Lanjaron is the entrance to the Alpujarras. A quiet and warm place known for its waters, of great abundance and variety. This richness in water is embodied in a spa resort, which made Lanjarón famous. Moreover, its natural environment and landscape allow hiking trails of great beauty and interest.
Length: 15 km; Accumulated height difference: 820 m ascent and 8200 m descent
Duration: 7-7,30 hours; Difficulty: Medium
Meeting point: Roundabout at Plaza del Triunfo, Granada (see the map)
Departure time (Granada): 8:00 am
Arrival time (Granada): 5:00 pm
Family trip?: Yes if children are more than 12 years old and they use to walk
We’ll leave Lanjarón and take the path to Tello, which starts next to the shrine and the fountain. This is a historical trail that goes up towards the mountains.
The trail ascends tirelessly, through shrubs and copses revealing better and better views. We’ll enter a chestnut forest were many chestnut trees were burned in an unfortunate fire. Their silhouettes are a macabre show, but even these trees are part of the beauty of the landscape. Remains of the ancient crops and farms, the sound of water and the colour of the chestnut tree will make the trail very pleasant. Several irrigation canals have their intakes in this valley too.
We’ll leave the path to Tello to go down, cross the river and climb up again until we find the old irrgation channel of Montalban. Then, we’ll walk along the channel until a section that’s impassable where we’ll take a track that takes us back to Lanjarón.
Landscape and heritage:
We recommend carrying 2l of water. Sunglasses, sun cream, protective lip cream and a hat. T-shirt and long arm T-shirt, warm layer, raincoat and wind-stopper. Gloves. Long trousers, trekking boots, hiking sticks and your personal first aid kit. The second pair of socks would be a good idea!
Participants should take nuts, dried fruits, and sandwiches for our picnic in the countryside.
Price of “custom dates”: 60€/pp, including guiding, insurance, and transportation. 2 participants minimum. 15% off for more than 4 participants.
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.
(1) Relaxed: Adventure travel at its most relaxed pace.
(2) Easy: Great for newcomers to active travel.
(3) Moderate: For outdoor novices and above.
(4) Vigorous: Recommended for fir travelers with basic skills.
(5) Strenuous: Designed for very fit travelers.