As featured in The Times Top 50 Holidays in Spain (February 2014)


High Acequia walk

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. Choose from:

Walking Over Lemons

Spend a week with Chris Stewart, author of best-selling Driving over Lemons. Chris will lead you on his all-time favourite Alpujarran walks and a day exploring 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.

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Chris Stewart and Dog

Walking and Nature

The Sierra Nevada is famous for its snow-capped peaks and deep valleys. But there’s so much more to see… with over 2000 plant species, 60 bird, and 270 butterfly and insect species, nature’s diversity in these mountains is as astonishing as it is beautiful. Expert guides Richard Hartley and Kiersten Rowland lead five days of walks exploring the wildlife at a variety of altitudes and a range of habitats.

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Walking with a Camera

Explore the Alpujarras through the lens of a camera with photographer Stephen Walby. As well as walking in stunning countryside, you can learn how to shoot big landscapes, take sunrise and sunset shots and capture historic Moorish buildings on a day in the old city of Granada. Plus 1-1 sessions with Stephen.

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Lone Walker

Self-guided Walking

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 and autumn are the best times to come. High mountain walking is also good in summer. Contact Anne at Casa Ana for information and bookings.

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