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Granada, Spain National parks

Our most recommended Granada, Spain National parks

From Granada: Sierra Nevada Snowshoe Hike

1. From Granada: Sierra Nevada Snowshoe Hike

Witness the beauty of the Sierra Nevada National Park on a snowshoe hike on Velta Peak from Granada. Work up an appetite with a 4-hour hike then enjoy a picnic lunch at the summit. After getting picked up from your hotel in Granada, travel by car to the starting point and begin your 3 to 4-hour hike. Hike in the company of a certified guide who will point out the best snowy scenes and ensure your safety. The route will be adapted to the weather and group capability. Upon arrival at the peak of Veleta, enjoy a picnic lunch and snacks before beginning your descent and returning to Granada.

From Granada: Guadix and Granada Geopark Guided Tour

2. From Granada: Guadix and Granada Geopark Guided Tour

Guadix is one of the oldest human settles in Spain. The most particular thing of this city is its wonderful cave-houses, still occupied nowadays and that is the most characteristic point of its neighbourhoods. This monumental city conserves an interesting historical and artistic heritage, its fotified towers from 11th century, from where you can admire the lovely views of the meadow, the city and Sierra Nevada. Guadix offers the possibility to travel back in time to know different cultures and civilitations just walking along its narrow streets and its big monuments. The religious architecture is the protagonist in Guadix thanks to important buildings as the Cathedral and the churches of Saint Anna, Saint Domingo and Saint Francis.

Granada Geopark: Desert and Prehistory Tour with Lunch

3. Granada Geopark: Desert and Prehistory Tour with Lunch

Leave Granada city centre in the morning from your hotel or a convenient location nearby. Delve straight into the unique landscape of Granada Geopark.  Pass by picturesque villages on your way to your first stop, Acequia del Toril. Learn about how this natural aqueduct was formed over the centuries. Wander around the vast vegetation that covers the Acequia and the arid landscape that surrounds it. Next up is Gorafe, one of the most picturesque towns in Granada. Explore and immerse yourself in one of the most remarkable natural deserts in Europe. Enjoy an impressive panorama full of different shapes, colors, and sensations. Visit the typical cave houses and well-preserved Dolmens of the Megalithic Park. Continue your tour to the village of Zujar and take pictures of the breathtaking panoramic view of Mirador de Jabalcon. Look down on the Quaternary sediments of the basin and learn about its geological history from your local guide. End your tour with lunch in one of the town's best restaurants, which offers local and seasonal food. After lunch an hour of free time to have a coffee or have a walk before returning to Granada.

From Granada: Guadix and Tabernas Desert Full-Day Tour

4. From Granada: Guadix and Tabernas Desert Full-Day Tour

After collection from your accommodation or a convenient meeting point in the city center, drive off into the surrounding landscape and appreciate the natural beauty north of Granada, near the foothills of Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop at Guadix, which is known for its Troglodyte past and its cave houses, many of which are still occupied by locals. Walk through the main streets of the city center in a small group and marvel at the imposing Cathedral of the Incarnation built in a Gothic and Baroque style over the site of a former mosque. Visit the cave district and Tropolis, a museum located in an original cave. Learn about cave dwellings past and present, and the traditions and craft professions that are linked to them. Enjoy the scenery and capture shots of the photogenic Calahorra Castle, situated on a hill above the town of the same name. It is one of the first Italian Renaissance castles outside Italy built on the site of a former fortification. Finally, explore the Tabernas Desert on your own. See the landscape of arid slopes and the location chosen by Hollywood directors who created the Spaghetti Western. Find out where they filmed Lawrence of Arabia, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, and many more. Enjoy an exquisite local lunch. After your meal, relax with an hour of free time to have a coffee or a stroll before returning to Granada.

Granada: End of the World Viewpoints 4x4 Tour in the Geopark

5. Granada: End of the World Viewpoints 4x4 Tour in the Geopark

Embark on a 4x4 adventure from Guadix to discover the viewpoints of the End of the World, the Paleo-Fardes and the medieval cave fortresses where the Berber mercenaries settled, and more. Start from Guadix and go through Paulenca to the End of the World Viewpoints where you'll observe and understand how the great valleys of Olla de Guadix and Geopark were modeled. Descend to the valley of the river Alhama where the villages mark the road from Julia Gemella Acci to Iliberis. Visit the Marchal Gullies Natural Monument with its impressive formations. Visit the Fortresses in Covarrones Cave and Tía Micaela in Cortes. Closed to the public, you'll have the opportunity to enter to imagine how they lived and fought in the S. X and XI. Finally, savor a tall wine in Bodegas Palanga before heading back to Granada.

Sabika Hill: cultural hike around the Alhambra

6. Sabika Hill: cultural hike around the Alhambra

Walking around the Alhambra’s citadel immerses you in a green landscape filled with stupendous views, beautiful paths, and of course, fascinating history. The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex that was home to Nasrid sultans and Christian kings like Charles V. Learn about what the earliest Sabika of the sultans was like. Why did Charles V fall in love with Granada? Our expert guides will provide you with the answers to these questions, which lie hidden within the hill. During this experience, the expert guides will take you from one site to another on Sabika Hill, stopping at the important monumental areas. They will delve into aspects of the “Alhambra Medina,” and you will learn about the plant life on the hill bordering the edges of the wall, along with the water, land, city gates, and defensive system. You will also learn about the importance of the heritage site “Christian Alhambra."

Granada: Hiking Tour Through Alhambra’s Natural Highlights

7. Granada: Hiking Tour Through Alhambra’s Natural Highlights

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.

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What people are saying about Granada, Spain

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 79 reviews

A unique experience and a highly recommended adventure. We made a beautiful route through the north of the Granada Geopark. The car is a comfortable 4x4 and we were 6 people including the driver. We had a super nice group and they also understood so it was great for us to learn even more. The delivery of Goyo Garrido Adventures is incredible, they explain everything to you and they also gave us a snack at one of the stops. What more could you want? And as if that were not enough, the route lasted longer than planned and we were able to enjoy it even more. Of 10 and totally recommendable, surely we will do something else with them.

Excellent Guide, very professional, experienced and very patient. One detail that I liked was the fact that the company does not cancel even if it is a person. For those who like adventure, it is very worthwhile, I recommend it.

No complaints. A great unique experience in timeless places. Thanks also to our exceptional guide. Go for it.

Henry is an amazing guide. Was able to adapt our plan for the weather!