Short Break Walking Tours or Full Week Walking Holidays
Walking Tours in Las Alpujarras
Spanish Highs Alpujarra walking holidays centre around the Alpujarran white villages, exploring the local waterways and river valleys, include GR7 path routes and lap up the spectacular surroundings from it's gorges and refuges.
The area of Las Alpujarras offers walking for everyone, you can get from the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada to the Costa Tropical Coast in under an hour! The varied and contrasting views, it's prolific heritage combined with the friendliness of the local Alpujarran people make this the ideal location for many of the walks we offer. Guides are selected and locally hand picked to offer you the most from their local knowledge.
Here you can forget about everything and leave the rat race far behind you. Enjoy quiet, remote walking along with the areas most spectacular scenery! Our walks & hikes link many of the famous white villages with easy to moderate day tours.
White villages, hillsides, forests, gorges, fabulous views and a great atmosphere! Always interesting, appealing & varied! Many of the white villages have public drinking fountains where you can enjoy fill your water bottles with ice-cold mineral water. Our unique walking holidays, be for yourself as a solo traveller or for groups, allow you the flexibility to choose your preferred dates. We have grades ranging from easy & leisurely to tough & challenging, choose your days as you like.
Walking the Sierra Nevada & Granada
The Sierra Nevada and the Granada region are well known to the local Spanish. The Cumbres Verde where access is easy and the unspoilt area offers some quiet walking. Green valleys contrast with the arid badlands that fight for possession of the land which as you can imagine, gives for some great views. We offer a range of walks in this area.
Other interesting spots include the historical "Vereda de Estrella" path offering breathtaking views over the north faces of the Sierra Nevada giants Alcazaba (3350m) and Mulhacen (3482m). Best months are May, June, September, October and November. Escape the heat between June and Oct and walk to the higher mountain lakes around the Rio Lanjaron valley.
Set in Granada province, the Sierra de Huetor mountains are relatively unknown. The hills and forests here offer the keen explorer a great insight into the days when there were few paths into the mountainous areas.
Finally we have the Lecrin valley which is clustered by beautiful villages south of Granada. It borders West to the mighty Sierra Nevada and to the south you have the Sierra de Almijara. The area offers great variety of walking and hiking, known only to a small band of local enthusiasts. Our series of day walks by hand picked local guides aim to cover the best linear and circular routes this valley has to offer.
Walking the Badlands of the Tabernas Desert
The desert area of Tabernas in the province of Almeria offers some unique and terrific year round walking opportunities and has scenery normally found in North Africa. We offer both long multi-day traverses, staying overnight in tents or take a simple day walk.
We have been offering walking tours in these desert regions for many years. They never disappoint and provide excitement & interest. Enthusiasm never wanes for this spectacular walking terrain. We have tours organised to take advantage of the best original locations where "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" and "A Fistful of Dollars" was filmed. We run these walks throughout the year except the months of July and August where it becomes unbearably hot!
Guided Tours with Author Chris Stewart
Guided walking tours with "Walking Over Lemons" Author, Chris Stewart. These week long walking tours based at Casa Ana in Ferreirola and are run by Chris Stewart, author/writer of the famous travel book "Driving Over Lemons", "A Parrot in the Pepper Tree" and "The Almond Blossom".
The holiday is a set week (please check the dates offered) and based at Casa Ana, a real gem of a guest house in Ferreirola, offering magnificent views of the Trevelez river gorge. The house recently featured in the Times top 50 places for a holiday in Spain! The week also includes a walk from Casa Ana to Chris’s farm "El Valero" and lunch prepared by Chris and his wife Anna (featured in Rick Stein’s Spain on BBC2)!
These weeks are very popular so please reserve your place early to avoid disappointment
23 – 30 April 2016
21 – 28 May 2016
17 – 24 September 2016
15 – 22 October 2016