Arrive in good time so as to visit the famous "Mezquita" (Grand Mosque). Later, a walk through the old Jewish quarter to see its beautiful patios and have tapas in its inns. Finally we suggest you to experience an authentic flamenco show to get you ready for a journey which has only just begun.
Cordova-Zuheros by bus, walk into the river Bailón (from 1 to 4 hours)
You can still visit the famous "Mezquita" of Cordova today, before you take the public bus to Zuheros. After about 1 hour and a half (normally around 14:00) you arrive to the picturesque, romantic village of Zuheros. Your accommodation is in the centre of the village, next to the ruin of the castle. In the afternoon you can walk into the beautiful Bailón River Canyon. You can just walk along the underground river, part of the Karst landscape, with good views over Zuheros and turn around when you feel like it. Or continue to the Bramadero Hill, full of oaks, and enjoy the silence of this part of the Subbetica Nature Park. At the end you will meet the Bailón river again to return to Zuheros.
Zuheros-Zagrilla (15 km)
You now enter the Sierras Subbéticas Nature Reserve to Fuente del Espino, an excellent spot for a short but well-deserved rest. You then head down towards La Osa farm and the La Lastra area, to continue past Manchón de la Niña and the Zagrilla canyon. This stage finishes at the village of Zagrilla.
Your accommodation is hotel*** Villa Turístico de Priego.
Zagrilla-Priego de Córdoba (10 km)
From Zagrilla you can get to Priego either on a short route following the Colada del Camino del Hoyo; otherwise, take a longer route, via the village of Carcabuey, through fields with streams flanked by dense quince trees, then crossing the Pollos or Jaula Mountains, where you will find an abundance of holm-oak and olive trees. Finally, you get to Priego along the old path to Rute.
Your accommodation will be in a typical Andalusian renovated house in the historic centre “Barrio de la Villa”, a middle aged Muslim district declared an artistically and historical area, where your host Juan will receive you.
Priego-Alcalá la Real (11 km)
Transfer to Alcalá la Real by bus (30 minutes). The route starts from the bus station itself. You head into mountains with ancient holm-oak forests, towards the castle of “La Mota”, which looks majestically out over Alcalá la Real. After visiting the castle, you continue to your hotel in Alcalá or to the rural lodge in Fuente del Rey (30 min extra walking )
Alcalá la Real-Tózar (Moclín) (9 km)
After breakfast a taxi will bring you to the medieval village/fortress of Moclín. This fortress, that once guarded the pass from Alcalá to Granada, offers unbeatable views of the region.
Here today’s route gets underway and you can either head straight down through a forest to Tózar, or else make first for Olivares and continue on the natural pass through the mountains to Tózar. You pass some anthropomorphic tombs dug out of the rock and the remains of a defensive system set up during the Spanish Civil War before reaching the quiet village where you can enjoy the sunset at the roof terrace of the hotel…
Your accommodation is Rincón de Marcelo, where Marcelo himself and his family will welcome you and prepare you a real Spanish home-made dinner.
Tózar-Granada (taxi) & Alhambra
After breakfast a taxi will collect you and bring you directly to your hotel in Granada to spend the most of the last day visiting the palaces and gardens of the Alhambra (tickets not included in tour price). Later, take a stroll through the old Moorish neighbourhood, the Albayzín, packed with sounds and aromas, and try some tapas enjoying views out to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
At night you can have dinner in one of the ten most romantic restaurants of the world, with a view of the Alhambra....
Your charming hotel is right in the historical centre!
Granada, end of journey
After breakfast ends this short break or long weekend in Granada. Maybe you still have some time to stroll through the Alcaicería, full of little Arab shops and souvenirs before returning home.
Accommodation with breakfast
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
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.
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.
This is comprised of a telephone number that the traveller may call between 9 am and 7 pm to obtain complementary information or to request help of any type that may be available en route at that time. This telephone number will be operated by employees or collaborators of the company, with sufficient knowledge of the route in question and who are capacitated to organise support for the traveller(s). In the case of requiring said support, the traveller will be responsible for the cost implied by organising such support (4X4 vehicle or taxi to pick up traveller(s), etc.)
Organised taxi to come to the start point of the route or to be picked up at the end of the route.
Supplement for single occupation
Supplementary charge for reservation of single rooms or double rooms for single occupation at accommodation included on Otros Caminos tours.
Ticket to the Alhambra
Entry ticket to visit Alhambra and Generalife, including visit to Alcazaba (fortress), Palacios Nazaries (winter Nasrid palaces) and Generalife gardens (summer palace). We need your full name and passport number to buy the tickets