High In The Alpujarras

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Run by: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Reference number: 14040

From: £1075.00

Guided Walking Holidays - High in the Alpujarras We have been exploring the valleys and mountains of the Alpujarras since 1990 were pretty sure even the locals dont know the trails like we do! Our leaders return again and again to this still hidden and little known area of Andalucia. With the many trails on offer, we are able to run this holiday at two grades for 2019, allowing more opportunity to enjoy this region. Capileira, where we stay, is already at 1300m, a pueblo blanco perched above the Poqueira Gorge. Behind lies Mulhacen, at 3479m the Iberian Peninsulas highest mountain, which owes its name to the days when these valleys were cultivated by the Moors. Weather permitting we will stand on top of it, surveying the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, and looking south to the Mediterranean. Another hike, starting at the hotel, follows the pathways between six local villages, where red peppers and onions dry in the sun against white-washed walls and life moves very slowly. The circular Route of the€equias takes us deep into the wild and remote valley beneath Mulhacen following ancient irrigation channels. From Trevlez, at 1700m the highest village in Spain, we follow the ridge between Pea Bon and the Pico de Fuentefria along the GR 240, the long distance footpath which takes its name Sulayr from the name the Moors gave the Sierra Nevada the Mountains of the Sun. Capileira is a charming small village, with it cobbled alleyways, craft shops and restaurants serving typical Alpujarran food. Aqui se come muy bien!, as the locals say.


Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
22/12/2018 29/12/2018 See our website ££1095.00
19/05/2019 26/05/2019 See our website ££1125.00
09/06/2019 16/06/2019 See our website ££1075.00
06/10/2019 13/10/2019 See our website ££1075.00
20/12/2019 27/12/2019 See our website ££1095.00
27/12/2019 03/01/2020 See our website ££1135.00

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