1-day Poqueira Gorge

Hike through the spectacular Poqueira gorge in the Alpujarra, with its three scenic white villages perched on the hillside below Mulhacén, the highest mountain in mainland Spain.

Facing south towards the Mediterranean Sea and fed by high mountain streams, the landscape here enjoys a unique micro-climate all year round, which has been exploited to bring life to this area for hundreds of years.

We’ll take centuries-old paths between the villages, passing through cultivated orchards and terraces, shaded by natural vegetation including oaks, holm oaks and gall oaks. In the villages of Capileira, Bubión and Pampaneira we’ll see many examples of traditional Moorish architecture.

We offer two versions of this walk, depending on group requirements and preferences:

  • Option 1: 5 km one-way walk from Capileira to Bubión to Pampaneira, with time to explore the villages
  • Option 2: 10 km circular route exploring both sides of the river Poqueira, but with less time in the villages

Season: all year

Duration: 1 day (approx. 9am – 5pm)

Level: medium

  • qualified mountain guide
  • civil liability and accident insurance
  • return transport from Granada
Number of people*Price per person
1**65 €
265 €
3-655 €

* The price per person depends on the number of people in your party booking together, not the total size of the final group (which may include other bookings). The total group size will never be more than 14. For bookings of more than 6 people, ask for a personalised quote.

** The minimum number of people for this activity is 2. Bookings for 1 person: tell us the date(s) you’re interested in so we can add you to an existing group or put you on a waiting list if there is no group on that date. We will write back to let you know what options are available.

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If you’re not sure if this route is right for you, or if you’re interested in doing one of the routes in our self-guided section with a guide, don’t worry! We can tailor a guided excursion of one or more days to your needs and interests. Just fill in the form below with as much detail as possible to get a quote.

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