Long distance hiking path GR-7 in Las Alpujarras area
The long distance hiking trail GR-7 was born in France more than 5 decades ago, finishing in the Pyrenees. Later was prolonged from Catalonia and point in Granada was completed only a few years ago. Now GR-7 continues through Malaga and Cadiz, ending in Tarifa. It is expected to continue in Africa in the future, becoming the first intercontinental trail.
Part of GR 7 forms the southern part of even longer route known in Europe as E-4 long distance path which starts in Greece.
While passing through Las Alpujarras, we can divide the path into seven parts, traveling the Eastern Alpujarra, around irrigation canals and farmlands, to the Mid Alpujarra, close to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada and finally reaching the Western Alpujarra, with Barranco Poqueira valley. On this part of GR-7 route you can discover pure Las Alpujarras, its white villages, the architecture, the Arab influence, traditional cuisine, mineral waters ...