Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
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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.
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!
I thought the trek was fabulous, a variety of terrain and amazing views from up high. Some of the early trail we took along the ledge and stream might not be suitable for bigger people as it does get very narrow, with overhanging rock face, however there are probably alternative routes to follow. Took just under 3 hours and that was with stopping for photo opportunities. Well worth the visit, I found the trek exhilarating
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.
Great trip with beautiful scenery and a tour guide who knew the area very well. He also took some great photos of us and sent them to us soon after the trip. Would highly recommend the trip to anyone considering it!