Granada, Spain Nature & adventure

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From Granada: Sierra Nevada 4WD Safari Tour

1. From Granada: Sierra Nevada 4WD Safari Tour

Discover some of the best views of the Sierra Nevada mountains surrounding Granada, and enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the old city from secret viewpoints. On the tour, drive along trails that date back over a thousand years, from the time of the Visigoths and the Arabs. Following pickup from Granada city center, travel by 4WD vehicle towards the towering peaks of the nearby mountains north of the city. We will get an elevation of 2500 meters-8000 ft, with amazing views of the highest peaks in the Iberian peninsula. Explore the north face of the Sierra Nevada to see the highest peaks on the Iberian Peninsula, climbing to heights of more than 3,000 meters. Marvel at the amazing landscape, before driving to Sierra de Huétor Natural Park. The mountains here are lower and were used by the Moors to draw spring water for the Albaicín, now part of Granada. See some old fortifications from the days of the Spanish Civil War, and enjoy incredible views of Granada and the Sierra Nevada. Finally, visit a typical Andalusian restaurant where you can enjoy drinks, snacks, or a meal (costs not included).

From Granada: Day Trip through Alpujarra Region

2. From Granada: Day Trip through Alpujarra Region

Explore the region of Alpujarra on a day trip from Granada. Learn about the history of the region of Andalucia with your local guide and admire the views of fantastic landscapes. Begin by heading towards Lanjarón, making the first stop at the historic Nasrid bridge of Tablate. Learn about the relationship of the Moriscos with the Alpujarra. Visit the Nasrid castle and enjoy the views of the surrounding region. Head to a viewpoint and admire the vistas of the Poqueira Valley, Guadalfeo Valley, and Sierra Nevada. Discover the Fuente Agria Spring and the Chorrerón in Pórtugos, a source of water rich in minerals. Walk down to the Chorrerón and enjoy some impressive natural waterfalls. Continue to charming town of Capilerilla, a hidden gem away from the tourist crowds with beautiful architecture and quaint streets. Arrive at Pampaneira, within the network of the most beautiful villages in Spain and one of the most representative of the Alpujarra region. Here you will have free time to have a coffee before returning to Granada.

Sierra Nevada Small Group E-Bike Tour

3. Sierra Nevada Small Group E-Bike Tour

Reconnect with nature on an amazing e-bike tour of the Sierra Nevada National Park, and get stunning views of the surrounding landscape from the 2nd highest mountain range in Europe. Marvel at the lofty peaks of Mulhacén, towering 3,482 meters above sea level. Look for local wildlife, including the incredible mountain goats that make the rugged landscape their home. Put on the provided helmet and make yourself comfortable on the high-quality bikes. Then, cycle downhill through the rocky crags and feel the adrenaline pump through your blood. Ride at your own pace under the careful supervision of your guide, and get a better appreciation of the beauty of the mountains and ancient forest. Pedal through some of the famous white villages to experience a slice of local life.

Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

4. Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

Get off the beaten track of the city with this guided hiking tour of the Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon. Hike the 6.5-kilometer trail and explore the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada National Park. Trek across hanging bridges and explore the Andalusian mountains. Start your trip with a 20-minute drive to the Sierra Nevada National Park and start your easy hike. Cross hanging bridges and discover what this special route has in store, as well as its incredible views, waterfalls, and tunnels.  This path will take you through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Andalusia.

Sierra Nevada: Snowshoe Hiking Tour

5. Sierra Nevada: Snowshoe Hiking Tour

Put on your snowshoes and discover the Sierra Nevada peaks. With this guided hiking tour, you will explore one of the most spectacular landscapes of the Iberian Peninsula. Walk along an easy path at an altitude of 2,500 meters. Enjoy the route as a beginner or with the whole family. The path is sometimes uneven, but easy and safe. Admire the spectacular views that the high peaks of Sierra Nevada offer. Enjoy the tranquility for hours and take unique pictures. After the trek is over, head to the cafeteria of the university hostel to have a hot drink.

