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hub for day hikes

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hub for day hikes

My husband and I plan to spend a few days in Las Alpajurras at the end of September. We would like to find one town/village where we can stay and do a different hike every day - for about 4 days. Ideally, the village would have a couple of different places to eat. We don't want to drive, so the restaurants would need to be within walking distance from each other and from a good hotel.

What is the best village to use as a hub?

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1. Re: hub for day hikes

raleigh:

Here is a good article:

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2. Re: hub for day hikes

Lanjaron is a popular base and has a reasonable bus service www.alsa.es

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3. Re: hub for day hikes

Lanjaron - home of the famous Mineral Water - is a popular choice for hikers. There is a reasonable bus service to get you to other alpujarran villages such as Pampaniera, Bubion and Orgiva. See www.alsa.es for timetables and prices.

Orgiva is another popular base for hikers - a little more touristy than Lanjaron.

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I would go for either Lanjaron or Capileira. Both are served by a reasonable bus service. Lanjaron has the great advantage of being able to go to Granada or the beach as well as some great walking and a range of hotels and bars. However if your passion is just to do some day walks, you would find more choice at Capileira, and could use the National Park Information service bus to go high into the mountains. Happy to advise on more detail if you want to get in touch.

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Thanks for the advice. I think we have settled on Capileira. Do you know if there are places where we would find maps for local hikes? Do they have a tourist office that will be helpful?

thanks again.

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Lanjaron is not good and not really yet in the Alpujarra but capileira is fine but perhaps on the western edge of the best walking. For 4 days walking I think you might get limited in which ever village you chose and would consider walking on to another to the east. This gives you much more variety. Trevelez is the most central with the most possibilities but perhaps is better for the more intrepid walker.

maps are best got off the internet before arrival. some companies who organise walking holidays have very good 1:25000 maps which they provide as part of a package I can tell you more about that if you contact me via my profile. Any commercial map will be 1:50000 or 1:40000 which cant really give reliable detail.

Capileira has an information office that opens erratically but should be open in September

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8. Re: hub for day hikes

I was in the area about 2 weeks ago and agree that Capiliera would make a good base. It's little a bit touristy but ok. Bars, restaurants, buses and walks. I stayed in Trevelez [Hotel Fragua] which is also good. For walks you could use Sunflower Andulicia guide http://www.sunflowerbooks.co.uk/andalucia.htm there a few walks in your area. A good number of trails are signposted locally so you can make up walks as you go.

There is a bus that goes from the village up a road that leads high up onto Mulhacen - check Google maps.

Good 'up and back' walk from Trevelez - out the top of the village and up the valley of the Rio Trevelez, fairly easy and scenic, or alternative straight up into the hills.

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9. Re: hub for day hikes

sorry, I inadvertently advertised, apologies.

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