A very pleasant walk starting and finishing in the village of Cónchar. From the Atalaya del Marchal you have fantastic 360 degree views of the Lecrin Valley and the Sierra Nevada mountains. The route takes you through a mix of almost untouched countryside and small farms growing grapes, almonds and olives.
Level The walk is relatively straighforward, using good paths and roads. It does include quite a steep climb.
When to go This is a beautiful walk on a clear winter’s day, particularly when the almond blossom is out. In spring there are beautiful flowers, including lots of poppies, and it’s also a good option in autumn. The heat of the summer is best avoided due to a lack of shade.
Water Fountain with drinking water in Cónchar but no water on the route.
Location: Lecrín Valley
The walk loops around Cónchar in the northern part of the Lecrín valley.
By car: From Granada take the E-902/A-44 towards Motríl. Come off at junction 153, marked Cónchar / Dúrcal / Albuñuelas. At the roundabout turn right towards Cónchar. After 1.5 km, turn left towards Cónchar.
Just before you enter the village of Conchar, the road turns sharply to the left and crosses a small bridge. Immediately after the bridge, there is a small road up to the right, signposted to Camino de los Pinos. Take this road, and follow it for a few hundred metres until you reach the board marking the start of the walk.
By bus: The route is not easily accessible by bus.