Las Alpujarras – Galway Hospice Fundraising Trek

Galway Hospice - Fundraising Trek - Las ALpujarras Spain

Fundraising Trek

Spain: Trek Las Alpujarras 2019, Spain

Date: 19th – 26th October 2019

Duration: 7 Nights including 5 days Walking

Trek Las Alpujarras promises to be full of memories and one you really don’t want to miss! This trek which takes place from Saturday 19th to Saturday 26th October 2019 has been especially designed for the Galway Hospice trek so we can see some of the best bits of Las Alpujarras in a week by foot!

Las Alpujarras walking holiday

Difficulty level – Easy to fair

There will be approximately 3-4 hours walking on four of the days, slightly longer (5-6 hours) on day 6 of the tour.

Route
The Las Alpujarras is the area between the high Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the most diverse regions in Spain. The Sierra Nevada dominates the rich blue skies, whilst the Contraviesa Mountain range to the South separates Las Alpujarras from the sea. The Area is rich in Moorish history and culture and full of wildlife and amazing scenery.

Dates
Saturday 19th to Saturday 26th October 2019

Duration
7 nights – 5 days walking

Distance
3 – 6 hours per day in hot sun on tracks, boat transfer included

Walking level
Easy to Medium

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival

After being met at the Airport, we leave for Las Alpujarras.

We will be staying in Hotel Alqueira De Morayma in Cadiar, where you will receive welcome drinks on arrival. Here, you will be given an Introduction to the week and enjoy an evening meal in the hotel.

 

Day 2

Short Transfer to Bodega Obscura (10mins). Vineyards, Orchards and the Sierra Nevada – 13 km – 400m descent.

Transport to Barranco Obscuro vineyard (10mins) where we start our walk down the Contraviesa mountain range. We will be walking downhill all day and we will pass through almond orchards and vineyards, with snow-capped Sierra Nevada as the backdrop. Lunch in the village of Cadiar and then a walk back to the hotel & an evening meal in the hotel.

 

Day 3

Into the Campo Walk – 12km – Hotel Lobras Timar – Extension + 4km +2hrs. Walk from hotel and walk out into the surrounding countryside. We walk through the small villages of Lobras and Timar, walking some beautiful little used trails and a wonderful acquiesce walk joining the two villages. Picnic lunch in Timar. Extension walk back through the village of Cadiar and then along the river back to the hotel. Evening meal in hotel.

 

Day 4

Check out of hotel. Transfer to Trevelez (40mins). Rio Tevelez Valley – Walk 10km – 4/5 hours – Ascend 300m – Descend 300m – Extension +3km +2hrs. A beautiful wild walk. Walking along the side of the valley before descending to the river below. A great walk with good chances of seeing Golden Eagles, Bonellis Eagles and Ibex. Extension Ascend the opposite valley side and walk back into the top of Trevelez. Time for shopping & drinks. Transfer to Hotel Poqueira in Capileira (30mins) Evening meal in hotel.

 

Day 5

Walk from the hotel in Capileira to La Cebadilla – 7km – 3-4 hours – Ascend 300m – Descend 300m -Extension +3km – 1.5hrs. A beautiful walk taking in the Poquiera gorge with the snow topped Sierra Nevada as the backdrop. Extension walk from Capileira down through the villages of Bubion and Pampaniera. Transfer back to Capileira. Evening meal in local restaurant.

 

Day 6

Transfer to Mecina (20 mins). Walk around the Taha (3-4 hours) – Ascend 250m – Descend 250m. A circular walk around La Taha, meaning municipality in Arabic. The closeness of the villages makes this a great walk to see most of the nine villages of La Taha. We will walk along ancient mule tracks and silk routes. Evening meal in local restaurant.

 

Day 7

Transfer to Granada (1hr 20min) Check into hotel Duaro. A free day and night in Granada. The chance to visit the Alhambra, Flamenco, shopping or just walk around this beautiful city. A visit to this region of Spain would not be complete without a day in the historic city of Granada and a trip to the amazing Alhambra palace. For the Alhambra you will need to reserve your own tickets via the website https://tickets.alhambra-patronato.es/en/

We will be in Granada from 11am – please do not get your ticket for the Nazrid Palaces before 12 noon. If you are struggling to reserve a ticket you can still get the Gardens, Alcazaba and Generalife ticket. After a day in Granada we will then go for an excellent meal in the renowned El Trillo before the best Flamenco show in Granada. Free night afterwards.

 

Day 8 – Departure

Pick up from hotel in Granada and transfer to airport.

Price

This promises to be a truly spectacular trip. We need you to raise a minimum of €3,000* for the trip which includes a non-refundable deposit of €300.  Included in this €3,000 is your flights, accommodation, breakfast and dinner each day, guides and vital funds for Galway Hospice (a minimum of €1,500 from each participant will go to Galway Hospice).

To help you along the way, if you decide to encourage a friend to come, we will offer you a €200 discount from your fundraising total.

Don’t worry, the Galway Hospice Fundraising Team are here to help with lots of fundraising resources from posters, fliers, collection buckets, sponsorship cards or even some promotion on our social media channels. We also have loads of ideas to get you started so do get in contact.

We do hope you’ll join us this year for our very first international walk.

If you have any questions about this event please email the team at fundraising@galwayhospice.ie or phone 091 770868to talk to the team during office hours 9am – 5pm.

*Single Room Supplement an additional €155.

Package Includes:

  • Flights from Knock Airport to Malaga.
  • 3 x Overnight in Hotel Alqueira De Morayma in Cadiar
  • 3 x Overnight in Hotel Poqueira In Capileira
  • 1 x Overnight in Hotel Duaro, Granada
  • 7 x breakfasts, 5 x lunches, 7 x dinners
  • Private English-speaking hiking guide
  • All land transfers mentioned in the itinerary

Accommodation:

Day 1:  Hotel Alqueira De Morayma in Cadiar; Dinner

Day 2:  Hotel Alqueira De Morayma in Cadiar; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3:  Hotel Alqueira De Morayma in Cadiar; Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner

Day 4:  Hotel Poqueira In Capileira; Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner

Day 5:  Hotel Poqueira In Capileira; Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner

Day 6:  Hotel Poqueira In Capileira; Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner

Day 7:  Hotel Duaro in Granada; Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8:  Check Out of Hotel Duaro; Breakfast