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Alhama: Gorge and Hill

Spring excursions

Mirador en los Tajos de Alhama de Granada


Magnificent gorge that steeps below the village of Alhama de Granada. We'll pass through protected wetland with bird observation and mediterranean forests.

Key facts: 22 km;  Accumulated height difference: 245 m; Duration: 7 h 15 m

Difficulty: Medium – Recommended for fit hikers.

Departure time (Granada): 7:30 am

Meeting point in Granada: Roundabout at Plaza del Triunfo, Granada (see the map)

Arrival time: 7:30 pm, but it depends on the pace of the group

The trip:
The trip starts at the “Tajos de Alhama” (Alhama de Granada cliffs) viewpoint. The path descends down the gorge and continues along the bottom of the cliff to finish at a small dam with bird watching points. We’ll hike up to a poplar forest after passing by the dam. After eating some fruit we’ll follow the path that will lead us through holm and cork oak forests. We’ll circle a quarry and we’ll return following the same path.

Landscape and heritage:

  • Ethnographic heritage: watermills, old washing sites, threshing floor, Angeles Chapel
  • Geological: The Tajos de Alhama de Granada Cliffs
  • Forest of small cork oaks, a rare specie in Granada

Equipment recommended:
We recommend carrying 2l of water. Sunglasses, sun cream, protective lip cream and a hat. Short arm shirt and long arm shirt. Windstopper or raincoat depending on the weather forecast. Hiking sticks, flashlight, and your personal first aid kit.

Participants should take nuts, dried fruits and sandwiches for lunch.

Price “custom dates”: 50€/pp, including guiding and transportation. 2 participants minimun. 20% off for more than 4 participants.

Purchasing Conditions: Excursions must be booked and payed 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 hestitate to contact us.




Location: Alhama de Granada
Duration: 7 hours
Difficulty: Level 2 (REI)


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Activity Level Descriptions



(1) Relaxed: Adventure travel at its most relaxed pace.

  • Activity: 1-3 hours most days
  • Distances: walk less than 3 miles most days
  • Surfaces: flat terrain
  • Elevation change: little to none
  • Altitude: less than 3,000 ft

(2) Easy: Great for newcomers to active travel.

  • Activity: 2-5 hours most days
  • Distances: hike up to 6 miles, cycle 10-30 miles most days
  • Surfaces: flat or rolling terrain with some possible steeps
  • Elevation change: up to 2,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 6,000 ft

(3) Moderate: For outdoor novices and above.

  • Activity: 4-6 hours most days
  • Distances: hike up to 10 miles most days, cycle 20-40 miles most days
  • Surfaces: rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation change: up to 3,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 10,000 ft

(4) Vigorous: Recommended for fir travelers with basic skills.

  • Activity: 5-8 hours most days
  • Distances: hike up to 12 miles most days, cycle 30-50 miles most days
  • Surfaces: mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation change: up to 4,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 14,000 ft
  • Experience and a doctor's release may be required

(5) Strenuous: Designed for very fit travelers.

  • Activity: 10+ hours/day
  • Distances: hike up to 12 miles most days, cycle 50 miles or more miles most days
  • Surfaces: remote mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents, uneven trails with loose features.
  • Elevation change: up to 4,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 14,000 ft
  • Experience and a doctor's release may be required

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