List of Hikes: Length of Hike

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Dílar – Ermita Vieja (Version B)

A pleasant walk through pine forests suitable for all seasons. From Cerro de Montellano there are fantastic views of the Sierra Nevada, including Cerro del Caballo (3011m). Also takes in two attractive chapels: Ermita Nueva (the new chapel) and Ermita Vieja (the old). Continue reading

15 km   4 hours   650m   Medium         Downloads:     
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GR-7 Busquístar – Capileira

This section of the GR-7 long-distance walking path goes through the heart of the Alpujarras. Make your way through the orchards, terraces and open countryside between the picturesque white villages of Busquístar, Pórtugios, Atalbéitar, Pitres, Capilerilla and Capileira. There are plenty of places along the way to stop for a drink or a snack. As you near Capileira you get some spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada.
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11.5 km   3h 30min   612m   Medium         Downloads:     
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GR-7 Juviles – Trevélez

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. Continue reading

9.5 km   3 hours   556 m   Medium         Downloads:     
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GR-7 Trevélez – Busquístar

This is one of the most attractive legs of the GR-7 long-distance walking trail, and it is a great place to start exploring the beautiful countryside of the Alpujarras. The walk starts in Trevélez, then takes you to a picturesque waterfall, through a forest of holm oaks and past various crumbling farmhouses, before descending to the pretty village of Busquístar. In spring the gorse and broom come into bloom, producing a sea of bright yellow flowers. Continue reading

13 km   4 hours   512 m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Güéjar Sierra – Cerro el Calar

It’s a steep walk up from Güéjar Sierra to the civil war trenches on the ridge just below Cerro el Calar, but you are rewarded for your efforts with wonderful views of all of the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada, from Picón de Jerez in the east, to Cerro del Caballo in the west. The route continues up over Cerro el Calar itself before heading back down to Güéjar past lush meadows and some interesting rock formations. Continue reading

11 km   4 hours   763m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Hoya de la Mora – Veleta

On a clear day, the peak of Veleta offers 360° views of the surrounding mountains of the Sierra Nevada, the Mediterranean and even Africa. In summer and early autumn the ascent is remarkably straightforward for being such a high mountain, and the fresh mountain air at the summit is a welcome relief from the heat at lower altitudes. Continue reading

9 km   2 h 15 min   373 m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Laguna de las Yeguas

This walk starts at an altitude of over 3,000 metres, making use of the ski lifts that are open in summer. As a result, you get a taste of the high mountains without having to walk up thousands of metres! There are great views down to the city of Granada and the surrounding mountains. The walk takes you to some beautiful mountain tarns and meadows where the water bubbles up from the ground, before heading back down through the ski station. Continue reading

6 km   1 h 45 min   81 m   Easy         Downloads:     
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Las Chorreras

This walk starts from Borreguiles, at the top of the cable car. The first part of the walk isn’t particularly attractive, as it goes through part of the ski resort. After that, however, the countryside becomes much prettier, and there are some great views. The last part of the walk takes you down into the Dilar valley. Here there are lots of small streams and some lush meadows that are perfect for a picnic. Continue reading

7.5 km   2h 30 min   306 m   Easy         Downloads:     
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Lavaderos de la Reina

Lavaderos de la Reina means “the Queen’s washing place”. It is an area of lush meadows fed by mountain springs. By far the best time to visit is in late spring or early summer, when the melting snow feeds the gushing streams. The first part of the route also gives some great views of the Sierra Nevada. Continue reading

17 km   6 hours   640 m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Llano de la Perdiz Loop

This walk explores the Llano de la Perdiz, an area of parkland above the Alhambra in Granada popular with locals for walking, cycling and Sunday picnics. You very soon leave the city behind, replacing it with views across to the Sierra Nevada to the south-east and the Sierra de Huétor to the north. The return part of the circuit offers views down into the Sacramonte valley and the Albaicín quarter of Granada.
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8 km   2 hours   225m   Easy         Downloads:     
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