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Las Alpujarras
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Owner description: Andalusia's mountainous Alpujarra region features Spain's highest peak, Mulhacén, rising to a height of 3,478 meters. It provides perhaps the best walking and hiking country in Andalucia and boasts many picturesque villages for the less adventurous traveler.
Reviewed 14 September 2012

The scenery and charm of the villages with plenty of good places to stay and eat at reasonable prices with good roads.
Sign posting could at times be better but it is difficult to get lost. I found it difficult to obtain good guide books in English, although for walkers there are a few very good ones.

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jeremy R, Hiking consultant & holiday organiser at walkAlpujarra at Las Alpujarras, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2012

There are 2 main walking guides to the area: one is "34 Alpujarras walks" published by Discovery guides and easily found for sale on the net. The other is "Holiday walks in the Alpujarra" and although out of print, can be obtained via download from http://www.walkalpujarra.com/qholiday-walks-in-the-alpujarraq

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Reviewed 1 September 2012

This national park area has it all. From deep snow on top to nice summer in the bottom. This is an area for tose that love hiing, it has all you need. Beatifukk scenary , the quietness of the deep forests and still you can meet other hikers. W e just loved it. The views are just brath taking.

2  Thank Tor Steinar E
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Stunning scenery. Good food. Nice people. You need transport and to be an experienced and careful driver and a brave passenger when driving on the roads as some are a little narrow but all are new and well maintained.

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Reviewed 13 August 2012

I spent 4 days hiking based in Capileira. There is several paths that are properly marked so that you can go without a guide. Two of the days was used to climb Mulhacen with a guide, staying overnight in Refugio Poqueira. You will have a good choice of climbing to 3.500 m (almost) where it is cooler or to stay below 2.500 m on other tracks. I would rate Capileira as a good place to stay as you have several options for nice hikes without having to use transportation.
You can find info on the website of Parque National and several other spanish and english language sites. Pay attention to the heat and the altitude, you need to be prepared with sufficient food and water to cope with these trips.

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jeremy R, Hiking consultant & holiday organiser at walkAlpujarra. at Las Alpujarras, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2012

Yes Capileira is a good base for hiking, both into the high mountain and to the neighbouring villages in adjacent valleys to the east. If using the Refugio Poqueira you only need to carry food for the day with you since the refuge can supply meals and picnics for the following day. The terrain can look very daunting as you arrive in the valley but relatively easy walks can be found especially if heading east towards Pitres from where a bus can return you to Capileira.

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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Wonderful, particularly if you're coming from Granada and have been suffering from the heat there and the crowded, traffic-filled city streets.

There's a bus every two hours or so, on which you can make friends with other passengers.

I still have some pottery souvenirs egg-cups that I bought in a souvenir shop in Bubion. When I look at them now, their bright sunny colours bring back the Alpujarras.

Thank ELear
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