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The Alpujarras Region - Tour from Nerja

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the Alpuarras region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Pass through the charming whitewashed villages with a laid-back way of life
  • Included wine and cheese tasting session
  • The tour is led by a local expert guide and conducted in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    16 Feb - 31 Dec: Mondays


    5 - 6 hours

    Start time

    Nerja: 0810h (08:10am)
    Duration: 5 - 6 hours

    Meeting Point

    The tour departs from Hotel RIU Monica at 0810h (08:10am)
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. .

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Experience some mountain magic in the peaceful and picturesque Alpujarras region, located in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range, 3000 feet above sea level.

    The spectacular landscape with clusters of small white villages with flat earthen roofs terrados and terraced farmland that reaches over 6,561 feet (2,000 meters) make this an essential visit.

    The enchanting mountain village of Pampaneira is like an Aladdin’s Cave with hotels, bars and a fantastic selection of gift shops offering some unique and high quality souvenirs. Sample some local wine, goat’s cheese and marzipan at the bodega or purchase some traditional Spanish food.


    Your tour will depart from Nerja (08:10am) by air-conditioned motor coach. Accompanied by a guide, your excursion will travel up the coast, passing through some beautiful coastal views and up to the Alpujarras, the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

    At 0930h (9:30am), you have a Coffee stop in Lanjaron for 40 minutes, with time to walk and explore the old part of the town.

    This will be followed by a 45-minute drive along some spectacular scenery up to the village of Pampaneira, which is about 3000 feet above sea level.

    Enjoy 45 minutes free time in Pampaneira. Explore the steep little streets, search through the gift shops, visit the cafes for a snack, and get more information from the excellent tourist information office.

    Visit a local bodega or wine cellar, where you can taste the local wine, the almond cheese, and buy all sorts of locally produced goods such as liqueurs, marmalades, meringues, figs, etc. This will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

    Around 1300h (1:00pm), Start heading back to Nerja, arriving back at the original departure point at approximately 1430h (2.30pm).

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Air-conditioned coach transport
    • English and German speaking guide
    • Wine and cheese tasting


    • Lunch
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    This trip is not suitable for people with limited mobility or for those who have blood pressure problems.

    Wheelchair access will be difficult in the bodega.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • reviews
    • The tour and the tour guide were excellent.

      John/Georganna Beuerman, United Kingdom, 16/Oct/2015
    • Tour was much longer than advertised. That was OK, but could have caused problems if people had other plans. Tour around 4 hours longer than advertised.

      Andrew Gillie, United Kingdom, 22/Sep/2015
    • Good tour but not as advertised, i.e. no wine and cheese tasting

      James Pope, United Kingdom, 08/Sep/2017
    • Really enjoyable tour.

      What a great day we had. The tour guide was fantastic, gave us lots of info. and stories about the region. Everything went to time, no waiting around and enough time on our own...

      ms alison s king, United Kingdom, 06/Jun/2014
    • Very enjoyable, great guide.

      Loved this tour - very laid back which was perfect for an excursion into the mountain region. The guide (Sonia) was the perfect companion - her commentary was charming and...

      John G Lynch, Australia, 06/Jul/2012
    • A wonderful day out in this beautiful region.

      The coach arrived promptly and was extremely comfortable. The guide was fluent in 4 languages and very knowledgeable with a great sense of humour in all of them. It was a full...

      Michael Cowley, United Kingdom, 19/Sep/2016
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