Sierra Nevada
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Our most recommended Sierra Nevada Activities

  • Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

    1. Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

    Meet at the starting point and travel in an 8-seater van to the village of Monachil, 15 kilometers from Granada. Begin your route in the lower part of Sierra Nevada, an area of canyons and rivers. Hike for 2 to 3 hours and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and make several stops along the way. The trek's degree of difficulty is relatively easy and is family friendly, but for some sections, you will have to walk in a crouch. Appreciate the beauty of the place and take pictures. After your tour is over, you will be able to remember your experience from several free photos taken by the guide with a professional camera.

    Good tour. Great place. Tour guide nice, knowledge, very present. Only issue would be a better grasp of English speech and understanding. Overall no complaints, really enjoyed the experience!

  • Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

    2. Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

    Discover one of Europe's richest botanical enclaves, through picturesque villages and a breathtaking mountain landscape. La Alpujarra is an extensive valley running across the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the mountains of the Contraviesa Lújar, the Mediterranean coast and the Sierra de Gador. White buildings pepper the rugged terrain, matching the snow-capped peaks down amid the lush foliage. The first stop is the 19th-century town of Lanjarón, where you'll follow the flowing waters to Orgiva, the crossroads of the region and capital of La Alpujarra. From here continue through the magical towns of Caratuñas, Pampaneira, Pitres and Trevélez, the highest village in Spain, famous for its exquisite Iberian hams. Then, drive into the heart of the charming and picturesque villages of Bubion and Capileira, where you'll enjoy breathtaking views and a traditional lunch if you ch...

    Our guide Maria was great! I was the only English speaker in the group but she made sure to take the time to translate everything for me. I was also given a delicious vegetarian option of cheese, bread, and an olive purée instead of pig for tapas which was great! Overall it was a great experience and 100% worth the money!

  • From Granada: Rio Verde Canyoning Tour

    3. From Granada: Rio Verde Canyoning Tour

    Depart Granada and journey by air-conditioned bus to the beautiful Rio Verde canyon in the Sierra de Almijara. Take part in a thrilling canyoning activity suitable for all ages. Get a safety briefing on arrival and collect the necessary gear to work your way through the canyon with the help of an experienced guide. Rappel from rocks up to 15 meters high and get an adrenaline rush as you take optional jumps from rocks and slide across the river bed. Cool down with a swim in the emerald green water and appreciate the natural beauty of your surroundings from a fresh perspective. Reach the end point after approximately 3.5 hours and enjoy a well-earned rest and snacks before the drive back to Granada.

    We stayed in Spain for two weeks and this was honestly the best day of our vacation! Pedro, the guide, was absolutely fantastic. He was so considerate and patient, which made one feel super safe but still there was lots of adventurous stuff to do. Yet there were always options for people who didn’t want to cliff jump or slide down the rocks, so you didn’t have to quit the whole tour if you didn’t want to do an activity. Pedro always encouraged everyone to try the activities but was never pushy. The canyon itself is also astoundingly beautiful. Very recommendable!

  • Granada: High Sierra Nevada Hiking Experience

    4. Granada: High Sierra Nevada Hiking Experience

    After being collected from your accommodation in Granada, you will be driven to 2,500 meters above sea level to the top of the Sierra Nevada Road. From here you will head to the most beautiful glacier valley of Sierra Nevada, San Juan Valley. Here you will learn how the ice has been excavating the rocks throughout thousand of years. You will also encounter beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and shiny rocks, as well as wildlife such as mountain goats, eagles, birds migrating from Africa, and insects and plants that only exist here. This is an easy but beautiful hike, off the beaten path. Your guides know the best secret spots in Sierra Nevada after more than 30 years hiking here. Your tour will eventually conclude in a beautiful panoramic restaurant, where you will enjoy a refreshing drink.

    We really enjoyed our trip and would really recommend it to anyone considering it. The guide knew the area very well and we felt safe with him. We got to see mountain goats and cows on the way up to the peak as well as plants and insects not found elsewhere. You need reasonable fitness for this trip and no fear of heights as you'll be going high. The views are great though and it was strange seeing and touching snow in Spain, and in July too!

  • Granada and Costa Tropical: Luxury Catamaran Trip with Lunch

    5. Granada and Costa Tropical: Luxury Catamaran Trip with Lunch

    You will meet in Granada city near the football stadium (metro stop) and drive down the valley for 45 minutes to the coast. After a quick safety briefing and a welcome glass of cava, the boat will from Marina del Este. From the comfort of the catamaran you will be able to see Almunecar, La Herradura, Cerro Gordo, Punta de La Mona, The Natural Park, Cantarrrijan as well as a number of historical watch towers dotted along this coastline, and get a great view of the Sierra Nevada mountains, all from the unique perspective of looking at them from out at sea. After an hour to an hour and a half sailing along the beautiful coastline, the boat will settle in a beautiful secluded spot (there are so many along this coastline!) to drop the anchor for a swim or a snorkel (masks and snorkels provided). The boat also has a kayak and two SUP paddle-boards for you to try out if you wish. While you ...

