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Nerja: Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Boat Trip

1. Nerja: Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo Boat Trip

Set sail to explore the Cliffs of Maro-Cerro, one of the wildest areas on the Costa del Sol where the beaches and coves have crystal clear waters. On the way, stop to snorkel, see the Balcón de Europa, and finally admire the Maro Waterfall. At this last stop, hop on a kayak or standup paddleboard to reach the waterfall and bathe in the shallow area. As well as the natural scenery, enjoy the GoPro photos and videos included in the price.

Granada: Los Cahorros de Monachil Canyon Hiking Tour

2. 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.

Sierra Nevada Small Group E-Bike Tour

3. 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.

Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

4. Sierra Nevada Trip from Granada

Explore one of the most recognized sites in the Sierra Nevada National Park. Nicknamed the Sister of the Alps and the Himalayas, this region is unique for the murmur of streams, legendary lagoons, the myriad of waterfalls snow tunnels and high mountain meadows.  This tour will expose the secrets of the region to you, as a guide will divulge details and show highlights. Even in high summer months, you will be able to touch snow or fill the lungs with the freshest air.  Touring at more than 2,600 meters above altitude, the ecosystem vastly differs from any other. The refreshing experience reveals forests form legend and landscapes from cinema.

Alpujarra Experience: Historical Mountain Villages

5. 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 choose this option.

From Granada: Rio Verde Canyoning Tour

6. 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.

Granada Geopark: Desert and Prehistory Tour with Lunch

7. Granada Geopark: Desert and Prehistory Tour with Lunch

Leave Granada city centre in the morning from your hotel or a convenient location nearby. Delve straight into the unique landscape of Granada Geopark.  Pass by picturesque villages on your way to your first stop, Acequia del Toril. Learn about how this natural aqueduct was formed over the centuries. Wander around the vast vegetation that covers the Acequia and the arid landscape that surrounds it. Next up is Gorafe, one of the most picturesque towns in Granada. Explore and immerse yourself in one of the most remarkable natural deserts in Europe. Enjoy an impressive panorama full of different shapes, colors, and sensations. Visit the typical cave houses and well-preserved Dolmens of the Megalithic Park. Continue your tour to the village of Zujar and take pictures of the breathtaking panoramic view of Mirador de Jabalcon. Look down on the Quaternary sediments of the basin and learn about its geological history from your local guide. End your tour with lunch in one of the town's best restaurants, which offers local and seasonal food. After lunch an hour of free time to have a coffee or have a walk before returning to Granada.

From Malaga: Day Trip to the Sierra Nevada

8. 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.

Climb Iberian Highest Peak with a private guide

9. Climb Iberian Highest Peak with a private guide

Strap on your mountain boots for a one-day hike up Spain’s highest mountain, and climb to the summit of Mulhacén in the Sierra Nevada on an adventure that is suitable for beginners and those with little mountain experience. Day 1: Following a pick-up in Granada, drive to Las Alpujarras, enjoying views of the white villages of Arabic origin on the south face of the Sierra Nevada. Continue to La Hoya del Portillo, the highest point of Mulhacén accesible by car. Start your climb from 6,500 feet (1,980 meters), and hike for about 3-4 hours to the Poqueira Mountain Hut at 8,200 feet (2,500 meters)Then, start your ascent to the summit of Mulhacén at 11,423 feet (3,482 meters). Catch your breath and take in the incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea and mountains of the Sierra Nevada. On clear days, the views extend far and wide over Spain, and as far as the Rif Mountains in North Africa! The return hike to La Hoya del Portillo will take approximately 5 hours, where your transfer back to Granada will be waiting.

Granada: Hiking along the Gollizno route

10. Granada: Hiking along the Gollizno route

Depart the city center of Granada in an 8-seater combi van and arrive at the small town of Olivares, about 35 minutes away.  Start the guided hike along the Velillos River and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of typical Mediterranean nature. Try to spot some of the typical species that live in the region including many birds and mountain wildlife.  Cross a suspension bridge and walk through Tajos de la Hoz, an incredible natural gorge formed by the constant flow of the river. Climb a staircase that gives a fantastic panoramic view of the region.  Continue in search of the ancient cave paintings, followed by some time relaxing by the fountain of La Corcuela, before finally returning to Granada.

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This trip is amazing. Jaime is extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and the trip takes place off road, adding to the excitement. On the way up we ate fresh almonds straight from the tree - delicious. We also spotted vultures flying overhead, pajuna cows, horses and lots of other wild vegetation. As you climb higher the mountains hit you with their natural beauty and snow capped peaks. Even had time to make a snowman! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip today it just made our stay in Grenada even more special. I can't recommend this enough. Jaime goes out of his way to accommodate you. Perfect end to our trip.

Julio was a great guide. The hike was 6km and took 2 hours. Small group of 8 friendly people. I really enjoyed the chance to see a small part of the Sierra Nevada and get out of Granada for one morning during our stay. Comfortable for anyone with average fitness. Just a very tiny part of ducking and crawling past a narrow ledge but easy enough. Highly recommended.

It was a very nice trip through nature, with beautiful views. Because of the e-bikes it was not a sporting challenge, but you can enjoy the surroundings. The trip was well organized, with transport to the departure point in the mountains. From there a descent and a few climbs.

Great trip along the coast to a wonderful swimming location. Even in May the coastal waters were warm. Very nice hosts

It was simply awesome, the views, the route that we took, the bicycles and the guides