Length: 12 km; Accumulated height difference: 514 m ascent; Duration: 5 hours (without transportation time); Difficulty: Low-Medium
Meeting point: Avda. Capitán Moreno, Granada (see the map)
Departure time (Granada): 7:30 am
Arrival time (Granada): 8:30 pm (depends on the pace of the group)
Family trip?: Yes if children are more than 12 years old and they use to walk
We’ll walk around the streets of Alboloduy – the name of this town reminisces about its Arab past. Steep narrow streets lead us to a viewpoint from where the trail “Rambla de los Yesos – Cordel of the Solana” starts. The path runs parallel to Nacimiento River. We’ll pass through orchards with different trees, such as olives, pomegranates, or orange tress, and later we’ll walk through a mountainous area with pine trees and bushes.
A brief descent will allow us to enter the watercourse – a dry riverbed except in times of heavy rainfall. The landscape is quite different from anything we know in Sierra Nevada. The modelling of this desert area around Alboloduy has generated high pink gorges topped by stones.
We’ll take a traditional path that follows the watershed of the hill to return to Alboloduy. A perfect look out with spectacular views of Sierra de Alhamilla, Gador, Monterrrey and, in the background, Cabo de Gata. Small villages dot a landscape of dilapidated aspect or “bad lands” as they are often called in the geological literature.
After the descent we’ll have a little break in the town to eat something and then we’ll approach the village of Terque to visit the museum of the uva de embarque – “shipment grape” – , a unique product of this region who crossed borders and continents.
Landscape and heritage:
- Sierra Nevada Natural Park
- Geology: Semi-desert areas. Singular forms as fairy chimneys
- Urbanism and architecture of Muslim origin
- Archaeological remains
- Traditional paths
- Uva De Embarque Museum
We recommend carrying 2l of water. Sunglasses, sun cream, protective lip cream and a hat. T-shirt and long arm T-shirt, warm layer, rain coat and windstopper. Long trousers, trekking boots, hiking sticks and your personal first aid kit.
Participants should take nuts, dried fruits and sandwiches for our picnic in the countryside. At the end of the trip will be able to take a cold beer as award!
Price of “custom dates”: 70€/pp, including guiding, insurance and transportation. 2 participants minimum. 20% off for more than 4 participants.
Purchasing Conditions: Excursions must be booked and paid for at least three days in advance. Participants must arrive at the meeting point on time. The group will wait for participants for five minutes, but then leave. In this situation, no money will be reimbursed. All participants should ensure that they know how to get to the meeting point and if you have any questions or doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us.