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Alpujarras & Granada short break
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4 days
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Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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ESSW315
Walking
price from € 355
Alpujarras & Granada short break

Alpujarras & Granada short break

Year-round walking in Andalucía

  • The lasting Moorish legacy of both the Alpujarras and the famous Alhambra of Granada
  • Excellent local specialities - ham cured in the Sierra and tasty tapas
  • Accommodation at a family-run village hotel and centrally-located city hotel
  • Convenient taxi transfers to make the most of your time
  • A journey of multiple sensations experienced in just a few days
  • Beautiful mountains at the perfect elevation for year-round walking
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Route

Start: Granada            Finish: Granada

Day 1: Arrival in the Alpujarras
Day 2: Circular walk from Capileira
Day 3: From Capileira to Granada
Day 4: Departure from Granada

Day 1:    Arrival in the Alpujarras

Today you travel to Granada and meet your driver for the transfer to Capileira, chief village of the region, situated at an elevation of 1436m. Its lovely monuments, tiny squares and narrow lanes recall the village's history as a former Moorish settlement. Settle in at your small mountain hotel and begin to take in the atmosphere.

Day 2:    Circular walk from Capileira

Route through the Río Poqueira Valley, from Capileira via Bubion to Pampaneira. You walk among fields, passing ancient threshing circles, with some steep ascents and descents. Enjoying marvellous views all the while.

Challenge: 5 hours; 9 km; 560m ascent/descent

Day 3:    From Capileira to Granada

Transfer back to Granada this morning, where you'll have a chance to stroll round the city or visit the stunning Alhambra – ancient Moorish fortress which itself merits a visit to Spain. Accommodation this evening at a perfectly-situated hotel, near restaurants and tapas bars in the historic city centre.

Day 4:    Departure from Granada

Your program comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Departure from Granada airport or Malaga airport.

accommodation

The hotels on this trip have been carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. Some of the hotels we work with appear here. If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra nights:

Extra nights can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way.

Hotel Poqueira
Hotel Poqueira (Poqueira)

Tiene un estilo rústico respetando la arquitectura local. Habitaciones decoradas de forma sencilla decoración sencilla con muebles de madera y suelos de baldosa. Están totalmente equipadas para asegurar el disfrute del cliente durante su estancia. Inmejorables vistas del entorno.

www.hotelespoqueira.es

Hotel Reina Cristina-Granada
Hotel Reina Cristina (Granada)

Típico y céntrico hotel próximo a la Catedral de Granada con un ambiente completamente andaluz.

www.hotelreinacristina.com

practical info

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between March and December.

Nearest airport is Granada airport (GRX)

GPS tracks are available on request.

included

Included

  • Accommodation for 3 nights
  • 2 nights on half-board (breakfast and dinner included), 1 night bed & breakfast
  • Transfers from Granada to the Alpujarras and back 
  • 24-hour telephone assistance, just a phone call away
  • Maps and detailed route descriptions in English

Not included

  • Lunches (provisions can be bought in the village of Capileira, or you can order a pack lunch at the accommodation)
  • Transfers using public transport
  • Alhambra tickets
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc. 

Extras

  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Extra nights may be booked to extend your holiday at the standard accommodation or adding another village in the Alpujarras
  • Transfers from and to the airport

 

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