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Granada and the Alpujarras

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5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20422
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Granada, Spain
  • Ends Granada, Spain
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Exploring Moorish villages with steep, narrow lanes which cling to the mountainside
  • Walking in beautiful surroundings at high elevations with sweeping views
  • Discovering the fascinating remains of times gone by, including ancient acequias and Moorish threshing circles
  • Being surrounded by diverse Mediterranean vegetation with the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada as a backdrop
The "Granada And The Alpujarras" trip starts from and ends in Granada. It is a walking trip that takes 8 days taking you through Capileira, Granada, Berchules and 3 other destinations in Spain. "Granada And The Alpujarras" is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

An exhilarating walk in the Alpujarras, through Moorish villages and stunning mountain landscapes. From the intriguing city of Granada to the lofty heights of the Alpujarras, the focus is firmly on culture and mountain landscapes. Small and surprisingly cosmopolitan, Granada offers a bizarre mixture of ancient history and modern living. There will be time to visit the Alhambra, the spectacular Moorish monument which is a must-see. After two nights in the city, you will move up into the mountains, to the Alpujarras. This beautiful area still reflects its Moorish origins, recalling times when groups of Moors inhabited these hills resisting the Christian Reconquest. In this fascinating historical context, the Alpujarras' high elevation makes for an ideal alpine experience with the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada, as a backdrop. All sorts of crops thrive in the Mediterranean climate: olive orchards, orange and lemon groves, almonds, figs and grapes. Amidst this abundance you will enjoy dramatic views from the enchanting white-washed villages as you walk among terraced fields and along the irrigation channels which survive from the Moorish era.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Granada
  • Day 2 : In Granada, free time to explore the Alhambra
  • Day 3 : Local bus to Capileira then circular walk through the Río Poqueira Valley (3 or 5.5hrs)
  • Day 4 : Walk through Taha de Pitres villages and forests to Mencina-Fondales (3hrs)
  • Day 5 : Ascend to the highest village in the Alpujarras, Trevélez (7hrs)
  • Day 6 : Choice of walks from Trevélez including a short walk along the Camino de Granada (3.5-8hrs)
  • Day 7 : Ascend El Portichuelo and continue to Bérchules (5.5hrs)
  • Day 8 : Optional walk through the Río Grande valley (3hrs), return to Granada by local bus
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights accommodation in 2-3 star hotels and charming guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Others
  • Luggage transfers on days 4, 5 and 7 (you will need to take your luggage with you on the bus from Granada to Capileira on day 3, and from Berchules to Granada on day 8)
  • Information pack including smartphone app with maps and route book per room booked, GPS Tracks available on request
  • Emergency hotline
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunches daily, dinners not noted as included, and drinks
  • Travel to and from Granada, and local transport including from Granada to Capileira and from Berchules to Granada
  • Transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 05 2018
5 - Excellent
Excellent
This walk takes you to places and towns you wouldnt get to. The hotels were all good, the walks challenging but very satisfying with every day being different. We loved this part of Spain as it is off the beaten track, often we... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 28 2018
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Granada and the Alpujarras was a brilliant experience and a wonderful introduction to the Sierra Nevada region and the Moorish history of Spain. The scenery was spectacular from the white-washed villages to the incredible... Read more
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Granada and the Alpujarras tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 08 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 December 2022, a deposit of 268 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Granada and the Alpujarras tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Granada and the Alpujarras tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
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