GR-7 Busquístar – Capileira

11.5 km   3h 30min   612m   Medium   Easy   Medium    

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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.

GR-7 Juviles – Trevélez

9.5 km   3 hours   556 m   Medium   Easy   Easy    

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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.

GR-7 Trevélez – Busquístar

13 km   4 hours   512 m   Medium   Medium   Medium    

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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.

Güéjar Sierra – Cerro el Calar

11 km   4 hours   763m   Medium   Medium   Medium    

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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.

Lavaderos de la Reina

17 km   6 hours   640 m   Medium   Medium   Medium    

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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.

Llano de la Perdiz Loop

8 km   2 hours   225m   Easy   Easy   Easy    

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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.

Melegís – Murchas

5 km   1h 30min   160m   Easy   Easy   Easy    

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The GR-7 long-distance walking trail links the attractive Lecrín Valley villages of Melegís and Murchas. This walk takes you up from Melegís to Murchas on the GR-7, before returning by a differrent route to make an easy and pleasant circuit. Suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness.

Picacho Alto

13 km   4 h 15 min   900 m   Hard   Hard   Medium    

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This walk takes you to the top of Picacho Alto (1,776 m) in the Alayos de Dilar, which are a row of jagged mountains made of limestone and dolomite. Although the Alayos are not particularly high, the scenery is amazing and the area feels quite remote. Some sections of the walk are very steep, but you get magnificent views of the city of Granada, the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the surrounding peaks of the Alayos. The final part of the walk takes you down a spectacular ravine.

Pico de Lopera

5.3 km   1 hour   300 m   Medium   Easy   Easy    

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Get stunning views of the Sierras de Alhama, Tejeda y Almijara Natural Park, as well as of the more distant Sierra Nevada on this easily manageable well-marked trail. Particularly beautiful in winter and spring, when the surrounding peaks are capped in snow.