The Villages of Alpujarra
There are few places left in the world untouched by time. Join us high in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada as we explore the region of Alpujarras. We will spend the day visiting three remote and authentic villages, bathing in the pristine nature and taking in the breathtaking views.
- Enjoy a day away from the city bustle in the peaceful mountains of Spain
- Visit three of Andalusia’s most traditional and remote villages
- Stand in awe under Mulhacen, Spain’s highest peak
- Taste the perfectly matured local delicacies hidden in the hills
High up in the Sierra Nevada mountains sits a splattering of small mountain villages. The land of bandits, peasants and hopping mountain goats. We will venture up into the hills and spend the day exploring three unique towns that are perfectly framed by Mulhacen, Spain’s highest peak.
As the last place in Spain where the Muslim populations were able to maintain their faith the Alpujarras is also home of the final rebellion and battle between the two religions. Although it led it to their final expulsion their presence is still felt on the mountain edge.
Witness this incredible history, so evident in the traditional way of life of its inhabitants. Based on agriculture and manufacturing, don’t be surprised by the fruits drying on rooftops or women at work on the slopes.
Step into the unique ecosystem of rare wildlife, snow capped mountains and an oasis of green. The perfect environment for delectable natural treats, harvested only with somewhat dated methods and devoured as part of a unique mediterannean gastronomy. For lunch, as your meal roasts behind the old stone walls, relax on the terrace and take in the scenary – it’s a shame it’s not edible (lunch not included).
We have handpicked our three favourite villages in the region to give you the perfect insight. In Pampaneira visit the local vendors and try the sweetest of honey, home-made wine and rich chocolate! Find the church of Bubión and delve into its history before reaching Capileria at the mountain’s peak. A village with a view and an array of unkempt yet inviting white-washed stone houses.
As you breathe the fresh mountain air, forget the commotion and feel part of this harmonious mountain life.
What to Bring:
- A bottle of water
- Nuts or fresh fruit
- A hat
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Schedule: Daily at 9am
- Duration: 7-8 hours
- Group size: 1-8 people
- Meeting point: Hotel pick up
- Expert guide/driver
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- A walking tour in three villages
- Insider tips
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks