With its white sandy beaches, pine and oak forests, near-desert plateaus, snow-capped peaks, traditional villages, lush river valleys and olive groves, the GR7 in Andalucía
takes you on a journey through the most geographically diverse region on the Iberian peninsula. Famous among holidaymakers for its coastline, the GR7 offers the opportunity to see another side of Andalucia. You will explore little-visited hidden gems, enjoy the natural parks and visit unspoilt peaceful villages.
This wonderfully varied route starts at the southernmost tip of Spain on the coast at Tarifa, and meanders through the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga before dividing. The northern fork heads through Córdoba and Jaén provinces (718km in total), while the southern fork passes through Almería and Granada (735km). The fully waymarked route crosses seven stunning natural parks and the Sierra Nevada
national park, home to mainland Spain's highest peak - Mulhacén.
The GR7 avoids tarmac roads wherever possible, instead taking ancient trade routes, bridlepaths and even goat tracks. While most sections do not stray far from civilization, there are challenging days of up to 35km in length, so to make shorter days a tent is essential in some more remote sections. Nevertheless, camping can be avoided by the use of public transport, and there are only a few sections of steep ascent, so this route is suitable for walkers of reasonable fitness and navigational ability.
• The first guide to cover the whole of the GR7 in Andalucía.
• Detailed route description for around 60 days of walking, with options for creating shorter sections and days.
• Information on all the villages en route including accommodation so that you can plan your own route.