Low Level Walking holidays in the Sierra Nevada region

Travenque Sierra Nevada guided walking

For those wanting low level walking the possibilities in the area are nearly endless. The lower hills and mountains of the Sierra Nevada itself offer a wide range of routes from arid valleys to rocky peaks. Below is the Alpujarra with a unique lansdcape of white villages and olive terraces dotted with Moorish castles and criss crossed by ancient water channels. Further afield in the Sierra de Huetor are mediterranean forests whilst on the coast the Axarquia has pack horse trails and river valleys waiting to be explored.

These low level days out are ideal as a part of a family activity holiday Whilst these routes can be taken at a relaxed pace a reasonable level of fitness is needed.

Day walks can be organised to suit the needs of clients and we cater for individulas or groups. Guiding fees start from just 30E pp per day for a group of four.

Low level walking week, are based on B&B for two sharing a twin room in a 1* hotel in Lanjaron and include airport transfers (Malaga) and five days guiding fees, transport and packed lunch. Price per person from 600E mid season.

Day 1, Pick up from airport and transfer to Lanjaron

Day 2, ''Lanjaron Curcuit'' Based around the village our route passes though the countryside close to the village yet takes us through some spectacular scenery. Using old mule trails and a spectacular cliff top path  we pass some of the towns famous springs before an ascent to the ruins of its Moorish castle.  

Day 3, ‘’Rio Verde and the petrified waterfall’’ a spectacular walk through a limestone landscape of the upper Rio Verde passing via a unique ‘’petrified waterfall’’ and natural grotto.

Day 4, ‘’ White Villages of the Poqueira’’ the three white villages of Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira cling to the side of the Poqueira gorge and are well known for their history and charm. This walk takes us through the valley below crossing the Rio Poqueira on ancient pack horse bridges before returning through all three of the villages with a chance to relax in the unique atmosphere.

Day 5, ‘’Rio Chillar ’’ this is a walk with a difference. After a walk using a section of the ‘’Iman trail’’ an  ancient mule route through the mountains bordering  the Mediterranean coast we return down the Rio Chillar  passing through lush woodland and by dramatic rock scenery en route.

Day 6 ‘’Ruta Medieval’’ of the Taha area of the Alpujarra. Just a short drive from Lanjaron this walk introduces you to some of the history of the area as we pass now ruined watermills, cross roman bridges and use some of the most spectacular mule tracks in the whole of the region.

Day 7 Depart to airport

Low level weeks can be run throughout the year with start and finish dates to suit your needs and availability.

Please note that weather and mountain conditions may change the itinerary,

pack gorse brige , alpujarra, Sierra Nevada

Walking weeks or shorter breaks would include some of the following routes :-

Shady forest trails through the limestone landscapes in the Sierra de Huetor.

Valley walking in the sierras of the Axarquia region along the coast with the chance of a dip at the end of the day.

Desert valleys of the ''baja montana''.at the western end of the Sierra Nevada range.

Exploring moorish remains in the Guajares and Lecrin valleys.

El Tocal natural park with its sculptured limestone.

Sections of long distance routes such as the GR7 & GR240


Contact Information
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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.