The GR7 is the footpath through Andalucia, which forms part of the European Route No. 4. The route is made up of itineraries, which are designed to avoid crossing or using tarmac roads or any roads used by traffic, wherever possible. The GR7 starts in Tarifa in on the furthest southwest tip of Spain, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. The route stretches across the provinces of Cádiz, Málaga, Granada, Almería, Córdoba and Jaén, covering approximately 1,250 kilometers of sign-posted footpaths.
GR7 in Granada
Approximately 500 kilometers
Ventas de Zafarraya - Alhama de Granada - La Resinera - Fornes - Arenas del Rey - Jayena - Albuñuelas - Saleres - Restábal - Melegís - Murchas - Lecrín - Nigüelas - Lanjarón - Cáñar - Soportújar - Pampaneira - Bubión - Capilerilla - Pitres - Atalbéitar - La Tahaja - Pórtugos - Busquístar - Trevélez - Juviles - Timas - Narila - Cádiar - Alcútar - Bérchules - Mecin Bombarón - Yegen - Válor - Nechite - Mairena - Laroles - Bayárcal (Almería 15 Km) - Puerto Ferreira - Puerto de la Ragua - La Calahorra - Charches - E. Alamo - Picón de Gor - Cortijo de Santa Olalla - Baza - Baños de Zújar - Zújar - Benamaurel - Cúllar - La Tejera - Orce - Galera - Huéscar - El Villar - Las Santas - Puebla de D. Fadrique - Almaciles
The section of the GR-7 walkway, which goes through the province of Granada, is as varied as it is beautiful. The Granada route covers some 500 kilometers.
From the starting point in the province, at Ventas de Zafarraya, you carry on to Alhama de Granada, where it's worth stopping off at the Balneario (traditional spa), which is just outside of the town. You can either stay overnight at the Balneario or just soak your feet in the warm natural waters, which flow into the river beside the spa car park. The route carries on across the province into the Valle de Lecrín, a wonderful valley where the oranges ripen and the almond blossoms in spring, while at the same time the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada make a stunning contrast against the clear blue skies. The route takes you through from the village of Albuñuelas, right through to Nigüelas on a journey of well worn paths, but always with an abundance of wildlife, no matter what time of the year. Dramatic rocky gorges lead you deeper into the Mountains of Andalucia, from Lanjarón (famous for its spring water and Spa treatments) right into the Alpujarra Mountains. The route takes you to the highest paths in Spain, where the some snow can always be found - even in the hottest summer months. This demanding, mountain route through the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Granada ends at Bayarcal - at 1,255 meters, the highest village in the Province of Almería.