Walking Holidays in the Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada National Park
Explore this walkers’ paradise with Casa Ana as your base. The Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada (covering over 3,500 sq km) are criss-crossed with goat paths, mule tracks and old silk roads, taking you through breathtaking mountain scenery and historic white villages. Your guides will be writer Chris Stewart (author of best-selling Driving over Lemons) and Richard, Kiersten and Andrew from the Spanish Highs guiding company.
Spend a week with Chris Stewart exploring his all-time favourite Alpujarran walks plus a day in the Moorish city of Granada. Gastronomy is also a big feature of this holiday: visit Chris’ farm for lunch (as featured in Rick Stein’s BBC series), explore the culinary delights of Granada, and sample local hams and cheeses in the traditional village bodegas. And at Casa Ana, our chef creates exquisite dinners using fresh, local ingredients served with wines from independent vineyards across Spain. For some gentler walks see Walking with Nature (below).
February is a wonderful time to walk in this area: the high mountain peaks glisten white with caps of snow, and skies are the purest blue. Lower down there are almond orchards in full bloom trumpeting that spring is here, whilst the tang of woodsmoke reaches you from village firesides. It’s warm during the day and crisp at night and it doesn’t get dark until 7 o’clock.
Join us for a week of glorious walking including an almond blossom day, with writer Chris Stewart plus snow-shoeing in the high sierras and more …
Writer Chris Stewart teams up with local flora and fauna experts for a 6-day holiday of gentler walking in the Alpujarra and Sierra Nevada National Park. The Sierra Nevada is famous for its stunning snow-capped peaks and deep valleys. But there’s so much more to see…
These walks give you time to stop, take in the views and admire some of the 2000 plants, 60 birds, and 110 butterfly species that make these mountains as astonishing as they are beautiful.
With Casa Ana as your base, spend a few days exploring the miles and miles of footpaths, mule tracks and silk routes that criss-cross the Alpujarras. Many walks start at the door of Casa Ana – no need to jump in the car. We’ll provide hearty breakfasts, picnic lunches, maps and walking notes – and a beautiful terrace to return to for that cold beer after a day in the mountains.
Spring, autumn and late winter are the best times to come. High mountain walking is also good in summer. Contact Anne at Casa Ana for information and bookings.