Overland Track

Both Victor & Matt were extremely knowledgeable of the local area, the trail, the environment (plants & animals) as well as being good fun to spend time with. It was impressive that the food was fresh throughout the trip, deliciously cooked & it catered for vegetarian and gluten free diets within the group. Our bedding was warm & comfortable and we are already looking forward to returning to Tassie!

Nancy O'Hare - Canada - March 2010 | Australia
 
 

Granada and the Alpujarras

From the intriguing city of Granada to the lofty heights of the Alpujarras, the focus is firmly on culture and mountain landscapes. Small and surprisingly cosmopolitan, Granada offers a bizarre mixture of ancient history and modern living. There will be time to visit the Alhambra, the spectacular Moorish monument which is a must-see. After two nights in the city, you will move up into the mountains, to the Alpujarras. This beautiful area still reflects its Moorish origins, recalling times when groups of 'Moors' inhabited these hills resisting the Christian Reconquest. In this fascinating historical context, the Alpujarras' high elevation makes for an ideal alpine experience with the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada, as a backdrop. All sorts of crops thrive in the Mediterranean climate: olive orchards, orange and lemon groves, almonds, figs and grapes. Amidst this abundance you will enjoy dramatic views from the enchanting white-washed villages as you walk among terraced fields and along the irrigation channels which survive from the Moorish era.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Granada
DAY 2 Explore Alhambra
DAY 3 Local bus to Capileira (early) then circular walk through the Río Poqueira Valley from Capileira via Bubion to Pampaneira (5hrs)
DAY 4 Walk through villages and forests to reach Taha de Pitres (5hrs)
DAY 5 Ascend to the highest village in the Alpujarras, Trevélez (7hrs)
DAY 6 Choice of walks from Trevélez including a short walk along the Camino de Granada (3.5-8hrs)
DAY 7 Ascend El Portichuelo and continue to Bérchules (5.5hrs)
DAY 8 Walk through the Río Grande valley, return to Granada by local bus, trip concludes

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Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
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