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

6. Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

Discover one of Europe's richest botanical enclaves, through picturesque villages and a breathtaking mountain landscape. La Alpujarra is an extensive valley running across the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of the Contraviesa Lújar, the Mediterranean coast and the Sierra de Gador. White buildings pepper the rugged terrain, matching the snow-capped peaks down amid the lush foliage. The first stop is the 19th-century town of Lanjarón, where you'll follow the flowing waters to Orgiva, the crossroads of the region and capital of La Alpujarra. From here continue through the magical towns of Caratuñas, Pampaneira, Pitres and Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its exquisite Iberian hams. Then, drive into the heart of the charming and picturesque villages of Bubion and Capileira, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views and a traditional lunch if you choose this option.

Granada: Sierra Nevada Veleta Peak Trek with Lunch

7. Granada: Sierra Nevada Veleta Peak Trek with Lunch

Leaving from the city of Granada at 09:00 or meeting point in Hoya de la Mora, Sierra Nevada at 10:00 where we start the trekking tour, in winter we will use snowshoes and poles to enjoy the snow and ice and in summer only walking sticks, enjoying the views of the fertile plain of Granada, the summit of Mulhacen and the Veleta and on clear days views of the Mediterranean Sea, upon reaching the summit of the Veleta at 3,396 meters above sea level, we will enjoy a well-deserved rest with a picnic lunch and prepare for the descent. The round trip trek has an approximate time of 7 hours back to Hoya de la Mora, and back to Granada at 6:00 p.m.

From Granada: Los Cahorros Guided Tour

8. From Granada: Los Cahorros Guided Tour

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the natural paradise that is Los Cahorros on this guided tour. After getting picked up in Granada, head to Monachil, located just 15 minutes from Granada. Enjoy an easy hike through the river canyon, facilitated by the 30-meter high hanging bridges that tower between the canyon walls. Discover bathing pools, small caves, and immense vegetation. You will also have the opportunity to see the beautiful waterfalls that characterize this area on this 2 to 3-hour walking route. At the end of your hike, get dropped off back in the center of Granada.

Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

9. Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

Explore one of the most recognized sites in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Nicknamed the Sister of the Alps and the Himalayas, this region is unique for the murmur of streams, legendary lagoons, the myriad of waterfalls snow tunnels, and high mountain meadows.  This tour will expose the secrets of the region to you, as a guide will divulge details and show highlights. Even in high summer months, you will be able to touch snow or fill your lungs with the freshest air.  Touring at more than 2,600 meters above altitude, the ecosystem vastly differs from any other. The refreshing experience reveals forests from legend and landscapes from cinema. In summer it is no less impressive since you will expore Veleta, the second-highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula.

Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

10. Sacromonte Caves Museum Admission Ticket

Spend an enjoyable hour exploring the Cave House Museum of Sacromonte with this admission ticket. Visit 11 separate caves, housing re-created cave house dwellings. Gain an understanding of the culture, history and natural environment of the Sacromonte district. See kitchens and stables, and also traditional trades and crafts, such as basketry, ceramics and weaving. Learn about flamenco in the Sacromonte district. Learn about the plants, the geology and the landscape of the area in the outdoors garden. From the garden you’ll also have unique views of the Alhambra, the city and the Rio Darro Valley.

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We had a great hike of 6km with a total of 10 people plus 2 very helpful and caring guides. Part of the walk was through a canyon which had some challenges but was doable and fun. The scenery was dramatic and beautiful and very peaceful. It was a great way to see a small part of Sierra Nevada National Park. I would highly recommend this hike. Also when we were dropped off at the meeting point we had lunch in the plaza which was full of locals and the lunch special of 3 courses, a drink and bread was both tasty and very reasonably priced.

It’s a great way to explore the Alpujarra region, which is hard to get to by public transport. Loved the many stops on the way and how passionate the guide, Michael, was for this region.

This was amazing, but a little more strenuous than advertised. I doubt children could do it.

Amazing tour guide Carlos! Wonderful region with stunning views and great food

Carlos was a good guide and very accommodating. It was a fun day out.