It is a great program to start exploring the beautiful countryside of the Alpujarras, very similar to the Nepalese landscape.
The walks start in the Lecrin Valley, full of orange groves, and continues up the hill just opposite the south face of Sierra Nevada, between the snow-capped mountains and the Mediterranean Sea: Haza del Lino.
We can view a breathtaking panoramic of the Alpujarras.
The hikes are medium short-range hikes which allow us to have a cultural activity in the afternoon.
Visiting a drying Serrano Ham producer and tasting it, wholesale fish market auction, lunch at rural restaurant overlooking the reservoir, and the tapas tour are some of your cultural activities!
Mecina Fondales-Trevelez river-Ferreira-Mecina Fondales
Distance: 7 km / Duration: five hours / Level of difficulty: moderate / Type : circular
The walk starts in Moorish Mecina Fondales,with white-washed houses, then takes you to a picturesque moorish hamlet, through a forest of oaks and past various crumbling flour mills, before descending to the pretty bridge crossing the Trevelez river course. In spring the gorse and broom come into bloom, producing a sea of bright yellow flowers. Then up to the opposite hill where we will have a rest to sample wine and local products while overlooking the whole “ live” painting of the Alpujarras.
Lunch at Mecina Fondales country hotel
Cultural activity: visit a drying serrano ham shed (secadero) and tasting
Haza del Lino-Cerro de la Longaniza-Haza del Lino
Distance: 5 km / Duration: three hours / Level of difficulty: easy / Type: going up and coming back on the same path
This is a moderate walk, with some steep uphill sections near the start, before it levels off at the end and then on to El Cerro de la Longaniza and descends to Haza del Lino again. We will go through the most southern cork oak in Europoe. The walk uses good paths and dirt roads, so it is generally fairly easy underfoot. The most outstanding feature is the view of the whole Alpujarras area and the Mediterranean Sea. We will have wine and local products tasting enjoying the magnificent view.
Lunch at Cuatro Vientos winery.
Cultural activity: auction at the wholesale fish market in Motril, on the coast. Visit to an organic cherry tomato greenhouse.
The Lecrin Valley: Murchas- Melegís-Restabal-Murchas
Distance: 7 km / Duration: three hours / Level of difficulty: easy / Type: circular
A very pleasant stroll through the orange groves of the Lecrín Valley. This circuit starts in the pretty, white village of Murchas, and also takes in the Béznar reservoir. Ashort, easy walk, suitable for most people. We can go all year round, but a particularly good option is in winter – due to the Lecrín Valley’s agreeable micro-climate; the weather here tends to be much milder than in other inland parts of Granada province. You can enjoy the amazing contrast of orange and green colors of the orange trees.
Lunch: at Los Naranjos rural restaurant, among orange groves and overlooking the Béznar reservoir.
Cultural activity: tapas tour in Granada.
Accomodation: Lanjarón Spa Hotel**** (a newly-opened rural hotel)
Available all year-around upon request
Private tour from 1 to 20 people
Flexibility and adaptability to your liking
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