Province of Granada
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From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

1. From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

Have an adventure along the El Caminito del Rey and walk 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. Discover the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Canyon, and Guadalhorce River's history and importance to El Caminito del Rey. Meet your guide and board your bus for a ride towards Conde de Guadalhorce Dam. Begin your walking tour and learn how the dam is Málaga's main water reserve. Hear about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes and how the canyon was carved by the Guadalhorce River from your guide. Prepare to test your nerves on a high-up adventure along El Caminito del Rey. Follow the path which is about 3 kilometers long and less than 1 meter wide, hanging 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. See the construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro and how the pathway was built for maintaining the channel. The path is known as El Caminito del Rey (the little pathway of the king) because it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII.

Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

2. Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

Meet at the starting point and travel in an 8-seater van to the village of Monachil, 15 kilometers from Granada. Begin your route in the lower part of Sierra Nevada, an area of canyons and rivers. Hike for 2 to 3 hours and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and make several stops along the way. The trek's degree of difficulty is relatively easy and is family friendly, but for some sections, you will have to walk in a crouch. Appreciate the beauty of the place and take pictures. After your tour is over, you will be able to remember your experience from several free photos taken by the guide with a professional camera.

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: High Sierra Nevada Hiking Experience

4. Granada: High Sierra Nevada Hiking Experience

After being collected from your accommodation in Granada, you will be driven to 2,500 meters above sea level to the top of the Sierra Nevada Road. From here you will head to the most beautiful glacier valley of Sierra Nevada, San Juan Valley. Here you will learn how the ice has been excavating the rocks throughout thousand of years. You will also encounter beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and shiny rocks, as well as wildlife such as mountain goats, eagles, birds migrating from Africa, and insects and plants that only exist here. This is an easy but beautiful hike, off the beaten path. Your guides know the best secret spots in Sierra Nevada after more than 30 years hiking here. Your tour will eventually conclude in a beautiful panoramic restaurant, where you will enjoy a refreshing drink.

Nerja: Río Verde Canyoning Tour with Photos

5. Nerja: Río Verde Canyoning Tour with Photos

Meet your friendly crew in Nerja, then head off on the 1 hour journey to Río Verde. Upon arrival, enjoy a scenic 1 hour hike along the river bank to reach one of Andalusia’s most impressive ravines. Arrive at the Y Waterfall, and get kitted out with all the necessary safety equipment. Listen to your instructor's tips and recommendations, then start your descent. Spend an unforgettable and leisurely 3 hours canyoning down the ravine. The descent includes some jumps (optional) and 2 thrilling rappels. Change out of your kit after, and enjoy your snack before returning to Nerja.

From Malaga: Day Trip to the Sierra Nevada

6. From Malaga: Day Trip to the Sierra Nevada

Depart Malaga and get back to nature in the beautiful Sierra Nevada National Park. Learn the secrets of the mountain range, known as the sister of the Alps and Himalayas. Marvel at the beauty of the streams, lagoons and waterfalls, and discover snow tunnels and high mountain meadows. Be amazed that the high mountain peaks are capped with snow, even in the summer, as they soar to heights of up to 2,600 meters above sea level. Fill your lungs with fresh mountain air. Hear about the unique ecosystem of the park and its forests before driving back to Malaga.

Climb Iberian Highest Peak with a private guide

7. Climb Iberian Highest Peak with a private guide

Strap on your mountain boots for a one-day hike up Spain’s highest mountain, and climb to the summit of Mulhacén in the Sierra Nevada on an adventure that is suitable for beginners and those with little mountain experience. Day 1: Following a pick-up in Granada, drive to Las Alpujarras, enjoying views of the white villages of Arabic origin on the south face of the Sierra Nevada. Continue to La Hoya del Portillo, the highest point of Mulhacén accesible by car. Start your climb from 6,500 feet (1,980 meters), and hike for about 3-4 hours to the Poqueira Mountain Hut at 8,200 feet (2,500 meters)Then, start your ascent to the summit of Mulhacén at 11,423 feet (3,482 meters). Catch your breath and take in the incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea and mountains of the Sierra Nevada. On clear days, the views extend far and wide over Spain, and as far as the Rif Mountains in North Africa! The return hike to La Hoya del Portillo will take approximately 5 hours, where your transfer back to Granada will be waiting.

