Hiking the Mountain Villages of the Alpujarra

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Explore a stunning corner of southern Spain...

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... Where traditional lifestyles retain a foothold

hiking in the alpujarra

Combine the challenge of memorable mountain walks...

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... With relaxing downtime in welcoming hotels

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Stroll in villages full of local flavour...

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... And soak up the sun like the peppers do

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Relax into the peaceful trails as you walk between small hotels in the mountain villages of the high Alpujarra.

  • Epic mountain scenery
  • Alpujarran village life
  • Time to rest & relax
  • Rich local flavour
  • Characterful hotels
  • Complete local support
  • Simple navigation

What's Included

Key Inclusions

6 nights small independent hotels

All breakfasts

3 x lunches

2 x dinners

Welcome call & local support

Private transfers (including to/from Málaga airport)

Luggage transfers throughout

Walking notes and GPS tracks for self-guided walks

5* Service

We have personally experienced & loved every aspect of this trip

Holiday Guide with advice, background information and recommendations

ABTOT / ATOL Financial protection

Local support throughout

24/7 emergency support

Industry-leading 160% carbon capture

Exclusive departure date

Please note: International travel not included.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Travel into the Alpujarra

You begin at Málaga airport, where a friendly face will take you to Spain's highest village, famed for its air-cured mountain ham. Relax on the rooftop terrace before a delicious first dinner.

Day 2

Walk through a lush river valley

Day 3

Walk from high valleys to bucolic lowlands

Day 4

Savour one of Spain's best circular trails

Day 5

Walk from village to village

Day 6

Relax into village life or walk an easy trail

Day 7

Head for home, or linger in Málaga

Memorable moments you can look forward to...

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In epic mountain scenery

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In gorgeous white villages

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Soak up the sun...

Like the peppers do!

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Traditional ways of life

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Some friendly locals

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In small charming hotels

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Kick back...

With some post-walk tapas

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Over a picnic in the hills

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Like an Alpujarran cat


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