Walking Holidays in Andalucia, Walking Holidays Sierra Nevada The walking in this area of Andalucia is renowned throughout the world. From a gentle stroll in the orange and lemon groves to a strenous climb up mountain goat trails and down rocky gorges to the valleys below. The ever changing scenery is a joy to behold and the abundant wild flowers and birds will amaze you.
If you do not wish to hire a car then we can arrange airport pickup for you. From Granada airport the cost is 40 euro’s each way and from Malaga or Almeria the cost is 80 euro’s. If you require this service please let us know as soon as possible
We can supply packed lunches or you can plan your walk to include a visit or two to the many tapas bars along the route. Here you will find good food and drinks at very reasonable prices.
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Walk 1. An introduction to our village. A round trip of about 3 km to help you see what the area has to offer
Walk 2. Albunuelas and La Lomo. An 8 km walk upto Fernan Nunez and then down to the gorge of the Rio Santo. About 3 hours
Walk 4. Over Cabezuelas and back along the Rio Santo. About 3.5 hours
Walk 5. Sea views from Sierra de los Guajares. 14 km. About 5 hours.
Walk 6. Circuit of Cerro Pintado. Out along the GR7 and back by the Barranco de la Cruz Chiquita. 18 km About 6 hours
Walk 7. A circuit of the Rio Santo Gorge via the GR7. 6 km About 3 hours
.Walk 9 Boabdil’s Castle and Queen Moraima’s last resting place. Only 5km but with a steep climb up to the ruins. About 2.5 hours
Walk 10. Crucero de Pinosand Zapato. A 5 km circuit with a very steep climb. About 2.5 hours.
Walk 12. Conchar and the Atalayas. 5 km about 2 hours
For the more adventurous we can arrange a local specialised guide. His vast local knowledge will enable you to visit parts of the valley or Alpujarras not normally available.
Good walking boots and many layers of thin clothing are advisable.
For the really adventurous the GR7 mule trail goes through the village. This trail is many hundreds of years old and starts at Istanbul and finishes at Algiers.
Walking in Andalucia
Andalucía is officially recognised as being an autonomous community in the south of Spain and is the second largest of the country`s seventeen autonomous communities. There have been settlements in Andalucía for thousands of years – the very name “Andalucía” having a distinctly Arabic origin – and this is an area of Spain that is particularly rich in culture and history.
In fact many of the things that are commonly considered to be typically Spanish come from the Andalucían region, including Flamenco dancing, bull fighting and Moorish architecture.
Located on the southern coast of Spain Andalucía is home to a large portion of coast line that borders both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea. Yet whilst many naturally think of golden sandy beaches and the cool turquoise sea when they think Andalucía, the region actually has a wide variety of natural wonders to offer besides the albeit beautiful beaches. Due to the fact that it is situated in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, Andalucía has a beautiful and very varied landscape, the jewel in the crown of which is the Sierra Nevada National Park.
Many visitors to Andalucía agree that the best way to enjoy the natural beauty of this region is on foot, which is why so many people travel to Andalucía for walking holidays. Those who decide to explore Andalucía by foot in the spring or summer months will undoubtedly see a fabulous variety of vegetation and wildlife, as well as unbelievable views of the lush Andalucían landscape.
As well as oak, olive, lemon, orange, fig and almond trees, you are also likely to see vultures, eagles, kites, wild boar, sheep, cattle, goats and mongoose, as well as herons, storks, turtles and kingfishers along the riversides.
Many people like to hire a guide or take part in a guided walk, as this is the best way to ensure that you will not accidentally land up in a field of rather confused bulls!
All visitors to the area should visit the Sierra Nevada, the region`s most beautiful national park which has many beautiful walks throughout.
The Andalucían countryside is not just for exploring in the sunny weather, however, as the Sierra Nevada in particular is great for winter walking holidays. If you are willing to wrap up warm then there is nothing better than walking through the Andalucían countryside and seeing all the beautiful shades or red, gold and orange as the leaves change colour in the autumn months.
Then as autumn turns to winter there is snowfall in the Andalucían mountains and in fact the Sierra Nevada receives so much regular snow fall throughout the winter that it actually becomes one of Europe`s best loved and most beautiful skiing resort.