Granada: Hiking along the Gollizno route

8. Granada: Hiking along the Gollizno route

Depart the city center of Granada in an 8-seater combi van and arrive at the small town of Olivares, about 35 minutes away.  Start the guided hike along the Velillos River and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of typical Mediterranean nature. Try to spot some of the typical species that live in the region including many birds and mountain wildlife.  Cross a suspension bridge and walk through Tajos de la Hoz, an incredible natural gorge formed by the constant flow of the river. Climb a staircase that gives a fantastic panoramic view of the region.  Continue in search of the ancient cave paintings, followed by some time relaxing by the fountain of La Corcuela, before finally returning to Granada.

From Málaga: El Saltillo Gorge and White Village Hiking Tour

9. From Málaga: El Saltillo Gorge and White Village Hiking Tour

Trek through the breathtaking paths of the El Saltillo gorge on this hiking tour from Málaga. Meet your guide at the meeting point in Málaga, located near the famous Atarazanas market, and hop in the van that will take you straight to the starting point of your hike, the white village of Canillas del Aceituno. Hike through the streets of the village, admiring the incredible white architecture along the way. Follow the Arab irrigation canal past the gorge of the Almanchares River and into the heart of the Sierra Alhama Natural Park. Throughout your hike, learn more about the park's geology, wildlife, and plants from your local guide. At the river, stop for a picnic and a swim in the crystal-clear waters before beginning your descent. On the way back, get up close and personal with the park's native goats and enjoy breathtaking views of the sunset over the mountains.

From Granada: 4-Day Sierra Nevada Hiking Tour

10. From Granada: 4-Day Sierra Nevada Hiking Tour

Set off on a hiking adventure to climb every peak above 3000 meters, 10000 feet, in the Sierra Nevada National Park, the 2nd highest mountain range in Europe. Discover the stunning mountainous landscape with glacial lakes and admire unparalleled views of the Meditteranean during your 4-day trek. Start your adventure in the nice village of Jerez del Marquesado from where you will drive to Postero Alto mountain hut and start the trekking journey. Climb Picón de Jerez, Tajos Negros, Puntal de los Cuartos, and Vacares, before resting in your sleeping bag at Lagunas de las Calderetas, a beautiful little glacial lake with pristine waters at 3000 meters of elevation. On the second day, conquer the Alcazaba peak, and then the Mulhacen peak, the highest in the Sierra Nevada range at 3482 meters above sea level, with incredible views of the Mediterranean sea and even Africa from the summit. Spend the night by Laguna de la Caldera, one of the largest lakes in the Sierra Nevada. On the third day, climb Cerro de los Machos and Pico del Veleta, before sleeping by the Lagunillos de la Virgen, another beautiful small glacial lake. On the last day, hike the ridge of Tajos de la Virgen, and climb Elorrieta, Cartujo, Tajos Altos, and Caballo. After 2 hours of walking, you will be picked up by 4x4 jeep to return back to Granada city.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Julio was a great guide. The hike was 6km and took 2 hours. Small group of 8 friendly people. I really enjoyed the chance to see a small part of the Sierra Nevada and get out of Granada for one morning during our stay. Comfortable for anyone with average fitness. Just a very tiny part of ducking and crawling past a narrow ledge but easy enough. Highly recommended.

It was a very nice trip through nature, with beautiful views. Because of the e-bikes it was not a sporting challenge, but you can enjoy the surroundings. The trip was well organized, with transport to the departure point in the mountains. From there a descent and a few climbs.

The trip was great and went at a nice easy pace that allowed plenty of time for photos. The guide, Ian, was friendly and knowledgeable.

Thought it would be too heavy for me (72), but it wasn't too bad and I wouldn't have missed it. Incredibly beautiful.

It was simply awesome, the views, the route that we took, the bicycles and the guides