This is hikers' paradise, with walks for all, from the gentle ambler to the energetic strider. Berchules is right on the path of the famous long distance footpath, the GR7 which links Gibraltar with Greece. We have our own route notes for 40 local walks (see our walks menu); we have the most up-to-date maps and books about local history, flora and fauna and we can arrange transport or guiding for walks if required.
Join a group and trek on horseback through the Alpujarras with Dallas Love. She has over twenty horses in her stable near Bubion and organises weekly treks from February to November and also shorter rides for half or a full day.
The Alpujarra has the best trails imaginable. In breathtaking scenery, you will experience the adrenaline rush as you drop hundreds of metres in minutes, and then enjoy the challenge of climbing a real mountain, not knowing what's round the next bend.
A different start point every day means you can experience so much more. Begin above the snow line, spend the day on different trails, lunch in a mountain village and finish with a drink in a bar at the bottom of a valley.
Many interesting, spectacular and, for the visitor to Spain, rarely seen birds abound in Las Alpujarras including Hoopoes, Bee Eaters, Golden Orioles, many species of owl, Golden and other eagles to name but a few and are frequently seen within a few kilometres of the hotel.
Other activities include botany, entomology, butterfly watching and astronomy.