  • Sierra Nevada Small Group E-Bike Tour

    6. Sierra Nevada Small Group E-Bike Tour

    Reconnect with nature on an amazing e-bike tour of the Sierra Nevada National Park, and get stunning views of the surrounding landscape from the 2nd highest mountain range in Europe. Marvel at the lofty peaks of Mulhacén, towering 3,482 meters above sea level. Look for local wildlife, including the incredible mountain goats that make the rugged landscape their home. Put on the provided helmet and make yourself comfortable on the high-quality bikes. Then, cycle downhill through the rocky crags and feel the adrenaline pump through your blood. Ride at your own pace under the careful supervision of your guide, and get a better appreciation of the beauty of the mountains and ancient forest. Pedal through some of the famous white villages to experience a slice of local life.

    Best guided experience I've ever been on! The guides were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Ask them about local flora and they'll not only tell you about, they'll spot some amazing-smelling herbs and pick some up for you to get to know. The ebikes are super fun to ride on, especially on beautiful terrain like these mountains. Great experience! Don't be like us - bring sunglasses, helps prevent dust in eyes.

  • From Malaga: Day Trip to the Sierra Nevada

    7. From Malaga: Day Trip to the Sierra Nevada

    Depart Malaga and get back to nature in the beautiful Sierra Nevada National Park. Learn the secrets of the mountain range, known as the sister of the Alps and Himalayas. Marvel at the beauty of the streams, lagoons and waterfalls, and discover snow tunnels and high mountain meadows. Be amazed that the high mountain peaks are capped with snow, even in the summer, as they soar to heights of up to 2,600 meters above sea level. Fill your lungs with fresh mountain air. Hear about the unique ecosystem of the park and its forests before driving back to Malaga.

  • Full-Day Tour of Sierra Nevada Mountains

    8. Full-Day Tour of Sierra Nevada Mountains

    Experience the great variety of landscapes in Spain's Almeria region on this full-day tour starting in Roquetas de Mar. Begin with a morning drive to Laujar de Andarax. Afterward, enjoy a scenic ride through Sierra Nevada National Park, a natural alpine paradise in the heart of Andalusia dominated by the magnificent rugged peaks of Spain's highest mountain range. Continue to Guadix, a town where almost half of the inhabitants live in fascinating cave houses burrowed deep into the hillside.  In the afternoon, head back to Roquetas de Mar, passing through the fertile Nacimiento River Valley. Discover the art of pottery in a traditional craft workshop in the village of Alhabia. See how local artisans process the clay and transform it into kitchen utensils or decorative ceramic. End your day by crossing the Sierra de Gador Mountains to enjoy the magnificent views of the Costa de Almeria.

  • Sierra Nevada: Snowshoe Hiking Tour

    9. Sierra Nevada: Snowshoe Hiking Tour

    Put on your snowshoes and discover the Sierra Nevada peaks. With this guided hiking tour, you will explore one of the most spectacular landscapes of the Iberian Peninsula. Walk along an easy path at an altitude of 2,500 meters. Enjoy the route as a beginner or with the whole family. The path is sometimes uneven, but easy and safe. Admire the spectacular views that the high peaks of Sierra Nevada offer. Enjoy the tranquility for hours and take unique pictures. After the trek is over, head to the cafeteria of the university hostel to have a hot drink.

  • From Granada: Guadix and Tabernas Desert Full-Day Tour

    10. 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 ...

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What people are saying about Sierra Nevada

Our guide Maria was great! I was the only English speaker in the group but she made sure to take the time to translate everything for me. I was also given a delicious vegetarian option of cheese, bread, and an olive purée instead of pig for tapas which was great! Overall it was a great experience and 100% worth the money!

The landscapes are magnificent and the guide Julio was perfect, very attentive. It takes 30 minutes of transport in a small van before starting the hike. The hike is accessible to everyone. I highly recommend this activity.

At first I was a little tired and didn't want to continue, but in the end I continued and it was worth the very nice visits, the very nice monitors, the truth is that I would repeat.

Julian, the guide guided the group well. and explained everything well. We were 5 people and made the hike. 20 min walk up, 20 min walk down, 4 bridges etc. 2.5 hours the trip was over.

The very pleasant route and the beautiful surroundings. Julio, our phenomenal guide