Sierra Nevada (with or without) Guide

Routes, Maps & Inspiration for Self Guided Walking & Hiking in Spain's Sierra Nevada

Capileira with the snows of the Sierra Nevada beyond

White Villages of the Poqueira

A great hike that incorporates all three of the White Villages of the Poqueira valley ie Capileira, Bubion and Pampaneira

Map of trekking route

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  • Access: Alpujarras
  • Start: Capileira
  • End: Capileira

Route Description

The three white hill villages of Capileira, Bubion and Pampaneira sit on hillsides above the dramatic Poqueira gorge. Mulhacen, at 3482m rises above the towns. This walk links all three of these villages and crosses the gorge twice.

A start is made from the highest of the villages, Capileira. The trail drops down to cross the Rio Poqueira via a small bridge. Then its an undulating traverse on the west side of the river before dropping down, recrossing the river and climbing up to the village of Pampaneira.

After a brief stop (maybe to visit a bodega!), we head steeply uphill through the village, exiting at the top before continuing the journey to Bubion. From Bubion it is then another 30 mins to reach the end at Capileira

Recommended map: Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada 1:40000 www.penebetica.com

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