Circular walk near Busquístar and Pórtugos - Alpujarras

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After several long walks we choose today for a shady walk in Busquístar and Portugos in the Alpujarras in Andalusia in Spain. We park our car just outside of Busquístar and walk back to the center. We see a large parking area at the bottom Busquístar but have bad experiences with driving through small villages, so we leave our car just outside the village.

The walk follows much of a GR footpath. We walk up a steep dirt road. Between the trees, we have nice views of Busquístar and the Alpujarras in Spain. Soon we come across a nice stream of water and cross it over the bridge. Then we climb further on unpaved roads. Occasionally, parts of dirt road alternated by great hiking trails. We have a relatively much shadow during this walk, but every time we have to climb uphill, the sun is shining and there is no shelter. A bench or rock for a break is hard to find. The forest walk is very nice. After 400 meters uphill, we arrive at the highest point of this walk near Busquístar.

From here the walk only goes down. Through fun trails we walk to Portugos in the Alpujarras in Spain. We arrive at 10 after 2 in Portugos which means that the Spanish siesta already started. All shops are closed, so we walk back to Busquístar. The last part of the walk we walk along the road between Busquístar and Portugos. Near the Fuente Agria and the church is a large picnic area where we have a short break. Then we walk back to Busquístar. From the road we have nice views of Busquístar and the Alpujarras in Spain. The majority of this circular walk goes through the Sierra Nevada National Park.

This walk was not too heavy and not too difficult. A Large part of this circular walk goes through the forests of the Sierra Nevada National Park in Spain. Outside Busquístar and Portugos and there are no eateries.

Length: 8 km
Height difference: 400 m

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