3-day Alpujarra highlights

Experience the best of the Alpujarra during our three-day hiking trip. Sheltered by the high mountains and facing the sea, for hundreds of years the people here have exploited the unique micro-climate to develop their own agricultural and culinary traditions. We’ll take ancient rights of way between picturesque villages, passing through river valleys, cultivated orchards and terraces, with wide views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

Season: all year

Level: medium

Day 1

Transfer from Granada to the Alpujarra by minibus

Circular route on both sides of the spectacular Poqueira Gorge, with its three scenic white villages perched on the hillside below Mulhacén, the highest mountain in mainland Spain.

Distance: 10 km

Transfer to accommodation by minibus

Day 2

Transfer to the trailhead by minibus

Hike the Ruta Medieval (Medieval Route) from Busquístar to Juviles. The route takes us down into the Trevévelez river valley before a steep zig-zag climb back up, and continues through isolated farms and orchards with views across to the Contraviesa mountains.

Distance: 13.5 km

Transfer to accommodation by public bus and minibus

Day 3

Transfer to the trailhead by minibus

Today’s route takes us through a remarkable series of picturesque villages and hamlets – Mecina, Mecinilla, Fondales, Ferreirola, Busquistar and Atalbeitar.

Distance: 9 km

Transfer back to Granada by minibus

  • qualified mountain guide for 3 days
  • civil liability and accident insurance
  • accommodation and meals: 2 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast
  • return transport from Granada and between the accommodation and hikes

Prices depend on season and the number of people in your party. Please contact us for more information.

Tailored itineraries

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