From Granada to Alhama on a bicycle

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Alhama (Al-Hammam (=The baths) in Arabic) was the most lamented city in the kingdom of Granada when it fell to the Christians. She awaits you on the other side of Granada’s Vega (plain) hanging over a spectacular gorge, which, almost six centuries ago, was unable to protect the town from Castilian conquest.

On this tour you will discover the landscapes of Alhama, in the foothills of the Almijara and Tejeda mountains. You will ride over terrain that begins in the fertile plain of Granada, passing on to the huge, sweeping olive groves of the Poniente region. Riding on ancient trails that lead to Alhama, you will discover the history of a town that played a crucial role in the conquest of the kingdom of Granada by the Catholic monarchs.

Heading out of Alhama you will ride along the gorge at the town’s feet, discover the most ancient part of the town, and then head into the Almijara mountains before returning to Alhama. On your way back to Granada you will ride through the landscapes of the Temple region, as well as the old salt-mines and spa baths of La Malahá.

Live the Journey: Riding from Granada to Alhama you will discover the roots and history of this little-known region. Alhama is home to a rich heritage as well as offering stunning views and warm hospitality; not to mention its delicious cuisine, sweets and wines. In addition to all this you will have the chance to relax in the town’s famous spa-baths. If you can, it is well worthwhile to stay a day or two more to explore the Axarquía region, to the south of Alhama.

Granada - Alhama de Granada (53-61 km)

Granada – Alhama de Granada (53-61 km)

Cycling along the fertile plain of Granada over smooth hillocks and through small villages to Alhama, once a very important town in the Nasrid Kingdom, now famous for its thermal baths. You can see the original cistern where its hot water, with medicinal properties, has been collected since times gone by. It is built on a Roman foundation and crowned by Moorish arches in the Caliphate style. You can have a bath yourself in “El baño de la Reina” (Queens’ bath) before climbing into the old village of Alhama.. You will stay in the nice renovated guesthouse of Paco and Lola, where you can have a fabulous dinner.


Alhama de Granada (41 km)

Alhama de Granada (41 km)

Setting out from the "Ventorro de San Jose" (next to an idyllic little reservoir on the Alhama river) we head towards the plains of Zafarraya, and return at the foot of the Alhama mountains, along the Viñas path to reach the Ventorro once again. From there you can take a pleasant stroll or ride through a stunning gorge to visit the town of Alhama.


Alhama de Granada - Granada (58 km)

Alhama de Granada – Granada (58 km)

After a ride with amazing light and stunning views down the Alhama gorge, we follow the Cacín river downstream to join the old Vélez Málaga path. This, in turn leads us into the Temple region, and from there it is a gentle ride back to Granada, with magnificent views of the Sierra Nevada all the while.



Accommodation with breakfast

Included

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2 night

Accommodation in double room with en-suite facilities in quality and charming hotels, country lodges or guesthouses, including breakfast with: fruit juice, coffee, tea or hot chocolate, toast, fresh fruit or yoghurt.


Information on the trip

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Full information on cycling or hiking with us will be provided (cultural and useful details). For self-guided tours, maps & terrain guides or descriptions are also included.


Mountain bike hire

Not Included

54€

3 days

Rental of mountain bike. Includes delivery of bike within Granada. Does not include insurance against theft, loss or damage, which are the renter's responsibility.


Baths in the alhama spa

Not Included

25€

1 x

Baths in the unique setting of the Baño de la Reina within the Alhama spa resort. Thermal waters at 40º C in a circular pool beneath a stone dome. Service includes up to 1 hour's use of bath and cold showers, plus towel.


Extra night at departure point

Not Included

40€

1 night

Optional service consisting of one night of accommodation in addition to those normally offered, always immediately preceeding the beginning of the programmed tour offered by Otros Caminos S.L. It includes cyclists' breakfast. Price is per person based on two people sharing a double room.


Luggage transport

Not Included

60€

2 days

This service consists of transport of the traveller's luggage between the accommodation at the end of one stage to that of the next, within an itinerary offered by Otros Caminos S.L.. The traveller should have his/her luggage ready for collection before 9 am at the accommodation (reception area) from where the stage begins, and Otros Caminos will have the luggage ready in the following accommodation as specified in the itinerary by 4 pm of the same day.

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