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The High Alpujarra
A steep series of valleys and gorges


This is a spectacular rugged and steep series of valleys and gorges, which have been softened and made more accessible by an astonishing number of stonewalled terraces, hundreds of kilometres of irrigation channels and



ancient mule tracks. This terracing and especially the irrigation network are an engineering marvel, created mainly by the Berbers from North Africa who were the principal inhabitants here during the time of the Moors.

The old mule tracks are now the basis for the hiking paths that abound in the area - some hard going and steep, others following the contour line, winding around gorges and streams, with many natural springs of cold water to drink. The GR7 hiking trail passes through the High Alpujarra as part of it's Europe wide route.