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Hiking and walking in Granada

You can find all kinds of routes in Granada, from family and accessible routes to more difficult routes and which require some experience and endurance.

There are routes to discover the city on foot, others can be done with bicycle, motorbike, horseback or SUV.

Among the most important routes are:

Route of La Estrella

This trail was created in the late nineteenth century as a means of communication between different mines of the Genil valley. Nowadays its a trail with little difficulty that will allow us to explore the northern part of Sierra Nevada.

Vereda de la Estrella is accessible from Güejar Sierra, from where we get to the trail following the signs that we find along the way. Can we park the car next to Restaurant San Juan and continue from there on foot.

A hiking route of 21 kilometres we can do in about 6 hours, a perfect excursion for a nice day.

Ascension to Morron Sanjuanero from La Ragua

Route of medium difficulty with a distance of approximately 8 kilometres that will take us about 5 hours to complete.

During the snow season, it is recommended to go well equipped.

Strolling through Granada

From the car park situated in the square Plaza de San Agustin we can walk through places of marked importance as Plaza Nueva, Acera del Darro, Paseo de los Tristes and finally ascend to the Alhambra along Cuesta de los Chinos, from where we can enjoy lovely views.

The second part of this tour comes to the Palace of Carlos V and reaches the district of Albaicin and the viewpoints of San Cristobal and San Nicolas from where we return to Plaza de San Agustin, where we have parked our vehicle.

This route of 9 kilometres takes us less than 4 hours, ideal to discover much of what Granada has to offer.

Route along Rio Verde

This route starts from the beautiful town of Otivar. 20 kilometres of medium difficulty.

Route of Monachil

Of average difficulty and with a length of nearly 10 km this tour offers an unsurpassed natural beauty in Granada.

We start in Monachil and walk along a path that goes parallel to the river, along the way we cross a suspension bridge, tunnels and other difficult terrain making the journey a fun activity. Once at the top we can see much of the Vega of Granada and take a break before returning and descending along the same path to get to the starting point.

Route of Alpujarra and Lanjaron

This area of ​​Granada corresponds to one of the most beautiful areas of ​​Spain and is located south of the province of Granada. In Lanjaron, where we start, we can visit the thermal baths and the water bottling factory.

Hoya de la Mora to Refugio de Elorrieta

For this route that runs through the Sierra Nevada National Park and reaches the shelter Elorrieta located at 3187 meters altitude, we start at Hoya de la Mora where we leave the car.

This route has a length of 16 kilometres that can be done in 6 hours and can be performed with or without snow while bearing in mind that we must go prepared for the occasion with the necessary equipment.

Route of the villages of Poqueira

This route is suitable for the whole family, although if we are accompanied by children, these should be used to walking.

An interesting tour which shows part of the Alpujarra and villages that still have that beautiful Moorish architecture and the essence of its history: Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira.

The route starts in Pampaneira and following the old road which formerly communicated with the village of Bubion we start the journey to the river Chiscar after crossing Capileira.

A perfect outing for all ages and which takes us about 4 hours to complete, with a length of about 7 kilometres. It can be done all year, but we recommend spring and fall.

These are just some of the many routes in Granada, a place worth discovering, we'll help you do it.

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