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Municipality of Granada popular for the ski resort of Sierra Nevada and a wide selection of hotels.
In addition to skiing, in Granada there are a variety of hiking trails for everyone, with high mountain routes, of great scenic beauty and tours that cater to the different physical conditions of its visitors during any season.
Hiking trails in Monachil
In Monachil you will find two types of hiking trails: Excursions along not marked trails and marked routes, which are reviewed periodically so that the path is well marked and in good condition.
Trails, roads and not marked paths where the use of maps and GPS is recommended:
- Los Cahorros
During the tour we will find a suspension bridge and some ruins as the gatehouse, which guarded the old power plant.
This tour is recommended for all seasons and in the area you can also find hiking trails of more difficult levels.
- San Anton
During the tour we will see the remains of marine fossils and a privileged view of the village; a journey that will take us to the irrigation ditch Acequia del Albaricoque which we follow in the opposite direction of the water flowing back to the village.
- Monachil – Sierra Nevada
Much of the trail is steeped in history, being used in the past for cattle to reach the top of Sierra Nevada to graze.
It was subsequently used by people ascending on mules to collect ice which was stored in pits dug by them, where they kept the ice that was sold later, a profession that disappeared after the appearance of the refrigerator.
Some of the points of interest near this trail are remnants of Cerrajon mines where lead and zinc was mined and the Sanatorium Purche, a place intended to treat tuberculosis.
Easy to follow trails that are well marked and signposted:
- Cerro de Huenes
The ideal time for this tour is spring and autumn, being winter ideal for those looking for some snow.
How to get to Monachil
We take the motorway from Malaga to Granada along the A-92 and from there we head south to Monachil.
In the map below we find the best route to get to Monachil from Granada and Malaga. If needed you can rent a car in Malaga on your arrival or a Malaga airport transfer to Monachil; on our page you can see prices or request more information.
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