Ruta Medieval: Pórtugos – Busquístar

7.5 km   2.5 hours   357 m   Medium   Easy   Medium    

This relatively short circuit takes you through two tiny, beautiful villages that time appears to have forgotten. The paths mainly wind their way through a patchwork of agricultural fields, but there is also a section of scrubland where you have great views of the steep gorge created by the River Trevélez.

Level This is a relatively easy route on good footpaths and a few sections of road, but it does involve a bit of climbing.

When to go Possible all year round. In spring and early summer there are lovely wild flowers everywhere along the route.

Water Water is available from fountains in the villages along the route. You’ll also pass two fountains with naturally sparkling spring water.

Location: Alpujarras, Pórtugos The walk starts from the village of Pórtugos 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 Pórtugos.

By bus: Pórtugos is served by Alsa services from Granada bus station (2 per day). Click here for more details.

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