Arrive in the village of Capileira situated on the southern slopes
of the Alpujarras at a height of 1436 metres. Capileira is one
of the primary villages of the Alpujarras and still displays
the characteristics of a former Moorish settlement: white-washed
houses clinging to the hillsides, tiny squares with many fountains,
and the seemingly mysterious network of steep, narrow lanes and
Today you follow a circular route which heads out from Capileira
to take in the villages of Bubion to Pampaneira as you explore
the Río Poqueira valley. This is a mixed day of steep ascents
and descents as you walk through the hillsides, fields and orchards
- passing some eras (ancient threshing circles). Return to Capileira
and your stay this evening.
Leaving your accommodation you follow the trail through ancient
Mediterranean Holm Oak forest to Bubion. Continuing on through
a mix of forestation and irrigated fields you you reach the Taha
de Pitres - an ancient water council centre which dates back
to Moorish times. Your walk brings you through the villages of
Bubion, Pitres, Mencina-Fondales and Atalbéitar before finishing
in Pórtugos for the evening.
Today you have a longer walk along the higher slopes of the river
valley to Trevélez. You stay mainly on a long-distance path
which affords wonderful views across the valleys. An easy descent
brings you to the town of Trevélez - the highest village in
the Alpujarras with its curious mix of tiny streets and large
ham curing businesses.
You stay in the environs of Trevélez today and can choose from
a variety of different walks. We offer a shorter walk along the
Camino de Granada, a circular route in the area around Trevélez
itself, or a spectacular longer walk high into the Sierra Nevada
Leaving Trevélez you head along the GR7 to follow small wooded
paths below Peñabón before ascending to the high point for today
at El Portichuelo. On clear days you can see beyond the barrancos
and the last of the Sierra's to the Mediterranean Sea and even
to the coast of Africa. A steady descent then takes you down
to the village of Bérchules.
standard tour arrangement normally ends with you catching the afternoon
bus to Granada. This means you can have a short walk this morning along an
an acequia (irrigation channel) in the Río Grande
valley. Alternatively if you book another night in your hotel in Bérchules you can
enjoy a beautiful walk which brings you straight the far side of the valley from the hotel
and then you can follow a beautiful circuit via Cerro Gordo and along the gorge back
down to Bérchules.
6 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in our partner
hotels and guesthouses (normally with en-suite facilities) on a half-board
and basis (dinner and breakfast included).
Lunches are not included, and packed
lunches can be bought in most of the villages or ordered directly
from your accommodation.
Luggage transfers between hotels, route description
Transfers to you first and from your last accommodation are not included.
Please contact us for separate pricing of transfers
to/from airports or locations.
For more information on Andalucia visit the official
Andalucia Tourism website at www.andalucia.org.
Flight schedules and information on Granada
Flight schedules and information on Almeria
For information on trains to the area, visit the Renfe
/ Ave Rail site.
The price for The Sierra Nevada (Western Alpujarras) self-guided
tour is £425 Sterling (approx $705 US Dollars or €475
Euro) per person sharing.
- 6 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in our
approved partner hotels and guesthouses (normally with en-suite
- Meals consist of a breakfast each day,
and a two/three course meal each evening. Drinks are
- Luggage transfer between hotels, detailed daily
route notes, and map(s).
- Airport or railway station transfers to/from Granada
and Almeria are NOT included. Please contact us if you wish to arrange transfers to/from these or other
airports or locations.
Single supplement -
Single occupancy (if accompanying a party) at £70
Lone traveller supplement - Travelling
alone (not with a party) at £110. Note
that this is in place of the single supplement (not in addition
You can start your self-guided tour on any day that
you wish throughout the season. Please complete a booking
form, or contact us to arrange.