Water tour in Sierra Nevada: The arteries of the Alpujarra region

The valleys in the Alpujarra region are the perfect example of how human beings had to manage water to survive: ponds, careo or discharge canals, acequías (“irrigation canals”) and hazas (plots of arable land) were designed for this purpose. We will visit on foot the so-called “Arteries of Life”.

We will walk through the Poqueira Ravine to get to know its culture and Arabian heritage thanks to its villages, irrigation canals, corners, stories and breathtaking landscapes.


Sierra Nevada National and Natural Park
Capileira and Poqueira Ravine

Duration: 8 hours (depending on the choices)

Price: 200 euros per group (for groups up to 15 people). An estimation of the total cost of the different options will be available.

Group size: Up to 15 people

Period: All year

Detailed programme:

Guided tour through Poqueira Ravine to interpret the landscapes and to learn about the Arabian cultural heritage.

From June to October: trekking up to Chorrillo Peak with High Peaks Interpretation Service (SIAC) (optional)

From November to May: Ascent in 4×4 as high as the snow allows us (optional)

What is included?:

  • Interpretative tour through Poqueira Ravine
  • Trekking up to Chorrillo Peak with SIAC (optional)
  • Ascent in 4×4 as high as the snow allows us (optional)

What is not included?:

Travel expenses in vehicles during the tour. Meals are not included, visitors must bring their picnic.

Collaborating companies:

Huerto Alegre, S.Coop.And. – Aula de Naturaleza Ermita Vieja

Commitment to biodiversity conservation:

Initiatives developed by virtue of adherence to the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism of Sierra Nevada. Partners of Sierra Nevada National and Natural Park.

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