Category Archives: Alpujarras

Tajos de los Machos and Cerrillo Redondo from Puente Palo

Tough day trek or more relaxed 2 day trek staying overnight at the wonderful Refugio Cebollar. Takes in two quiet and remote Sierra Nevada 3000m+ peaks

Route Info
Access  Lanjaron (4WD) or Padre Eterno/Soportujar (saloon car with care)
Start  Puente Palo Recreation area
End  Same as start
Distance (km)  18
Height Gain (m)  1270
Est Time (Naithsmith’s)  7 hrs 40 mins

Route Description

Go up the easy forest tracks NW of the main road.… Look at the route!

Also posted in 10-20km, 1000-1500m, Day Walks, Multi Day Wild Camping

Climb Mulhacén in the summer (without using the National Park bus)

How to ascend the Mulhacén in a day in the summer without touching the same ground twice!

Route Info
Access  Capileira, Alpujarras
Start  Hoya del Portillo. Keep following the road through Capileira. In 5 mins you will pass horse riding stables. Immediately after take the right when the road forks. Follow this rough track for 15 mins.
Look at the route!
Also posted in 1000-1500m, 20-30km, Day Walks

Los Tres Picos, Sierra Nevada Wild Camping

36km of high mountain terrain, 2280m ascent, 3 days, taking in the 3 highest peaks and staying overnight in incredibly wild mountain lakeside locations. Ideal trek for hikers and trekkers wanting to “get away from it all”!

Route Info
Access  Capileira
Start  Hoya del Portillo. Keep following the road through Capileira.
Look at the route!
Also posted in 2500-3000m, 40-50km, Multi Day Wild Camping

Soportujar to Lanjarón on the GR7 path

A simple walk along the long distance GR7, traversing hillsides and gorges, through the quiet non-tourist white villages of Soportujar and Cañar, before finally dropping down to the spa town of Lanjaron

Route Info
Access Alpujarras
Start  Padre Eterno
End  Lanjaron
Distance (km)  15
Height Gain (m)  340
Est Time (Naithsmith’s)  4 hrs 45 mins

Route Description

Start from Padre Eterno on the main Orgiva to Trevelez road just a few km east of Soportujar.… Look at the route!

Also posted in 0-500m, 10-20km, Day Walks

Round of the Barranco de Poqueira, Capileira

A circular walking tour of the dramatic and not to be missed, Poqueira gorge

Route Info
Access  Capileira, Alpujarras
Start  Cebedilla. Keep on the main road through Capileira. After 3km turn L, signposted “Cebedilla”. The road deteriorates but is normally suitable for cars if care is taken. The track drops down to reach the ruined buildings at La Cebedilla.
Look at the route!
Also posted in 10-20km, 500-1000m, Day Walks