Hiking the GR-7 Trail in Granada Province
Three days of varied walking in the Alpujarra - the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range of mainland Spain – which lie between the magical city of Granada, renowned for its Alhambra palaces, and the Mediterranean Sea. Here you will follow trails along a way-marked long-distance walking route, the “GR-7”, through open countryside, woods of pine, oak and chestnut, fruit orchards, allotments and fields fed by mountain streams and centuries-old irrigation channels, and stay in some traditional villages where crafts are still alive and life is lived at an agreeably slow pace.
- Three day self-guided walk in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Spain’s Andalucia region
- Stay at small hotels in traditional villages close to the walking route, with luggage transfers included daily
- Detailed directions and area maps provided
Self guided trail walk in the Alpujarra, the foothills of the Sierra Nevada
Transfer from Granada to the attractive town of Lanjaron in the Alpujarra region where you stay for the night. You will receive a welcome package of your walking Route Notes, area map, and list of suggestions for restaurants and cultural visits.
Begin the GR-7 with a climb up to the tranquil villages of Cañar and Soportujar. You will be met at Soportujar and taken by taxi to this evening’s hotel, set in extensive gardens near to the town of Orgiva.
Distance: 13 kilometres, approximately 5 hours
A taxi transfer from Orgiva allows you to rejoin the GR-7 at Soportujar, from where you walk to the stunning Poqueira Gorge, before staying overnight in Capileira - one of Spain’s highest villages.
Distance: 9.5 kms, approximately 4 hours
Today you will divert from the GR-7 and make your way to the head of the Poqueira Ravine for this walk, a loop which takes you by the abandoned hamlet of La Cebadilla, where an electricity sub-station is located at 1540 m above sea level. The route traces both sides of the Ravine and affords some spectacular views of the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada range, ending back in Capileira.
Distance 7 kms, approximately 3 hours
Private transfer from Capileira to Granada.