Welcome to Trevélez


Sited at 1476m on the almost treeless slopes of the Barranco de Trevélez, the village is divided into two sections: the alto (high) part, which is older, more labyrinthine, and commands the best views; and the bajo (low) part, which has the bulk of the tourist facilities.


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$733.08 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 AlpujarrasAfter 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 SpainYou’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 VeletaToday 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 HomeBarring 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!

$896.72 Outdoor Activities

Canyoning and Trekking The Sierra Nevada

Day 1: Arrival - Your first taste of Málaga and the Costa del SolYou’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 VerdeToday 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 SpainToday 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 TrevélezAfter 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.

$1263.26 Outdoor Activities

Canyoning Trekking and Kayaking in Andalusia

Day 1: Arrival - Your first taste of MálagaYou’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 coastal resort town of Almuñecar and stay there overnight, or climb into the scenic mountain village of Otivar.Day 2: Full Canyoning day in The Rio VerdeToday is canyoning day!. You’ll get your first sight of the sunlit green waters, deep rock pools and thundering waterfalls of this exceptionally beautiful part of Andalusia. Activities will include rappelling and swimming, and jumps and slides will be optional. All equipment will be provided and training given in situ.Days 3-4: Trek the Villages of Alpujarra2-day trek around Alpujarra villages. From Capileira, your 6-hour walk will take you across some of the most beautiful scenery of the Alpujarras region, with terrific views above and below. Your destination is Trevélez, a beautiful settlement of whitewashed buildings in the Alpujarras style.The 2nd day, you will take a 2-hour trek along the Trevélez river, enjoying the beautiful landscape, before ascending the road towards Siete Lagunas, under some of the Sierra Nevada’s highest peaks.Day 5: A Coastal Trek along The Cabo de GataWelcome to Cabo de Gata - Andalusia’s largest coastal protected area, a designated UNESCO Biosphere reserve.After an early start in Agua Amarga, you’ll walk to Cala de Enmedio at the other side of the bay, a tiny beach with stunningly clear blue waters, fine golden sand and fossilized dunes leading into the sea. Then you trek to Cala San Pedro, before ending your walk at Las Negras, a coastal fishing village.Day 6: Kayaking The Cabo de GataYou’re kayaking along the coastline, taking in some of the most stunning beaches on this stretch of coast and arguably in the whole of Spain, and you finish at the spectacular rocky outcrops of El Arrecife de las Sirenas.Day 7: Exploring Axarquía VillagesToday you get to choose your own adventure. You’re visiting Axarquia, a scenic and historic coastal region east of Malaga filled with towns that make up the “Costa Del Sol Orient”. You can collectively decide to explore the towns and villages of this region - or you can take the more demanding trek up La Maroma, the region’s highest peak (2,069 metres).Day 8: Leaving from MálagaAfter a last breakfast together at the hotel, the trip comes to an end - but if time allows, you still have a little of the ancient city of Malaga to explore.Farewell, and see you next time!