Tocón is a municipal district of Quéntar which is less than one hundred inhabitants. It is a very inaccessible and remote place. It has a strategic location between Granada and Guadix (Northern Granada). The landscape is sometimes very tough due to the presence of dolomite rocks, but also has numerous streams with abundant bankside vegetation.
Length: 17 km (13 km without climb Padules)
Accumulated height difference: 580m ascent (472m without climb Padules) and 564 m descent (485m without climb Padules)
Duration: 6h; Difficulty: Low-Medium
Meeting point: Roundabout at Plaza del Triunfo, Granada (see the map)
Departure time (Granada): 8:00 am
Arrival time (Granada): 5:00 pm, but it depends on the pace of the group
We’ll be driving from Granada to Cenes, and from there to Dúdar and Quéntar. After passing Quéntar Reservoir, we’ll turn to Tocón, a municipal district of Quéntar.
The hiking route will start in the town’s main square, from there we’ll follow a stream that will lead us to a site with remains of old mills. The track approaches and distances from the stream, depending on the section. We’ll cross the Fraile Stream and walk among riverside vegetation, pines, and holm oaks. Different small streams join the main stream. This is an area of abundant water where once were rich orchards but now they are abandoned and covered by scrub and thorns. We’ll follow the stream until we find a path that leads us to the road that gives access to Padules, an abandoned town that has great charm due to its location and the landscape.
Landscape and heritage:
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 wind-stopper. Gloves. Long trousers, trekking boots, hiking sticks and your personal first aid kit. A second pair of socks would be a good idea!
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 a reward!
Price of “custom dates”: 45€/pp, including guiding, insurance and transportation. 2 participants minimun. 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.
(1) Relaxed: Adventure travel at its most relaxed pace.
(2) Easy: Great for newcomers to active travel.
(3) Moderate: For outdoor novices and above.
(4) Vigorous: Recommended for fir travelers with basic skills.
(5) Strenuous: Designed for very fit travelers.