Private tour

Granada: Hiking Tour Through Alhambra’s Natural Highlights

Granada: Hiking Tour Through Alhambra’s Natural Highlights

From $74.26 per person

On this hiking tour, you will see the natural environment of the Cerro del Sol, wonderful views of the Sacromonte hill, and the Albaicín neighborhood.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of the Alhambra and the hydraulic system that allowed the construction of the citadel
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Alhambra, the Albaicin and Sacromonte
  • Let your curiosity flow and take advantage of your guide's experience and knowledge of history and architecture
  • Enjoy a hike filled with culture and nature
Full description
In this private, exclusive tour, you will see the water supply system of the Alhambra in greater detail. This visit will take you on a walk through the Generalife’s environmental area, over the imposing space of the Albercones and the Santa Elena Fortress. You can also enjoy impressive views from the Sacromonte and Valparaiso neighborhoods up to the Fuente del Avellano. One part of the tour runs along the banks of the Acequia del Tercio, which has provided the Alhambra and its inhabitants with water for centuries. You will gain an understanding of how a hydraulic system was built in the thirteenth century to bring water to the Cerro del Sol, and we will talk about all the plant life that the water supply made possible on this hill, including age-old orchards, the new gardens of the Generalife and all of the traditional olive groves in the Dehesa del Generalife: a tradition that began in Muslim times and continues to this day. This hiking tour also runs through the Castle of Santa Elena. This fortification built above the Acequia Real was used to watch over the water supply. You will finish the visit in an idyllic place: the Fuente del Avellano. Our guides are professionals with a passion for the history of Granada and the Alhambra. They will accompany you on this walking tour through the most beautiful natural corners of Granada.
Includes
  • Professional expert guide
  • Entrance fees for the Alhambra and Generalife
  • Transportation to the meeting point
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Main entrance pavilion. Esplanade. "Punto de encuentro/meeting point" signpost.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • If you have a baby, prams or strollers can make the route difficult, so we would recommend a baby carrier
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Product ID: 400517