town where you will visit the Water Museum; Orgiva, center of the Alpujarra region and a series of picturesque villages and hamlets such as Caratunas, Pampaneira, Pitres, Portugos with its natural spring and Trevelez, the highest village in Spain. You will then continue through Bubion to Capileira perched above the marvelous Ravine of Poqueira where a typical Alpujarreno lunch will be served. This regions natural beauty is due to the warm climate and abundant supply of water running off the rivers of the Sierra Nevada - making it one of the most fertile valleys in Spain. The small white hillside villages are filled with houses with flat earthen roofs (terrados) and the terraced farmland reaches over 6,561 feet (2,000 meters).

$111.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Las Alpujarras Day Trip from Granada

This regions natural beauty is due to the warm climate and abundant supply of water running off the rivers of the Sierra Nevada - making it one of the most fertile valleys in Spain. The small white hillside villages are filled with houses with flat earthen roofs (terrados) and the terraced farmland reaches over 6,561 feet (2,000 meters).Pass through Lanjaron, a famous medicinal spa town where you will visit the Water Museum; Orgiva, center of the Alpujarra region and a series of picturesque villages and hamlets such as Caratunas, Pampaneira, Pitres, Portugos with its natural spring and Trevelez, the highest village in Spain. You will then continue through Bubion to Capileira perched above the marvelous Ravine of Poqueira where a typical Alpujarreno lunch will be served.

$1602.06 Tours & Sightseeing

Highlights of the GR7 through Las Alpujarras

Ready to walk the GR7? Follow the trails through the stunning scenery of Las Alpujarras on this 6 day, 7 night walking holiday staying in different towns and villages. The walks linking these villages along the GR7 is full of variety. Forest, cultivated land, gorges, streams and irrigation channels are complemented with the sleepy white villages. The tour includes the guiding, 3* hotels, airport transfers, local transport to/from trail heads and back up vehicles. Food is excluded but local shops offer great variety! Day 1GR7 Lanjarón to BubiónAscending slowly up along the GR7, the route takes us through the quiet white villages of Cañar and Soportujar before arriving at the gateway to the Poqueira Gorge. We then take a steep rise up to Pampaneira and onto the village of Bubión which is perched on the side of the gorge.Day 2Round of the Barranco de Poqueira, CapileiraA circular walking tour of the exciting and dramatic, Poqueira gorge (Barranco de Poqueira). After progressing through Capileira we descend down to the valley bottom and follow the winding path as we make our way up, along the river. Reaching Cortijo Tomas we turn west and follow on a higher path to the western side before declining down to the river. A final steep climb brings us back to Capileira and Bubión.Day 3Circular walk in La Taha del PitresA series of whitewashed villages. Going down through Mecina Fondales and Fondales before we cross the Rio Trevelez and climb up steep zig zags to the ridge-line at the top. We then turn east which offers superlative views of the Sierra Nevada. A final steep descent passing smallholdings with various fruits on the trees brings us to the village of Busquístar.Day 4 Rio Culo Perro and the Rio Trevelez ValleyA splendid walks which runs alongside Rio Trevelez valley to the Refugio Horcajo where the Rio Juntillas connects from the left. This well marked path is used regularly by the “vaqueros” (mule men) and their dogs to make their daily trip up the valley to tend to their cattle.Day 5GR7 Trevelez to BusquistarA moderate walk along the GR7, starting with a gradual rise but on well graded tracks, we head south out of the village and up through bosky and diverse scenery. Heading down a steep descent into the Barranco de la Bina before we climb out the other side and continuing down to the white village of Busquistar.Day 6Walk to visit Siete LagunasA challenging walk to the end of our holiday for those with the energy to make this ascent, you'll be glad you did as it is very rewarding. Siete Laguans is a series of higher lakes located in a valley. This beautiful area is surrounded by the views of Mulhacen and Alcazaba, the highest peaks of mainland Spain.

$754.38 Tours & Sightseeing

The 3 great peaks of Sierra Nevada

Day 1: The adventure beginsWelcome to Andalusia. You start your adventure in the city of Malaga. Dating back 2,800 years, it’s one of the oldest cities in the world - and it is currently enjoying an artistic revival. Once you transfer from the airport (we’ll arrange this with you), you’ll meet the group at your accommodation for the evening, and depending on the time of arrival, you’ll have the chance to get out and see a little of this lively, exciting city.Day 2: Trekking through The Alpujarras After a short ride from Malaga, you’ll start the day’s trek in Trevélez or Capileira. They’re both beautiful settlement of whitewashed buildings in the traditional Alpujarras style. Trevélez is one of Europe’s highest towns above sea level (1,486 metres), famous for the quality of its air-cured hams - and Capileira is the highest village accessible by road in the Sierra Nevada. The day’s walk will take you across these green, fertile hills, skirting natural springs and enjoying stunning views of the Andalusian landscape below. You’ll finish your walk at the Poqueira Refuge, 2,500 metres high, tucked under Mulhacén, the highest peak in Spain - and your destination the next day. Day 3: Climbing to the roof of Spain You’ll start the day early and climb the slopes of Mulhacén, Spain’s highest mountain at 3.482 m above sea level, before descending through Siete Lagunas, a region of pastures and lakes spreading out at the base of Mulhacén, with a view of Alcazaba (this is the nearest we’ll get, as the mountain is difficult to reach in a round trip from our mountain hut). Once you’ve seen all the sights, you’ll make our way back to the Poqueira Refuge, where you’ll be spending your second night. Day 4: The view from Veleta Today you climb Veleta, the second highest peak in the Sierra Nevada (3,396 metres above sea level) and, with its famous ‘frozen wave’ shape, the most iconic. From the imposingly rugged summit, you’ll look across over the whole mountain range (on a clear day Granada is visible in the distance), and down upon the highest paved road in Europe, the Pico de Veleta, connecting with the Sierra Nevada Ski Station. After a long day of climbing you’ll get to your lodge and collapse gratefully for the night! Day 5: ....and Home Barring a little opportunistic sightseeing in Malaga, you’re done! We’ll be arranging for transfers to Malaga airport for your flight home - but depending on your time of flight, you could visit the city’s port, the shopping precinct, the cathedral, Gibralfaro Castle or the Alcazaba, and take a last meal in Andalusia with some of the best seafood you’ll find in Spain. See you again soon!

