Discover the best tracks in Granada and the Costa Tropical

Explore breathtaking hiking trails along the stunning Costa Tropical. Immerse yourself in nature’s beauty, from rugged coastal cliffs to lush inland forests. Discover hidden gems and enjoy panoramic views on unforgettable treks in this Mediterranean paradise memories.

Hiking on the Costa Tropical in Granada offers a mesmerizing fusion of coastal and mountainous landscapes. This unique region, nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra Nevada mountains, provides a diverse range of trails for outdoor enthusiasts. As you embark on your journey, you’ll find yourself winding through picturesque coastal paths adorned with rugged cliffs and hidden coves, each turn revealing a new breathtaking vista of the azure sea.

Venturing further inland, the terrain transforms into a verdant oasis, where ancient olive groves and lush forests provide a cool respite from the sun-drenched coast. The scent of wild herbs and citrus blossoms infuses the air, creating a sensory symphony that accompanies every step.

One of the highlights of hiking in the Costa Tropical is the opportunity to explore charming, whitewashed villages perched on the mountainsides. These traditional Andalusian hamlets offer a glimpse into local life, with narrow cobblestone streets and welcoming cafes where you can savor regional delicacies.

For the more adventurous, the Sierra Nevada beckons with its rugged trails and stunning vistas. As you ascend, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the entire coast, stretching from the picturesque town of Almuñécar to the historic city of Motril.

Whether you’re seeking a leisurely coastal stroll or a challenging mountain ascent, hiking in the Costa Tropical promises a rich tapestry of natural beauty and cultural immersion that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Viewpoints and cliffs in Torrenueva Costa

This track It has two well-differentiated parts. In the first, we walk through subtropical orchards and greenhouses until we reach the Sacratif Lighthouse. The second part takes place along the cliffs near the lighthouse, the Joya Beach, and the recently opened hanging bridge footbridge over the Jolucar Rock, ending at the Torrenueva seafront. It is an easy and pleasant walk to enjoy the views and immerse ourselves in the landscape. Click here to see how to get there  

Hiking in Maro Cerro Gordo

The trail begins in Maro, leading towards the Granada coast on the N-340 road. Along the “Sendero Bajada al Cañuelo,” hikers encounter diverse flora, historical landmarks like the Torre del Pino, and scenic spots such as Cañuelo Beach. The descent offers views of iconic landmarks like Peñón del Fraile and Caleta de la Risa. From elevated points like Cerro de la Caleta and various viewpoints, particularly Maro-Cerro Gordo and Cerro Gordo Tower, one can relish breathtaking panoramic vistas of Cañuelo Beach, Cala de las Doncellas, and the picturesque La Herradura Bay, making the journey truly memorable for nature and scenery enthusiasts. Click here to see more details.

Ascend to the summit of Veleta

Ascending to the summit of Veleta is a thrilling hiking experience that takes you to the highest point of the Iberian Peninsula. Located in Spain’s Sierra Nevada range, this majestic peak stands at an awe-inspiring 3,396 meters above sea level. The journey begins amidst a rugged, high-altitude landscape, leading hikers through rocky terrain and past pristine alpine lakes. As you climb, panoramic views unfold, revealing the sprawling valleys and distant peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Reaching the summit rewards adventurers with a breathtaking vista that stretches as far as the eye can see, making this challenging hike a truly unforgettable mountain conquest. Click here to see more details.

Los Cahorros

The Los Cahorros Circular Hiking Trail in Monachil, (10 minutes from Granada city) is a popular outdoor destination renowned for its natural beauty and thrilling adventure opportunities. It is highly recommended for families with children. The trail winds through the picturesque Monachil River Gorge, offering stunning views of lush forests, rugged cliffs, and crystal-clear streams. Visitors can traverse suspension bridges high above the rushing river, adding an exhilarating element to the hike. While accessible to hikers of various skill levels, some sections may be challenging, requiring proper footwear and fitness levels. Picnic spots and rock climbing opportunities enhance the experience, while wildlife enthusiasts can appreciate the diverse flora and fauna along the trail. Moreover, the trail is accessible by public transport from Granada, making it convenient for visitors without private transportation. Click here to see more details.

Las Mimbres and Acequia del Fardes loop trail

Explore the Sierra de Huétor through the Las Mimbres and Acequia del Fardes circular trail. Starting in the Las Mimbres area, next to the Fuente de los Potros, you’ll discover a Mediterranean landscape, always facing the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada. The brilliant Andalusian culture left, among many other legacies, an excellent network of irrigation channels. Even today, like veins of moisture and freshness, they run through the slopes of this mountain range and irrigate the crops of the Vega de Granada. A section of this trail runs parallel to the Acequia del Fardes, which from the Fuente Grande de Sierra Harana reaches to pour its waters into the fields of Cogollos-Vega. In other parts of the trail, you can venture into caves and pass by the waterfalls of Prado Negro. The trail continues in the meadows of the Cortijo de las Chorreras with imposing views before crossing a majestic finale and returning to the starting point. Click here to see more details.

Acequia Alta and Acequiar Baja in Dílar

Explore the Acequias Alta y Baja de Dílar on an easy-going trail dotted with multiple viewpoints showcasing breathtaking panoramas of the Alayos mountains and the Dílar River Valley. Perfect for families with children and dogs, this route offers accessible terrain and scenic delights, promising an enjoyable outdoor excursion for everyone. Beginning near the Zerbinetta Hotel, the trail follows the Acequia alta (Upper Irrigation Channel), treating hikers to refreshing scenery and encounters with several aqueducts. Then the path continues along viewpoints, orchards and fruit trees. Finally, journey through the charming village of Dílar before returning to your starting point. Click here to see more details.

The Gollizno route in Moclín

The Gollizno Route, around the historic town of Moclín in Granada, offers an adventurous and family-friendly experience amidst stunning natural scenery. This circular trail, known as PR-A 84, spans approximately 7 kilometers and takes about 3 hours to complete. Along the way, hikers encounter hanging bridges, prehistoric cave paintings near the Corcuela Fountain, and the refreshing Velillos River. The trail begins with a moderate ascent through olive groves and pine forests, passing by the ancient Castle of Moclín, which dates back to the 9th century. As the path winds through pine forests and rocky terrain, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and lush landscapes. Highlights include a visit to the Corcuela Fountain, a picturesque viewpoint overlooking the Gollizno, and traversing a wooden footbridge and hanging bridge. The trail offers a perfect blend of adventure and natural beauty, making it an ideal excursion for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Click here to see more details.

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