Hiking in Hidden Andalucia

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Self-guided
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
  • Starts Granada, Spain
  • Ends Granada , Spain
  • Discovering the Mountains & Valleys of the Alpujarras
  • Walking the Beautiful Southern Fringes of the Sierra Nevada
  • Follow the Ancient Byways of Rural Spain
  • Whitewashed Villages and Moorish Heritage
Starting and ending in Granada, the Hiking In Hidden Andalucia trip is a self-guided walking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Trevélez, Mairena and Granada in Spain. Hiking In Hidden Andalucia is a trip which includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

Discover the mountains and valleys of the Alpujarras on foot and walk in the Sierra Nevada. On this tour we concentrate on the more remote and unspoilt sector of the Alpujarras east of Trevelez. We believe the character and charm of villages such as Berchules, Yegen and Mairena compare favourably with more accessible, and consequently more visited, places such as Pampaneira, Capileira and Orgiva. The countryside is still typical of the Alpujarras: compact villages of flat-roofed, whitewashed houses perch on terraces or cling to the steep southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, commanding extensive views across to the Sierra de Gador and the Mediterranean Costas beyond; each village is fed by and depends on Acequias, long channels constructed long ago by the Moors to bring clean fresh water from springs far away up in the mountains. The acequias are (for the most part) still carefully maintained by the village authorities. Above the acequias the landscape is parched and brown in summer (except where there are patches of oak or pine woodland); below the acequias the irrigated terraces are intensively cultivated and dotted with vast and spreading chestnut trees. As you walk the Camino Real (Royal Trail) linking the villages of the eastern Alpujarras you may be able in season to pick nuts, figs or mulberries from wayside trees. Another fruit crop widely cultivated in this area are autumn raspberries. There are opportunities to walk up peaks of the Sierra Nevada massif such as Penabon and Morron (2756). This leisurely self-guided walking tour makes use of 3 centres, so you don't move on each day; but when you do your luggage is transported so you walk light.
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 12 2017
“Lovely walk, enjoyed the variety of including the ferry rides on the lakes. Enjoyed the scenery, the food and beer excellent.”
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4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 15 2017
“The route notes were among the best I have used with only a few small points. There is an awful lot of straight forest paths which I happily accepted as the price to pay to get a good walking itinerary visiting so many chateaux. The meals included were excellent and the tour correctly graded.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • On Aug 02 2017
“Just wanted to let you know the trip was awesome. Pete found the maps excellent, very detailed and the extra route choices and information very helpful. All of our accommodation was amazing, the food they provided was fantastic and they went out of their way to help. The length (we had two rest days ie 20 in all) was perfect for us, and made many 'faster' folk jealous. Everything went like clockwork, thanks again for your help.”
  • Day 1 : Arrive Mairena
  • Day 2 : Mairena to Yegen 12 km/7.5 miles, 3.5 - 4 h
  • Day 3 : Yegen to Berchules, 13 km /8 miles, 4.5 h (1350m)
  • Day 4 : Circular walk, 2.5-3 h
  • Day 5 : Berchules to Trevelez 13.5 km/8.3 miles, 4.5 - 5 h (1550m)
  • Day 6 : Day walks, return to Mairena
  • Day 7 : Walking Options around Mairena
  • Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
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  • 7 nights accommodation in hotels and pensions on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 picnic lunches, 4 dinners
  • Transfer between Mairena and Granada or Almeria
  • Luggage transfer
  • Information pack including route notes & maps
  • Emergency hotline
  • 3 dinners, lunches (unless specified) & beverages
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Hiking in Hidden Andalucia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


A deposit of 325 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 26 April 2020 full payment is required.

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Hiking in Hidden Andalucia 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.


For this Hiking in Hidden Andalucia 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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