Type of Tour
3 days/ 2 nights
Departure - Destination
Yegen - Yegen
Number of participants
Come and discover the valleys of Ugíjar and Cádiar and the handful of villages scattered about them. You will ride two tough circuits, with technical sections, always beautiful, perfect to do self-guided, but also available in a group of like-minded people.
The English writer Gerald Brenan was perhaps Andalusia’s last romantic traveller, and his book ‘South from Granada’ is one of his best known works. It deals with the landscapes and way of life in and around the Alpujarra village that was his home: Yegen. In the spirit of the writer, and with the unmistakable backdrop of one of the region’s most emblematic villages, you will make a thoroughly active visit to this part of the Alpujarra.
Setting out to the south from the church in Yegen, it is easy to make out the ancient territories of Aben Humeya that we are about to explore: to the east, towards Valor-Ugíjar, and to the west, towards the great Berchules river that rushes down from the snowy peaks above, finally calming down on its arrival in the Cádiar valley, out there behind the ridge. A triangle that opens out from the natural balcony of Yegen to the south, towards the Contraviesa mountains, and behind them, the Mediterranean.
A route with a very varied terain, excellent local cuisines, stunning landscapes and views.
Your accommodation is the charming Rural lodge Casa de los Vientos in the “barrio bajo” of Yegen.