La Alpujarra is a magical region found on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada range. Its white villages are literally perched on the mountain. The landscape is a wonderful blend of natural vegetation and fruit trees growing on hand made terraces built centuries ago. This proposal is a "personal trip" designed by the guide, who has a deep knowledge of the area. This excursion is also available for small groups from 4 to 8 people.
This is one of the Top Walks in La Alpujarra. In the first part of our trip, we will pass through Lanjarón and Órgiva, located on the foothill of the Sierra Nevada. We will enter through the Poqueira Valley, where we would be able to stop in our coming back trip. Our destination is another, a less crowded route in the heart of the Alpujarra (Sierra Nevada Natural Park).
Taha de Pitres is the name of a municipality that is made up of seven small settlements. Small medieval footpaths will take us through some of these small villages, which are the best examples of the traditional architecture of the Alpujarra, such as Mecina, Ferreirola, Busquistar, and Atalbéitar.
While walking, we will talk about the history of the Alpujarra, the characteristics of its urban planning and architecture, natural resources and traditions. We will come across natural water sources, old irrigation channels, traditional public laundries, churches, threshing floors, and ancient chestnut trees, among other things. In short, a variety of features will give us the opportunity to really immerse ourselves in the magical and unknown Alpujarra.
Prices and conditions of participation
Custom date: €75 p/p (VAT included) per person. 2 people minimum. In any case, it will be necessary to pay the minimum corresponding to 2 people. If you want exclusivity an extra will be applied. In this case, you can decide about a longer trip, visiting other villages or stopping in points of your own interest.
Groups of 4-6 participants: €60 p/p
Groups of 7-8 participants: €50 p/p
Included: transportation, specialized guide, and liability insurance. It doesn’t include food or drinks.
Optional: It is possible to have lunch in a small bar. Marisa, the owner and also the cook, she prepares real traditional dishes with local products. It is necessary to order in advance. Price: around 20€.
Time and dates. This excursion is available in general from Monday to Friday. Due to the small size of the group, it is necessary to consult availability and book almost 5 days before.
Equipment: Trekking shoes. Layers of clothes depending on the season and the weather forecast. Sun cream. Water, picnic or food for a break
(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.