The foothills of the Sierra Nevada provide the perfect setting in which to experience the famous GR7 trail. Winding across open moorlands, through woods of pine, oak and chestnut, around deep valleys and through distinctive mountain villages, this walking tour ventures deeps into the heart of AndalucÃƒÂa. Feast upon Spanish culture and cuisine, admire breathtaking mountainscapes and listen to the bubbling of snow-fed mountain streams. And as you discover the natural splendour of this timeliness region, be gifted with a genuine, friendly Alpujarran welcome.
Day 1 Granada/Lanjaron
Arrive in Lanjaron, on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Perhaps take a stroll through Parque el Salado, visit the famous spa or sip a glass of Barbadillo and enjoy the mountainscape.
Day 2 Orgiva
Set off along the Gran Recorrido (long journey), which winds through provincial Andalucia. Stroll through rustic villages and enjoy the history of this ancient trade route.
Days 3-4 Capileira
Hug the inside of deep valleys, before rising steadily towards Pampaneira. Admire wildflowers on the ascent to Capileira and enjoy a stay at a hotel overlooking the sprawling valley and village below. Why not take an optional hike to Poqueira Gorge or perhaps simply explore the fascinating old village of Capileira. Discover artisan craft workshops or the interesting museum, or just relax by the hotel pool.
Day 5 Pitres
After a short burst of morning walking, opt for a circuit walk or a siesta. Later in the day, head out through pine woods to Capilerilla, where rural Andalucia is at its most authentic, before staying overnight in a charismatic Pitres hotel.
Day 6 Trevelez
Traverse a long stretch of the trail through an ever-changing landscape of woods, moorlands and mountains, with the Rio Trevelez flowing cheerfully alongside. Reach Trevelez and stay overnight.
Day 7 Cadiar
Hike across open countryside and gain insight into rural life. Arrive at Alqueria de Morayma estate, near the village of Cadiar. With their own vineyard on site, be sure to toast the end of this wonderful Spanish adventure with a glass of their finest vino.
Day 8 Cadiar/Granada
Bid farewell to Sierra Nevada and return to Granada.