You can either go it alone with a trip tailored to the needs of you and your travel companions or go the sociable route with a small group tour. Our small group walking vacations in the Alpujarras have a maximum of 14 people and combine mountain and valley trails with cultural and culinary exploration. Small groups are suited for walkers who like to make friends along the trail and you’ll have the added bonus of local knowledge from expert guides to help bring the landscape and landmarks to life. You could opt for a specialist wildlife tour, for example, where you’ll be introduced to plants, birds and insects as well as mammals and reptiles; or you could spend a week being guided by Chris Stewart
, author of Driving Over Lemons
, who loves sharing his impressive knowledge of the region.
If small groups aren’t your thing, then tailor made, self-guided walking vacations allow you greater privacy and flexibility. You’ll follow a well-designed itinerary and will be given local support and an information package, so you’ll have the low down on walking routes as well as on cultural, historical and natural sites of interest. Self drive vacation that cover more of Andalucia and include walking in the Alpujarras and other beautiful locations are another option.
On both types of tour, you could either go point-to-point, making your way from pre-booked hotel to pre-booked hotel, sometimes with two nights in each and with your luggage sent on ahead of you, or you could choose to spend a week based at a guesthouse in one of the Alpujarras’ white-washed villages, taking things easy and mixing up your walking with other activities, too.