Length: 18.7 km; Accumulated height difference: 916 m ascent;
Difficulty: High – long ascent and the height difference is considerable. The hike is not technically difficult but it requires a good level of fitness.
Departure time (Granada): 7:00 am
Meeting point: Roundabout at Plaza del Triunfo, Granada (see the map)
Arrival time (Granada): approximately 8:00 pm but it depends on the pace of the group
We will start walking in the Alpujarras in Capileira. On the first part of the route we will ascend among oak and pine forests. We will cross irrigation channels, little streams and high mountain pastures until we reach la Loma del Jabalí (wild boar hill). From there we will have a great view of the Trevélez river valley and the Mediterranean Sea.
Hopefully we can spot an eagle or some mountain goats. The trail descends through an area of oak trees, plots of land with beautiful ponds and old chestnut trees. And later we will reach the highest part of Trevélez with its traditional architecture, an old washing place and an amazing viewpoint over the valley.
In Trevélez, our finishing point, we will have a refreshing drink as a reward.
Landscape and heritage:
- Sierra Nevada National Park: Las Alpujarras
- Diversity of ecosystems: Mediterranean forests, oak and pine trees
- Ethnographic heritage: farmhouses, irrigation ponds and channels
- Views and stunning scenery
- Fauna: possibility to see mountain goats and eagles
Elevation profile: Capileira – Trevélez
We recommend carrying 2l of water and hiking sticks. Sunglasses, sun cream, protective lip cream and a hat. Be aware of the weather forecast and take several kinds of clothes because we will reach an altitude of 2,240m.
Participants should take nuts, dried fruits, and sandwiches for our picnic in the countryside.
Price of “custom date”: €75/pp. 2 people minimum. It includes the guided trip, insurance and transportation.
Purchasing Conditions: Excursions must be booked and paid for at least three days in advance. Participants must arrive at the meeting point on time. The group will wait for participants for five minutes but then leave. In this situation, no money will be reimbursed. All participants should ensure that they know how to get to the meeting point and if you have any questions or doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us.