Walking holidays in the Lecrin Valley, Sierra Nevada.

Castle , Lecrin Valley walking holidays Sierra Nevada

The Lecrin and its neighbouring valley of Las Guajares both offer walking through lush groves of citrus where it is possible to pick oranges straight off the tree for a quick refreshing snack. The valleys have a near tropical climate allowing year round walking.and are bound by high narrow ridges often topped with Moorish ruins or Christian chapels. These ridges provide great routes along their narrow crests high above the surrounding areas. Both valleys are at their most scenic during the spring flowering of the fruit trees though with their mild climate they are ideal for walking at any time of the year.

Cruz de Atalaya de Padul, Sierra Nevada walking


Activities here include:-

Ridge walking and scrambling around Giralda the ‘volcanic’ peak above both valleys

The exploration of Moorish castles and ruins.

Gentle walks through fruit groves of the area.

Long distance paths such as GR7/GR240 and Sulyar

Dramatic gorge walk in the Barranco de la Luna


Giralda , La Alpujarra



Alpujarra walking , Sierra Nevada

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(0034)696 354 824

Address: Aptd 88, Lanjaron
18420 Granada, Spain

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Martin Riley who runs The Life of Riley is a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and the first British guide to become a member of the Spanish Mountain Guides Associacion. Martin holds public liability insurance with Axa Winterthur.

Martin has long experience of working and playing in the hills and mountains. Walking and climbing in the UK and Europe for over 30 years and having lived and worked in Lanjaron since 2005 he has an extensive knowledge of the region’s mountains and wildlife. Prior to living in Spain he managed a Countryside Ranger service and an activity centre in the north of England.