Albuñuelas – Río Saleres

6 km   1 h 45 min   258 m   Easy   Easy   Easy    

A short walk that goes out along the GR-7 long-distance walking trail before returning on the other side of the Saleres river. Lovely views of the villages in the Lecrín valley, as well as to El Caballo in the Sierra Nevada.

Albuñuelas, Lecrín Valley
Río Saleres, near Albuñuelas, Lecrín Valley

Level A pleasant short walk along the Saleres river gorge, suitable for most people. The going is generally very easy, as the walk mainly follows dirt roads, and navigation is also fairly straightforward as in large part it follows the marked GR-7 walking route.

When to go All year round.

Water None on the route, but you can stock up at drinking fountains in the village before you start.

Location: Lecrín Valley The walk starts from Albuñuelas at the far end of the Lecrín Valley.

By car: From Granada take the  E-902/A-44 towards Motríl. Come off at junction 160, marked Lecrín El Valle. Pass the turning for Mondújar, keeping right on the main road. Turn left at the roundabout. After a few hundred metres, you will see a small BP garage on the left – turn right about 100m past this, following signs to Restábal, Melegís and Albuñuelas.

At Restábal (about 4.5km ) turn right, following the sign to Saleres and Albuñuelas. When you get to Saleres turn right up the hill (signed Albuñuelas). In Albuñuelas drive through into the centre of the village and park in Plaza de Gracia or continue on Calle de la Estación and park near the town hall.

By bus: Take the Alsa bus service from Granada bus station. Click here for more info and links to current timetables

View from above Albuñuelas, Lecrín Valley

Download PDF information sheet with a detailed map, altitude profile and step-by-step description of the walk to print and take with you.

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