$922.77 Outdoor Activities

Canyoning and Trekking The Sierra Nevada

Day 1: Arrival - Your first taste of Málaga and the Costa del Sol You’ll start the adventure on the outskirts of historic Malaga, meeting at the airport, before driving through the beautiful Costa del Sol landscape to where you’ll have lunch. From here, you’ll either head down to the sun-kissed coastal resort town of Almuñecar and stay there overnight, or climb into the hills above Almuñecar to stay at accommodation in the scenic mountain village of Otivar. Day 2: Full Canyoning Day in The Rio Verde Today is canyoning day! You’ll start with an early breakfast in beautiful Almuñecar, followed by a 2-hour drive to the end of the Rio Verde canyon. You’ll get your first sight of the sunlit green waters, deep rock pools and thundering waterfalls of this exceptionally beautiful (and understandably popular) part of Andalusia, your home for the rest of the day. Activities will include rappelling and swimming, and jumps and slides will be optional. All equipment will be provided and training given in situ. Day 3: Across The Roof of Spain Today you take to the mountains. After breakfast at your hotel in Capileira, you’ll transfer to Hoya del Portillo, at 2,200 metres above sea level. From there, your route is as follows: to Alto del Chorrillo o Mirador de Trevélez (2.700 metres); to Siete Lagunas (2900 metres), an area of lakes and green meadows with spectacular views of Mulhacén (Spain’s highest peak) and Alcazaba; then to Piedra El Yunque (2.850 metres), Rio Goterón y Juntillas, Cortijo del Horcajo (2180 metres) and finally a descent into the valley of Trevélez, where you’ll be spending the night. Your accommodation is a cortijo (traditional cottage, with stylistic roots stretching back to the Roman villa),  but if it’s a spectacularly clear night and you’d prefer to sleep out under the stars, we can set up a bivouac for you outside! Day 4: A day exploring Trevélez After breakfast, you’ll say sad farewells to the cortijo Horcajo and take a leisurely stroll down the valley into the town that gives it its name - Trevélez. This beautiful settlement of whitewashed buildings in the traditional Alpujarras style is one of Europe’s highest towns above sea level (1,486 metres). It’s famous for the quality of its air-cured hams, and you’ll take a look at them up close with a visit to one of the ham-drying rooms, before trying some of the locally-made sausages. Day 5: A free day in Málaga and farewell! The Sierra Nevada is behind us - you can be transferred from Trevélez directly to Malaga airport or just to Malaga so you have the ancient city to explore. Explore its history with visits to the Gibralfaro Castle, the Alcazaba and the ancient Roman Theatre - or follow the footsteps of former resident Pablo Picasso.

$107.04 Tours & Sightseeing

Visita guiada Alpujarra Granadina

Un guía experto en el destino le recogerá en el hotel y le invitará a realizar una agradable experiencia de ecoturismo mientras disfruta de un paisaje único durante su paseo por la Alpujarra Granadina, nombre que recibe la vertiente sur de Sierra Nevada. Dada su extensión, visitar toda la zona (conocer todas sus rutas de senderismo y visitar los pueblos) puede llevarnos varios días. Por lo que recorreremos a coche y andando algunos de los emplazamientos más importantes. La visita guiada por la Alpujarra Granadina tendrá el siguiente itinerario: Granada - Órgiva - Pampaneira - Capileira - paseo hasta el río Poqueira - comida menú - Lanjarón - Granada. La ruta en coche se realizará con varias paradas para poder conocer mejor algunos de los emplazamientos más emblemáticos y bellos de la comarca, además de realizar paseos para conocer los pueblos, sus costumbres, comercios, etc... además de una agradable ruta senderista hasta el río Poqueira, disfrutando de un bello bosque de ribera entre el puente de Chiscal y el puente Abuchite. Habrás oído hablar mil veces de este emplazamiento, pero cuando lo veas acompañado por un conocedor del lugar y te cuente las singularidades de esta zona sumarás un valor añadido a la experiencia visual y sensorial que supone visitar la Alpujarra Granadina. Esta actividad es ideal para todos los públicos que busquen una actividad deportiva suave, un formato de turismo sostenible y comprometido con el entorno. Antes de regresar a Granada un almuerzo para reponer fuerzas y  disfrutar de un tranquilo viaje de vuelta a Granada con parada en Lanjarón. Tiene la posibilidad de realizar reservas personalizadas a su medida contactando con nuestro equipo de trabajo.