The best excursions in granada

Granada offers a wide variety of activities, tourist attractions, guided tours, museums, or excursions. What is clear is that in Granada boredom will never be an option. There are several options of excursions to do in Granada, depending on your tastes, the company you are going to do it with or the time of the year. We’re sure you’ll find one that’s perfect for you.

Excursion to the Alpujarra Granadina

It is one of the most popular excursions in Granada. This is an all-day tour, and it is the perfect excursion for families or children. In this excursion you will pass through three small white villages known for being very beautiful, such as Capileira, Bubión or Pampaneira, this makes the Alpujarra of Granada, one of the most beautiful places in Spain.

We recommend you to make the first stop of this excursion in Lanjarón and continue until you reach Pampaneira, a village full of cobblestone streets. The next stop will be in Bubión, a village located among cherry trees, and the last stop, at an altitude of 1436 meters, will be Capileira.

Excursion to Sierra Nevada

Granada has one of the most important ski resorts in Spain, Sierra Nevada. This resort is located in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, 27 kilometers from the capital. Sierra Nevada has many activities to offer in both winter and summer. In this natural park, you will find an infinite number of hiking trails for different levels with or without a guide, a perfect activity to do with the family.

City tour of Granada

You always have the option of doing this tour with or without a guide. A guide will allow you to know in depth the hidden corners and secrets of this city, while if you do it on your own, you are likely to overlook important places.

In order not to miss the most historic areas of the city, we recommend you to walk through the historic center and also visit the Albaicín area. You can’t miss the Gran Vía, where you can observe the modernist changes that took place during the 19th century.

Excursion through the Cahorros of Monachil

This excursion is perfect for the more adventurous hikers. You can do it on your own, arriving by car and parking by the river, or using the metropolitan bus. Los Cahorros de Monachil is a canyon crossed by the Monachil River, and has 5 bridges in the Sierra Nevada National Park. It is a place full of caves and waterfalls, where you can make several routes.

Excursion from Granada to the Caminito del Rey

El caminito del rey is a 3-kilometer walkway at an altitude of more than 300 meters, which allows you to enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding nature. This wooden footbridge was originally built for the maintenance of the El Chorro water channel, and today it has become a popular tourist attraction, especially exciting for the more adventurous.

Day trip to Montefrio

National Geographic named it as “one of the towns with the best views in the world” because of the postcard-worthy panoramic views of the town from the Mirador de la Peña. In this excursion you can also include a visit to the Arab fortress and the baroque church, built during the reign of Yusuf I.

Day trip to the Costa Tropical

If you like the beach, spending the day on the Costa Granadina is a plan that you will love, since it combines several activities such as sailing, hiking or diving, among others. The climate on the Costa Tropical is excellent throughout the year, the routes to reach the beaches and coves are perfect for a day trip along the coast of Granada.

Now you can decide which of these excursions you like best, but to end the day with a full Granadian experience, you can’t miss a flamenco show in a tablao. In Los Jardines de Zoraya, we propose an even better plan, a flamenco show accompanied by a dinner where you will taste the most Granadian gastronomy, a perfect plan to relax enjoying a show after a day of excursion.

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