Length: 15 km; Accumulated height difference: 900 m ascent; Highest point: 1,500 m
Departure time: 9:00 am
Meeting point from Granada: Paseo Enrique Tierno Galvan, Granada (see the map) – Bus line 0171 to Dílar, Bus stop next to the congress palace , click here for the bus timetable
Starting and finishing point: Dílar
Arrival time: 17:00 pm, but it depends on the pace of the group
The trip, landscapes and natural points of interest:
The walk up to Silleta del Padul through the pine forest is steep, but you are rewarded with spectacular 360° views of the Sierra Nevada, the Sierras de Alhama, Tejeda y Almijara, Granada and the nearby villages of Dílar and Dúrcal. The return route skirts around the mountain before descending more gently back to Dílar. We can find water in a natural source near the old hermitage. It is possible to walk a little more and have a look through “La piedra Ventana” (stone window) a rocky arch that frames a magnificent view of the plain of Padul.
Take note: The accumulated height difference is considerable but the paths are good and it is reasonably easy going at the right pace. Hiking sticks are recommended.
Equipment recommended: Sunglasses, sun cream, protective lip cream and a hat. Snacks and food, water (minimum 1,5-2L). Base layer, lightweight fleece, and warm fleece or down (or synthetic) second layer, windstopper, gloves, warm headwear, long trousers, and trekking shoes. Torch or headlamp, hiking sticks and your personal first aid kit.
Participants should take nuts, dried fruits and sandwiches for our picnic in the countryside.
Price of “custom date”: €55/pp. 2 people minimum. It includes the guided trip, insurance and transportation.
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.