Casa Esteban, POLOPOS, Alpujarras (self-catering )

The small village of Polopos is perfect for walking in the hills near the sea.
The sea is about 4 miles away as the crow flies. Polopos is at a height of 788m above sea level, so it has a spectacular view out to sea. On some exceptionally clear days in winter you can see the range of Atlas mountains in Africa.
The area around Polopos is completely rural, quiet and peaceful, and offers marvelous walking, with hills, deep valleys and ravines. There are 4 walks around Polopos on the walkingworld site, walks 4692 to 4695. Polopos is surrounded by almond trees, olive trees and oranges and a great variety of different plants and flowers. Goats and horses come through the streets.
About 30 miles to the north are the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, the second highest in Europe. All the seasons are perfect for walking, (in winter,daytime temperatures are about 60F), except the middle of summer when it can get too hot to walk far in the middle of the day.
The house is in the village at the edge,ten yards from open countryside. It is on two floors and has 5 rooms plus bathroom and outside terrace and sleeps 3-4. It is simply not luxuriously, furnished with pine and cane furniture,and is a restored typical Andalucian village house. It has all amenities, electric hot water and heating, shower, fridge etc, and a wood-burning stove.

Walks near here

Polopos Valley Circular

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This is a great introduction to the area. Starting in Polopos Village, the route follows the Sendero Rústico around to the eastern side of the valley, then drops down to the valley floor with its citrus and avocado plantations before returning by one... More info

ID:
4692
Length:
4.7 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Polopos to La Mamola

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This is a beautiful, long ridge walk with stunning views into the valleys on either side and sea panoramas throughout the whole walk. You climb from the hill village of Polopos to Cerro de la Era Moreno and then descend through almond groves nearly 1... More info

ID:
4695
Length:
6.8 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Polopos – Las Casillas – Haza del Lino Circular

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This is a beautiful, long day walk with stunning views into the valleys on either side and sea panoramas throughout the whole walk. You start from the hill village of Polopos and cross to the next valley and the abandoned XVII Century village of... More info

ID:
4694
Length:
9 Miles
Grade:
Strenuous

Salchicha from Haza del Lino Circular

Distance from search point: 1.2 Miles

This is a super circular walk from Haza del Lino to Salchicha, the highest point of the Sierra de Contraviesa. The views from the top of Salchicha must be some of the best in Spain, an uninterrupted 360 degrees of the whole 3,000m peaks of the Sierra... More info

ID:
4693
Length:
5 Miles
Grade:
Strenuous

Busquistar - Rio Trevelez - Ferrirola Circuit

Distance from search point: 10 Miles

This delightful little walk takes in some of the most spectacular scenery and dramatic footpaths in the region. Do not be put off by the double descent but climb into the Río Trevélez Gorge, the experience is well worth it. The route is very old,... More info

ID:
2279
Length:
5.2 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

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