Alpujarra; Brenan’s trails

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Type of Tour

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Difficulty Level


3 days/ 2 nights

Departure - Destination

Yegen - Yegen

Number of participants

2 travellers

Price from

98 €

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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.

Yegen (0 km)

Yegen (0 km)

Arrival in Yegen: Stroll through its winding streets and alleys, admiring the traditional architecture of the Alpujarra. You can also head out of the village on one of the footpaths, visit the church or simply sit down in any corner that catches the late afternoon sun and read Brenan's "South from Granada"

Yegen (35 km)

Heading down through almost lunar landscapes, crossing riverbeds and climbing along forest trails linking tiny hamlets, tucking into a "liberal" rice in the legendrary "Odysseia"... This circular route to Ugíjar is an attractive and adventurous itinerary taking in the spots that so moved the English writer Gerald Brenan in his book "South from Granada".

Yegen (31 km)

Yegen (31 km)

In just 31 kms we will cycle through the waters of the Yator River, cross the Repenil riverbed, climb along the idyllic Cádiar river valley and we will make use of the now defunct Cádiar-Goco trail. From this village clinging to the mountainside, we climb along the GR7 hiking path to Mecina Bombarón and return to Yegen.

Accommodation with breakfast


2 night

Information on the trip


Services not included

Mountain bike hire

Not Included


2 días

Rental of mountain bike. Includes delivery of bike within Granada. Does not include insurance against theft, loss or damage, which are the renter's responsibility.

Extra night at departure point

Not Included


Optional service consisting of one night of accommodation in addition to those normally offered, always immediately preceeding the beginning of the programmed tour offered by Otros Caminos S.L. It includes cyclists' breakfast. Price is per person based on two people sharing a double room.

E-Bike rental with delivery and collection

Not Included


2 días

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