THE CONCEPT OF EXCURSIONS AT ALBAR CAN MEAN MANY THINGS…

You might wish to join in one of our programmed public outings, such as the Almond Blossom Walks.

Or, you and your group can choose a private excursion for yourselves, using ideas from our list of things to do. This includes, to give a few examples, caving, visiting a local pottery, a pilgrimage to a mountaintop shrine, and touring the Alhambra. If you need assistance with directions or booking transport, we are always here to help.

Finally, an Albar excursion could be something you arrange yourself as the main purpose of your visit, using Albar as base camp.  You might come as a cycling club to do some touring for example, or with a group of geologists to study the area. We have room for eighteen people in the casona, and we can arrange further accommodation as needed at one of our sister sites or with cooperating local hotels.

ALBAR EVENT CALENDAR

Here are a few ideas to get you started...

For scheduled times for these seasonal events, check our calendar near to the time.
ALBAR EVENT CALENDAR

Foraging Walks

Foraging walks will be scheduled for March or April.

Early Spring Wildflower

Early spring wildflower walks will happen in April or May.

Almond Blossom Walks

Walks take place in late February or early March, depending upon when the blossom is expected to be at its peak.

There are plenty of local events of interest...

Why not come to the area for the Gastronomic Week of tapas in Lubrin? This is a great week for food lovers in October which culminates in a sumptuous food competition.

Or, use our route information on this page to schedule your own walk or mountain bike trip.

Albar provides printed details of four walking routes and one route for mountain bikers. The notes here tell you what to take, what to wear, give route directions and provide a local map extract with the route available to download.

Around El Pilar. Easy (2.5 Km / 40 Mins)

What to take: Water, camera during the Spring, map and directions
What to wear: Flat shoes, Trainers or boots, sun hat
Download route map: Here

Directions:

  1. From Albar turn left and follow road into village square then follow road to your left slightly uphill until you reach an era after 200 meters with views across the Almond groves.
  2. Follow road to Church then turn left until you reach main road after 300 meters
  3. Taking care and walking on the left side of the road to face on-coming traffic turn left on main road for 120 meters then take first track on your right
  4. Follow track for 300 meters until you reach a cross roads, third track on your left. Take left track uphill and follow for 500 meters until you reach a track on your right
  5. Take this track then after 150 meters take first track on your right and follow downhill for 600 meters ignoring tracks to left and right until you reach main road
  6. Turn right at main road and follow into El Pilar and reach Albar after 500 meters

Almonds and Rambla. Moderate (6.5 Km / 1.5 Hours)

What to take: Water, camera during the Spring, map and directions
What to wear: Trainers or boots, sun hat
Download route map: Here

Directions:

  1. From the parking area at Albar take main road right then 3rd track to your left after 550 meters marked by a white post box
  2. Continue on track until you reach Cortijo Los Panseco on your left after 1 km
  3. Follow track to right and head south passing ruin on your left after 500 meters
  4. Continue on track heading south for 1 km until you reach main road
  5. Cross main road and take track opposite follow past house on your left, join Rambla after 300 meters and turn right
  6. After 700 meters where Rambla divides follow smaller Rambla right for 2km until you return to Albar

Atalaya Summit y el retorno (13 Km 5 Hours / Difficult)

What to take: Water – there is no water and little shade available on the route, camera, mobile phone, binoculars, map and directions
What to wear: Walking boots, sun hat and trousers for walking through brush– spare warm jumper or jacket
Download route map: Here

Directions:

  1. From Albar turn left at main road then immediate right sign posted El Chive. Follow carretera asfaltada uphill for 2.4 kms
  2. Then take dirt track on your left for 1.5 kms
  3. At end of track turn left onto carretera asfaltada and follow uphill for 1.6 kms
  4. Take first track on left at top of hill and follow for 600 meters until you reach a disused quarry
  5. Climb face of quarry by easiest route the follow hunter track to first peak. From here you should be able to spot the white pillar marking the Atalaya summit 500 meters distant
  6. Follow top of ridge to summit. There is a faint path a few meters to the south of the ridge

Ruta de Bicicleta De Montana. Energetic (15.5 Km)

Day Hike 6-7 Hours
By bicycle – 2.5 Hours

What to take: Water! There is no water and little shade available on the route. Camera, mobile phone, binoculars, map and directions
Download route map: Here

  1. From Albar turn left at main road then immediate right sign posted El Chive. Follow carretera asfaltada uphill for 2.4 kms
  2. Then take dirt track on your left for 1.5 kms
  3. At end of track turn left onto carretera asfaltada and follow uphill for 1.9 kms
  4. Take first track on right at top of hill and follow for 850 meters until the third track on your right
  5. Follow track downhill in a series of ‘s’ bends at first for 1.3kms until you reach a house
  6. Turn slightly right to continue down hill, follow main track down – ignoring all tracks on your left – for 2 kms until you reach a t junction
  7. Turn right at the t junction and reach El Chive in 1.3kms
  8. From El Chive follow carretera asfaltada right ignoring right turn after 800 meters
  9. Instead follow carretera asfaltada up hill taking the right hand fork where it divides above the quarry. Follow up hill then long downhill until you reach El Pilar and Albar after 3.4 km