From Granada: Alpujarras Four-Wheel Drive Safari
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 9 - 10 hours
Words can't describe how great this tour is. Just the drive to the starting point on top of the mountain is enough for a spectacular tour. Once we got started I noticed right away that this is a really nice mountain bike. Shock absorbers even out the bumps and disk brakes provide some security as you head into the curves. I assumed since we started on a mountain top we would ride down hill and that would be it. Instead we continued on through the valley and up and down several more peaks. That's when I came to appreciate the electric assist. I'm in pretty good shape but the e-bike allowed us to cover so much more ground. We stopped for the best views and magically the support van would appear behind us with water snacks and extra gloves and scarves if needed or we could unload some of our gear as the day warmed up. Our guides, Jose and Maria, truly thought of everything, including a short video to help us remember the experience.
So pleased we decided to do this trip during our stay in Granada, on my wife's birthday. Our guide/driver Jamie was attentive and knowledgeable which helped make this such a great experience. We were a group of 6, all friends from England. Jamie's english was excellent and his enthusiasm for the rugged countryside he took us through, infectious. We loved the regular stops to take the air and examine flora and fauna, also the stop for coffee and again for lunch high in the mountains. Jamie's local knowledge and expertise was invaluable, we definitely would not have had the same experience in a hire car. This is not a spectacular tour/safari so don't expect to be wowed by exotic animals or snowdrifts. Instead it is gentle, magical and very different to anything you will do or see in Granada itself. Highly recommended. Thank you Jamie.
Our guide Jaime was a fountain of knowledge in respect of the routes, flora and fauna! He stopped the vehicle whenever we wanted a photo opportunity and was a very friendly, funny guy. We had such a good day in his company and would highly recommend to other travellers who haven’t been into the stunning Sierra Nevada mountains.
This was the highlight of our trip to Granada. Jaime is an excellent guide who has as a great deal of knowledge about the Sierra Nevada. He knows the all about the history, geography, local plants and wildlife. The off-road driving was great fun and a little hair-raising in places. Highly recommend the tour.
Angela our guide was knowledgeable and very professional. She has excellent English and her explanations throughout the tour were detailed and informative. We also had an excellent driver Manuel . The tour is a nice break from Granada and chance to see the the white washed historical mountain villages.