Lecrín Valley

Restabal, Lecrin ValleyThe Lecrín valley is a beautiful area with quaint white-washed villages, citrus groves, a large reservoir and views up to the Sierra Nevada. It offers a range of easy-medium walks between the villages.



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Accommodation options in the area mainly consist of small guesthouses and self-catering. Within easy reach, there are larger hotels in Lanjarón to the east, as well as Hacienda Señorio de Nevada to the north.

List of Hikes: Lecrín Valley

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Albuñuelas – Cruz Chiquita

The village of Albuñuelas lies tucked away in the furthest corner of the Lecrín valley, so not many people find their way here. This walk takes in sections of the GR-7 long-distance walking trail to create a loop that starts and ends in the village. As you head up into the hills you soon get great views of the Lecrín valley and the Sierra Nevada, which you continue to enjoy for much of the walk.
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17 km   4h 45 min   645 m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Albuñuelas – Río Saleres

A short walk that goes out along the GR-7 long-distance walking trail before returning on the other side of the Saleres river. Lovely views of the villages in the Lecrín valley, as well as to El Caballo in the Sierra Nevada. Continue reading

6 km   1 h 45 min   258 m   Easy         Downloads:     
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Cónchar – Atalaya del Marchal

A very pleasant walk starting and finishing in the village of Cónchar. From the Atalaya del Marchal you have fantastic 360 degree views of the Lecrin Valley and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Continue reading

10km   3 hours   580m   Easy         Downloads:     
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Cónchar Loop

This walk takes you down into the lush Dúrcal valley and up to the Atalaya de Cónchar watchtower. The landscape and vegetation are very varied: vineyards, fruit orchards, olive groves, cacti, scrubland and the village of Cónchar. From the watchtower you have great views of the Lecrin Valley and the Sierra Nevada mountains. Continue reading

12km   4 hours   550m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Melegís – Reservoir

A very pleasant stroll through the orange groves of the Lecrín Valley, this circuit starts in the pretty, white village of Melegís, and also takes in the Béznar reservoir. Continue reading

3.75km   1h 15min   93m   Easy         Downloads:     
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Melegís – Murchas

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. Continue reading

5 km   1h 30min   160m   Easy         Downloads:     
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Restábal – Pinos del Valle

A pleasant walk between two white villages, with sweeping views across the Lecrín Valley, the Béznar reservoir and beyond to the Sierra Nevada. Stop for a drink and a snack at a cafe-bar in Pinos del Valle before heading back to Restábal or, if you have the energy, extend the trip by hiking down to a picnic area just above the reservoir. Continue reading

12 km   3 hours   430m   Medium         Downloads:     
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Restábal to Cónchar

This walk takes you between two pretty white villages in the Lecrín valley: Restábal, perched above the Béznar reservoir, and Cónchar, hidden away in a small valley. You follow one ridge out, and a different one back, so you have lovely views of the surrounding valley and up to the snow-capped mountains of the western Sierra Nevada. Continue reading

14km   4 hours   694m   Medium         Downloads:     
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