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Huétor Natural Park: Cruz de Víznar and Caves

Spring excursions

TRIP DESCRIPTION

A guided hiking trip to Cruz de Víznar in Granada in the Sierra Huetor Natural Park.

Key facts:

Length: 17 km; Accumulated heigth difference: 445 m; Duration: 6h 30m

Difficulty: High – Recommended for fit hikers.

Departure time (Granada): 8:00 am 

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

Arrival time: 5:00 pm, but it depends on the pace of the group

The trip:
Departure from Puerto Lobo Natural Park Interpretation Centre in the Sierra Huetor Natural Park. Ascent towards Cruz de Víznar. The views of Sierra Nevada are wonderful. It is possible to climb to the Cross.
The trail continues through a pine and fir forest until the Cueva del Agua. Tuberculosis Hospital Ruins of Alfaguara, a place full stories of paranormal apparitions.
Fuente de la Teja. A good place to stop and eat a sandwich. Natural water source. The trail continues towards Cueva del Gato. A track will lead us to the departure point, Puerto Lobo Interpretation Centre.

Landscape and heritage:

  • Sierra Huetor Natural Park
  • views to Sierra Nevada and Granada
  • karstic caves
  • Puerto Lobo Natural Park Interpretation Centre


Equipment recommended:
Trekking shoes. We recommend carrying 2l of water. We’ll be able to get some water at “Fuente de la Teja”, but this fountain is at the end of the trip. Sunscreen and lip balm. Sun glasses. A hat. Light clothes. Personal medicines.

Logistics:
Participants should take nuts, dried fruits and sandwiches for our picnic in the countryside.

Price “custom dates”: 55€/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 hestitate to contact us.

GALERÍA DE FOTOS

Price:

€47

Location: Sierra Huetor Natural Park, Granada
Duration: 6h 30min
Difficulty: Level 3 (REI)

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Activity Level Descriptions

REItrips

 

(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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