Length: 16km; Accumulated height difference: 643 m; Duration: 7h; Diffculty: Medium.
Departure time (Granada): 8:30 am
Meeting point: bus stop line SN5 Severo Ochoa-Doctor Lopez Argueta (at the door of the University gardens)
Arrival time: approximately 16:00 pm, but it depends on the pace of the group
Transportation: private van
The starting point of the hike is Melegis, a village in the Lecrin Valley. One of the characteristics of this trail is the diversity of landscapes that we will discover. The Lecrin Valley is a depression among mountains, which are relatively near to the coast, so it has a “microclimate” that allows the cultivation of orange and lemon trees. During the hiking trip we will pass through different villages of the valley: Murchas, Chite, Lecrín (Talará), and Restábal that preserve features of their Muslim legacy. Big churches represent the new power which settled in the area after the Christian conquest. An interesting point of the trip is Murchas Castle, which is positioned on the top of a rocky hill from where we can see the entire valley.
We will walk alongside different rivers (the Torrente, Durcal and Ízbor rivers) that flow into the Beznar reservoir. Is an interesting place for fishing and watching different species of water.
Landscape and heritage:
- Views of the Lecrin valley
- History of the medieval kingdom of Granada
- Thermic Mediterranean vegetation
- Geological history. Marine fossils
- Archaeological heritage: Murchas Castle
There isn’t any potable water on the path. We recommend carrying 2l of water. The weather can be very changeable. It is necessary to take several kinds of clothes including a warm coat and a raincoat. We highly recommend hiking sticks. The walking paths are in good condition, but if it has rained, it can be muddy. We recommend wearing hiking boots or trekking shoes. Sunglasses, sun cream, protective lip cream, a hat, gloves and appropriate clothing for the season and the weather forecast.
Participants should take nuts, dried fruits, and sandwiches for our picnic in the countryside
Group Price: €35/pp. It includes the guided trip, VAT, insurance, and transportation. 5 or more
Price of “custom date”: €55/pp. 2 people minimum. It includes VAT, the guided trip, insurance, and transportation. From 2-4 people
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.