Learn the history of the region – how it was the last refuge of the Moors who remained here long after they had been chased out of Granada. Discover how the Moorish legacy lingers in the architecture of the houses and the irrigation channels cut into the hillsides.
The tour includes a delicious lunch of traditional local fare. If you love nature and beautiful landscapes, this is an excursion not to be missed.
Thursdays and SaturdaysDuration
8 hoursStart time
Hotel pick-up between 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration: 8 hours
From your hotel, within a radius of 5 km (3 miles) from Granada's city center.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel
Leave Granada for the day to travel into the beautiful and remote mountain region of Alpujarras. In the wettest parts, where rivers run down from the Sierra Nevada, you can see orchards full of fruit trees especially grape vines, oranges, lemons, persimmons, figs and almonds. The area also boasts an incredible variety of wild flowers.
You will visit Lanjaron, a spa town known for its chalybeate (iron-rich) water. Bottles of Lanjaron mineral water are sold all over Spain. The town also has a ruined castle and has earned additional fame for being a place ‘where death is prohibited’. The law is a protest by the mayor who has said that Lanjaron is to remain with this law until the government buys land for a new cemetery!
You will also see Orgiva, the central town of this mountainous region, and picturesque villages such as Carataunas, Pampaneira, Pitres, Portugos which is known for its “Fuente Agria” or bitter spring water, and Trevelez, the highest village in Spain.
You will then continue through Bubion to Capileira, where you will enjoy a traditional three-course lunch.
At the end of this delightful day-long tour you will be dropped off back at your hotel in Granada.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details
The tour may not operate in adverse weather conditions which make the roads dangerous. Should the tour not be operated on your chosen date every effort will be made to transfer you to another date and should that not be possible you will be offered a full refund
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
Fantastic trip very nice mountains...salah riad wannous, Saudi Arabia, 02/Sep/2012
We had a wonderful 10 hour tour with a fantastic driver named William and tour guide named Antonio. The scenery was magnificent and Antonio explained every stop...MRS D HANSON, United Kingdom, 16/Apr/2014