Granada and the Alpujarras

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4.6 Based on 8 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.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Granada, Spain
  • Ends Granada, Spain
  • +5
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
Start and end in Granada, the "Granada And The Alpujarras" trip is a self-guided walking tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Trevélez, Berchules, Alpujarras and 3 other destinations in Spain. "Granada And The Alpujarras" is a private trip which 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.
  • 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
  • 7 nights accommodation in 2-3 star hotels and charming guesthouses on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Digital information pack including smartphone app with maps and routebook, GPS Tracks
  • Luggage transfers on days 4, 5 and 7, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess (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)
  • Emergency hotline
  • Travel to and from Granada
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Guide – this is a self-guided walking holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees not listed as included
  • Local transport including from Granada to Capileira and from Berchules to Granada
  • Transfers by taxi or public transport if you need to skip a stage
  • Excess Luggage
  • Hotel taxes if applicable – payable directly to the hotel
  • Items of a personal nature
4.6 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 13 2024
5 - Excellent
This trip has been thoughtfully developed around range of walks and location, making for an interesting experience of these wonderful mountain villages. The route information was very clear, with different options identified for... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 24 2023
4 - Very Good
Very Good
The Alpujarras Mountains hikes are very challenging with steep up and downs, sometimes gravel or rock trails that can be narrow. It was extremely hot when we were there in October, over 90 degrees F so that was hard too. The... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 17 2023
5 - Excellent
A fantastic walk through beautiful countryside and lovely villages. The accommodation and food was great. There were a few challenging days but that added to the enjoyment.
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 17 2023
5 - Excellent
Very interesting Moorish history.
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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.


For any tour departures within 09 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 09 August 2024, a deposit of 190 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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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.
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