Sierra Nevada (with or without) Guide

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Alongside acequias above Soportujar

Soportujar to Lanjarón on the GR7 path

A simple walk along the long distance GR7, traversing hillsides and gorges via the quiet white villages of Soportujar and Cañar

Map of trekking route

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  • Access: Alpujarras
  • Start: Padre Eterno/Soportujat
  • End: Lanjaron

Route Description

Start from Padre Eterno on the main Orgiva to Trevelez road just a few km east of Soportujar. Take the dirt track opposite for 500m until the GR7 path is met. Turn left and follow this through the village of Soportujar. A steep short rise until an acequia is met which is followed to cross the Rio Chico. Through Cañar and down through a series of gorges before reaching a goat farm on a grassy plateau above Lanjarón. The main track is followed with a diversion off to visit the Tajos de la Cruz with it’s marvellous view over the town of Lanjarón

Recommended map: Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada 1:40000

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Walk along GR7 Alpujarras

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