This section of the GR-7 long-distance walking path takes you between the picturesque villages of Juviles and Trevélez. The climb up from Juviles is fairly long and steep, but the views of the high mountains get better and better. From the highest point you descend gently through a forest, which opens up into idyllic pastureland shortly before you reach Trevélez. If you have to wait for the bus, you can enjoy a cold drink and sample some of the famous ham in one of Trevélez’s many bars and restaurants.
Level The route uses good paths, and is mainly well-signposted, although there are some places where you’ll need to check the walk directions. It involves a long, steady uphill climb.
When to go Possible all year round, but check conditions locally in the winter, as there can be snow at these altitudes. In summer it is best to start early in the morning to avoid the worst of the heat.
Water Water is only available at the villages at the start and end of the route.
Location: Alpujarras, Juviles The walk starts from the village of Juviles in the Alpujarras.
By Car: From Granada, take the E-902/A-44 towards Motril. Take exit 164 and take the A-348 towards Lanjarón. Carry on past Lanjarón and after about a further 8km turn left onto the A-4132, marked towards Trevélez (the turning is just after you enter Órgiva). Follow this road until you get to Juviles.
By bus: Juviles and Trevélez are served by Alsa services from Granada bus station (2 per day). You can use the same buses to return to your starting point at the end of the walk. As the buses are infrequent, you need to plan your walk carefully in advance. Click here for more details.