Type of Tour
3 days/ 2 nights
Departure - Destination
Granada - Granada
Number of participants
minimum 2 travellers
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.